March 2024

SHIFTING PARADIGM OF MATERIALITY REGULATIONS: FROM PRESCRIPTIVE TO PRINCIPLE BASED

In this post, the authors attempts to analyse the trend adopted by SEBI as provided in Regulation 30 with respect to disclosure of material event requirements against the backdrop of June 2023 amendments and suggestions proposed in the consultation paper released in December 2023. This piece is aimed at exploringthe meaning of materiality by taking reference from foreign jurisprudence, comparing the approaches adopted by Security Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and SEBI for regulation of disclosure of material information andanalysing the nature of proposed amendment in the consultation paper.

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Telecom Transcendence: Navigating Net Neutrality in the Wake of India’s Telecommunications Act of 2023

In this article, Shiekhar Panwar, an Independent Transactions Lawyer
discusses recent regulatory changes in India’s telecommunications sector, focusing on combating unsolicited communications and promoting Net Neutrality. It outlines the roles of regulatory bodies like the DoT and TRAI, emphasizing the need for transparent and non-discriminatory traffic management practices. The piece underscores the importance of fair access to internet content, advocating for explicit rules against blocking or prioritizing certain traffic and proposing a monitoring committee to oversee Net Neutrality violations.

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From Social Contracts to Smart Contracts: Navigating Decentralization, Blockchain, and Kleros Arbitration

In this post, the author addresses how Blockchain operates independently of the internet, necessitating the use of an oracle as a connection point. This oracle serves as a conduit between the blockchain and the real world, conveying information about real-world events. They further discuss how as Blockchain technology underwent a separation from currency and its potential applications were being explored in various financial and interorganizational transactions, Blockchain 2.0 emerged to facilitate transactions beyond currency

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A JURISPRUDENTIAL ANALYSIS OF THE PLEA FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Introduction Against the backdrop of the LGBTQ movement, two same-sex couples filed a writ petition (hereinafter ‘Supriyo’) at the Supreme Court seeking legal recognition for same-sex marriages in India, also questioning primarily various provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (hereinafter ‘SMA’) and the Juvenile Justice Act challenging traditional norms and paving the way for

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