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corporate law

India has a complicated and detailed exchange control regime. We have extensive experience working with foreign investors on their India strategy and also guiding them through the regulatory framework for foreign investment – whether this relates to acquisitions or setting up of greenfield or joint ventures.

We advise corporations through all stages of the business life cycle, including:

Our partners appreciate the differing economic characteristics across various sectors, and have developed deep domain knowledge of heavily regulated sectors such as banking, mutual funds, insurance, stock and commodities exchanges.

We advise companies on entry strategies into India which include setting up wholly owned subsidiaries, Foreign Collaborations, entering joint ventures, opening branch / liaison offices in India. The legal team has detailed industry knowledge with core legal skills. Every transaction demands the right structure and in depth risk analysis. Issues such as regulatory, tax, corporate governance, competition, employment, intellectual property must be understood for any forward execution of business plans. We also advises our clients on the requisite approvals required from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board ("FIPB") and the Reserve Bank of India ("RBI") in the event of foreign investment in an Indian company, whether in the form of joint ventures or wholly owned subsidiaries. The team assists in due diligence, preparation of legal documentation, negotiations, closing and post closing of the deal.

The Firm advises on various key issues like :-

(i) Incorporation of Companies & LLPs and matters related therewith like setting up of operations in India and regulatory compliances;

(ii) filing of petitions & representation before the CLB;

(iii) Approvals & Representation before Central Government, Regional Director, and ROCs;

(iv) Drafting of Prospectus / Letter of Offer / other related document and allied Corporate Governance matters of Companies Act;

(v) Corporate Restructuring, Winding up & Reduction of Share Capital and allied matters;

(vi) Drafting of requisite agreements including shareholder/ share purchase/ Shares & Debentures Subscription Agreements etc.