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India Group

Being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India presents vast opportunities and challenges.

We have worked with our clients on some of the most high-profile and significant cross-border deals and disputes in Indian history from Indian businesses seeking global expansion to international organisations building an operational presence in India.

Our versatile practice comprises over 40 partners across our global network and has been ranked by Chambers Global and Legal 500 in the top tier for India-related work. We have also been named as the India International Law Firm of the Year 2016/17 by Chambers.

No other international firm has more band 1 rankings or more ranked lawyers than us for India-related work.

Ranked Tier 1 for 13 consecutive years by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (India, Foreign Firms)

Ranked top international law firm for India-related matters for 12 consecutive years by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ)

Herbert Smith Freehills’ commitment to India is unshakeable.” India Business Law Journal, 2019

Our "wider commitment to India" includes work with law schools and local charities and sets us apart from other firms.

Insights and updates

6th September 2021
Cheering international investors, a landmark ruling rejects mandatory Indian arbitration when contracting onshore. Investors in...
A series of discussions uniting our experts and industry leaders to explore the future of...
Brussels considers extending the Taxonomy Regulation to include social objectives like human rights. The implications...
19th August 2021
As the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its AR6 report - we assess...


Stay up to date with the latest news from our India Group office.
02 September 2021

India practice named as one of the top international law firms for India-related work by IBLJ

01 March 2019

We are very proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our international lecture programme in India

19 February 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills's India corporate law moot competition enters its second decade

21 September 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills' International Negotiation Competition Enjoys Five Years of Success

Recent Experience

Our expert teams across sectors and practice areas provide a diverse range of legal knowledge to our clients in the region

Bharti Airtel

Advising on a series of disputes with Econet Wireless relating to Bharti's subsidiary in Nigeria.

Cipla (EU) Limited

 Advising on the US$550 million bridge facility agreement for the acquisition of Invagen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Exelan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  

Tata Steel

Advising on the acquisition of Corus the Anglo-Dutch steel maker for £6.2 billion.

Deutsche Bank

Advising Deutsche Bank as sole bookrunner on the selldowns (including a US private placement tranche) by the founders of an approximately US$1 billion aggregate stake in Infosys Limited.


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