The most successful way to maintain or enhance the value of capital is through investments. Idle finances are squandered finances – and by investing in additional land, property, or businesses, you can maximize the use of your capital, while ensuring its security.
When you invest in a new venture, the value of your capital can skyrocket. The opportunity of getting on the ground floor of the next great startup or Fortune 500 company is one of the most exciting uses of investment available. It may prove difficult to identify the right new venture – the potential payoff is limitless.
On the flip side, smaller, less proven bodies are riskier. Investing in larger, more recognized firms can provide security for your investment – while providing steady returns along the way. The combination of returns and security makes investment the best, safest bet for capital.
Once you’ve chosen a promising object for your investment, steering through the legal formalities of an investment involves a time-consuming and difficult process. Whether you are dealing with a young entrepreneur, or an international conglomerate, doing it alone can prove a costly business decision.
A Multi-Tiered Process
Several spheres of expertise and law are involved in investing in a company, thus it is a multi-tiered process. From the initial offer to an executed and binding shareholders’ agreement involves the following stages:
Negotiation: Starting with offers to invest to binding investment contracts can prove difficult. Whereas most offers are framed as “take it or leave it”, the truth is that you often have many more options than the other party would want you to believe. We can help negotiate the terms for you, if you are not satisfied with the terms of an offer, or just need to work out the fine-print. This comprises drawing up a list of enforceable terms, and thoroughly negotiating with opposing counsel to get you the best deal you can get.
Drafting: After you have an agreement with a supplier, the deal still must be solemnized into a binding investment contract. While you may think the deal settled, it will be tough to hold the other party to the agreed upon terms. Getting from an offer or agreement, to a binding contract can be tricky. We can help – by drafting a contract that communicates the totality of your agreement, in a form carefully tailored to protect your interests and within the limits of the law of the land.
Execution: When an investment contract is negotiated and written, it still must be executed to become binding. While performance is usually a simple process, making deals across borders can make this process a cumbersome ordeal. Our attorneys work to enable the execution of contracts across borders, to ensure that the necessary formalities for all appropriate jurisdictions are met to solemnize your agreement and make it enforceable.
We Can Help!
Going through the investment process alone is a recipe for disaster. But we, at Kashyap and Kashyap, are here to help.
Our experts can help you with the process – negotiating, drafting, and executing an investment agreement. We offer low cost and exceptional legal services to clients through every stage of contract formation – from initial negotiations, through drafting and execution. We also offer complete review services for active contracts.
Our offices use only the most selected and qualified corporate lawyers available, trained and licensed in both the US and India. We provide these legal services through our New Delhi and Gurgaon offices, online, as well as in-person, onsite visits for larger international corporations.