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Partner in the general corporate practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amamrchand Mangaldas. Indranath advises on foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures and specializes in the Insurance industry. He has advised multiple corporations, both Indian and foreign, in relation to the establishment, operation, management and control of insurance companies in India. Pursuant to the amendments of the Insurance Act as well as the Foreign Investment Policy relating to the insurance sector in 2015, Indranath has been involved in multiple deals involving the entry, exit and increase of ownership of stakeholders in the said sector.


He also advises on mergers and acquisitions in other financial services sectors such as mutual funds, credit information companies, commercial banks, credit card companies, and payment and settlement systems. Other sectors that he has advised in include civil aviation, retail, consumer goods and services, and real estate. He can be reached at

IRDAI clarification Written Mandate under the IRDAI (Insurance Brokers) Regulations, 2018


The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) notified the IRDAI (Insurance Brokers) Regulations, 2018 (Brokers Regulations) on January 12, 2018, repealing the erstwhile brokers regulations of 2013. This continues what is now considered an eventful financial year for the insurance regulatory space in India.

The Brokers Regulations improved upon the existing framework for the governance and regulation of insurance brokers- who act as significant intermediaries in the insurance sector. IRDAI, under these new Regulations, prescribed that all insurance brokers are required to comply with the code of conduct (Code of Conduct) set out in Schedule I – Form H of the Regulations. Continue Reading IRDAI Issues Clarification on Form of Written Mandate under the IRDAI (Insurance Brokers) Regulations, 2018