India Practice

Debevoise Has Advised on Major India-Related Projects for More Than Two Decades

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.

The team is made up of lawyers drawn from a range of disciplines who have deep experience in the country. They regularly advise on M&A, joint ventures, private equity/fund formation, direct investment, compliance matters, commercial disputes and capital markets.

The team is drawn primarily from the firm’s London, Hong Kong, and New York offices. Throughout its history advising in India, the team has also developed close ties with a network of high-quality Indian firms, as well as senior figures within the Indian legal community. Working alongside these firms and individuals, Debevoise is able to provide a seamless service that benefits from both in-depth local knowledge and an international perspective.

Clients of the practice include major international investment banks, private equity firms, international strategic investors and Indian corporates looking to raise capital or acquire companies outside of India.

The firm continues to win accolades for its work in India. In identifying the team as a leading international firm for M&A, dispute resolution, and investment funds in India, Chambers Asia-Pacific has stated that “the firm has an excellent reputation amongst senior sources in the Indian legal community, and is particularly noted for its work in private equity buyouts. The disputes team has achieved a remarkable degree of recognition.”