Foreign Investment in India

India provides one of the safest and best investment opportunities in the world and particularly amongst the developing economies. Due to pro-active government policy for foreign investment and liberalization of the economy, India has become an attractive destination for investment. It's large English speaking population and huge pool of skilled man power makes it better positioned than other destinations.

India, the largest democracy and 10th largest economy in the world, with its consistent growth performance and abundant high skilled manpower provides enormous opportunities for investment, both domestic and foreign. India is the fourth largest economy in terms of purchase power parity and the tenth most industrialized country in the world. The policy of reforms followed by Government of India in the post-1991 period recognizes the important role of foreign capital in the industrial & economic development of the country. Foreign capital inflow is encouraged not only as source of financial capital but also as a tool of knowledge and technology transfer.

Government of India has taken several initiatives and measures during this period to encourage foreign investment inflows, particularly the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India. Major thrust areas include infrastructure development, particularly energy, power, telecom and township development. FDI in most of the sectors/activities including manufacturing sectors are under the automatic route and require only notifying the Reserve Bank of India. Initiatives have also been taken to make procedures related to transfer of shares and repatriation more simple. The policy & procedures for induction of foreign technology have also been progressively simplified. To create a more conducive investment climate, the procedures governing approvals/clearances are continuously reviewed.

FDI up to 100% is allowed under the automatic route in all activities/sectors except few sectors, which require Government Approvals. Recent changes have allowed Foreign Direct Investments even in retail sector, which had been a long pending demand of Foreign Investors.

Infini Juridique, being one of the leading Corporate Law Firms in India, is well equipped to advise and assist its clients on matters related to investment in India. The Firm not only advises how to structure the investment, but also provides necessary assistance in incorporating the Company in India, provide secretarial assistance and temporary address for registered office. The Firm also handles liaison activity with various government offices for necessary clarification/approval.