• India Advisory Services

    The road map to investing and operating in India

India Advisory Services


Why India?

  • Fastest growing economy in the world
  • 3rd largest by 2030
  • World’s top outsourcing destination
  • An economy clocking 7.5%+ growth

 

Are you looking to enter or expand in India? Are you looking at it now?

If setting up in India features as one of your key strategic growth priorities, our experts in the India Advisory Services team (IAST) at BDO UK are best placed to be your partners in the journey.

The India Advisory Services team led by Arbinder Chatwal comprises of people across service lines, with an objective of helping companies enter or expand in the Indian market.

The IAST works in close coordination with BDO in India to take care of local business nuances and complying with mandatory national regulations. The team is positioned to understand your current, mid-long team requirements, helping you translate your global business goals, in India. This includes:

  • helping you assess opportunities for developing your business and finding the right partners
  • judging sector and business risks while co-developing a market entry strategy
  • adapting to the diversity and cultural differences while entering or expanding in India moving on to regulatory compliances around set up.
     

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Service offerings

Market research 

  • Market assessment and feasibility studies
  • Qualification of any existing interest
  • Competitive landscape (competition, cost, local pricing analysis)
  • Local partner/distributor analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Familiarisation visits

 

Understanding doing business in India

  • The regulatory environment
  • Tax structuring
  • Transfer pricing and import duty study
  • Indian GAAP
  • Statutory Audit

 

India market entry strategy

  • Selling via distributors/JV partners
  • Establishing your own legal entity

 

Establishing a presence in India

  • Business set up including tax and regulatory aspect
  • Legal entity formation
  • Bank account and registration liaising
  • Global mobility services

 

Ongoing operational support

Establishing a presence is the first part of the journey. Successfully managing your local business is an ongoing challenge. We help through this with:

  • Regular compliance with business regulations 
  • Payroll accounting and bookkeeping
  • Directors and company secretarial
  • Statutory and tax compliance
  • Tax efficient repatriation of funds
  • Direct and indirect tax advisory 
  • Looking at Audit and Assurance
  • Forensics and Risk Advisory
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Raising funds for growth