Incorporating a company outside of India: importance of Place of Effective Management

Incorporating a company outside of India: importance of Place of Effective Management

While incorporating a company outside of India, it is important to understand the concept of Place of Effective Management (POEM) as it will determine your tax liability...

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COVID-19 in India (Part 3): Data Privacy during Coronavirus crisis in India

COVID-19 in India (Part 3): Data Privacy during Coronavirus crisis in India

In Part 3 of our series about the Covid-19 outbreak, we will discuss the protection of privacy data by companies employing people in India...

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COVID-19 in India (Part 2): Invoking a force majeure clause in contracts

COVID-19 in India (Part 2): Invoking a force majeure clause in contracts

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak of Covid-19 to be a pandemic, leading the (world) economy to come to a standstill...

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COVID-19 in India (Part 1): Workplace concerns for (foreign) companies

COVID-19 in India (Part 1): Workplace concerns for (foreign) companies

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses is not clear at the moment but it is likely to spread in the coming days...

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India's Budget 2020 (Part 2): Takeaways for foreign investors

India's Budget 2020 (Part 2): Takeaways for foreign investors

In this article, we’ll look at the key points from India’s budget for FY 2020-21 for foreign companies that (want to) invest in India

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India’s Budget 2020 (Part 1): Takeaways for NRIs with regard to income tax

India’s Budget 2020 (Part 1): Takeaways for NRIs with regard to income tax

The Indian budget released on the 1st of February 2020 brings with itself changes for not only foreign investors/multinationals (to be explained in Part 2 of this serie) but also for individuals such as Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)...

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Is it OK to engage in public display of affection in India?

Is it OK to engage in public display of affection in India?

Are you visiting India from the States or Europe, you may be in for a culture shock as far as display of affection in public is concerned...

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Help, my child is taken to India!

Help, my child is taken to India!

With divorce proceedings ongoing or completed, a significant number of child abductions happen by noncustodial parents, by forcefully relocating the child to another country...

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a CSR act which makes CSR mandatory for certain companies, depending on their net worth, profits and annual turnover...

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What are the different ways of resolving business/corporate disputes in India?

What are the different ways of resolving business/corporate disputes in India?

The best thing would be to resolve through negotiation...

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Adoption in or from India

Adoption in or from India

So, you want to adopt in India? You may know that adoption in or from India is not a smooth journey...

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Key elements of an employment agreement in India.  Part 1: Non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation in employment agreements.

Key elements of an employment agreement in India. Part 1: Non-disclosure, non-compete and non-solicitation in employment agreements.

An employment agreement is a (binding) bilateral agreement between the employer and the employee...

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Will you get compensated for injury at work in India?

Will you get compensated for injury at work in India?

An accident that causes serious injuries at workplace (factory floor, construction site, but also office space), can trigger liability for the employer...

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Maternity leave in India: what you need to know

Maternity leave in India: what you need to know

Most expat-women, who work in India, are unaware about their maternity rights...

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How do companies protect employees from sexual harassment?

How do companies protect employees from sexual harassment?

India needs a strong zero-tolerance culture and a robust internal complaints committee in corporates in order to address sexual harassment...

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Things you should know while employing people in India

Things you should know while employing people in India

The taxes to be paid by expats depend on the residential status of the individual taxpayer...

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Things to keep in mind while employing foreign nationals or expats in India

Things to keep in mind while employing foreign nationals or expats in India

Are you thinking about sending your employees on assignments to India? Are you wondering about the taxes they may have to pay during their stay in India? Are you worried that you will be paying taxes in the country of origin as well as in country of employment (India) as a sending company? We answer all these questions in this short article...

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What are the 'rules' for renting a house in India?

What are the 'rules' for renting a house in India?

Before renting a house in India, expats must know about certain legal and cultural differences...

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Getting married in India? Know the laws!

Getting married in India? Know the laws!

India, with its millennium-long history, beauty and spirituality, is not only popular among tourists and backpackers, but also among people who want to get married here, yes, really...

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Rights of same-sex couples in India: finally a happy ending?

Rights of same-sex couples in India: finally a happy ending?

Do you belong to the LGBT community or in a same-sex relationship and are you moving to a socially conservative country like India for a longer period for work, business or what have you? There is good news! In 2018, India has become the 126th country in 2018 to recognize the LGBTQ rights and being a gay or lesbian is no longer a crime...

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How to protect your intellectual property in India?

How to protect your intellectual property in India?

The growth of luxury goods in India has led to a symbiotic relationship between counterfeiters and the black market in India...

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How to set up a company in India?

How to set up a company in India?

India is a country with enormous potential for foreign companies...

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Divorce for NRIs married in India: everything you need to know

Divorce for NRIs married in India: everything you need to know

We know that marriage can be difficult...

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