India Team

India is the seventh largest economy and is expected to be the world's fastest-growing major economy until 2050.

A combination of factors, including a young and rapidly growing working-age population, a rise in education standards and engineering skills and a growing consumer market makes India an exciting and prosperous place to do business.

Whether you are considering setting up business in India, or you are already based in India and you are looking to expand into the UK, you'll need a team of experienced legal professionals to help you navigate through all the legal requirements. With over 10 years' experience of working in India, Howard Kennedy has extensive knowledge of the market and can advise you on a wide range of areas.

We help a range of clients, including SME's, entrepreneurs, state organisations and international organisations from a range of industries and sectors, including financial services, professional services, retail, media, hi-tech and software, recruitment and sport.

Our India team can help you in a range of service areas, including:

  • International commercial arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and project finance
  • Real estate
  • Business crime
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Reputation management
  • Immigration
  • Tax planning.

Connecting you with the right people

Our lawyers are well connected both in India and in the UK. We make frequent visits to India to advise Indian companies on market entry into the UK and we also work with a number of international law firms based in India. Helped by their multi-lingual relationship managers who speak a wide range of Indian languages, we can connect you with the right people.

Through our various networks and connections, we can give you a direct route to other professionals and businesses in the market to help your business succeed. We are members of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), bringing senior decision-makers and business leaders together to encourage business between the UK and India.

How we can help you

Expanding your business into a new market that is unknown to you can be an exciting opportunity but this doesn't come without uncertainty. For reassurance, working with the right professional advisers will make sure you are one step ahead.

Not only can we advise you on the law and specific regulations and policies that apply to businesses and individuals investing between India and the UK, we understand the business culture in India and how to 'get things done'.

We provide a bespoke approach to our clients. By understanding your goals we will bring together all our expertise across the legal spectrum to help you reach your objectives.

Our recent experience includes advising: 

  • a number of HNI Indians investing in real estate in the UK
  • a British Indian hotel and healthcare business on a large hotel portfolio
  • Vinergy International Pvt. Ltd in a contractual claim
  • AIM matters
  • India Oil Corporation
  • Fairview Hotels
  • Eros Group
  • Strawberry Star.

For more information about how we can help, whether you are considering setting up business in India, or you are already based in India and you are looking to expand into the UK, get in touch with our team.

Steven Morris Keith Lassman Chirag Rao  Bhavini Patel
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The Mayor of London is running a campaign to promote London internationally as a leading city in which to invest and work. As part of the campaign we have affiliated with London & Partners to be one of two law firms who will receive referrals from Indian individuals and organisations looking to set up in the UK.

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Steven Morris

Steven Morris : Consultant

Keith Lassman

Keith Lassman : Partner

Chirag Rao

Chirag Rao : Senior Associate