A foreign company can form a WOS in sectors where 100% foreign direct investment is permitted under the FDI policy. A WOS gives the most flexibility and protection to a foreign investor in India. A WOS can be defined as an entity whose entire share capital is held by foreign corporate bodies. A WOS can be formed either as a private or public company, limited by shares or guarantee, or an unlimited liability company. Considering the various exemptions available to a private company limited by shares (a “private company”) under India’s Companies Act, 1956 (the “Act”), it is recommended that a WOS be established as a private company.
Key Features of WOS :