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Certificate Course on Banking Sector and Allied Laws: Specific Reference to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016: August 08-09, 2019


We are delighted to inform that Training and Placement Cell & Research and Publication Cell, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in collaboration with S K Singhi and Co. has organised Certificate Course on Banking Sector And Allied Laws: Specific Reference To Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016 on August 08-09, 2019. 

Rightly or wrongly there is an apprehension in the mind of an entrepreneur that setting-up a business in India is a cumbersome process and it involves many layers of approvals or what is known in colloquial language as “inspector-raj.” While it is fact that things have improved in the last 5 years and India’s ratings in the global ranking has considerably gone up with respect to the ease of doing business, much needs to be done.

As stated above ease of doing business involves providing for an easy exit for the investors, globally, a country is considered as fit for investment not only with respect to the “ease” in investment i.e. inbound investment, but also involves “ease” in exiting the business.

Historically, India did not have any such laws, which allowed an investor to exit a business especially when the business shows signs of stress. While the Indian legal system is considered at par with the world’s other jurisdiction in content. In reality, the long delays which takes place in the juridical fora with multiple right of Appeals was always looked upon by foreign investors as a detriment to investment and ease of doing business.

However, this course is more on the other side of a coin namely, how to easily get out of a business, namely an investment made in a business, without waiting for years to come and ultimately writing-off the said investment as a bad investment.

The success of a business depends on the availability of finance from Banks and Financial Institutions at competitive rates. Banking is the backbone of any economy. However, banks were striving to fulfill their obligations of lending in order to industrialize India and thereby create jobs, over the years Banks were plagued with the problem of recovery of their advances especially when the business becomes non-viable and is classified as a Non-Performing Asset.
This threatened the very existence of the Banking system, which always turned to the Government for capitalization.

It is also a fact that while RBI the regulator stood to its ground and avoided a crash of banking system as it happened in the western countries in the year 2007-2008, running a public sector bank became a burden on the taxpayers. Therefore, this course is all about the steps taken by the legislature to effectively weed out the non-performing companies/business and find an easy exit for the Investors as well as the Financial Institutions and the service providers.

In this connection the Parliament in its wisdom has come down with various legislations, the legislations can be roughly divided into the following 4 categories:

  • Establishment of a special court under the Recovery of Debt due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993
  • Sick Industrial Companies Act, 1985 (SICA)
  • The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI)
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
Teaching Sessions
Day I – August 08, 2019
Session Timings Particulars
I 9.30 am – 11:30am Ease Of Doing Business And Problems Faced By Banks And Financial Institutions In Tackling NPA’s
Lunch Break – 11:30am – 12:00noon
II 12:01pm – 02:00pm Special Laws: RBDDI Act & SICA
III 02:01pm – 02:30pm Recap And Clarifications On The Questions, if any


Day II – August 09, 2019
Session Timings Particulars
IV 9.30 am – 11:30am Special Laws: SARFAESI, IBC
Lunch Break – 11:30am – 12:00noon
V 12:01pm – 02:00pm Special Laws: SARFAESI, IBC
VI 02:01pm – 02:30pm Recap And Clarifications On The Questions, if any
About the Resource Persons

Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan, Senior Partner, S.K. Singhi & Co. (Advocates)

Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Partner at S.K. Singhi & Co., Mumbai. Formerly, he worked as Legal Advisor and was heading the Legal Operations & Human Resources Group of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. (ARCIL), Mumbai, one of India’s largest and premier ARC. Prior to that, he was the President & Head of Law Department- heading the Legal department of AXIS Bank Ltd, Mumbai for 14 years. Axis Bank is a new generation Private sector bank having over 3000 branches across India and abroad. The team of Axis Bank comprised of more than 35 dual qualified Professionals.

Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan has in-depth understanding of matters related to Documentation, Structured finance, Mergers and Takeovers, Capital Markets, Capital raising, GDR’S / Cross Border, Acquisition, setting up of Foreign Branches, financing companies for foreign acquisition, Private Banking, Taxation Laws, Banking Laws, Suit Filings and Litigation, Civil and Criminal Laws, Recoveries of Debts including SARFAESI related issues, Documentation, of all types of loans and structured finances, IPR, Trade Marks and Copyright Laws, Corporate & Structured Finances and compliance.
Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan is proficient in drafting legal documents and appearing before courts and tribunals.

Mr. B Gopalakrishnan is a dynamic and result oriented legal professional with over 4 decades of experience in legal areas encompassing Banking, Corporate, Capital Market and Business Laws, Cross Border Transaction & procedures, Human Resource issues and Employee Grievance Redressal, Litigation & Cross Border Transaction & Litigation and International Arbitration and Mutual Fund Documentation.

In 2013, Legal Era awarded Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan with the award for “Outstanding Contribution by an in-house Legal Counsel”

Mr. B Gopalakrishnan is associated with several organisation including: Member-Income Tax Appellate Tribunal bar Association, Ahmadabad; Member-the Corporate Counsel Committee of the Society of Indian Law Firms 
(SILF); Member-Indian Banker’s Association, Legal and Operational Committee till 30/09/13; Member-Asian Law and Economics Association and presents paper at each of its 
meeting; Member-Indian National Bar Association; Founder President of Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI).

Mr. B Gopalakrishnan’s educational qualifications include B.A (English language & Literature) from Fatima Matha National College, Kerala University (1973); LL.B (with Tax Laws as elective) from Kerala Law Academy, Law College, Trivandrum (1976); LLM in Constitutional Law from Kakathiya University; Diploma in International Law from London School of Economics, London in 
2003. (1 month Residential Course); Certificate course on Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright from IIPS and Executive MBA in Human Resources from National School of Business Management, Chennai (an autonomous institution ISO Certified)  

Date, Time and Venue

August 08-09, 2019 | 09:30am – 02:30pm

Seminar Hall, Third Floor, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA

Contact Person

Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
Assistant Professor & Head – HR and Training, Training and Placement Cell
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Ms. Meera Mathews,
Assistant Professor & Head – Administration, Research and Publication Cell
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