Corporate Laws Blogs In India

Corporate Laws Blogs In IndiaThe new corporate law has been introduced by Indian parliament in the form of companies Act 2013. The new Act has brought significant changes in the corporate law environment of India. It has become pertinent for Indian and foreign companies to know appropriately and effectively about the new corporate regulatory regime. Few good corporate law blogs can be accessed here, here and here. Some of the useful topics covered by these blogs have been discussed below.

With the new legal framework, the corporate regulatory requirements in India have drastically changed. Even the e-forms have been proposed to be rolled out in a single phase from April 28, 2014. The compulsory transfer pricing audit based upon monetary limits has also been proposed to be dropped in the near future.

The multi national companies (MNCs) companies are also trying their level best to minimise tax disputes pertaining to transfer pricing in India by filing advance pricing agreement (APA) applications. Companies have also started re-looking their ownership stakes in India. For instance, the Vodafone Group has bought complete ownership claims in the Vodafone India Limited (VIL).

As per these blogs, the regulatory compliances under the Indian Companies Act 2013 have increased tremendously. Some techno legal compliance requirements have been prescribed by the Companies Act 2013 pertaining to notice of meetings, e-voting, requisitioned meeting, e-documents, etc.

The liabilities of directors under the Companies Act 2013 have also increased significantly. These include cyber law, cyber security, e-discovery, techno legal diligence, etc. Target Corporation is already facing litigations in various jurisdictions due to cyber law and cyber security due diligence lapses.

It is clear that Indian companies and MNCs would be required to comply with techno legal requirements of Companies Act 2013 and other applicable laws of India. The Companies Act 2013 has specifically made applicable other laws like Information technology Act 2000 to companies and their directors. This is a big challenge and for them as a failure to comply with these techno legal requirements would definitely result in litigations and prosecutions.

E-Courts Legal Blogs In India And World Wide

E-Courts Legal Blogs In India And World WideTraditional courts are exploring the use of information technology to streamline their administrative and judicial functioning. However, this migration to information technology is not an easy task. There seems to be a deadlock in this regard as countries across the world are announcing launch of e-courts but none of them have achieved this task so far.

India is no exception to this rule. We have been hearing about establishment of e-courts in India for long but till now no fully functional e-court has been established in India. The main reason for failure to establish e-courts in India is lack of techno legal expertise in this regard.

Perry4Law Organisation is managing the exclusive techno legal e-courts training and consultancy center in India. Perry4Law is also managing the exclusive e-courts legal blog in India and world wide.

India and many more countries have already passed the first stage of e-court projects. Now they are facing the challenging task of migrating to the next level. This is the stage where various countries would be required to possess techno legal expertise.

The problem with Indian e-court project is that it is more or less a bureaucratic and judicial initiative. External expertise is missing from this project and this is the reason why the e-court project of India has remained on books only.

Te attitude of Indian government must be changed in this regard especially when it lacks the necessary expertise to successfully implement the project. It would be interesting to see the approach of Indian government in this regard in the near future. The initiatives and projects of Perry4Law Organisation would prove to be a guiding light to Indian government and governments across the globe.

E-Commerce Legal Blogs In India

E-Commerce Legal Blogs In IndiaElectronic commerce is an established business model in western countries. The same is in its infancy stage in Asian countries like India. There are many hurdles before the successful replication of e-commerce models of western nations in India. These include both technical and legal hurdles.

Legal issues of e-commerce in India are still evolving. The only reference about the legal framework in this regard can be found in the form of some provisions in the Information Technology Act, 2000. There are some crucial legal formalities that every e-commerce entrepreneur must comply with to run his business in a legally risk free manner. Further, there are many techno legal formalities that every e-commerce website must comply with.

Due to inadequate and confusing legal framework and lack of awareness, e-commerce legal compliances are not followed by the e-commerce businesses in India. Despite much effort, i could not find many legal blogs on e-commerce in India.  There are two e-commerce legal blogs in India that are managed by ICT law firm Perry4Law. The same can be found here1 and here2.

Some of the e-commerce fields covered by these blogs include domain name protection, Bitcoins exchanges compliances, online medicine sales, prescribed medicine sales, e-commerce business structuring, FDI policy in multi brand retail in India, e-books issues, etc.

There is a general tendency among the e-commerce entrepreneurs of India to ignore compliance with Indian laws despite pressing needs to do the same. As a result many e-commerce websites have found themselves into legal troubles.

For instance, OLX and 99Acres have found themselves in the legal tangles of Internet intermediary liability. Similarly, the Indian Enforcement Directorate (ED) searched Seven Digital Cash LLP office and website for selling and buying Bitcoins in India allegedly in a possible illegal manner. It has also been found that at least 200 websites are selling animals and animal’s parts in an illegal manner. Many online pharmacies websites in India are under regulatory scanner and punishment may be imposed against the offenders. Adult merchandise and accessories website in India are also violating Indian laws. Online gambling rackets are also busted occasionally by Indian law enforcement agencies from time to time.

These are just some of the examples as the list is too long to be reproduced here. There is an urgent need on the part of Indian government to formulate strict e-commerce laws in India. Similarly, the e-commerce entrepreneurs must also comply with the techno legal requirements before they launch their projects in India.

Cyber Law Legal Blogs In India

Cyber Law Legal Blogs In IndiaCyber law is a crucial field that is touching the lives of those who are dealing with information technology in any significant manner. The cyber law of India can be found in the form of information technology act, 2000. Although enacted more than ten years ago, cyber law in India is still considered to be a novel field. There are very few lawyers and law firms like Perry4Law that are dealing in cyber law in India. Perry4Law is also managing the exclusive techno legal cyber law blog of India.

Surprisingly, i could find only a single non legal cyber law legal blog in India that is dedicatedly working in the direction of spreading awareness about cyber law of India. You can find the cyber laws in India blog here and it is a worth reading blog.

Some of the areas covered by the blog are cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, e-commerce, Bitcoins, cyber law due diligence, internet intermediary liability, social media regulations, privacy and data protection issues, intellectual property rights, cyber law trainings, etc. It seems the scope of the blog is truly wide as it covers almost all the gamut of this field.

Presently the police stations in India are not at all conversant with the cyber law and they flatly refuse to lodge the cyber complaints. This is happening as there is inadequate cyber law awareness and training of police personnel in India.

It is desirable that more blogs on the lines of cyber laws in India blog must be started so that cyber law awareness in India can be spread.

Cyber Security Legal Blogs In India

Cyber Security Legal Blogs In IndiaCyber security is a specialised field and is primarily meant for technology people only. However, as the interface of technology started growing and touching the lives of people, governments around the world have started regulating the cyber security aspects.

Even cyber security legal practice is an upcoming field for lawyers around the world. There are very few cyber security law blogs in India. Few of them can be accessed here1, here2, here3 and here4.

Traditionally legal practice in India has been confined to civil and criminal law practices. Now new options are available for the younger generation of lawyers. Some of them include intellectual property laws, cyber laws, gaming laws, etc. As these fields themselves are in their infancy stage, it is no surprise that we have a single techno legal cyber security law firm in India.

Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal cyber security law firm in India. In fact, the cyber security blogs numbered 1 to 3 mentioned above are managed by Perry4Law Organisation.

Recently Indian government announced that a legislation mandating strict cyber security disclosure norms in India would be formulated very soon. The moment such legislation would come into force, legal issues would arise in abundance. Lawyers would be required to take up cyber security legal cases in India.

India is taking its cyber security very seriously. India announced the cyber security policy 2013 and is in the process of its implementation. Also stress is given to protect critical infrastructures of India. It is only natural that more lawyers and law firms would include cyber security legal practice within their service portfolio.

E-Discovery Law Blog In India

E-Discovery Law Blog In IndiaElectronic discovery or e-discovery is a widely used methodology in foreign jurisdictions. However, its use in India is very limited as neither e-discovery nor cyber forensics has developed in India so far.

According to legal experts in India, e-discovery is different from cyber forensics as cyber forensics covers a wide variety of situations and requirements than e-discovery. Since there is limited growth of e-discovery in India, there are very few e-discovery blogs world wide.

Even among the blogs on e-discovery, there are very few dedicated e-discovery legal blogs. Even less are e-discovery legal blog in India. After doing a good research, i could find only a single e-discovery blog. What is surprising is the fact that it is the exclusive legal blog on e-discovery in India.

The blog is managed by Perry4Law’ Techno Legal Base (PTLB), the techno legal segment of Perry4Law Organisation. While technical inputs are provided by PTLB yet legal expertise is extended by Asia’ exclusive techno legal ICT law firm Perry4Law.

Some of the areas covered by the blog include legal issues of e-discovery in India, use of e-discovery for cloud computing in India, e-discovery for social media, data rooms, legal compliances and merger and acquisitions, virtual data rooms and legal compliances, e-discovery and cyber law due diligence required for Indian companies, etc. The use of e-discovery in India is going to increase in future as more and more technological crimes are being committed in India.

There is a need to incorporate the principles of e-discovery in the existing and future laws of India. Till now the most basic requirements pertaining to e-discovery are not followed by Indian corporates. For instance the requirements prescribed by Internet intermediary guidelines and the cyber law due diligence requirements (Pdf) are not at all followed by various stakeholders.

Whether it is e-commerce websites, Bitcoin exchanges, telecom companies, social media websites, foreign technology companies, etc none of them are following the laws and regulations prescribed by various Indian statutes.

The e-discovery blog of Perry4Law is a good beginning for establishment of e-discovery jurisprudence in India. The Indian government and legislature can incorporate the principles and methods suggested by this blog while formulating the ultimate policy regarding use of e-discovery in India.

Legal Blogs In India

Legal Blogs In IndiaFinding suitable legal advice in a time bound manner is very crucial for successful prosecution and defence of a case. In many cases the search for an appropriate lawyer or law firm waste crucial time. And in the meantime sensitive evidence and witnesses are lost.

If we consider the technology aspect of law, it is clear that digital evidence is more difficult to procure and process. In the absence of proper guidance many victims do no approach proper lawyers and law firms in time and the crucial digital evidence is lost till the time they receive the proper legal help.

Through this blog, i would try to provide as much information about various legal fields as possible. The blogroll of this blog has been specifically equipped with blogs discussing issues ranging from cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, corporate governance, e-discovery, civil liberties, etc. In short, the widest possible gamut of legal sphere has been covered by this blog for the larger benefit of all concerned.

To avoid unnecessary and spam communications, i am restraining form providing any contact information. However, you can contact the owners of the respective blogs for your legal requests as i do not provide any legal services.

I hope the readers of this blog would find this initiative worth reading and this blog would help them in finding suitable legal assistance in a timely manner.