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ALMT Legal’s Bangalore office provides ‘excellent service levels’ and broad expertise. Corporate lawyers S R Arun and Junia Sebastian give ‘focused and insightful advice’. Banking and finance experts Dhanya Menon and Rajat Bopaiah recently advised State Bank of Mysore on its capital-raising activities.

AZB & Partners handles a significant amount of corporate and M&A work in Bangalore. Aditya Vikram Bhat advised Mitsui and Sanyo on their $40m acquisition of a stake in Navyug.

J Sagar Associates’ Sajai Singh heads the corporate and commercial practice in Bangalore and is particularly accomplished at representing emerging technology companies. Vivek Chandy has huge experience advising private equity and corporate entities on real estate transactions.

Stephen Mathias’ team at Kochhar & Co is accomplished at handling transactions within the TMT sector. Suhas Srinivasiah, who is also recommended, recently advised Nuance Communications on its acquisition of Accentus. Clients include Textron, Nike, Oracle and McAfee.

Founded by Vijay Sambamurthi in 2006, Bangalore-based Lexygen has an excellent reputation for handling complex corporate transactions – often with a cross-border element, where it is aided by its Singapore office. The firm is particularly active in the private equity space and recently advised Saama Capital on its investment in Singapore-based Agreeya Mobility. Roshan Thomas has strong relationships with clients including Carlyle and Advent.

Formed in April 2013 following the merger between Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja and V chambers of Law, Bangalore-based Samvad Partners provides private equity, M&A and banking expertise and also has offices in Mumbai and Chennai.

Trilegal’s Kosturi Ghosh advised Lazard Australia Private Equity on its $18m indirect sale of a stake in Unibic India. Rahul Matthan is recommended for corporate and M&A work.

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.’s five-partner practice in Bangalore has substantial experience in corporate, finance and real estate work. Arjun Lall and Namrata Kolar respectively handled the private equity and real estate aspects of Brigade Properties’ joint venture with Reco Begonia. Other clients include Apollo Health Group, Wipro and Sequoia Capital.

Dua Associates handles banking and finance, dispute resolution, M&A, and real estate.

IndusLaw’s Bangalore office has expertise in litigation, real estate, tax, TMT, IP and M&A. The firm is particularly accomplished at private equity and venture capital transactions and recently advised TalentSprint Education Services on its acquisition of Axiom Academy.

Khaitan & Co. provides ‘excellent-quality’ advice to domestic and international companies regarding corporate matters and litigation. The ‘very hands-on and knowledgeable’ Rajiv Khaitan provides a ‘client-focused service’.

Majmudar & Partners’ Raja Sujith, who provides ‘responsive and appropriate advice’, recently advised Burrill & Company on its $10m investment in Bangalore-based Strand Life Sciences.

Bangalore-headquartered Poovayya & Co advises domestic and international clients across a range of practice areas including corporate and M&A, white-collar crime, dispute resolution and TMT. Sajan Poovayya is recommended.

One of the best in the Bangalore market’, Tatva Legal provides an ‘efficient and cost-effective service’ to corporate and private equity clients. N K Dilip, who is ‘knowledgeable and business savvy’, advised Capvent Asia Consumption Co Investment Fund on its acquisition of a majority stake in Morf India. Other clients include Dell, Accenture and Principal Financial Group. Manav Nagaraj is also recommended for private equity and corporate matters.

At Atman Law Partners, Vivek Durai is a TMT transactional specialist. IP team head Priyale Prasad joined in August 2012 from Bangalore-based Jayaram & Jayaram.

Crestlaw Partners and founding partner Dhyan Chinnippa are well regarded for dispute resolution.

Holla & Holla is recommended for its IP advice and dispute resolution. Clients include Food Cirkle and Blue Hill.

K & S Partners’ Bangalore office is an integral component of the firm’s national IP practice.

Kolloth & Co’s managing partner Anil Kolloth is ‘knowledgeble, responsive and approachable’.

Krishnamurthy and Co provides a full-service approach to clients across a range of industry sectors. The ‘hardworking’ Naina Krishnamurthy provides a ‘good blend of legal knowledge and business acumen’.

Luthra & Luthra’s small Bangalore team often assists its other offices with corporate and private equity matters.

Nishith Desai Associates’ Vaibhav Parikh has an excellent pedigree in TMT matters and competition law. Parikh represented EKA during its acquisition of Canada-based Encompass Technologies.

Singhania & Co acts for clients in IP matters and disputes.

Shilpa Shah heads Singhania & Partners’ Bangalore office, which is particularly noted for its dispute resolution offering, although it also handles a fair volume of corporate and commercial work.

Bangalore-headquartered Thiru & Thiru has expertise in corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and technology matters. B C Thiruvengadam is recommended.

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