SEBI has recently notified the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (“SEBI Listing Regulations”) replacing the Listing agreement. SEBI in its board meeting (For details refer to SEBI Press Release (PR No. 130/2014) dated 19 November 2014) had discussed the of conversion of existing listing agreements into a single comprehensive regulation for various types of listed securities. Finally, the SEBI notified the SEBI Listing Regulations aiming to consolidate and streamline the existing listing agreements for different segments of the capital market into one single document across various types of securities listed on the stock exchanges.
Notification of SEBI Listing Regulations can be seen as a welcome move by SEBI streamlining and consolidating the post listing requirements under the Listing Agreement and various SEBI circulars. This would aid in simplifying doing business in India through a listed company and also increase transparency which in turn would boast investor confidence for investing in Indian listed companies