Did you know?
is one of the few, if any, emerging markets where you can sue the government
if you think you should. Ask Enron and Kentucky Fried Chicken if you don't
Why you must have a local attorney
India is not
as litigatious a country as the United States is, but is also not one
of those countries where foreigners are afraid to seek local justice.
In recent years, the US-based power giant, Enron Corporation, was all
set to drag a state government to court for alleged breach of contract,
but the matter was fortunately settled outside court with Enron emerging
with an even bigger contract though at a slightly lower pre-agreed price
per unit power supply. Another US company, Kentucky Fried Chicken, actually
won a court order asking that it be allowed to re-open business after
local authorities had shut it down following a discovery of two mosquitoes
in the kitchen. These two examples show that law is supreme in India and
can even demand the prime minister to appear in court if necessary in
the interests of justice.
Foreign companies doing business in, or with, India, are strongly advised
to appoint an attorney just like an insurance. India has a highly developed
statute book and intricate aspects of law cannot be comprehended by casual
reading of 'Law in One Minute' books. How do you go about selecting an
We recommend that you use our panel of highly qualified consultants to
help you find a high-calibre attorney for a reasonable fee. If you are
interested in this offer, please let us know by e-mail.
If you do not wish to use our services, there are other methods to locate
your business consultant and market researcher in India. Most embassies
and consulates in India maintain a list of such consultants which they
would recommend to companies and individuals from their countries. You
can also ask the Indian diplomatic mission in your country to help you
find one. Consulting embassies or consulates, either Indian or of your
own country, is one method, and a good one.
Another method is to choose by references from people you know well in
India. The disadvantage here is that the people who you refer to, despite
their best intentions, may not really be aware of the competence of the
the advisors they recommend. Often, friends met at the cocktail circuit
tend to be recommended.
Should you need our assistance to locate an attorney for you, please send
us an e-mail.