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BIT UK

Our BIT UK suite of services has been developed specifically for Indian businesses looking to enter the UK to do business, invest or trade, for the first time, and to assist existing Indian businesses in the UK and in Europe with managing and expanding their business interests. That said, we also service a number of local UK businesses who have been extremely appreciative of our unique approach and innovative services.

Our services are client centric and have been developed based on extensive client feedback and inputs. We value every client and invest time in understanding their business and its requirements. The United Kingdom offers a very dynamic environment for businesses, which, in the face of Brexit, has and will continue to undergo a number of changes. Whether it is helping you setting up a company in the UK, managing an existing one or growing it, we are here to provide you as much or as little support as you might need.

  • Your Key to doing Business in the UK
  • On the ground support in India and the UK
  • Can service clients all across the UK and in Europe with meeting facilities in almost every major city in India, the UK and Europe

Corporate & Legal Advisory

Corporate Advisory is a very integral part of our core offerings. Having worked with Indian businesses in the UK and Europe, as well as with British multinational businesses, our team can provide bespoke and full-fledged corporate advice and related services to help you with all aspects of managing your business and company. Our team of experienced professionals and lawyers, with the unique combination of regulatory knowledge and business expertise, can help with everything you need to set up, manage or grow your business.

Having worked with businesses across the globe for nearly a decade, our services have been tailored to help Indian businesses in the UK efficiently navigate the regulatory landscape whilst pursuing their commercial aspirations.

Our Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Specialist Advisory team, is a part of our corporate advisory offering, and focuses specifically on cross border M&A work.

We can also help you with winding up and disposals/sales, with restructuring of your business and also plan exits. Be it in any stage of the business lifecycle, give us a call about your requirements and we would be happy to talk to you.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Takeovers
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Buy Outs
  • Start-up Advisory and support
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Foreign Direct Investment

Corporate Governance and Compliance

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

Our bespoke corporate governance services have been developed to help you manage your business in complete compliance with the regulatory requirements. Whether you are start-up, an SME, a family owned enterprise, a charitable organisation, a University, or a multinational business, we can help you have it all covered. Please get in touch 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 statutory books, running board and/or shareholder meetings or filing regulatory forms in complete compliance with the regulatory requirements.

We have corporate governance packages to suit your specific needs and budget, so do pick up the phone and speak to us if you would want to know more.

Commercial Services

The UK’s commercial landscape is multifaceted, complex and constantly evolving. With Brexit, businesses need to be prepared to navigate the regulatory changes that may affect their businesses.

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, tricky joint ventures or multifaceted commercial arrangements, our team of experts across varied sectors will help you navigate all challenges of running or growing your business. We can guide you through a broad range of employment advice and agreements and can also help you manage your intellectual property rights. Be it internal contracts or external commercial agreements, with us your side, you do not have to worry about cultural differences, local practices and regulatory requirements. We will take care of it all.

We have worked with clients across sectors, including but not limited to Infrastructure, Education, Engineering, Automobile, Aerospace, Defence, Leisure, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Information Technology and the Food and Beverages (F&B) industry. Our advisory services include the following:

  • Joint Ventures
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trans-border Collaboration
  • Information Technology Agreements
  • Supply chain and logistics Contracts
  • Franchise Advice
  • Licensing
  • Technology Transfer agreements

Specialist Transactions and Deal Advisory Team

Our transactions team has worked on multimillion pound deals in India, the UK and Europe. We have worked on M&A engagements valued at £100 million, transactional work for large international tenders valued at £415 million and joint ventures valued at £50 million over the last decade.

Transactions and Deal Advisory remains to be one among our specialist offerings. Having worked on small niche transactions and complex large deals, we have developed a unique operating model to assist clients in securing the best deal possible and swiftly.

Our services, initially designed with Indian and European businesses in mind, are now sought-after by businesses across the globe. Our experts work with you as your in-house lawyers, providing you optimum transaction support – be it handling the transaction in its entirety or assisting with specific aspects of it.

Business Support Services – Business 360 UK

Having been designed to be the one-stop shop for all your business requirements, our Business 360 Service can provide you with as much or as little support you need while doing business in the UK.

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 you. Our team of experts can act as a sounding board for your day-to-day business decisions as well as complex matters.

We understand the various aspects of support that business needs, be it a start-up or an established multinational business. We can take care of minutes, resolutions, meeting notices, etc., keep you covered with regard to all company secretarial requirements and corporate regulatory requirements, so that you can focus on more important matters. Keeping this in mind, we have specifically developed a broad range of services including:

  • Company secretarial services
  • Setting up a 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 well-versed both local and international tax. We also have experts who can help you with all your business accounts - monthly, quarterly and annual management accounts. Our specific expertise lies in multi-jurisdictional tax, particularly double taxation treaties, with special focus on India and the UK.

  • Withholding tax issues in India
  • The new GST tax regime in India and compliances
  • Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and bilateral tax treaties
  • Structuring investments, businesses and trade
  • Research and development credits

Transaction Support Services

With our in-depth knowledge of the commercial transactions lifecycle, particularly M&A, we have developed a unique transaction support services offering. We can work with you on the entire transaction, or help with certain aspects of it such as audits, legal and financial due diligence, etc. With a team of lawyers based in India and the UK, we are uniquely placed to offer top-notch support at competitive costs. Whether you are acquiring a business, forging new partnerships or getting on service providers (such as 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 would want further details.

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

Education Focus Group

Education, is one of special focus sectors, which we have developed after having worked with some of best Universities in India, the UK and the USA. We continue to work with Universities and Colleges in India and the UK. Whether you are looking at Transnational Education (TNE) opportunities, commercial agreements, commercialising spin-outs, international collaborations, particularly in India and the UK, our team of experts are perfectly placed to help you swiftly transform your interests into commercial ideas and provide you with the legal and business support that you require.

India, as a market, has been on the agenda of global higher, further and distance education institutions for quite some time now. With distinctive knowledge of India’s regulatory landscape its education sector, we can work with you to tap into one of the world’s fastest growing higher education sectors.

Our education advisory services focus on enabling cross-national collaborations, tie-ups between Universities and Colleges, setting up colleges in the UK and organising vocation and skill transfer alliances. Give us a call and we would love to have a chat and work towards finding you the perfect opportunities

Sport Advisory

We love sports and understand the intricacies of sports contracts, be it league contracts, endorsements with or in India, we can help you navigate the complex landscape, negotiate deals and structure them whilst addressing local tax and legal requirements with your best interests always at the core. We have worked with individuals, teams and leagues in sport including cricket, football, badminton and tennis, and can come onboard to act as your sports legal team and help you with any legal advice that you might need.

Jumpstart UK

Jumpstart UK is a first-of-its-kind signature offering targeted at individuals or businesses looking at setting up in the UK. The services in this suite are designed specifically for new businesses or start-ups in the UK and tailored to provide instant support at competitive fees so as to start-ups to quickly transform ideas into businesses:

 
  • One hour of pro bono advisory services
  • Advisory on structuring your business in the UK
  • Setting up your company in the UK
  • Setting up a registered office
  • Quick commercial documentation – both internal (employment) and external (consultancy) contracts
  • IPR management advice
  • Tax and accounting support

Our value added pro bono services such as connecting you with other business organisations, investment agencies, recruitment agencies and strategic partners, will ensure that you give your business the jumpstart that it deserves.