Basics of Due Diligence
The practice of undertaking a formal due diligence investigation is of comparatively recent origin in India and was mainly imported as a process by foreign investors/their legal and financial advisors after the economic liberalisation reforms of 1991. Due Diligence is the assessment that a prudent person might be expected to exercise in the examination and evaluation of risks affecting a business transaction. It should be the first step taken before embarking on any successful national or international business venture.
FAST TRACK EXIT MODE (FTE)
• A simplified procedure as compared to the tedious winding up procedure to strike off the Company name from
• An opportunity for inoperative or defunct company to get their names struck off.
• The Company making application under FTE should have NIL Assets and Liabilities.
• The Company should not carry on any activity or business since incorporation or should not be carrying out any
business activity for the last one year before making an application under FTE.
• A Company, whose status on the MCA portal is active or is identified as dormant, may apply for FTE.
Compliance means conforming to stated requirements. At an organisational level, it is achieved through management processes which identify the applicable requirements (defined, for example, in laws, regulations, contracts, strategies and policies), assess the state of compliance, assess the risks and potential costs of non-compliance against the projected expenses to achieve compliance, and hence prioritize, fund and initiate any corrective actions deemed necessary.
Corporate Restructuring is the process of redesigning one or more aspects of a company. The process of reorganizing a company may be implemented due to a number of different factors, such as positioning the company to be more competitive, surviving a currently adverse economic climate, or acting on the self-confidence of the corporation to move in an entirely new direction.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. In other words, CSR is about how companies manage the business processes to produce an overall positive impact on society. It is becoming an increasingly important activity to businesses, nationally and internationally.
A cheque is a type of bill of exchange and is a negotiable instrument. It is used for making payments without any need to carry cash. A Dishonoured Cheque is a Cheque that is not credited by the Bank for numerous reasons including: The signature does not match; the account on which the cheque is drawn has insufficient funds, the date is invalid – i.e. the presentation of the cheque 6 months from the date on the cheque.
Contracts form the foundation of all business relationships. But with a growing number of contracts, an increasing complexity and the ongoing need for amendments, it becomes challenging to manage the valuable information in the contracts. Contract management is the process that enables both parties to a contract to meet their obligations in order to deliver the objectives required from the contract.
Outsourcing can be defined as the system of collaborating with an external organization and assigning that organization to carry out some of your business roles. Outsourcing gives organizations access to high-quality services at lower operating costs. The outsourcing industry has been extensively researched in the past decade. Over the past five years, a new form of outsourcing has become popular and promises, as BPO once did, huge growth and profit potential.
The concept of “independent directors” is new to India. It was first brought to India by the 1999 Kumar Mangalam Birla committee on corporate governance. Three years later, the Naresh Chandra committee gave governance more thought. Finally, in 2004 the Narayana Murthy Committee affected changes to Clause 49 of the listing agreement.
A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control on the Internet. Domain names are host names that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).
Legal Process Outsourcing has its roots in KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing). In India, LPO started as low-end work, mainly based on transcription. Gradually, LPO has started dealing with high-end knowledge-intensive work as well. Legal work, from advising clients, patent application research drafting, legal, pre-litigation documentation, analysing drafted documents, writing software licensing agreements to drafting distribution agreement, is being outsourced to India.
The term ‘money-laundering’ is typically used to refer to any financial transaction that was meant to be kept secret, but was eventually found out. In many cases it refers to the process of concealing a source of money which is often obtained by illegal means such as drug trafficking, health-care fraud and smuggling, to name a few. Various laundering techniques can be used by individuals, groups, officials, and corporations.
Intellectual property is an intangible creation of the human mind, usually expressed or translated into a tangible form that is assigned certain rights of property. Most creations, resulting from human endeavours in the various fields of art, literature, science and technology, constitute Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property rights are a bundle of exclusive rights over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial.
A transfer price is what one part of a company charges another part of the same company for goods or services. It is a mechanism for distributing revenue between different divisions which jointly develop, manufacture and market products and services. Transfer pricing refers to the setting, analysis, documentation, and adjustment of charges made between related parties for goods, services or the use of property (including intangible property).
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The term ‘intellectual property’ or IPR normally relates to all intangible properties which are intellectual in nature. These are the creations of the human mind and human intellect. IPR is very similar to property rights vested in movable and immovable properties. Intellectual properties, like any other assets, are characterised by certain rights as well as limitations. Intellectual properties normally include: Trade-Marks, Patents, Copyrights, Designs, Confidential Information, Trade Secrets and know-how etc.
A digital signature authenticates electronic documents in a similar manner that a handwritten signature authenticates printed documents. This signature cannot be forged and it definitely states that a named person wrote or otherwise agreed to the document to which the signature is attached. The recipient of a digitally-signed message can verify that the message originated from the person whose signature is attached to the document and that the message has not been altered either intentionally or accidentally, since it was signed. Also, the signer of a document cannot later refuse to acknowledge it by claiming that the signature was fake, bogus, artificial etc.