India's steady ascent as a prominent player in the global economy offers a variety of business and international trade opportunities. Technology and many other sophisticated industries are developing at breakneck speed. This type of growth is not without complications, and these opportunities also present particularly challenging business and legal scenarios for clients doing business in India and for Indian clients expanding their operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our firm has an international and multidisciplinary team with experience working on issues involving India, that is able to provide legal advice and business solutions that are particularly responsive to the needs of clients.
Our India Practice Group members work closely with many of the leading law firms and consulting firms in India to service clients in most of the major commercial hubs, including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. Our established close working relationships with Indian law firms allow us to facilitate local legal services to our clients.
Our India Practice Group regularly works with Indian counsel to provide legal and professional services including:
We combine the breadth of our international practice and resources with a keen understanding of the global transactional environment. We provide corporate legal services for India matters in areas including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and complex cross-border transactions. Complementing our corporate legal services, our firm offers comprehensive due diligence, investigating from both the corporate perspective as well as regulatory compliance perspective. Our clients include companies doing business in India, as well as Indian companies doing business in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Members of the India Practice Group have the in depth knowledge and experience necessary to tackle the complex regulatory environment in India. We regularly help clients navigate the regulatory challenges faced by companies seeking business opportunities in India. We offer strategic, cross-border supply chain, operational and regulatory consulting solutions, whether clients are planning their entry into India or exploring options for locating various business functions, whether they want to take a proactive approach towards ensuring compliance with customs and regulatory requirements or seek to defend and resolve a matter with the authorities, whether they want to capitalize on cost-savings opportunities under trade agreements or design effective countermeasures against illicit trade. Our firm also conducts comprehensive compliance reviews, covering customs, export control and anti-corruption topics, environmental and labor issues.
Group members have advised numerous India based enterprises with their employment related needs when expanding into the U.S. and Europe, handling all aspects of employment and labor law, counseling clients regarding compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and representing clients in the judicial systems and before employment regulatory agencies. In addition, we provide comprehensive benefits and compensation advice to India based enterprises - anything from plan design and administration to government audits, litigation and corporate transactions. We understand and have experience with the varying employment arrangements utilized by our India based clients, including, but not limited to where employment involves individuals deputed from India to the U.S. or Europe on long and short term bases, local hires, training programs, and individuals on-boarded from clients.
A number of group members have spent a significant part of their careers in the Asia Pacific region, and have particular experience of working with clients and handling international trade-related matters involving India. We handle advisory as well as contentious issues arising from commodity trading transactions involving physical and paper trades, derivatives, shipping, storage, financing, regulation and insurance. Our experience covers a wide range of commodities in various markets including coal, metals, minerals, ores, steel, oil and agri-commodities.
Our International Arbitration Team is designed to provide advice and representation in connection with arbitration and related dispute resolution procedures. We have handled disputes covering a broad range of industries, including aerospace, energy, natural resources, transportation, public and private construction, hospitality, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, franchising, medical and electronic devices and software. We regularly act for India based clients where commodity transactions give rise to multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration.
The India Practice Group’s recent experience includes the following: