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Based on the collective views of in-house counsel and private practice lawyers in India. The following are the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms.

The International A-List is based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal. Biographies and contact details, where provided, are written by the lawyers themselves and have not been independently verified.

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Sheila-AhujaSheila Ahuja
Partner, India Group
Allen & Overy
Singapore

Pallavi-Gopinath-AneyPallavi Gopinath Aney
Partner
Allen & Overy
Singapore

Talat-M-AnsariTalat M Ansari
Partner, Chairman of India Practice
Kelley Drye
New York, US

Robert-AppelbaumRobert Appelbaum
Partner, Head of India practice
Webber Wentzel
Johannesburg, South Africa

Ulrich-BaeumerUlrich Baeumer
Co-head of India practice
Osborne Clarke
Cologne, Germany

Arun-BalasubramanianArun Balasubramanian
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Singapore and Hong Kong, China

Clive-BarnardClive Barnard
Partner, Member of India Group
Herbert Smith Freehills
London, UK

Jamie-BensonJamie Benson
Partner
Duane Morris & Selvam
Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 0030
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Capital markets
Jamie Benson is the head of Duane Morris & Selvam’s US securities law practice and India practice desk. He is one of the leading international legal counsel advising on securities offerings by Indian issuers, having worked on more than 60 deals by Indian issuers since 2004, including numerous deals that were awarded “deal of the year” by India Business Law Journal. Jamie is cited in IFLR 1000 2019 as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for Capital Markets: Debt and Capital Markets: Equity, M&A and listed by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019 as a recommended lawyer for Capital Markets (Foreign Firms) in Singapore and in India Foreign Firms category. He has more than 20 years’ experience practising as a lawyer and is currently based in Singapore, having previously worked in New York, Sydney and London. Jamie studied law at the University of Cambridge and received an LLM from the University of Virginia.

Manoj-BhargavaManoj Bhargava
Partner
Sidley Austin
Singapore

Sidharth-BhasinSidharth Bhasin
Partner
Shearman & Sterling
Singapore and Hong Kong, China

Gautam-BhattacharyyaGautam Bhattacharyya
Partner
Reed Smith
London, UK

Raja-BoseRaja Bose
Partner
K&L Gates Straits Law LLC
Singapore

Richard-BreenRichard Breen
Partner
William Fry
Dublin, Ireland

Geoffrey-BurgessGeoffrey Burgess
Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton
London, UK

David-CameronDavid Cameron
Partner, Co-Chair India Practice Group
Dorsey & Whitney
Hong Kong, China

Karun-CariappaKarun Cariappa
Partner, India practice
Morgan Lewis & Stamford
SingaporeTel: +65 6389 3006
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Capital markets, securities law, M&A, private equity
Karun Cariappa is recognized as a leading international capital markets practitioner. He advises on securities offerings across Asia with a particular focus on India. Karun advises corporate issuers, selling shareholders, and underwriters on initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, offers for sale, private placements, block trades, bond offerings, and bond restructurings.

Karun has advised on various landmark transactions including the first private placement of units by IndInfravit Trust, an infrastructure investment trust sponsored by L&T Infrastructure Projects Development Ltd; the first qualified institutional placement of equity shares out of India by Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited; and the first institutional placement programme out of India by Godrej Properties Limited.

Karun is the co-leader of Morgan Lewis’ India practice. Morgan Lewis is a global law firm with offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

David-CarpenterDavid Carpenter
Partner, Co-Head of India Practice
Mayer Brown
New York, US

Bill-CarrBill Carr
Partner, Head of India Practice
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
London, UK

Biswajit-ChatterjeeBiswajit Chatterjee
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs
Singapore and Dubai, UAE
Tel: +65 8157 6204 (Singapore); +971 56 188 1925 (Dubai); +91 8220 333 519 (India)
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Capital markets, corporate transactional (M&A and PE), corporate commercial, regulatory

Bis Chatterjee is a corporate partner and serves as co-chair India practice and leads the US securities laws practice focused on India, SE Asia and Middle East. Bis divides his time between Singapore and Dubai, and works closely with teams across SPB’s global footprint of 54 offices and 1,700 lawyers.

Bis focuses on equity and debt capital markets, corporate finance, M&A and PE transactions in SE Asia and Middle East. He has worked across industries, including technology, fintech, energy, financial services, defence, infrastructure, real estate, retail and hospitality clients. He also supports Indian clients and conglomerates growing their global operations on commercial matters, as well as corporate and employment issues. Bis has also worked on a range of regulatory issues, including economic sanctions, government procurement, white collar investigations, corporate governance issues and other regulatory disputes.

Bis is highly ranked by Chambers & Partners, IFLR, Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and other legal directories. Chambers Global has consistently (2010 – 2019) ranked him a highly regarded lawyer and confirm client testimonials that include “very professional and extremely thorough”, “solution oriented”, “extremely knowledgeable about India and Indian client requirements”, and a “tough negotiator” who offers clients “incredible personal attention”.

Under his stewardship SPB has been top-ranked for equity offerings in India by Bloomberg (2018), Thomson Reuters (2018) and Prime Database (2016 – 2018) league tables; and was recognized as India Desk of the Year (2017) by Thomson Reuters IDEX awards; and as International Law Firm of the Year (2019) and International Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year (2017) by Legal Era.

Bis has worked on a number of landmark transactions, including on the US$4 billion Government of Indonesia MTN, US$2.3 billion SBI QIP, US$3.4 billion Coal India IPO, US$1.2 billion PFC FPO, US$1.3 billion SBI Life Insurance IPO, US$1.5 billion New India Assurance IPO, US$160 million Fairfax acquisition of Indonesian insurer, US$615 million NALCO OFS, US$250 million PFC OFS, US$1.1 billion Power Grid FPO, and the US$340 million Equitas Finance IPO. 11 of his transactions have been selected as Deal of the Year transactions in the last four years by India Business Law Journal.

Rohit-ChaudhryRohit Chaudhry
Partner
Kirkland & Ellis
Washington DC, US

George-CyriacGeorge Cyriac
Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Singapore

Paul-de-BernierPaul de Bernier
Partner, Co-Head India Practice
Mayer Brown
Los Angeles and Palo Alto, US

Valerie-DemontValérie Demont
Partner
Sheppard Mullin
New York, US

Sanjiv-DhunaSanjeev Dhuna
Partner, Chair of India Practice
Allen & Overy
London, UK

Arvind-DixitArvind Dixit
Partner, Co-Head India Desk
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Melbourne, Australia

Rustam-DubashRustam Dubash
Partner, Head of India Group
Penningtons Manches
London, UK

Rajeev-DuggalRajeev Duggal
Partner
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Singapore

Mike-DugganMike Duggan
Partner – Head of Corporate London
& Head of India Business Group
Addleshaw Goddard
London, UK
Tel: +44 207 880 5804
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Corporate (includes public and private M&A, ECM and private equity); international disputes (litigation and arbitration); international real estate; and finance (includes banking, aviation and asset finance)
Mike Duggan is a senior corporate partner at Addleshaw Goddard with nearly 25 years’ expertise from undertaking a broad range of UK and cross-border transactional work. Mike heads up Addleshaw Goddard’s India Business Group and has deep experience from working with the Indian business community for the last 15 years.

Mike and his India team provide practical advice on all legal issues relevant to Indian companies and promoters; from establishing overseas operations, acquiring businesses or establishing joint ventures, raising international finance (listings, private equity or bank finance), mitigating risk in business practices, to successfully resolving complex and high value disputes.

Supported by teams in London, Singapore and Dubai, Mike has advised leading Indian companies such as JSW Group, Tata Chemicals, Apollo Tyres, Cipla, ICICI Bank and State Bank of India, as well as numerous international businesses looking to the Indian market to support their growth strategies.

Clifford-FeligClifford Felig
Partner
Meitar
Tel Aviv, Israel

Parveet-GandoakParveet Gandoak
Partner
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Singapore

Sarjit-Singh-GillSarjit Singh Gill
Senior Partner
Shook Lin & Bok
Singapore

Peter-GoldsmithPeter Goldsmith
Partner, Chair of Asian and European Litigation, Debevoise & Plimpton
London, UK

James-GrandolfoJames Grandolfo
Partner
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Hong Kong, China

Richard-GubbinsRichard Gubbins
Partner
Ashurst
London, UK

Nipun-GuptaNipun Gupta
Consultant
Bird & Bird
London, UK

Rajiv-GuptaRajiv Gupta
Partner
Latham & Watkins
Singapore

Rahul-GuptanRahul Guptan
Partner
Clifford Chance
Singapore

Simon-HallSimon Hall
Partner
Slaughter and May
London, UK

Sunny-HandaSunny Handa
Partner, Co-head India Practice
Blakes
Montréal, Canada

Savi-HebburSavi Hebbur
Partner, Head India Corporate Offering
Linklaters
London, UK

Ranbir-HunjanRanbir Hunjan
Partner
Clifford Chance
London, UK

Martin-ImhoffMartin Imhof
Partner
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dusseldorf, Germany
Tel: +49 211 600 55-246
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, private equity/venture capital, commercial, cross-border transactions
Martin Imhof is a partner and head of India desk at the German law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. He regularly represents strategic and financial investors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and investments, and in the structuring of international joint ventures. He advises Indian enterprises investing in Germany and coordinates outbound work for German clients.

Additionally, Martin advises in general corporate and commercial matters, including international supply.

Martin is recommended in M&A by the German business journal WirtschaftsWoche (2016). The Legal 500 Germany 2019 named him for Trade and Distribution. Chambers Global 2016 recognised his India-related M&A expertise.

India Business Law Journal (2018) quotes clients saying “‘Martin Imhof successfully matched our interests with the needs of Indian, German and international company law.’ ‘We largely benefited from his pronounced intercultural competence’;” and others confirming he “offers ‘great technical expertise and provides extremely reliable and practical advice’ and has ‘a deep understanding of India as a jurisdiction’.”

Naomi-IshikawaNaomi Ishikawa
Partner
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy
Singapore

Narayan-IyerNarayan Iyer
Parter, Head of India Practice
Linklaters
London, UK

Sushil-JacobSushil Jacob
Partner,
Linklaters
London, UK

Abhimanyu-JalanAbhimanyu Jalan
Partner
Clyde & Co
Dubai, UAE

Philip-JeyaretnamPhilip Jeyaretnam
Global Vice-Chair and ASEAN CEO
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Singapore

Sushma-JobanputraSushma Jobanputra
Partner
Jones Day
Singapore

Sunil-KakkadSunil Kakkad
Partner, Head of India Group and Corporate
Gowling WLG
London, UK

Rahul-KapoorRahul Kapoor
Partner, Leader of India Iniative
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Palo Alto, US
Tel: +1 650 843 7580
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Technology transactions, life science transactions, intellectual property, M&A
With a focus on global commercial, intellectual property, and technology transactions, Rahul Kapoor advises clients on strategic alliances, joint ventures, and corporate partnering transactions in the technology and life science industries including a focus on India. He handles patent licensing, supply and distribution agreements, spinoffs and core technology licenses. Rahul also advises clients on IP due diligence issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and corporate financings.

Rahul is the co-leader of the India initiative and co-leader of the Technology initiative at Morgan Lewis. He is also the local practice group leader of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco corporate and business transactions practice. In addition to practicing law, Rahul taught an IP strategy class for 10 years at UC Berkeley School of Law. Morgan Lewis is a global law firm with offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Raj-KariaRaj Karia
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright
London, UK

Ankit-KashyapAnkit Kashyap
Partner
Sidley Austin
Singapore

Amit-KatariaAmit Kataria
Partner
Morrison & Foerster
Hong Kong, China
Tel: +852 2585 0888
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Corporate/M&A, private equity
Amit Kataria is a partner of Morrison & Foerster. New York-trained, he has extensive experience advising on M&A transactions, PE investments, securities offerings and on a broad range of transactional and corporate advisory matters. He represents corporates, financial sponsors and their portfolio companies in US domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a wide range of industries, including financial services, technology, biotech, hospitality, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, real estate and pharmaceuticals.

Amit focuses on advising regional and international strategic acquirers and financial investors in connection with global cross-border transactions involving the US, China, South Korea, India, rest of South Asia and Southeast Asia. He has also regularly advised clients on various litigation, internal investigation, and enforcement matters related to India.

Amit has been named as a Dealmaker of the Year by multiple publications. He has also been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading lawyer for India corporate and M&A work.

Srinivas-KaushikSrinivas Kaushik
Partner, Senior on India Group
Kirkland & Ellis
New York, US

Sachin-KerurSachin Kerur
Partner, Head of Middle East Offices
Reed Smith
Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ryo-KotouraRyo Kotoura
Partner
Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune
Tokyo, Japan

Karthik-KumarKarthik Kumar
Partner
Jones Day
Singapore
Tel: +65 6233 5980
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Projects and infrastructure, renewable energy, banking & finance, M&A
Karthik Kumar has acted on major infrastructure projects, M&A and financing transactions in the Asia Pacific region since 2003. Karthik acts for a wide variety of clients including developers, sponsors, borrowers, and financial institutions on a range of infrastructure related projects and financing transactions with a focus on the renewable energy sector.

He is highly regarded for his in-depth regulatory knowledge and significant transactional experience in South East Asia particularly in India. He recently advised UPL Limited in connection with its US$4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta Lifescience Inc.

Karthik is recognized as a notable lawyer in leading directories including Chambers Global (2019), Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019), IFLR 1000 (2019) and The Legal 500 (2019) in the areas of energy, projects and infrastructure and banking and finance. Quoting Kumar’s client, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019) described him as a lawyer “with solid business acumen when married with this legal advice provides effective solutions for us to address complex problems.”

Ashok-LalwaniAshok Lalwani
Principal
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow
Singapore

Laurence-LiebermanLaurence Lieberman
Partner, UK Head of India Group
Taylor Wessing
London, UK
Tel: +44 207 300 4869
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Life sciences disputes; white collar crime investigations and defence; contentious banking and financial services; technology and telecommunications
Laurence Lieberman is a partner in the disputes & investigations team at Taylor Wessing in London. Laurence is the Head of Taylor Wessing’s India Group, acting for a range of Indian companies, from startups to multinationals, on international arbitration, commercial court litigation, white collar investigations and regulatory compliance. He has been doing business in India for over a decade. He most recently advised Ola Cabs on its UK launch, and advises several Indian pharmaceutical and technology companies.

Laurence advises banks, funds, other financial institutions and high net worth individuals on disputes involving structured products, spread betting and CFDs, securitisations, trade finance, complex lending enforcement, derivatives and financial frauds. He advises on FCA investigations into banks, including acting for senior executives of banks on whistle blowing, FX and anti-trust matters.

Laurence acts for pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotech companies, on supplier/distributor disputes, disputes concerning GMP compliance and other regulatory issues, licencing and royalty disputes, and disputes involving exploitation of medicines into new markets.

Bobby-MajumderBobby Majumder
Dallas Office Managing Partner
Reed Smith
Dallas, US

Alexander-McMynAlexander McMyn
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Singapore

Alan-MontgomeryAlan Montgomery
Partner, Member of India Group
Herbert Smith Freehills
London, UK

Vikram-NairVikram Nair
Partner, Head of India
Rajah & Tann
Singapore

Deepak-NambiarDeepak Nambiar
Partner
Kelley Drye
New York, US

Gautam-NarasimhanGautam Narasimhan
Partner, India Group
Allen & Overy
Singapore

Nandan-NelivigiNandan Nelivigi
Partner & India Chair
White & Case
New York, US

Samuel-NewhouseSamuel Newhouse
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
London, UK

Meraj-NoorMeraj Noor
Senior Associate
DLA Piper
Singapore

Chris-ParsonsChris Parsons
Partner, Chair of India Practice
Herbert Smith Freehills
London, UK

Nimi-PatelNimi Patel
Director of India Practice
Squire Patton Boggs
London, UK

Rahu- PatelRahul Patel
Partner
King & Spalding
Atlanta, US

Jai-PathakJai Pathak
Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Singapore

Dhruv-PaulDhruv Paul
Senior Associate
Watson Farley & Williams
Dubai, UAE

Nicholas-PeacockNicholas Peacock
Partner and Head of India Arbitration
Herbert Smith Freehills
London, UK

Sherina-PetitSherina Petit
Partner and Head of India practice
Norton Rose Fulbright
London, UK
Tel: +44 20 7444 5573
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: International arbitration; investor state dispute resolution; alternative dispute resolution; litigation
Sherina Petit is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in London and heads the international arbitration practice across Asia, Europe and Middle East. She also heads the firm’s India practice. Besides arbitration she has significant experience in investor state disputes resolution, alternative dispute resolutions (ADR), litigation and regulatory investigations. In addition to acting as counsel in arbitrations, she regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Sherina has a wide range of experience in all key aspects of international arbitration across a broad range of industries including energy, construction, oil and gas, trade, transport, pharmaceuticals, commodities, finance and technology.

Sherina is the chairperson of the European Federation of Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) and is on the LCIA Board of Directors. She is also part of the ICC Indian Arbitration Group, the SIAC Users Council, the SIAC Users Council’s Regional/National Committee for the United Kingdom and the Kuala Lumpur Court of Arbitration. Sherina is also on the Steering Committee of the Pledge for Equal Representation for Women in Arbitration.

Sherina has received multiple awards:

  • Featured as an expert in Expert Guides’ 2018 edition of the Commercial Arbitration Guide.
  • Client Choice Awards for the UK in the Arbitration & ADR category in 2017 and 2018 (as voted for by corporate counsel).
  • Featured in the Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders in Arbitration for both 2017 and 2018, noting her as “a prominent name in the arbitration market … widely endorsed for her extensive experience in energy and infrastructure disputes”.
  • Featured in the Acritas Stars database for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Sherina is ranked in several leading directories including:

  • Legal 500 describes Sherina as “pugnacious strategist and a great mind to have on clients’ teams” and “very receptive to her clients’ needs”.
  • Chambers & Partners UK calls her “technically excellent as well as being a delight to work with”.

Sherina qualified as an Advocate in India whilst working at a leading law firm in Mumbai (non-practising) and completed her Master of Laws at King’s College London. She obtained her England and Wales qualification while training at Linklaters in London and subsequently spent six years as an associate in the international arbitration team at Shearman & Sterling in the London office before joining Norton Rose Fulbright.

Prakash-PillaiPrakash Pillai
Partner
Clyde & Co
Singapore

Leena-PinslerLeena Pinsler
Consultant
Drew & Napier
Singapore

Manoj-PunditManoj Pundit
Partner, Head of India
Borden Ladner Gervais
Toronto, Canada

Yash-RanaYash Rana
Partner, Chair of Asia Practice
Goodwin Procter
Hong Kong, China

Dipen-SabharwalDipen Sabharwal
Partner
White & Case
London, UK

Kayal-SachiKayal Sachi
Partner
Mayer Brown
Singapore

Raj-SahniRaj Sahni
Partner, Chair India Committee
Bennett Jones
Toronto, Canada

Tihir-SarkarTihir Sarkar
Partner, M&A
Cleary Gottlieb
London, UK
Tel: +44 20 7614 2205
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: Mergers & acquisitions, private equity, restructuring transactions and sovereign wealth funds
Tihir Sarkar is a recognized expert acting for major multi-nationals with respect to their foreign direct investment into India. Tihir has particular expertise within the natural resources and the technology, media and communications sectors. Tihir has a long history of working for clients in India and the wider Asia-Pacific area, with clients, including American Express, Coca-Cola and Arcelor Mittal regularly turning to him for advice.

Tihir’s expertise has been recognized by a number of leading publications and directories; Chambers UK and Legal 500 noted his corporate/M&A high-end capability, emerging markets and Asia-Pacific expertise, as well as India corporate/M&A and private equity work. He is an editor of Cleary Gottlieb’s widely read Emerging Markets Restructuring Journal. The Lawyer and Legal Business have previously identified him their “Hot 100″ and as a “Star of the Future” respectively.

Ernst-Markus-SchuberthErnst-Markus Schuberth
Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A Group
CMS
Dusseldorf, Germany

Kamal-ShahKamal Shah
Partner, Head of India and Africa Practices
Stephenson Harwood
London, UK

Daniel-SharmaDaniel Sharma
Partner, Co-Head of India Practice
DLA Piper,
Frankfurt, Germany

Sunil-ShethSunil Sheth
Partner
Fladgate
London, UK

Nish-ShettyNish Shetty
Partner
Clifford Chance
Singapore

Aditya-ShroffAditya Shroff
Counsel
Linklaters
Dubai, UAE

Amit-SinghAmit Singh
Partner
Linklaters
Singapore

Parmjit-SinghParmjit Singh
Partner, Chairman of India Practice
Eversheds Sutherland
London, UK

Ragi-SinghRagi Singh
Director, Head of India Team and Automotive Manufacturing Team
Gowling WLG
London, UK

Sivi-SivanesanSivi Sivanesan
Senior Partner
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
Singapore

Siddhartha-SivaramakrishnanSiddhartha Sivaramakrishnan
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Singapore

Michael-SturrockMichael Sturrock
Partner
Latham & Watkins
Singapore

Divya-ThakurDivya Thakur
Senior Counsel
Akin Gump
London, UK

Ralph-VoltmerRalph Voltmer
Partner, Head of India Practice
Covington & Burling
Washington DC, US
Tel: +1 202 662 5479
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: M&A; joint ventures; corporate & commercial; private equity & finance
Ralph Voltmer is chair of Covington’s India Practice and a partner in the firm’s corporate group. Ralph has been active in India for almost 20 years working with companies such as Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Balkrishna Industries, Piramal Enterprises, UPL, Mindtree, the Aditya Birla Group, the Tata Group, and OmniActive Health Technologies. He advises clients on cross-border and U.S. domestic transactions. He has advised clients on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and debt financings. Ralph is also actively involved in the entrepreneur community in Bengaluru and hosts quarterly workshops for entrepreneurs.

Some of Ralph’s representative India-related matters include:

  • Represented Reliance Industries Limited in its acquisition of Radisys Corporation (Nasdaq: RSYS), a US publicly listed company, for US$1.72 per share in cash, which transaction involved obtaining the timely approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
  • Representing Reliance Industries Limited in connection with the combination of its digital music business, JioMusic, with Saavn Media, a leading global music app, in connection with which Reliance made an up-front investment of US$124 million and made a commitment for an additional equity investment of US$80 million, all of which resulted in Reliance having a controlling interest in the combined entity, which is valued in excess of US$1 billion.
  • Representing Piramal Critical Care, Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited, on its acquisition of an Abbreviated New Drug Application relating to Levothyroxine Sodium for Injection and related assets from Fera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Fera Development, LLC, and Oakwood Laboratories, LLC, and the negotiation of a Manufacturing Supply Agreement with Oakwood Laboratories, LLC.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc on its acquisition of (i) July Systems, Inc, a privately-held company headquartered in Burlingame, California with offices in Bengaluru, India; and (ii) 47Line Technologies, Inc d/b/a Cmpute.IO, a Delaware corporation together with its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary.

Ralph received his law degree from Georgetown University. He has a Master’s degree from the University of California, Riverside and obtained his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College.

Nilufer-von-BismarckNilufer von Bismarck
Partner
Slaughter and May
London, UK

Pallavi-WahiPallavi Wahi
Partner, Co-Head India Practice
K&L Gates
Seattle, US

Francis-XavierFrancis Xavier
Regional Head, Dispute Resolution
Rajah & Tann
Singapore
Tel: + 65 6232 0551
Email: [email protected]
Key practice areas: International arbitration, treaty arbitration, commercial litigation, banking & finance disputes
Francis was appointed senior counsel in January 2009 and practices international commercial and treaty arbitration and litigation.

Francis is recognised as a leading lawyer by AsiaLaw Profiles (2017, 2018); Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2014-2018); Ranked Lawyers Chambers Global (2016-2018, 2019); Dispute Resolution Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016-2018); Labour & Employment; Who’s Who Legal (2016, 2018, 2019); Best Lawyer in Litigation Practice, Best Lawyers International (2015-2017); Asia Law Leading Lawyers (2009); Global Arbitration Review (2010); Best Litigation Lawyers in Singapore (2013) and as a leading employment lawyer – Chambers Asia Pacific (2014). Francis was recently recognized by Asia Business Law Journal in 2018 as Singapore’s top 100 lawyers and is the winner of a Business Excellence Awards (2019) issued by Corporate Insider, the Gateway to the World of Business and named Disputes resolution star by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2019).

He is a chartered arbitrator and the immediate past chairman of the Singapore branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He is also president-elect of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the vice president, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

He is the general editor of two major publications – Civil Litigation in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell, 2017) and Arbitration in Singapore: A Practical Guide (2nd Edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2018). He is a member of the Rules Committee, Singapore Academy of Law.

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