We advise on the structuring and establishment of a range of Funds, both onshore and offshore with varied investment objectives and for investment in various types of asset classes. We have been involved in the establishment of Onshore Mutual Funds and Alternate Investment Funds registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India as well as Offshore Foreign Venture Capital Investors and Offshore Private Equity Funds set up to make investments under the Foreign Direct Investment route to invest in India with the change in regulatory regime in India, a lot of INR denominated funds with different investment strategies and focus across the spectrum from funds investing in early stage and venture investments to highly leveraged funds investing in PIPE and listed companies and derivative on structured products are coming up in India and we advise on fund structuring and documentation across the entire platform of such funds available.
We advise clients on the structuring of their Funds, including the choice of domicile and vehicle, having regard for the need to achieve optimum tax efficiency for the investors and the manager, marketing and regulatory considerations and any specific issues arising because of the proposed asset class(es) in which the fund will invest. We also assist our clients in their applications with the Securities and Exchange Board of India as well as in interactions with the Securities and Exchange Board of India with a view to obtain necessary registrations.
Our Funds practice consists of a strong team of corporate lawyers experienced in all aspects of Fund Management and Private Equity transactions, from structuring to negotiating, documentation and implementation. Our extensive experience and understanding of Fund Management work, how Funds operate generally, and Private Equity Investments has allowed us to accumulate expert knowledge of the regulatory treatment of Funds and their managers and the issues and trends in structuring Private Equity transactions. Our team provides proactive, market-aware and high- quality advice and transaction execution and is experienced in advising on investing through favourable jurisdictions such as Mauritius, Singapore and Cyprus.