How to list your company in foreign stock markets (NASDAQ/ New York/ London/ Singapore/ Hong Kong etc.)



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Duration: 2 months

 

How to List your Company on Foreign Stock Exchanges

 

Capital Market lawyers are indispensable when it comes to help their clients raise finances. The Government of India allowed firms to be listed in overseas stock exchanges to enable them to raise money abroad and support the rupee. Learn how it will allow the unlisted companies to be listed in the foreign markets without having to be traded on domestic exchanges. This course is created to help law students, budding lawyers, entrepreneurs and professionals learn about the benefits, concerns and requirements for listing their companies on foreign bourses parallely or for the first time.

 

Earlier Indian companies could cross list only by first listing themselves on the Indian Stock Exchanges and after two years of mandatory presence only, they could list themselves on the foreign bourses.

 

Learn how the high current account deficit (CAD) in India in tandem with an unfavourable Rupee v/s Dollar currency imbalance existing at that time was a key motivation to introduce this provision. If the Indian companies could successfully raise substantial capital the CAD would have reduced significantly.

 

Benefits for Indian companies

 

In a move to make Indian brands more global, the companies will be able to attract capital from foreign shores and be able to gain capital and diverse expertise in terms of talent, technology and market entry strategy.

 

Indian companies stand to gain on following fronts:

  • The Indian companies will now be able to re-pay all outstanding foreign debt
  • The Indian companies will now be able to run operations in India and abroad
  • The Indian companies will now be able to acquire foreign firms more easily and enter new markets through inorganic growth strategies
  • They would be able to raise capital at a lower cost
  • The Indian companies will now be able to take advantage of increased analyst coverage

 

Key considerations

 

This course will help you understand how the Government has retained the reins still in its hand by keeping a say over deciding the eligibility criteria for the investor or whether the funds should be raised via ADRs/GDRs or pension funds or even decide the upper cap of investment of these foreign entities into the Indian company.

 

The course will showcase why companies which have raised capital abroad and not utilized it in 15 days would have to repatriate those funds in the regulated Indian banks. Once these funds are repatriated, they have to be utilized in India only.

 

Infact, these funds raised abroad would come under the purview of the FDI policy including the sectoral caps, minimal capitalization norms, pricing norms and the entry route. The listed company is liable to report to RBI under FEMA.

 

Why would unlisted Indian Companies choose to list abroad

 

Most of the Indian companies that sought for funds from abroad would create off-shore entities and raise funds on the back of their subsidiaries’ Indian operations. The need to create such complex holding structures and associated is now eliminated.

 

  • For many companies, a way to offer handsome returns to its early backers and private equity investors is by offering them an exit route via an IPO. Since certain jurisdictions are more favourble to one sector versus another eg. IT firms prefer listing on NASDAQ or the NYSE and real estate firms prefer to list themselves on SGX, hence enabling the investors and companies to make their their IPO exists more successful and relevant.
  • Gain practical exposure to how companies are better placed to hedge currency risks by selling the GDRs or FCCBs in the foreign currency.
  • The foreign capital raised in form of GDRs nd FCCBs is exempt from capital gains tax for the non-resident financial investors who want Indian firms in their portfolio as well

 

What can law students learn from this?

 

  1. Learn the IPO requirements for listing or cross listing companies which can help boost your performance at internships
  2. Build your CV by applying your knowledge to analyse the transactions in this space and offering an unbiased critical study
  3. Gain an opportunity to network with stalwarts in this space and improve your employment prospects
  4. Stand an opportunity to ace ahead of your peers by applying the knowledge gained from this course and get your dream job
  5. Learn the legal compliance related mandatory disclosures across different government agencies in India and country of foreign bourse
  6. IPOs require heavy documentation and disclosure, and this course will there to help you learn all of them with sample agreements thrown in as guidelines
  7. Learn how to draft and review the prospectuses, offer-related documents, fact-checking statements disclosed in the prospectus and due diligence associated with paper-work
  8. Learn proper transaction management by getting exposure to changes in legislations and collecting precedents that can help your deals

 

What lawyers gain from doing this course?

 

  1. Lawyers stand to gain on how to structure the use of proceeds from an IPO
  2. Add more value to your clients by understanding the nuances of cross-border merger and acquisition deals required while entering such transactions
  3. Gain an opportunity to grow your clientele with learning the ways in which you can enable them gain or benefit by creating an alternative access to fresh funds
  4. Learn the legal compliance related mandatory disclosures across different government agencies in India and country of foreign bourse
  5. IPOs require heavy documentation and disclosure, and this course will there to help you learn all of them with sample agreements thrown in as guidelines
  6. Learn how to draft and review the prospectuses, offer-related documents, fact-checking statements disclosed in the prospectus and due diligence associated with paper-work
  7. Learn proper transaction management by getting exposure to changes in legislations and collecting precedents that can help your deals

 

What can entrepreneurs and professionals learn from this course

 

  1. IPO transactions are not recession proof and require stable conditions to meet their objectives. You gain to learn to how an IPO must be timed correctly
  2. Learn the legal compliance related mandatory disclosures across different government agencies in India and country of foreign bourse
  3. IPOs require heavy documentation and disclosure, and this course will there to help you learn all of them with sample agreements thrown in as guidelines

 

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The brains behind the course

 

The course has been created by veterans such as Abhyuday Agarwal, Ramanuj Mukherjee and Sameer Jain (Partner, Pamasis Law Chambers). The team credited with creating this course comes with a cumulative team experience of 25 years of expertise.They have strived hard to blend the nuances of practical and theoretical world in the field of Corporate Finance

 

Is this course certified

 

Yes, Absolutely. This online course is certified by iPleaders (a legal education platform of Intelligent Legal Risk Management Solutions LLP), a leading online education start-up which is committed to make quality education accessible and affordable to masses. Industry veterans and stalwarts are part of iPleaders’ Academic Panel to offer a relevant blend of theoretical and practical application of the law and business expertise.



Industry Academia Panel

Abhyuday Agarwal

COO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Ramanuj Mukherjee

CEO and Co-founder, iPleaders

Sameer Jain

Partner at Pamasis Law Chambers

Success Stories

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Atul Gupta

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Sumit Sengupta

CFA, LL.B, Legal Counsel, Calcutta Stock Exchange

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I would strongly recommend this course to people (age no bar, beyond fulfilling the eligibility criteria) who are interested in bringing out something new (in any form) which shall be innovative and meaningful in the long run, and those who are interested in organization building – as the course helps in minimizing the number of legal and strategic hurdles that one may face after taking the plunge. You will be much more educated and smart with respect to a whole range of things once you even go through the course even partially.

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Doctoral Fellow, IIM Ranchi

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Unnita Bhattacharya

Associate at Krishnamurthy & Co.

This course has given me valuable insights such as drafting various agreements with clients, dealing with clients, and also choosing right organization structure my own venture and was able to help other entrepreneur in structuring their new venture.
Skills I learned during the course structuring a company, appoint advisors and remunerate them, drafting Co-Founder's Agreement, taxation of software product and SAAS companies, clear understanding of Shareholders' Meetings, legal instruments, Shareholders' Agreement, how to raise investments effectively, drafting employment agreement, Structuring ESOP& ESPS, How to avoid disputes and drainage of resources through courtroom battles, Data protection under Indian law, Cloud computing agreements, How to obtain copyright, trademark and patent registration in India.
Definitely student entrepreneurs studying in college will get a lot of benefits from this course. Interested students will be motivated like me to pursue their entrepreneurial journey keeping balance with various entrepreneurship network system, they can easily create a successful business venture without any hindrance.

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