Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement In Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry Case Today: Top Points

Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement In Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry Case Today: Top Points

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce today its judgement on the cross appeals filed by Tata Sons Pvt Ltd and Cyrus Investments Pvt Ltd against the NCLAT order which had restored Cyrus Mistry as the executive chairman of the over USD 100 billion salt-to-software Tata conglomerate. As per the Friday’s cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde would pronounce the verdict. The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, had on December 17 last year reserved the verdict in the matter. Notably, Mistry had succeeded Ratan Tata as chairman of Tata Sons in 2012 but was ousted four years later. Also Read – Expanding Retail Footprint? Tata Group in Final Stage to Acquire Stake in BigBasket, 1mg: Report

Tata Group, Tata Sons vs Cyrus Mistry in Supreme Court of India

  • Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group had told the top court On December 17 that removal of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of Tata Sons in a board meeting held in October 2016 was akin to a blood sport and ambush and was in complete violation of principles of corporate governance and pervasive violation of Articles of Association in the process.
  • Tata Group, on other hand, had vehemently opposed the allegations and said there was no wrong doing and the board was well within its right to remove Mistry as the chairman.
  • The apex court had on January 10 last year granted relief to Tata group by staying the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of December 18, 2019 by which Mistry was restored as the executive chairman of the conglomerate.
  • Tata Sons had earlier told the top court that it was not a ‘two-group company’ and there was no ‘quasi-partnership’ between it and Cyrus Investments Pvt Ltd.
  • In his reply to the Tatas’ petition challenging his reinstatement by the NCLAT last December, Mistry had also demanded that group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata should reimburse all the expenses to Tata Sons since his departure in December 2012 in keeping with best completo governance standards.
  • Mistry is seeking representation in the company in proportion to the 18.37 per cent stake held by his family, the cross-appeal has said.

Also Read – Tata-Mistry Case: Cyrus Mistry Left Board Meeting, Wrote Nasty Email, Claim Tata Sons; SC Reserves Judgment Also Read – Tata Group Likely to Buy 80% Stake in Online Grocer BigBasket For USD 1.3 Billion: Report

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