At CCL we manage your regulatory application thoroughly and professionally setting out the project plan at the outset and keeping you up to date with all the milestones and timelines involved. To date, we have assisted with more than 1,000 regulatory authorisations through our offices in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai.

Our services include:

  • Analysis of regulatory requirements relevant to your business
  • Advice on approvals required
  • Ensuring your business plan addresses all areas of interest by the regulator
  • Liaising with your other advisers and with the regulator
  • Project managing your firm’s application from start to finish


There are two financial services regulators in India. Which one applies to your Firm?

India has two primary financial services regulators - the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulating India’s banking industry and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) regulating the capital markets industry.

RBI Licensing

Our lead RBI Authorisation specialist spent 40 years with the regulator, supervising RBI regulated Firms. He knows exactly what the regulator expects from an applicant firm and is therefore ideally qualified to guide your firm through a successful application. The types of firms that we assist with RBI Authorisation include:

  • Foreign Banks setting up their representative office or fully-fledged branch in India
  • Non-Banking Finance Companies
  • Payment system under the Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) of RBI

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SEBI Licensing

Our SEBI specialist has a thorough understanding of the regulator’s requirements having worked in the Compliance and Risk Management department of one of the largest SEBI regulated investment banking entities for more than 18 years.

The types of firms that our SEBI authorisation specialists help include:

  • Merchant Bankers
  • Stockbrokers
  • Research Analysts
  • Investment Advisors
  • Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)

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What should you do now?

Whether you seek SEBI or RBI authorisation, CCL can project manage the complete application process and obtain all of the necessary approvals. Contact our Mumbai-based authorisation specialists to start your application.

We have a dedicated team of experienced compliance consultants who can provide expert assurance and peace of mind. Get in touch to see how we can help your Firm.