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

Established connections in the Indian legal market, alongside notable activity in the pharmaceuticals and insurance spheres. Has a solid track record for cross-border private equity, joint venture and M&A deals.

They knew how to say the right things on the call, were culturally sensitive.

We use a lot of law firms across India, and of these we have a lot of respect for Debevoise’s private equity practice.

Chambers Asia Pacific

Lord Goldsmith QC ranked as a leading individual for dispute resolution in India.

Geoffrey Burgess ranked as a leading individual for Corporate/M&A in India.

Chambers Global

Ranked as a leading foreign law firm in India.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s ‘outstanding’ team is ‘highly knowledgeable’ and ‘ensures an efficient service is provided’.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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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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