Squire Patton Boggs has been named one of the top 12 Foreign Law Firms for India Work by India Business Law Journal in its annual rankings that recognize the India-related achievements and activities of law firms around the world. The report draws on analysis of more than 600 law firms from every continent that have recorded transactions or cases with an India connection over the past year, taking views from in house and external counsel, and private law firms in India.
The report notes: Squire Patton Boggs keeps its place in the top 12 after another successful year on big-ticket transactions for Indian clients. Last year, the firm advised Raksha Energy Holdings on its successful takeover of AIM-listed Guernsey company Mytrah Energy for US$100 million, one of India Business Law Journal’s 2018 Deals of the Year. It also acted for the brokers on Coal India’s US$750 million offer for sale; NIIT Technologies on its acquisition of 100% stake in RuleTek; Venky’s London on share subscriptions in Blackburn Rovers Football Club, and Axis Capital on a US$200 million rights Issue by Max Ventures.”
Biswajit Chatterjee, Corporate partner and co-head of the firm’s India Practice, commented: “We are pleased to have been recognised again as one of the leading firms for India work, a reputation which is built on our ability to assist Indian clients globally on legal, public policy and regulatory matters, together with our involvement on landmark transactions, which, we believe, sets us apart from other international firms.”
The Squire Patton Boggs India Practice advises corporate clients, financial institutions, investment banks, private equity firms and other India-based and international clients on a wide range of India-related transactions. With more than 50 lawyers globally and dedicated team members in key locations, including Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Shanghai and Perth, the practice can help clients across a range of industry sectors, including energy and natural resources, infrastructure, technology, media and communications, manufacturing, banking, life sciences and real estate, successfully execute India inbound and outbound investment from all major markets. The firm also advises India-based clients on their global operations, including corporate governance, employment and immigration, government relations and intellectual property, as well as complex international compliance and regulatory issues.
The firm’s India Practice is the recipient of numerous awards, including International Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Era Indian Legal Awards 2018-2019, one of the Top 12 Foreign Law Firms for India Work in 2018 by India Business Law Journal and Best India Desk of the Year in 2017 by Thomson Reuters Idex Legal awards.