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SEBI plans to prevent misuse of alternative investment funds

Alternative investment funds (AIFs) have come under regulatory scrutiny with the capital market watchdog being the latest to voice concerns

Does private credit need stricter regulation?

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners

SEBI bans ‘finfluencer’ Ansari over unregistered advice

SEBI has banned financial influencer Mohammad Nasiruddin Ansari from the securities market

SEBI eyes looser insider trading rules

SEBI considers changes to insider trading rules for fair market, easing trading for key insiders

AIFs provide safety in numbers for FDI

By Rohit Jain and Roopal Bajaj, Singhania & Co

SEBI suggests changes to listing rules for debt securities

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced amendments to its regulations for the issue and listing of debt securities

Powering up

SEBI mandates reporting of demised investors

SEBI has mandated the reporting of investor demise by market participants and introduced a centralised reporting mechanism through know your customer (KYC) registration agencies

SMART ODR portal launches

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced an online dispute resolution system to ease dispute settlements in the Indian securities market

SEBI bars Zee promoters from management

SAT is dissatisfied with SEBI's order on Punit Goenka, ex-MD of Zee, barring him from key managerial positions in the group

Mandatory verification of market rumours

India’s top listed companies must investigate and correct market rumours within hours under new rules from the SEBI

No green finance framework no sustainable development

By Rajesh K Sehgal, Dentons Link Legal

Fractional ownership – A piece of the action

Markets regulator trains sights on emerging area of fractional ownership platforms for real estate projects

FPI onboarding process expedited

The SEBI has permitted authorised bank officials to use the Swift mechanism for certification of copies of original documents submitted by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs)

SEBI’s buyback regulations streamlined

The SEBI has announced amendments to its Buy-Back Regulations with the aim of streamlining the process of buyback, promoting ease of doing business, and creating a level playing field for investors

SEBI introduces ISD to boost stakeholder awareness

In a move towards creating greater transparency, the SEBI issued a circular announcing the introduction of the issue summary document (ISD) and the dissemination of issue advertisements

Bombay High Court upholds pre-2013 put options

By Sneha Jaisingh and Anshul Singh, Bharucha & Partners

Making sense of the promoter conundrum

By Abhishek Guha and Jagriti Mohata, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

SEBI permits 39 entities to use e-KYC Aadhaar services

SEBI recently listed 39 entities to use the e-KYC Aadhaar authentication services in the securities market as a sub-KYC (know your customer) user agency, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

New governance norms for trusts

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced governance norms for REITs and InvITs, in line with those for listed companies. It follows the board’s approval of the concept in December

Intermediaries accountable for laundering, terrorism financing

SEBI has issued a circular stating that intermediaries – including brokers, mutual funds and portfolio managers – can be held accountable for any fraudulent activities committed by their clients

SEBI cuts time for listing debt securities

To expedite the trading of securities by investors, the SEBI has stipulated a three working day (T+3) timeline for listing of debt securities issued

AIFs must ring-fence assets, liabilities in schemes: SEBI

Alternative investment funds (AIF), including venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) firms, must “segregate and ring-fence” liabilities and assets of each scheme from others, mandated the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

SEBI changes framework on non-convertible debt securities

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) plans to review the norms on the electronic book provider (EBP) platform, using it to issue and list non-convertible securities, securitised debt instruments, security receipts, municipal debt securities and commercial paper

Stock regulator sets norms for submitting confidential DRHPS

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced pre-filing or confidential filing or the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) by companies planning to go public

Planks missing from newly regulated online bond platforms

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Changes planned for LODR disclosure norms

The SEBI has sought public comment on changing the disclosure requirements as applicable to listed companies

SEBI extends settlement scheme

The Securities and Exchange Board of India has extended the SEBI Settlement Scheme 2022, for companies involved in trading in illiquid stock options, until 21 January 2023

IPO disclosure norms modified

The SEBI in its board meeting on 30 September announced a number of modifications to various laws, which included stricter disclosure rules for initial public offerings (IPOs)

Alternative investment funds are poised for growth

By Jay Gandhi and Abhishek Parekh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Regulators looking to rate ESG rating providers

By Swathi Girimaji and Harshita Kakar, Bharucha & Partners

S&R Associates elevates trio as partners, three as counsel

S&R Associates has promoted six lawyers, with counsel Swapneil Akut, and associates Raya Hazarika and Pratichi Mishra becoming retained partners, while Akshat Kulshrestha, Kinnari Sanghvi and Prateek Sharma are now counsel

NIIF expands highways portfolio in three acquisitions

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) has expanded its highways and ports portfolio with the acquisition of two major projects in Jammu and Kashmir

DSK, CAM, Link Legal lead advisers in Imagicaa debt restructuring

DSK Legal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) and Link Legal advised in India amusement park Imagicaaworld Entertainment’s debt restructuring that saw Malpani Group acquire a 66.5% stake in its rival

Granting employee stock options to promoters

By Vandana Pai and Gayatri Ramesh, Bharucha & Partners

SEBI amends CIS regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in its quarterly board meeting held at the end of March, amended regulations governing collective investment schemes (CIS) to bring them on a par with mutual fund regulations

CCI’s hands tied in debt trustee dispute

India’s antitrust probe into the alleged collusion over fees charged by debt trustees of the State Bank of India, Axis Bank and IDBI Bank took a back seat following an intervention by the Bombay High Court after the banks challenged the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in April this year

Improper communication in M&A leads to trouble

By Iqbal Khan and Ambarish, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Fintech is the future of inclusive finance

By Bagmisikha Puhan and Siddhant Gupta, TMT Law Practice

Don’t ignore CCI’s teeth

The competition regulator has taken an assertive enforcement stance in the post-pandemic era

A human tragedy

Do shareholder activists face barriers to calling meetings?

By Justin Bharucha and Sneha Jaisingh, Bharucha & Partners

Who’s in control?

The markets regulator has begun a process to move away from the broad concept of promoter to controlling shareholders in order to better identify who’s in charge. Shivanand Pandit reports

Consolidation of debt listing regulations a questionable endeavour

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava, Phoenix Legal

Trustees to be watchdogs in the debt market

By Aditya Vikram Dua and Aniket Sawant, SNG & Partners

SEBI’s awkward two-step on recent changes

By Sawant Singh and Aditya Bhargava,Phoenix Legal

Closing trading windows: To trade or not to trade

By Jabarati Chandra and Pratichi Mishra, S&R Associates

Analyzing SEBI’s paper on rewarding whistleblowers

By Radhika Iyer and Meher Mehta, S&R Associates

Watch your step

SEBI limits exemption from open offer on debt conversion

By Ambarish and Mihir Roy, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

SEBI mulls bounties for insider trading informants

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

SEBI raises questions on IBC’s overriding provisions

By Abhishek Dutta, Manish Parmar and Sayli Petiwale, Aureus Law Partners

Striking a balance on differential voting rights

By Juhi Singh and Tarinee Sudan, S&R Associates

Ordinance puts depositors ahead of secured creditors

By Devyani Dhawan and Jyotika Bajaj, SNG & Partners

News in brief

SEBI pricing norms for merger schemes

By Promode Murugavelu and Karthika Menon, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

New regime introduced for valuers and valuation

By Rudra Kumar Pandey and Vishal Nijhawan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

An outline of e-voting and inter-corporate financing

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Credit rating agencies: adapting with challenges

By Soumya Mohapatra, Khaitan & Co

FDI and convertible instruments: trial and error

By Inder Mohan Singh and Mayuri Roy, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

The delisting regime in India

By Subhayu Chatterjee, Khaitan & Co

IPOs in the insurance sector: myriad factors at play

By Saket Shukla and Arun Madhu, Phoenix Legal

The final verdict on ULIPs: has SEBI lost?

By Bharat Budholia, Juris Corp

Issue of non-convertible debentures regulated

By Shardul Thacker, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Impact of revised pricing guidelines

By Pooja Ramchandani, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

The regulators proxy battle continues

By Prachi Loona and Bharat Budholia, Juris Corp

Mutual funds as responsible investors

By Sawant Singh and Arun Madhu, Phoenix Legal

Are changes in FCCB pricing norms a boon?

By Sawant Singh and Arun Madhu, Phoenix Legal

Another false dawn for securities lending?

By Prachi Loona and Suprio Bose, Juris Corp

Investing in India through convertible instruments

By Uday Walia, S&R Associates

Depository receipts and the takeover code

By Sawant Singh and Arun Madhu, Phoenix Legal

‘Dual listing’ and how to make it happen

By H Jayesh and Prachi Loona, Juris Corp

Second chance for interest rate futures

By Ameya Khandge and Vardaan Ahluwalia, Trilegal

The insurance sector needs further assurance

By Divya Vig and Mayank Vikas, Phoenix Legal

Investment climate requires clarity on ‘superior rights’

By Sawant Singh and Arun Madhu,Phoenix Legal

New regulations for delisting equity shares

By Akila Agrawal,Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

In fits and starts and in bits and pieces

By Anahita Irani,Juris Corp

Pledge disclosures: a rule or an exception?

By Vandana Sekhri and Prachi Loona,Juris Corp
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Corporate governance: A paradigm shift needed

By Priti Suri,PSA
Priti Suri,Proprietor,PSA

Give teeth to the audit committees

By Priti Suri,PSA
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More must be done to prevent false disclosures

By Priti Suri,PSA

Once-lucrative FCCBs are a bitter pill to swallow

By Rohan Ghosh Roy and Juieen Nag,Trilegal

Creeping acquisition limits raised

By Akila Agrawal,Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

FCEBs – Understanding a new debt instrument

By Shardul Shroff,Dharini Mathur,Rahul Singh, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

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