Monday, December 19, 2011

Recent Developments

The Companies Bill, 2011 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. A copy of the bill is available here. Some aspects of the bill has been discussed here, herehere and here. The report of the parliamentary standing committee on finance which had carried out detailed deliberations on the Companies Bill, 2009 is available here.

SEBI has released a concept paper on regulation of investment advisors.As per the paper, the regulation intends to "regulate the activity of providing investment advisory services is various forms by a wide range of entities including independent financial advisors, banks, distributors, fund managers etc.".

On 12 October, 2011, the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration introduced a public discussion draft on proposed changes to the Commentary on Article 5 (Permanent Establishment) of the OECD Model Tax Convention. Public Comments are invited on the discussion draft before 10 February, 2012. 

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