India Practice

Latham’s multilingual and multidisciplinary India team advises local and international clients on the largest and most influential transactions and financings, as well as complex, high-value disputes.

Why Latham

We are one of the largest and most experienced international law firms advising Indian clients and international clients on India-related matters. With more than 50 lawyers based in Latham offices around the globe, our India Practice advises clients on a broad range of India-related matters and transactions governed by Singapore, English, and US law. Our team draws on a longstanding history working with leading Indian law firms, complementary knowledge of Indian regulations and key market players, and cultural insight to provide effective, commercial and solutions-oriented advice on high-stakes matters and landmark transactions across the subcontinent.

We leverage our global platform to guide clients on cross-border M&A transactions, equity and debt capital markets offerings, restructurings, bank finance, asset management, regulatory/compliance and international arbitration and disputes. We focus on serving India’s most dynamic and high-growth sectors, bringing particular experience in energy and infrastructure, fintech and financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology, and industrial manufacturing. By advising on many of the landmark transactions in such sectors, we bring clients a deep understanding of the commercial and regulatory dynamics at play.

We guide many of the most significant M&A, joint venture, venture capital, and private equity transactions in India. We also advise on US and domestic IPOs of Indian companies, high-yield debt offerings, and high-value inbound investments. Because of our outstanding record of advising on market-shaping transactions, the Latham team has earned an unprecedented place on the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI’s) committee to develop a framework for listing Indian companies abroad and listing foreign companies in India. So Latham plays a significant role in shaping India’s emerging 144A IPO and equity offerings market, as well as the high-yield structured bond market.

One Asia

Lauded as the “Most Innovative Firm in the Asia-Pacific” by the Financial Times, our diverse Asia team connects clients in the financial services, infrastructure, energy, media, and technology industries to world-class legal services in the region and to the full complement of Latham lawyers around the globe.

Our Experience


Awards & Rankings

  • Firm Named India Practice of the Year - May 12, 2020
  • Latham Ranked a Top-4 Foreign Firm India Practice - December 18, 2019
  • Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 2018
  • Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year - May 15, 2018
  • Asia Offices Commended for Innovative Deal Strategies - June 06, 2017

"Market-leading group with involvement in a variety of high-profile transactions, including IPOs, senior secured debt issuances and block trades. Acts on cross-border deals, representing both domestic and international issuers and underwriters, and gains plaudits for its high-yield bond capabilities."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Media Coverage

Capital Markets IPO-QIP Report


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Thought Leadership

The Singapore-India Joint Venture: Truly SymbioticDevelopments in the Asian Capital MarketsNew Limits on Foreign Tax Credits