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Further Discussion on Manufacturing Activities in LLP


I recently published here a post analysing the law relating to manufacturing activities in a limited liability partnership. I, presently, have a strong view that manufacturing is not permitted under the present framework of the law. The parliament in its wisdom included trading as a permitted business for LLPs but not manufacturing under Section 2(e). According to my views, the Parliament may bring an amendment to include manufacturing as a permitted business for LLP. Any Office Memorandum issued by the Ministry or its withdrawal may not give LLPs permission to do the business of manufacturing without an amendment to the Act.

This blog post generated a debate. In this post, I reproduced a consolidation of all these discussions I was part:

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MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES IN LLPs


Presently on the website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, in news and update section following update is displaying prominently –

Manufacturing & allied activities were restricted in LLPs vide OM No. CRC/LLP/e-Forms dated 06.03.2019. This OM invoking the restriction regarding manufacturing & allied activities has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

As this office memorandum is now withdrawn officially we will not refer the same in this post but we will surely discuss the law.

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MAJOR CAUTIONS UNDER PUBLIC OFFER (COMPANIES ACT, 2013)


In recent posts, we discussed provisions of Chapter III of the Companies Act, 2013. This is time to discuss major penal provisions in this chapter.

CRIMINAL LIABILITY FOR MIS-STATEMENT IN PROSPECTUS (SECTION 34):

Where a prospectus, issued, circulated or distributed:

a)    includes any statement which is untrue or misleading in form or context in which it is included; or

b)   where any inclusion or omission of any matter is likely to mislead;

Every person who authorises the issue of such prospectus shall be liable under section 447 i.e. fraud.

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