Recent major changes in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

The Ministry of Law and Justice on 9thAugust 2019, notified the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019. to further amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. Amendments Definition of “Arbitral Institution” After the amendment, a new term “Arbitral Institution” has been introduced in the Act which shall mean, an arbitral institution designated by the Supreme […]

What’s new in the new Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Note: Every reference in this article to “new act” shall be construed as a reference to The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and every reference to “old act” shall be construed as a reference to The Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Additions New Definitions “advertisement” means “any audio or visual publicity, representation, endorsement or pronouncement made by […]

Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2019

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on 29th March 2019, notified the Companies (Incorporation) Third Amendment Rules, 2019 vide notification G.S.R. 275(E) Whats new ? A new rule i.e. Rule 38A has been added to the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014. Rule 38A: Application for registration of the Goods and Service Tax Identification Number (GSTIN), Employees’ State Insurance Corporation […]

Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Amendment Rules, 2019

The Central Government’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on 19th February 2019, vide notification G.S.R. 131(E) notified the Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Amendment Rules, 2019 to amend the Companies (Adjudication of Penalties) Rules, 2014. The Rule No. 3 stands substituted and the new changes that it brings along are:   As per Rule 3(2), before adjudging penalty, the adjudicating […]