Which are the most visible foreign firms in India? (Freshfields drops 8 in ranking, Davis Polk climbs 10)
Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie are the highest profile foreign law firms operating in India, according to the latest analysis of foreign law firms’ India businesses.
UK-headquartered magic circle firm Allen & Overy, which used to have a best friend relationship with Trilegal but gave up because it saw no prospect of the Indian legal market opening up, is set to open an office in Myanmar, which recently liberalised its economy, following Baker & McKenzie having announced an office in February and US firms Duane Morris and Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose opening in the traditionally protectionist Indian neighbour in late 2013, reported the American Lawyer (paywall).
Baker & McKenzie’s global India practice will be headed by the firm’s Singapore partner of 10 years Ashok K Lalwani effective this month, after David Jacobs, who was the India practice head since 2005, retired as the firm’s partner. Lalwani was already heading the firm’s Asia Pacific and US securities practice.
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Former Baker & McKenzie Singapore senior associate Siddharth Wahi joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) Gurgaon as an of counsel to advise on energy and infrastructure projects.
Khaitan & Co advised public sector undertaking Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) in its external commercial borrowing (ECB) of Rs 1,343 crore ($250m) from State Bank of India, Singapore which was advised by Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow and Dua Associates.
Former Baker & McKenzie Thailand senior associate Rupinder Malik has joined J Sagar Associates (JSA) as a retained partner in Gurgaon on 1 February 2012.
- Category: Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO)
- Published on Thu, 18 Jun '09, 20:34
- Written by Kian Ganz
Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has outsourced part of its legal work to 12 qualified Delhi lawyers, which has already saved the company $1m (Rs 5 crore) in little more than a month.