Articles by Jayant Thakur
Dec 31, 2018
SEBI to reintroduce DVRS: The instrument can become useful for companies and investors alikeThe concerns about DVRS are exaggerated and even misplaced
Sep 15, 2018
New norms for unlisted public companies shares: Insisting for demat form is a big jolt for benami crooks, but implementation is keyThe core objective seems to be to detect and control benami shareholding and thus generally bring shareholding subject to regulatory requirements of tax, money laundering, anti-corruption, etc.
Sep 06, 2018
SEBI moves to separate chairman-CEO post in companies; not everything from the West is the bestSaying that there would be concentration of power in the hands of a single individual if the chairman/managing director post is combined does not make sense in India.
Jul 19, 2018
SEBI proposes new rules to penalise auditors, valuers: Is the market watchdog overstepping its mandate?Curiously, while SEBI lays down duties as well as the punishment for auditors and others, it does not give them specific powers.
Jun 27, 2018
Benami transactions: Why new provisions to unravel shadow holdings in companies may misfireThose who make disclosures risk being deemed to be benami holders inviting the stringent provisions of the Benami Transactions Prohibition Act.
Apr 19, 2018
Insider trading: In the age of social media, SEBI finds co-conspirators using Facebook connectionSEBI has examined Facebook profiles of suspects to gather information about connection in a few cases.
Mar 23, 2018
Should board meetings by video conferencing be mandatory? Govt should exclude small firms from the provisionSection 173(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 provides that a director may participate in a board meeting in person or through video conferencing or through audio-visual means.
Jan 13, 2018
Sebi bans PwC for 2 years: It is unprecedented but a wake-up call for auditors, others associated with capital marketsSuch a ban (plus disgorgement of fees) of the 11 firms in the PwC network is not merely unexpected and unprecedented, but far-reaching too.