Legal & Regulatory Aspects

Legal Aspects

Every enterprise needs to consider the legislation and rules of land while starting the business. In India, a major law regulating various aspects of a company is the Companies Act, 1956. Other important legislation that should be known to enterprises are Indian Contracts Act, 1872, the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951; Trade Unions Act; the Competition Act, 2002; the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996; the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999; laws relating to intellectual property rights; and laws relating to labour welfare.

Read more on various legislation by clicking the links below:



There are many websites that host a database of various acts, rules and regulations applicable in India. Some of the links are given below:

  • India Code – The Government’s database of various laws. It contains all Central Acts of Parliament right from 1836 onwards. Each Act includes: Short Title, Enactment Date, Sections, Schedule and also Foot notes.
  • - Provides information about Indian law, specimen deeds, forms and calculators for income tax and stamp duty.
  • Laws of India - Provides laws of various states in India; hosts search engine to locate laws.
  • - Web resource for legal, tax and regulatory issues. Includes legal news, jobs and careers, professional search.
  • - Information about various Indian laws and government policies. Features a lawyer search service, online legal help.
  • Taxmann - Contents include acts, bills, rules, regulations, circulars, notifications and judgments in Tax and Corporate Laws