BTG (Business Transaction Group) Legal, a relationship firm of international legal practice Osborne Clarke, has opened a new office in Delhi.
The firm says Delhi gives BTG Legal on the ground access to industries ranging from financial services and real estate to technology and logistics whilst helping the firm expand its footprint. Osborne Clarke has been advising Indian businesses for over 15 years, and established its close working relationship with BTG Legal when it was set up in 2014. The BTG Legal's Delhi office launches with two Partners, Vikram Jeet Singh and Sidhartha Barua. A corporate partner specialising in digital business, Me Singh has extensive experience in cross border M&A transactions, and spent two years at BTG's offices in Mumbai. An expert in litigation and arbitration work, Mr Barua will be BTG Legal's disputes practice lead in Delhi. He brings 17 years' experience in public policy, law and dealing with government regulators. Prashant Mara, managing partner BTG Legal, commented “Opening in Delhi is an important part of our expansion strategy. It's the capital city where most of the ultimate courts of appeal are, a number of regulatory bodies are also based there and it's a very dynamic center for business in Northern India. We've had a number clients requesting specialised regulatory, corporate and disputes support in the region.”
Simon Beswick, international ceo at Osborne Clarke, commented “Our relationship with BTG Legal goes back a long way to when Prashant was part of the Osborne Clarke Team in Germany and then the UK, and it continues to grow. Prashant and the team provide a seamless high-quality service to our clients both in India and abroad." The firm recently launched a new report, which explores the advances and opportunities emerging in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), particularly how the manufacturing and logistics sectors in China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore are embracing IIoT technologies. The report ‘How will IoT transform industry in Asia?’ can be found here.