Friday, July 14, 2017

Company Secretaries need to master advocacy skills & courtroom etiquette

Bengaluru: Company Secretaries must have advocacy skills and courtroom etiquette to be successful in their profession said Prof Dr. Nandimath O V, Reg.National Law School of India University (NLSIU) at the he 42nd Regional Conference of Company Secretaries in B'luru yesterday.
"Advocacy refers to the process of trying to persuade others to support your position or point of view. One has to be strategic in ones advocacy. This trait was ideally associated with lawyers from time immemorial. NCLT has opened this new arena for professionals like Company Secretaries and, Chartered Accountants.

Etiquette is essential for making a good impression; especially true in the courtroom, where there are many stated and unstated, rules of conduct for litigants, attorneys, jurors and other attendees. A good courtroom etiquette can aid in a case decision being made in your favour,"
he added.
It may be noted that Central Government constituted National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under Section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 w.e.f from 1st June 2016 to handle corporate civil disputes arising under the Act.
D. P. Nagendra Kumar, IRS, Principal Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise, Ritvik Pandey, IAS, Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Rostow Ravanan, CEO & Managing Director, Mindtree Ltd,CS Sethuraman K, Chief Compliance Officer and Group Company Secretary, Reliance Industries Limited were some of the other speakers at the conference.