Corporate Law Referencer (CLR) 9th Edition Corporate Law Referencer (CLR) 9th Edition

Corporate Law Referencer (CLR) 9th Edition

Dear Professional Colleague
I congratulate you for placing in your hands this 9th Edition of Corporate Law Referencer (CLR) for Financial Year 2023-24.
Corporate Law Referencer is not a typical book. CLR is a unique book written by the Professionals for the Professionals. This book has been written and edited by a team of professionals at eMinds Legal, which is a Corporate Law Firm based in Gurgaon, specializing in Corporate Laws and Compliances. The rich academic and practical experience of the Firm on the Companies Act and its allied laws has been distilled and condensed in this book for the benefit of the readers. Our loyal readers of the last 8 editions are already in love with CLR and if you are reading this edition for the first time, I promise you that you are soon going to fall in love with it. In fact, if you start reading CLR, you will not enjoy reading any other book on the Companies Act, 2013. The more you read CLR, the more you will love it.

Here are 10 reasons why you will fall in love with the book:

  1. Consolidated Book on Companies Act, 2013, the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 along with Rules framed under these laws
    Corporate Law Referencer delivers you a combined consortium of knowledge on the Companies Act, 2013 and Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 along with the Rules framed under these laws, providing in-depth knowledge and thorough understanding of a wide range of provisions applicable to different classes of Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships.

  2. Annual Updated Editions
    Started with the first edition in 2015, this is the 9th Edition of Corporate Law Referencer for FY 2023-24. We plan to come up with the revised edition every year with updated law, commentary, FAQs and compliance checklist on latest amendments and much more. Readers may stack all the progressive editions of Corporate Law Referencer every year sequentially, so that they can witness, understand, appreciate and preserve the letter of law as it changes.

  3. Section is the King
    With Corporate Law Referencer, all you need to remember is that the Companies Act, 2013 is just 470 sections. Let the 100s of Circulars, Orders, Rules and Notifications (CORN) issued on several sections of the Companies Act, 2013 not confuse you anymore. This is because all the relevant rules, clarifications and amendments i.e. the entire CORN are placed just below each section so that you get a 360º understanding of the section without flipping pages. So just jump to the relevant section and you can be sure of not missing, even a single word notified about that section by the Legislature.

  4. Quick Referencers 
    Below each section in Corporate Law Referencer, you will find Quick Referencers, which provide section wise procedures and compliance checklists under the Companies Act, 2013 and the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 in a very practical way. So, for instance, if you need to know the procedure of allotment of securities, just go to Section 42 or Section 62 and you will get everything in the Quick Referencers containing step wise procedure just below those sections.

  5. FAQs
    This 9th edition of Corporate Law Referencer contains overall 700+ FAQs below the relevant sections which represent grey areas as well as interpretations of law on several practical issues faced by professionals.

  6. Judicial Precedents
    Corporate Law Referencer captures over 150 select landmark judgments as judicial precedents under the respective sections along with brief head notes. Only select judgments that extend the meaning or interpretation of any section and which do not contradict/merely repeat the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, have been included. Moreover, special care has been taken to keep it brief and extract key ratios from long judgments.

  7. Format of Resolutions
    From this edition onwards the Readers may also refer formats of 100+ Resolutions under the relevant sections, which have been created with the aid of the experienced professionals' extensive practical expertise.

  8. Quick Reference Tables
    21 Quick Reference Tables are provided in Volume 2 of the book, providing crisp and condensed information on the relevant topics of frequent use by Practitioners. A complete compliance guide has been provided in the form of these tables which can help readers to check separate compliances for Small Companies, LLPs, Listed Companies and other important topics like website disclosures, conducting Board Meeting & General Meetings, MSME, FEMA Compliances etc.

  9. Less is More
    We understand that in this Twitter world, time is the scarcest commodity. At eMinds Legal, our mission is Simplifying Law. We have, therefore, placed all the content in Corporate Law Referencer in such a short and crisp manner so that you get maximum value in minimum words.

  10. Compliance Checklists for Listed Compliance in the form of Quick Referencer notes as well as Tables
    Corporate Law Referencer, is also adding value for professionals and readers associated with Listed Companies by including Compliances specific to them in the Quick Referencers under respective Chapters and separate updated compliance tables for Listed Companies relating to LODR, Takeover Code, Insider Trading, Buy-back and ESOP and Sweat Equity have been provided.

If you would like to give us feedback or a testimonial for this book, then please feel free to write to me at the coordinates below.

Sumit Pahwa
Co-founder & CEO
Complinity Technologies



  • Despite existence of numerous books on Corporate Law, there has been a strong felt need for a comprehensive and credible work that enables and empowers Corporates, Legal Professionals and General Counsels to get precise, authentic and up to date information at one single place. The Corporate Law Referencer is an innovative and praiseworthy work from OakBridge Publishing that fulfils this need perfectly. It enables Corporate Law Professionals to quickly search and comprehend the most relevant information at one single place. I would like to congratulate the author and the Publisher on this Special 5th Anniversary Edition. I am sure that the book will be a bestseller, benefiting the Corporate Legal Professionals, tremendously.
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Ashok Sharma, FCIArb, Founder President, Indian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA)
  • I congratulate OakBridge Publishing and Sumit Pahwa for Corporate Law Referencer. I am sure that with its section-wise arrangement of all Circulars, Orders, Rules and Notifications, including Procedures, FAQs and Judicial Precedents, this innovative and uniquely designed book will provide immense value to the corporate and legal professionals. The annual edition of this book along with free online updates makes it a wise investment for corporates and legal professionals to help them stay updated and be efficient. I strongly recommend the same.
                                                                                                                                 Manish Lamba, SVP Legal, DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd.
  • “.. a commendable attempt… this “Referencer” would serve as benchmark in understanding the provisions of law and will improve the quality of professional services…” 
                                                                                                                                 Nesar Ahmad, Former President, ICSI
  • “… this book will provide the much needed support to the practitioners and industries so that they always remain on the right side of law”
                                                                                                                                 M M Chitale, Former President, ICAI
  • “Corporate Law Referencer is a Bible on Company Law with holistic coverage. It first gives you bare provisions of law, then explains the procedural nitty gritties of each section and finally solves your practical queries through hundreds of FAQs. It’s a one stop shop for understanding Companies Act, 2013.”
                                                                                                                                 NPS Chawla, Associate Partner, Vaish Associates Advocates & Central Council Member, ICSI
  • “I am a big fan of Corporate Law Referencer and eMinds Legal has done a commendable job ! I like this book because provisions of the Companies Act 2013 and relevant Rules, Circulars, Exemptions, FAQs etc. are compiled in one place and given immediately after the respective sections of the Act. It is very convenient to refer to relevant provisions of Rules etc. and you don’t have to flip through the pages to refer to the relevant rules and notifications etc.”
                                                                                                                                 Yug Samrat, Vice President & Group Company Secretary, Interglobe Group of Companies
  • “… a good book… analyzing and putting together all the provisions, circulars, forms, practical guidance and comparative analysis with respect to each subject matter at one place…”
                                                                                                                                 Lalit Kumar, Partner, J. Sagar Associates
  • “...the book is an eminent guide for anyone to refer...a complete knowledge source of Indian Company Law in a user friendly layout... an exceptional and proficient compendium for practical use - WORTH READING”.
                                                                                                                                 Sameet Gambhir, Company Secretary, DCM Shriram Limited
  • “.. one point reference for all corporate professionals and students.. comprehensive with well-structured sections / chapters…making it a simple and interesting read for all the readers”
                                                                                                                                 Vinay Kumar, General Manager – Legal, Hero Motocorp Limited
  • “Corporate Law Referencer is a great work on the complex subject of 'Company Law' and it simplifies the law to make it easily comprehendable and workable for corporates as well as professionals. Indeed a worthy addition in my library!!!
                                                                                                                                 Hitender Mehta, Partner, Centrum Law
  • After a long time, I have seen a work created by truly focused team of dedicated experts who love to find the solutions for various ambiguities in company law and pour in their heart and mind on paper in black and white to bring clarity in the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. Happy Reading for enlightenment!!
                                                                                                                                 Deepak Gajrani, Company Law Expert, Director, Deepak Gajrani Classes
  • “Corporate Law Referencer simplifies the way in which we read and use Companies Act, 2013. The book is exact, detailed, accurate, specific, very particular and to the point. Highly recommended to all.”
                                                                                                                                 Ashish Jain, Company Secretary and Head Legal, IHHR Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
  • “One of the best reference that I have come across on corporate laws which includes FAQ’s, analysis of various provisions, circulars, form, judicial precedents apart from checklist and procedures etc. at one place, providing a great support to professionals with an facility of updates on The reckoner shows the hard work of the dedicated team of professionals who have been associated with the firm for more than a decade.”
                                                                                                                                 Naresh Kapoor, Company Secretary, PI Industries Ltd.
  • “Corporate Law Referencer is my most coveted book and I find it quite reliable. Whether it is notification, circular, rules, FAQ, quick referencer, or forms, all are given under the section itself. Professionals like lawyers, advocates, chartered accountants, company secretaries and cost accountants, whether in practice or in employment, all alike, will love this book. Its the dream book of the students also because of its pointwise clarity and being easily understandable”
                                                                                                                                 CS H K Bakshi, Practising Company Secretary
  • “Corporate Law Referencer is very cool with the rules, comments, quick Referencers, FAQs etc. and is very much a value add. I had never written any feedback earlier but it is unjustifiable if I didn’t give my feedback. Very much appreciated and thanks for you and your team for a wonderful and thoughtful presentation.”
                                                                                                                                 Madhavan Seshachari, DGM – Taxation, Terex India Private Ltd.
  • “As the reader of the book and young professional, I found this book a good source of information and solution. The FAQs and Quick reference of sections made this book very user-friendly. I would like to share this book with my friends and fellow members of ICSI.”
                                                                                                                                 Govind Bhandari, Company Secretary, Anand Rathi Share and Stock Brokers Limited
  • “I would rate a 5 star to the book. It’s one of a kind which is like no other book available in the market. The concept of placing the rules with the section is the best concept giving ease to the reader to have a holistic picture of the provisions.”
                                                                                                                                 Priya Lohani, Company Secretary, VKL Food Solution Enterprise
  • “I refer Corporate Law Referencer Book for my practice. The book has come out very well compared to all other books. Already waiting for the next edition.”
                                                                                                                                 Veena. B., Company Secretary in Practice.
Sumit Pahwa

Author: Sumit Pahwa

eMinds Legal is a boutique Corporate Law Firm based in Gurgaon, India, specializing in Corporate Secretarial, Corporate Legal, Compliance, Accounting & Payroll. The firm comprises of a team of around 40+ professionals with in-depth subject matter knowledge and Partners having industry experience of over 20 years each. Sumit Pahwa, Partner, eMinds Legal is the lead author of the book. A Corporate Lawyer & Company Secretary, Sumit is the Co-founder of Complinity - Governance, Risk and Compliance Software. Sumit has over 20 years of experience and is an expert in Corporate Laws, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), and Cyber. Sumit regularly appears before the benches of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in relation to IBC, shareholder disputes and other matters.

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