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Kanchan Sinha and Sanya Parma, L&L Partners

Long and short of e-commerce foreign investment rules

By Kanchan Sinha and Sanya Parmar, L&L Partners
E-commerce in India has grown at a phenomenal pace, successfully changing the way people transact. The Digital India initiative by the government has helped expand the e-commerce sector in India across services ranging from...
Infrastructure

Infrastructure investments to boost economic growth

By Upendra Nath Sharma and Pooja Thomas, J. Sagar Associates
Infrastructure is the backbone of any nation’s development and, therefore, the sector enjoys the government’s attention. In the interim budget for 2019-2020, around ₹4.56 trillion (US$63.20 billion) was allocated to the infrastructure sector, which comprises...
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Bitter pill to swallow for foreign investors in pharma

By Vikrant Kumar and Anina D’Cunha, L&L Partners
Partially in response to a number of high-visibility inbound acquisitions in the Indian pharmaceutical sector, the government of India decided to bring brownfield acquisitions completely under the government approval route in November 2011. Greenfield...
foreign direct investment

Policy prescriptions to ignite FDI in defence production

By Alina Arora and Apurva Zutshi, L&L Partners
The foreign direct investment (FDI) policy allows foreign original equipment manufacturers (FOEM) in the defence sector to acquire up to a 49% stake in Indian joint ventures (JV) under the automatic route and up...

Online aggregators need legal, regulatory clarity

By Vishruta Kaul and Amit Khansaheb, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Regulation of e-commerce in India, specifically the permissibility of foreign investment in the sector has been dominated by, and has evolved into, a discussion on what constitutes a marketplace. While the foreign direct investment...
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DPIIT provides clarity on defence manufacturing

By Kanishk and Divpriya Chawla, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policy sets out the restrictions applicable to investments in the defence sector and makes it applicable to the defence industry subject to industrial license under the Industries (Development &...
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Kachwaha grows its partnership

Ankit Khushu, a senior associate at Kachwaha & Partners, has been elevated to the firm’s partnership with effect from 1 April. With Khushu’s promotion the firm now has four partners. “Our firm believes in organic...
Vishwanath Pratap Singh and Srabanee Ghosh, L&L Partners

Single brand retail: Poised for gains or lost in ambiguity?

By Vishwanath Pratap Singh and Srabanee Ghosh, L&L Partners
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the single brand retail trading (SBRT) sector was expected to gain traction owing to a comparatively relaxed framework introduced last year. The revised regime permitted 100% FDI under the...
Alternative Investment Funds follow guidelines by SEBI

SEBI issues circular for alternative investment funds

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 26 November 2018 issued a circular outlining the operating guidelines for alternative investment funds (AIFs) in the international financial services centre (IFSC). SEBI had issued...
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Deals of the Year 2018

India Business Law Journal reveals the most important deals and disputes of 2018 and the law firms behind them. Gautam Kagalwala reports Last year mingled pleasure with pain for debt-strapped India, and many of the...