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Perkins Coie LLP has been delivering international legal advice to domestic and international clients engaged in transactions with and in India for several decades.

Our highly experienced team advises both U.S. and other international clients on matters related to their inbound transactions into India, Indian companies on matters related to their outbound U.S., EU and other international transactions, and U.S., India and other international clients on disputes including litigations and arbitrations.  We regularly advise U.S., India and other international clients in the following areas.

Corporate Finance and Commercial Finance

We have advised on a broad range of corporate finance and commercial finance transactions for both U.S. and Indian public and private companies including: public and private offerings of securities (U.S. capital markets transactions, Rule 144A and Regulation S financings, London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) financings, ADRs, GDRs, and global bond offerings), cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture formation and capitalization matters, restructuring and insolvency matters, inbound investment by international investors in Indian companies, outbound investment by Indian companies in the European Union and the United States, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance for foreign private issuers, project finance and commercial bank financing (including syndicate credit facilities with multiple currencies).

Intellectual Property

Our attorneys have advised both Indian companies and U.S. and EU companies with operations in India on matters involving intellectual property counseling, intellectual property licensing and litigation, U.S. and foreign patent procurement and enforcement, U.S. and foreign trademark registration and enforcement as well as joint ventures focused on the development of intellectual property assets.

Litigation, Arbitration and International Disputes Resolution

We have acted for U.S. and international clients in a myriad of litigation and arbitration matters including foreign arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA rules.

Business Process Outsourcing

Indian companies are an increasingly valuable resource for companies around the world seeking to operate more efficiently by outsourcing certain business process operations. Our lawyers have negotiated a wide variety of outsourcing arrangements in the United States, India and East Asia. We have acted for Indian technology companies establishing U.S. subsidiaries to deliver their services in-country. In addition, we have acted for numerous Fortune 50 multinational corporations in outsourcing transactions with a range of Indian vendors.

Labor, Employment and Immigration

With the growing mobility of employees between the United States and India, labor, employment and immigration issues are becoming increasingly important. Our lawyers have counseled U.S. companies and Indian companies and their U.S. subsidiaries on U.S. labor and employment law matters. We have also represented them in employment litigation and arbitrations. Further, we have substantial experience helping Indian and other overseas companies obtain U.S. visas in various categories for their employees who are either Indian or other foreign nationals as well as advising the U.S. subsidiaries of Indian companies on employee transfer strategies.

International Trade

Our lawyers work with Indian and U.S. companies on a full range of international trade issues including import-export regulations, Ex-Im bank financings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and export controls. We have handled U.S. Customs Service investigations and ITAR matters as well as represented companies involved in Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) matters.

Product Liability

We have one of the nation's leading product liability practices. Our lawyers have handled cases in India relating to aircraft crash litigation and have delivered product liability advice and performed audits for Indian companies doing business in the United States.

Tax

Our lawyers provide counsel in all areas of taxation to a wide range of public and private multinational companies with operations around the globe. They advise on mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning matters, internal restructurings, transfer pricing, controversies, joint ventures, legislative matters and compliance.


We have lawyers who were born in India, raised in India or who are of Indian origin who possess native fluency in Indian languages, including Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu among others.

Our team has significant experience in a large number of industry verticals including, among others:

  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Coal, Oil and Gas
  • Aviation
  • Power
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail

Named one of the Top Foreign Law Firms by India Business Law Journal (2018)

Our India practice team members work closely with other key practices in our firm to provide holistic solutions to our clients' legal needs. With our long history of sustained, nuanced engagement with the Indian Subcontinent and our in-depth grasp of the legal, business and cultural issues that are attendant to cross-border deals, we are well-versed in India matters and able to deliver sophisticated, cutting-edge solutions to clients' India matters. Our U.S. and EU clients are able to utilize our long-standing relationships with the leading law firms in India to enable a seamless, efficient delivery of legal services in connection with their engagements. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your business goals.

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