Allen & Overy announces new leadership for India Group
25 May 2021
Sheila leads the India arbitration practice and also has extensive experience in other jurisdictions, including Singapore, Hong Kong, England and Wales and Southeast Asia. Pallavi leads the India capital markets practice and has several years’ experience advising clients on a wide range of debt, equity and liability management transactions in India and Southeast Asia.
Described as the “undisputed leader” for complex, high-value transactions with an Indian element, the India Group was named “India Practice of the Year” at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2021, retained its position as a Tier 1 Foreign Firm in India by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 and was awarded three Deal of the Year awards by India Business Law Journal.
Commenting on the new leadership team, Sheila Ahuja said: “We are proud to be fronting a diverse and successful group in the form of Allen & Overy’s India Group and look forward to leading it with a new perspective.”
Pallavi Gopinath Aney added: “Our core focus will be to provide our clients with a combination of quality legal services and innovative solutions against the backdrop of our lawyers’ deep-rooted understanding of India.”
Sheila and Pallavi’s expertise and knowledge of the Indian market makes them two of the top India-focused lawyers. They offer complementary skills with their respective disputes and transactional focused backgrounds and will together build on an already highly successful India practice.
Wim Dejonghe, A&O Senior Partner