Corporate Services Advisory

Corporate Services Advisory

India’s sustained economic liberalization and integration into the world economy has meant that India has emerged as the most lucrative market in the world with a booming young population and domestic consumption led economy. India’s emergence as a powerhouse in the services sector is now coupled with the Government’s “Make in India” program – that aspires to position India at the forefront of global economies in the manufacturing sector as well.

These developments have meant that global businesses – small, medium & large wish to participate in the India opportunity and want to make a beeline for Indian shores. To help enterprises wishing to partake in India’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse, we offer a bespoke and comprehensive Corporate Services Advisory for our clients across the globe.

Corporate Services cover a wide spectrum of commercial operations, statutory compliance and deliverables for any company. We have assiduously built up our expertise in this field and have put together a world class team of legal and financial professionals, who have the required domain expertise, skill set and years of experience to be able to deliver and execute a world class services delivery model for our clients.

    Drop Us A Query And We Will Get In Touch:






    Services

    Advisory on ideal legal entity set up for business wishing to set up India operations

    Advisory on ideal legal entity set up for business wishing to set up India operations

    Statutory financial filings monthly quarterly and annual

    Statutory financial filings – monthly, quarterly and annual

    Deal and Investment advisory including due diligence

    Deal and Investment advisory including due diligence

    Full suite of services related to set up of appropriate legal entity in India

    Full suite of services related to set up of appropriate legal entity in India

    Outsourcing of F&A operations

    Outsourcing of F&A operations

    Tax advisory & services

    Tax advisory & services

    Statutory compliances advisory post entity set-up

    Statutory compliances advisory post entity set-up

    Trademark applications and Intellectual Property rights protection

    Trademark applications and Intellectual Property rights protection

    Tax litigation & appeals

    Tax litigation & appeals

    Complete suite of banking operations set-up

    Complete suite of banking operations set-up

    Drafting and finalization of all type of contracts

    Drafting and finalization of all type of contracts

    Arbitration & Dispute resolution

    Arbitration & Dispute resolution

    Preparation and finalization of annual financial statements

    Preparation and finalization of annual financial statements

    Outsourcing of payroll operations

    Outsourcing of payroll operations

    Advisory on ideal legal entity set up for business wishing to set up India operations

    Advisory on ideal legal entity set up for business wishing to set up India operations

    We provide complete advisory on the most suitable type of corporate entity that should be set up catering fully to the current and future business needs of the client.

    Form of entity:

    Public Limited Company

    Private Limited Company

    Limited Liability Partnership

    Branch Office

    Liaison Office

    Project Office

    Advisory on investment route based on the business of the overseas company

    Automatic route: No specific requirements of approvals from Government of India.

    Government approval route: Specific requirements of approvals from Government of India

    Full suite of services related to set up of appropriate legal entity in India

    Full suite of services related to set up of appropriate legal entity in India

    We provide end to end services for complete set up of business entity, complying with all statutory norms and requirements including detailed documentary filings and approvals from appropriate Government of India departments.

    • Creation and acquiring Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for all directors/partners
    • Applying and securing Director Identification Number (DIN)
    • Grant of approval of appropriate legal name of entity that is in consonance with overseas entity
    • Relevant filing with Registrar of Companies (ROC)
    • Completing formalities for incorporation of the company
    • Drafting of memorandum and articles
    • Drafting of bye-laws
    • Applying and securing income tax – Permanent Account Number (PAN card) for the Indian entity
    • Applying and securing income tax – Tax Deduction and Collection account number (TAN number)
    • Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration and number allocation
    • Importer Exporter Code (IEC) registration and certification
    • Set up of all statutory registers and completion of all secretarial compliances as per Registrar of Companies’ requirements
    Complete suite of banking operations set-up

    Statutory compliances advisory post entity set-up

    Once the business is set-up, it is subject to a rigorous compliance regime as per the Companies act 2013 and other statutory laws which requires multi-pronged maintenance of statutory records, filing of regular returns, forms etc.

    Our suite of services delivers a comprehensive 360-degree compliance that ensures that the client’s newly set up India business entity is fully in-line with all applicable laws.

    • Delivering this through a robust and systematic compliance management process that is completely in-house and managed by an extremely competent and experienced team of certified chartered accountants.
    • Ensuring full compliance for the Directors/Designated Partners at an individual and company level depending on the type of company that has been set up.
    • Assisting the client in setting up a proper registered office in India as mandated by law.
    • Guiding the client on all aspects of conducting board meetings.
    • Setting up of all statutory registers and completion of all secretarial compliances as per Registrar of Companies’ requirements.
    Statutory compliances advisory post entity set-up

    Complete suite of banking operations set-up

    Under the aegis of our banking services advisory, we provide the following services

    Advisory and guidance on finalization on the best bank suited to the client needs

    Advisory and guidance on finalization on the best bank suited to the client’s needs

    Providing complete support in opening of bank

    Providing complete support in opening of bank accounts

    Assisting in selection on types of the accounts that suit the business operations of the entity

    Assisting in selection on type/s of the accounts that suit the business operations of the entity

    Completing all documentation and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements of the bank

    Completing all documentation and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements of the bank

    Complete support and assistance in operationalising newly opened bank accounts

    Complete support and assistance in operationalising newly opened bank accounts

    Preparation and finalization of annual financial statements

    Preparation and finalization of annual financial statements

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of balance sheet

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of balance sheet

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of income statement

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of income statement

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of cash flow statement

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of cash flow statement

    Preparation finalisation and submission of closing entries to get the books ready for the next accounting period

    Preparation, finalisation and submission of closing entries to get the books ready for the next accounting period

    Preparing financial reports along with analysis of financial statements

    Preparing financial reports along with analysis of financial statements

    Statutory financial filings monthly quarterly and annual

    Statutory financial filings – monthly, quarterly and annual

    Under the aegis of this service, we provide a comprehensive suite of preparation and filing of statutory financial filings as mandated under Indian laws

    Preparation and filing Goods & Services Tax (GST), including payment of GST into the government treasury as per financial tabulations

    Preparation and filing monthly/ quarterly GST Returns

    Preparation and filing annual GST return

    Preparation of necessary documents and filings for Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) and Tax Collected at Source (TCS), including payment of taxes into the government treasury as per financial tabulations

    Preparation and filing of monthly/quarterly TDS and TCS returns

    Assessment of advance tax liability and payment as required of advance tax periodically

    Preparation and filing Annual Income Tax Return in line with annual financial statements

    Preparation and filing Tax Audit Report

    Regulatory Assessment of business under various acts of law

    Outsourcing of F&A operations

    Outsourcing of F&A operations

    We partner with our clients to provide a dedicated service for outsourcing the complete suite of finance & accounting functions which allows our clients to focus on their core business operations specially during the critical start-up phase of operations in India. This also provides our clients a much lower cost base by not having to set up a full-fledged in-house finance team to run and manage the finance and accounting function of the Indian entity.

    • Providing end-to-end finance and accounting support across the life cycle of the finance function at
      1. SET-UP STATE
      2. STEADY STATE
      3. AD-HOC ADVISORY
    • General Accounting and Book keeping
    • Financial analysis and periodic financial reports
    • Managing day to day regulatory and management issues
    • Vendor payments
    • Optimising corporate and non-corporate legal taxes
    Trademark applications and Intellectual Property rights protection

    Trademark applications and Intellectual Property rights protection

    We provide comprehensive advisory services pertaining to intellectual property rights protection including trademarks, patents, copyrights and related rights, industrial designs and trade secrets. Our services include:

    • Due diligence on intellectual property rights to ensure safety from unwarranted litigation
    • Implementing effective policies/strategies to protect Intellectual property rights
    • Drafting technology transfer and technology sharing agreements
    • Registration of intellectual property rights
    • Filing trademark application and representation for objections
    • Providing solutions to protect the trade secrets from unauthorized access, breach of contract or espionage
    • Infringement and competitor analysis
    • Resolving IP disputes outside the court through arbitration and mediation
    • Conducting trademark search and assistance in selecting tradename, brand, logo etc.
    Drafting and finalization of all type of contracts

    Drafting and finalization of all type of contracts

    Contracts play a vital role in reducing business risks and maximising profit and chances of growth. We provide complete services for preparing all kind of contracts including:

    • Joint Venture agreements
    • Shareholders’ agreements
    • Share purchase/subscription agreements
    • Business asset purchase agreements
    • Founders’/co-founders’ agreements
    • Rent and license agreements
    • Slump sale agreements
    • Non- disclosure agreements
    • Employment agreements inclusive of confidentiality agreements
    • Collaboration agreements
    • Merger and acquisition agreements
    • Alternative dispute resolution agreements
    • Banking/Financial agreements
    • Intellectual property agreements
    Outsourcing of payroll operations

    Outsourcing of payroll operations

    We offer reliable and efficient payroll management services for managing salary and compensation packages and ensuring timely compliance in accordance to stipulated laws. Our team of payroll specialists work closely with the clients and provide these services:

    • Developing and deploying remuneration policies
    • Managing compensation structures and pay-outs
    • End to End payroll processing
    • Computation, deposit and filing of statutory deductions
    • Reconciliation of payroll and deductions
    • Preparation and submission of all type of reports
    • Addressing employee queries related to payroll and compensation
    • Preparation of full and final pay-out for employees exiting the organisation
    • Addressing queries and providing support to ex-employees to recover benefits
    • Maintaining relevant statutory registers and other records
    • Complete confidentiality of employee and payroll data
    Deal and Investment advisory including due diligence

    Deal and Investment advisory including due diligence

    We provide comprehensive advisory services and a fully integrated process for our transactions related service offerings
    We provide complete support from a pre-investment appraisal for the proposed transaction to the actual implementation

    Identification and initial contact with potential targets:

    • Target identification & selection
    • Initial Contact & Target Review

    Deal negotiation and completion:

    • NDA, LOI, Due Diligence & Valuation
    • Transaction structuring assistance
    • Documentation & negotiation support
    • Deal completion
    • Financial due diligence
    • Regulatory due diligence
    • Commercial due diligence
    • Valuation assistance
    • Forensic audit
    • Transaction structuring
    • Deal completion
    Tax advisory & services

    Tax advisory & services

    Frequent amendments to prevailing laws and regulations related to tax make it imperative for enterprises to keep pace with such changes. We understand the complexities related to compliance requirements and assist clients in tax planning and ensuring full compliance for taxes.
    We offer a robust and comprehensive advisory for handling all direct and indirect tax matters including representation in various tribunals and courts of law. We have a highly competent and experienced team of tax-specialists and chartered accountants that provide a full spectrum of tax advisory and services

    Direct taxes:

    • Formulating strategies and tax planning in order to mitigate potential tax risks.
    • Assistance in preparing and reviewing required documents for filing of tax returns.
    • Completing all formalities for filing corporate and non-corporate tax returns and e-returns with income tax authorities
    • Assistance in calculating and filing withholding tax returns
    • Ensuring adherence to all compliances as mandated by law

    Indirect taxes:

    • Assistance in obtaining registrations under Goods and Services Tax (GST) or other statutory indirect taxes and regulations as required
    • Evaluating tax implications on existing or projected business transactions
    • Reviewing agreements in order to identify the Goods and Services Tax (GST) or other indirect taxes & impact on business transactions
    • Computation, filings and deposit of tax liabilities
    • Assistance in preparing and filing Goods and Services Tax (GST) or other indirect tax returns to ensure full compliance
    Tax litigation & appeals

    Tax litigation & appeals

    Our team of expert tax lawyers and specialists assist clients in handling tax and corporate law assessment, appeals and litigation in the matters of income tax, goods and services tax and corporate laws. Such services include:

    Handling notices or assessment queries/ orders

    Representation before assessing officer/ other authorities

    Filing of appeals against the adverse orders

    Handling of Goods and Services Tax notices or assessment queries

    Tax linigation and appeals

    Comprehensive representation and litigation support services in actual or potential legal proceedings

    Managing objections and appeals to higher authorities

    Handling queries/ notices of Registrar of Companies

    Handling of queries/ notices related to labour law issues

    Arbitration & Dispute resolution

    Arbitration & Dispute resolution

    Our dispute resolution services and advisory consist of alternate methods including arbitration, mediation, conciliation, dispute negotiations etc.
    We also provide traditional methods of dispute resolution i.e., litigation in courts or tribunals. We deliver a complete array of services and dispute resolution mechanisms available under law for the settlement of sensitive or complex business disputes.

    Services for alternate dispute resolution:

    • Developing effective dispute resolution plan
    • Drafting required pleadings and other documents
    • Appointing arbitrators/mediators/required counsels
    • Representation during arbitration/ mediation proceedings
    • Challenging and enforcing arbitration awards

    In the event of disputes arising between parties where litigation is inevitable for achieving strategic advantage for the client, comprehensive services are provided by us.

    Services for litigation:

    • In-depth review to deliver SWOT analysis
    • Preparing effective legal strategies
    • Preparing/filing pleadings & documents
    • Providing full representation during proceedings