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.

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


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’ve made a real push in the region.”

“They do good research, provide very important and useful input and are completely on board in cases. They understand how the government functions and they’re always co-operative.”

Chambers Global, 2019 and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018-2019

Ranked as a leading foreign law firm in India.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019

Client Highlights

Debevoise Advises the Poddar Family in its Sale of Their Remaining Shareholding in Ashirvad Pipes to Aliaxis

Debevoise Advises AIF Capital in $750 Million Sale of Famy Care, The World’s Largest Producer of Oral Contraceptive Pills

Debevoise Advises Nereus Capital on its Joint Venture with Hareon Solar and Treasury Group

Debevoise Advises Tribune in the acquisition by its technology and innovation arm, Tribune Digital Ventures, of What’s-ON, a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide data provider for India and the Middle East

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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.

Chambers Asia-Pacific

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