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India Group

DWF is a leading legal adviser to Indian companies, financial institutions and high net worth individuals and families. With decades of extensive expertise in guiding Indian clients in respect of outbound legal work, our team of experts and specialists empower both India-focused and India-based clients to attain their strategic objectives.

Why DWF?

Our India Group, consisting of over 95 lawyers from 9 countries, 15 practice areas and 9 sector groups, the largest India group of any international law firm located outside India. Our experienced India Group regularly advises clients on high profile and significant cross-border transactions, projects, disputes and regulatory work across Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. We have lawyers in several jurisdictions in multiple continents with experience working in India or on India related matters across several sector and practice groups. DWF was shortlisted for the award of “Legal Practice of the Year” at the 6th Annual UK-India Awards in 2024 based on the achievements of the DWF India Group.

We are one of the leading international law firms advising international clients and Indian clients on India-related matters. While we do not practice Indian law as per the country’s current regulatory framework, we have strong relationships with leading Indian law firms with whom we collaborate to provide a seamless service to our clients. Our India Group offers expertise across a wide spectrum of India-related matters. We have lawyers in several jurisdictions in multiple continents with experience working in India or on India related matters across several sector and practice groups.

How we can help you

We provide comprehensive legal services to our clients on India-related matters.  In particular, we advise international clients and Indian clients on:

We support Indian clients on their outbound activity and also multinational clients in respect of opportunities in the India market.  

Renowned experts with depth of market understanding

In recent decades, India has experienced robust growth to become an economic superpower and is positioned to emerge as the third-largest global economy by GDP in 2027. This significant growth has resulted in a significant upswing in foreign investment inflows and also a notable surge in Indian companies extending their operations beyond national borders. 

Navigating India-related matters presents distinctive challenges, demanding an in-depth comprehension of the intricate legal and regulatory framework. Addressing these challenges necessitates the guidance of seasoned legal advisors who not only grasp the nuances of the market but also possess meaningful connections with key economic stakeholders. 

Our longstanding experience of advising on India matters coupled with our embedded cultural insight and understanding, gives us a key advantage in addressing our clients’ concerns in any India-related transaction, project, dispute or regulatory matter. This combination of skills empowers us to think innovatively, alleviating our clients’ concerns while strategically advising and delivering high-quality support to facilitate the achievement of our clients’ commercial goals.  

Strong relationships across India

We have built strong relationships with several Indian corporates, financial institutions and high net worth individuals and families, and have helped navigate them through various international markets.  Our lawyers travel across India as part of their work.  They have spent time visiting our clients and learning more about their businesses and the wider Indian economy in general. As a result, several of them have remained our longstanding clients for decades. 

We also have built a strong India Group of partners and associates across the global offices of the firm including lawyers who originate from various different states of India, speak nine different Indian languages, and understand the richness and depth of Indian culture and markets. 

Our lawyers have developed strong profiles in the the India and Nepal markets having:

Our lawyers have carried out work to support local schools and charities in India.  They have also helped support Indian communities on both business and charity work in several of the locations where are offices are based.  Their work in this respect has been recognised by the India and UK Governments.

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