Various Developments vis-a-vis Constitution (Ninety-ninth Amendment) Act, 2014 (NJAC)

Historical Background vis-a-vis Appointment of Judges (i) Samsher Singh v. State of Punjab, (1974) 2 SCC 831 – five-Judge Bench, (ii) Union of India v. Sankalchand Himatlal Sheth (1977) 4 SCC 193 –  five-Judge Bench, (iii) S.P. Gupta v. Union… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Admissions and their relevance in trials

The post has been contributed by Mr. Rajiv Joshi. He is a lawyer, practicing in the Punjab and Haryana High court at Chandigarh. He has 17 years of legal experience and deals with civil, criminal, service revenue and consumer matters.… Continue Reading

Liability vis-a-vis Various Industrial/Mass Disasters

In an earlier post here, we discussed the legislative framework for nuclear damage in India. This post shall further enlist the provisions in case of gas disasters, fire explosions etc.  The Supreme Court and the High Court are entitled to… Continue Reading

Salient Features of Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 (Part-3)

This post is in continuation of our previous posts here and here. C. Penalties Chapter 4- Sections 13 and 15  of the Act deal with penalties and enforcement of the orders of Adjudicating Authority as well power to compound contraventions… Continue Reading

Vodafone-Idea merger – Developments so far

The Rationale: The main motive behind an M&A is the synergy which will increase performance of the combined entity and decrease the operating and other costs. Growth in market share, market diversification, eliminating the cut-throat Competition are some of the added advantages… Continue Reading

Doctrine of Separation of Powers – Explained by the Supreme Court

The origin of the principle of separation of powers can be traced back to Aristotle who opined that government should be composed of three organs, namely the deliberative (legislative), the magisterial (executive) and the judicial. Locke and Montesquieu elaborated on… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Standards of Professional Conduct and Etiquette [Part 2]

The post is in continuation of  our previous post here. This post is Part 2 of a series on the subject of Standards of Professional Conduct and Etiquette. The post has been contributed by Adv. Adeel Ahmed. He may be reached at “Duty… Continue Reading

Salient Features of Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 (Part -2)

This post is in continuation of our previous post here. Salient Features of FEMA B. Duties and Liabilities of the authorized persons An authorized person may deal in foreign exchange or in foreign securities, as an authorized dealer, money changer… Continue Reading

Salient Features of The Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (Part-1)

Introduction The legislative framework primarily relating to the management of the foreign exchange in India comprises of – (a) The Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) ; (b) Allied Rules made by Ministry (under section 46 of FEMA); (c) Regulations… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Powers of Appropriate Government vis-a-vis Industrial Disputes

The post has been contributed by Mr.Rakesh Rastogi. He has about 35 years of experience in the legal field as legal consultant and visiting faculty in various law institutes. He is also empanelled as an arbitrator with ICA & ICADR… Continue Reading