About Us

We are a firm of highly ambitious, deeply collaborative and intensely disciplined lawyers.

With an overwhelming majority of international institutions as our clients, we are rated by Chambers and Partners as one of a handful of ‘spotlight’ firms in India known for cross-border transactional expertise. We take pride in being specialists in our core practices of Corporate / M&A, Private Equity / Venture Capital, Structured Finance, Fund Formation and Competition / Antitrust. We also handle high stakes contentious matters including regulatory and internal investigations with the support of empanelled counsels on our roster.

Our ability to deliver value lies in our deep understanding of the cross-border transactional ecosystem and our experience of analysing risk for international institutions as they seek to navigate the regulatory and taxation framework that underpins their investments in India. We staff our matters with the optimum mix of lawyers who through a combination of individual initiative, commercially sound judgement and teamwork are able to, time and time again, assist our clients in meeting their objectives.

We are preferred counsel in India for several Fortune 500 corporations, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors and financial sponsors, and have advised them on some truly ground-breaking transactions. Several of our partners have worked with top tier global law firms before building their careers at Touchstone Partners which enables us to deliver a client service of global standards.

“Accomplished group that specialises in handling strategic M&A and joint ventures on behalf of renowned multinational clients from the financial, energy, technology and pharmaceutical industries. Draws on its extensive international experience to ably support prestigious international law firms on high-profile matters. Other clients include noted names from Europe, Asia and North America.”

Chambers and Partners, 2019

“Major international firms praise the team for transactions inbound to India. One comments: “Their execution work is impressive. They have a great service ethic and they interact and work well with a London team. They get it.””

“We work extensively with the firm for inbound M&A in India. They are our preferred firm because they have the consistency of quality. With Platinum Partners there is complete consistency and an international product.”

Chambers and Partners, 2020

The practice attracts praise for its up-to-date market knowledge, with a client remarking: “The firm has in-depth knowledge of this practice area. They are up to speed with the various trends that are happening and offer well-balanced, practical advice to corporates.”

The knowledge of the team is further commended, with a client saying: “The overall impression is excellent and very professional. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the legal framework and relevant laws as well as an eye for detail.”

Another laudatory evaluation describes the quality of the team’s advice as “unparalleled in the Indian market” in terms of its “clarity, nuance and timeliness.”

Chambers and Partners, 2021