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Convergence from FII to FPI: a Novel Sunrise for Company Secretary Professionals

Fema / RBI - In order to streamline the deficiencies, functioning and to pluck out money laundering in the area of Foreign Investment by Institutional Investors abroad, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come up with new regulation being SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 ...

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Standard Operating Procedure for FDI in India

Fema / RBI - The Finance Minister in his budget speech for FY 2017-18 had included a significant proposal of abolishing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and replace it with a decentralized mechanism at the respective ministry level to examine and approve FDI proposals in India....

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Foreign Companies : India Entry options

Fema / RBI - Foreign companies in India typically operate through a Liaison Office, Project Office, Branch Office or Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS)...

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Migration from LLP to Company structure

Fema / RBI - The article discusses the need for business to be conducted through LLP, the need to migrate from LLP to Company structure, various ways for migration from LLP to Company structure and issues revolving around it. ...

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RBI proposed draft regulations for Cross Border Mergers

Fema / RBI - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 26th April, 2017 proposed draft of Foreign Exchange Management (Cross border Merger) Regulations, 2017 under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 in relation to cross border mergers and is accepting public comments till 9th May, 2017....

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Investments by NRIs as FDI and in stock changes

Fema / RBI - Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can invest in India as per the following regulation of Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or issue of Security by a person resident outside India) Regulations, 2000 dated May 3, 2000 as amended from time to time: i. As per Regulations 5(1), NRIs may invest in shares/Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares...

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Draft ‘Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017’ -Govt invite comments

Fema / RBI - It is widely felt that the spectre of high-value economic offenders absconding from India to defy the legal process seriously undermines the rule of law in India. It is, therefore, felt necessary to provide an effective, expeditious and constitutionally permissible deterrent to ensure that such actions are curbed....

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NHAI Masala Bond Launched at London Stock Exchange

Fema / RBI - The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri. Nitin Gadkari yesterday launched the NHAI Masala Bond issue at the London Stock Exchange. The NHAI issue witnessed an overwhelming response from a wide range of investors, some of them being first timers to participate in the Masala Bond market....

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SIT directs ED to take action against Export Companies

Fema / RBI - SIT directs Enforcement Directorate to take necessary action under FEMA with respect to 216 Companies for the period before 1st March, 2016 and against 572 Companies for the period after 1st March, 2016 for which each such Company had export proceeds pending for realisation for more than Rs. 100 crore....

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NRIs can now join & subscribe to NPS online through eNPS

Fema / RBI - NRIs have a pivotal role to play in the Indian economy. India has the second-largest Diaspora in the world, with around 29 million people living in over 200 countries and out of these 25% live in the Gulf countries. Most of the Indians going to the Gulf and some other countries go for employment and return to India after having worked abr...

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PML Act, 2002 Provisions cannot be invoked Retrospectively

M/s Obulapuram Mining Company Pvt Ltd Vs Joint Director (Karnataka High Court) - By consent of the learned advocates appearing for the parties, all these writ petitions are taken up for hearing together, as similar questions of law are involved in these writ petitions, in order to avoid a conflicting judicial opinion. We are also informed that facts are, almost, identical....

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Members cannot be appointed part-time to Fema Tribunal

Union Of India And Others Vs S. Srinivasan (Supreme Court of India) - Rule 2 (1) (b) provides the qualification to be a Member. Needless to say, the same is in total accord with the Act. The first proviso to Rule 5 introduces part time Member. We have held that the said proviso, as far as it introduces the concept of part time Member, is contrary to the provision cont...

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FEMA – Claim for interest in the nature of compensation for wrongful retention of money is not maintainable

Directorate Of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi (Delhi High Court) - Directorate of Enforcement Vs. Subhash Muljimal Gandhi ( Delhi HC)- that interest at the rate of 6% per annum under Rule 8 could have been awarded to the respondent on the seized Indian currency only. The learned Single Judge has however applying the said Rule also awarded interest on the seized fo...

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SC asks Ketan Ketan Parikh and Co to Deposit deposit 50 percent of penalty imposed for Fema violations

Ketan V. Parekh Vs. Special Director, Directorate of Enforcement and another (Supreme Court of India) - Ketan V. Parekh Vs. Special Director, Directorate of Enforcement and another (Supreme Court)- Ketan Parikh, Kartik Parikh and M/s. Panther Fincap and Management Services Ltd, were imposed a penalty of Rs. 80 Crores, 12 Crores and 40 Crores respectively by the Special Director of Enforcement, Mumbai ...

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Section 45(1A) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 – Binod Kumar Versus State of Jharkhand & Others

Binod Kumar Vs State of Jharkhand & Others (Supreme Court of India) - Binod Kumar Versus State of Jharkhand & Others- In the impugned judgment, it is mentioned that the basic allegation is amassing of illicit wealth by various former Ministers, including a former Chief Minister of the State. The money alleged to have been so earned is of unprecedented amounts. However...

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RBI tightens norms for issuance of Masala Bonds

RBI/2016-17/316 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 47 - (07/06/2017) - RBI has today tightened the norms for issuance of masala bonds by Indian corporates – raising of such INR denominated debt would now be subject to RBI approval, will have to adhere to all-in-cost ceilings (earlier permitted at arm’s length) and cannot be issued to related parties. ...

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Draft guidelines of Simplified Hedging Facility for Residents & Non-Residents

Press Release : 2016-2017/2759 - (12/04/2017) - RBI today released draft guidelines of Simplified Hedging Facility for Residents and Non-Residents which permits dynamic hedging of currency risk and simplifies the procedure involved in booking hedge contracts....

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Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions permitted to invest in Rupee denominated bonds overseas

RBI/2016-17/233 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.31 - (16/02/2017) - In order to provide more choices of investors to Indian entities issuing Rupee denominated bonds abroad, it has been decided to also permit Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions where India is a member country, to invest in these Rupee denominated bonds....

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Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Eighteenth Amendment) Regulations, 2016

Notification No FEMA 381/2016-RB - (07/12/2016) - These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) (Eighteenth Amendment) Regulations, 2016....

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Prevention of Money-laundering (Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2016

Notification No. 5/2016 - (06/12/2016) - 1. (1) These rules may be called the Prevention of Money-laundering (Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2016. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Investments by NRIs as FDI and in stock changes

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can invest in India as per the following regulation of Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or issue of Security by a person resident outside India) Regulations, 2000 dated May 3, 2000 as amended from time to time: i. As per Regulations 5(1), NRIs may invest in shares/Compulsorily Convertible Preference Shares...

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Convergence from FII to FPI: a Novel Sunrise for Company Secretary Professionals

In order to streamline the deficiencies, functioning and to pluck out money laundering in the area of Foreign Investment by Institutional Investors abroad, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come up with new regulation being SEBI (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 ...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Standard Operating Procedure for FDI in India

The Finance Minister in his budget speech for FY 2017-18 had included a significant proposal of abolishing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and replace it with a decentralized mechanism at the respective ministry level to examine and approve FDI proposals in India....

Read More
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Foreign Companies : India Entry options

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Foreign companies in India typically operate through a Liaison Office, Project Office, Branch Office or Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS)...

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RBI tightens norms for issuance of Masala Bonds

RBI/2016-17/316 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 47 (07/06/2017)

RBI has today tightened the norms for issuance of masala bonds by Indian corporates – raising of such INR denominated debt would now be subject to RBI approval, will have to adhere to all-in-cost ceilings (earlier permitted at arm’s length) and cannot be issued to related parties. ...

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Draft ‘Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017’ -Govt invite comments

It is widely felt that the spectre of high-value economic offenders absconding from India to defy the legal process seriously undermines the rule of law in India. It is, therefore, felt necessary to provide an effective, expeditious and constitutionally permissible deterrent to ensure that such actions are curbed....

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NHAI Masala Bond Launched at London Stock Exchange

The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri. Nitin Gadkari yesterday launched the NHAI Masala Bond issue at the London Stock Exchange. The NHAI issue witnessed an overwhelming response from a wide range of investors, some of them being first timers to participate in the Masala Bond market....

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Migration from LLP to Company structure

The article discusses the need for business to be conducted through LLP, the need to migrate from LLP to Company structure, various ways for migration from LLP to Company structure and issues revolving around it. ...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

RBI proposed draft regulations for Cross Border Mergers

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 26th April, 2017 proposed draft of Foreign Exchange Management (Cross border Merger) Regulations, 2017 under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 in relation to cross border mergers and is accepting public comments till 9th May, 2017....

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Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) can be availed for purchasing or remitting foreign currency up to USD 250,000 per financial year (April- March) for permissible transactions....

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