ILP, Ashurst advise supercar maker McLaren on its Indian entry

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Indian Law Partners (ILP) assisted McLaren’s long-time legal counsel Ashurst in opening the British supercar manufacturer’s first shop in Mumbai, marking its formal entry into the Indian market.

Rob Aird, a partner at Ashurst London, served as foreign counsel for McLaren, while ILP advised on the Indian law aspects. Partners Gopika Pant and Vineet Gupta led the ILP team, with assistance from senior associates Shradha Sharma and Akshay Grover, and associate Vinayek Mehra.

McLaren chose Infinity Cars as its official dealer partner in India. Infinity Cars will operate McLaren Mumbai, which is situated in the city’s Prabhadevi area. The building not only has a showroom, but also a service centre.

ILP has had a “non-exclusive best friend referral arrangement” with Ashurst since 1 April 2011. Ashurst has been McLaren’s legal counsel since 2013.

The British luxury supercar maker confirmed its entry to the India market in August, which is currently the brand’s 41st global territory.