Due Diligence for Foreign Companies in India – New Issue of India Briefing Magazine Out Now

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Due Diligence for Foreign Companies in India, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates is out now and available for download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

In this issue:

Due Diligence for Foreign Companies in India

  • Due Diligence: What Foreign Companies Need to Know
  • Navigating Through Different Types of Due Diligence in India
  • Q+A: What You Need to Know About Conducting Due Diligence in India

Foreign companies looking to do business in India should perform a due diligence check. During the due diligence examination, the financial, legal, and compliance aspects of the company or business are reviewed and documented. The purpose is to identify if there are any risks or concerns with the business.

Due diligence is usually conducted in cases of mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, and IPO.

It should also be noted that companies in India have to comply with different legal and regulatory compliances, and the tax regime can be difficult to navigate. Therefore, due diligence is required to ensure that the local company is in compliance with all the necessary laws and rules, and has been providing accurate information to the foreign company inquiring about its business.

Through this due diligence process, a foreign company gets access to all the information including the liabilities, reputation, and finances of the business. Once the risks, challenges, and potential opportunities are identified, the foreign entity can decide if it wants to be in business with the company.

In this issue of India Briefing, we outline key aspects that foreign companies must focus on when conducting due diligence on an entity operating in India. We analyze the different types of due diligence that foreign companies should consider important while investing in India. Lastly, we answer some frequently asked questions on this topic.

If you and your company are interested in conducting due diligence on a company or business set up in India, please contact Dezan Shira & Associates.


India Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The firm assists foreign investors throughout Asia from offices across the world, including in Delhi and Mumbai. Readers may write to india@dezshira.com for business support in India.

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