Cross Border Investments – Evolving Regulatory And Tax Imperatives


Date and Time:

May 25, 2012 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location:

Hotel Crowne Plaza, Okhla, New Delhi, India

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Cross Border Investments – Evolving Regulatory And Tax Imperatives

This year marks the twenty first anniversary of the dramatic opening up of the Indian economy. In the area of foreign exchange control regulations the country has certainly moved away from an older paradigm of managing scarcity to a more liberalized regime. FEMA has now been in existence for more than a decade. Various experiences (both positive and negative) on the tax and regulatory front have been gathered during this period. There has been a major concern that the application of FEMA to transactions between residents and non residents has been onerous at times. It is as if the functioning of a law, which was aimed at liberalizing has become constraint by excessive regulation. Indian overseas investment policies have been progressively liberalized and simplified to meet the changing need of a growing economy. The new consolidated FDI policy issued by the Government of India in April 2012 (FDI Policy) is aimed to attract more FDI inflows into India.

This program is designed incorporating all the changes in the law upto April, 2012 to have a nuanced debate on the evolving regulatory and tax imperatives.

This one day seminar would focus on the current landscape of Cross Border Investments in India, the consolidated FDI Policy 2012, FEMA Regulations and emerging taxation issues in foreign exchange transactions (A special analysis of the much talked GAAR provisions).

Topics being covered:-

  1. FDI Policy- Overview and Challenges
  •  Entry Options
  •  Eligible Investment Options
  • Retail Trading- Single/Multi Brand
  • Construction Development/Real Estate
  • Downstream investments
  • Overseas Direct Investments (ODI)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  1. Contemporary Regulatory Environment:
  • Overview of key changes in FDI Policy
  • Compounding of Contraventions under FEMA
  • Relevant precedents
  1. Contemporary Tax Environment:
  • Recent Legislative Developments in the Tax Landscape
  • Impact of GAAR
  • Transfer Pricing Developments
  • Transactional Documentation- Revenue’s Outlook
  • Proposed Direct Tax Code- Way Forward

Panel discussions with Govt. Officials and Industry Experts


  • Mr. Vikas Vig – Partner, Mohinder Puri & Co., Chartered Accountants
  • Mr. Aseem Chawla – Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Mr. Sanjay K. Agarwal – Chairman – Direct Taxes Committee, ICAI
  • Mr. Dipankar Vig- Partner, Mohinder Puri & Co., Solicitors and Advocates
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