India

The Indian market has significant potential and prospects of high profitability and a favourable regulatory regime for investors. Over the past decade the Indian economy has witnessed a paradigm shift and is on a robust growth track with a diversified industrial base and a stable financial and services sector. India today boasts of a burgeoning annual growth rate, a young and fast-growing market and a liberalised foreign direct investment (FDI) regime.

Luther has a growing corporate services office in booming Gurugram (near Delhi) and an active India practice in Germany and Singapore with significant experience in both inbound and outbound projects. Our India Practice Group (IPG) unites substantial practical knowledge in all important legal areas and covers all fields of practice in India. While we represent many German multinational and family-owned companies investing in India, our focus is also on advising Indian companies on their European activities.

Working closely together with a number of Indian “best friend” firms for many years, we have developed a profound understanding of the market dynamics and regulatory environment in India. To offer a seamless service we have established teams combining India specialists based in Germany and Singapore with local experts in India, led by partners with many years of experience in both jurisdictions. That way we can immediately respond to questions concerning Indo-German investment decisions and provide our clients with an accurate assessment of the particularities of their investment, no matter where they are located.

We provide the complete range of legal, financial and transaction tax advice to clients doing business in and from India. Thanks to our extensive and long-standing cooperation with renowned Indian law firms and advisors, we can draw on the support of local partners for highly-specialised areas of law and regulatory matters, where necessary. We assist and advise our clients in all stages of the business lifecycle, from the incorporation of an Indian business vehicle through on-going support services such as bookkeeping, accounting, payroll and cash, fund & payment administration up to the dissolution of a company. We have vast experience with acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of cooperation between German and Indian partners. We conduct due diligence reviews, structure acquisition contracts and advise buyers and vendors in all phases of a transaction. This ranges from contract drafting and negotiation of new ventures to buy-outs and disputes with local partners.

Services

For Foreign Enterprises in India (Inbound)
  • Anti-Trust Law
  • Capital Market Law and Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
  • Complex Disputes (Litigation and Arbitration)
  • Corporate Law and Restructuring
  • Corporate Secretarial Services
  • Employment Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment an Market Entry
  • Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer
  • International Trade and Distribution Law
  • M&A Advisory
  • Real Estate Law and Land Use Rights
  • Tax Law
For Indian Enterprises (Outbound)
  • Anti-Trust Law
  • Capital Market Law and Initial Public Offerings (IPO)
  • Complex Disputes (Litigation and Arbitration)
  • Corporate Law and Restructuring
  • Employment Law
  • Establishment / Registration of a Company in India
  • Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer
  • International Trade and Distribution Law
  • Investment Control according to the German AWG/AWV (Foreign Trade Act) as well as examination procedures of the EU and other European states
  • Joint Ventures
  • M&A Advisory
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

Credentials

Ammann – Transaction advice on the acquisition of a majority stake in a large road manufacturing business, including due diligence and joint venture negotiations
Enercon – Restructuring of joint venture, including negotiations on buy-out with Indian shareholder
Fiege – Logistics joint venture with Indian Apollo group and subsequent reorganisation
Fraunhofer – Establishment of a liaison office and regulatory advice
GRIMME –Joint venture with Indian SHAKTIMAN Group for the production of agricultural machinery related to root crop solutions
Hevert – Cooperation agreement with Indian group on the distribution of medicines in India
Jafra / Vorwerk – Establishing joint venture with family-owned Indian partner and subsequent restructuring of sales model, also against background of regulatory changes in Indian retail/direct selling market
Kärcher – Buy-out of Indian distributor and related transaction advice
MAN – Review of supply chain including advice on standard terms and conditions for purchase from India
Solaris – Joint venture with Indian bus manufacturer

Key Contact >>

Key Contact

Philipp Dietz, LL.M. (Edinburgh)

Partner

T +49 221 9937 14224

Thomas Weidlich, LL.M. (Hull)

Partner

T +49 221 9937 16280

Pramod Kumar Chaubey

Associate Director

T +91 124 4726 430