The firm has been named as one of the top 15 foreign law firms for India-related work by the IBLJ for its cross-disciplinary excellence.
A number of the firm’s notable transactions from the last year were highlighted, including advising the arrangers of the leveraged buyout of Mphasis by BCP Topco IX, a Singapore vehicle controlled by the Blackstone Group; advising Indian Railway Finance Corporation on its Reg S offering of USD500 million 3.57% notes due 2032; and representing BG and Reliance in multi-phased arbitration proceedings commenced under the UNCITRAL Rules against the Government of India relating to disputes exceeding USD5 billion arising out of two production sharing contracts, and also in related court proceedings.
The IBLJ also recognised the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives in India and recent collaboration with Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA). IDIA is a leading not-for-profit organisation that operates across India to provide financial and practical support to empower students from less advantaged and diverse communities in India to attend law school and qualify as lawyers. A&O is supporting IDIA by sponsoring internships for IDIA Scholars in its Singapore office, with a focus on dedicated mentoring for these students.