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Partner in the Capital Markets Practice at the Bangalore Office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. An experienced practitioner in equity capital markets and debt capital markets, focusing on public offerings of securities, including IPOs, qualified institutions placements, institutional placement programmes and foreign currency convertible bonds. He has also been associated with debt offerings. Vijay has an LLM degree from the New York University School of Law. He has been recognised as a noted practitioner by IFLR 1000 in 2018. He can be reached at

April 2019 – Dawn of a New Era in Indian Corporate Governance?

2018 was an eventful year for the corporate governance regulatory framework in India. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) not only approved a host of recommendations made by the Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance (Kotak Committee), but also gave these recommendations the required regulatory impetus by notifying the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018.

Come April 1, 2019, a slew of these amendments (Amendments) will come into effect and all listed entities will be required to ensure their readiness in terms of implementation and compliance. Broadly, the Amendments have four intended targets: the board of directors, the listed company, the investors and the promoters.

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