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Director and the Board of Directors under the Companies Act, 2013
Director and the Board of Directors under the Companies Act, 2013

Section 2 (10) of the Companies Act, 2013 defines that “Board of Directors” or “Board”, in relation to a company, means the collective body of the directors of the company and Section 2(34) defines “director” means a director appointed to the Board of a company. Sections 149-172 of Companies Act, 2013 deal with the appointment, […]

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What are Bilateral Investment Treaties?
What are Bilateral Investment Treaties?

Emergence of BITs A progression of crackdowns for accomplishing financial development and general flourishing indicates a country to build up its operational norms from national to worldwide levels through functioning participation between local business houses and state specialists which causes them to investigate the dangers related to the speculations made in a specific area. This […]

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What do we mean by ‘Unconscionable Contracts’?
What do we mean by ‘Unconscionable Contracts’?

Overview: In today’s ever-expanding world of complex monetary and economic relations, Contracts play a vital role. This furthers the importance attached to the statute regulating them to ensure that parties hold them as legal relations at par, but in the actual scenario, at times one party is in a stronger position to bargain against the […]

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How are ‘Anand’ Marriages registered in India?
How are ‘Anand’ Marriages registered in India?

Introduction The demand of Sikhs for a separate law regarding the registration of the Sikh marriage is not unheard of. It has been going on for over a century with the members of the Sikh community made to register their marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. There were no other means for them, although […]

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Status of consensual relationships in India
Status of consensual relationships in India

Can a consensual relationship be treated as de-facto marriage during long cohabitation? Background It is with the advent of 21st Century that phrases like consent, relationships, and marriages have been redefined as permission to reach an agreement, togetherness, and matrimonial deadlocks respectively.  Consensual relationships are primarily intimate and sexual which gets a new meaning when […]

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Constitutional Validity of CSR
Constitutional Validity of CSR

“In my view, the successful companies of the future will be those that integrate business and employees’ values. The best people want to do work that contributes to society with a company whose values they share, where their actions count and their views matter”. -Jeroen van der Veer, Committee of Managing Directors (Shell) Introduction: Section […]

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The Special Marriage Act, 1954: Salient Features
The Special Marriage Act, 1954: Salient Features

India follows a rigid structure of the caste system, and inter-religion marriage is still considered a taboo in the country. The Parliament introduced the Special Marriage Act, 1954 which allows for a special form of marriage for the people of India to marry irrespective of their religion. 1. Conditions for a valid marriage: Section 4 Neither party […]

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Hindu Marriage Act, 1955: Salient Features
Hindu Marriage Act, 1955: Salient Features

The Oxford Dictionary defines “marriage” as “the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions of the same sex) as partners in a relationship”. The Hindu law of Marriage has underwent a reform after the introduction of Hindu Marriage Act in 1955 as the Act regulates the institution […]

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Section 135 of the Companies Act: Corporate Social Responsibility
Section 135 of the Companies Act: Corporate Social Responsibility

“Corporate  social  responsibility  is  the  commitment  of  businesses  to  contribute  to sustainable economic development by working with employees, their families, the local community and society at large, to improve their lives in ways that are good for business and development.” – World Bank Overview: Business Dictionary defines CSR  as “A company ’s sense of responsibility […]

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How to Patent a ‘Design’?
How to Patent a ‘Design’?

Overview The Designs Act, 2000 along with Designs Rules, 2001 administers the registration and protection of industrial designs in India. The Act came into force on 11th May 2001 by repealing the earlier Act of 1911. The Design Rules, 2001 has undergone further amendments in 2008 and 2014 by Designs (Amendment) Rules 2008 and Designs […]

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Where Does India Stand on Foreign Direct Investment?
Where Does India Stand on Foreign Direct Investment?

Overview: The advent of globalization manifested the ushering of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows during the past decade in developing countries, particularly in the Asian continent. Foreign direct investment (FDI) refers to “an investment made by a company or individual in one country in business interests in another country, in the form of either establishing […]

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Statutory Compliance for Industries
Statutory Compliance for Industries

Overview Statutory compliance connotes the legal framework in which the business or the industry has to operate and treat their employees. The industries or the organisation or the industries must take notice of various laws to have a regulatory environment. The statutory compliance helped the industries to mitigate risks and prevented setbacks, the risk of […]

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