TagForeign Exchange Regulation

A Closer Look at the Cross-Border Mergers Regime in India

[Post by Suprotik Das, a 5th year law student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana.] April 13, 2017 marked a momentous event in the cross-border merger regime in India with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notifying section 234 of the Companies Act, 2013 as well as amendments to the Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamations) Rules, 2016 in the form of Rule 25A. Read...

Tata – Docomo Verdict: A Critical Analysis

[Post by Anurag Pareek, who is a Joint Partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S). However, the views expressed herein are the author’s own, and not necessarily those of L&S. A related post on the topic can be found here.] Introduction Enforcing an arbitral award (the “Award”) issued by the London Court of Arbitration (“LCIA”), the Delhi High Court (the “Court”) on 20 April 2017...

DoCoMo v. TATA: Unanswered Questions Regarding Powers of the RBI

[The following post is contributed by Ambarish, who is a corporate lawyer. Views are personal. A related post on the topic can be found here.] The decision of the Delhi High Court in NTT Docomo Inc v. Tata Sons Limited has received a lot of media attention, specifically the part where the Court rejected an intervention application by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).[1] In arriving at its...

Clarifications to the Cruz City 1 Holdings Case: What really happened in Renusagar v. General Electric?

[The following guest post is contributed by Suprotik Das, a 5th year law student at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat, Haryana.] On April 11, 2017, the Delhi High Court rendered a judgement in the case of Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings v. Unitech Limited. As mentioned in this blog earlier, this case dealt with enforcement proceedings of a foreign arbitral award. Unitech Ltd. (the...

Delhi High Court on Put Options and Guarantees under FEMA

The issue of whether put options, exits at assured returns and guarantee arrangements between Indian and foreign parties are enforceable under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) has received much regulatory and judicial attention lately. The dispute between Tata Sons and NTT Docomo heard by the Delhi High Court was being watched very closely until the case was...

Issue of Convertible Notes by Startups Permitted

[The following guest post is contributed by Bhushan Shah & Neha Lakshman from Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company. The views expressed in the post are personal] A convertible note is an instrument issued as debt and convertible into equity of a startup at the option of the holder, upon a future contingency taking place, usually when the startup obtains an additional round of investments...

Liberalization of RBI’s Policies

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week issued a series of circulars liberalizing and streamlining its policies on various types of equity investments as well as on external commercial borrowings (ECBs). The key pronouncements are highlighted below: 1.         Foreign Investment in “Other Financial Services” In the case of non-banking finance companies...

Liberalized Regime for Issuance of Masala Bonds

An attractive option for Indian companies raising finances is to issue rupee-denominated bonds to persons residing outside India. Popularly known as “masala bonds”, some of these may even be listed on foreign stock exchanges. Naturally, the legal regime governing these bonds, particularly from the purview of corporate law, securities regulation and foreign exchange laws is of relevance. Over a...

RBI Permits Deferment of Consideration and Escrow Mechanism Under Automatic Route

[The following post is contributed by Abhishek Dubey who is a Managing Associate with BMR Legal, Delhi. The views expressed here are personal.] In continuation of its policy to rationalize the existing regime under the Foreign Exchange Management Act and to promote the ease of doing business, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has amended the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of...

Budget 2016 amends FCRA – paves way for CSR by FOCCs

[The following guest post is contributed by Aditi Jhunjhunwala, who is a partner at Vinod Kothari & Co, and can be reached at aditi@vinodkothari.com]. Amongst the various amendments proposed in the Finance Bill, 2016, one such relates to changes to the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (the...

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