ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT (SHA)

Q1. Are shareholders’ agreements frequent in India? Yes, shareholders agreements are quite common in India. They are used by small, medium and large Indian companies. Investors ask for such agreements as it protects their rights, inter-se as a shareholder. Q2. What formalities must shareholders’ agreements comply with in India? Shareholders’ agreements are not mandatory under Indian law. Shareholders’ agreements are Read More..

COMPREHENSIVE NOTE ON MERGER

In India mergers between two or more companies is covered under chapter XV of the Companies Act, 2013 (the “Companies Act” or “Act”). As the law has it in India, unfortunately the term merger per-se is not defined in the Companies Act. The said Act recognizes a merger as an arrangement or amalgamation between two or more companies - one Read More..

ESSENCE OF CO-FOUNDERS AGREEMENT AND STRUCTURING EQUITY AMONG FOUNDERS

One of the most important and many times overlooked areas in starting up a new venture is how to split the initial equity within founders of the company. Many times, founders who have been friends for a long time simply assume that they would be able to “figure it out” as they go along; other times, they are just afraid Read More..

SOFTWARE PATENTS IN INDIA

In this article, we look at protecting the intellectual rights of software, a much-underrated entity although it makes for some of the highest copyright infringements. Computer related inventions can be really tricky. Firstly, you have to describe the invention very cleanly such that it makes sense and that, let me say, is not an easy job, especially when it relates Read More..

CROWDFUNDING IN INDIA

Coming out as a breakthrough in venture funding business, crowd funding is taking off in India in a positive way. With the success of the first ever live crowd funding event at Kolkata, many ventures found their much-desired funding. It has already bred some success stories like that of the movie ‘I Am’ and Adhitya Iyer’s book.   WHAT IS Read More..