The Law Offices of Vijit S. Chahar

New York | New Delhi

Accessing Indian Markets

The Indian market is remarkably diverse in terms of geography and culture. Other than one-off deals, it is advisable to approach India by either partnering with an Indian entity (via a consignee, distributor, franchisee or agent) or by establishing a presence in the country (through a liaison office, branch office, project office or joint venture, each having different legal implications under Indian law).

Since US-India transactions must comply with both Indian and US law, we provide comprehensive legal advice to minimize legal risks in both countries. Mistakes made in such dealings can result in legal proceedings, often held overseas, that can significantly disrupt your business.

We provide legal advice at all stages of business ventures in India, from establishing a presence in India and expanding operations to assisting existing business with legal challenges.

For clients opting to work with an Indian partner, we help with:

    • Conducting negotiations with distributors, importers, franchisees or agents
    • Contract formulation
    • Compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977
    • Guidance in dispute resolution and coordinating with local counsel for litigation

For clients seeking to establish an Indian presence, we help with:

    • Establishing and incorporating a Wholly Owned Subsidiary or Joint Venture
    • Contract negotiations and execution
    • Guidance on Indian laws and regulatory requirements
    • Compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977
    • Guidance in dispute resolution and coordinating with local counsel for litigation