Setting Up a Branch Office in India, M&As in Vietnam – China Outbound

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Branch Offices in India: How to Set Up

A branch office is a suitable business model for foreign companies looking to establish a temporary presence in India. The branch office serves as an extension of the head office business and carries on the same business and activity as that of its parent company.

Most businesses use this mode to learn more about the Indian market without having to make a long-term commitment.


Setting Up a Representative Office in Russia

Looking at the new dynamics of an increasingly eastern facing Russia is relatively simple. The establishment of an Representative Office (RO) in the country is a proven method for assessing the local market and its new dynamics.

A RO also avoid any possible entrepreneurial risks, as they are cost centers only and not corporations.


How Chinese Contractors are Winning EU Infrastructure Projects

China has amended its previous shortcomings, with bids for new projects in the region showcasing better groundwork, cheaper production costs, and smart lobbying.

In summary, China has become far more professional in the past two to three years in competing for tenders than in the past. This is not a purely Chinese model, with the possible exception of the tracking of diplomats and politicians, as the Japanese have previously followed the same path in learning how EU tender processes work.


Mergers and Acquisitions in Vietnam: An Introduction to Key Guidelines and Processes

The Vietnamese government has streamlined the merger and acquisition (M&A) process to encourage investment in new sectors of the economy, and it has increasingly become a popular investment route.

The article explains the legal foundation for M&As in Vietnam, and the procedures and restrictions associated with acquisitions in the country.

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