In recent times, the protection of minority shareholders has become a critical issue in the corporate world. Prospectus, which is a legal document that provides information to potential investors about a company's financial situation and future plans, plays a vital role in protecting the interests of minority shareholders.
This research paper seeks to undertake a critical analysis of the Indian law and practice concerning the protection of minority shareholders through the use of prospectus. The study will examine the legal framework for prospectus under the Companies Act 2013 and evaluate its effectiveness in safeguarding minority shareholders' interests.
The paper will also assess the disclosure requirements in prospectus and analyze their adequacy in ensuring transparency and preventing fraudulent practices. The role of auditors in verifying the accuracy of information provided in prospectus will also be evaluated, along with the penalties for false statements.
The research will utilize a combination of primary and secondary data sources, including case studies and interviews with experts in the field of corporate law. The study will also draw on international best practices to provide a comprehensive analysis of the issue.
Ultimately, the paper aims to provide insights into the challenges facing the protection of minority shareholders through the use of prospectus in India and suggest possible reforms to the legal framework to enhance their protection.