Bird & Bird has successfully built an experienced team that has been providing a seamless service across Europe and Asia for Indian companies looking at global acquisition opportunities and fund raising exercises outside of India for a number of years. It includes lawyers who are listed by the major directories as experts in the Indian market who are based abroad, and lawyers who are dual qualified in India and the UK.
Our expertise includes not only commercial and corporate transactions, but also disputes, intellectual property, portfolio management, employment and data protection, across numerous sectors including automotive, aviation, communications, electronics, energy and utilities, financial services, food, information technology, life science, media, sports and trade and customs.
We’ve built close relationships with local firms and also advise international clients who are looking to invest in Indian business, with the support of local law firms, with whom we have built close relationships.
Our India Strategy Group, co-headed by Simon Fielder, Partner and Nipun Gupta, and its lawyers has helped clients acquire multi-million dollar businesses. The team has been praised for its “tenacity” and “willingness to go that extra mile”.
For more information about our India practice, please contact Simon Fielder or Nipun Gupta.
Recent highlights of work
We have helped:
> numerous Indian companies on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions in Europe, including:
> assisting Indofil Industries Limited on the pan European acquisition of the Dithane fungicidal business of Dow AgroSciences LLC, through a competitive auction process
> advising on a bid to acquire a petrochemicals business based in Malaysia
> advising an Indian-focused private equity fund on raising a Mauritius based private equity fund for the purpose of investing in India or companies with an interest in India.
> global technology consulting company, Infosys, as the main European legal service provider for numerous commercial matters and provide advice on data protection, employment and contract law
> a major international media company on Indian data protection issues relating to a new website
> a leading global refrigeration group on acquisition of a refrigeration manufacturer across nine subsidiaries in Europe, India, Asia and Australia and worked with local counsel in India
> a global social media games company on numerous gaming and IT issues in India
> a global fashion brand on issues concerning the collection Indian customer data
> a European-based online meal ordering site on a US$10 million joint venture with Bangalore-based Achindra Online Marketing Private Limited, which operates the online food delivery and restaurant listings website Hungryzone.com in India
> the ICICI Bank with English law aspects of a successful US$ 790 million financing provided to Essar Power Jharkhand Limited (part of the Essar Group)
> Indian software company, Applied Research (specialists in simulation training software for the maritime sector) on the IP licensing agreements of their unique boat navigation technology, which will enable to them expand their business in Europ
> leading vaccine producer, The Serum Institute of India to achieve an exclusive agreement (over 27 other bidders) to buy the Dutch Government’s vaccine production facilities.
“Deal of the year.”
India Business Law Journal 2012 for the Essar Power Jharkhand finance work
Finalist - for advice given to Indofil Industries Limited in connection with the pan-European acquisition of the Dithane fungicidal business of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
International M&A Advisor 2012 awards
One of the 15 international law firms named as ‘significant players.
India Business Law Journal, June 2012
Infrastructure and project finance deal of the year.
India Business Law Journal 2011 for ICICI Bank’s funding for Essar Power
“Our team is very impressed by the tenacity brought into the discussions and the willingness to go that extra mile.”
An Indian client