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Business Relationships between India and Germany rising steadily

Germany is one of India’s most significant trading partners and its largest trading partner in the European Union. Bilateral relations between the two countries are based on common principles of democracy and on international trade. A strategic partnership that was established in the year 2000 with the Intergovernmental Consultation (IGC) has further strengthened the relationship on all levels, including trade, investments and technology transfer.

Henceforth, trading and investments between the countries have increased significantly since 2015. As India’s economy is growing at 7% p.a. on average, and Indian companies are expanding into international markets – not only to increase their global market share, but also to gain access to latest technologies, Germany, with its high-tech economy, robust infrastructure, stable political and policy environment occupies a central position in Europe and offers Indian companies an attractive location for both, green-field investments and takeovers.

On the other hand, German companies rank among the top eight foreign investors in India. This is set to further increase since investment restrictions have been reduced. India is not only an extremely attractive location for services and production, but also one of the most important markets for German companies globally.

Our Services

Our team of lawyers, tax consultants, accountants and other specialists on staff offer our German and Indian clients an end-to-end range of corporate and individual services: starting from formulating your business strategy where we consult the management, throughout the implementation phase of your strategy. With your business success in mind, we coordinate your investment transactions and support you responsibly throughout the process of establishing your business. Our services include practical support with your business incorporation, visa and work permits, as well as all contracts, bookkeeping and tax advice.

In summary, we offer international and national:

• Incorporation of Companies or Branch Offices, Establishment of Associations
• Corporate Investments: M&A and Corporate Finance Transactions
• Commercial Law (Corporate, Trade and Tax Law)
• Trade Contracts
• Arbitration and Litigation
• Mobility and Immigration: Employment Contracts, Visa and Work Permits
• Tax Law

Our Comprehensive Portfolio of Corporate and Individual Services

India Experts

Thomas Sasse, partner at CORPLEGAL, leads the India Desk. Thomas has lived and worked in India for about three years in an executive role for a German company. He was also called to serve on the executive board of the National Securities Depository Ltd., where he was instrumental in supporting the dematerialisation of the Indian stock markets. He has also advised the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on short-selling regulations in the stock markets. His advice is therefore not only legally sound but pragmatic and business-oriented.

Tel. +49 89 23237360

Urvashi Sata is a Business Manager at CORPLEGAL. She evaluates, organizes and executes business projects as per clients’ goals. She helps clients set up businesses and coordinates their initial incorporation activities with the local authorities, government agencies and banks. She provides ongoing consultation on all their subsequent business requirements. With a focus on global mobility, she supports corporate and individual clients on labour market assessments, deputation of employees and employer compliance, work permits, short and long-term visas, residence permits, settlement and immigration.

Prior to her current role, Urvashi gathered relevant experience working with the Auswärtiges Amt at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai and earlier as a Subject Matter Expert with an ITES major’s Digital Publishing and Retail Solutions unit catering to global e-commerce giants. A certified Project Manager and equipped with an Executive Masters in Business Management from the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, university degrees in Sociology and Political Science, she brings a holistic balance of academic wisdom and cross-functional competencies to the fore.

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Partner Network in India: We maintain close business relations with a very selected number of top-ranked Legal and Tax Advisors in India in order to provide services in Indian law and tax law to our German clients. Our partner firms also focus on cross-border businesses between India and Germany and are highly selective when it comes to quality of service and long-term relationships with our mutual clients. Service levels and fees are harmonised so that we offer top quality professional, yet pragmatic, effective and highly individualised services to our clients.

CORPLEGAL is a partnership of highly experienced lawyers with a global client base.

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