Ashurst forms 'best friends' relationship with Indian firm

July 21, 2011 International law firm firm Ashurst has entered into a “best friends” relationship with brand new firm India Law Partners (ILP), which was formed by a breakaway group from DSK Legal, led by Gopika Pant and Piyoosh Gupta. The alliance is a non-exclusive arrangement, in line with Indian restrictions, but the firms give each other preference in referring work.

Pant said: “We are a boutique firm but we want to provide more effective services for our clients and provide a global reach. We have known Ashurst for 11 years and the clients they have referred are still there with us.”

Ashurst India head Richard Gubbins said: “As hard as we thought about it we kept coming back to [ILP] because we really trusted them in terms of looking after our clients and giving quality legal advice in the Indian environment.”

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