CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL legal services IN India for entities from Mauritius

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL legal services IN India for entities from Mauritius

 Fox Mandal is a full-service law firm from India. We are one of India’s oldest and most respected firms. With 10 offices across India, the Firm advises a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, large and medium multinationals, Indian business groups, emerging companies, public sector organizations, government, educational institutions and startups on various facets of law.

We provide a comprehensive range of advisory, liaison and compliance services necessary for the establishment and smooth operation of business in India by entities from Mauritius.

We assist companies from the Mauritius in formulating or fine-tuning their entry strategies into India by regularly advising them on concerns such as:

  • Should the investment be made directly from the Mauritius or via a tax haven?
  • Is setting up a Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) better than a Joint Venture?
  • How do we protect our IPR under a technology license or franchise agreement?
  • Should the parent company from the Mauritius invest directly or are there advantages to investing via a subsidiary in a third jurisdiction?
  • Should a new entity be set up for the Joint Venture or should the Mauritius entity acquire stake in an existing Indian entity?
  • What impact might India’s Competition Laws have on our M&A plans?
  • How best can our investment and interests be protected?

The answers depend on strategic objectives, prevailing legislation, tax considerations, ease of operation, ease of potential exit etc. The right decisions upfront can make life easier later- which is what we aim to do for you.

Once the broad strategy is in place, we assist Mauritius companies in operationalizing their India plans by obtaining statutory permissions and sanctions from various regulatory and government departments and agencies. This is an important phase because approvals are required from multiple government/regulatory agencies such as the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, the Reserve Bank of India, Secretariat of Industrial Assistance, Company Law Board, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Finance, Department of Telecommunication, Department of Electricity, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Pollution Control Boards etc.

For Mauritius companies considering M&A as the preferred mode of entry /expansion in India or for other forms of strategic corporate restructuring, our range of specialist services helps in consummating the proposed deals. Specifically, our services include advice on investment routing, performing legal due diligence, structuring the transaction, advice on direct and indirect taxation, assistance in obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and compliance with multiple statutory requirements.

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