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L&L Partners Law Offices

1ST & 9TH FLOOR, ASHOKA ESTATE, BARAKHAMBA ROAD, NEW DELHI 110 001, INDIA
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Work +91 11 4121 5100
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Fax +91 11 2372 3909
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www.luthra.com
Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

G R Bhatia heads the practice at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, which counts ITC, Denso Corporation, Intel and Lufthansa among its clients. Bhatia, together with Abdullah Hussain, advised new client Bayer on its acquisition of Monsanto. Kanika Chaudhary Nayar is also recommended.

Leading individuals

G R Bhatia - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Aviation (including aerospace and defence)
Aviation (including aerospace and defence) - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ team advised Bangalore International Airport on the financing and security documents of loans from the State Bank of India and assisted a multinational infrastructure company with the bidding process for the development of the Navi Mumbai International Airport. Notable clients include Lufthansa, Sikorsky International Operations, Yes Bank, and JSW Steel. Managing partner Rajiv Luthra, senior partner Mohit Saraf, Aniket Sengupta and Vaibhav Kakkar are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Aniket Sengupta - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Rajiv Luthra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ broad range of expertise includes asset management, project financing, trade and export finance and banking disputes, as well as significant regulatory capabilities. Rajiv Luthra and Bikash Jhawar are the main practitioners; the latter recently advised Essel Highways on funding options for a number of acquisitions.

Leading individuals

Rajiv Luthra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Anshuman Rath - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Karan Mitroo - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices covers the full spectrum of domestic and international offerings, advising on a mix of IPOs, high-yield bonds, share buy-backs and rights offerings, among other matters. Clients include a mix of leading businesses, investment banks and private equity investors, and the firm has also built up a solid client base of underwriters and selling shareholders. In a recent highlight, the team acted for Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and ICICI Securities in a block trade of equity shares between Larsen & Toubro and ITC. Other work included advising a number of underwriters on the $285m IPO of Avenue Supermarts, and assisting Barclays, Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse with the issue of senior notes totalling $500m in value. The department is jointly headed by Mohit Saraf and Manan Lahoty.

Leading individuals

Manan Lahoty - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Mohit Saraf - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Mriga Solanki - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Ravi Dubey - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ expertise spans all areas of M&A, including stock acquisitions, takeovers, business and asset transfers and joint ventures, and the team has been notably active in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and telecoms sectors. Highlights included advising Bayer on its $66bn all-cash takeover of Monsanto (US), and assisting Baxter International with its proposed acquisition of Claris Injectables from Claris Lifesciences, a listed Indian company. Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf jointly head the department.

Leading individuals

Mohit Saraf - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Rajiv Luthra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Rohan Sahai - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ dispute resolution practice covers the full spectrum of commercial litigation along with insolvency, debt recovery, unfair and restrictive trade practices and intellectual property disputes. The team also has a strong track record in international commercial arbitrations, regularly appearing before forums in London and Singapore. Founding partner Rajiv Luthra heads the team, which has represented a biotech company in a public interest petition before the Supreme Court regarding the introduction of biotechnology in India. H S ‘Bobby’ Chandhoke is also a leading figure.

Leading individuals

H S ‘Bobby’ Chandhoke - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

The team at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices is assisting Avantha Holdings on the regulatory approvals for its joint venture company Avantha Ergo Life Insurance Company and is also providing strategic advice in light of recent regulatory changes. Managing partner Rajiv Luthra is representing Max Life Insurance before the Custom Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal. Alina Arora, Mohit Saraf and senior associate Samarth Gupta are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Alina Arora - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Samarth Gupta - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices has strengths in transactional, patent infringement and litigation, trade mark licensing, and compliance matters. Nirupam Lodha advised Khazanah Nasional Berhad on its acquisition of IP assets from Fractal Analytics, and Gayatri Roy is representing Mylan and Mylan Pharmaceuticals in biosimilar litigation initiated by Roche Products India, F Hoffman La Roche, and Genentech.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ team, which is jointly led by Rajiv Luthra, Mohit Saraf, and Manan Lahoty, has experience advising clients on the structuring and setting-up of complex domestic and India-focused offshore funds, with strengths in the regulated mutual funds sector as well as private investment funds.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Led by Suyash Srivastava and William Vivian Jones, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices is known for its sector expertise, which spans IT, telecoms, construction, and pharmaceuticals. Srivastava defended Nokia’s Indian subsidiary before various High Courts and the Labour Court against challenges to settlements under voluntary resignation schemes following Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile devices unit.

Leading individuals

Suyash Srivastava - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Abhinav Rastogi - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices has a strong portfolio of energy and infrastructure projects, and has recently advised on matters spanning India, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The firm acts for various categories of stakeholders, its key clients including sponsors, developers, concession authorities and lenders, and it has also advised a number of government authorities on highway and railroad projects across India. Mohit Saraf is a key practitioner, and recently advised Kempegowda International Airport on a $279m term loan from the State Bank of India. Sameen Vyas is also noted.

Leading individuals

Rajiv Luthra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices’ experience spans ownership and acquisition of land, land use and conversion, construction approvals, regulatory issues, and foreign investments in real estate. The team advised DLF on the sale of its film exhibition business to PVR and divestiture assets to Cinepolis India, and acted for IL&FS Transportation Networks on its sale of the entire shareholding of Andhra Pradesh Expressway to Cube Highways and Infrastructure. Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Rajiv Luthra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices acts as counsel to lenders and distressed companies during various restructuring and insolvency matters, and has advised IDFC, ICICI Bank and KMC Constructions among others. Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf are the key names.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

At Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Vikas Srivastava and Sanjeev Sachdeva head the direct and indirect tax practices respectively. Lokesh Shah advised on the tax aspects of Sysomos’ acquisition of Uberlabs and the team also successfully represented Nokia India Sales before the Supreme Court in proceedings relating to purchase tax.

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WTO/international trade
WTO/international trade - ranked: tier 2

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices has experience handling trade remedy investigations and WTO disputes across a variety of sectors, including steel, solar cells and pharmaceuticals. H S Chandhoke represented the Automotive Tyres Manufacturers Association in an appeal by the government of India against the Delhi High Court’s anti-dumping duty extension order, and managing associate Ashish Chandra acted for the government of India in an appeal before the WTO Appellate Body. Santanu Mukherjee left the firm.

Next generation lawyers

Ashish Chandra - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices

Luthra & Luthra Law Offices represents companies and individuals in major prosecutions, and also advises on preventative and remedial measures regarding corporate fraud, fund misappropriation and bribery. Rajiv Luthra and Vijay Sondhi jointly head the practice, which recently represented Sun Direct in an investigation into alleged proceeds of crime, a matter resulting in a successful discharge on all counts.

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