FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND REGULATION

We provide assistance to foreign companies for routing entry strategies for investment in India and assisting them through Government regulations and procedures for setting up their operations in India. Our lawyers have in depth knowledge of international markets and the Foreign Investment Management Act (FEMA), 1999 and have comprehensive experience in cross border transactions.

We assist clients in obtaining necessary approvals from the concerned authorities such as Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Secretariat for Industrial Assistance (SIA), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), etc. We also assist our clients in Industrial licensing, Government contracts, transfer of technology and licensing and repatriation. We have advised and assisted clients such as IREO, Nelson Planning and Design Pvt. Ltd, Masonite India, etc. on routing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the fields of telecommunication, construction, single brand retailing, power, hotel, tourism, etc. We have significant experience in dealing with mergers & acquisitions, private equity, joint venture agreements, international securities and capital markets transactions. We assist companies in raising capital by way of FCCB’s, ADR/GDR, etc.

We also advise foreign companies to determine the most appropriate vehicles for their desired investment in India, ranging from establishing a Liaison Office, Branch Office, Project Office, Joint Venture, Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Holding Companies and Acquisition of an existing company. We assist companies in obtaining approvals from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing branch, liaison, project and site office. We also advise on various provisions and procedures relating to imports and exports.

We conduct due diligence and feasibility analysis of probable collaborations in India. We draft various agreements such as joint venture agreement, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, memorandum and articles of association of companies for our clients.