An experienced legal partner to navigate one of the world’s fastest growing economies


Addleshaw Goddard has a long history of supporting business in India, which is a vital current and future market for many of our clients.

The next few years represent a crucial window of economic opportunity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to secure India’s position in the global market. In the meantime, the world will be keeping watch on crucial issues, such as whether improvements to India's hard infrastructure can match technological and industrial progress, how to satisfy an increasing energy demand but with an improved environmental approach, and how more interaction in the global marketplace will impact Indian business practices.

Our clear commitment to developing long-term working relationships, coupled with strong business experience in this exciting market, means that we have the credentials to support clients wishing to expand into India.

Our India Business Group

Our dedicated India Business Group provides practical advice on all legal issues relevant to Indian companies and promoters, including:

  • Establishing overseas operations
  • Acquiring businesses or establishing joint ventures
  • Raising international finance e.g. listings, private equity and bank finance
  • Mitigating risk in business practices
  • Trust and estate planning for family offices and promoters
  • Resolving complex and high value disputes

As well as assisting with outbound investment from Indian businesses looking to expand overseas, we also provide practical legal advice to our UK, European and international clients looking to the Indian market to support their strategy.

Key members of the India Business Group regularly travel to the country and have developed strong relationships with the best local firms and intermediaries there. As active members of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and other leading networks, AG is able to offer expertise to support and promote UK business links with India.

Our team blends jurisdiction experience and access to a full range of relevant legal services with an affinity and enthusiasm for working with India’s legal and business community.

Delivering value

AG offers its clients and professional partners highly competitive hourly charge-out rates. However, based on our experience of working with Indian clients and projects, it is our belief that hourly rates alone don’t always offer the best value for money or necessarily suit clients' requirements. We have therefore developed some alternative pricing models which we believe offer our clients better value and provide increased cost certainty.

Key contacts

Meet the team
Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
London

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Jamie Harrison

Jamie Harrison

Head of Singapore Office, International Arbitration
Partner, Hong Kong (non-resident)

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