India Desk

Representing Indian companies investing abroad and clients tapping on the Indian market

India is rich in natural resources, in English-speaking human capital 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.

HJM Asia Law, with its robust presence in Singapore, China and South East Asia also presents capabilities both on the local and on the international front to assist clients with their Indian activities and challenging business endeavours in India but also representing Indian companies wishing to carry on business in South East Asia like in Singapore and in China.

Caroline Berube, Managing Partner of the firm, qualified in New York and Singapore and is assisted by a team of specialized lawyers from several jurisdictions. She has more than nineteen years of success based in different countries in the Asia-Pacific region representing companies growing their operation in Asia.

HJM has experiences in numerous areas of practice including:

  • Cross border Merger and Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Incorporation of companies and compliance work (company set ups, legal and regulatory compliance work with the different authorities in different countries such as ACRA, AIC, SAFE, Labour Bureau, Tax Bureau, etc.);
  • Commercial law including advice on drafting different commercial agreements like distribution agreement, franchise agreement, SPA and OEM agreements;
  • Intellectual property (registration, opposition and infringement proceedings, licensing of intellectual property rights and technology transfers);
  • Regulatory and compliance advice for Indian companies, including advising on the licensing regime and set up business in China and Singapore across various industries; and
  • Cross jurisdictional dispute resolution for Indian companies or individuals, particularly in China (under CIETAC rules in China).

HJM Asia Law has worked both inbound and outbound, assisting a number of clients doing business in India and conversely, enhancing Indian clients’ business presence in Singapore and China. Clients benefit from HJM’s strategic alliance with the top tier firms in India, from Ms Berube’s longstanding and dedicated association as the Co- Chairperson for the IBA (International Bar Association Asia-Pacific Forum and as a Deputy Secretary General of the India Pacific Bar Association) and from the firm’s profound experience on diverse facets of cross-border business and our dedicated Indian staff.

We truly believe that the practice of law requires an understanding of our clients’ industry and strategy combining knowledge of the local legal requirements. HJM is a multicultural boutique law firm with a personalised feel and we take pride in our innovative legal solutions and business adaptability to deal with the diversity and varied requirements of our Indian investing in South East Asia and China and our international clients investing in India.