Articles and presentations useful for foreign citizens and companies about doing business in India or setting up a joint venture in India or entering into a contract in India.

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(52 pages, 3.3 MB) May 2017
This mini-book throws light on the options available to foreign companies when entering into joint ventures in India. It examines the various options with reference to different needs of foreign companies. It also gives in brief the sector-wise restrictions imposed by Government of India in relation to foreign direct investment. The Fourth edition has a special section about formation of joint ventures for participating in government tenders.



(81 pages, 6.1 MB) May 2017
This Guide is useful for companies planning to develop international relationships. It gives an overview of arbitration clause that is an essential part of all international commercial agreements. It also gives an estimate of the costs involved under various options of international arbitration. The last chapter is about pre-arbitration clause which can help one avoid arbitration and associated legal costs.



(155 pages, 22.4 MB) May 2017
This comprehensive Guide is useful for foreign companies who have invested either in an Indian company or in an Indian venture and are facing trouble due to some action by either Government of India or by any state government or by any other government body. The Guide includes Frequently Asked Questions, Selected Sample Cases and details of key persons involved in international investment arbitration.



(157 pages, 22.4 MB) May 2017
This comprehensive Guide is useful for Indians (including Non-Resident Indians) who have invested either in a foreign company or in a foreign venture and are facing trouble due to some action by either Government of that country or by any provincial government or by any other government body. The Guide includes Frequently Asked Questions, Selected Sample Cases and details of key persons involved in international investment arbitration.



(31 pages, 2.3 MB) Sixth Edition February 2017
Bouncing of a cheque invites criminal prosecution under section 138 of The Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 in India. This Guide is meant to help entrepreneurs and small businesses cope with the problems that they often face when a cheque bounces. It gives the legal provisions in common man's language.



(28 pages, 1.9 MB) Ocotber 2016
This FAQ is intended to help foreign companies or residents to delegate authorities and powers to Indian individuals. It will help foreigners understand the options available as well as the risks and liabilities involved.



(25 pages, 1.4 MB) April 2016
Useful for Indian entrepreneurs who wish to explore the global skies and set up a business abroad either as a Wholly Owned One or in collaboration with some Foreign person or as an overseas office.



(62 pages, 3.2 MB) Revised Fifth Edition, March 2016
Useful for foreign citizens and companies as well as for NRI's wanting to set up a business in India either on their own or in collaboration with some Indian person. Completely revised incorporating changes introduced in FDI Policy and Company Law.



(65 pages, 3.8 MB) February 2016
This Guide to interpretation of laws and legal documents is intended for non-legal professionals but may also be useful for legal professionals and students.


(65 slides, 0.7 MB)



(22 pages, 2.7 MB) February 2016
This FAQ is intended to help those who hold either a decree or an award against an Indian company from a foreign court or arbitration tribunal.




(37 slides, 2.7 MB) June 2017


(25 slides, 3 MB) June 2017


(32 slides, 3 MB) August 2015

The above set of three presentations discusses legal provisions related to Liabilities of Directors. The set is likely to be of interest to directors of companies.

Download Presentation on Liabilities of Directors under Companies Act in .pptx format
Download Presentation on Liabilities of Directors under Negotiable Instruments Act in .pptx format
Download Presentation on Liabilities of Directors under Labour Laws in .pptx format



(61 pages, 1.3 MB) April 2015
Indian entrepreneurs, especially in IT / web / e-commerce space, are looking at the whole world as their market. Their global aspirations need to be matched up by suitable business structures. This Guide discusses a Sample Global Structure suitable for servicing world markets. It discusses setting up holding companies in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Singapore. It also gives essential details about setting up operating companies in Luxembourg, Ireland, USA and Hong Kong.



(58 slides, 4.3 MB) May 2017
This presentation gives a quick view of the most interesting aspects and procedures of law relating to companies from the perspective of a foreign resident. It also gives a brief idea of the visa that a foreign businessman may avail for doing business in India.
Modified on 29 May 2017.


(58 slides, 1.8 MB)



(17 pages, 1.5 MB) January 2014
Litigation in India is a time-consuming and expensive process. Yet, lawyers in India rarely advise their clients about avoiding courts and judicial processes. Litigation Avoidance is a comprehensive process that begins even before a business relationship starts. This Guide is for Entrepreneurs, Business Persons, Directors and Chief Executive Officers.

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(11 pages, 250 KB) April 2014
First generation migrants from India marry in India but find it convenient to get divorced in the foreign land where they are settled. This article examines the validity of such a divorce in the eyes of Indian law. A Postscript gives a brief note about Custody of Children caught up in such family disputes that run across borders.



(43 pages, 8.6 MB) July 2017
This Guide is intended to give Indian employers an overview of the legal position related to the restrictions that they may impose on employees in employment agreements.


(48 slides, 1.3 MB)



(32 pages, 4.1 MB) October 2013
This presentation was used for teaching a class of Practicing Chartered Accountants. Indian constitution has clear division of taxation powers between the Union and the states. Despite the clear provisions, the states and municipal authorities often overstep their authorities. Examining constitutionality of tax laws and regulations is a challenge. This presentation gives extracts of relevant articles of the Constitution and also discusses a Supreme Court judgment about luxury tax on tobacco.


(32 slides, 2.14 MB)



(21 slides, 99 KB) February 2015
This presentation sums up the essential ingredients of a contract, persons competent to contract and discusses at length drafting of a formal contract document.

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(12 pages, 1 MB) March 2016
This presentation was used at a Session organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It discusses the elements of ethics that can add value to a business and make it successful in the long run.


(12 slides, 0.2 MB)



This Vakalatnama or Instrument for Appointment of an Advocate can be used by clients of Advocate Anil Chawla and Advocate Yogita Pant without any modifications.



(46 pages, 3.2 MB) May 2017
Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is a statutory liability of some companies in India under Companies Act 2013. This presentation gives in brief the legal aspects concerning CSR.


(46 slides, 1.2 MB)




From Government of India



Consolidated FDI Policy, effective from 7 June 2016
Published by
Secretariat for Industrial Assistance
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India

Published June 2016.

(110 pages, 1.1 MB)
Printer-friendly pdf format.



Foreign Trade Policy, effective from 2015 to 2020
Published by
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India

As amended on 30th June 2015

(165 pages, 2 MB)
Printer-friendly pdf format.





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