A&O India Group continues to lead on complex, high-value transactions
13 August 2020
Allen & Overy’s India Group practice has been described as an “undisputed leader” for complex, high-value transactions with an Indian element by the Indian Business Law Journal (IBLJ).
The firm has been named as one of the top 15 foreign law firms for India-related work by IBLJ for its cross-disciplinary excellence.
A number of the firm’s notable transactions from the last year were highlighted including acting for DSP Merrill Lynch, HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) and Nomura Financial Advisory Securities (India) on SBI Cards and Payment Services’ USD1.25 billion IPO, and assisting Indo Infra on its proposed investment in Mumbai International Airport.
There was also recognition for two partners from the India Group practice in particular. Gautam Narasimhan was described as “an excellent lawyer with a depth of experience in India who works hard, understands commercial objectives and puts the client first”, while Pallavi Gopinath-Aney was commended for her “top drawer international deal skills combined with a very in-depth and nuanced understanding of Indian regulations.”
Sanjeev Dhuna, Partner and Chair of the India Practice said: “We have been an integral part of the Indian legal market for over twenty years and have enjoyed many successes during that time. These rankings are recognition of the in-depth knowledge and expertise we have of the market. We look forward to continuing to help our clients on their most significant transactions.”