All stories by Sudipto Dey
Tata-Mistry spat: What it means for minority and small shareholdersRediff.com9 Apr 2021
Experts explain the distinction between the rights of small and minority shareholders in public-listed and private companies.
When it comes to salary, India Inc has its job cut outRediff.com2 Mar 2021
The new definition under the Code of Wages, 2019, includes three components: basic pay, dearness allowance and retention payment.
Seizing India's foreign assets won't be easy for Cairn EnergyRediff.com17 Feb 2021
Cairn Energy has threatened the Indian government that it is looking at executing the favourable $1.2 billion international tribunal award in the retrospective taxation case by seizing India's overseas assets.
Why stopping Future's asset sale to Reliance may not be easyRediff.com3 Feb 2021
Legal experts explain the implications of the latest twist in the Amazon-Reliance battle for billion-plus consumers' purse.
Companies can now seat their arbitration outside IndiaRediff.com23 Nov 2020
Choice of jurisdiction is important as that decides which country's law would apply in settlement of the dispute, says Sudipto Dey.
Decoded: Why Google Pay is under Competition Commission's scannerRediff.com19 Nov 2020
CCI decided to pursue investigation on two issues - these relate to "exclusivity regarding the mode of payment for the purchase of apps and in-app purchases" and "pre-installation and prominence of Google Pay on Android smartphones".
Future Group vs Amazon: The 5 big legal hurdlesRediff.com4 Nov 2020
While Amazon is expected to approach either Mumbai or Delhi high court to enforce the interim order of SIAC, the Future Group, too, is likely to challenge the order. Legal experts also expect the Reliance group to expedite the process for regulatory clearances in the deal.
Vodafone verdict: What lies ahead for India's tax laws, investment pactsRediff.com5 Oct 2020
There is considerable speculation as to whether this award would have any bearing on another Vodafone-type case, namely, the ongoing tax-related arbitration proceedings with Cairn Energy.
Why e-tailers find it tough to mention 'country of origin' on goodsRediff.com28 Jul 2020
Experts say it is difficult to determine country of origin where most products are manufactured and sold, as part of a complex global value chain.
A Sebi move that will help companies stay in survival modeRediff.com17 Jul 2020
Sebi's move to reduce time period required between subsequent QIPs to two weeks would help companies raise capital at regular intervals and time their share sale better.
Blocking apps: Acid test for India's cyber lawsRediff.com14 Jul 2020
The advent of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and the increasing use of Internet of Things devices throw techno-legal challenges regarding privacy and security. Experts say, any expansion of power to the government to block web-services is detrimental to the interests of users, innovation, and India's larger technology ecosystem. The move to block the mobile apps is likely to have a lasting impact on the data security and privacy framework.
Looking beyond IBCRediff.com15 Jun 2020
IBC-oriented pre-packs, the other mechanism under consideration, are a mix of out-of-court restructuring and a formal insolvency process, say experts.
Global pvt wealth takes a hit; India sees 20% dip in Q4Rediff.com25 Apr 2020
In India, the drop was fuelled by the rupee's depreciation from around 71 to 75 a dollar during the quarter.
Work from home: How safe is your data?Rediff.com30 Mar 2020
India doesn't have a data protection law or a dedicated law on cybersecurity. Also, there is no specialised law on privacy. Experts say this complicates the scenario for businesses as they continue to be liable for breach in client data even when employees work out of the home.
Budget proposals that may give rise to tax disputesRediff.com17 Feb 2020
Tax experts say one of the most dispute-prone proposals is making "fraudulent availing" of input tax credit (ITC), without an invoice or bill, a cognizable and non-bailable offence.
Why India must worry over the Data Protection BillRediff.com30 Dec 2019
Sections in the draft Personal Data Protection Bill are a blatant violation of the Right to Privacy as guaranteed by the Constitution.
How this AI-based system can be a big help for India IncRediff.com18 Nov 2019
The CMS allows e-adjudication of certain lapses and paying penalties online, doing away with the need to visit an MCA office or go through a legal process.
Making a case for fair treatment of Union Territories in Finance CommissionRediff.com26 Aug 2019
Call for fiscal autonomy to Union Territories with Assemblies may get louder with 'special status' to J&K in the Finance Commission, say experts.
How to boost Jammu & Kashmir's real estate sectorRediff.com20 Aug 2019
Unless security is given paramount importance, it is difficult for real estate activity to pick momentum in J&K.
'We have been a bit like a fast tortoise'Rediff.com19 Jul 2019
'My biggest contribution is the creation of the first 'modern Indian law firm',' Cyril Shroff tells Sudipto Dey.