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Hedging in Currency Derivatives Market: Is This End of Currency Derivatives?

[By Pranshu Agarwal] The author is a student of Institute of Law, Nirma University.   Introduction  The Exchange-Traded Currency Derivatives (“ETCD”) was introduced with the primary aim to enable traders and members to hedge their forex risk exposure, but they were using the ETCD platform for speculative trading without having any underlying contracted exposure. Although, […]

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From Consultation to Stagnation: Decoding India’s Crowdfunding Conundrum

[By Shruti Srivastava] The author is a student of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.   Introduction Currently, India has more than 1,12,718 registered start-ups, making it the third largest start-up ecosystem globally after the USA and China. However, despite these burgeoning numbers, India has only 111 profitable unicorns. Among the many concerns that

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SEBI’s Announcement: Short- Selling A Double-Edged Sword?

[By Zoya Farah Hussain & Vasundhara Mukherjee] The authors are students of National Law University Odisha.   INTRODUCTION  The volatile nature of the Indian securities market has effected various changes in the regulations overseeing the sector but despite the existence of this structured mechanism, there are numerous trading methods undertaken by investors for profit maximisation.

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Imposition of Moratorium: Analysing the Need for A Broader Interpretation

[By Aditya Vaid & Anvita Sharma] The authors are students of Jindal Global Law School.   Introduction  In a significant ruling in the case of Ansal Crown Heights Flat Buyers Association (Regd.) v. Ansal Crown Infrabuild Private Limited and Others (“the case”), the Supreme Court of India recently delineated that the implementation of a moratorium

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Wrong Move? How the Proposed Digital Competition Bill will Lead to False Convictions and Crush Innovation

[By Anmol Aggarwal] The author is a student of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala.   Introduction  The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (“MCA”) on 12 March 2024 released the draft report of the Committee on Digital Competition Law (“CDCL”) and a Draft Digital Competition Bill (“the draft bill”). The CDCL report seeks to lower

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Analyzing the Classification of I-REIT Units as Securities under the Securities Contract Regulation Act, 1956

[By Siddhant Shinde] The author is a student of MNLU Mumbai.   Introduction Real Estate Investment Trusts (‘REIT’) are instruments that allow investors to pool their collective resources and invest in publicly-traded securities, in the form of real estate, without having to make substantial capital commitments. Thus, they provide an avenue for consumers to invest

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Charting New Waters: SEBI’s Revised Approach to Short Selling

[By Vikas Saran & Pritha Lahiri] The authors are students of Institute of Law, Nirma University.   Overview:   In the dynamic landscape of securities trading, the contentious practice of short selling has emerged as a focal point of regulatory scrutiny. In response to the Adani Hindenburg fiasco and in alignment with the Supreme Court directive

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Unveiling MCA’s Game-Changer Navigating Transparency and Inclusivity Through Unified Regulatory Policies

[By Ananta Chopra] The author is a student of University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.   Introduction  With effect from 1 January 2024, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and other regulatory bodies under it, such as, the Competition Commission of India(CCI) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

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Fast Track Evolution: SEBI’s Consultation Paper on the Fast-track Issuance of  Debt  Securities

[By Tirth Purani & Ananya Sinha] The authors are students of Institute of Law, Nirma University and KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar, Odisha respectively.   Introduction   To make India’s debt securities market robust, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduced a consultation paper on 9 December 2023, prescribing amendments to the SEBI (Listing

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