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2017 was an interesting year for the Indian insurance industry which witnessed a rapid increase in number of Insurers, significant transactions in the existing players, new forms of online commerce, addition of new categories of insurance intermediaries, diversity in the products on offer and evolving business processes.
By Naval Sharma, Akshay Vasishtha
The Supreme Court recently in Macquarie Bank Limited v. Shilpi Cable Technologies had the opportunity to settle the law on two important questions arising under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC'), which have impaired operational creditors from enforcing their rights under the IBC.
By Shubhangi Pathak, Anuj Bahukhandi
The outcry among depositors is a by-product of the Indian banking system, which is largely driven by deposits from common depositors.
By Shubhangi Pathak, Priya Misra
By way of an Order of 10th June 2016, the IRDAI set up a committee to evaluate the risk based capital approach and market consistent valuation of liabilities of Indian insurance business.
The Indian insurance sector has witnessed significant developments over the past couple of years. By way of the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act 2015, establishment up of branch offices of foreign reinsurers was permitted.
By Shubhangi Pathak, Anuj Bahukhandi
The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017 (Bill), which has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the Houses (Joint Committee) in early October 2017, has recently attracted much attention.
By Madhav Misra, Anuj Bahukhandi
A 5 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court in National Insurance Company Limited v Pranay Sethi, has laid down guidelines on the fixation of future prospects in cases of motor accidents for victims who are permanently employed, receiving a fixed salary, or self-employed.
By Celia Jenkins
The last few years have seen several Indian insurance companies introducing public offers with the objective of being listed on Indian stock exchanges. Recent press reports indicate that there may be several more in the pipeline in the next couple of years.
By Shubhangi Pathak, Padmaja Menon
The last few years have seen increasing volumes of business for start-up ventures, proprietorships and small business concerns with entrepreneurs looking to infuse more capital into their businesses...
By Celia Jenkins, Shubhangi Pathak
Indian insurance laws have traditionally restricted distribution of insurance products to insurance agents and insurance intermediaries who have obtained the requisite license/registration from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
By Naval Sharma, Aditya Gupte
It is well settled that arbitration agreements do not bar the jurisdiction of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ('NCDRC') and other consumer forums.
By Celia Jenkins, Damini Ghosh, Priya Misra
Health insurance business in India has, traditionally, been regulated by the framework governing general insurance business as issued by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI)...
By Rajat Taimni, Aditya Gupte
A Single Judge bench of the Bombay High Court, in a recent judgment in Montana Developers Private Limited v Aditya Developers and Ors.
By Rajat Taimni, Naval Sharma
In its judgment of Booze Allen & Hamilton Inc. v SBI Home Finance Ltd. and Ors [ ] the Supreme Court of India had listed six categories of disputes which are non – arbitrable, these included (i) disputes which give rise to or arise out of criminal offences, ..
By Rajat Taimni, Saket Satapathy
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 1st June 2016 notified the constitution of National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal in exercise of powers conferred under §408 and §410 of the Companies Act 2013.