India has been on constant path of growth resulting in various complex transactions by business houses which may involve different countries, different laws / regulations. We provide consultancy in relation to a transactions that is proposed to be executed. In providing advice, we consider the commercial imperatives of the transaction and in this light provide advice to structure the transaction in the manner that is regulatory compliant and tax efficient.

Transactions typically include establishing new businesses in India, inbound investment, outbound investment, acquistions, takeover, joint venture, setting up and structuring venture capital funds, private equity funds, public market funds, expansion of existing businesses, cross border transaction lease, rendering services or selling products to Indian clients, marketing activities in India and such other transactions contemplated by foreign companies or Indian companies.

The transaction advice may involve analysis of various laws some of which are illustrated below:

  • Income-tax Act, 1961
  • Service tax regulations
  • Excise and customs regulations
  • Sales tax / value added tax regulations
  • Stamp duty related regulations
  • RBI exchange control regulations
  • RBI Banking and NBFC regulations
  • Other RBI regulations formulated from time to time
  • SEBI Takeover code
  • SEBI venture capital / FII regulations
  • Other SEBI regulations formulated from time to time
  • STPI (Software Technology Park of India) matters including registration assistance
  • SEZ (Special Economic Zone) matters including registration assistance
  • Import-export Consultancy & documentation

We analyze regulatory and tax framework on comprehensive basis and offer our comments on the proposed transaction