Dr Avtar Singh’s Business Law has gained an enviable reputation of being the most authoritative work on the subject. An attempt has been made to capture the provisions of the Acts into topics, avoiding a section-wise narration.
Since the last edition, substantial changes have been made to the Companies Act, 2013 by the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 and Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017. These have been covered in this new edition. Further, it also covers amendments made to the Competition Act, 2002 by the Finance Act, 2017; amendments made to the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 by the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015; and amendments made to the Partnership Act, 1932 by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
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This book follows a simple and lucid style for easy understanding of the subject and has long been on the list of recommended books for the use of students of Law, Commerce, MBA, Cost Accountancy, Cost and Works Accountancy, Company Secretaryship, etc.
"The book has long been on the list of recommended books for the use of students of law and commerce and students of Masters of Business Administration, Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretaryship etc. This book is also indispensable to practising lawyers and professionals dealing with the subject." —Kerala Law Times
"The refreshing quality of clarity and simplicity of language, the logical arrangement of the topics and treatment and the comprehensives of the case materials remain the hallmark of the work." —The Economic Times
"...when it was first published in 1973, almost drove out of circulation all other books on the subject. Since then the book has become almost indispensable..." —The Administrator, National Academy of Administration, Mussorie
"A standard text book for students of various disciplines; a dependable handbook for teachers; an easy-to-understand guide for businessmen and professionals." —Kerala University Journal of Legal Studies
"...recommended for corporates, advocates and other professionals and also for students undergoing professional courses." —Chartered Secretary
"...is highly informative and is well written in a highly readable form. —Academy Law Review
"... book is a easy read for students who are interested in learning basic business law concepts".- Pavithra. R, Asst. Professor of Law, School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru
"....Legal content and coverage of the law is excellent"- Hemavathi S. Shekhar, Asst. Professor, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Chartered Secretary "The book deals with all important aspects of Mercantile Law relating to contracts, partnerships, sale of goods and hire purchase, consumer protection, negotiable instruments and company law. It is an improved version with updated Indian case law and foreign case law on the subject. A profusion of headings and sub-headings has also be provided so as to facilitate easy location of any issue under consideration. The book is recommended for corporates, advocates and other professionals as also students undergoing professional courses."
Academy Law Review "It is boon to have a very handy book covering such diverse subjects like the general principles of the law of contract, partnership, sale of goods and hire purchase, unfair trade practices, consumer protection, and negotiable instruments. The book under review is highly informative and is well written in a highly readable form. The book will be of great use not only to the law student and law teachers but also to businessmen, industrialists, professional advisors and for those who appear for competitive examinations."
Kerala University Journal of Legal Studies "A standard text book for students of various disciplines such as business administration, chartered accountancy, company secretaryship and law; a dependable handbook for teachers; an easy-to-understand guide for businessmen and professionals - these are in short the qualities of the book under review, which has stood the test of time and is now in its seventh edition."
Sonia Maan, Assistant Professor, VIPS , IP University: "The book is very informative with respect to different laws dealing with partnership, negotiable instruments etc. The reader will feel enlightened".
Niyati Pandey, Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU, Gujarat: " A big book with concise disicussion on wide range of laws and statutes. A one stop book for the readers of business".
About The Author
Dr. Avtar Singh, B.Com., LL.M., LL.D, is a multi-faceted personality, who has adorned his cap with multiple feathers- Author, Advocate, Professor. He has been awarded with numerous prestigious honours like Saraswati Sammaan by the U.P. Government and Vidya Bhushan Sammaan by the Hindi Sansthan in U.P., for his contributions in the field of legal education. In his decades long career he has been a visiting professor of Business Laws at IIM, Lucknow and Reader in Law at Lucknow University.
Titles written by him have been prescribed by many leading universities and have been lauded by both students and teachers. His works and writing style have been appreciated both Nationally and Internationally.
He has followed his signature style of writing in all his works- the most comprehensive study of the subject that he takes in his hands in a simple and lucid language. He has written in both English and Hindi languages.
His list of works include: Business Law, Company Law (in English and Hindi), Competition Law, Consumer Protection: Law and Practice, Contract Law (Easy Law Series), Introduction to Company Law (in English and Hindi), Introduction to Law of Negotiable Instruments, Introduction to Partnership (including Limited Liability Partnership) (in English and Hindi), Intellectual Property Law, Law of Arbitration and Conciliation (in English and Hindi), Laws of Banking and Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Law of Carriage (Air, Land and Sea), Law of Contract and Specific Relief (in English and Hindi), Law of Insolvency, Law of Insurance, Law of Partnership (Principles, Practice & Taxation), Law of Sale of Goods (in English and Hindi), Negotiable Instruments (in English and Hindi), Textbook on Law of Contract and Specific Relief.
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