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McCarthy Tétrault provides a range of integrated business law services for India-related clients. Our focus is two-fold:

  • advising Indian companies wishing to acquire or invest in Canadian companies
  • working closely with local firms and experts to help our Canadian clients benefit from opportunities in India

India Business Law Journal has named McCarthy Tétrault one of the top international law firms for India work for four years running. Our India-related services include the following:

Oil and Gas, Power, Mining, Infrastructure and Communications: With more depth than any other Canadian firm in these sectors, we are frequently engaged to lead our India clients’ most important and complex transactions and projects. Our strengths include our significant domestic and international expertise in M&A transactions, competition and antitrust issues, joint ventures, project development, project agreements (including property and rights acquisitions, and product off-take and royalty agreements), transportation agreements, imbalance and interconnection agreements, operating agreements and all matters relating to the regulatory, permitting and environmental aspects of these types of projects. In addition, we advise Indian telecom carriers, new entrants and other telecom industry players and users on a variety of legal, policy regulatory issues, and regularly advise domestic and India-owned broadcasters on strategic matters. 

Trade and Investments: Canada and India’s pending free trade deal and bilateral investment treaty will provide the fundamental structure for Canada’s economic relationship with India, and provide Indian and Canadian companies with investment opportunities, market access opportunities and remedies to address trade or investment barriers encountered in each country. Our International Trade & Investment Group is recognized worldwide for its experience in trade and investment law matters, and is regularly ranked as one of Canada’s leading firms in international trade law. Members of our group are routinely recognized for their deep understanding of and practical approach to the mechanics of government and the application of Canadian public policy in trade issues.

Intellectual Property: We routinely provide intellectual property advice to firms based in India as they seek to obtain patent and trademark protection for their clients in Canada, and in the context of obtaining patent and trademark protection for Canadian clients in India.

Tax: Our tax practice is consistently rated among Canada’s best, with extensive expertise in cross-border tax issues and planning, including advising on optimal corporate group structuring, cross-border financing structures, the use of hybrid instruments, transfer pricing and commodity tax issues. We regularly advise on matters relating to structuring and reorganizations in domestic and cross-border business transactions, including corporate finance and corporate reorganizations, as well as general income and commodity tax matters.