Corporate advisory & structuring

Corporate advisory services that offer sound, practical and innovative solutions.

Our corporate advisory and structuring services provide valuable insight into structuring options for your business, enabling you to enhance stakeholder value within your organisation. Our teams have global market and sector knowledge combined with specialist technical experience, offering you the right mix of technical, commercial and operational expertise for the unique challenges your business is facing.

We offer services across capital market consultation, corporate structuring solutions, business restructuring advice, inbound and outbound investment structuring and more. Though we offer a diverse portfolio of specialised corporate advisory and restructuring services, they can be broadly grouped into three key areas:


How we can help:

  • Capital market consulting – We can offer structural consultation for your organisation as a preparatory step towards accessing capital markets. Our national and global expertise enables us to support your business with any floatation, acquisition, fundraising and de-listing plans.
  • Corporate structuring – Tailored support for specific businesses, new projects and expansions through effective management of:
    • Local regulations that can impact businesses and projects
    • Tax efficiencies for both direct and indirect taxes
    • Corporate laws
    • Foreign exchange management regulations
  •  Transaction advisory services - Including advice and assistance in implementation of specific needs such as spin-offs, amalgamations and mergers, demergers, acquisitions, slump sale and more.
  •  Financial advisory services related to:

o    Debt and equity financing

o    Refinancing

o    Profit optimisation strategies

o    Acquisition and reorganisation analysis

o    Initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings and private placements

o    Delisting of shares from stock exchanges for listed companies

  •  Financial resource mobilisation plans
  •  Advice on technical and financial collaborations - Including advisory services on technical know-how collaborations, joint ventures, royalty and licensing agreements and obtaining approvals from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), as well as other government agencies
  •  Company formation

Why choose RSM for your corporate advisory, structuring and restructuring services?

  •  RSM is the world’s seventh largest network of audit, tax and consulting firms, with RSM India consistently ranked amongst the country’s top six accounting and consulting groups
  •  Extensive experience in various facets of corporate advisory services, notably corporate structuring and business restructuring advice across the full spectrum of sectors, nationalities and regions, including cross-border structuring
  •   A dedicated team of multi-disciplinary professionals, featuring chartered accountants, management graduates, legal and secretarial professionals and domain and industry experts

For more information on how RSM can assist you with corporate advisory services, contact us today.

Newsflash - Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Solar PV Modules

15 June 2021
In the newsflash, we are pleased to share the details of the "PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVE SCHEME FOR SOLAR PV MODULES" as approved by the Union Cabinet entailing an outlay of Rs. 4,500 crore. This scheme has been introduced to encourage the manufacture of high efficiency solar PV modules in India.

Newsflash - Delhi High Court allows reduced withholding rate under DTAAs of OECD Countries pursuant to MFN clause in India-Netherlands DTAA

17 May 2021
The Finance Act, 2020 amended the provisions with respect to taxation of dividends whereby Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) was abolished and classical system of dividend taxation was adopted. In consequence of such amendment, Dividends now paid by Indian companies are taxed in the hands of shareholders and accordingly subjected to withholding tax.

Newsflash - CBDT Notifies Compliance Procedures for Non-Profit Entities

17 May 2021
The Finance Act of 2020 had made significant changes to the governance framework for the charitable entities which revamped the procedure for obtaining registration / re-registration for Charitable entities registered u/s 12AA and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (‘IT Act’).

Newsflash - Amendments in Rule 10DA (Master File) and Rule 10DB (CbCR) of Income-tax Rules, 1962

17 May 2021
On 5 April 2021, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) made an amendment through Notification No. 31/2021 [F.No.370142/19/2019-TPL] in Rule 10DA and Rule 10DB of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 for laying down the guidelines for maintaining and furnishing of transfer pricing documentation in the Master File and Country-by-Country report (‘CbCR’).

Newsflash - MCA issues Amendments to Schedule III to Companies Act, 2013 and notified Companies (Accounts) Amendment Rules, 2021

17 May 2021
On 24 March 2021, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified amendments to Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013.

Newsflash - CBDT Notifies Rule 11UD for the Purpose of Significant Economic Presence

15 May 2021
The Finance Act of 2018 had inserted Explanation 2A to section 9(1)(i) of the Income Tax Act (‘the Act’) so as to provide that the Significant Economic Presence (‘SEP’) of a non-resident in India shall constitute a "business connection" in India.  

Webinar 8th May

7 May 2021
We take great pleasure in inviting you for a Knowledge Sharing Webinar on "Business Acquisition - Key Considerations from Seller’s perspective" being organised by us. May 8, 2021 - Saturday (10.30 am to 12.45 pm) Hosted by the RSM Transaction Advisory leadership team  

How to get a tax deduction of up to Rs 9.5 lakh just by investing in NPS

26 March 2021
How to get a tax deduction of up to Rs 9.5 lakh just by investing in NPS   Investing in the National Pension System (NPS) can help you bring down your tax liability (subject to certain conditions). Dr. Suresh Surana, founder, RSM India discusses this in this Economic Times article today.

Publication - New Labour Codes in India

20 March 2021
The Indian Government has been working on a complete overhauling of the archaic labour regulations with the objective of bringing them in sync with the 21st  century business landscape and promoting investments.

Newsflash - Supreme Court Rules that Payment towards Software not in the nature of Royalty under the Tax Treaties

19 March 2021
The Hon’ble Supreme Court this week delivered a judgement for a batch of over 86 appeals on a two-decade old controversy of taxation of payment for software.

Newsflash- Cabinet Approves PLI Scheme for Certain Sectors

19 March 2021
In the enclosed newsflash, we are pleased to share the details of the PLI schemes approved by the Indian Union Cabinet for the below sectors in its recent meetings:

Newsflash: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - The Revised Regime

19 March 2021
The MCA has notified the Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021 on 22 January 2021. Along with the Amendment Rules, the amendments in section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, that were bought in by the Companies Amendment Act, 2019 as well as Companies Amendment Act,2020, have also been notified.

Publication: Research Paper on Financial Reporting of Covid-19 Impact - Sector-wise Analysis

19 March 2021
The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has significantly disrupted the activities of many business entities. The impact on the banking and financial sector in terms of non-performing assets and reduced economic activity will only be known once the situation returns to normalcy.

Newsflash - Record of Cash Transactions in Gems & Jewellery over and above Rs. 10 lakhs mandatory under PMLA

19 March 2021
The Government has recently amended the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in order to provide for mandatory record- keeping of Cash Transactions in Gems & Jewellery over and above Rs. 10 lakhs. We herewith provide our Newsflash on the same for your ready perusal.

Newsflash - Overview of the New Labour Codes

2 October 2020
The long awaited three Labour Codes were introduced in the Parliament during the monsoon session as anticipated.

Newsflash on Overview of Companies Amendment Bill, 2020

27 September 2020
Continuing our endeavor to keep you updated with the regulatory changes on a near real-time basis, we are  now pleased to share our newsflash on the  ‘Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020.’

Infrastructure Sector in India - Certain Tax and Regulatory Aspects

21 August 2020
With the current sluggishness in the economy, a lot of thrust would be required especially in the infrastructure sector to revive the growth momentum. This is particularly true, considering the fact that recently IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update revised India’s 2020 growth forecast to 5.8% from the earlier projection of 6.7%.

Newsflash on Extension of Time limits under Direct Tax and Other Laws

7 July 2020
In view of the challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliance requirements across various sectors due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government had passed The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 [the Ordinance] on 31 March, 2020 which, inter alia, extended various time limits.

Newsflash on Covid19 Fiscal and Tax Benefits Control Tracker - Version 2

7 July 2020
In view of the on-going economic crisis caused by Covid19 pandemic, the Government and the authorities of India has been announcing fiscal and tax reliefs to businesses and individuals on regular basis.

Newsflash on Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Reliefs for Businesses including MSMEs and Labour - Part-I and II

20 May 2020
In view of the on-going economic crisis caused by Covid19 pandemic, on 12 May 2020, the Hon’ble Prime Minister announced a Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus package (including the package earlier announced), equivalent to about 10% of India’s GDP, aimed at making the country self-reliant (Aatmanirbhar Bharat) and reviving the stalled economy.

Newsflash - Applicability of GST on Payments made to Directors

13 May 2020
Under the GST laws, there is no clarity on the applicability of GST on payments made by companies to its directors. Many taxpayers have based on their interpretation taken a conscious stand on levy of GST on director related payments.

White Paper: Analysis of Impact of COVID-19 on Transfer Pricing

29 April 2020
The impact of COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent restrictions on economic activity on account of lockdowns have been profound. Economies and markets have been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, and businesses are making contingency plans to ensure their operations continue.

White Paper - An Analysis of GST Implication on infrastructure Sector in India

22 April 2020
As you may be aware that the infrastructure sector is considered as one of the most focused area of the government. It is considered as the backbone of the Indian economy. The government of India has projected an investment of Rs. 100 Lakh Crores in the infrastructure sector over next 5 years which is also expected to revive growth and employment.

Newsflash on Revised FDI policy for restricting investment by neighboring countries due to covid-19

22 April 2020
The government has recently issued a press note, whereby investment from neighboring countries with which India shares a border has been restricted and any future investment is permissible only through the government route. This measure has been taken by the government  due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Newsflash on Employer's Obligations under Payment of Wages & Other Labour Law during COVID Crisis

20 April 2020
The entire world including India has been tormented by the novel corona virus Covid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 and it represents the biggest global Health, Economic and Financial challenge in recent memory.

Note on Force Majeure in Times of Covid-19

15 April 2020
In present circumstances, given the various disruptions in the business and economic infrastructure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, where contractual obligations of parties to an agreement may be disrupted, delayed, or even outright terminated (as may be provided in the respective agreements), it is essential to have a look at the ‘Force Majeure’ clause.

Newsflash on Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance 2020

15 April 2020
In order to give effect to the announcements made by the Union Finance Minister vide Press Release dated 24.03.2020, regarding several relief measures relating to statutory and regulatory compliance matters across sectors in view of COVID-19 outbreak, the government has brought in an Ordinance on 31.03.2020 called “The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of

Newsflash - CBDT Orders us 119 and Related Clarifications issued on 31 March, 3 April and 9 APril 2020 on Issuance of Lower NIL RATE TDS TCS Certificates

14 April 2020
The The CBDT has released a series of order under Section 119 and clarification with respect to ambiguity surrounding the issue of Lower Rate / Nil Rate certificates for Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) under the provisions contained in Section 195, 197 and 206C(9) for FY 2020-21 & FY 2019-20.

Newsflash - Significant Amendments to Finance Bill 2020 passed by Lok Sabha - March 2020

27 March 2020
The Finance Bill 2020 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 23 March 2020 and also duly returned by the Rajya Sabha. There were significant changes made to the original Finance Bill 2020 which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 1 February 2020.

Newsflash on Statutory and Regulatory Compliances -Relief Measures on account of COVID-19

27 March 2020
The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Niramla Sitharaman announced several important relief measures taken by the Government of India in view of COVID-19 outbreak, especially on statutory and regulatory compliance matters related to several sectors.

Key Highlights of Taxation Law Amendment Ordinance 2019 - September 2019

15 December 2019
Newsflash on the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 promulgated by the President of India on 20th September 2019. The said ordinance has made certain amendments in the Income-tax Act 1961 (‘IT Act’) and the Finance (No. 2) Act 2019. Some salient features include:

Lok Sabha passes the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019

15 December 2019
The Lok Sabha has passed the Companies Amendment Bill,2019 on 25 July,2019. While the Amendment Bill has 44 sections in all, 32 sections of the same are already in force with effect from 2 November,2018, by way of an Ordinance promulgated earlier.

India deposits instrument of ratification of MLI with OECD

15 December 2019
Post approval of ratification of MLI by India, the instrument of ratification along with the list of reservations to the MLI provisions and list of covered tax agreements was deposited with OECD on 25th June, 2019.  So far, 89 jurisdictions have signed the MLI, out of which 28 countries including India have already ratified this convention.

Union Cabinet approves the Proposal to Amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

15 December 2019
The Union Cabinet has on 17th July, 2019, approved the proposal to introduce a Bill in the Parliament to carry out 8 amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘IBC’).

Companies Significant Beneficial Owners Amendment Rules, 2019

14 December 2019
The recent changes to Section 90 of the Companies Act, 2013, pertaining to Beneficial Owners, is to determine the identity of the person behind the curtain having a significant ownership of the company and is essentially controlling the management and daily affairs of the company; with a view to promote corporate transparency and prevent misuse of corporate vehicle

Newsflash: Companies Act, 2013 - Rotation of auditors for Private Companies

24 June 2017
Kindly find herewith our newsflash on the amendment to the Rule 5 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 which specifies the companies to which provisions of section 139(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 (Rotation of Auditors) apply.

Overview of GST implications on Developers and Contractors - Concept Note

16 June 2017
The key highlights of this Concept Note on Overview of GST implications on Developers and Contractors include:

Are You GST Ready?

1 June 2017
Help Desk: For any query or assistance related to GST, reach out to us at  [email protected] .

Newsflash - Radical changes in FDI policy regime

5 July 2016
Amidst the global slowdown, India has emerged as the frontrunner in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). In 2015-16, India received its highest ever FDI, which has given a big push to many key sectors including Railways, Defence, Insurance and Medical devices.

Newsflash - India and Mauritius sign protocol amending the tax treaty

11 May 2016
The Protocol for amendment of the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital gains between India and Mauritius was signed by both countries today at Port Louis, Mauritius. The key features of the Protocol are summarized in this newsflash.

Newsflash - Certain significant amendments made to the Finance Bill, 2016

11 May 2016
The Finance Bill, 2016 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 29 February 2016 and it was passed by the Lok Sabha recently on 5th May 2016. We are pleased to release our newsflash which covers some of the significant amendments made during the passage of the Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha

RSM India - Compliance Calendar 2016-17

26 April 2016
RSM India is pleased to upload the Direct Taxes and Service Tax Compliance Calendar for the year 2016-17. The compliance calendar covers the most relevant due dates, applicable forms and other compliances applicable to Companies, Partnership firms / LLPs and Individuals / HUFs.

White Paper - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

23 March 2016
The integration of national economies and market has increased substantially in recent years putting a strain on the international taxes, which were devised many years ago.

Budget buzz on Dalal Street: Investors fear changes in STT, DDT, capital gains tax

17 February 2016
Views of Dr. Suresh Surana (Founder, RSM Astute Consulting) Government is committed to reducing litigation and has recently taken certain measures, such as setting up of tax simplification committee and acceptance of the judicial rulings in the case of Vodafone/Shell, etc. 

Budget Expectations 2016 – Corporate Taxes

17 February 2016
Article by Dr. Suresh Surana (Founder, RSM Astute Consulting)  

Newsflash – Significant Highlights of Draft Recommendations of Income Tax Simplification Committee

28 January 2016
On 27 October, 2015, the Government of India had constituted a 10-member Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice R.V Easwar, former Judge of the Delhi High Court with a view to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Newsflash – Startup Revolution in India

28 January 2016
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Government through this initiative aims to empower Startups to grow through innovation and design.

NF-Employees PF and Miscellaneous Prov. Act,-Removal of grace period of 5 days for payment of contribution by employers

18 January 2016
Vide its Circular dated 8 January 2016 EPF Authorities have removed the grace period of 5 (five) days for payment of PF contribution by Employers. Hence, the employer is now required to pay the contribution within 15 days of close of every month without any grace period.   

Newsflash - Significant Changes effected under the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015

6 January 2016
The Government of India has notified the Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act,2015 on 31 December,2015, which provides for the annual payment of bonus to employees of factories with 10 or more persons and  establishments employing 20 or more persons and such other establishments that may be notified by the appropriate government.

IND AS NOTES: Revenue / Income Recognition in the Software Sector - Key Changes in IND AS

6 January 2016
This article deals with changes under Ind AS that significantly affect the accounting of revenue by Indian software/technology (IT/ITeS) companies. In addition to revenue recognition, it also deals with recognition of investment income.

Newsflash - Draft Guiding Principles for Determination of 'Place of Effective Management' of a Company

30 December 2015
Draft guiding principles for determination of place of effective management of a company; place of effective management, foreign company will be treated as resident in India if its place of effective management; Location of Head Office; Use of modern technology in conducting meeting.

No Form 5CA and Form 15CB required in case of payment for import - CBDT Notification dated 16th December 2015

23 December 2015
Currently, a person making foreign remittance has to obtain a certificate from a Chartered Accountant in Form 15CB and electronically furnish an undertaking in a Form 15CA.

India - US Cross Border Business - A Guide to Indian Tax & Regulatory Aspects

23 November 2015
India is considered to be the fastest growing economy in the world, with an estimated growth rate of 7.3% for the current financial year 2015-16 inspite of uncertain global outlook.

Newsflash - Significant Highlights - Liberalization of the FDI Policy in India

17 November 2015
India’s macroeconomics variables have improved considerably in the past year and significant measures have been taken recently to revisit the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy, with a view to further ease of foreign investments into the country.

News flash: Certain Recent changes - proposals in Labour Laws.

10 November 2015
In India, the Employees Provident Fund is a very important and secured form of Social Security Tool for an Industrial Workers/employee.

Transfer pricing - CBDT notifies rules for range & multiple year data; sets range at 35th-65th percentile

10 November 2015
Analysis of Final Rules issued by CBDT on ‘Range Concept’ & ‘Multiple year data’

UK - OECD delivers game changing tax measures

4 November 2015
UK - OECD delivers game changing tax measures

Tax implications of buying property abroad

3 November 2015
Indians nowadays are increasingly buying properties overseas, particularly in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai. It is critical for them to study foreign exchange regulations and tax provisions of the relevant country as well as India before they make buying decisions.

The Global Real Economy - analysis and business insights

22 October 2015
The Global Real Economy is a new bi-annual e-publication, which includes economic and other business insights to reflect the RSM network’s global reach and its ability to provide world-class audit, tax and consulting services to leaders of entrepreneurial, growth-focused companies around the world.

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