India Practice

Since the early 1990s, Debevoise has advised on a range of India-related activities, working with clients investing and operating in the country as they grow and protect their businesses.

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Listed as a “Significant Player”, and Geoffrey Burgess and Lord Goldsmith both named to the International A-List.

Peter Goldsmith KC and Geoffrey Burgess drive the India practice at Debevoise & Plimpton. Both lawyers present an appealing offer for Indian clients including deep experience in arbitration, litigation, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. The firm is also active on thought leadership and deal-making in the healthcare industry.

India Business Law Journal 2021


Ranked as a leading International firm in India for Dispute Resolution. The firm receives praise for its “can-do approach” and “good commercial awareness.”

Chambers Global, 2023


Ranked as a leading International firm in India for Dispute Resolution.

“Wins plaudits for its work on internal investigations and anti-corruption matters, advising both corporate and government clients.”

Chambers Greater China, 2024


“They are very approachable and have a can-do approach. They also have good commercial awareness.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton have delivered on each occasion.”

“The work ethic and the experience the team has brought in is incredible.”

“They’re obviously a very high-quality firm. Their arbitration practice is highly respected.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020-2023


Ranked as a leading foreign law firm in India.

“Excellent client service.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton is indeed a one-stop-shop… Whether it be PE, M&A, fintech, disputes, pharma, white-collar crimes, compliance, FCPA etc. Debevoise & Plimpton has a leadership position both in terms of expertise and as a solution provider.”

“They have a very strong grasp of the fundamentals of the business, which allows them to innovate and be flexible. Their client servicing is impeccable.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2023

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Lord Goldsmith

The ‘extremely able and respected’ Peter Goldsmith KC is chair of the firm's European and Asian litigation group. He is well regarded for his experience in India-related arbitration, particularly in the energy and natural resources sectors, maintaining very strong connections with the market.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

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