BA 4105

Legal Aspects of Business

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Course ID
BA 4105
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester I

OBJECTIVE:
• The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with various laws that will help them to refine their understanding of how law affects the different aspects of business.

UNIT I COMMERCIAL LAW

THE INDIAN CONTRACT ACT 1872
Definition of contract, essentials elements and types of a contract, Formation of a contract,
performance of contracts, breach of contract and its remedies, Quasi contracts – Contract Of Agency: Nature of agency, Creation and types of agents, Authority and liability of Agent and principal: Rights and duties of principal and agents, termination of agency.


THE SALE OF GOODS ACT 1930 Nature of Sales contract, Documents of title, risk of loss,
Guarantees and Warranties, performance of sales contracts, conditional sales and rights of an unpaid seller –

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT 1881: Nature and requisites of negotiable instruments. Types of negotiable instruments, liability of parties, holder in due course, special rules for Cheque and drafts, discharge of negotiable instruments.

 

UNIT II COMPANY LAW AND COMPETITION ACT
COMPANY ACT 1956&2013 Major principles – Nature and types of companies, Formation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Prospectus, Power, duties and liabilities of Directors,winding up of companies, Corporate Governance.
Competition Act 2002 – Introduction, Definitions, Enquiry into Certain Agreements and Dominant
Position of Enterprise and Combinations.

UNIT III INDUSTRIAL LAW
An Overview of Factories Act – Payment of Wages Act – Payment of Bonus Act – Industrial Disputes Act.

UNIT IV CORPORATE TAX & GST
Corporate Tax Planning, Corporate Taxes and Overview of Latest Developments in Indirect tax Laws relating to GST:An introduction including constitutional aspects, Levy and collection of CGST & IGST, Basic concept of time and value of supply, Input tax credit, Computation of GST Liability, Registration, Tax Invoice, Credit & Debit Notes, Electronic Way bill, Returns, Payment of taxes including Reverse Charge

UNIT V CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT AND INTRODUCTION OF CYBER LAWS
Consumer Protection Act – Consumer rights, Procedures for Consumer grievances redressal, Types of consumer Redressal Machineries and Forums– Cyber crimes, IT Act 2000 and 2002, Cyber Laws, Introduction of IPR IntellectualProperty Laws- Introduction, Legal Aspects of Patents, Filing of Patent Applications, Rights from Patents, Infringement of Patents, Copyright and its Ownership, Infringe ment of Copyright, Civil Remedies for Infringement.– Copy rights, Trade marks, Patent Act. Introduction, Right to Information Act, 2005.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOME:
• Understand the fundamental legal principles in developing various contracts and commercial laws in the business world
•  Identify the common forms of business associations and elements of Corporate Governance
•  Develop insights regarding the laws related to industrial environment
•  Ability to understand the fundamentals of corporate tax and GST
•  Understand the role of consumer rights and cyber laws in the modern business environment

REFERENCES:

1. N. D. Kapoor, Elements of Mercantile Law, Sultan Chand and Company, India, 2017.
2. P. K. Goel, Business Law for Managers, Biztantatara Publishers, India, 2017.
3. Akhileshwar Pathak, Legal Aspects of Business, Tata McGraw Hill,, 6th Edition 2018.
4. Ravinder Kumar, Legal Aspects of Business, New Delhi: Cengage Learning, 4 th edition, 2016.
5 Sinha P.K, Dr. Vinod Singhania, Text Book of Indirect Tax, Taxman Publication, New Delhi
6. Taxmann, GST Manual with GST Law Guide & Digest of Landmark Rulings, 11th Edition, 2019
7. P. P. S. Gogna, Mercantile Law, S. Chand & Co. Ltd., India, Fourth Edition, 2015.
8. Dr. Vinod K. Singhania, Direct Taxes Planning and Management, 11 th, 2007.
9. Richard Stim, Intellectual Property- Copy Rights, Trade Marks, and Patents, Cengage Learning, 15 th edition 2017.
10. Daniel Albuquerque, Legal Aspect of Business, Oxford,2 nd edition, 2017
11. Ravinder Kumar– Legal Aspect of Business.– Cengage Learning, 4 th Edition-2016.
12.V.S. Datey, GST Ready Reckoner, 9 th edition, 2019