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India Desk

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Are you planning to enter the Indian market or expand existing activities there? Do you depend on Indian suppliers or partners? Whatever your industry or requirement, we can help you tap into the potential offered by this growing BRIC nation.

We have long experience of assisting clients with activities in India, which makes us ideally placed to meet all your legal needs. Our India Desk experts work closely with long-established local contacts to provide you with the best possible support. We are committed to helping you minimise the risks and maximise the advantages.

Strong growth and an increasingly affluent population make India a highly attractive consumer market. At the same time, the country needs the kind of high-tech products and services for which German companies are noted as it continues to industrialise. Infrastructure investment is a particular priority. Taking advantage of these opportunities involves navigating a very different legal and administrative system. Business practices also vary and require a sensitive approach. Our special team of lawyers serving clients doing business in India provides relevant advice that takes full account of these factors. In doing so, they draw on an extensive network of reliable in-country contacts ranging from lawyers and consultants to chambers of commerce.

Clients who choose CMS benefit from access to a one-stop service – we are among a very small number of firms that can provide legal advice across all areas of commercial law, including tax law. Our in-depth industry expertise includes sectors that are of particular importance in India, such as automotive, energy, IT and engineering. Dedicated sector-specific teams ensure that you are supported by lawyers who have genuine insights into the constraints and conditions you face. An in-depth understanding of international trade between Germany and India is always a given.

Our India inbound service is ready to assist you with every aspect of your activities in India, with typical scenarios including:

  • Establishing a local presence
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • Distribution and commercial law
  • Real estate, construction and the environment
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Technology and intellectual property rights
  • Litigation and arbitration

To discuss your specific requirement, please contact us via the online form, email or by phone.