My Lord, Satoshi Nakamoto? “He still remains anonymous.” Reserve Bank of India, on 06.04.2018, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 35A read with Section 36(1)(a) and Section 56 of The Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and Section 45JA and 45L of The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and Section 10(2) read with […]Read more "My Precious Bitcoin"
The doctrine of piercing the corporate veil is as well settled as the Salomon,  AC 22 principle itself. In Life Insurance Corporation of India v. Escorts Ltd., (1986) 1 SCC 264, this Court held: “Generally and broadly speaking, we may say that the corporate veil may be lifted where a statute itself contemplates lifting […]Read more "Piercing / Disregarding the Corporate Veil II"
3 Judges in Balwant Rai Saluja implicitly questioned the grounds on which the SC had previously lifted the corporate veil and correctly held that the law on the point has in recent times crystallized around the six requirements set out by Munby J in Ben Hashem, approved by Lord Sumption in Prest v. Petrodel Resources. 2 […]Read more "Piercing the Corporate Veil I"
SC in Lakshmi Rattan Engineering Works Ltd. v. Assistant Commissioner Sales Tax, Kanpur, AIR 1968 SC 488 had the occasion to consider the meaning of the expression ‘entertain’ in the context of The Uttar Pradesh Sales Tax Act, 1948. It was held that the expression has the meaning of ‘admitting to consideration’. An appeal under […]Read more "Deposit under Section 18 of SARFAESI Act"
Sir Salve and Sir Nariman argued on behalf of Sunil Bharti Mittal recently. It is to Mr. Harish Salve’s credit that his ‘neat submission‘ on ‘alter ego’ was accepted. A man is the alter ego of the company. Sir Salve submitted that the “principle of alter ego has always been applied in reverse”. It is not […]Read more "Mr. Harish Salve’s Alter Ego"
Section 26 of the Competition Act, 2002 (“Act”) prescribes the “procedure for inquiry of complaints under Section 19”. If the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) on receipt of information received under Section 19 is of the opinion that there exists a prima facie case, it must direct the Director General (“DG”) to investigate. The DG, on receipt of […]Read more "Section 26 of the Competition Act"