India is rich in natural and in English-speaking human resources and presents great opportunities for any business wishing to tap on a new market or reduce its costs. The current Indian government’s initiatives are accelerating the economic growth and boosting the country’s investment portfolio thereby making India one of the world’s most interesting economies at the moment with a 6,3% growth in 2016 according to the IMF (International monetary fund) data.
Spain is a broad and well-developed market but Spanish companies account for just a small percentage of the 10,000 EU companies that have set up shop in Singapore, less than 1%. We understand that our clients have a desire for a personal contact with the same cultural background and who speaks the same native language and therefore present a Spanish desk to serve our Spanish- speaking clients to invest in Asia.
Singapore is by far Europe’s largest commercial partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Over 10,000 European companies are established in Singapore and benefit from its hub position to serve the whole Pacific Rim. At HJM Asia Law, we understand the importance for our French-speaking clients to be advised by professionals who have a solid knowledge of both European and Asian cultures, markets, regulations and practices.
Over the past decades, China has grown into one of the world’s largest economies. China is now undergoing humongous changes with a transformation from a manufacturing economy to an innovative economy in developing technologies and/or acquiring technologies in China and overseas. Though China has a gigantic growing middle class market, Chinese companies are also simultaneously their share of the international market by acquiring distribution channels overseas.
There has been a steady increase in African deal flow and interest from overseas investors since the financial crisis leading to a deal volume for 2015 that was the highest on record since 2007. The rise in inbound investment into Africa, which accounted for 70% of deal value in 2015, proves the attractiveness of the market. Specifically, more than 2,000 Chinese companies have invested in Africa. In 2009, China surpassed for the first time the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner. Astonishingly, China was building 14% of all major projects in Africa as of June 2015.