Areas of service

Corporate Governance - Policies & Procedures
Corporate governance is one of the most important factors in today’s corporate sector. We guide the companies and LLP’s in preparing various policies related to corporate governance and establishing compliance related procedures.
Governance, Risk and Ethical Compliance
Once an entity is set up, it must comply with various requirements on regular basis, make filings and appropriate disclosures, etc., under the Indian laws such as the Companies Act, 2013 (“CA 2013”), the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 (“LLP Act”), the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (“FEMA”), Income Tax Act, 1961 (“IT Act”) etc.

Our team is suited/equipped to take care of your governance, risk and compliance requirements including assisting with filings, any corporate strategy execution and advising under various laws including but not limited to the CA 2013, the LLP Act and FEMA. We provide end to end corporate law advisory and support services for various governance and compliance matters such as conducting board / shareholders / partner’s meetings, appointment of directors/auditors, managerial remuneration, related party transaction and such other corporate actions based on the requirements.

We also provide advisory services and assist in compliances specific to FEMA such as approval for receipt of foreign investments in India, External Commercial Borrowings, Overseas Investment by Indian entities.

Based on the nature of the entity and its requirements, we analyze and advise on the relevant and applicable compliance requirements and assist to mitigate risk of any non-compliances by providing end to end solutions.
Closure of Business entities in India
Just the way in which setting up a business entity requires careful planning and execution, similar planning and thoughtful consideration is required in case of unfortunate or unfavorable circumstances, which may require to close/shut down the business entity.

The closure of business entity entails the need to ensure that it is in accordance with the applicable law and allows the stakeholders to claim their investments while ensuring that the management is discharged of all the liabilities associated with the entity appropriately in consultation with stakeholders and other advisors from the applicable legislation perspective. Our team of professionals will guide clients appropriately by advising on various legal options and requirements for closure of the chosen form of entity and ensure that closure of the entity leads to discharge of all liabilities in an appropriate manner.

  • Winding-up / Liquidation of a Company and LLP
    • We assist entities in the process of voluntary winding up and striking off application. We also assist companies in registering as dormant company under the provisions of the CA 2013 and the LLP Act.
  • Closure of Branch / Liaison Office / Project Office
    • We assist entities in the closure of Branch / Liaison Office / Project Office as per FEMA and as per the CA 2013.
Formation of Business Entities in India
Setting up of a business entity is the first step towards having a sustainable commercial presence in India. Therefore, it becomes extremely essential for a foreign investor in India to choose the right kind of business or corporate entity which suits its purpose and takes care of corporate liability and tax planning aspects in the best possible manner. One can set up business entities in several forms by choosing the right business structure like branch / liaison / project / representative office or a private or public limited company or a limited liability partnership. We advise and assist in setting up of such entities based on the client’s requirements and objective of doing business in India. Our team of professionals will guide clients in various aspects of setting up business entities swiftly and help you start your business with ease.
Risk Analysis & Mitigation – Corporate Hygiene Check
Any business entity is required to comply with all the laws applicable to its operations in India. While a business entity may have followed all such compliances, it is also important that this is checked/verified by independent professional teams at regular intervals for taking timely action and mitigating risks of defaults, if any.

The corporate hygiene check is a process by which confidential legal, financial and other material information is exchanged, reviewed and appraised by the parties to a business transaction. We assist in doing a thorough health check on corporate compliances under various laws including but not limited to the CA 2013, LLP Act, FEMA and NBFC related compliances. We also provide a comprehensive health check report i.e. due-diligence report, that highlights the major issues/non-compliances and provide solutions to fix such issues/non-compliances.
Transaction Services:
  • Due Diligence.
    • We carry out a detailed corporate due diligence and advise on issues that arise out of the due diligence and risk mitigation strategies that can be explored.

    • We assist in conducting a thorough due diligence on corporate compliances, by reviewing the documents provided by the target as well as from the documents available in the public domain. We provide a comprehensive diligence report that highlights the major issues/non-compliances and provide creative solutions. We also assist in drafting and statutory filings as required for the closing of the transaction.
  • Mergers / Acquisition and Corporate Re-structuring
    • We assist in merger / acquisition of entities and business re-structuring. We advise and assist in drafting and filing of various documents and forms with the appropriate authorities in relation to all kinds of merger/amalgamations/demergers, etc.

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Swift India Corporate Services LLP (“Swift”) established in the year 2005, is an affiliate entity of Nishith Desai Associates — Legal & Tax Counseling Worldwide. We are a premier corporate compliance firm that caters to the needs and demands of our global clients. Our team comprises professionals with a prolific corporate, legal and secretarial compliance background. We aim to provide quick and pragmatic corporate solutions alongside high-quality compliances.