With the increasing foreign direct investment inflows, rapidly developing infrastructure and its emergence as an export manufacturing powerhouse, India is an important business and legal jurisdiction. Our India Practice is well positioned to assist clients in exploring the benefits of the growing Indian market. Specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate, hospitality-related investments and strategic alliances, we also assist outbound Indian clients to optimise their investments in overseas markets. We routinely act for Indian clients in their capital raising efforts as they list their securities, and other fund-raising activities, including structured products in foreign debt and equity capital markets. On the distressed investments side, our restructuring and insolvency expertise extends to having worked on two of the “Dirty Dozen” cases that were referred to the National Company Law Tribunal upon the enactment of the Indian Bankruptcy Code.

On the regulatory front, we have extensive experience in both government-led and internal investigations into white collar fraud, employee misconduct and data breach issues. We represent both corporate and individual clients in a wide range of cross-border governmental investigations and enforcement actions. Through our continued collaborations with leading Indian law firms, alongside having Indian qualified lawyers within our team, we possess deep insight into the cultural nuances that impact business practices in India. With a combination of legal expertise, cultural understanding and personalised attention, we are able to cater to the specific needs and expectations of our Indian clients and clients engaging with Indian counterparties.

Singapore continues to be a popular choice of seat for international arbitrations involving Indian parties. Our dispute resolution team frequently acts for clients in India-related arbitrations conducted both on an ad hoc basis and under all major arbitral institutional rules, including AIAC, DIAC, ICC, LCIA, MCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. Members  of our International Arbitration practice are often appointed as arbitrators in disputes involving Indian parties and/or governed by Indian law. With its deep and vast experience, our international arbitration team can devise the appropriate strategies and tools for the case at hand, engaging the available emergency interim relief available in international arbitration as well as court proceedings before the Indian courts. 

Our disputes team has also acted for and against Indian corporates, state, as well as state-owned entities and individuals, in disputes spanning different industry sectors in legal proceedings, including in court proceedings in Singapore (including before the Singapore International Commercial Court). The court proceedings include applications for interim relief, award challenges, enforcement and execution actions. Given the expansive knowledge and experience with disputes governed by Indian law and other foreign law, our team continues to contribute to the advancement of jurisprudence in Indian related cases.