Law is regarded as ‘the last great untapped source of competitive advantage’. But traditionally, the legal and regulatory environment is viewed as an ‘impediment to growth’ or constraint in doing business. With strong and updated legal expertise, organisations can strategize effectively, create competitive advantages and reduce any financial threats.
Keeping this in mind, IIM Calcutta has designed the Executive Programme in Business and Corporate Laws for working professionals who have an active interest in understanding the legal aspects of business, especially in today’s dynamic times. The programme shall address the different facets of business and its operation including strategic understanding of the legal environment to improve a firm’s competitive advantage, leveraging regulatory framework in designing strategies to differentiate in a dynamic and disruptive environment, minimize organizational and financial risks and other aspects. Having a reasonable understanding of the regulatory framework will help the manager/executive in designing the strategies and counter strategies for competitive advantage.
- Formulate strategic decisions effectively
- Leverage toolkits to take informed decisions
- Devise corporate strategies without legal loopholes and implications
- Upgrade your knowledge with the latest and important developments
Working managers / self employed with an experience profile of two years or more, who are at least graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline with 50% marks. Importance will also be given to tapplicant’s background and motivation based on the application form submitted. Professionals with higher experience profile would also benefit from the programme.
The programme is segregated into the following set of 6 focused modules equipping the participants with the necessary models, tools, and application knowledge to enhance their professional capabilities.
Regulatory framework of corporate governance, evolving ESG considerations, Role of SEBI and various SEBI committees on corporate governance. Ÿ Corporate restructuring through mergers, de-merger, reverse merger Ÿ Role of NCLT in Merger Ÿ Acquisition of shares in listed companies and Take Over Code Ÿ Direct and In-direct acquisitions Ÿ Acquisition of businesses/ assets (Slump sale) Ÿ Joint Ventures – Company Law Issues Ÿ Joint Ventures – Contractual Issues
Regulatory framework of fund raising Ÿ Public Offers and Private Placements Ÿ Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Ÿ FEMA and Foreign Investment Ÿ Investments under Portfolio Investment Scheme Ÿ Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: Salient features of Introduction to Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) along with important case studies
The participants will be familiarized with the legal framework for national and international framework for effective dispute resolution. Ÿ Dispute resolution through Arbitration, conciliation and mediation - rules and procedures, Arbitration institutions, arbitration award and its challenge Ÿ Dispute resolution in international trade- WTO DSU/FTA Dispute Settlement Clause Ÿ Investment dispute resolution – Investment arbitration/ICSID Ÿ Case studies
The legal framework for of Intellectual Property Protection will be covered. Ÿ TRIPS Agreement Ÿ Patent law: fundamentals, patentability conditions, patent infringement, patent licensing Ÿ Trademark: law and eligibility for trademark registration, trademark infringement, assignment and licensing of trademarks Ÿ Copyright: economic and moral rights, infringement of copyright, fair dealing defenses Ÿ Trade-secret protection
The legal framework of Corporate liability for products and services offered to the public and the consumer protection and competition framework will be covered. Ÿ Corporate liability for Tort and Crime Ÿ Unfair Trade Practices (UTP) – fraud and misrepresentation Ÿ Restrictive Trade Practices (RTP) – anti-competitive agreements and practices Ÿ Defective goods and deficient services Ÿ Ambush marketing, tele-marketing, sms Ÿ Data protection and privacy Ÿ Competition Act 2002: Abuse of Dominant Position; Non-Compete Agreements; Combinations
Focus would be on regulatory framework for international trade for goods and services and investment.;the legal framework provided under the WTO rules governing all business activities in goods and services, including, but not limited to the regulation of tariffs and non-tariff barriers during entry and exist of goods and services, unfair trade practice, subsidies, health and product safety, safeguards, remedies and the progressive liberalization of market. Ÿ WTO – basics principles and exceptions Ÿ Trade remedies – anti-dumping – subsidies - safeguards Ÿ Technical barriers and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS and TBT) measures (standardization, quality control, packing) Ÿ Trade in services Ÿ TRIMs Ÿ WTO Plus agreements - Free Trade Agreements/Regional Trade Agreements Ÿ Investment Law (FET, MFN, Expropriation); India Modal BIT Ÿ Case studies
Candidates will successfully complete the program if they have received Poor grades in not more than two courses. Successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from IIM Calcutta. Those with requisite participation but unable to complete successfully will receive a Certificate of Participation. It will be mandatory for participants to attend the campus visit for successful completion of the programme. The campus visits will be conducted subject to the evolving pandemic situation and will depend on government and institute guidelines related to the pandemic.
|Fee Particulars||Amount (in )|
|Application Fee (Non refundable)||2,500 + GST|
|Total fees: (Excluding Application Fee)||2,50,000 + GST|
|No. of Installments -Total amount to be paid in 3 installments.|
|Instalment No.||Amount (in )|
|Instalment I||85,000 + GST|
|Instalment II||85,000 + GST|
|Instalment III||80,000 + GST|
|Timeline and Dates|
|Application closure date||31-Aug-2022|
|Programme Commencement Date||01-Nov-2022|
The pedagogy is highly interactive with a judicious blend of theory & practical inputs, case studies, assignments & campus visit. The lectures will be enriched with corporate examples and general discussions.
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