Goodwin has been named a leading international firm for India-related work by the India Business Law Journal (IBLJ). The latest edition of the report highlights law firms worldwide that have engaged in significant transactions and cases with a connection to India. Goodwin has been named to this list numerous times since the Hong Kong office opened in 2008.
IBLJ listed Goodwin in its Key Players category, noting that the firm is a “force in private equity and venture capital deals involving Indian parties.” Clients praised Goodwin for providing the “highest level of expertise in the growth equity market.”
Specifically, IBLJ highlighted Goodwin representing TA Associates in its strategic growth investment in Chennai-headquartered Zifo RnD Solutions, which provides scientific informatics services, and DST Global on selling shares in Blinkit (formerly Grofers) for shares in food delivery platform Zomato, as part of Zomato’s $570 million acquisition of Blinkit.
Goodwin’s India practice is led by Asia chair Yash Rana, who has been ranked by various legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) for his expertise in India. He was also recently named the International Law Firm Leader of the Year by the Asia Legal Awards (ASLA), which recognized him for expanding the firm’s presence in Southeast Asia, the India practice, and for helping to launch Goodwin’s Singapore office.
Singapore-based Private Equity partner Abhishek Krishnan was once again recognized by IBLJ’s 2023 International A-List. The annual list recognizes the top India-focused lawyers at international law firms.
These awards reflect the tremendous growth and success of Goodwin’s India practice. Goodwin has been widely recognized as one of the most experienced international firms for India-related legal work, and has established itself as a leader for private equity, corporate M&A, and fund formation matters in India. In addition to Rana and Krishnan, Goodwin lawyers leading the India practice include Singapore Office chair Gregory Barclay and Manish Ranjan, as the firm’s experience with India-focused funds is relied upon by both established and first-time fundraisers. On the transactional side, key lawyers such as Ananth Lakshman, Asmita Mishra, and Tanya Choudhary have helped to build an unmatched track record when it comes to advising leading international private equity and venture capital firms in their investments in India, especially in the new economy sectors. In addition to these awards, the practice has received accolades from Chambers Global, Chambers-Asia Pacific, and Asia Legal Business, among others.
Goodwin’s capacity to advise clients on complex, cross-border work has been enhanced with the opening of the firm’s Singapore office in 2022. Singapore has become a leading hub for Indian investments, and the firm’s new office serves clients raising, deploying, and lending capital in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.