Their lawyers are good at providing astute, well-balanced advice across a range of sectors.

Jimmy Contractor, Tata Limited

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Penningtons Manches Cooper's dedicated India group is recognised as an adviser of choice in the EMEA – India corridor. Our team's broad experience in India and in-depth understanding of the global transactional environment makes the India group an effective alternative to larger City law firms.

Understanding our clients’ cultures, needs and aims enables us to develop bespoke solutions to meet their business objectives and build lasting relationships. We have a project management approach led by a partner to assist both Indian corporates operating or looking to invest outside India and global corporates wishing to do business in India.

The India group can offer Indian nationals setting up in the UK a fully integrated service that includes immigration, employment, international private wealth and capital, international family law, international tax structuring, corporate, commercial and dispute resolution. This service is increasingly valued by corporates and HNW individuals alike.

We have built close relationships with a network of Indian law and accountancy firms and play a key role in the Multilaw India practice group giving us global coverage in more than 150 commercial centres around the world. This trusted presence on the ground ensures that we are best placed to prepare and assist our clients on an international basis.

We are actively involved in UK-India business events hosted by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and our lawyers make frequent visits to India to advise Indian companies on UK market entry strategies and international trade opportunities.

We offer expert advice on:

  • commercial issues including contracts, IP and IT
  • joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and entry/exit strategies
  • establishment of subsidiaries, businesses, group structures and AIM listings
  • onshore and offshore tax planning
  • business restructuring, acquisition finance and project finance
  • data protection and privacy
  • mediation, arbitration and litigation
  • business structure/shareholder disputes and M&A fallout
  • immigration including visas, work permits and employment
  • company secretarial services
  • international private wealth and capital
  • Anglo/Indian family law and international relocation of children

Recent work highlights

Cross-border acquisition for the Tata Group

Completing a complex $90 million cross-border acquisition for the international trading arm of the Tata conglomerate.

Alternative finance market investment

Advising Mumbai-based Wadhawan Global Capital, the family office of the Wadhawan Group of companies, on its first transaction on the UK alternative finance market, an investment of £33 million in leading UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa.

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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