Companies Act, 2013: key highlights and analysis

This publication brings out the significant changes proposed by the 2013 Act as compared to the 1956 Act and our initial analysis thereon. It is pertinent to note that for the complete understanding of the implications of various sections of the 2013 Act, the related Rules will need to be read with. These Rules have been opened for public comments and consultation in tranches and are expected to be notified thereafter by the end of this fiscal year. The 2013 Act introduces significant changes in the provisions related to governance, e-management, compliance and enforcement, disclosure norms, auditors and mergers and acquisitions. Also, new concepts such as one-person company, small companies, dormant company, class action suits, registered valuers and corporate social responsibility have been included.

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