Doing Business in India

India’s economic policies are designed to attract significant capital inflows into India on a sustained basis and to encourage technology collaborations between Indian concerns and foreign entities. Policy initiatives taken over the last decade by successive finance ministers of India have resulted in inflows of foreign investment in diverse sectors of the economy.

We provide services to the prospective foreign investors in order to facilitate their investments into India.

Our services include the following:

  • Providing consultancy services for the regulatory compliances required as per the various provisions applicable under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, the applicable notifications and circulars of the Reserve Bank of India and other relevant laws in force at the time investment is intended
  • Provide easy clearance service for the formation of companies in India
  • Preparing business plans focused on the strategy and implementation plans for exploring business opportunities in India
  • Advice on whether the business opportunities are potentially financially viable.
  • Developing long term vision and targets for existing businesses, when it enters the Indian Market
  • Providing complete Business and Marketing consultancy.

Entry Options for Foreign Investors

A foreign company that is planning to set up business operations in India has the following few options:

● Branch Office
● Liaison / Representative Office
● Project Office
● By Forming a Company in India

By Incorporating a Company in India through:
● Joint Venture (JV), or
● A Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Foreign equity in such Indian companies can be up to 100% depending on the requirements of the investor, subject to equity caps in respect of the area of activities under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy.

India welcomes Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in almost all industries. Foreign investors can now freely hold majority of stake in most of the sectors, be it manufacturing, telecom, software, services sector, trading, export-import, etc. Companies that are incorporated or are registered in India are governed by the Companies Act 1956.

India after liberalization has not only opened its doors to foreign investors but also made investing in India easier for them.
● Foreign exchange controls have been made easier on the account of trade.
● Companies now can raise funds from overseas securities markets and can enjoy considerable freedom to invest abroad for expanding their global operations.
● Foreign investors can remit earnings from their Indian operations.
● Foreign trade is by large free from regulations, and tariff levels have come down steeply in the last couple of years.


Exit Option for Foreign Investors:

In view of various amendments under Foreign Exchange & Management Act and Reserve Bank of INDIA regulations, exit route for the foreign Investor is become quite easy to attain the objective of free flow of foreign exchange.

FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board)

The various investment-friendly policies announced by the Government of India welcome Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in many of the core industries. These policies fundamentally aim at improving the core business activities of the country and at the same time offer employment to millions of educated population of the country.

Foreign Investment
Government has facilitated the business activities by allotting special land to major industries and service sectors. These include the Technology Park (both hardware and software), Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Export Promotion Zones (EPZs), etc. Apart from these are the Growth Center Schemes that provide various incentives to the investors.

For most of the industries and the service sectors FDI is allowed freely through automatic approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). However, there are certain sectors/ activities where the FDI is not allowed beyond a certain limit. These businesses or activities need to get the approval from the government, which in turn is decided on the basis of the recommendations from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

We will provide you complete assistance in identifying sectors of your choice and submitting documents for FIPB approvals and hence enable you to work in sectors strategic for you.