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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Debevoise “has seen an increase in India-related mandates over the past few years, particularly for private equity funds and deals, M&A transactions, and international dispute resolution,” and “Geoffrey Burgess and Peter Goldsmith QC are highly regarded by Indian clients.”
—India Business Law Journal, 2019
Ranked as a leading International firm in India for Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A.
—Chambers Global, 2020
Ranked as a leading International firm in India for Dispute Resolution.
Lord Goldsmith QC is ranked as a leading lawyer for Dispute Resolution in India.
“They’re obviously a very high-quality firm. Their arbitration practice is highly respected.”
“They’ve made a real push in the region.”
—Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2019-2020
Ranked as a leading foreign law firm in India.
“Debevoise with its lock-step approach ensures that partners work seamlessly… the team’s strength lies in the deep understanding of the business.”
—The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020
Listed as a Significant Player.
On the contentious side, the firm has been engaged to assist an Indian distributor of a household name product in a joint venture dispute, and has also been appointed by the Indian government to its panel of counsel handling investment arbitration work. On the non-contentious side, the firm was counsel to Capital Group in its acquisition of an equity stake in Intas Pharmaceuticals – one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies – from ChrysCapital, an India-focused private equity firm.
— India Business Law Journal, Foreign Firms Intelligence Report
The ‘extremely able and respected’ Peter Goldsmith QC 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.