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BIT India

Our Business Investment Trade services for India have been specifically developed for British and European businesses either looking at India for the first time for business, investment or trade and also businesses who already have a presence in India and are looking to manage, expand or grow their business in India.

Our services are client centric and have been developed based on extensive client feedback and input.

India being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offers vast opportunities for business across the globe. With a population of over 1Billion and federal form of government, India has a multifaceted regulatory environment, which often overwhelms, new businesses. Our services have been developed so as to offer businesses a quick, smooth and efficient transition into India and also assist locally with all the on-ground support required. Whether it is setting up a business or managing an existing business, we can provide as much or as little support as you require.

We have serviced clients across the spectrum across various sectors, including but not limited to Infrastructure, Education, Engineering, Automobile, Aerospace, Defence, Leisure, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Information Technology and the food industry

  • Your Gateway to India from UK
  • UK based India Advisors available to you at UK Business hours
  • On the ground support in India
  • All India related advice delivered from UK
  • Can service clients all across UK and Europe with meeting facilities in almost every major city in India, UK and Europe

Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory is very integral part of our core offering. We have been working with global businesses in India for nearly a decade now. We provide full-fledged corporate services to help with all aspects of managing your business and your company in India.

Our team of experienced professionals and lawyers, with the unique combination of regulatory knowledge and business expertise, have got it all covered, whether you want to set up a new business, manage your existing business or grow it in India.

Our M&A Specialist Advisory team, is a part of our corporate offering, with a special focus on cross border M&A work.

We can also help you with winding up and disposals/sales, restructuring of your business and also plan exits.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Takeovers
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Buy Outs
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Transactions Advisory
  • Joint Ventures
  • Start Up Advisory

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Corporate governance is an area which is constantly evolving in the UK, India and across the globe and compliance is a key requirement for long term commercial success.

Our bespoke corporate governance services are tailored to help you manage your business in complete compliance to the regulatory requirements. Whether you are start-up, a family owned enterprise, an SME or a multinational business, University or a charitable organisations, we have got it all covered. Please feel free to speak to us to know more.

Our Governance and Compliance ready reckoners make it easy for your business to stay on top on all the Corporate Governance and compliance requirements, be it maintaining the statutory books, running board meetings and/or shareholder meetings, filing regulatory forms, etc in complete compliance with the regulatory requirements. We can also provide structured governance advice to the management.

Our corporate governance packages start from £200/month, so do pick up the phone and speak to us if you want to know more.

Commercial Services

India’s legal and commercial landscape are complex, dynamic and constantly evolving. Having worked with both Indian Businesses and Global businesses in India for nearly a decade, our Commercial Services offering has been tailored to suit your business’s commercial requirements.

Our team of experts can advise your businesses on all forms of corporate and commercial arrangements, be it straight forward incorporations or complex mergers and acquisitions, or tricky joint ventures or multifaceted commercial arrangements, across varied sectors, our team of experts will help you navigate all challenges of running or growing your business. We can help you with a broad range of employment advice and agreements and can also advice on managing your Intellectual property rights. Be it internal contracts or external commercial agreements, with us your side, you do not have to worry about the cultural differences, local practices and regulatory requirements. We will take care of it all.

We have serviced clients across the spectrum across various sectors, including but not limited to Infrastructure, Education, Engineering, Automobile, Aerospace, Defence, Leisure, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Information Technology and the food industry.

  • Joint Ventures
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Franchise Advice
  • Licensing
  • Technology Transfer agreements
  • Transborder Collaboration
  • Information Technology Agreements
  • Supply chain and logistics Contracts
  • Employment agreement
  • Commercial Agreements

Specialist Transactions and Deal Advisory Team

Members of our Specialist Transactions And Deal Advisory Team has worked on multimillion pound deals in India and UK and Europe, for instance M&A upto £100M, large international transactional work £415Million, Joint ventures upto £50Million, over the past 10 years.

Transactions and Deal Advisory has always been one of the specialist offering of our firm and having worked with small niche transactions and complex large deals, we have developed a unique operating model to assist clients in securing the best deal possible and of course in a timely manner.

India – With India qualified lawyers by your side available to you in the UK at UK business hours, a phone call away, you do not have to worry about not understanding local languages or business practices during negotiations or giving instructions and navigating the complex regulatory and business landscape in India. Our team can converse in a number of local Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Punjabi, which can certainly be leveraged during negotiations.

Our services, initially designed for Indian and European Businesses in mind, have proved popular not only Indian Businesses in the UK but also with businesses across the globe. Our Specialist Transactions and Deal Advisory Team works with you as your in-house lawyers, providing you with as much or as little support as your require. We can handle the entire transaction or assist you with specific aspects of the transaction, depending your requirements.

M&A, JV, Restructuring, Target Mandate, Business Preparation.

Business Support Services – Business 360

The legal landscape in India is multifaceted, complex and evolving. Having worked with Businesses over the past 10 years, our Business 360 Service, has been designed to provide you with as much or as little support you need while doing business with India.

We take great pride in our business acumen and knowledge gained over several years of working with our clients and their businesses and hence we believe in working with you, and for working for you. Our team of experts can act as sounding board for your day today business decisions or complex projects.

We understand the support a business needs, be it a start up or an established multinational business. We can take care of all the minutes, resolutions, meeting notices, etc, all the company secretarial requirements, corporate regulatory requirements so that you can focus more important things. Hence we have specifically developed a broad range of services for our clients and their business including:

  • Company Secretarial services
  • Registered Office
  • Director services
  • Payroll management services
  • Non-executive director services
  • Project management
  • Transaction advisory and management
  • Accounting and book keeping

Tax Advisory and accounting

We have a team of experts, who are well versed with both local and international tax. We also have experts who can help you with your business accounts, monthly, quarterly and annual management accounts. Our specific expertise is multi-jurisdictional tax, particularly double taxation treaties, with a special focus on India and UK.

  • Withholding tax issues in India
  • The new GST tax regime in India and compliances
  • Double Taxation avoidance agreements and bilateral tax treaties
  • Structuring investments, businesses and trade

Transaction Support Services

With our complete knowledge of the entire lifecycle of commercial transactions, particularly M&A, we have developed our unique transaction support services offering to offer you support on a transaction, as much or as little as you need. We can work with you on the entire transaction, or help with certain aspects of the transaction, such as audits, legal and financial due diligence, etc. With a team of lawyers in India and UK we are uniquely placed to offer a top notch support at competitive costs. Whether you are acquiring a Business, forging new partnerships or service providers (i.e. Law firms or Transaction advisors), we can provide bespoke support for all your transactional requirements. You are most welcome to give us a call if you want further details.

  • Due Diligence
  • Heads of terms/ Memorandum of Understanding
  • Jurisdiction Specific dispute resolution clauses
  • Transaction management
  • Negotiation

Jumpstart India

Having worked with small and large businesses for nearly a decade, we have developed this unique offering for clients looking at setting up in India for the first time. We do understand that businesses are at times overwhelmed with the regulatory landscape and business dynamics of India. Our team consists of India qualified lawyers working from UK and India, with a matter lead in the UK, for all your India business needs, so that you can speak to them in English and of course at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) instead of IST i.e. Indian Stretchable time!.

  • Free consultation of 1 hour
  • Information of business structures in India
  • Incorporation
  • Registered office
  • Quick commercial documentation – both internal (i.e. employment and consultancy contracts, external contracts)
  • IPR management advice
  • Tax and accounting support
  • Value added pro-bono services such as connecting you with other Business Organisations, Business to Business introductions, Investment agencies, recruitment agencies, strategic partners etc.

Employment

India has a very complex and multifaceted employment law regime, with federal and state laws in operation. Our experienced team of India qualified lawyers, can assist you will all your employment requirements. Be it internal employment contracts or service agreements or external consultancy agreements, we have it all covered.

Intellectual Property Rights

Our team of experts can work with you to identify your IPR exposure in India and also advise you on protecting all your intellectual property rights in India. We provide full fledged IPR services, be it advice, registration or commercialising your IPRs.