07-04-2023NewsInternational [EN]

Dr. Martin Imhof is among the 100 best India experts worldwide again

For the fifth time in a row, Dr. Martin Imhof, Düsseldorf-based Heuking Partner and Head of the India Desk, has been recognized as one of the 100 best lawyers worldwide for India-related transactions. The exclusive “A-List” of India experts has been compiled by trade magazine India Business Law Journal.

“This is an excellent award, which not only affirms my efforts, but in particular the successful India-related work and expertise of our firm,” said a delighted Dr. Martin Imhof. “Specifically during the pandemic, we were able to assist medium-sized companies expand and strengthen their supplier relationships with Indian companies thanks to our sound knowledge of the Indian market. Indian companies are also investing more in Europe due to increasing economic growth in India. In our legal practice, we see a vast number of Indian companies establishing subsidiaries or making acquisitions and forming joint ventures in the technology and software sectors in Germany. This is where we create the bridge between different cultures and legal systems, thus leading our clients’ transactions to success.”

In February of this year, Germany and India had advocated for increased joint economic activity at a meeting between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is the world’s fifth largest economy. According to Scholz, investments by the 1,800 German companies in the country are supposed to be increased. Both sides are also committed to entering into an EU-India free trade agreement. The Chancellor further intends to recruit IT professionals from India to work in Germany. Scholz generally wants to strengthen relations between Germany and India, the world’s second most populous country. The efforts are aimed at reducing Germany’s dependencies on China, but also at freeing India from its close ties to Russia.

The “A-List” was published in the May issue of the India Business Law Journal, which is now available as a digital edition here.

To identify the top 100 international India experts, India Business Law Journal turned to hundreds of lawyers at Indian law firms, as well as thousands of India-focused and international in-house counsel and asked them for nominations. The final “A-List” reflects the nominations received, combined with India Business Law Journal editorial team’s more than 50 years’ collective experience in analyzing the Indian legal market.

Read more about the work of the India Desk here.

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