VListen

VListen

By VListen
VListen is an audio podcast channel of VirtuaLaw an internet based start up which publishes various articles, case studies and case summaries on www.virtualaw.in and also has a YouTube channel in the name of VirtuaLaw with more than 600 followers.

VListen is an initiative from VirtuaLaw to summarise complex concepts of economic legislations like Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Companies Act, 2013, Competition Act, 2002 and other corporate laws in India.

VListen through its network of speakers from various fields provides insights on critical aspects.
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Swiss Ribbons Pvt. Ltd. V. Union of India - Constitutional Validity of the Code
With the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ("Code" or "IBC") there has been a paradigm shift in the way the insolvency proceedings are being handled. The law provided for only two classes of creditors, one the operational creditors and the financial creditors. The way their rights are ascribed under the code, attracted judicial scrutiny.  Being an economic legislation where time bound resolution is major focus, the supreme court of India addressed the issues under IBC in a speedy manner. On January 25, 2019, the Hon'ble Apex Court pronounced a landmark judgement in the case of Swiss Ribbons Pvt. Ltd. v. Union of India upholding the constitutional validity of the Code. Through this podcast we discuss the various issues raised in the case and the rationale behind upholding the constitutional validity of various provisions under this code. Speaker:  Mr Himanshu Gupta is an advocate and is currently pursuing Graduate Insolvency Programme (GIP) at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs ('IICA'), Manesar. If VListen... We Learn! Keep Listening to VListen... India's First Podcast Channel on Insolvency Law!
19:53
January 25, 2020
Marriage of Indian Real Estate Sector and Block Chain Technology by Ms. Ankita Saxena
Speaker: Ms. Ankita Saxena is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer who is currently pursuing her course on Block Chain Technology for Business Enterprises from INSEAD, Singapore. This podcast is based on the research done by the speaker on the applicability of Block Chain Technology in the Indian Real Estate Sector and as to how it can be integrated. The benefits of such technology for the Insolvency Professionals, is also briefly covered. Keep listening to VListen!
15:09
November 19, 2019
Slump in Indian Real Estate Sector by Mr Kunal M Phatangare
Name of the Speaker: Mr Kunal M Phatangare Mr Kunal M Phatangare is an Advocate and Partner at M B Phatangare, Legal Consultants and Services, Nashik.  The real estate sector is under radar in the Indian economy and the difficulties of the stakeholders including government and home buyers have not been resolved yet. With the collapse of IL&FS and DHFL, the concentration on this sector has increased multi-fold. In this episode we discuss the probable reasons for such slump in the Indian Real Estate Sector. Keep listening to VListen!
10:43
November 18, 2019
Start-up Funding - by Mr. Vibhor Gupta, Chartered Accountant
Speaker: Mr Vibhor Gupta Mr Vibhor Gupta is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in boutique investment banking companies and asset restructuring companies. With his expertise in finance, he handled various funding projects for startups. For any startup to achieve its dream, one of the most important elements is funding. This podcasts helps the present and prospective investors to understand as to how startups can raise funds. Keep listening to VListen!
09:28
November 18, 2019
RERA - An Overview by Mr Manoj Basniwal
Speaker: Mr Manoj Basniwal Mr Manoj Basniwal is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner who has experience working in real estate company and who also appeared before the Real Estate Regulatory Authority. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 ("RERA"), was enacted to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Authority for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector of India with special focus on protection of the interest of consumers in the real estate sector. Through this season on RERA we will deliberate on various issues addressed by RERA and the intricacies of the same. This episode deals with the overview of RERA. Keep listening to VListen!
14:38
November 18, 2019
Restructuring of companies through schemes - an introduction by Mr Vijay S, Corporate Lawyer
Speaker: Mr Vijay S Mr Vijay is an advocate whose experience is majorly in the field of restructuring. He is currently researching on the concept of schemes and restructuring and as part of our podcasts we will get to listen to various interesting issues from him across various episodes in the entire series. Click here to follow Mr Vijay on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vijay-sekar-047a00117/ Restructuring of a business is a field on its own where there are no ready-made strategies available to adopt. Each deal has its unique nature of complexities and the strategy for every such deal changes with changing situations. To address the same, law provides for schemes which can be tailor-made and which will govern such restructuring. This podcast introduces the concept of restructuring and the changes introduced in the Companies Act, 2013 and also touches upon the legal fiction of considering securities premium as share capital. Keep listening to VListen!
15:08
November 17, 2019
Is early warning of stress need of the hour for Indian Insolvency Regime? by Mr Aditya Gupta, C.A. B.E.
Speaker: Mr Aditya Gupta Mr Aditya Gupta is a chartered accountant and electronic engineer who had an earlier experience in providing audit services to banks. .He has also acquired the Surveyor License from IRDA in Fire Insurance,Marine Cargo Insurance and Miscellaneous Insurance.He is also the member of IISLA( Indian Institute of Surveyor & Loss Assessor). He has also written an article on "How robust is Indian Insolvency Law vis-a-vis other Developed Nations?" comparing the insolvency regimes of five countries, viz., USA, UK, SIngapore, UAE and China with that of Indian insolvency framework. Click here to follow Mr Aditya Gupta on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aditya-gupta-b4a61690/ Insolvency has become the buzz word in India post enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). However, the Indian insolvency regime has always been reactive to stress and so is the IBC. This is a point of contention which can be debated, but there lies an important question as to whether early warning of stress need of the hour in Indian Insolvency Regime.  Through this podcast, VListen explored the need for early warning of stress and also about similar framework available in the jurisdiction of UAE. Keep listening to VListen!
13:24
November 17, 2019
Integration of Information Utilities and Block Chain Technology by Mr Pranjal Mahajan, Ind. Engineer
Speaker: Mr Pranjal Mahajan,  Mr Pranjal Mahajan is an Industrial Engineer who has vividly researched on block chain technology and his article on Bitcoin Lightning Network was published by Coinsutra (https://coinsutra.com/bitcoin-lightning-network/).   Click here to follow Mr Pranjal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranjal-mahajan-41298299/  Information Utilities are credit repositories which predominantly serve as a repository of legal evidence holding the information pertaining to any debt/claim, as submitted by the operational or financial creditor and verified and authenticated by the other parties to the debt.  The major role of an Information Utility under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, is to facilitate time-bound resolution by providing verified information to adjudicating authorities that do not require further authentication.  From this, we can understand the sensitivity of the data these information utilities handle and hence, the importance of data protection.  Through this podcast, VListen explores how Block Chain Technology can be integrated in information utilities to ensure data protection.  Keep listening to VListen!
14:01
November 17, 2019
Practical difficulties in handling CIRP with special focus on EPC Companies by Ms. Diksha Sharma, Ch
Speaker: Ms. Diksha Sharma Ms. Diksha Sharma is a Chartered Accountant who worked as a Financial Analyst with NTT Data Services and her most recent experience includes working in the core team of a Resolution Professional of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Company. Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, totally changed the rules of the game of insolvent companies. Unlike earlier insolvency regime, the current regime provides for creditor-in-control model. During CIRP, the powers of the Board get suspended and the same stand transferred to a Resolution Professional ("RP"). Hence, an RP takes over the management of the Company at a time when it is in doll drums, struggling to generate adequate cash flows. The situation becomes worse when the company in CIRP is an EPC company. Through this podcast we will deliberate on the practical difficulties an RP faces while handling CIRP of EPC Companies. Keep listening to VListen!
15:57
November 17, 2019
What went wrong with SICA? by Mr Sarthak Ohri, Chartered Accountant
Speaker: Mr Sarthak Ohri, Chartered Accountant The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 ("SICA"), was enacted to make special provisions for the timely detection of sick (and potentially sick) companies owning industrial undertakings. The Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction ("BIFR") was formed under the SICA to determine the sickness of such industrial companies and to prescribe measures either for the revival of potentially viable units or the closure of unviable companies. With the advent of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, the SICA has been repealed by the Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Repeal Act, 2003 (“Repeal Act”) with effect from December 1, 2016 and the BIFR and the Appellate Authority for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (“AAIFR”) have been dissolved. Listen to our podcast to understand how SICA functioned and what went wrong that it had to be repealed. Keep listening to VListen!
17:41
November 17, 2019