India Business Law Journal Recognizes Kelley Drye

Kelley Drye has been identified by India Business Law Journal as a leading non-Indian law firm for India-related work. The recognition follows the publication’s 16th annual survey to determine the top foreign law firms for India work. The findings are based on extensive consultations with India-focused corporate counsel around the world and partners at Indian law firms, backed up by submissions received from a large number of international law firms and interviews and research carried out by the editorial team.

For close to 50 years, Kelley Drye’s India Practice has advised Indian companies on complex cross-border transactions, litigation and regulatory matters in the United States, making it one the primary go-to” law firms in the United States for such matters. Kelley Drye lawyers provide quality legal advice around-the-clock, removing all obstacles of time difference, travel and language. Their deep understanding of both U.S. and Indian culture, combined with longstanding relationships with legal and regulatory bodies provide unique value to clients.

Kelley Drye has both a robust U.S.-based India Practice and a strong relationship with Fortitude Law Associates, an affiliate firm based in Mumbai.  While Fortitude Law is an independent law firm, lawyers from Kelley Drye and Fortitude Law pride themselves on working seamlessly in advising U.S.-based clients, including establishing and qualifying in India the subsidiaries of professional services organizations operating in the United States.

In collaboration with the firm’s International Trade and Export Controls practice group, Kelley Drye also counsels clients on regulations relating to defense procurement, including the International Trade in Arms (ITAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).

In 2022, India Business Law Journal named a deal led by Kelley Drye, as one of its 2021 Deals of the Year.  In what was seen as a collaboration between two market leaders in artificial intelligence (AI): Fractal​.ai, an AI and advanced analytics solutions provider, acquired revenue growth management firm Samya​.ai. The Kelley Drye India practice group has repeatedly earned a place on India Business Law Journal’s list of Top Foreign Law Firms,” and selected in both 2016 and 2013 as International Law Firm of the Year” by India-based Legal Era magazine, which recognized the firm’s legal finesse, innovation and achievements.

The firm’s India team is led by partner Deepak Nambiar and includes partners Tim Lavender, Andrew Pillsbury, Carol Sherman and Wendy Clarke, and special counsel Courtney Kleshinski and Mitchell Mackler.

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