The Companies Act, 1956
608. INTERPRETATION OF PROVISIONS AS TO PROSPECTUSES.
(1) Where any document by which any shares in, or debentures of, a company incorporated outside India are offered for sale to the public, would, if the company concerned had been a company within the meaning of this Act, have been deemed by virtue of section 64, to be a prospectus issued by the company, that document shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Part, to be a prospectus issued by the company offering such shares or debentures for subscription.
(2) An offer of shares or debentures for subscription or sale to any person whose ordinary business it is to buy or sell shares or debentures, whether as principal or as agent, shall not be deemed to be an offer to the public for purposes of this Part.
(3) In this Part, the expressions “prospectus”, “shares” and “debentures” have the same meanings as when used in relation to a company incorporated under this Act.