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Bombay Stock Exchange
About the partnership

The session, Corporate Governance and the Companies Act 2013, a multi-city initiative, is a collaborative effort between India’s oldest stock exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), and EEPL.

Following corporate failures, largely on account of mis-governance, in the developed world, the Sarbanes Oxley Act was enacted in USA. In India, instead of following a similar legislative route, it was felt appropriate to capture the essential features of corporate governance in Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement. Ever since a number of changes have taken place in the regulatory and legislative environment. Unlike the Companies Act 1956, Companies Act 2013 has elaborate prescriptive arrangements in place to address different elements of corporate governance. There is also a focus on interests of stakeholders as against the earlier narrow focus on only shareholders. Separately, SEBI has announced a revised regulatory framework.

It is now universally recognised that governance travels beyond compliance. The cultural context in which it is sought to be practiced gives rise to separate set of issues.

What to expect?

The session will focus on the regulatory and legislative provisions, their practical implications and the manner in which the journey beyond compliance to governance can be undertaken. While the “what” is addressed in law and the regulations, the “how” is discussed, in an interactive fashion, in this session.

Excellence Enablers – Finsec Law Advisors Certificate Course on Securities Law and Corporate Governance at National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Keeping in mind the growing relevance of securities lawyers in the light of evolving laws and regulations as well as the need for higher corporate governance standards in the country, Finsec Law Advisors and Excellence Enablers have structured a 2-day Certificate Course on Securities Law and Corporate Governance. The course is intended to enable students to get a clear understanding of securities law and regulations as also to understand the prescriptive arrangements relating to corporate governance in Companies Act, 2013 and the listing agreement.

Course Objective

The course would start with the background jurisprudence and cover the topics in a fair bit of depth. It is intended to be highly interactive in nature.

The key objectives would be to provide:

1. An overview of the securities regulatory framework in India

2. An understanding of the scope and purpose of various sub-segments of securities regulations viz. capital raising, secondary markets, investment funds, intermediary regulation, insider trading, securities fraud etc.

3. An insight into practical considerations in securities transactions, various legal issues (through case-law analysis) and enforcements actions that may follow violations.

4. A discussion on how regulatory requirements impact bankers, investment advisors, lawyers, corporate CXOs and others who oversee corporate finance decisions.

5. The significance of corporate governance, and the legal and regulatory regime.

About Finsec Law Advisors

Finsec Law Advisors, founded by Mr. Sandeep Parekh, is a boutique securities law firm which specializes in both securities and investment regulatory work based in Mumbai. The firm’s work extends from advisory services to transactional to litigation services.

Apart from providing advice on securities market, financial market and regulatory issues, they also actively contribute to securities and financial market reform projects and policy work conducted from time to time.

For further details, please contact Ms. Divyani Garg at d.garg@excellenceenablers.in or click here.