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Since 1996 when we started the practice, we have focused on core practice areas of the Firm. We believe this has assisted in building the desired experience, knowledge and skill set for the team to deliver a high quality, consistent, cost-effective advice to our clients and create a niche for ourselves.

 Our clients recognize our commitment to provide excellent service and ability to finding innovative, commercially realistic solutions.We are confident that our experience and dedication coupled with our values and integrity will help us continue our tradition.

- Rajesh N. Begur, Managing Partner  
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Year 2015
Promoter Directors and Consultants - Issuance of ESOPs: Employee Stock Options (popularly known as ‘ESOPs’) are considered as a major source of incentive and monetary compensation not only for employees but also for the directors and founders, for a start up company or a private or a listed company....Read More

Liberalisation under ODI Regulations: The Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) vide its notification dated 14 October 2014 (“Notification”) amended the FEMA (Transfer or Issue of any Foreign Security) Regulations, 2000 (“ODI Regulations”)....Read More

The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014: The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 (“Insurance Ordinance”) for reforms in the insurance sector was signed by the President of India on the December 26, 2014....Read More

Confusion over Ordinance on Arbitration: In an interesting to and fro over a proposed ordinance to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Arbitration Act”), Government had initially issued a press release announcing that the ordinance was approved by the Cabinet....Read More

Ordinance on Land aquisition: On December 31, 2014, the President promulgated an ordinance (“Land Acquisition Ordinance”) to amend the Right to Fair Compensation & Transparency in Land Acquisition,....Read More

Security Creation requirements relaxed under ECB Guidelines: The Reserve Bank of India, vide its circular dated January 1, 2015 has liberalized the External Commercial Borrowing (“ECB”) by expanding the options of securities which can be provided to a foreign lender....Read More

SEBI Tightens norms on ODIs: The market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”), issued a circular dated November 24, 2014 aligning the conditions of eligibility and investment norms...Read More

Liberalisation of FDI Norms: Construction, Railway Transport, Defence: The Government has recently approved amendments to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, inter alia, the following: (a) relaxation of conditions for Construction Development Projects...Read More

Year 2014

Competition Commission inposes hefty penalty on car manufacturers: The Competition Commision of India (“CCI”) has vide its order dated 25th August, 2014 has imposed a penalty of approximately USD 420 million on fourteen car manufacturers....Read More

CBDT Circular: Blow for AIFs: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a circular on July 28, 2014 providing clarity on taxation of Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs) that are set up as trusts....Read More

Spectrum sharing by telecom Companies: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India  (“TRAI”) has finally released the much awaited Spectrum Sharing Guidelines (“Guidelines”) on July 21st 2014,....Read More

Union Budget 2014-2015: The Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2014-2015 today. The Budget has been introduced as a broad policy....Read More

Independent directors: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) came out with some clarifications in relation to the rules governing appointment of independent directors under the Companies Act, 2013 (Act)....Read More

Company Secretary: The MCA has amended the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 to insert Rule 8A, to set out that every company which is not a public company, but which has a paid up share capital of Rupees Five Crore (Rs. 5,00,00,000) or more shall have a whole-time company secretary.

Transfer of assets for closure of Local Office: The Reserve Bank of India, with a view to smoothen the entire process of closure of a Liaison Office/Branch Office/Project Office (LO/BO/PO)....Read More

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