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FDI policy oversees trading on technology platforms, Asim Abbas and Ananya Mishra, L&L Partners

FDI policy oversees trading on technology platforms

By Asim Abbas and Ananya Mishra, L&L Partners
The buying and selling of goods and services on technology platforms has grown exponentially during covid-19. A technology platform connects buyers and sellers and facilitates commercial transactions between them. E-commerce platforms, under the FDI...
Increased liabilities for AIF committee members

Increased liabilities for AIF committee members

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently amended the SEBI (AIF) Regulations, 2012. The amendment introduces several regulatory changes to the framework for governance of alternative investment funds (AIFs) in India. One...
What the 2021 budget holds for business, Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon

What the 2021 budget holds for business

By Manoj Kumar, Hammurabi & Solomon
The budget for 2021-22, which was unveiled on 1 February 2021, impacts a number of commercial sectors. In the corporate field, small companies are now defined as companies with paid up capital of ₹20 million...
States can grow through nurturing neo agriculture, Shantanu Jindel and Vidur Prabhakar, J Sagar Associates

States can grow through nurturing neo agriculture

By Shantanu Jindel and Vidur Prabhakar, J Sagar Associates
Setting up a company depends on how business people view circumstances. Factors such as infrastructure, stamp duty laws, domestic and international connectivity, the policies of state governments, the availability of labour and talent, and...
Policy tweak

Policy tweak

The Draft Data Centre Policy 2020 is much needed for the digital economy, but could benefit from single window clearance, economic incentives and protections against misuse of data, writes PM Devaiah   The Draft Data...
Reach for the sky

Reach for the sky

The aviation industry is poised for soaring growth after flying through the current turbulence, writes Boeing counsel Akhil Prasad The aviation industry has come a long way since the first commercial flight in India on...
Pulling the plug

Pulling the plug

The government's plan to cap foreign investment in digital media aims to control the influence of online news, and curb fake news, but the legislation leaves a lot of questions unanswered despite a clarification...
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Alpha Partners, SAM assist on Mosaic Media deal

Alpha Partners advised HT Media when it acquired Mosaic Media Ventures, a subsidiary of News Corporation, for an undisclosed amount. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM) advised News Corporation and its Singapore-based subsidiary, NWS...
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New foreign investment limits for digital news media

By Shinoj Koshy and Purvi Khanna, L&L Partners
In August 2019, the government announced reforms to the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to permit 26% FDI under the government route in the uploading and streaming of news and current affairs through digital...

Commerce ministry consolidates FDI policy changes

The Ministry of Commerce released the 2020 edition of the consolidated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy on 28 October, incorporating all the changes adopted in foreign investment in the past year. The 111-page document tries...
Freny Patel reports, Vodafone,Indian government

Billions on the line

Vodafone may have won the day after a favourable arbitration result cut off India's claim to massive back taxes, but will this crucial award remain unchallenged when so much more is at stake? Freny...
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FDI limits in defence sector further liberalized

The government on 18 September issued Press Note 4 of 2020 to increase the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in India’s defence sector to 74% from 49% under the automatic route. The liberalized FDI...
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Press note 3: Restriction on investment from China

By Ashwini Vittalachar and MV Abhinaya, Samvad Partners
With the spread of the global pandemic coupled with an economic downturn, the government appears to have become concerned at foreign footprints in Indian industries. The growing global antagonism against China heightened concerns over...
Vivek Pareek,Maathangi Hariharan,L&L Partners, FDI

FDI relaxations in insurance may not get desired response

By Vivek Pareek and Maathangi Hariharan, L&L Partners
In a timely move intended to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), the government has allowed 100% FDI under the automatic route in insurance intermediaries. Industry stakeholders had long requested a relaxation in investment caps...
FDI restrictions Ayushi Mishra,Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co,Inbox,FDI

Defining ‘beneficial owner’ and FDI restrictions

To restrict opportunistic takeovers/acquisitions of Indian companies due to low valuations in light of covid-19, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) via Press Note 3 of 2020 (PN3) revised the...
Ekta Bahl,Sanjana Shrivastava, Samvad Partners, Investors

Covid-19 impacts exit of PE and VC investors

By Ekta Bahl and Sanjana Shrivastava, Samvad Partners
In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, the private equity and venture capital industry has seen a major downturn. The pandemic has also increased the focus on exit options available...
Nisha Mallik and Niranjana Menon, Samvad Partners FDI Japan foreign direct investment

Japan’s rising interest in the Indian startup scene

By Nisha Mallik and Niranjana Menon, Samvad Partners
A look at investment trends over the past few years clearly shows that Japanese investors have made huge inroads into Indian private equity and venture capital markets. They are currently some of the biggest...
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Expanding Indian manufacturing in EU, US

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices
Exponential growth in the manufacturing sector that had been promised for more than a decade may soon be achieved. Post-1991 reforms that liberalized the economy led to substantial but gradual growth. The current government...
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Facilitating exits in a post-covid-19 world

By Nivedita Tiwari and Nandini Seth, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The economic reforms of 1991 gave India a high growth trajectory making it the fifth largest economy in the world. While complete capital account convertibility is still not permitted, significant steps have been taken...

Standing down the guard and increasing FDI in defence

By Damini Bhalla and Akshay Jain, L&L Partners
In one of most significant moves in modern times concerning the defence sector, the finance minister recently announced that the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the defence sector under the automatic route would...