Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

T: +44 20 7809 2301 M: +44 7958 272 742 Email Kamal | vCard Office: London






Our team includes lawyers who have lived, studied, qualified and worked in India, who can provide advice against a background of in-depth local knowledge.
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The team regularly advises Indian banks, businesses and entrepreneurs on transactions and disputes relating to activities in India, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

We have a deep understanding and familiarity with the market, the way Indian businesses work and what they expect from their professional advisers.

Our multi-disciplinary team advises on M&As, IPOs, litigation, arbitration, finance matters, and covers sectors including aviation, finance, financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources, technology, outsourcing and marine and international trade. The team is ranked by the leading legal directories and has been identified by India Business Law Journal as one of the leading international law firms for India work in 2017 and 2018.

"Stephenson Harwood is an excellent full-service firm and stands up to the bigger firms in terms of expertise, responsiveness and approachability"
India Business Journal, Key player 2017

FTSE 100-listed Indian conglomerate

Defending against a US$400 million LCIA arbitration and English High Court proceedings in claims of misrepresentation, non-performance and breach of contract.

Piramal Enterprises Limited a leading global pharmaceuticals headquartered in India

Advised on the sale of its 'Domestic Formulations' division for US$3.8 billion and on the purchase of Bayer's significant molecular imaging product portfolio.

Indian real estate developer

Advising in resisting the enforcement of two arbitral awards concerning a dispute under a shareholders' agreement and an agreement for the commercial development of land in India.

Vedanta Resources plc

Acted for various companies within this UK-listed group in relation to commodities litigation.

High net worth Indian family group

Advised a significant Indian family group on the acquisition of a major South Asian TV platform targeted at the NRI (non-resident Indian).

Kingfisher airlines

Start-up advice on the acquisition of its first aircraft from Airbus and on operating contracts with the operating lessor.

Indian banks and corporates

Advised on derivatives and structured products transactions, including synthetic equity trades and hedging strategies.

Indus Gas Ltd

Advised on the £300 million AIM IPO of this Northern India based oil and gas exploration company.

Indian shipping giant

Advised on their first foray into offshore contracting including contracts advice for the purchase, provision and management of the floating production and storage facilities.

Government of the Republic of India

Advised on a US$ multi-billion UNCITRAL arbitration.

Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2301
M: +44 7958 272 742 Email Kamal | vCard Office: London

Latest news & insights

28 Jan 2020

From Insights

Recognition of UAE judgments - an easier path to enforcement in India

On 17 January 2020, the Indian Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notice in the Official Gazette declaring the UAE to be a reciprocating territory for the purpose of..


02 Sep 2019

From News

Stephenson Harwood wins ICCA Excellence Award

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has been recognised at the Indian Corporate Counsel Association’s (ICCA) Excellence Awards 2019. The firm was awarded in the ICCA ‘Fore..


12 Aug 2019

From News

Stephenson Harwood named key India player for third consecutive year

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has been named a key player by India Business Law Journal for its India-related work for the third consecutive year.


03 Apr 2019

From News

Kamal Shah and George Cyriac recognised as top international lawyers by India Business Law Journal

Stephenson Harwood partners Kamal Shah and George Cyriac have been included in the top 100 international lawyers list for India-related matters by India Business Law J..


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