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Foreign Venture Capital Investors And Related Regulations

Venture Capital is a type of seed funding in which investment is made at the initial growing stage of ventures. It is a financing to small and start-up ventures, which has high risk and potential to develop near future. The Venture Capital Investors are generally put their funds in those companies, which are with new ideas, innovations and having potential of high growth with inherent uncertainties.

Analysis of Single Master Form and The Firms

In alignment with the Indian Government’s continuing efforts to bolster foreign investment and ease of doing business in India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued an important circular A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.30 on 7th June, 2018 with the aim of simplifying reporting under the Foreign Exchange and Management Act, 1999 (FEMA).

Foreign investment in India – Reporting in Single Master Form- An analysis

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI’), with the objective of integrating the various reporting structures of foreign investment in India, has introduced a Single Master Form (SMF). The SMF would be required to be filed online and would provide a facility for reporting total foreign investment in an Indian entity.

Reporting in Single Master Form for Foreign Investment In India

RBI through its Master Circular dated June 7th, 2018 has introduced Single Master Form (SMF) for all types of reporting in respect to Foreign Investment In India. The SMF would be filed online. SMF would provide a facility for reporting total foreign investment in an Indian entity as also investment by persons resident outside India […]

Single master form – Foreign investment in India

Foreign Investment in India – Reporting in Single Master Form (SMF) As announced in the First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review dated April 5, 2018, Reserve Bank, with the objective of integrating the extant reporting structures of various types of foreign investment in India, will introduce a Single Master Form (SMF). The SMF would be filed online. […]

Full day Seminar on FEMA, Cross Border M&A and Foreign Investments

Dear Professional Colleague,

Greetings from eMinds Legal !

We are writing to you today to invite you for an upcoming full day seminar on FEMA, Foreign Investments and Cross Border Merger Regulations being organised by Corpkonnect in association with eMinds Legal, a boutique Corporate Law Firm.

28th June: Mumbai (Hotel Goldfinch) & Gurgaon (Hotel Ramada)

29th June: Bangalore (The Grand Magrath)  

Timing: 09:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Introduction:

On 7 November 2017, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer and Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2017 (New FEMA 20) to replace the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer and Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2000 (Old FEMA 20) and the Foreign Exchange Management (Investments in Firms or Proprietary concern in India) Regulations, 2000 (FEMA 24).  New FEMA 20 consolidates Old FEMA 20 and FEMA 24. The New FEMA 20 eliminates several redundancies and clarifies a plethora of interpretational issues that plagued old regime.

Also this month the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued two important circulars with the aim of simplifying reporting under the Foreign Exchange and Management Act, 1999 (FEMA).

Workshop Agenda:
Technical Session 1: FDI Policy – Latest Changes and Emerging Issues

  • Regulatory framework on Inbound Foreign Investments
  • Overall view of FDI Policy 2018 – Latest Changes
  • New reporting guidelines
  • Transfer of Shares & Critical Issues
  • FEMA Notification No. 20(R)/ 2017-RB – Latest Changes

Technical Session 2:

  • ODI regulations
  • Investment Routes & related regulatory framework
  • Liberalized Remittance Scheme – Latest Developments

Technical Session 3: The New FEMA Cross Border Merger Regulations

  • Background
  • Key Provisions of the new regulations
  • Provisions related to inbound merger
  • Provisions related to outbound merger
  • Hits & Misses of the new regulations
  • Challenged merging entities may face under the new framework

Technical Session 4:

  • External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy
  • ECB Rationalisation and Liberalisation

Recent FPI Related Changes:

  • Latest change in the legal framework of FPI in debt securities
  • FPI Investments – Strict Compliance for Listed entities

Workshop Experts in Mumbai

  • Jay Gandhi – Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Anish Mashruwala – Partner, J. Sagar Associates
  • Rajesh Begur – Managing Partner, ARA Law
  • Sharanya Ranga – Partner, Advaya Legal

Workshop Experts in Gurgaon:

  • Arpita Garg – Partner, J. Sagar Associates
  • Prakriti Jaiswal – Principal Associate, J. Sagar Associates
  • Shinoj Koshy – Partner, Luthra & Luthra
  • Abhijeet Das – Principal Associate, Vaish Associates

Registration Fee & Registration Details:

Registration Fee: INR 8,500 + 18% GST Per Delegate

Discount: 10% Discount on 2 or more delegates

The fees would include Course Material, Participation Certificate and Lunch & Refreshments at the Hotel

For registrations CLICK HERE

For further queries, please contact
BIPLAB SENGUPTA
Mob No: 8130826342

Workshop on FEMA, Foreign Investments and Cross Border Merger Regulations

Dear Professional Colleague,

Greetings from eMinds Legal !

We are writing to you today to invite you for an upcoming full day seminar on FEMA, Foreign Investments and Cross Border Merger Regulations being organised by Corpkonnect in association with eMinds Legal, a boutique Corporate Law Firm.

28th June: Mumbai (Hotel Goldfinch) & Gurgaon (Hotel Ramada)

29th June: Bangalore (The Grand Magrath)  & Chennai (Hotel Clarion President) 

Timing: 09:30 AM – 05:30 PM

Workshop Agenda:

Technical Session 1: FDI Policy – Latest Changes and Emerging Issues

  • Regulatory framework on Inbound Foreign Investments
  • Overall view of FDI Policy 2018 – Latest Changes
  • Master Directions on Foreign Investments and Reporting
  • Transfer of Shares & Critical Issues
  • FEMA Notification No. 20(R)/ 2017-RB – Latest Changes

Technical Session 2:

  • ODI regulations
  • Investment Routes & related regulatory framework
  • Liberalized Remittance Scheme – Latest Developments

Technical Session 3: The New FEMA Cross Border Merger Regulations

  • Background
  • Key Provisions of the new regulations
  • Provisions related to inbound merger
  • Provisions related to outbound merger
  • Hits & Misses of the new regulations
  • Challenged merging entities may face under the new framework

Technical Session 4:

  • External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy
  • ECB Rationalisation and Liberalisation

Recent FPI Related Changes:

  • Latest change in the legal framework of FPI in debt securities
  • FPI Investments – Strict Compliance for Listed entities

Workshop Experts in Mumbai

  • Jay Gandhi – Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Anish Mashruwala – Partner, J. Sagar Associates
  • Rajesh Begur – Managing Partner, ARA Law
  • 1 More experts joining soon…

Workshop Experts in Gurgaon:

  • Arpita Garg – Partner, J. Sagar Associates
  • Shinoj Koshy – Partner, Luthra & Luthra
  • Abhijeet Das – Principal Associate, Vaish Associates
  • 1 More experts joining soon…

Registration Fee & Registration Details:

Registration Fee: INR 8,500 + 18% GST Per Delegate

Discount: 10% Discount on 2 or more delegates

The fees would include Course Material, Participation Certificate and Lunch & Refreshments at the Hotel

For registrations or any other information please contact

BIPLAB SENGUPTA
Mob No: 8130826342
Email: [email protected]

Compliances for FDI in India (RBI and Companies Act, 2013)

Compliance For Issuance Of Shares Under FDI In India: A. Compliance under Master Directions issued by RBI: 1. On receipt of payment from outside India, an Advance Remittance Form (ARF) is required to be filed online (www.ebiz.gov.in) within 30 days intimating RBI about receipt of money for such purpose alongwith KYC and FIRC received from […]

Annual Return (FLA Return) of Foreign Investments (FDI) by Indian Companies/ Firms

In India, Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) inflows have been witnessing increase every year. Similarly, Indian companies are going global by investing abroad in the recent past.  The importance of FEMA compliances is indispensable considering the fact there are penal consequences in case of non-compliances. The purpose of this article is to inculcate basic knowledge on Annual […]

Transfer of Shares from Non-residents to Residents

1. Under Indian foreign exchange regulations, general permission is available for transfer of shares / convertible debentures between non-residents (NR) and Indian residents (IR) by way of gift or sale under private arrangement. Further, a non resident (other than non-resident Indian (“NRI”) and overseas corporate bodies (“OCB”) may also transfer, by way of sale or […]