Top 100 UK legal firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Indian law firm, India Law Alliance (ILA), have announced a collaboration designed to meet the needs of their clients in the UK-India corridor.
Both parties cite their shared passion for commitment to excellent client service, cultural alignment and complementary specialist expertise as the reasons for the link, believing that the deal will enable lawyers on both sides to share experience and transfer skills which will benefit both firms’ clients.
Nicolas Groffman, Head of International at HCR, said “I am keen to build on what we can offer clients in countries like India which are becoming increasingly important for our clients. Adding local legal capability in India is imperative for full service firms like ours which have robust domestic and international practices.”
Anupam Dighe, founding partner of India Law Alliance, said “I am looking forward to sharing experience with my UK counterparts and for my team of lawyers, based in India, to participate in HCR’s training programmes.”
The collaboration will enable both firms to provide clients with multijurisdictional transactions, building on the international offer already available from HCR which operates via five hubs worldwide reaching 80 countries. This trusted network enables clients to run and grow their businesses almost anywhere in the world with legal support they can rely on.
The depth and breadth of ILA’s experience in India, including representation of clients in the lower courts right up to the Apex Court, and managing inbound Indian investments, means that HCR’s clients will enjoy the same level of service in their Indian business transactions as they do in the UK.
Included in the firms’ plans, designed to sharpen international legal acumen, are events for clients in both countries, ‘closed door’ legal knowledge sharing sessions and secondments for UK and Indian based lawyers of the firms.