Special Purpose Acquisition Companies in the Indian Corporate Environment

At present, the Indian legislature has not yet determined any full regulatory requirements for SPACs. However, India’s market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has set up an expert committee that will look into the possibility of introducing SPACs regulations to India, which may increase the chances of domestic listing for start-ups.

Interest Free Maintenance Security Charges

IFMS is an additional amount given by the buyers to the developer/builder till the time resident’s welfare association (RWA) is formed. The purpose of forming RWA is maintenance purpose, security purpose and projects for developments.

Limitation for filing reply in complaints under Consumer Protection Act, 1986

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has followed the strict approach while dealing with the issue of limitation period of 45 days in filing reply for the complaint as stipulated under the Section 13(1)(a) of the Act.

Key Highlights of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance, 2019

The purpose of Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Ordinance is to totally ban all forms of the Unregulated Deposits. This may be intended to protect investors from dubious outfits selling Ponzi and pyramid schemes.

Status of Homebuyers under IBC and its Mechanism

Homebuyers who have been assured of committed returns from the developer could trigger IBC as a financial creditor under section 7 whereas all the homebuyers have been granted the right to represent themselves as a participant of the committee of creditors.

Liquidation under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Earlier the winding up of the company was initiated and conducted under the Companies Act, 1956 while the same has got annulled after the advent of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.