13 February 2010
Respected Experts, I will be glad to know the answer for my following: Can a Pvt Ltd co accept loans from a partnership firm of which all the partners are the share holders of the company.Kindly cite any case laws on the issue. Regards...
17 February 2010
A private company can allow loans from a firm where all the partners are shareholders of the company. The provisions regarding acceptance of loans and deposits by a private company are very less stringent or in many cases not applicable to private company. So, there is no problem in your case for accepting loans from the firm. However, there may arise a problem in advancing loan to the related parties in case of a private companies or closely held public companies, as the Sections of deemed dividend my come into picture.
18 February 2010
There is no need for a circular. The Companies Act has not restricted the acceptance of loans, secured or unsecured, from directors, their friends or relatives. The only restriction is that it cannot accept deposits or loans from a public at a large by issue of prospectus or any similar document. So, if it is not restricted, it means that it is allowed.