Cleary Gottlieb Named ‘Key Player’ in India Business Law Journal 2020 Report

August 12, 2020

India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) has named Cleary Gottlieb among the 15 “Key Players” for India-related deals in its 14th annual report on law firms operating in the region.

The report says that Cleary is “frequently seen on marquee deals involving Indian companies,” and includes client commendations for partners Tihir Sarkar and Nallini Puri, and associate Surya Banerjee.

The report highlights the firm’s work for GlaxoSmithKline in its $3.4 billion sale of its 5.7% stake in Hindustan Unilever; Qatar Investment Authority on an acquisition by its subsidiary of a 25.1% stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai; and The Rise Fund, a social impact investment fund managed by TPG Growth, in numerous investments including in two India-based platforms, Leadership Boulevard and The Better India.

Last year, Cleary was recognized by IBLJ as among the top 10 law firms for India-related deals. In February 2020, two Cleary deals won IBLJ awards, and in March, Tihir Sarkar and Sunil Gadhia were named to its 2020 “International A-List.”

For more on Cleary’s recognition in this year’s report, click here.