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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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, 2021

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.

“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, 2020-2021

Ranked as a leading foreign law firm in India.

“Debevoise is a formidable practice when it comes to foreign firms working in India […] the Debevoise team understands Asia and India very well.”

“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, 2020-2021

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


Gavin Anderson has taken part in a Private Equity International roundtable discussing the latest private equity trends in Asia.

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Lord Goldsmith

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.

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