IBLJ Honors Kegler Brown as a “Law Firm to Watch” among “Top International Law Firms”

Kegler Brown has been identified by India Business Law Journal as a 2021 "Law Firm to Watch" for its significant India-related work in the past year. This award, which was bestowed on the firm alongside 15 other international firms (including Akin Gump, Gowling WLG, Fenwick & West, and Orrick), recognizes firms that provide Indian clients with access to multi-jurisdictional services, offer broad practice area expertise, have worked to develop niche knowledge, boast strong capabilities across specific industries, and create regional networks to assist India-connected clients with contentious and non-contentious needs.

This year, the Journal highlighted that the firm’s Global Business practice, led by dual-licensed Indian attorney Vinita Mehra, has carved out a niche for itself as an adviser to Indian companies in the American Midwest. The publication asserts that “the firm has cultivated deep-rooted relationships in the healthcare, technology, software, education and big data industries.” The Journal goes on to state that “Kegler has worked with generic pharmaceutical company Strides USA on several transactions the past year, including advising it on a USD $60M syndicated credit facility with an American multinational financial services company. Kegler Brown also led the asset acquisition of Micelle Biopharma and was lead counsel for the FTC-ordered divestiture in the Upjohn-Mylan merger. Heena Shah, chief people officer at MES, reported to the Journal that the firm assists with all legal matters in India including company registrations, stock transfers and ownership issues. “They are very detailed and straight to the point,” said Shah. “Vinita Mehra is very knowledgeable and forthcoming in her advice and guidance. The clarity of her thought process is truly appreciated.” Mehra is licensed and qualified to practice in India and Ohio.

For the past 14 years, India Business Law Journal has been researching and compiling a report of India-related accomplishments and undertakings of law firms around the world. The report draws on an analysis of more than 600 law firms from every continent that have catalogued deals and disputes with an Indian element in the past year. The results are based on rigorous research, vast editorial experience and extensive consultation with corporate counsel and Indian law firms.

About India Business Law Journal

Published by Vantage Asia, an independent business-to-business publisher based in Hong Kong that also publishes Asia Business Law Journal and China Business Law Journal, India Business Law Journal is a market-leading monthly magazine that delivers expert analysis of the legal and regulatory challenges facing domestic and international businesses in India. Established in 2006, the publication’s website, vantageasia.com, serves as a leading digital resource for in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and other legal and business professionals with an interest in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kegler Brown’s Business Experience in India

Kegler Brown's dedicated India practice, led by Vinita Mehra, focuses on both advising U.S. and international clients concerning their business operations in India and advising Indian companies concerning their business ventures in the U.S.