Druces LLP was represented at the recent ABL (Alliance of Business Lawyers) conference in Mumbai. ABL is an international network of business lawyers across Europe, North America, South America, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The conference was hosted by Mumbai ABL member, law firm Dave & Girish & Co supported by ABL member firms based in Bangalore (MMB Legal) and New Delhi (Singh & Associates). Two key themes of the conference were investing in India and investing out of India. The agenda included lively panel discussions of the merits of the various investment opportunities for Indian businesses to expand into other jurisdictions. Half of all Indian investment in Europe is channelled through the UK and the general absence of special regulations on overseas companies setting up in the UK makes the UK an ideal jurisdiction for Indian investment, both in the UK and as a headquarters for European expansion.

There were several presentations from local Indian businessmen highlighting the opportunities for foreign direct investment in India and the steps which are being undertaking by Indian policy makers to attract overseas investment. Participants interacted with a number of high-profile speakers, notably Dr. Mr. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs of the Government of India.

To discuss your legal needs in relation to possible investments and businesses with Indian partners, please contact:

Toby Stroh (company/commercial/employment/IP)

Roy Campbell (private client)

Nick Brent (real estate)

Julian Johnstone (litigation/dispute resolution):

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