Institutional EYE

Commentary on Corporate Governance Issues

March 28, 2019

Royalty payments have been a bone of serious contention, enough to bring in regulatory intervention. In most instances, royalty is a legitimate charge for the company, but how much is enough?

While MNCs have been paying royalty to their parent companies for the use of b...

March 22, 2019

Given the influence policy has on the fortunes of a business, it is naïve to expect that businesses will stay away from political parties. It is easy to imagine a scenario where each business gives more, thereby nullifying any advantage they hope to gain. It is in this...

March 20, 2019

The Companies Act 2013 expects businesses to spend 2% of their three-year average profits on social initiatives. Even before the Act was put in place companies recognized they need to think about more than just profits – and did so. But since CSR has become mandatory,...

March 19, 2019

Mindtree has become an acquisition target and L&T the ‘hostile’ acquirer. As Mindtree’s promoters have openly opposed L&T’s acquisition bid, Mindtree’s Independent Directors must provide objective guidance to the company’s shareholders on whether L&T’s open offer is in...

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