FEMA Regulations & Foreign Investments Masterclass (Gurgaon)

In the light of economic reforms and the liberalised business scenario in the country, the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) was introduced in India in 1999 which emerged as an investor friendly legislation. This act relaxed foreign exchange restrictions resulting in significant flow of investments into India over the years making it one of the most lucrative FDI destinations in the world. On the other hand Indian businesses have also been very aggressive in making investments overseas. Such rising inbound and outbound investments make it crucial to understand those regulations that govern such capital inflows and outflows. All transactions involving foreign exchange fall under preview of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) read with FDI policy.

The new consolidated FDI Policy of 2015 and have introduced certain significant changes and is expected to bring in more FDI equity inflows into India.

CorpKonnect`s’s full day workshop on FEMA Regulations and Foreign Investments will identify and throw light on various issues related to FEMA compliances and investments into and from India.

Benefits of attending:

  • Know the regulations of Foreign Exchange Transactions
  • Understand the critical aspects related to Inbound and Outbound investments
  • Gain insights on how to set up business in India
  • Learn the important aspects of external commercial borrowings
  • Know the latest changes in the New consolidated FDI Policy


Who should attend:

  • CFOs
  • Company Secretaries
  • Finance and Accounts Executives
  • Corporate/General/In-house Counsel
  • Commercial and Investment Bankers
  • Foreign Exchange Dealers
  • Chartered Accountants
  • HNIs
  • Investment Trusts


Technical Session 1: Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999

  • An Introduction to FEMA Legislation
  • FEMA Structure
  • Types of Transaction
  • Residential Status
  • Recent Amendments

Inbound Investments: LO/BO/PO

  • Who can set up
  • Routes
  • Permissible Activities
  • Bank Accounts and Repatriation of Profits
  • Criteria of considering Permission by RBI
  • Documents to file
  • Expansion/Additional Activity
  • Closure
  • Case Studies

Technical Session 2: Outbound Investments

  • ODI regulations- Investment Routes
  • Eligible Investors and General Prohibition
  • Direct Investments Abroad by
       - Corporates & Registered Partnership Firms
       - Individuals
  • ODI by Trust and Societies
  • Funding Mechanism
  • Valuation and Compliances
  • Restructuring of Investments
  • Exit
  • Liberalized Remittance Scheme

Case Study Analysis 


Technical Session 3:  Foreign Direct Investments 

  • Entry Routes and eligible Entities
  • Sectoral analysis (Restricted, Prohibited & Permitted)
  • Eligible Instruments for Investment and pricing
  • Reporting and Remittance
  • Enforceability of Share Transfer Restrictions
      - Regulatory Background and Past challenges
      - Recent Developments
      - Issues from FDI Perspective
  • Recent Key Changes from Consolidated FDI Policy 2015

Indirect Foreign Investments
  • Downstream Investments
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Round Tripping

Case Study Analysis

Technical Session 4: External Commercial Borrowings

  • Routes of availing ECBs
  • Eligible Borrowers and Lenders
  • Permitted and Prohibited End Use
  • Guarantees/Security
  • Repayment and Refinancing
  • Parking of ECB Proceeds Overseas
  • Conversion of ECB into Equity
  • Procedure and Compliance
  • Structured Obligation
  • Other Instruments that require Compliance with ECB norms
Lalit Kumar
J. Sagar Associates

Lalit Kumar is a Partner with J. Sagar Associates, one of the leading law firms in India. He has in the past 12 years acted for various companies and institutions in a wide variety of corporate commercial transactions, such as corporate restructuring, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions (both inbound & outbound), demergers, etc. As part of these transactions, he has advised clients on diverse issues, and specializes in company law including the new Companies Act, 2013, regulations framed by the SEBI (Securities & Exchange Board of India), FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) regulations and the Foreign Direct Investment Policy and other related corporate laws.

He regularly writes articles for prestigious business and legal publications, including for some of the leading financial dailies. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and sessions organized by eminent institutions and federations and professional bodies and law colleges.

Harsh Kumar
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Harsh Kumar is a Partner at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He is a part of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Team and focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity transactions. Harsh has advised various Indian blue chip and foreign companies on inbound and outbound acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate restructurings across a range of industries and jurisdictions. He has also worked on several private equity investments and interacts closely with professionals from other disciplines including investment bankers and chartered accountants.

Harsh is the Co-Head of the Firm’s Japan Desk. He frequently advises Japanese companies in relation to their investments into India. He has also travelled to Japan for India related work and has authored several articles on India-Japan related matters.

Harsh has also worked in the London office of Herbert Smith LLP where he was involved in international corporate transactions. 

Ameya Khandge

Ameya Khandge is Partner, Trilegal and part of the banking and finance group. He has over 15 years of experience with the firm, and is based in Mumbai.

His expertise covers project finance, structured finance, restructuring, leveraged finance, syndicate finance, domestic and cross border financing.

Ameya’s role includes assisting institutions in developing and implementing solutions for complex cross-border structured financings. His roster of clients include Major Indian and multinational banks and export credit agencies. He advised Citibank in structuring and implementing India’s first leveraged cross-border re-capitalisation transaction. He also advised a 25 lender CDR consortium in the USD 1.5 billion debt restructuring for Hindustan Construction Company Limited.

Ameya is recommended by leading legal publications such as Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR for his expertise in banking and finance.

Ravi Shingari
KPMG In India

Ravi Shingari is a Partner of International Tax and Regulatory practice of KPMG in India.  He has experience in diverse international tax matters relating to multinational and domestic clients in a wide range of industries. He has worked on a range of assignments, involving cross border acquisitions and investment structuring, domestic tax laws, exchange control regulations, double taxation avoidance agreements, tax dispute resolution and other international tax matters. He heads the Japanese Client Service Team from tax perspective.

He has advised several Japanese companies on various tax & regulatory issues. He has also advises funds/ foreign investors on their entry strategies and devising tax-efficient ownership and operating structures.



Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
Adjacent to Plot No 406, NH 8, Udyog Vihar Phase III, Gurgaon - 122016, Gurgaon
0124 - 4942555
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Registration Fees: The investment for this full day training program is INR 8,000 + 14.5% Service Tax per delegate

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10% early bird discount on 2 or more registrations till 22nd Jan 2016

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Saurabh Sahni
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Email: training@corpkonnect.com