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205, 2018

ICOs and Regulatory Woes

May 2nd, 2018|

Last year, the SEC broke its long silence regarding the regulation of initial coin offerings (“ICOs”), token generation events and other similar means of raising capital using blockchain technology. On July 25, 2017, the SEC issued a press release, investigative report, and investor bulletin exploring these concepts in the context of The DAO (a “Decentralized …Read more.

502, 2018

Clinical Trials in India (Part 3) – Why growth is on the horizon

February 5th, 2018|

This is the last of a three-part series on regulatory requirements for clinical trials in India.

 After the slowdown in clinical trials experienced in 2013—in part due to litigation of clinical trials —India is seeing an upward trend. There are several reasons behind the positive growth in clinical phase 1 and phase 2 trials, not the …Read more.

2911, 2017

Clinical Trials in India (Part 2) – Risks and how to minimize them

November 29th, 2017|

This is the second in a three-part series on regulatory requirements for clinical trials in India.

Our recent article on clinical trials in India explained the regulatory framework for clinical research and touched on why change is on the horizon. Here we’re diving deeper into what the risks are and how to mitigate them.

Although India has …Read more.

711, 2017

Clinical Trials in India (Part 1) – The early years of regulation

November 7th, 2017|

This is the first in a three-part series on regulatory requirements for clinical trials in India.

When it comes to regulating clinical trials in India, change is afoot. G.N. Singh, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) recently announced that his government would soon unveil a new clinical trials policy. The announcement he made at the …Read more.

1406, 2016

Public Benefit Corporation, B Corporation, or a 501(c)(3): What Structure Will Work Best for Your Organization?

June 14th, 2016|

Today’s social and philanthropic entrepreneur is faced with an increasing number of entity types and structures. What structure will work best for your organization’s mission and goals? Bagchi Law has consolidated its research and compiled a matrix to compare the salient features of PBCs against B corporations and 501(c)3 non-profits.
505, 2015

How to Avoid Presenting a Flat Tire for a Buyer to Kick: A Guide to the Venture Capital Due Diligence Process for Early-Stage Startups

May 5th, 2015|

Congratulations, you have successfully negotiated a term sheet on behalf of your startup! Now comes the not-totally-painless corporate equivalent of a full cavity search: due diligence.
505, 2015

Startup Tax Issues (Part 2) – “83(b) Elections”

May 5th, 2015|

Founders or other service providers receiving restricted stock should strongly consider making an 83(b) election in the year the restricted stock is granted. This election normally results in minimal additional taxation in the year it is made, but could avoid substantial taxes in future years.
505, 2015

Startup Tax Issues (Part 1) – “Avoiding Frustration on the Way to Success”

May 5th, 2015|

Tax can be intimidating.  The rules are complicated, subject to change, and frequently poorly written.  Tax is also as unavoidable as death and that other thing.  The good news is that early stage startup taxation is a relatively limited field: four topics make up about 60-80% of the tax issues with which a founder will have to deal.  Put differently, if you are familiar with these four issues, by the time you need to know much more, your company will have someone else deal with it for you.
505, 2015

The Coming Expansion of Regulation A

May 5th, 2015|

Companies offering and selling stocks, notes, and other securities to raise capital must either register the securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission or rely on an exemption to registration. One long-standing, though rarely used, exemption is provided by Regulation A.
3011, 2012

The Jobs Act and its Implications on Capital Raising for Startup Companies

November 30th, 2012|

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). The primary intent of the JOBS Act is to drive job creation by facilitating capital raising by startup and emerging growth companies through the introduction of certain changes to federal securities laws designed to ease restrictions placed on private placement offerings and securities registration requirements. The most highly anticipated change caused by the JOBS Act is the enablement of “crowdfunding,” or the ability to sell securities in small amounts to a large number of investors. The changes brought by the JOBS Act likely will have a significant impact on the manner and means through which startup companies will raise capital.
2311, 2012

Industrial Growth Trends in India

November 23rd, 2012|

A previous issue of International Insights (the first part of a three part series on doing business in India) provided an overview of best practices for contracting with Indian parties. Part two is a general description of high growth sectors in the Indian market economy, as well as a summary of investment guidelines for foreign investors.
2701, 2008

Investment in India from a U.S. Perspective

January 27th, 2008|

Neil Bagchi authored an article which was featured in the Thomson/West publication Transactional Joint Ventures. The articles title and focus are “Investment in India from a U.S. Perspective” which Neil is highly qualified to write about given his extensive experience in advising businesses on expansion into and operation in the thriving marketplace of India.
611, 2007

Investment in India from a U.S. Perspective

November 6th, 2007|

Neil Bagchi authored an article which was featured in the Thomson/West publication Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in India. The articles title and focus are “Investment in India from a U.S. Perspective” which Neil is highly qualified to write about given his extensive experience in advising businesses on expansion into and operation in the thriving marketplace of India.