Doing business in India: A mountain of challenges?

By Gautam Khurana, India Law Offices and Stuart Miller, Warwick Legal Network

We read so much about the rapid growth of India’s economy and that recent reforms have made this huge country a more attractive place for foreign investors. But is the reality more complicated? How much do remaining barriers still get in the way and how does an investor prepare with confidence for entering the Indian market?

Gautam Khurana, Managing partner, India Law Offices
Gautam Khurana
Managing partner
India Law Offices

Inward investors have much to gain but only if they take sensible steps and get advice in the right areas, i.e. those that are relevant to their business. Some examples follow.

First, the good news: most Indian economic sectors are open to foreign investment. Among the very few that still need governmental approval are print media, banking, defence, telecom and investments above ₹20 billion (US$300 million).

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Gautam Khurana is the managing partner at India Law Offices in New Delhi. Stuart Miller is the chairman of the Warwick Legal Network.


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