The Government has said that as per the proposed Companies Bill 2009, the companies registered under the Companies Act, 1956 and companies incorporated in the jurisdiction of such countries as may be notified from time to time by the Central Government, may merge or amalgamate. By virtue of the specific clause on Cross Border merger in the proposed Bill, an Indian company would be able to merge with a foreign company incorporated outside India and vice-versa. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha in a written reply Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for Corporate Affairs, said that the Companies Bill, 2009 is likely to be introduced in the present session of the Parliament.



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