Ashurst has expanded its growing India group with the hire of former Arnold & Porter partner Murali Neelakantan as a partner in its corporate department and head of the firm’s India group.
Neelakantan advises on a wide range of India-related matters, ranging from Indian securities regulation and M&A to real estate and offshore funds.
Commenting on the appointment, senior partner of Ashurst, Geoffrey Green, highlighted the fact that Ashurst has had a liaison office in India for 13 years and remained committed to the growth of its India practice.
“Murali is a first-rate practitioner and has a high profile within the Indian business community both in the UK and in India,” Green added. “We are confident that he will make a significant contribution to our work in this area.”