Leading firms in India

Ganesan Manuraj LLP

Counting domestic and international corporations amongst its key clients, the Ganesan Manuraj LLP team has considerable expertise in handling commercial transactions and litigation. The practice routinely advises NGOs and international organisations on domestic and interpersonal violence matters, displaying special knowledge in the field of LGBTQ rights. Manuraj Shunmugasundaram and Muthupandi Ganesan co-head the group, specialising in complex arbitration proceedings and commercial litigation, whilst Vadhana Bhaskar, Sachin. S and Niraimathi Nagarajan are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Manuraj Shunmugasundaram; Muthupandi Ganesan

Other key lawyers:

Vadhana Bhaskar; Sachin. S; Niraimathi Nagarajan

Key clients

K.S.P.S. Natarajan Family Businesses

Tattva Home Healthcare Private Limited (One Life)

Valli Arunachalam

Sporta Technologies Private Limited

Chinnakannan Sivasankaran (In the Arbitration Before Tribunal of Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.N. Variava)

CloudNow Technologies Private Limited & KrissCo group

MIOT Hospitals Private Limited

S. Sushma & U. Seema Agarval (W.P. No. 7284 of 2021 before the Madras High Court)

International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC)

Sanmar Shipping Limited

Results Engineering (Division of Results Marine Pvt. Ltd.)

World Bank Group

Muthayammal Educational and Charitable Trust

Work highlights

  • Filed a Writ Petition seeking police protection on behalf of a lesbian couple before the Madras High Court as they faced strong opposition and threats from their family.
  • Conducted the first ever Conclave on Online Gaming at the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, Tamil Nadu on behalf of Sporta Technologies, which owns Dream11 which is one of the largest online fantasy sport platforms in India.
  • Filed Criminal Complaint and issued Cease and Desist Notice on behalf of the World Bank Group against a delinquent ex-employee who harassed the staff and management with death threats and also threatened to commit suicide.

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co. established its Chennai office July 2021 focusing on corporate M&A, venture capital, private equity and general commercial work. Vivek Sriram, Arva Merchant and Thriyambak J. Kannan are three of the key team members who undertake an impressive range of commercial work in industries ranging from energy and industrial products to consumer products and services. Its client list is also impressive; from smaller investors to well-known global corporations.

Altacit Global

Demonstrating in-depth expertise in the areas of regulatory compliance, corporate law and intellectual property, the Altacit Global team boasts a diverse domestic and international client base. Being both a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and the firm’s founder, Sudhir Ravindran specialises in corporate and IT law issues, whilst Naveen Kumar is experienced in patent and design drafting and prosecution. Filma Varghese regularly advises leading corporates, and Lakshminarayanan Alaguraja is an expert on IP litigation. Trade mark associate Abirami K focuses on the enforcement of trade marks, while Naveen T and Mahalakshmi Suresh are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Sudhir Ravindran; Lakshminarayanan; Filma Varghese; Naveen Kumar

Other key lawyers:

Abirami; Naveen T; Mahalakshmi

Key clients

Waterfield Advisors Private Limited TM

Parsa Pictures Pvt Ltd Legal

Athenese-Dx Private Limited TM & Leagl

Westinghouse Air Conditioning and Electronics TM

Cy Myutec Anand Pvt Ltd, patent

Medopharm Private Limited, TM & Patent

Nanox Ai Labss Private Limited TM

Neuberg Diagnostics Private Limited TM& Leagal

VA Tech Wabag Limited. TM Patent

Zf Rane Automotive India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Westinghouse Air Conditioning and Electronics IP portfolio and also monitors the conflicting marks and taking actions globally.
  • Advised CY Myutec ANAND Private Limited in securing their innovative technologies through patent filings in India.
  • Advised Parsa Piches with various legal matters, including drafting and issuing notices to opposing Parties.

Fox Mandal & Associates

Jeevanandham Rajagopal is the leading lawyer at Fox Mandal & Associates‘ Chenai office. He spearheads work across foreign investment into India, joint ventures, debt and equity funding for various projects. The team, which includes Taruna Raju and Divya Jude, also works extensively on outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions, specialising in representing promoters and founders.

Practice head(s):

Jeevanandham Rajagopal

Other key lawyers:

Taruna Raju;Divya Jude

Key clients

ACPL Systems Private Limited (India), ACPL Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and their Promoters

Testbook Edu Solutions Private Limited and its Promoters

Zeta Holdings GmBH and Zeta GmBH.

Randa India LLC and Randa Accessories LLC

Anon Food & Beverages Private Limited

Demopolis Equity Partners LLC

Presto Info Solutions Private Limited

Uttez Digital India Private Limited

Plaza Premium Group

DHL Group

Wiley Group

NTC Group (including NTC Logistics India Private Limited)

Veego Pharma, LLC and group

LBR / RBL Group, India and UK

Group IPS NV

Halma PLC

Social Beat

Heat & Control Group, India and Australia

Visual Data Media Services Private Limited and VDMS Solutions Private Limited

CGI Information Systems And Management Consultants Private Limited

Kaar Technologies India Private Limited

Veego Pharma LLC

Work highlights

  • Engaged as the Legal Expert for the Preparation of Detailed Feasibility Report (DFR) for Restoration of 3 rivers in Tamil Nadu, namely, Cooum & Adyar Rivers and Buckingham Canal.
  • Advised Demopolis Equity Partners LLC on significant investment in Tyfone India Private Limited and merger of Tyfone India Private Limited with Cubus Solutions Inc (and its Indian subsidiary, Cubus Banking Solutions Private Limited).
  • Advised the State Government on the repeal of Tamil Nadu Ownership Act, 1994 and reenactment of the Tamil Nadu Apartment Ownership Act, 2022.

King, Stubb & Kasiva

In the Chennai office of King, Stubb & Kasiva, Prithiviraj Senthil Nathan drives the M&A and commercial work, both advisory and contentious. The team assists global and domestic clients in industries ranging from tech and pharma to manufacturing and automobiles. Aravindh Asokan and Rohan Chinnappa are other team members who assist with acquisitions and various investment mandates including those for private equity and venture capital clients.

Practice head(s):

Prithiviraj Senthil Nathan

Other key lawyers:

Aravindh Asokan; Rohan Chinnappa

Key clients

Santosh Kumar (AVP, Canbank Ventures)

Devarjun Das (AVP – Legal, iBus Network & Infrastructure Pvt Ltd)

Sandeep U (VP – Accounts & Finance, 315 Work Avenue)

Erick Sawyer (Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, inhabit IQ)

Jonathan Young (Assistant General Counsel, Agilysys Inc)

Srinivas Sista (CEO, Digitised Energy)

Christine Williams (General Counsel, APAC, Tronox Holdings)

Ellen Dale (General Counsel, PIM Brands, Inc)

Rashmi Ramachandran (Financial Controller, Crestron Electronics)

John E. Welch (Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President, Digital Management Inc Companies)

Heather Stevenson (Senior Director, Finance & Corporate Services, Galvmed Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines)

Yurii Dzera (Senior Associate, Ciklum Operations UK)

Vijayshyam Acharya (Global Head – Quest Global)

Anubhav Kapoor (Legal Head – Ford Motors)

Motty John (General Counsel – PNB Metlife)

Work highlights

  • Assisted SSW Partners, a New York based investment partnership (“SSW”) in selling Veoneer’s Active Safety Business automotive technology to Magna International Inc., a mobility technology company and one of the largest suppliers in the auto industry.
  • Advised Baird Capital’s Global Private Equity Fund on their investment in JMAN Group (JMAN), an international commercially focused data consultancy. Baird Capital manages two investment platforms: Global Private Equity and U.S. Venture Capital and makes investments in B2B technology & services-focused companies around the world.

Samvad Partners

Primarily covering intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and commercial dispute resolution matters, the Samvad Partners practice frequently acts on behalf of Indian and global companies. The team has vast experience in handling technology licensing and patent technology issues, with Rohan George leading the group, specialising in all aspects of technology contracting and data protection. Senior Associate Meera Moganasundaram is noted for her commercial litigation and arbitration expertise.

Practice head(s):

Rohan George

Other key lawyers:

Meera Moganasundaram

Key clients

ABI Health Technologies Private Limited (Claimbook)

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Brickwork Ratings India Pvt. Ltd.

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT)

Commercial Real Estate Exchange Incorporated (CREXi)

Competition Commission of India

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company

Healthium Medtech Pvt Ltd (formerly Sutures India Pvt Ltd)

Indigra Exports

Indo National Limited

mByom Consulting and Management Services LLP

Miles Education Pvt. Ltd.,

NetApp Inc.,

Open Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd

Forms and Gears LLP

Saathi, Inc

The Former Promoters and Directors of Shriram Land Development Private Limited

The Hindu Group

Sundaram Finance Group

Work highlights

  • Representing the Hindu Group in corporate litigation proceedings regarding the execution of an arbitral award.
  • Representing Sundaram Finance Ltd in data protection advisory and structuring, and in technology licensing matters.
  • Assisting Healthium Medtech Pvt Ltd with its trademark and patent prosecution and strategy.