Newsletter 2011

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Newsletter
June 25, 2021 FDI Policy clarifies position on Exit Options but PE Investors await RBI’s Verdict
December 9, 2011 IRDA Notifies the Issuance of Capital by Life Insurance Companies Regulations, 2011
November 30, 2011 Service Tax on Commercial Rentals – A Twist in the Tale
November 25, 2011 FDI in Retail – Permitted for Multi-Brand and Relaxed for Single Brand
FDI Policy clarifies position on Exit Options but PE Investors await RBI’s Verdict
October 13, 2011 Restriction of Sale of Property on Power of Attorney
October 5, 2011 Fallout of New FDI Policy: “In built Options” – When Foreign Investments can become Loans
October 3, 2011 Fourth Edition of the Consolidated FDI Policy Released by DIPP
September 23, 2011 7. Provisions on ‘Pledging of Shares’ – DIPP in the fourth edition of the FDI Policy has introduced certain provisions permitting the pledge of shares of an Indian company in the following cases: a. A promoter of an Indian company (which has raised ECBs) may pledge the shares of the borrowing company or that of its associate resident companies for the purpose of securing the ECB raised by the borrowing company, subject to certain conditions; b. A non-resident holding shares of an Indian company is allowed to pledge the shares in favour of the authorized dealer bank in India to secure credit facilities being extended to the resident investee company for bona fide business purpose, subject to certain conditions; and c. A non-resident holding shares of an Indian company is allowed to pledge the shares in favour of an overseas bank to secure the credit facilities being extended to the non-resident investor/non-resident promoter of the Indian company or its overseas group company, subject to certain conditions. 8. Permission for Opening Non-Interest Bearing Escrow Accounts – The AD Category – I Banks have also been permitted to open and maintain, without the prior approval of the Reserve Bank of India, non-interest bearing escrow accounts in Indian Rupees in India on behalf of residents and/or non-residents, towards payment of share purchase consideration and/or provide escrow facilities for keeping securities to facilitate FDI transactions subject to the terms and conditions, as may be specified by RBI. In addition, DIPP has also included provisions with respect to FDI in Limited Liability Partnerships in the revised edition of the consolidated FDI Policy. The consolidated FDI Policy also serves as a ready reckoner of laws and regulations applicable to foreign investments in India across the sectors. The fourth edition of the consolidated FDI Policy will be valid till March 31, 2012.
August 24, 2011 SERVICE TAX ON RENT: GOVERNMENT 4 – 0 PETITIONERS