Ashurst's relationship with India dates back to November 1994
(since the first phase of deregulation and liberalisation in
India). As a result, our experience in the Asian subcontinent has
provided us with an impressive track record and knowledge of doing
business in India for Indian and international clients.
Under current Indian Regulations, foreign law firms cannot practise
law in India. We are committed to participating in India without
breaching regulatory laws.
Since 1 April 2011, we have had a best friend referral arrangement
with Indian Law Partners (ILP). ILP consists of two partners
(Gopika Pant and Piyoosh Gupta) and nine other lawyers.
Together, Ashurst and ILP provide seamless service to clients both
inside and outside India.
Our relationship with ILP is not exclusive; we continue to work
with other Indian law firms.
The dedicated group of partners and associates in our India
Business Group is based in each of our 16 global offices. All have
specialist knowledge and experience in advising in relation to
Indian business and transactions.
Key strengths include:
- A dedicated India group comprising over 50 English, US and Indian
qualified lawyers across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with an
"India desk" in each office.
- A best friend referral relationship with Indian Law Partners, based
in New Delhi.
- A strong track record of successfully concluded deals in India,
including India's largest ever IPO - Coal India.
- A detailed understanding of the legal, business and political
landscape in India.
India core practices
- Capital markets
- Oil, gas and power
- Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
- Inward and outward investment strategies
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- International Dispute Resolution
- Project Finance
Please click here to access a full list
of our different practice areas.
For more information on our India group please contact Richard
Gubbins (Head of India Group) either by email or call +44 (0)20