July 6, 2017

Foreign Directors in Indian Company

Any public limited or private company needs to have a board of directors constituted for the purpose of managing the day-to-day affairs of the Company. The reason for the existence of the board of directors is that there needs to be a body that is above the management and which […]
May 22, 2017

Mandatory Compliances for a Private Limited Company in India

Although Private Limited Company is the most popular form of starting a business, there are various compliances which are required to be followed once your business is incorporated. Managing the day to day operations of your business along with complying the corporate laws can be little taxing for any entrepreneur. […]
November 19, 2016

Company Registration for NRIs and Foreign Nationals in India

Private Limited Company is considered to be the most ideal form of business for NRIs, foreign nationals and for foreign entities who want to set up business in India. According to FEMA guidelines, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is not allowed in other types of businesses like Proprietorship, Partnership Firm and […]
May 25, 2016

Understanding Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP)

In the recent era, companies are adopting many employee-friendly policies in order to retain good employees who up the ante when it comes to company performance and growth. From providing extended maternity leave and women-friendly policies to adopting flexi timings, corporate organizations are leaving no stone unturned to be the […]
May 15, 2016

What is Statutory Audit

Audits are primarily aimed at protecting a company’s shareholders. They help investors gain confidence in a company and reflect the company’s true business health and performance. A fast-paced business environment combined with the need to be in sync with the global standards has raised the performance bar for companies and […]
March 8, 2016

How potential Investors will look at your business before investing – Due Diligence for Startups

With the startup community growing stronger than ever, there has been a rise in the number of angel investors, venture capital investors, and private equity firms who are willing to invest in such startups. Among the various factors evaluated in the due diligence report, adherence to legal compliance is one […]
March 3, 2016

Documents Required for Private Limited Company Registration

Once a name has been given to a company as an entity, the next step is the registration of the company. The list of documents required for private limited company registration is always a cause for confusion. This article takes a look at the necessary steps and documents required for […]
March 1, 2016

Acceptable Names for a Private Limited Company

One of the most important steps in setting up a company is choosing an appropriate name for it. The naming should be in accordance with the Companies Act, 2013 or Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008. There are certain naming guidelines for choosing an acceptable name for a Company or LLP. […]
January 16, 2016

Startup India Action Plan 2016

The day of 16th January, 2016 can be marked as one of the prominent days for budding Indian Entrepreneurs, with the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, announcing the “Startup India Action Plan”, intended to boost and support the startup ecosystem in India. First announced on the occasion of India’s 69th […]
December 1, 2015

How to Register Private Limited Company in India

The private limited company is the most successful business type in India. Private Limited Companies are an ideal way of starting and structuring startups with a higher scope of expansion as compared to other forms of business due to the advantages of high credit worthiness, greater stability and separate legal […]
October 25, 2015

Compliances for Private Limited Company, LLP and OPC – a clear comparison

Being a Chartered Accountant and interacting with several entrepreneurs, I found that the most common question bothering startup founders is which business entity to form and what is the compliance cost of these entities. Hence, there is a need to summarize this essential information in a comprehensive manner and layman […]
October 5, 2015

Private Limited Company vs LLP vs OPC

Selection of the correct form of business entity is the most important decision taken by an entrepreneur. To make choices simpler and assist you in taking a well informed decision, here is a basic comparison chart of the three most common yet credible forms of business in today’s time. Private […]
August 26, 2015

What you need to know about pre and post funding compliance for startups

Funding is key for any startup to expand its horizon of products and resources. Pitching for investments and getting a deal is one aspect, but the legal side is something that founders find complicated. I experienced this when I saw some of my clients panicking about how to go about […]
August 18, 2015

5 reasons why Private Limited Company or LLP is preferred

The most common problem which startups or new ventures face while starting their business is whether to form a proprietorship or a Company. Sole Proprietorship, being the most traditional form of business is still one of the most common types of business entity in India. The easy formation procedure and […]