Unrivalled experience on India transactions and disputes
For almost 30 years we have been at the forefront of India related transactions and disputes. Our clients turn to our group of over 50 lawyers across offices, sectors and practices to help them capitalise on the exceptional opportunities and to navigate any challenges of investing and conducting business in India.
Our lawyers know India well. In addition to world-class specialist expertise and experience of delivering complex cross-border transactions, they understand the local economic, cultural and geopolitical factors at play. Our team provide global support to assist our clients on their most critical mandates and disputes involving India.
Regulation prohibits foreign law firms from practising Indian law or from having their own offices in India. Our experience is as international counsel representing our clients in their deals and disputes which may have a connection with India. We have excellent relationships with all the leading firms in India and where Indian law advice is needed, we work alongside Indian firms.
Advising a major shareholder in ReNew Power’s $8bn business combination with SPAC RMG Acquisition Corporation II
J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JM Financial on the US$1.4bn sale of shares in India’s Bandhan Bank
BP Plc on its US$1bn Indian fuels and mobility joint venture with Reliance Industries
Carlyle on its agreement to invest US$235m in Nxtra, the wholly owned data centre business of Bharti Airtel, India’s largest integrated telecommunications operator
Airtel Africa on its US$750m IPO on the London Stock Exchange, the largest London-listed IPO in 2019
‘Freshfields is known for its “long history representing multinationals in some of the biggest and most complex M&A deals in India. This highly respected team is also well placed to advise on restructuring, market exits and corporate governance issues."'
India’s arbitration rollercoaster: two Indian parties may choose a seat outside India – a win for party autonomy
The Supreme Court of India (SCI) held last month that two Indian parties may choose an arbitration seat outside India.For an award to be enforceable in India, the seat must be in a country that is…
Arun Balasubramanian Partner
Hong Kong, Singapore
Piusha Bose Counsel
Sylvia Noury KC Partner
Nicholas Lingard Partner
Lars Meyer Partner & Global Co-Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin
Jochen Ellrott Partner
Vinita Sithapathy Senior Associate
Rohit Bhat Senior Associate
Geoff Nicholas Partner
Graham Watson Partner
Simon Weller Partner
Singapore, Hong Kong
Nigel Gleeson Partner