The aim of IGAL is to contribute to the successful internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises through the cooperation of lawyers from both countries. It also intends to become a platform for a comprehensive legal
exchange between the two countries. The German Chairman of IGAL as well as the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Christian Hirte, stressed the importance of cooperation between the two constitutional states of India and Germany.
In his special ddress at the FICCI-KAS Dialogue, DCM Dr. Jasper Wieck encouraged India to develop more ownership regarding foreign investments. Companies like “Volkswagen India”, “BASF India” or “Siemens India” skill and employ thousands of Indian employees, pay taxes to the Indian budget, increase India’s GNP and contribute to Indian exports to the rest of the world. They are in fact Indian companies.