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India Group

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

Our track record of advising clients on high profile and significant cross-border transactions, projects, disputes and debt and equity financings, has earned us a reputation for being a market-leading India practice. We are regularly the firm of choice for both international clients and Indian corporates in relation to their most important matters in India as well as overseas.

This gives us an excellent balance of perspective, allowing us also to understand the perspective of the Indian business and the cultural and practical challenges and to share clear insights as to the best actions to take and tactics to adopt to overcome the legal and practical hurdles in order to deliver matters to execution.

Our practice is based across our London, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong offices and operates seamlessly as one adaptable team that can be tailored as required.

Due to Indian regulation, we are precluded from having offices on the ground in India and practising Indian law. However we have strong relationships with top Indian law firms with whom we work to deliver a seamless service.

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

Insights and updates

22nd November 2022
2022 is a milestone year for data privacy and cyber security laws developments across Southeast Asia.
23rd August 2022
This year will see the return of the Herbert Smith Freehills-NLU Delhi International Negotiation Competition...
25th July 2022
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6th October 2022
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Recent Experience

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

Strides Shasun

Advising an Indian pharmaceutical company, on disposal of Agila Specialities its generic specialty injectable business to Mylan Inc. for up to US$1.85 billion.

Vedanta Resources PLC

Advising on public international law actions arising from a retrospective tax assessment of US$3.3 billion from the Indian tax authorities.

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.