Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for 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.

Strengths A client remarks on the firm's market position, noting it as "at the cutting edge of best practice in structuring of acquisitions and related financings, documentation and due diligence." The same source continues: "The team takes ownership of all legal aspects of the transaction and provides practical and commercial advice."

Work highlights Advised Qatar Investment Authority on its acquisition of a 25.1% stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai.

Notable practitioners

Nallini Puri in London is a key contact for the firm's India practice.