Entry Strategy in India
Entry as a Company
A foreign company can commence operations in India by incorporating a company under the Companies Act, 1956 through:
- Joint Venture with an Indian entity (where the foreign investment in equity is 50% or less).
- Subsidiary Company (Wholly owned or otherwise)
Foreign equity in such Indian companies can be up to 100% depending on the requirement of the investor and subject to equity caps in respect of the area of activities under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy.
Entry without setting up a Company/Entry as a Foreign Company
In addition to setting up a subsidiary/joint venture in India, the following types of entities are also available for foreign investors/foreign companies for doing business in India
The features of such entities and the procedure for setting up Branch Office/Liaison Office
For More Detailed Company Registration Procedure