Dividend – post 9th Feb 2018

Dividend usually is a payment made by a company to its shareholders out of distributable profit. In layman term, it is a share of profit for a shareholder. The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with notification dated 9th February 2018 amended law related to declaration of dividend. This post discusses law related to dividend after recent amendment in the Companies Act, 2013.

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Triggering Unlimited Liability for Members

The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 read with notification S. O. 630(E) dated 9th February 2018 reintroduced unlimited liability for members in certain cases. A  similar provision was there earlier in the companies Act, 1956.we have no intention to go into history, but to examine this provision in light of justice and equity.

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Among Top 40 Indian Law Blogs

Among Top 40 Indian Law Blogs

 We are extremely proud to announce to our readers that this Blog – AishMGhrana Law Governance Responsibility – has been ranked as one of the Top 40 Indian Law Blogs, published by Feedspot. This list is based on, among others, the quality and consistency of posts, social media presence. The entire list can be accessed here.

This blog already among Top Hundred Law blogs globally.

We are extremely grateful to our readers for their encouragement and support, without which we couldn’t have reached here. We hope to perform even better this year and achieve many more milestones.

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Associate Company

The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 proposed to amend the definition of Associate Company with effect from the date of notification of section 2(i) of the Amendment Act.

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Debenture w.e.f. 9th February 2018

The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 has amended the definition of Debenture with an interesting and confusing way. We will discuss it hereunder.

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DIN tere bin

Ministry of Corporate Affairs practically suspended right to be a Designated Partners (DP) for young promoters who want to promote a start-up limited liability partnership. Now, no outsider of corporate India may enter into dream life of corporate India through limited liability partnership route. He needs to promote a company to fulfil his dream.

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Half of the Companies Amendment Act, 2017 effective

Vide Notification S.O. 351(E) dated 23rd January 2018 Section 1 and 4 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 came into force on 26th January 2018. According to a draft notification placed on the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs[i], Central Government appoints 9th February 2018 as the date on which 42 other sections and a major part of section 2 of the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017 came into force.

UPDATE: The Notification S. O. 630(E) dated 9th February 2018 published in the Gazette of India on 12th February 2018 uploaded with the digital signature of publisher dated 16th February 2018.

Here is a bird’s eye view.

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