What the team is known for
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton offers a respected practice with a longstanding reputation as corporate counsel on sales and joint ventures. Noted for a significant practice assisting private equity funds and non-bank finance entities with investments into a number of sectors in India, including healthcare and technology. Maintains a prestigious group of repeat international clients, typically advising on complex cross-border transactions. Additionally offers expertise in handling outbound mandates in the USA for Indian clients. Also handles restructurings and offers antitrust and anti-corruption advice. Key clients include American Express, Brookfield and Coca-Cola.
A client appreciates that Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton "take full ownership of the deal and are good not only at partner level but also associate level," adding that they are "good at delivering seamless service across offices and in difficult jurisdictions."
A source states: "They are fast, methodical and solution-oriented to solve complex legal challenges; they are also extremely well entrenched with their clients and have years of experience acting on India-related transactions."
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented Goldman Sachs as the largest shareholder in ReNew Power on ReNew’s proposed public listing through a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II.
London-based Tihir Sarkar and Nallini Puri are key contacts.