Any business venturing into new territory needs a knowledgeable guide and my experience in the Indo-British business corridor, means that I’m ideally placed to support clients of all kinds to create new opportunities for their firms.
India is a top tier investor in the UK and UK investments in India have similarly been increasing; it is an area of immense potential. My clients know that I will go beyond the traditional role of a corporate lawyer to support them throughout their business dealings, adding my local knowledge and understanding of the legal and administrative systems in both countries.
Operating in a new jurisdiction can be fraught – I can help ease that process.
Outside work, my hobby is art and combine that with my passion for charity – I donate my work to charities to sell.
When entering a new market you must evaluate the most relevant entry strategy and have good quality tax advice. This is a crucial stage unfortunately overlooked in the majority of transactions.
All that glitters is not gold; when choosing a local partner, doing due diligence on them is quite crucial. A proper background check on company and directors is highly recommended.
Both the Indian and British governments have schemes to support foreign investors in their respective countries, and it’s advisable to contact the relevant High Commission or embassy to seek such support. We will be delighted to make such introductions.
Is doing business in India difficult?
India, because of its size and complexities, is often considered a difficult market in which to do business. But its enormous size is the real opportunity; India should not be seen as one market but as a series of interconnected regional markets, each with its own qualities. The regulatory climate is changing for the better and India has moved up 14 places to be 63rd among 190 nations ranked for ease of doing business by the World Bank.