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1 India Doorway to opportunities

2 We have the key India s development plays an increasingly active role in the global economy and presents significant business opportunities. As clients manage and explore both strategic inbound and outbound investments in India, we stand in partnership to understand their visions, strategies and challenges with practical and innovative legal assistance. Our global network With more than 3,800 lawyers in 70 offices across 42 countries, Baker & McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Asia Pacific Europe & Middle East North & Latin America Bangkok Beijing Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong Jakarta Kuala Lumpur Manila Melbourne Shanghai Singapore Sydney Taipei Tokyo Abu Dhabi Almaty Amsterdam Antwerp Bahrain Baku Barcelona Berlin Brussels Budapest Cairo Doha Dusseldorf Frankfurt/Main Geneva Istanbul Kyiv London Luxembourg Madrid Milan Moscow Munich Paris Prague Riyadh Rome St. Petersburg Stockholm Vienna Warsaw Zurich Chicago Dallas Houston Miami New York Palo Alto San Diego San Francisco Toronto Washington, DC Bogota Brasilia Buenos Aires Caracas Guadalajara Juarez Mexico City Monterrey Porto Alegre Rio de Janeiro Santiago Sao Paulo Tijuana Valencia

3 Partners for Indian outbound investments As India s economy continues from strength to strength, Indian companies are building on their success by looking offshore for investments and growth opportunities. Critical to the success of these offshore ventures is a law firm partner which understands Indian business and is fluently able to navigate markets that are destinations of Indian investment. For more than 50 years, Baker & McKenzie has been assisting Indian companies with their business interests worldwide. We have advised almost all of India s top companies on significant and intricate transactions during this time. At the forefront of this advice is the Baker & McKenzie India Focus Group. This is a multi-jurisdictional team consisting of over 300 lawyers as members with experience and expertise in assisting Indian companies overseas and international companies with India based projects. Our decades of experience speaks for itself and our collaborations with India s leading law firms ensures that our clients can access the strength of a Baker & McKenzie team, supported by India s most highly regarded law firms. Private Equity Team of the Year Legal Business Awards 2012 World s Strongest Law Brand for the third consecutive year in 2011 by Acritas Global Elite Brand Index survey Ranked 1st in Asia Pacific Super League Table PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 Leading M&A Firms - Headline Transaction Leaders Asia Legal Business 2010 Through our unrivalled global network of offices across 42 countries, we have the ability to navigate legal complexities across practices and borders to bring the right team of experts to each aspect of your transaction, regardless of the location. Our culture, structure and approach are uniquely aligned with the demands of the global market. Supported by 70 offices worldwide, we have in-depth local knowledge and capabilities in countries comprising 80 percent of the world s economy and can advise you on risks others often overlook and opportunities others often miss. Supporting your inbound investments in India Most Used Firm for India Related Work Acritas Global Elite Legal Market Survey Most Responsive International Firm - India Asian Counsel s 4th Representative Corporate Asia Survey 2010 Ranked 1 for Busiest Foreign Firms for India-Related Work RSG Consultings India Report 2010 Many international companies are looking to invest in India, the largest democracy in the world, the fourth largest economy in terms of purchase power parity and the tenth most industrialised country in the world. According to AT Kearney s 2011 FDI Confidence Index, India replaced United States for the number two position on the survey, emerging as the investment destinations of choice globally. The members of Baker & McKenzie s India Focus Group have successfully guided many companies as they took their first steps into the Indian business arena. Our fluency in the business environments of 42 countries and 50 years of India related experience allows us to bring the right team of experts to each aspect of your transaction regardless of your country of business. In particular, our knowledge of Indian law firms ensures we are able to recommend, and work with, the best qualified lawyers to provide the necessary local counsel advice. If your company is on the lookout for opportunities to be part of one of the world s fastest growing economies - Baker & McKenzie, working with the best Indian law firms, is there to advise on strategies that will keep you ahead of the curve.

4 How we can help Our India Focus Group delivers practical and innovative legal assistance. Whether our clients are Indian companies looking to invest globally or international clients looking to invest in India, we have the expertise and relevant experience to assist. Baker & McKenzie provides tailored advice, based on 50 years of experience in assisting companies on their global investments, in areas including: Antitrust & Competition Banking & Finance Corporate & Securities Dispute Resolution Environment & Clean Energy Intellectual Property Labor & Employment Major Projects Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity Real Estate Tax Our lawyers have helped Indian companies pioneer strong new business ventures abroad, not only with first class services, but in partnership with their in-house counsel and other executives in assessing market opportunities, managing risk and assuring best business practice overseas. Working in tandem with the best Indian law firms, our recent advice to international companies in India has ranged from direct investments through mergers and acquisitions to major infrastructure projects. Our exposure to industry sectors in India covers: Automotive Banking & Finance Energy, Oil & Gas Information Technology Infrastructure Mining & Chemicals Pharmaceuticals Telecommunications Whether your company is at the forefront of the emergence of Indian business onto the global stage or is looking to establish a presence in India - Baker & McKenzie is uniquely positioned to help.

5 Connected Clients need their lawyers to be connected with their business and political communities in which they are operating. We spend a significant amount of time to ensure that we have those connections, both within India and overseas. We keep abreast of India s legal and political regime through our correspondent law firms and regular personal contact with government departments, trade federations and legal associations. Our Firm is also a member of major India related foreign trade and investment organizations globally, including : UK-India Business Council US-India Business Council Australian-Indian Business Council Swiss India Chambers of Commerce Franco-Indian Chamber of Commerce India-Thai Business Association Publications and Seminars Baker & McKenzie produces regular publications, guides, client alerts and newsletters that highlight and analyze strategic legal and business developments and industry issues that are relevant to our clients. We would also be happy to address your special requests for legal and business information on areas that are not covered in our existing publications. Our India specific publications include: The Concise Guide to Regional Finance : India - a brief introduction on the financial systems and structures Guidebook to Competition Law in Asia Pacific : India - a summary and commentary of competition laws and regulations We frequently organize and participate in India focused seminars covering a wide range of geographical, practice and industry areas to update clients on new developments and topical issues of relevance to their business. Our recent seminars include: Cross-Border Listings Seminar: Are you considering a listing in London or the US? : Bangalore and Mumbai, 2012 Indian Corporate Counsel Association, India- Competition Law Training: Mumbai, 2012 Opportunities in Latin America for Indian Companies - Strategic, Legal, Regulatory and Business Issues: Mumbai, 2011 Competition Law Breakfast Briefing - Merger Control in India: London, 2011 International Arbitration for Indian Corporates and Multinationals Key Concepts and Strategies: Mumbai, 2010 Investing in Indonesian Coal Projects - New Opportunities Under a New Mining Law: Mumbai, 2009 Indian Outbound Investment - The Key to Success: Mumbai, 2008 Law Firm Management - Key Trends and Global Best Practices: Delhi, 2008

6 Baker & McKenzie has been global since inception. Being global is part of our DNA. Our difference is the way we think, work and behave we combine an instinctively global perspective with a genuinely multicultural approach, enabled by collaborative relationships and yielding practical, innovative advice. Serving our clients with more than 3,800 lawyers in 42 countries, we have a deep understanding of the culture of business the world over and are able to bring the talent and experience needed to navigate complexity across practices and borders with ease. Visit to learn more. If you would like further information or would you like to be added to our mailing list, Please Nidhi Shweta at Alternatively, please visit our website Baker & McKenzie. All rights reserved. Baker & McKenzie International is a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world. In accordance with the common terminology used in professional service organizations, reference to a partner means a person who is a partner, or equivalent, in such a law firm. Similarly, reference to an office means an office of any such law firm. This may qualify as Attorney Advertising requiring notice in some jurisdictions. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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