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foreign law firms

Numerous foreign law firms are active in the Indian market.
24 May 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) London-based India litigation head Nick Peacock, who had been with the firm for more than 20 years, has joined Bird & Bird and will head up its international arbitration team from London.

05 May 2021

Against the backdrop of Brexit and vaccine diplomacy the United Kingdom and India yesterday agreed to a deal to increase investments by $1.39bn and to work on a longer-term bilateral free trade deal between the countries (dubbed an “Enhanced Trade Partnership”), as widely reported.

26 April 2021

London-based international Magic Circle law firm Linklaters has elevated banking team managing associate Pathik Gandhi to partner.

25 March 2021

Clifford Chance Singapore capital markets and India group partner Rahul Guptan is set to join White & Case, according to two sources with knowledge of his move.

11 February 2021

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) has released a new framework for attracting legal services, including potentially foreign law firms, into the special economic zone (SEZ).

01 June 2020

The Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative has tied up with UK-international law firm giant Linklaters for financial support and some help in preparing training materials to allow students from non-traditional backgrounds - and potentially all others who may need it - to crack entrance exams such as the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

13 May 2020

London-headquartered international shipping and corporate law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted former Trilegal lawyer Dhruv Paul to its partnership, in a round of six promotions.

30 January 2020

Debevoise & Plimpton London-based associate Shashwat Patel has moved to London-headquartered corporate firm Simmons & Simmons as counsel and UK corporate head of its India group.

22 January 2020

Rahul Saha, an NUJS Kolkata 2008 graduate, has been promoted to partner at US-international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher in London.

06 January 2020

Jones Day has promoted 2007 NLSIU Bangalore graduate and former AZB & Partners associate Vinay Kurien to its partnership in Singapore, with effect from 1 January 2020.

18 November 2019

US-international firm Goodwin Procter Hong Kong-based private equity partner Abhishek Krishnan, who is a 2009 NLSIU Bangalore graduate and had joined the firm in 2015, was promoted to partnership at the US firm last month as part of a group of 33 new global partners.

30 July 2019

Gunderson Dettmer India and Southeast Asia head Ferish Patel - who had also headed its Singapore office - has joined the Hong Kong office of Cooley as a partner, according to the firm’s press release, with an aim to set up a Singapore office under him soon.

16 July 2019

US international law firm Milbank has hired NUJS Kolkata graduate Sarbajeet Nag as a partner in London from Allen & Overy (A&O), where he was a senior associate.

03 July 2019

Nalsar Hyderabad 2007 graduate Revathi Raghavan has joined Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in London from Allen & Overy, according to her Linked-in profile.

25 June 2019

US-headquartered international firm Perkins Coie’s India practice chair I Bobby Majumder has joined Reed Smith last month to co-lead its India practice (and he also opened its newly started Dallas office as co-managing partner, in what is part of an eight-partner, 16-lawyer raid on three Dallas offices).

01 June 2019

Debt capital markets lawyer Pallavi Gopinath Aney has left Baker & McKenzie Singapore to join Allen & Overy (A&O) as a partner, Bar & Bench has reported.

22 May 2019

Elite independent German law firm Hengeler Mueller India desk lawyer Abhijit Narayan (who had joined from J Sagar Associates (JSA) in 2012), has moved to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe as the head of its India desk and Middle East Desk in Germany.

02 April 2019

DLA Piper London-based India group member and legal director Joywin Mathew has been promoted to its partnership, in a promotion round of 77 lawyers across 43 different offices in 20 countries, according to DLA’s press release.