Founding partner and director, India Across Borders
Seema Bhardwaj is a legal professional with over two decades of experience and expertise in the Indo-German market. She is a founding partner and director of India Across Borders, a boutique business consultancy that provides clients with solutions as a one-stop shop in the Indo-German corridor. Alongside this, she is also working with a major legal tax and audit German firm, whose India desk in Germany was set up by Seema.
Seema’s Indian legal expertise coupled with her international competencies, and deep knowledge of the Indian and German markets, offers clients access to a highly experienced advisor astute at handling cross border international business transactions.
Furthermore Seema has exposure to a wide variety of legal practice areas and expertise in handling and negotiating international contracts / projects. Right from the planning stages, through negotiating and integration, Seema is known for offering creative business solutions and counselling clients in a pragmatic manner keeping in mind key intercultural idiosyncrasies that arise in international assignments
She has advised numerous start-ups, multinational companies and international businesses on market entry with specific focus on international expat, HR and related issues.
Seema has a strong network of key institutions, official bodies, external counsels both in India and Germany. Additionally, Seema has access to a rich network of other service providers, in India and across the UK. US and Europe which enable her to provide a seamless service to both Indian, German and European clients. She is a regular speaker on issues relating to Indian law at international conferences on doing business with India and Germany and has authored several, publications on Indian law in Germany both in English and German.
Area of expertise/interest: Market entry strategies, cross-cultural aspects of doing business, M&A transactions, joint ventures, legal contract negotiations, FDI and technical collaborations, Global mobility solutions including immigration and employment related issues.