Well-known M&A expert Harsh Pais is set to join Allen & Overy as a partner to lead the firm’s India corporate practice and will be based in London.
Pais was the partner and co-head of corporate practice at Trilegal, having served more than 11 years. With experience spanning almost 16 years, his previous assignments include senior associate at AZB & Partners and associate at New York-based Weil Gotshal & Manges.
“A&O’s international reach and reputation is unparalleled and its global platform provides a unique opportunity for me to bring my experience to bear for international clients investing in India, as well as for Indian corporates looking outbound,” Pais said.
His practice advises multinational corporations and private equity funds investing in India. His experience is diverse, spanning various sectors, with a particular focus on energy, technology and financial services.
“Harsh has an outstanding reputation for advising major players focused on India. As the world’s second-fastest growing major economy, in the past three years India has attracted USD159 billion of inbound investment,” co-head of global corporate David Broadley said.
“As a market of increasing focus for clients, India is an important part of our global strategy and a hire of Harsh’s calibre and pedigree is key to us realising our ambitions there. His insight on this exciting and dynamic market will be invaluable to our global team and international clients,” Broadley added.
Allen & Overy’s India group has market-leading practices in various areas, including M&A, banking, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets and arbitration. The firm has more than 100 partners and associates across the firm’s global network, including in London, Singapore, Dubai, New York and Silicon Valley.