Corporate Governance in India: IiAS Research Blog

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IiAS comments on a wide range of corporate governance issues such as preferential issuances of warrants, recent outcomes of shareholder meetings, company mergers, hive-offs, and demergers, cumulative voting, board appointments etc. These topical comments are given below:

DateTitleCompany
12 Nov 2016 Tata Group: Structural Fixes Necessary
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07 Nov 2016 Tata Group: Game of Thrones
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28 Oct 2016 Turbulence at Tata Sons: What stakeholders are asking
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27 Oct 2016 Nurturing corporate culture
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24 Oct 2016 Arundhati Bhattacharya’s unfinished agenda at SBI
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20 Oct 2016 Aditya Birla Financial Services – will it benefit from being a Grasim subsidiary?
Aditya Birla Financial Services
19 Oct 2016 Dividends: SEBI mandates a policy
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29 Sep 2016 Rethinking the Boards Stakeholder Relationship Committee
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22 Sep 2016 Listing of L&T’s subsidiaries: Management creates its own ‘options’
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19 Aug 2016 Companies and investors make corporate governance a common cause
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19 Aug 2016 Grasim-ABNL Merger: That 70's show
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22 Jul 2016 Ricoh India: Why Indian corporates should listen up
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21 Jul 2016 Governance norms: Direction or diktat?
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28 Jun 2016 Presentation by Amit Tandon at the ICGN Conference
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16 Jun 2016 Corporate Governance: The upgrade to 4G
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30 May 2016 Cummins India Limited: The Maruti Gujarat plant by stealth
Cummins India Ltd.
20 Apr 2016 Directors as change agents
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06 Apr 2016 Public Sector Banks: A Capital Question
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22 Mar 2016 IiAS' recommendation to vote against Prof Jeffrey Lehman's reappointment as an independent director of Infosys Limited
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16 Mar 2016 Listed PSU's: Explaining the governance gap
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26 Feb 2016 United Spirits breaks away from Mallya and Diageo picks up the tab
United Spirits Ltd
19 Feb 2016 OECD Principles: Are there more regulatory changes ahead?
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18 Feb 2016 Royalty continues to outpace profits; shareholders must demand a greater say
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11 Feb 2016 Investor communication: Plugging information asymmetry
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02 Feb 2016 A field guide to shareholder redressal in India
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20 Jan 2016 A social board: Why India Inc's boards can't ignore social media
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19 Jan 2016 IiAS: 73 companies can pay over Rs.200bn more in dividends
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05 Jan 2016 Corporate social responsibility: Taking root
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17 Dec 2015 Maruti: The investors have spoken
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
14 Dec 2015 Ambuja: Promises vs Performance
Ambuja Cements, ACC
10 Dec 2015 Board Evaluation: Page Industries sets a good precedence
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09 Dec 2015 How will Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals open offer be priced?
CGCEL
03 Dec 2015 Board Effectiveness: Through the looking glass
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24 Nov 2015 An open letter to the shareholders of Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
18 Nov 2015 The Last Minute: Is corporate India ready to shift gear?
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19 Oct 2015 Royalty flows in Suzuki's blood
Suzuki
29 Sep 2015 Igarashi Motors: Running over minority shareholders?
Igarashi Motors
09 Sep 2015 Lessons from Bosch Chassis Systems: Companies and shareholders need to find a common ground on exit strategies
Bosch Chassis Systems India Limited
27 Aug 2015 PSUs must lead the governance agenda, not trail behind
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20 Aug 2015 Coal India must expand its board and appoint Independent Directors
Coal India
11 Aug 2015 Related Party Transaction Resolutions – Taking shareholders for granted?
Regulations
22 Jul 2015 The YES Bank Promoters Dispute: An unnecessary distraction
YES Bank
09 Jul 2015 Related party transactions: SEBI must not budge
Regulations
03 Jul 2015 YES Bank's Independent Directors must learn to say NO
YES Bank
15 Jun 2015 Vedanta – Cairn Merger Fair, but deal dynamics could change
Vedanta, Cairn
25 May 2015 A Framework to define 'Ordinary Course of Business'
Regulations
29 Apr 2015 United Spirits Limited: A Corporate Governance Ferment
United Spirits Limited
29 Apr 2015 S.Kumars Nationwide Limited: The (Un)official minutes of the EGM
S.Kumars Nationwide Limited
27 Apr 2015 United Spirits Limited: Dr. Mallya must step down, but is Diageo really a victim?
United Spirits Limited
06 Apr 2015 IPO investing: Rolling a loaded dice
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01 Apr 2015 Possible consequences of non-appointment of women directors
Regulations
04 Mar 2015 Changes to the Companies Act 2013: Way forward for private equity
Regulations
18 Feb 2015 The Last Minute: Corporate India procrastinates
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11 Feb 2015 IiAS obtains SEBI registration as research entity
Regulations
04 Feb 2015 Six things you must know about: Issue of Bonus Debentures
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29 Jan 2015 Minority shareholders rights need to be safeguarded
Regulations
21 Jan 2015 Will Siemens India please learn
Siemens India
21 Jan 2015 Shareholders take the right call: Approve Tata Motors remuneration related resolutions
Tata Motors
10 Jan 2015 Wipro Enterprises: Investors must take the opportunity to exit
Wipro
05 Jan 2015 Valuations - The emperor’s new clothes
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02 Jan 2015 Fix corporate borrowing norms to fix banks
Regulations
25 Nov 2014 Five things you must know about: Bank Mergers & Amalgamations
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20 Nov 2014 Delisting becomes easier
Regulations
29 Oct 2014 The New Shareholder: Active, Engaged, and Online
Regulations
23 Oct 2014 The empowered investor
Regulations
15 Oct 2014 2014 Proxy Season
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14 Oct 2014 Should DLF remain a CNX NIFTY stock?
DLF Limited
13 Oct 2014 Request for Comment: Change in voting policy: Auditor re-appointment
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08 Oct 2014 Honey, a computer sits on my board!
Regulations
07 Oct 2014 Mallya's re-appointment and Diageo's silence!
United Spirits Ltd.
25 Sep 2014 Panacea Biotec: Company needs a transfusion
Panacea Biotec
16 Sep 2014 SEBI extends a hand
SEBI
11 Sep 2014 Maruti: Why should it be any different now?
Maruti
10 Sep 2014 PTL Enterprises: That old sinking feeling
PTL Enterprises Limited
10 Sep 2014 PTL Enterprises Limited Annual General Meeting (AGM)
PTL Enterprises Limited
21 Aug 2014 Unlisted Subsidiaries: The new cloaking device
Regulations
20 Aug 2014 You promised, remember?
Regulations
31 Jul 2014 PTL Enterprises: Hospital sale gives investors chest pains
PTL Enterprises Limited
03 Jul 2014 The new pay day
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19 Jun 2014 When less is more and more is less
Regulations
12 Jun 2014 Are shareholder meetings dead?
Regulations
09 Jun 2014 Maruti launches the razzmatazz
Maruti
04 Jun 2014 The government must grasp the nettle
Regulations
27 May 2014 Havells India Limited: 'Relative' Focus
Havells India Limited
20 May 2014 Six things you must know about Bank Audits
Audit
09 May 2014 Five things you must know about: Auditor Remuneration
Audit
17 Apr 2014 What gets measured, gets done
Regulations
11 Apr 2014 Auditor Rotation: No value for vintage
Audit
19 Mar 2014 Have MNCs found a way around the delisting norms?
SEBI
18 Mar 2014 Dividends: Companies that can pay more
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15 Mar 2014 Minority Shareholders get their say
Regulations
14 Mar 2014 Legal Recourse for Maruti Investors
Maruti, Regulations
07 Mar 2014 Has Maruti timed its announcement?
Maruti
04 Mar 2014 Maruti must invest in the Gujarat plant, not Suzuki
Maruti
25 Feb 2014 The Last Minute
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13 Feb 2014 IiAS welcomes SEBI’s new corporate governance norms
Regulations
04 Feb 2014 Has Suzuki short-changed Maruti?
Maruti
28 Jan 2014 Gujarat announcement weighs against Maruti's minority shareholders
Maruti
22 Jan 2014 2014 election calendar: Expected dates
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16 Dec 2013 Highlights of fifth set of draft rules issued by MCA in relation to the Companies Act, 2013
Regulations
03 Dec 2013 BY INVITATION: Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility: How should shareholders think about it while evaluating companies?
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30 Nov 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility: Review of current policies, practices and disclosures
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20 Nov 2013 IiAS Comment on SEBI Circular on Stock Exchange Monitoring
Regulations
24 Oct 2013 Highlights of the third and fourth set of draft rules issued by MCA in relation to the Companies Act, 2013
Regulations
07 Oct 2013 Highlights of second set of draft rules issued by MCA in relation to the Companies Act, 2013
Regulations
03 Oct 2013 Governance at Gujarat NRE Coke: IiAS red flags key resolutions since 2012
Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd.
24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference on Capital Market Frauds and Malpractices
 
24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: IPO Frauds in India
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Misleading disclosures
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Mis-selling mutual funds Insurance ULIPS
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Ponzi Schemes
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Regulatory authorities and the law
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Unfair buyback and delisting
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Violation of takeover guidelines
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Accounting frauds
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Broker operator nexus
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Demat account SCAM
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: GDR frauds
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Insider trading
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Market manipulation and fraudulent practises
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24 Sep 2013 PHD Chambers National Conference: Paying the price: Multinationals, royalty payments and minority shareholders
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19 Sep 2013 Highlights of first set of draft rules issued by MCA in relation to the Companies Act, 2013
Regulations
13 Sep 2013 Women Aboard
Regulations
06 Sep 2013 Holcim, Ambuja and ACC Unlocking Synergies. Really?
Ambuja Cements, ACC
18 Aug 2013 The NSEL saga
NSEL
16 Aug 2013 Salient features of Companies Bill
Regulations
02 Aug 2013 Holcim – Ambuja - ACC restructuring
Ambuja Cements, ACC
02 Aug 2013 Apollo Tyres: Reading CP issuance data
Apollo Tyres
26 Jul 2013 Holcim-Ambuja-ACC restructuring
Ambuja Cements, ACC
24 Jul 2013 Dividend: Room for larger payouts
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09 Jul 2013 Borrowings and guarantees: Lessons from Apollo Tyres
Apollo Tyres
12 Jun 2013 Sequence of recent events at Infosys
Infosys
08 May 2013 Executive Remuneration: Time to rein in the rewards
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03 May 2013 Within their comfort zone
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03 Apr 2013 Will empowering minority shareholders work?
Regulations
01 Apr 2013 Breaking the boardroom barrier Cumulative Voting: GSK Consumer Healthcare
GSK Consumer Healthcare
22 Feb 2013 ACC and Ambuja Cements: Missing the message
Ambuja Cements, ACC
25 Jan 2013 Royalty runs in MNCs bloodstream
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19 Dec 2012 Royalty payments and minority shareholders
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27 Nov 2012 Auditor Rotation: A formality or a fiduciary responsibility?
Regulations
07 Nov 2012 Unstitching Wipro
Wipro
18 Sep 2012 CII-IIAS Corporate Governance Survey
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25 Jan 2012 Preferential issue of warrants: Who really benefits
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17 Jan 2012 SUUTI: Keep it simple
SUUTI
05 Dec 2011 FCCB's: A framework for dealing with FCCB redemptions
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09 Nov 2011 Investors: Engage, vote, don't sell
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11 Sep 2011 Everonn needs you Dr Irani
Everonn
14 Aug 2011 Piramal Healthcare: What's the NAV?
Piramal Health
04 Aug 2011 Compensation: Owning your cake and eating it too
Bharti Telecom