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NBFC Governance Protocols

As part of the corporate governance structure of Non-Banking Financial Companies, compliance requirements form a critical part. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), vide a notification dated April 11, 2022 introduced certain principles, standards and procedures for the Compliance Function in NBFC-UL and NBFC-ML (“CCO Notification”). NBFCs are financial institutions under the Indian law, which are […]

Green Bonds – Sustainable Financing?

A bond refers to a high security debt instrument which allows an entity to raise funds and meet its capital requirements. In consideration for the capital paid by an investor, the company pays interest at pre-determined rate and intervals. On the maturity date, the entire amount is paid back to the investor, thereby terminating the […]

India’s Official Digital Currency – To Be or Not To Be

Until recently the unregulated crypto-currency market was seen to fan illegal or subversive activities such as money laundering, smuggling, drug trafficking and terror financing. As of today, there has been a phenomenal increase in the price of virtual currencies including Bitcoin, in India and globally. This has captured attention of millennial as well as seasoned […]

AIFs for Early Stage Investments

In order to give flexibility to venture capital funds (“VCFs”), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) amended the definition of venture capital undertaking (“VCU”) via a notification dated May 5, 2021.[1] Thereafter, via a circular issued on May 21, 2021, SEBI doubled the overseas investment limit for VCFs registered as AIF – Category […]

Internet Freedom – Have we progressed at all?

A new age for media arrived almost two decades ago with the emergence of popular social/ digital/ online media platforms like Orkut, Facebook and Reddit. The novel concept of platforms facilitating free exchange of ideas, opinions and content gained global attention. Users sitting in different parts of the world could assent or dissent or simply […]

SEBI’s Consultation Paper on “Accredited Investor” – A Brief

Recently on February 24, 2021, Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) released a consultation paper on Accredited Investors (“AIs”). Through this consultation paper SEBI has proposed to introduce the concept of AIs in the Indian securities market. Following is a brief on the framework proposed by SEBI. AIs are conceptually a class of investors […]

Handbook on Schemes for Women Entrepreneurs

On the 8th International Women’s Day 2021, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Vertical of Young Indians (Delhi), released a handbook on schemes for women entrepreneurs. The handbook aims to consolidate various Government schemes available for women entrepreneurs in one place for ease of reference and utility. For ease of understanding, schemes under the handbook are categorized into […]

Regulating Online Platforms – A shot in the arm or a shot out of the park?

The advent of the new-millennium in India was not only about making India a giant in the information technology service sector, it also brought in certain creations of freely available cheap internet. These creations, hitherto unknown under the broad umbrella of ‘digital/online’ media, included: (a) ‘social media platforms’ like Hi5, Orkut, Facebook, Instagram etc.; (b) […]

E-Commerce Rules and Rights of an Average Consumer

In this pandemic era, e-commerce has become a crucial part of our lives. It has rooted itself in commerce of all items which were once available only in physical stores, be it groceries or medicines or clothing. Despite an extensive presence of e-commerce platforms in our lives prior to the pandemic era, the sector remained […]

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