India Practice

Latham & Watkins delivers international legal advice on the largest and most influential commercial transactions in India, advising both local and international clients on their Indian activities and navigating difficult transactional issues for Indian clients pursuing international activities.

Why Latham

Unique Experience in the Region

Latham is one of the largest and most experienced international law firms advising both domestic and international clients on their transactions in India and globally. The firm’s India Practice boasts more than 50 India-focused lawyers based across the firm’s offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States (US), representing clients on ground breaking transactions in the country, across a number of practices, including: 

With two decades of success and experience, Latham lawyers have advised on more than 200 transactions in India, with a combined value of more than US$150 billion to-date.

Clients benefit from Latham’s longstanding history working alongside leading law firms in India, delivering top quality local and international legal advice on many of the country’s landmark transactions.

Members of Latham’s India Practice routinely handle transactions governed under both English and US law, and the firm includes lawyers who are proficient in Hindi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, and Kannada.

A Leader in the Market

Lauded as a “market-leading group” for capital markets and “well-versed in managing complex investments and M&A work” by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, the firm's top-tier rankings (Band 1 and 2) in the directory are complemented by its recognition as a leading foreign law firm for India transactions by India Business Law Journal ("The world's finest," 2012).

Practice head Rajiv Gupta was named as a Band 1 Lawyer for capital markets in India in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016, acknowledged for his “experience across a broad range of capital markets transactions” and cited for being “the most prominent US Capital Markets lawyer for India work.” Gupta was also named Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year by The American Lawyer at the Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards in 2015.

Our Experience


Awards & Rankings

  • Latham & Watkins Advises on 11 Groundbreaking Deals in Asia - May 23, 2018
  • Head of Latham & Watkins’ India Practice Named Dealmaker of the Year - May 15, 2018
  • Asia Offices Commended for Innovative Deal Strategies - June 06, 2017
  • Firm Advises on Four Award-Winning Asia Deals - March 28, 2016
  • Singapore Partners Named Lawyers of the Year - November 22, 2015

"Market-leading group with involvement in a variety of high-profile transactions, including IPOs, senior secured debt issuances and block trades. Acts on cross-border deals, representing both domestic and international issuers and underwriters, and gains plaudits for its high-yield bond capabilities."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Media Coverage

Capital Markets IPO-QIP Report


India Business Law Journal Names Latham & Watkins a Top Foreign Law Firm for India-related WorkLatham's India Practice Head Named to Capital Markets CommitteeAsia Practice Further Strengthened by Arrival of Experienced Capital Markets Lawyers

Thought Leadership

The Singapore-India Joint Venture: Truly SymbioticDevelopments in the Asian Capital MarketsNew Limits on Foreign Tax Credits