AZB & Partners has worked with some of the world’s leading aerospace and defence companies. We understand the challenges and complexities involved, particularly the process of public procurement and are able to deliver solution-oriented counsel that enables clients to operate comfortably within the applicable related regulatory and legal frameworks.

A unique strength of our experience and expertise in this space is that it spans across a wide spectrum of companies, both, domestic and international. We have developed the kind of capabilities that enable us to provide effective counsel specifically tailored to the nature of the company, in question, and its specific requirements.

Our work with foreign companies includes:

  • Advising on foreign direct investment regulations applicable to the defence sector in India and on the process of obtaining industrial and export licenses
  • Structuring of joint ventures in the Indian defence space
  • Acquisition of shareholding of joint venture companies in the defence sector in India having foreign investment
  • Conducting legal due diligence of companies engaged in defence manufacturing activities

Our work with Indian companies includes:

  • Advising on standard requests for proposals under the defence procurement procedures of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India
  • Compliances under the security manual
  • Transfer of technology and availing technical assistance from foreign technology holders


  • Applicability of defence offset guidelines
  • Avenues available with the foreign original equipment manufacturers to discharge offset obligations
  • Issues relating to fulfilment of conditions for procurement for meeting offset obligations
  • Contracts between foreign original equipment manufacturers and their Indian offset partner(s)


Ananya Sharma


Mumbai e-mail Ananya