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German Desk

in India

Are you an Indian company seeking to enter the German market? Or one planning to expand its existing operations in Germany? Whatever your industry or requirement, we can help you leverage the opportunities offered by Europe’s largest economy.

Germany is India's biggest trading partner in Europe, and we have correspondingly extensive experience of advising Indian investors. Our India Desk experts bridge the legal, language and cultural differences to deliver effective support. You also benefit from our local presence at major commercial centres throughout Germany and our strong network of contacts.

Doing business in Germany involves dealing with a legal environment that differs significantly from the common law system found in India. Unfamiliar administrative procedures and business practices create further potential obstacles. Our special team of lawyers serving Indian clients has a strong understanding of German-Indian trade relations, based in some cases on lengthy periods spent in India. This allows us to provide relevant advice tailored to your specific needs, whatever the size of your company. We can also help you expand into other European markets and beyond, via our own offices and through our membership of the World Law Group.

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. This technical ability is backed by sector-specific teams that bring together our expertise around individual industries. By understanding the context in which you operate, we maximise the value of our advice.

Our India outbound service is ready to assist you with every aspect of your activities in Germany and Europe. Our expertise covers sectors such as the following:

• Automotive
• Consumer Products
• Energy
• Hotels & Leisure
• Industrials
• Banking & Finance
• Infrastructure & Project Finance
• Lifesciences
• Private Equity
• TMC – Technology, Media & Communications

Our experts have a successful track record of advising on high-value acquisitions and transactions involving SMEs. If you face the following situations, our business-focused advice will be particularly relevant:

• M&A
• Acquisition of distressed assets
• Public takeovers/squeeze-outs
• Obtaining regulatory approval
• Acquisition of family-owned businesses
• Due diligence
• Industrial relations, co-determination and employee protection
• Acquisitions in other continental European countries

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

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