Under Indian law, someone unconnected with the business but with the skills and experience to be a director, can join the board as an “additional director” and bring a fresh perspective to how the company is managed. In this article we examine the steps needed to appoint such a director and how additional directors can help drive company growth.

The case of Anupam Mittal Vs. People Interactive (India) Pvt. Ltd highlights the significance of the National Company Law Tribunal’s exclusive jurisdiction for claims for oppression and mismanagement and throws light on the Indian Courts’ approach to issues of arbitrability and anti-enforcement injunctions against orders of foreign courts.