Business Advisory

From identifying the most suitable entry route to providing a one stop shop for regulatory approvals and consolidate the new set up.

Corporate Advisory
We assist our clients to examine a proposed action or strategy vis-à-vis the Indian regulatory environment. Our experts from varied service verticals work together and provide clear advice on matters which could concern Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Company Law, Direct and Indirect taxes, labor matters, Special Economic Zone (SEZ), etc.
Entry Strategy
We recommend the most appropriate structure to match your India business strategy. We map risks and necessary steps required to register and operate your entity (be it Liaison, Branch, Project Office, Limited Liability Partnership, Wholly Owned Subsidiary or a Joint Venture in India), in accordance with the applicable regulatory and foreign exchange requirements.
Insolvency Management and Restructuring
We analyze and develop structured solutions for closure of an office or factory, Management and termination of human resource, hiring contractual employees or building a recovery plan. Where restructuring may not be feasible, we can assist in the liquidation besides exploring the possibility of merger or amalgamation through our team of insolvency professionals.
Factory Set-Up Support
We assist you in establishing a factory anywhere in India. We manage the entire process from identifying an ideal location, key service providers/contractors, to procuring necessary clearances from government bodies i.e. ‘Reserve Bank of India’ (RBI), ‘Secretariat of Industrial Assistance’ (SIA), ‘Registrar of Companies’ (ROC), ‘Foreign Contribution Regulation Authority’ (FCRA), Ministry of Environment and Forest, etc.
Secretarial Compliances
On a routine basis, we assist you to meet statutory requirements viz drafting and maintaining statutory records such as minutes of meetings (Annual, Shareholders, Board), appointment and resignation of key personnel, increase/reduction in capital, etc. We organize the office infrastructure and manpower during the ‘in transit period’ when a company is in the process of setting up, including acting as nominee resident directors.

Setting up an Indian Subsidiary

Our extensive network eases the process for multinationals and foreign corporates looking at their entry strategy in India. From registrations for incorporation of Indian subsidiaries to post set-up compliances after incorporation like exchange control, corporate law, municipal law and state specific commercial registrations as well as coordination with various agencies like the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Finance, RBI, we provide a one stop solution.

Project Management for Foreign Companies

Several Japanese companies have availed of our turnkey solutions whilst establishing manufacturing facilities in India. These include identification of suitable industrial locations in India, necessary clearances from relevant governmental bodies and step by step project milestone planning.

Active liaison with relevant Central and State Government Agencies for approval for allotment of industrial land, due diligence on selected land to ensure clear title, drafting comprehensive regulatory scheme i.e. systematically planning all critical regulatory aspects in the project including environmental clearances, labour licenses, fire approvals, power connection, water connection, factory license, warehousing license, permission to operate diesel generators and assistance in claiming applicable incentives, rebate and concessions granted under state specific regulations are part of our advisory services. Selection of key vendors for the project and recruitment of key managerial staff also falls in our scope of responsibilities.

Liaison, Branch and Project Office for Foreign Companies

Our services include approvals from the RBI and relevant Ministries under Government of India to establish Liaison Office ('LO'), Branch Office ('BO') and Project Office ('PO') in India.

From drafting the required documents and application and then represented the client before various agencies viz. RBI, Authorised Dealer Banks, Ministry of Finance to obtaining the approval to set-up LO/BO/PO and post approval assistance in mandatory compliances such as registration with the Registrar of Companies under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and further to obtain initial tax and commercial registrations, we support you at every step.

Systematic guidance at every stage outlining action steps whilst highlighting what to do at what stage ensure an error proof process even as we take prior concurrence on deliverables and cost involved.

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