How can law students prepare for a career in corporate and commercial litigation
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The US market is very attractive for Indian businesses. Things are 17 times more expensive in the USA compared to India, if we consider purchasing power parity.
By expanding to the USA, Indian businesses get access to a much larger market. But the best is if they can sell services and products from India, which gives them a massive cost arbitrage advantage.
However, the USA is one of the hardest markets to crack. Competition is likely to be steep. There are lots of deep-pocketed investors who may back your competitors, making success elusive. Also, it is a country that is infamous for expensive litigation that can bankrupt a fledgling operation overnight.
The USA as a market is rewarding, but it can be tough and unforgiving as well.
How about the UK? Why not Canada? Or Australia? How about the African market or the Middle East? Should you consider Lat Am?
Maybe you can start with city nations like Singapore or Luxembourg or Dubai?
There are many factors to take into account before you choose a particular market. Economics. Cost of setting up and doing business. Compliances and local partnership requirements. Taxes and levies. Whether FDI is easy to bring in and if repatriation profits would be possible and hassle-free. Whether your contracts would be easy to enforce and whether you will be able to protect your IP
All of these have to be considered from the perspective of your business before you decide whether to enter a market.
But choosing a market is step one.
Then comes planning the exact mode of entry.
Usually, there are different kinds of vehicles one can choose from, each with a different set of corporate governance norms and financial implications.
You need to choose the right partners or local professionals to help you as well.
Once the setup is done and business is operationalized, you have to also ensure regular compliances. You need to prepare ahead for that as well if you want to avoid nasty surprises.
There is a lot of work.
Success requires planning and thorough preparation.
Whether you are a founder of a business, an executive at a burgeoning tech startup, company secretary or general counsel at a business with international ambitions, or just looking to serve such businesses as an external advisor or a freelancer, you will want to attend this 3-hour workshop to learn how to plan and execute this part of international business expansion.
You know how to do your business. Let us show you the rest.
Who should attend?
- Lawyers who want to help their clients enter into a foreign markets.
- Management consultants who want to understand various regulatory and legal considerations involved while advising clients on expanding their business globally.
- Entrepreneurs looking for newer opportunities in emerging markets across the globe.
- General counsels or in-house counsels working with start-ups, companies with global aspirations.
- In-house counsels looking to become general counsels in MNCs.
- Litigators/freelancers looking to get advisory work from start-ups and tech companies.
What will you learn
- How to decide if it is the right time for your business to expand globally
- How to evaluate different economies and countries for the purpose of planning an entry
- What are the factors which can impact your decision of entry into a country?
- How to plan which is the right mode of entry for your specific business and what are the various options?
- Why tax planning and understanding tax laws will be critical for your international expansion success
- What are the different roadblocks you might face while entering into a foreign market?
- How to incorporate entities/SPVs for entry purpose in different markets and timelines involved
- How do import/export policies impact your decision to enter into a foreign market and mode of entry?
- How does FDI policy impact your decision to enter into a foreign market and mode of entry?
- Countries that are offering incentives/policies to foreign investors post Covid-19 pandemic.