Indian & South Asia Group | International Business Law Experts

Our India and South Asia Group provides commercial advice for both Asian companies looking to invest outside of Asia, as well as UK and international companies wanting to invest or operate in Asia. We have a particular focus on India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

We have extensive experience of working on cross-border matters and our team understands the commercial and cultural differences of working with this part of the world.

What We Do

Our international lawyers have many years of experience in helping:

  • UK clients who want to do business with India, Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Businesses in South Asia who want to invest in the UK
  • Independent law firms in India who need a legal partner in the UK to support their clients
  • UK and EU businesses who need a legal partner in India
  • UK-based businesses with Indian parent companies or links
  • International banks and financial institutions lending to Indian corporates and project SPVs

Our services include:

  • Banking and finance
  • Business immigration
  • Construction
  • Cross-border reorganisations
  • Data protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment and pensions
  • Funding
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing
  • Property planning
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Technology, media and communications

How Our Lawyers Can Help

We have a strong network of best friend law firms in India, other South Asian countries and globally. This network offers businesses looking to invest in India or South Asia access to a group of top tier lawyers/law firms in the major cities of India, as well as Bangladesh and Pakistan.

If you’re a South Asian company who wants to invest in the UK or in other countries outside South Asia, we have the expertise within our UK offices or via our international network to deliver commercial, cross-border advice. This means you won’t have to deal with separate local lawyers for each jurisdiction.

We’ve represented major clients on India-related matters from a range of sectors, including:

  • Banking
  • Outsourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Facilities management
  • New technology

Members of our India and South Asia Group visit India on a regular basis, meeting clients, intermediaries and businesses with operations in India. A number of lawyers within the firm are fluent in many of the commonly spoken languages in South Asia.

We’re also corporate members of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC). UKIBC is a key partner for us in helping our UK clients to achieve their aspirations in India, as well as supporting Indian businesses in their goals for working with the UK.

Key Deals Include:

  • Advising WNS on the acquisition of Aviva’s off-shore infrastructure operations, established on a build, operate and transfer basis comprising almost 6,000 employees, located in three regions of India and having a value of c.US$ 200m.
  • Acting on joint ventures between UK and Indian businesses, including the following sectors: automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
  • Advising an Indian business on UK acquisitions, including a North West aerospace manufacturing business and mining engineering business.
  • Advising Yorkshire-based sealants and adhesives manufacturer, Bond It, on its acquisition by India-based Astral Poly Technik in a £4.4m deal.

For more information on India & South Asia Legal Services

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your India & South Asia Legal Services work then please contact Omer Simjee (Partner) on +44 (0)121 214 5406, or send us an email.

For general enquiries

0370 1500 100

Key Contact

Omer Simjee