India’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to a surge in incoming foreign investment and an even sharper increase in Indian companies expanding their operations overseas.
This dynamic environment calls for a new approach to providing expert legal advice and support to companies with global growth ambitions. Clients need help to complete complex cross-border deals and resolve difficult commercial disputes, backed by access to trusted legal services on the ground in India itself. Allen & Overy has been quick to respond.
Our India Group is made up of some 100 partners and associates - India specialists drawn from across our international network of offices, particularly Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and New York, who have a long track record of working on India-related matters.
These lawyers cover the full range of practice areas in which A&O excels, including foreign direct investment, M&A, banking, capital markets, litigation, arbitration and employment, and also the full range of business sectors, including energy, infrastructure, mining, financial institutions, private equity, insurance, telecoms, media and technology, real estate and life sciences. They are ideally placed to act as leading international counsel on transformational, cross-border deals.
Our India expertise has resulted in us playing a lead role in many high-profile deals and disputes in recent years, acting for some of India's most prestigious companies and financial institutions. We've also been leading advisers to some of the biggest inward investors into India.
Regulation prohibits us from practising Indian law ourselves or from having our own office in India, but we enjoy good working relationships with the leading Indian law firms which allows us to provide a seamless and full range of legal services to clients, helping them grow both within India and across the world.
News & insights
News: 19 AUGUST 2020
Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised Suzlon Energy Limited (Suzlon) on the restructuring of its USD546,916,000 step-up convertible bonds due 2019 (the Bonds).Read more
News: 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).Read more
Publications: 29 MAY 2020
The Delhi High Court has held that the choice of certain institutional arbitration rules could potentially disentitle parties to foreign-seated arbitrations from approaching the Indian courts for…Read more
Publications: 13 NOVEMBER 2019
2020 expected to be a spotlight year for ASEAN and South Asia Debt Capital MarketsRead more
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