Trusted advisers for India
India is one of the most attractive investment destinations globally. With a consistent growth rate above 5 per cent., a growing middle class, an average population below the age of 35, and an increasingly liberalised investment ecosystem, it is expected that foreign investment in India will continue to flourish.
Our India Practice is well poised to be your trusted advisers whether you are investing in India, or involved in international arbitration and India-related disputes.
Our Firm has acted on numerous India-related matters across a variety of practice areas including cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, private equity, technology, litigation and international arbitration.
Working with leading Indian law firms and lawyers who have substantial and thorough knowledge of the country, we are able to advise on a wide range of legal issues in any sector. Our clients benefit greatly from the close and seamless collaboration we are able to achieve with lawyers in India and our ability to advise as a single legal team.
Recent examples of our work involving investments in India include advising Malaysian IHH Healthcare on its purchase of a controlling stake in Fortis Healthcare, an Indian hospital network which received “Honourable Mention” in Asian-Mena Counsel Deals of the Year 2018, and advising Indian Flipkart on its US$16 billion majority stake buyout by Walmart which won “Editor’s Choice Impact Deal of the Year” by Asialaw Regional Awards, “TMT Deal of the Year” by Asia Legal Awards and named Deal of the Year 2018 by Asian-Mena Counsel.
Highly experienced lawyers for India-related disputes
In recent years, Singapore has become the destination of choice when it comes to resolving India-related disputes, whether in international arbitration or court litigation. Our India Practice comprises dispute lawyers qualified in India with years of experience advising on Indian disputes and working at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), the premier international arbitration centre in Singapore.
Our team has years of experience acting for and against Indian parties in international arbitration in Singapore. The breadth and depth of our experience allows us to craft pre-dispute and post-dispute strategies taking into account unique features of the Indian legal system and Singapore arbitration, enabling us to achieve the best outcome for our clients.
Recent examples of our work on India-related international arbitrations include acting for a Singapore subsidiary of a South-east Asian healthcare provider against a group of Indian companies and individuals in a shareholders’ dispute at SIAC; representing a Singapore listed company in the education sector on a US$20 million SIAC arbitration against an Indian joint venture partner (including acting in SIAC emergency arbitrator proceedings and advising on related Indian litigation; representing an Indian film distribution company on an SIAC arbitration (including acting in SIAC emergency arbitrator proceedings) against a Singapore production company in respect of the Hollywood feature film ‘Hotel Mumbai’.
Our Firm successfully represented Kiri Industries Limited (“Kiri”), an Indian-listed manufacturer and exporter of a wide range of dyes and chemicals, in a minority oppression case. This was the first decision made by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) on minority oppression providing useful guidance on standards of corporate governance and director’s fiduciary duties in Singapore. Our Firm also successfully acted for Kiri, before an international bench of judges at the Court of Appeal.
A holistic cross-border experience
Our Firm regularly advises Indian corporates investing in Singapore and South-east Asia including advising Indian corporates on corporate structuring in Singapore and beyond, intellectual property issues, Indian interests in Myanmar, while also assisting them in navigating the regulatory environment in these jurisdictions.
Our familiarity with India and the needs of both international and Indian clientele allow us to offer a holistic service to assist those who seek to harness the unprecedented potential that the growth of India continues to present.