The Indian legislation allows companies to be established in the country to foreign companies that, having wider commercial objectives, do not intend to limit themselves to establishing their presence in India through a Liaison Office, a Project Office or a Branch Office.

The advantages that a foreign company has in setting up a company (or acquiring an existing company) in India are numerous, first of all the flexibility necessary to engage in various professional activities, the possibility of acquiring properties in India and repatriation of profits from your investment in the form of dividends.

Foreign investors may set up companies in India as wholly owned subsidiary – wholly owned subsidiary – (WOS) of the parent company (ie 100% owned and controlled by the foreign parent company, provided at least one share is held by a second party) or a joint venture venture (JV) with an Indian partner.

The WOS and the JV under Indian law are treated on a par with Indian domestic companies and are required to comply with all Indian laws.

To foreign investors In India it is allowed to set up or hold up to 100% of a capital company that can be incorporated both as Private and as a Public company.

To an extent comparable to the Italian legal regime, companies may be further classified as limited (limited) or unlimited liability companies.