REGULATORY PRACTICE


With India’s push towards increased transparency in corporate affairs and stricter compliance requirements for businesses across legislations and sectors, we helps businesses navigate the changing legislative landscape and the regulatory framework. Government regulation has a profound impact on companies’ business operations and is a crucial factor in corporate strategic planning.  We guide and strategise with our clients to fulfil necessary regulatory requirements in accordance with their business objectives and to gain a better understanding of doing business with government entities and managing associated risks. 

We routinely represent clients before diverse regulators including the SEBI, RBI, Directorate of Enforcement, judicial fora including the Electricity Regulatory Commissions, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority, the Tariff Authority for Major Ports, the Electricity and Telecom regulators and appellate bodies, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Non-Banking Supervision and Regulation, Ministries of Civil Aviation, Defence, Finance, Health and Family Welfare, Commerce, Corporate Affairs, Power and Environment and Forests, amongst others. The Firm advises financial intermediaries with respect to their financial products offerings, structured products, listing and trading of such products. In this regard, the Firm regularly liaises with the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


We advise businesses on all forms of regulatory aspects including: 

•    licensing requirements 
•    corporate compliances 
•    foreign investments 
•    securities regulations 
•    overseas direct investments 
•    cross-border mergers 
•    restructuring
•    liquidation transactions 
•    classification, de-classification and liabilities of promoters 
•    corporate governance and the listing regulation
•    compliance program development and implementation
•    regulatory hearings 
•    government contract 
•    spending initiatives 
•    public policy advocacy.



We frequently interface with regulators and law enforcement authorities and provide representation and legal advisory services on matters such as: 

•    tariff determination 
•    performance regulation
•    adjudicatory proceedings 
•    various tax efficient inbound / outbound investment structures 
•    obtaining clarification / approvals from the authorities
•    exemption applications
•    informal guidances, 
•    responding to enquiries and investigations
•     show-cause notices and other proceedings
•    creation of compliance manuals
•    setting up KYC procedures
•    anti-money laundering mechanisms