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Harsh Pais to join A&O in London to head India Corporate practice

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Allen & Overy has announced that Indian corporate M&A expert Harsh Pais will be joining in London as a partner to lead its India Corporate practice. Harsh is a recognised market-leader in Indian corporate M&A and has previously worked in India and New York.

Harsh has a wealth of expertise advising multinational corporations and private equity funds investing into India. He has experience across sectors, with a particular focus on energy, technology and financial services. Harsh’s role at A&O will see him based in London, working as part of A&O’s highly regarded India Group.

The India Group has market-leading practices in various areas, including M&A, banking, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets and arbitration. It comprises over 100 partners and associates across the firm’s global network, including in London, Singapore, Dubai, New York and Silicon Valley.

Commenting on the appointment, co-head of global Corporate David Broadley said: “Harsh has an outstanding reputation for advising major players focused on India. As the world’s second fastest growing major economy, in the last three years India has attracted USD159 billion of inbound investment. As a market of increasing focus for clients, India is an important part of our global strategy and a hire of Harsh’s calibre and pedigree is key to us realising our ambitions there. His insight on this exciting and dynamic market will be invaluable to our global team and international clients.”

Harsh Pais added: “A&O’s international reach and reputation is unparalleled and its global platform provides a unique opportunity for me to bring my experience to bear for international clients investing in India, as well as for Indian corporates looking outbound.”

More information on A&O’s India Group can be found here.