India

India

India

India’s rapid social and economic transformation has seen it take its place as one of today’s great economies, having recently overtaken Japan as the world’s third largest economy in purchasing power terms. In 2010-2011, India was the fourth largest destination for Australian goods and services worldwide, with coal, gold and education the main exports.

India’s appetite for Australian resources continues to grow, and this growth will provide businesses in both countries with unique cross-border trade opportunities in the years ahead. Australia, the world’s largest thermal coal exporter, provides a cost-effective solution for India’s need to double its electricity supply within the next 10 years. Australia and India are also co-operating in critical new areas such as water management, new and renewable energies and food security.

Australian business can look forward to an expected $20 billion in Indian investment by the end of the decade. Given the massive demand for coal to fuel India’s power stations, we expect the strong focus on the resources sector to continue.

Our India practice specialises in facilitating cross-border engagement. For the second year running, Corrs has been recognised by the India Business Law Journal as one of the leading firms globally for its India-related work.

The Corrs India Business Group has helped many Indian and Australian clients establish operations in Australia/India. We’ve advised on mergers and acquisitions, litigation, joint ventures, intellectual property protection, tendering and information technology agreements and data transfer/privacy obligations.

Regular visits to India, a strong relationship with the Australia-India Business Council and participation in an Austrade investment road show have deepened our direct engagement with Indian companies, investment banks, law firms and accountants. These relationships have enhanced our understanding of the local business landscape and cultural sensitivities, and enable us to provide consistently high quality advice to clients in both countries.

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Our Experience

Advising inbound Indian investors

Because Corrs Chambers Westgarth understands the key priorities and special circumstances of Indian investors, we have been called upon to help many of India’s leading entities secure deals in Australia.

We have advised:

  • NMDC on its acquisition of a 50% equity interest in ASX-listed mining company Legacy Iron Ore Ltd.
  • Aditya Birla on its acquisition of the Mt Gordon copper mine.
  • Many of India’s leading technology companies in relation to their ongoing operations in Australia, including TCS, Mahindra Satyam, Infosys and Birlasoft.
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Deakin University

Corrs helped Deakin University establish and provide educational services through its research institute in Karnataka, India.

Largest ever Indian investment in Australia: Adani Group

India’s largest coal importer, Adani Group, turned to Corrs Chambers Westgarth to help it acquire the Carmichael Coal Project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin from Linc Energy, a transaction reported to be the largest-ever investment by an Indian company in the Australian resources sector.

State Bank of India

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advised the State Bank of India in respect of India’s largest coal importer, Adani’s, financing of the acquisition of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal.

Adani bought the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Queensland for US$1.98 billion.

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Our Thinking

Investing in the Australian mining industry: A focus on coal and iron ore

Australia is a country with vast mineral wealth. This fact, coupled with its stable political, legal and economic environment, a highly skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude to foreign investment, makes Australia a favoured destination.

More Download

India and Australia: No longer a “periphery” relationship

Opportunities for business between Australia and India are set to flourish.

More

“Red tape” to “red carpet”? India’s election result provides opportunities for Australia

Now is the time for Australia to position itself at the centre of India’s focus.

More

Building Information Modelling (BIM): A construction revolution

Countries that fail to adopt BIMs risk being left behind in the global construction sector.

More

Drones and driverless trucks and LHDs - Automation is the future of Australian mining

The automated future of mining is here, but beware the commercial risks that arise with new technologies.

More

Solving Australia’s mining productivity problem

Australia can restore its competitive edge in resources but it requires serious reform.

More

Law firms must develop Asian capabilities

Opinion piece published in The Australian Financial Review on Friday 2 November by Asian Century White Paper panel member and Corrs CEO John W. H. Denton.

More

Surfing the wave of the Asian Century

Opinion piece published in The Australian on Saturday 27 October by Asian Century White Paper panel member and Corrs CEO John W. H. Denton.

More

A snapshot of the Asian Century White Paper

Thriving in the Asian Century will require a clear plan to seize the opportunities it will bring.

More Download

Capabilities - The key to connection

The Asian Century White Paper sets 25 national goals, but two stand out. The connections we make with Asia and the capabilities we need to do that.

More

China and India

Analysts often liken China and India in terms of growth. But the two are growing differently. Are there lessons here?

More

Preparing business for the Asian Century

The Government's White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century outlines what the country needs to do to succeed in this challenge. John Denton looks at what business can do.

More

Off-shore outsourcing: Reap the benefits but avoid the perils

Outsourcing business functions to lower cost countries is no longer optional for many businesses - it is a commercial imperative to stay competitive. But there are many pitfalls for the unwary.

More

The implications of explosive growth in China and India

The Asian Century phenomenon is having huge impacts worldwide.

More

The great Indian coal rush

Energy ravenous India is set to drive demand for Australian thermal coal.

More

Foreign direct investment in India

In efforts to promote the competitiveness of India as an investment destination, and to attract increased foreign direct investment, the Government of India has recently eased the country’s FDI procedures.

More

Australia in the Asian Century - Foreign Investment 2010/11 Annual Report

At a time when Australia is considering its position in the Asian Century, the Foreign Investment Review Board has released its 2010/2011 Annual Report.

More

Surviving the IT outsource revolution

How does business protect itself amid issues of data protection and privacy

More

Our Experience

Advising inbound Indian investors

Because Corrs Chambers Westgarth understands the key priorities and special circumstances of Indian investors, we have been called upon to help many of India’s leading entities secure deals in Australia.

We have advised:

  • NMDC on its acquisition of a 50% equity interest in ASX-listed mining company Legacy Iron Ore Ltd.
  • Aditya Birla on its acquisition of the Mt Gordon copper mine.
  • Many of India’s leading technology companies in relation to their ongoing operations in Australia, including TCS, Mahindra Satyam, Infosys and Birlasoft.

Deakin University

Corrs helped Deakin University establish and provide educational services through its research institute in Karnataka, India.

Largest ever Indian investment in Australia: Adani Group

India’s largest coal importer, Adani Group, turned to Corrs Chambers Westgarth to help it acquire the Carmichael Coal Project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin from Linc Energy, a transaction reported to be the largest-ever investment by an Indian company in the Australian resources sector.

State Bank of India

Corrs Chambers Westgarth advised the State Bank of India in respect of India’s largest coal importer, Adani’s, financing of the acquisition of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal.

Adani bought the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Queensland for US$1.98 billion.

Our Thinking

Investing in the Australian mining industry: A focus on coal and iron ore

Australia is a country with vast mineral wealth. This fact, coupled with its stable political, legal and economic environment, a highly skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude to foreign investment, makes Australia a favoured destination.

India and Australia: No longer a “periphery” relationship

Opportunities for business between Australia and India are set to flourish.

“Red tape” to “red carpet”? India’s election result provides opportunities for Australia

Now is the time for Australia to position itself at the centre of India’s focus.

Building Information Modelling (BIM): A construction revolution

Countries that fail to adopt BIMs risk being left behind in the global construction sector.

Drones and driverless trucks and LHDs - Automation is the future of Australian mining

The automated future of mining is here, but beware the commercial risks that arise with new technologies.

Solving Australia’s mining productivity problem

Australia can restore its competitive edge in resources but it requires serious reform.

Law firms must develop Asian capabilities

Opinion piece published in The Australian Financial Review on Friday 2 November by Asian Century White Paper panel member and Corrs CEO John W. H. Denton.

Surfing the wave of the Asian Century

Opinion piece published in The Australian on Saturday 27 October by Asian Century White Paper panel member and Corrs CEO John W. H. Denton.

A snapshot of the Asian Century White Paper

Thriving in the Asian Century will require a clear plan to seize the opportunities it will bring.

Capabilities - The key to connection

The Asian Century White Paper sets 25 national goals, but two stand out. The connections we make with Asia and the capabilities we need to do that.

China and India

Analysts often liken China and India in terms of growth. But the two are growing differently. Are there lessons here?

Preparing business for the Asian Century

The Government's White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century outlines what the country needs to do to succeed in this challenge. John Denton looks at what business can do.

Off-shore outsourcing: Reap the benefits but avoid the perils

Outsourcing business functions to lower cost countries is no longer optional for many businesses - it is a commercial imperative to stay competitive. But there are many pitfalls for the unwary.

The implications of explosive growth in China and India

The Asian Century phenomenon is having huge impacts worldwide.

The great Indian coal rush

Energy ravenous India is set to drive demand for Australian thermal coal.

Foreign direct investment in India

In efforts to promote the competitiveness of India as an investment destination, and to attract increased foreign direct investment, the Government of India has recently eased the country’s FDI procedures.

Australia in the Asian Century - Foreign Investment 2010/11 Annual Report

At a time when Australia is considering its position in the Asian Century, the Foreign Investment Review Board has released its 2010/2011 Annual Report.

Surviving the IT outsource revolution

How does business protect itself amid issues of data protection and privacy

Our Experts

Andrew Chew.jpg

Andrew Chew

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6607
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Arvind Dixit

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3032
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Bruce Adkins

Partner Brisbane + 61 7 3228 9431
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Philip Catania

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3333