Under the leadership of DC-based of counsel Marcia Wiss, Hogan Lovells’ India team enjoys a “strong reputation” among sources in the country. Drawing on the further expertise of corporate, litigation and infrastructure specialists in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, the team is well-positioned to assist clients with all types of inbound and outbound work, including M&A deals, private equity investments, aviation, project finance, international trade, intellectual property, information technology and pharmaceuticals.
In the past year the firm has acted as international counsel to Japanese stationery maker Kokuyo in its acquisition of Indian notebook manufacturer Riddhi Enterprises, and as international legal counsel to Deutsche Bank in its $190 million bridge loan facility to Air India for the acquisition of two Boeing 787 aircraft. Elsewhere, the group has been involved in the landmark $130 million equity investment by Dutch multinational Trafigura for a significant stake in the Nagarjuna Oil Corporation refinery, allowing Trafigura to participate in the domestic market. Hogan Lovells also worked with Mattel in relation to its dispute with the Indian creators of the Facebook-hosted Lexulous (previously named “Scrabulous”) online game over infringement of the “Scrabble” trademark and copyright.