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National Conference on "New Mergers & Acquisitions Era under the Companies Act, 2013"

ASSOCHAM is pleased to organize a National Conference on "New Mergers & Acquisitions Era under the Companies Act, 2013" (Regulatory & Industry Perspective).

Date: 22nd February, 2014
Venue: Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi

The new Company Act, 2013 promises to bring easy and efficient way of doing business in India, better governance, improves levels of transparency, enhance accountability, inculcating self compliance and making corporate socially responsible. Some of the key changes to look for are in merger/demerger processes, cross border mergers, fast track mergers between small companies and holding - subsidiaries, and provisions relating to minority shareholders' protection and exit. We believe that the new Law will help in reducing shareholders' litigation and making corporate restructuring process smooth and efficient.

Under new law only those shareholders who own more than 10% stake or have more than 5% of the total debt will have the power to oppose any scheme of arrangement. Experts say the bill could potentially trigger a spate of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and make Indian firms more attractive to PE investors. The new law allows an Indian company to merge with a foreign company, making cross-border mergers and acquisitions easier. The new law also disallows reverse merger of a listed company with that of an unlisted one. This will ensure there is no possibility of 'backdoor listing' through reverse mergers.

Shri Anurag Goel Member, Competition Commission of India, Shri Subhash C Aggarwal CMD, SMC Global Securities Ltd, Hon'ble Justice Shri Dilip Raosaheb Deshmukh, Chairman, Company Law Board, Justice Shri V. S. Sirpurkar Chairperson, Competition Appellate Tribunal have been requested to address conference. Besides dignitaries from SEBI, RBI, CBDT, Stamp Collector etc. eminent speakers from BIG-4, Law firms will also address technical session of this conference.

The program intends to cover the following broad issues:

  • Impact of New Companies Act, 2013 on
    1. Domestic Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Small Companies
      • Holding and Subsidiaries Companies
      • Other Companies
    2. Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions

  • M & A Provisions and Procedures: Regulators' Perspective
    1. Approvals from different wings of Ministry of Corporate Affairs viz; Registrar of Companies, Regional Director and Official Liquidator
    2. Role of Judiciary
    3. Stamp Duty Provisions in M & As and role of Stamp Collector
    4. Approval from of SEBI and Stock Exchanges
    5. Role of RBI and FIPB in M & A activities
    6. Approvals from Income Tax Department

  • M & A Provisions and Procedures: Industry's Perspective
  • Procedure & Process of M & As under the New NCLT Regime

Who should attend?

  • CEOs/Directors
  • Corporate M & A Professionals
  • Chief Financial Officer/ Chartered Accountants
  • Company Secretary
  • Head - Corporate Affairs/Regulatory Affairs
  • Head - Legal Officer/Compliance Officers
  • Law Firm Partner
  • Government Officials etc.

The Conference provides risk and governance executives a platform to share ideas, learn from peers and improve upon existing methodologies that have been created to support the people, process and technologies of their organizations. Considering the immense importance of the conference, ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to participate as our esteemed "Delegate" and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this One day National Conference.

Registration Fees:
Rs. 5,750/- per participant including Service Tax (10% discount for two or more persons from the same organization)

Online Registration Form:

Mr. Rakesh Kumar
Phone: +91-8882805165

Mr. L. Robinson
Phone: +91-8285263618

Mr. B.R. Goswami
Phone: 011-46550573

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
5, Sardar Patel Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Phone: 46550555 (Hunting Line)
Fax: 01123017008/9

Download Registration Form

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