No Sense Notice!!


This is a very interesting query received recently.

One existing independent director is going to be retired at the conclusion of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the company. The company (read management) do not want to renew the tenure of independent director. The name of another independent director has already been proposed by the management in the notice of the Annual General Meeting. Now, there is a proposal to call a Board Meeting just after (or next day) the conclusion of Annual General Meeting. As per the law and the articles of the company, there is a requirement of 7 days notice or 48 hours shorter notice for calling the Board Meeting. The outgoing independent director should receive notice of the Board Meeting. Will it really serve any purpose in law?

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Ratification of auditor in 2018


One of the frequently asked questions these days is, should a company need to ratify the appointment of an auditor in the Annual General Meeting 2018. Should I explain my affirmative reply?

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Form DIR – 3 – KYC


With all executive overreach, Form DIR – 3 – KYC is present before us this early morning of pleasant rainy monsoon day. I welcome it with all my reservation about working of the ease of doing business with actual ease. Every individual who has a Director Identification Number (DIN); whether using, abusing, not using or disqualified from using; need to fill this form within 49 days time from today 14th July 2018 with an exception of individuals who received their Director Identification Number (DIN) after 31st March 2018. Let us discuss more the rule and the form.

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Chairman, Managing Director, CEO, Proprietor – the Difference


Difference between various business positions is quite confusing for the general public. Here, we will discuss, what is the difference between a chairman, a managing director, a CEO, and a proprietor?

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Related Party Transactions and Audit Committee


The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with Notification S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 amended law related to the audit committee. Certain transactions related to related parties shall be voidable unless ratified by the audit committee. In this post, we will discuss updated law related to approval of related parties in the audit committee.

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Audit Committee – Post 7th May 2018


The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with Notification S.O. 1833(E) dated 7th May 2018 amended law related to the audit committee. Certain transactions shall be voidable unless ratified by the audit committee. In this post, we will discuss updated law related to Audit committee.

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Seeking information of Significant Beneficial Ownership


Section 90 of the Companies Act 2013 substituted by a new set of law. It is a drastic change to understand and need urgent attention for all companies. Amended Section 90 and rules made thereunder has already been notified with effect from 13th June 2018 and 14th June 2018. The significant deadline is on 12th September 2018. Earlier, we discussed Significant Beneficial Interest, declaration, register and return related thereto here and here. Seeking a declaration from a significant Beneficial Ownership is debatable otherwise but the law provides some remedies discussed in this post.

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