Investments are the most effective way to maintain or enhance the value of capital. Idle finances are wasted finances – and by investing in another business, you can maximize the use of your capital, while ensuring its security.
Investing in new ventures is one great way to use capital. Getting in on the ground floor of the next great startup or Fortune 500 company is one of the most exciting uses of investment available.While it may prove difficult to identify the right new venture – the potential payoff is limitless.
On the other hand, smaller, less proven entities are more risky. Investing in larger, more established firms can provide security for your investment – while providing steady returns along the way. This combination of security and returns makes investment the best, safest bet for capital.
Either way – once you’ve chosen a promising target for investment, navigating through the legal formalities of an investment involves a time-consuming and complicated process. Whether you’re dealing with an international conglomerate or a young entrepreneur, going it alone can prove a costly business decision.
Investing in a company is a multi-tiered process that involves several spheres of expertise and law. Getting from initial offer to an executed and binding shareholders’ agreement involves the following stages:
Negotiation - Getting from offers to invest to binding investment contracts can prove tricky. While most offers are framed as “take it or leave it”, in truth you often have many more options than the other party would have you believe. If you aren’t satisfied with the terms of an offer, or just need to work out the fine-print, we can help negotiate the terms for you. This involves drawing up a list of enforceable terms, and rigorously negotiating with opposing counsel to get you the best deal you can get.
Drafting - Once you have an agreement with a seller, the deal still must be solemnized into a binding investment contract. Otherwise, while you may think the deal settled, it will be difficult to hold the other party to the agreed upon terms. However, getting from an agreement or offer to a binding contract can be tricky. Our attorneys can help – by drafting a contract that expresses the totality of your agreement, in a form narrowly tailored to protect your interests and within the bounds of the law of the land.
Execution - Once an investment contract is negotiated and drafted, it still must be executed to become binding. While execution is usually a simple process, making deals across borders can make this process a cumbersome ordeal. Our attorneys work to facilitate the execution of contracts across borders, to ensure that the requisite formalities for all appropriate jurisdictions are met to solemnize your agreement and make it enforceable.
Going through the investment process alone is a recipe for disaster. But we are here to help.
Our offices can help with that for you – negotiating, drafting, and executing an investment agreement. We provide low cost services and top-notch legal to clients through every stage of contract formation – from initial negotiations, through drafting and execution. We also provide comprehensive review services for active contracts.
At the Law Offices of Akash Kashyap, Esq., we use only the best corporatelawyers available, trained and licensed in the US and India. We provide these legal services both through our New Delhi and Gurgaon offices, as well as online.