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  • NEGOTIATING TERMSHEETS: EXIT OPTIONS – Part 5

    NEGOTIATING TERMSHEETS: EXIT OPTIONS – Part 5

    In the previous post ( read Part 4 here) , we discussed a few exit options. In this post we discuss about IPO, which is the preferred option in most investment deals. Many a time, even the early stage investment agreements capture quite

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • NOTE ON PATENT NOTIFICATION

    NOTE ON PATENT NOTIFICATION

    IPO to act as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority India has seen some major reforms in intellectual Property (IP) domain over a decade or so. Talking about Patents in IP, the most technical and specialized domain, few

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • MANDATORY REGISTRATION - ESI

    MANDATORY REGISTRATION - ESI

    A business entity needs to procure, few of the registrations as per various state and central laws, depending upon the eligibility threshold provided under each act. One of the essential registrations, subject to Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act),

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • NEGOTIATING TERM SHEETS - EXIT STRATEGY - PART 4

    NEGOTIATING TERM SHEETS - EXIT STRATEGY - PART 4

    The most critical aspect in any investment deal for the investors is the exit clause, which is when they get to see the return on investment. In a typical early stage investment deal, the options are initial public offering (IPO),

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • DUE DILIGENCE

    DUE DILIGENCE

    Today’s competitive forces have brought a paradigm shift in the mindsets of the investor community, that focuses more on business ground rules than ever before. Profitability is not the only parameter which plays a role. Preferably, the product/business must also

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • NEGOTIATING TERMSHEETS: BOARD REPRESENTATION - PART 3

    NEGOTIATING TERMSHEETS: BOARD REPRESENTATION - PART 3

    We covered interesting tips on negotiating the ‘commercials’ of a termsheeet - http://novojuris.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/term-sheets-negotiation-and-tips-part-1/ and http://novojuris.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/term-sheets-negotiation-and-tips-part-2/. Negotiating commercial aspects of the termsheet is kind of expected unlike ‘controls’ (please see Part I of this series). Most investors would give a standard response of ‘style of investment’

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • Term Sheets – Negotiation and Tips – Part 2

    Term Sheets – Negotiation and Tips – Part 2

    NEGOTIATING FOUNDER VESTING CLAUSE IN EARLY STAGE TERMSHEETS In Part 1(refer to https://www.novojuris.com/thought-leadership/term-sheets-negotiation-and-tips-part-1), we pointed out on negotiating a few ‘commercial’ aspects. In this post we detail Founder Vesting. Please note, that Founder Vesting is a clause one would see in

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • TRAI NON-COMPLIANCE BY INSURANCE COMPANIES

    TRAI NON-COMPLIANCE BY INSURANCE COMPANIES

    The NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY (“NDNC”) is an initiative of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), introduced to prevent consumers from being harassed by promotional calls and text messages from various telemarketers. In lines with the same, TRAI

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • Term Sheets - Negotiation and Tips - Part 1

    Term Sheets - Negotiation and Tips - Part 1

    So, you have found someone (a VC) who wants to back you with the money you so desperately need. Just sign above the dotted line. Well, not so fast… A term sheet is a non-binding document that lays out the

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • Investment Advisory through SMS

    Investment Advisory through SMS

    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in a recent ad-interim ex-parte order, debarred two individuals -  Mr. Imtiyaz Hanif Khanda and Mr. Vali Mamad Habib Ghaniwala, from providing unauthorized investment advisory and portfolio management services (PMS) via SMS. SEBI

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • TAX TREATMENT OF ESOP DISCOUNT – BIOCON CASE

    TAX TREATMENT OF ESOP DISCOUNT – BIOCON CASE

    Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in a recent order (Dy. Commissioner of Income-tax (LTU), Bangalore Vs M/s. Biocon Limited) (“Case”) held that “discounts under the ESOP are an employee cost and should be allowed as a deduction over the vesting period, in the hands

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
  • India conserving its forex

    India conserving its forex

    Reserve Bank of India has today announced following measures to aim at rationalizing the Foreign Exchange outflows by Resident Indians. a)    Reduced the limit for Overseas Direct Investment under automatic route from 400% of the net worth of an Indian Party to 100% of its net

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 7 years ago
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