Hall Of Fame

Leading firms in India

NovoJuris Legal

NovoJuris Legal is a transactional powerhouse handling investments, M&A, private equity, fund formation and IPOs, among other commercial deal types. Sharda Balaji founded the firm in 2008 and leverages a track record in guiding entrepreneurs from starting up through to scaling up and daily operations. Ashwin D Bhat serves as an expert on inbound and outbound investments in addition to compliance, company law and exchange control regulations. Key sectors include consumer goods, healthcare, education and real estate. The local team is also adept in the protection and enforcement of IP and supports technology companies on the full spectrum of work, including compliance and structuring.

Practice head(s):

Sharda Balaji; Ashwin Bhat; Urmil Shah

Work highlights

Argus Partners

Argus Partners's Bengaluru office is home to Ankit Guha, an expert in PE, VC and M&A deals, who specialises in sectors such as TMT, fintech, gaming, insurance, financial services and agritech. The other key name locally is Bhavya Mohan who focuses on commercial dispute resolution, acting for clients from the manufacturing, real estate, banking and infrastructure industries, among others.

Practice head(s):

Ankit Guha

Other key lawyers:

Bhavya Mohan

Key clients

Qapita Fintech India Private Limited

Arkam Ventures (Unitary Fund)

Fitterfly Healthtech Private Limited

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Dreamplug Technologies Private Limited

Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Limited


Healthquad Capital Advisors Private Limited

Whiteboard Capital Advisors LLP

Exness (SC) Ltd, Exness (VG) Ltd and Exness B.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in IPL Media Rights Auction for 2023-2027 cycle for a combined amount of approximately $6.20 billion.
  • Advised Arkam Ventures on their investment in ChangeJar Technologies Private Limited as a part of its Series B funding round at a money valuation of $300 million.
  • Advised Qapita Fintech India Private Limited on its 100% acquisition of KP Corporate Solutions Limited (ESOP Direct) for $20 million.

Ediplis Counsels

Ediplis Counsels is home to a full-service IP practice, predominantly centered around the Bengaluru and Mumbai markets. The practice covers patent, trademark, design and copyright work with a focus on the technology, automotive, fintech, medtech, media, insurance, energy, food/beverage and fashion industries, among others. The practice is led by the quartet of Nishant Kewalramani, Ashima Chalia, Vishal Jain  and Aditi Verma Thakur.

Key clients

IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association)

Koo App (Bombinate Technologies)

Unacademy (Sorting Hat Technologies)

Repose Mattresses

Tricog Health Pte. Ltd.

IIT Madras

Spookfish Innovations

Moonwalkr (21G Designs)



Navi General Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised Aryabhatta Motors in patent requirements for more than a dozen innovative subjects in India and internationally through the PCT.

Juris Arena

Established in 2020, Juris Arena provides a comprehensive array of banking and finance services; examples include corporate finance, microfinance, syndicated loans, facility letters, debt finance, project finance and performance bonds. Soumitra Banerjee is likewise an expert in M&A, joint ventures and private equity; he serves as practice co-head alongside Anjali Haridas who, in addition to finance work, enjoys core expertise in corporate governance, regulatory matters and employment.

Practice head(s):

Soumitra Banerjee; Anjali Haridas

Key clients

Axis Finance Ltd

Khushbu Auto Finance Ltd

Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Limited

ASQI Investment Managers Pvt Ltd.

Scient Capital Pvt Ltd

Earthen Hues & Estates Pvt Ltd

Adisesh Projects

Pioneer Developments Pvt Ltd

Addressmaker Homes Pvt Ltd.

Hosachiguru Group

Work highlights

  • Advised a leading fund house in structuring transaction and documents to facilitate funds to a renowned builder. Deal Value: $9.9 million USD (approx).
  • Advised a leading financial institution in structuring transaction and documents to facilitate financial service to a conglomerate in educational sector. Deal Value: $6 million USD.

Aarambh Legal

Founded in May 2021, Aarambh Legal hones its focus on corporate, commercial, VC, PE, M&A and employment mandates. The firm was founded by Vishnu Nair who often advises on contractual arrangements, from franchise and distribution through to outsourcing and master service agreements; he is supported by Aishwarya H, a cross-border M&A specialist with particular proficiency within the manufacturing, logistics, IT, gaming, fintech and pharmaceutical industries.

Other key lawyers:

Vishnu Nair; Aishwarya H

Key clients

OIKOCREDIT, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A.

Tanglin Venture Partners

Punt Partners Private Limited

Universal Sportsbiz Private Limited

Abeyaantrix Technology Private Limited (On-Site)

Pickright Technologies Private Limited

Sea Turtle Private Limited (Zouk)

Popspace Technologies Private Limited (LiteStore)

OneBanc Technologies Private Limited

Express Industry Council of India

Work highlights

  • Advised OIKOCREDIT, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society U.A. for their $1.19 million investment into Avanti Finance Private Limited, the total round size being approx. $24 million.

  • Advised Universal Sportsbiz Private Limited in the sale of their brand ‘Imara’ to G.O.A.T Brand Labs.
  • Advised Tanglin Venture Partners in their investment into Trusource Technology Private Limited (Rapidbox) and Scapia Technology Private Limited.

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys‘s Bengaluru office is one of a number of city locations where the firm specialises in intellectual property protection and enforcement matters together with broader commercial issues. Abhijeet Deshmukh is adept in all aspects of IP together with the broader commercial aspects; he heads the firm’s commercial/corporate practice. Litigator Arjun Santhosh is also a key member of the team.

LawKNIT Partners

LawKNIT Partners, established in January 2022, is home to general corporate and M&A, TMT and fintech practices. Arunabh Choudhary is an expert in regulatory advice, transaction structuring, commercial agreement, competition and start-up matters; he co-heads the team alongside Tanvi Muraleedharan, noted for her know-how in compliance, acquisition, investment and data privacy affairs.

Practice head(s):

Arunabh Choudhary; Tanvi Muraleedharan

Key clients

Qapitol QA

Uneecops Business Solutions

Langoor Digital Media Agency

Sporta Technologies Private Limited (Dream 11)

Assertion Cloud

Cbrex Technologies Private Limited

Exposome Private Limited

Big Haat Agro Technologies

Kids Clinic Limited (Cloud Nine Hospitals)

Air India Singapore Airport Terminal Services (AISATS)

Expleo Limited

Gozoop Digital

Total Environment Hospitality

Popular Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Bangalore based maternity and fertility clinic in acquisition of a Hyderabad based maternity clinic. Considering the heavily regulated nature of the sector the client and the target was in, the team carried out a thorough diligence and ensured that the target was in compliance with all critical compliance requirements prior to the closing of the transaction.
  • Assisted Cbrex Technologies Private Limited which is a technology company based out of Bangalore in its acquisition by Water bridge Ventures. The deal has been structured in tranches with obligations from both sides.
  • Assisted Logicserve Digital a digital media company and its majority shareholders with a secondary sale transaction and investment from Florintree Advisors.

Saakshya Law

Saakshya Law has been present in the Bengaluru market for over 2 years, operating across disputes and arbitrations within sectors such as public law, mining and natural resources, renewable energy, real estate, construction, IT, tech and media. Aditya Narayan co-leads the team with Megha Malhotra Narayan.

Practice head(s):

Aditya Narayan Megha Malhotra Narayan

Key clients

National Law School of India University

Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (Southern Region)

 Greenko Group

JSW Steels Limited

West Coast Paper Mills Limited

MSPL Limited

 Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (Southern Region)

Ajax Engineering Pvt Ltd

Bharat Electronics Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Canara Bank

Indian Machine Tools Manufacturers’ Association

 KCIC Group

McNally Bharat Engineering Company Private Limited

Mfar Holdings Private Limited

Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Private Limited

Paschim Hydro Energy Private Limited

Bengaluru Navanirman Party

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

Vedanta Limited

 VWR Lab Products Private Limited

Mineral Enterprises Private Limited

Krishna Flour Mills (Bangalore) Private Limited

Canara Bank


Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 's Bengaluru office is headed by Manav Nagaraj who is accomplished in corporate transactions, with a specific focus on public M&A. The team acts for both domestic and international corporates and private equity players and includes expertise in inbound/outbound investment and debt financing.


Practice head(s):

Manav Nagaraj

Key clients

Crimson Winter Limited

Nabler Web Solutions Private Limited

Ather Energy Private Limited

Crimson Winter Limited

Saddles International Automotive & Aviation Interiors Private Limited (the “Company”) and Mr. Ajith Padival and Ms. Chitra Padival (the “Promoters”)

Work highlights