Foreign Direct Investment

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The Team

The FDI team is one of the prominent teams of the firm, with increasing investments in India, the expert team of partners in New Delhi, Mumbai and Goa offices of the firm. The FDI team also acts in close coordination with the key sectoral teams such as Automotive, Aviation, Biotechnology, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Bevrages, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom and Media-Broadcasting & Technology.

Our Practice

The firm advises and assist companies in investing India, with expert coordination from the key sectoral teams in navigating the regulations and procedures for setting up their operations in India. We advise the clients in the investment mechanism in India in greenfield as well brownfield investments.
Since the investment in India is permitted in specific sectors automatically without any prior approval and with prior government approval in approval route. We advise the clients on the sectoral restrictions, assist in seeking approvals in the approval route and ensuring critical compliances in the automatic route. We advise on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital funds, joint ventures and capital markets transactions including drafting joint venture agreement, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, memorandum and articles of association of joint venture companies.

The firm also provides comprehensive advise on the compliances of provisions relating to Foreign Investment Management Act (FEMA) 1999 relating to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India. The mainstay in seeking Foreign Direct Investment in India is the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India which has initiatives such as Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal(FIFP).

We also assist clients in obtaining licences to set up business in India as well all processes and approval for exports and imports. We have conducted due diligence and feasibility analysis of probable collaborators for our clients as well as negotiate and draft agreements.