ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Often, as a lawyer or an entrepreneur starting out, the most basic question you are faced with is which legal entity to choose for running the business — a partnership, LLP, HUF or a company? In this programme, you will learn the factors that go into choosing one form of entity over another and the procedure for registration and dissolution. Further, the programme also takes you through drafting various agreements related to creating different entities. So whether you need to guide a startup, a family-run concern or business partners on which entity to choose and how to go about it, this programme will give you the tools necessary to succeed.
The path contains 4 courses given below.
ACL3: 05. Choosing an Entity
Learn various other forms of business organisation existing in India. It covers essential features and distinctions from one another. The course aims to help students appreciate the points that are taken into consideration while choosing an entity for a particular business model.
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16 March 2023 - 25 April 2023
ACL3: 06. Introduction to Contract Drafting
The course will enable you to draft, vet, or examine agreements to safeguard your or your client's interests. This course is designed to introduce various types of agreements leading to the incorporation or registration of entities.
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23 March 2023 - 6 June 2023
ACL3: 07. Incorporation, Registration and Conversion
This course runs you through the incorporation of various types of companies. It also deals with the incorporation of an LLP and registration of a partnership. The course also upskills one on practical things such as converting one form of business into another.
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4 May 2023 - 20 June 2023
ACL3: 13. Winding Up
The course covers the winding-up process for a company under the Companies Act, 2013. In particular, the reasons for winding up, petitions for winding up, summary procedure, liquidator, and dissolution.
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20 July 2023 - 5 September 2023
Who Should Take This Course?
Entrepreneurs and legal professionals: The team at EBC Learning has designed this programme to enable entrepreneurs and founders to get a grasp on choosing an entity for business. Young professionals and law students may also take this programme to effectively guide clients and business persons on this aspect. The programme deals with many practical aspects of incorporation and dissolution of business entities in India. The course speakers are highly qualified practitioners who can help one build their corporate law practice.
Corporate teams and in-house counsels: Given the rapid change in compliance requirements, very often in-house counsels of corporations are unable to get proper exposure and the necessary training in corporate law matters. In-person re-training and upskilling can prove costly and often requires time off work. An online course with classes on weekends is the ideal solution. Business owners can use this course to train their teams in corporate law matters. In the programme, you also make valuable connections with professionals across India, which can be a crucial resource in times of need.
How Should One Approach This Course?
We have designed the course to make it as flexible as possible so that you may easily fit it into your schedule. The programme includes videos, texts and live lectures. To make the most of the programme, one is expected to watch the videos, and read the texts during the week — i.e before attending class on the weekend. In this way, you may watch and understand all the content at your leisure during the week and attend practical workshop-like classes on weekends.
Do note that you may find it hard to follow the workshop-like classes in case you have not pre-watched the videos that are a part of each course and read the pre-reading materials. The course also requires writing pre-class notes where you can comment on the readings and videos. The instructor uses these notes to address your queries in class.
Mode of Instruction & Class Timings
The live sessions will be conducted online, and courses will be available on the EBC Learning platform (ebclearning.com).
Session Timings: Afternoon & Evening Sessions on Saturdays.
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Abhinandan Malik is Editor (Publications) & Director at EBC, India's top law publisher. He is a graduate of NALSAR University of Law with an LLM from the University of Toronto. He is skilled in E-Learning, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, and Legal Writing. He has 10+ years of editorial experience, conceptualising, guiding and editing publications at EBC. He is fond of guiding students, especially in the area of legal writing—an area in which he also offers courses. At NALSAR, he was the founder and editor of an inter-law school magazine and law review called The Edict. It comprised students from the top national law schools across India as editors. At the University of Toronto, he specialised in private law. His thesis was on the Horizontal Application of Fundamental Rights. He was also invited to be part of the Academic Council for the Refresher Program in Law titled “Evolutions in Legal Pedagogy” offered by NALSAR University, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Dr Charu Mathur
Dr Charu Mathur has rich and diverse expertise in corporate, commercial, civil, criminal and constitutional law matters. She is an Advocate on Record with the Supreme Court of India. She has represented parties which include cricketing bodies and educational institutions like IIT Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, BPUT Orissa, MPUAT Rajasthan, and private engineering and medicine colleges of Gujarat and Orissa.
Dr Pratima Narayan
Dr Pratima Narayan is an Advocate, Mediator and Co-founder of Techlawlogi Consulting LLP. She is an Editor and Consultant at EBC Learning. She has offered courses on consumer law, arbitration, e-commerce, contract law and corporate law on the platform. She has authored a book on ‘Electronic Commerce: Legal Compliance’, published by Eastern Book Company. The book comprehensively outlines the various legal and regulatory frameworks and compliance for e-commerce players. Dr Pratima has served the legal academia for over two decades as a visiting faculty at various reputed law schools and business schools. Dr Pratima holds a Doctorate in Law from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.
Juhi Roy is a graduate of ILS Law College, Pune. She has previously worked as a Senior Associate in the General Corporate team of Argus Partners, Kolkata. She has also worked with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai; Network 18 Media and Investments Limited, Mumbai; Wadia Ghandy & Co., Mumbai; and SA Partners, Mumbai. Her primary expertise is in corporate transactional and corporate advisory work and has an extensive experience in leading teams conducting legal due diligence exercises for M&A transactions and negotiating and drafting transactional documents.
Badrinath Srinivasan, LL.M., FIII, MCIArb, works at the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Ministry of Petroleum on Natural Gas, Government of India as Senior Manager (Legal). He advises DGH on contract related issues and handles high stakes international arbitrations and litigations in the petroleum exploration and production sector. He writes in various forums on contract law, drafting and dispute resolution. His research papers have been published in major research journals such as Economic and Political Weekly, Supreme Court Cases, Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, etc. His works have been cited in several reputed national and international publications and by the Hon’ble Madras High Court. Badrinath is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is a fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. He writes extensively in the Practical Academic Blog (www.praticalacademic.blogspot.in).
Pradyumna Anil Purohit
Pradyumna Anil Purohit is a Course Author, Instructional Designer, and Innovator at EBC Learning. He is also the Chief Academic Consultant at Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies (MGCPS), O.P. Jindal Global University (OPJGU). Pradyumna was formerly an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). He is a graduate in law with a major in Political Science and honours in Constitutional Law. Pradyumna pursued his LL.M. (Master of Laws) in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick, England and was the recipient of the Upendra Baxi Scholarship. He has also earned an M.Litt. (Master of Letters) from School of History, Institute of Legal and Constitutional Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He is a passionate educator and has been vocal about academic governance for a long time. He has trained faculties and institutions for IQAC and processes under the NAAC and various ranking frameworks.
Ruchi is a rank holder CA with 15+ years of rich and diversified Big 4 (PwC & EY) and industry experience in M&A, strategy, deals structuring, tax due diligence, income tax, company law, FEMA, SEBI, and other allied regulatory laws. She has advised domestic as well as international clients, promoters/founders, startups and investors on various inbound and outbound buy side and sell side transactions, business structuring, overseas expansions, India entry strategies etc. She also works with family offices on tax matters, family trust, succession planning, transactions, and restructuring.
Victor started his academic career with the Institute of Law, Nirma University as an Assistant Professor in 2012 followed by the School of Law, Galgotias University, from 2015 till August 2021. Presently, he is associated with the School of Law and Justice, Adamas University. In the area of corporate and allied laws, not only has he presented and participated in various academic discourses but has also delivered expert lectures and conducted certificate courses in corporate law and mediation law. During his academic career, he has dealt with subjects such as Company Law, ADR and Mediation Law, Competition Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions, Law on Infrastructure Development, Property Law, Law of Contract and Interpretation of Statutes. Presently, Mr Nayak is pursuing his Doctorate Degree from WBNUJS, Kolkata in the area of Takeover Laws.
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What is EBC Learning?
EBC Learning is the educational arm of Eastern Book Company, a 75+ year-old company and India’s leading law publisher and provider of legal textbooks, EBC Reader, EBC Webstore, EBC Explorer, Supreme Court Cases (SCC) and SCC Online.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
Students who enrol are expected to have basic knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and computer applications. Everyone should have a working webcam and microphone (either inbuilt or external). It is advised to have good internet speed. It is important to note that the EBC Learning LMS can be accessed through laptops or desktops via an internet browser such as Google Chrome. The ebclearning.com platform is not compatible with mobile devices.
How long is one live session class?
A live session will be of approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for class discussions and faculty interaction.
In addition to the sessions, how many hours of work are required per week?
A minimum of 8 hours of reading engagement is required. In addition, 2 hours per week would be required to watch Annex-Course video tutorials and solve class assignments.
What if I miss a session?
Live recordings will be made available to you soon after the session. However, you will lose any marks allocated to Class Participation and In-Class Assignments.
How will I be evaluated? Will there be an exam at the end of the course?
There will be no end examination. You will be evaluated on a continual basis throughout the course. You will be evaluated on pre-class assignments, class participation and final assignments for each module. As the last assignment of the course, you will have the option to appear for a viva or submit a substantial piece of writing for evaluation.
What is the minimum score to obtain a certificate?
One must score a minimum of 65% to get receive a certificate in the programme.
What happens if I don't score 65%.
The EBC Learning programmes stand for academic excellence and mastery of the subject. Our team is dedicated to helping the student achieve that mastery. Therefore in order to successfully complete the programme one must score a minimum of 65%. However, in case one does not score a minimum of 65% students can, upon payment of a fee, be admitted to the next cohort of the programme. In limited cases, students can also re-submit their select assignments for re-evaluation.
What is the cohort size of the programme?
We believe in the small group teaching format and so aim to keep the class size small. We would try our best to organise participants into small groups of students.
Is there any entrance test for enrolment?
No, the admission to the Path is on a rolling basis.
Can I pay the tuition fees on a no-cost EMI basis?