Corporations form the backbone of an economy. In a rapidly changing business
and economic environment, a strong understanding of corporate law has become
more important than ever. A dynamically evolving field of law, corporate law is not
just limited to the Companies Act but also includes law relating to competition
Presently in its 23rd year of publication, K S Anantharaman’s Company Law & the
Competition Act (including Secretarial Practice) is a compilation of the immensely
popular and regularly updated classroom notes of the author. The book uses a
step-by-step approach for explaining complex legal concepts. For ease of
understanding of the reader, the author uses a variety of illustrations including
diagrams and tables.
The present edition has been updated to include the latest case law and regulatory
positions under the Companies Act, 1956, the Competition Act, 2002 and the
Securities (Contract) Regulation Act, 1956. The chapters on the Competition Act
have been updated to include changes brought about by the CCI (Procedure in
regard to the Transaction of Business relating to Combination) Regulations, 2011.
On Company Law, the chapters have been thoroughly revised in light of the
SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009. This edition
also includes the highlights of the Companies Bill 2011, recently passed by
the Lok Sabha.
The book is an essential guidebook for students of ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI and LLB courses.
Entry level transactional lawyers and officers of the Indian Corporate Law Services
(ICLS) will find this book an ideal first step towards entering the profession.
K S Anantharaman, has over five decades of experience in teaching company law
at various institutions, notably the University of Madras, ICAI, ICSI, ICWAI and the
Company Law Board. He has also practiced at the Madras High Court for around
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