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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.

"They are very, very good - they clearly know their stuff and they know this market. They are an asset and know a lot of people in the industry." Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

"Its long term investment and commitment to the Indian legal market means many Indian law firms, in particular, name it as the foreign firm with the best reputation in India." RSG Consulting 2016

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

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Community Engagement Awards

The Herbert Smith Freehills' Community Engagement Awards recognises and champions meaningful and high impact community engagement activity led by law students in India.

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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

Bharti Airtel

Advising on its US$10.7 billion acquisition of Zain Africa BV, a wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary of Kuwaiti listed company Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC. Zain's African businesses comprise operations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Niger, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Reliance Communications

Advising on its US$1.6 billion sale of its tower business to Brookfield Infrastructure.

Godrej

Advising on the acquisition of interests in the Darling Group's artificial hair production and distribution businesses that operates in 14 countries across Africa.

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.

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