Corrs Chambers Westgarth has been marked as one of the world’s leading law firms for India-related work.

For the second year running, Corrs has been recognised by the India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) Report which acknowledges the top law firms for India-focused work globally.

The report, published in the IBLJ June edition, considered each firm’s major India-related deals and transactions over the past 12 months.

“This (Corrs’ inclusion in the report) is a very strong endorsement of the firm’s India-related expertise and capabilities,” said Vandana Chatlani, Editor of the IBLJ.

Corrs’ partner and co-chair of the India Business Group, Bruce Adkins, said Corrs had been influential in the Indian marketplace for about ten years. The firm has been involved in a number of significant transactions that have also had substantial impact in Australia.

Major clients include the State Bank of India, Adani Group, Aditya Birla Minerals Limited and Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd. Corrs is also involved in IT work with clients such as Mahindra Satyam, Birlasoft and TCS.

“Corrs is thrilled to be independently acknowledged by IBLJ as a leading firm globally for its India-related work, following extensive review,” Bruce Adkins said.

“Corrs has established a dedicated India Business Group to support the firm’s India-related work and to develop a deep understanding of the commercial, political and economic drivers within India.”

Corrs partner and India Business Group co-Chair, Philip Catania, said Corrs had also developed a secondment program with some of India’s premier law firms, allowing for cultural exchange.

“We have an Associate from Corrs’ Perth office on long-term secondment in India, as we continue to strengthen our ties and knowledge in the Indian market,” Philip Catania said.

Mr Catania said India’s evolving business environment would continue to create opportunity.

“Moving forward, Corrs’ India Business Group is working with clients to maximise an anticipated increase in interest in Indian investment by a number of large Australian companies, following the Indian Government’s recent push to implement an economic reform agenda,” he said.

“Corrs has a very strong Asian presence. Corrs’ CEO, John Denton, was instrumental in putting together the recent Federal Government white paper on Australia in the Asian Century – we are building on that work in our quality service offering to India-related work.”

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