Piercing 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 Judges in […]

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Piercing the Corporate Veil I

Text Source: IndiaCorpLaw, UV “Background The separate legal personality of a company is a feature that has made that business form the most popular by a mile. However, the separate legal personality is not sacrosanct and is subject to limitations, as courts use the legal tool of piercing the corporate veil to disregard the separation […]

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Mr. Harish Salve’s Alter Ego

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 […]

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Section 26 of the Competition Act

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 […]

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