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Partner in the Investment Funds Practice at Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Vivaik has over 11 years of experience of advising reputed fund houses on structuring and setting up investment vehicles like including venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, PIPE funds, fund of funds, pre-IPO funds. He has advised fund managers in structuring and formation of bespoke investment structures, obtaining regulatory approvals and with investor disputes. Vivaik has also represented DFIs and sovereign investor for their investments in fund vehicles and set-up curated managed accounts for global investors. He can be reached at vivaik.sharma@cyrilshroff.com.

SEBI Proposes Key Changes to the AIF Regime

The Securities Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) has been actively updating the SEBI (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 (“AIF Regulations”) to strengthen the governance mechanism of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) and bring in more transparency and accountability for market participants. The recent updates seem to be aimed at investor protection and ensuring compliance with the existing array of laws related to AIF Regulations.Continue Reading SEBI Proposes Key Changes to the AIF Regime

Fund structures are gaining popularity among wealthy individuals in India as optimum structures to help with wealth planning, investments, and tax management. Family offices are viewing GIFT City, India’s first international financial services centre (“IFSC”), for the purpose of facilitating global investments in a structured manner. Continue Reading IFSCA Relaxes Rules for Family Investment Funds in GIFT City