The Companies Bill, 2013

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Audio Webcast | Duration: 90 minutes (With Q&A)
29 August 2013 at 4.00pm - 5:30pm (IST)


The most awaited Companies Bill which was already passed by Lok Sabha in December last year, is approved by Rajya Sabha on 8 August 2013 and now will become a "Law" after President's assent.

The new enactment is a milestone event with far-reaching consequences. It seeks to revise and modify the existing company law, in consonance with changes in national and international economic environment, inter-alia, by introducing enhanced corporate governance standards, cross-border mergers including merger of Indian companies into foreign companies and further intending to strengthen regulations for corporates. The bill has also introduced in India the concept of 'Class Action Suits', Clause 245 of the Companies Bill.

In this webcast we will discuss the key highlights of "The Companies Bill, 2013" from the perspective of M&A, Key Arm's length pricing requirements, Class action suits and related party transactions.


EY - Amrish Shah

Amrish Shah

Partner & National Leader - Transaction Tax

Amrish is a Tax Partner & National Leader of the Transaction Tax practice. He joined EY in 2010 and is presently based at the Mumbai office. Amrish cleared Chartered Accountancy course in 1992 with an all-India rank and he is also a Certified Cost Accountant.

Over nineteen years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, Amrish has extensive experience in advising clients in the areas of acquisitions, divestments, mergers, demergers, corporate restructuring, reorganizations, foreign investment consulting / establishment of joint ventures, international / corporate tax and business re-organization. His involvement has been across various industries including Alcoholic Beverages, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Banking & Financial Services and Automobile and includes both domestic and cross border transactions.

EY - Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

Partner & National Leader - Transfer Pricing

Vijay Iyer is a tax partner and National Transfer Pricing leader for the International Tax Services practice in Northern India. Vijay has been rated as one of the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors for India by the Legal Media Group in their annual global guide as well as by International Tax Review. With an experience spanning to nearly two decades, Vijay has been advising clients on domestic and international tax matters.

Vijay is actively involved in Transfer Pricing Litigation, both as an arguing counsel and as an advisor assisting clients in devising their litigation strategy. He regularly appears before various appellate forums including ITAT matters. He has also been actively involved in drafting the Guidance Note on Transfer Pricing issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

EY - Neil Hildreth

Neil Hildreth

Director - PDS Legal

Neil is a Director with PDS Legal and is based in New Delhi. He has about twelve years of experience in the area of litigation and advisory, with key focus on corporate commercial laws, human resources and economic offences. Neil is a practicing lawyer, registered with the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi High Court Bar Association.

As a litigator Neil has handled litigation mandates in matters relating to commercial litigation, contractual and tender terms related litigation, company cases, real estate, foreign exchange laws. Represented clients before various High Courts in India, the Supreme Court of India and Arbitrations, in various corporate commercial matters. Advising and giving opinions to clients on legal and regulatory requirements relating to commercial issues, labour and human resource, issues relating to corporate governance, environmental issues, real estate, etc.