Our extensive track record in India covers a wide range of high profile work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, financing, including project finance, capital markets and dispute resolution. Our approach focuses on ensuring that we know and maintain regular contact with the lawyers who are at the forefront of the Indian market.
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Key experience

Our key experience includes advising:

Tenaga Nasional Berhad in its stake in GMR Energy and its strategic partnership with GMR Energy in the power production business in India. The transaction was ranked 'Highly Commended' in the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report 2017 in the category 'Legal Expertise: Unlocking & Delivering Value' in the international firms section, published by the Financial Times

Vodafone India on it US$23 billion merger with Idea Cellular creating India’s largest telecom operator with the country’s widest mobile network

Vodafone India on its US$14.6 billion merger of Bharti Infratel and Vodafone’s Indus Towers to create a pan-Indian tower company with over 163,000 towers and a pro forma equity value of US$14.6 billion that will be the largest of its kind outside China

Reliance Communications (RCOM) on its transaction with Maxis Communications Berhad to combine RCOM’s Indian wireless business with Aircel. The transaction is the largest-ever consolidation in the Indian telecom sector and will create an operator clearly ranked in the top 4 operators in India by customer base and revenues 

Tata Steel and it US$1 billion merger with Thyssenkrupp

Ratnakar Bank, one of India's fastest growing private sector banks, on English law aspects of their acquisition of RBS's business banking, credit cards and residential mortgage businesses in India

Cairn India on the reorganisation of Cairn Energy's Indian business and the flotation of Cairn India on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.

Corus Group on the competing offers from Tata Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional.

Standard Chartered Bank on the sale of its mutual fund manufacturing business in India.

Reliance Industries on its acquisition of a majority stake in and management control of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation (GAPCO).

Indiabulls Real Estate on its recommended offer for Dev Property Development.

Alcatel on the enforcement of a LCIA arbitration award, relating to an Indian joint venture, through the Indian courts.

Haldor Topsoe on its successful defence of a claim brought by Sud-Chemie in the Indian Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission.

Recent Work