Lex Knowledge (July)

5th July 2021 How strong is your brand logo/mark from the perspective of Trademark registration and legal protection? Disclaimer – While we have taken reasonable care while preparing this newsletter, we accept no responsibility for any error that it may contain, or for any loss or damage, however caused, to any person that relies on it. Readers are specifically advised to seek professional...

Lex Knowledge (January)

1st January 2020 SEBI imposes restrictions on Investment Advisors in providing advice on free trial basis and without risk profiling; also mandates advisory fees through banking channel only and display of complaints’ status on the website. (a) Restriction on free trials: Regulation 16 and 17 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013 (“IA...

Lex Knowledge (June)

4th June 2021 Inclusion of Force Majeure clauses in contracts in Post Covid-19 World. A year back, in a quick span of days we found ourselves amidst peculiar health emergency, a pandemic -Covid-19, which spread its wings at an unprecedented rate across different countries. In an attempt to curb the spread of the infection, lockdown and other government restrictions were imposed in many countries...

Lex Knowledge (May)

3rd May 2020 Every breach or non-performance cannot be justified or excused merely on the invocation of COVID-19 as a Force Majeure condition – Invocation of bank guarantee allowed by Delhi High Court. (a) Background: Vide order dated 29th May, 2020 the Delhi High Court, in the case of M/s. Halliburton Offshore Services Inc. vs. Vedanta Limited & Anr. , held that non-performance or...

Lex Knowledge (April)

2nd April 2020 Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi (“MCA”) has issued advisory to all the companies and LLPs on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Key highlights of the advisory: (a) Social distancing: As per the WHO, the COVID-19 situation has been declared a Pandemic. The disease has not only caused human suffering but has also led to major economic...

Lex Knowledge (January)

1st January 2020 SEBI imposes restrictions on Investment Advisors in providing advice on free trial basis and without risk profiling; also mandates advisory fees through banking channel only and display of complaints’ status on the website. (a) Restriction on free trials: Regulation 16 and 17 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Investment Advisers) Regulations, 2013 (“IA...