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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Pratik Datta

The writer is a Senior Research Fellow at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Why special situation funds are necessary
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Pratik Datta writes: Their introduction in India promises to usher in a modern era of distressed debt investing

Implications of using bankruptcy code against discoms
Wed, Dec 01, 2021

🔴 Pratik Datta writes: It would compel states to either reform their financially distressed discoms or yield to privatisation efforts through insolvency resolution.

Lessons from China on bad banks
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Such a bank has a temporary purpose, and need not exist in perpetuity.

India needs national security screening of FDI
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

India’s tryst with Chinese FDI during Covid underlines importance of identifying national security threats from foreign investment. A dedicated law is needed to handle such issues.

Courts must assess which central bank policies are suitable for judicial review while insisting on RBI’s accountability
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Adopting the polycentricity test within constitutional jurisprudence would help sustain the legitimacy of judicial review while retaining the accountability of technocratic institutions such as the central bank.

Asset reconstruction companies must be allowed to turn around distressed businesses
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

If only asset reconstruction companies are allowed to directly participate in IBC resolutions by infusing equity, they could emerge as the most efficient vehicle for turning around distressed Indian businesses.

RBI proposal on capping bank CEO tenure is not supported by any cogent evidence
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

It may be prudent for the RBI to publish an empirical study on the impact of CEO tenure on bank performance before translating this proposal into an enforceable regulation.

SEBI should operationalise framework for easing restrictions on raising money abroad
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

India’s tryst with DRs began with the first scheme in 1993. Liberalisation gave a major boost to export-oriented services sector companies. Given their high growth potential, they could easily raise equity capital.