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Significant beneficial ownership filings by listed companies – SEBI extends timelines

On 8 February 2019, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) released the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) Amendment Rules 2019 (New SBO Rules) to revise and amend the Companies (Significant Beneficial Owners) 2018 (Old SBO Rules). As per the New SBO Rules, the first SBO-related filing is due on 12 May 2019. Vide circular No SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2018/0000000149 […]

Plastic ban on 36 major railway stations

On 22 January 2019, the National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi (NGT) in the case of Saloni Singh & Anr v Union of India & Ors (OA No. 141 of 2014) inter alia, directed the Railway Administration, Ministry of Railways, Government of India (Railway Administration) to develop ‘eco-smart stations’ which would serve as model […]

Licensing structure for defence manufacturing by the MCI

On 1 January 2019, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) vide Press Note No.1 of 2019 Series (Press Note 2019) specified the list of defence items under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (IDRA) and the list of arms and ammunitions requiring license under Form VII of the Arms Act, 1959 (Arms Act), […]

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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.

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