Firms To Watch: Labour and employment

Economic Laws Practice provides centric services to all business organisations, from CXO recruitment, consultancy agreements, and secondment agreements to separation agreements and disciplinary enquiries/investigations.
Link Legal's employment practice regularly advises on compliances and structuring of commercial transactions, M&A, divestitures and takeovers related matters, and specialises in conducting human resource audits.

Labour and employment in India


The employment team of IndusLaw advises clients on all contentious and non-contentious matters and is praised for being ‘resourceful and innovative in finding creative solutions for business requirements’. Practice head Avik Biswas has extensive experience of working with legal and HR functions of multinational corporations and is ‘a trusted guide concerning the employment legal practice area’. Vaibhav Bharadwaj specialises in advising clients on complex matters such as internal disciplinary investigations and inquiries and is praised for ‘understanding client’s requirements very quickly’. Sowmya Kumar regularly advises on matters related to employee severances and reduction in workforce exercises, while rising star Ivana Chatterjee specialises in employee policies, social security legislations and compensation and benefits.

Practice head(s):

Avik Biswas

Other key lawyers:

Sowmya Kumar; Vaibhav Bhardwaj; Ivana Chatterjee


‘Avik Biswas and Sowmya Kumar run a fantastic analytical employment law practice at Indus Law.’

‘The firm has an ability to jump into action on urgent matters without delay. It fares very well in all aspects and has a robust employment practice.’

‘The firm has an extensive and very responsive team. It is one of the few Indian firms to have a standalone labour and employment law practice.’

‘Avik Biswas from IndusLaw is a great business partner, specifically on employment and labour laws. He and his team add value to the large HR function and its policies and procedures in a company.’

‘Indus Law partner Avik Biswas is a trusted guide in relation to the employment legal practice area. The team, led by him, is responsive and well abreast with the legal environment, which is quite dynamic.’

Key clients

Coca Cola India

Roofoods Limited (Deliveroo UK)

Urban company

Shell India

Infosys Technologies


Siemens India

Pernord Ricard India

ITC Limited

Accor Hotels

Metro Cash & Carry

InMobi Technologies

Penguin Random House

Kia Motors

Optum Global Solutions

Magna International

Adani Group

Gates Corporation

Clarivate Analytics

Worley Group

Kraft Heinz

Uber India


Work highlights

  • Advised Deliveroo on the incorporation of its technology-hub in India and setting up its entire HR structure from the very inception.
  • Advised Infosys Limited on a wide range of matters including impact of criminal proceedings against employees, Indian jurisprudence on misconduct and key internal policies such as the bench, disciplinary and separation policy.
  • Advised Shell India on social security contributions for various categories of inbound and outbound deputations, under existing laws and the proposed labour codes.

Khaitan & Co LLP

Khaitan & Co LLP assists domestic and international clients with a diverse set of labour and employment matters and is ‘always quick to respond and give comprehensive advice’. Practice head Anshul Prakash is the ‘go-to partner’ for all contentious and non-contentious matters, including workforce management, social security, industrial relations, workplace harassment and discrimination, and internal investigations. Vinay Joy regularly advises on employment agreements, policies, employee stock option schemes and has considerable experience in assisting companies with internal investigations, sexual harassment investigations and inquiries. Rising stars Kruthi Murthy and Abhimanyu Pal have been advising clients on trade union issues, drafting human resource and personnel policies, and conducting labour audits.

Practice head(s):

Anshul Prakash

Other key lawyers:

Vinay Joy; Abhimanyu Pal; Kruthi Murthy


‘Khaitan & Co. has the expertise in handling issues related to labour and employment issues. It is able to give advise on all aspects, quick to respond and give comprehensive advise.’

‘Anshul Prakash is the go-to partner in the firm.’

Key clients

Welspun Group

FirstRand Bank

NatWest Group

Mondelez India

Tesla Inc.

HDFC Limited

Larsen and Toubro Infotech Limited

Franklin Resources, Inc

Tata Communications

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals

Work highlights

  • Advised Axis Bank Limited on a range of complex employment issues emanating from a highly unionised workforce of Citibank and related collective bargaining agreements, treatment of payments and benefits upon movement of the transferring employees to Axis Bank Limited.
  • Advised Franklin Resources, Inc., on outsourcing of its global transfer agency business to Fidelity National Information Services Inc, a global fintech provider.
  • Represented British Telecom in a writ petition before the Delhi High Court and obtained favourable orders against the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.

Kochhar & Co.

Kochhar & Co. has a ‘commercially minded‘ premier labour and employment practice that handles a mix of advisory, transactional and contentious work. Rohit Kochhar  who specialises in sexual harassment matters, jointly heads the team with Suhas Srinivasiah who has more than two decades of experience in providing ‘timely advice and commercial solutions’ to clients from the technology and outsourcing industry. Debjani Aich assists clients with large-scale reductions-in-force matters and acts for clients before the labour authorities, while Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan specialises in conducting human resource audits and preparing employee policies, terms and conditions, and ESOP schemes. Rising star Sidharth Santosh has substantial experience in matters related to statutory benefit pay-outs and workplace investigations.

Practice head(s):

Rohit Kochhar; Suhas Srinivasiah

Other key lawyers:

Debjani Aich; Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan; Sidharth Santosh


‘The lawyers at Kochhar & Co work fast and efficiently. They are cost-efficient and commercial-minded, which is a rare attribute for external counsel.’

‘Suhas is a very experienced lawyer and provides short and sharp advice. He makes himself available to his clients even during off hours.’

‘Kochhar & Co’s practice has specialization in different fields of law. They collaborate very effectively on matters requiring legal advice and interventions.’

‘Kochhar & Co team understand the client culture and requirement. They are very attentive and flexible enough to adjust themselves to client expectations. Their pricing is quite competitive and transparent billing.’

‘Both Suhas Srinivasiah and Siddharth Santosh provide practical advice that is easily digestible in a timely manner.’

‘Suhas Srinivasiah and Siddharth Santosh are able to understand questions quickly and comprehensively. They then provide guidance that is not overly complicated or long-winded.’

‘Kochhar & Co’s has expertise in a wide range of labour and employment legal matters – spanning non-solicitation, employing People With Disability, Special bonuses situations, Vendor contracts and employees special training conditions.’

Key clients

Alliance Data Systems Corporation

Air France-KLM

Believe Digital

Connor Clark & Lunn


Exxon Mobil

Fox Corporation

GBT (American Express Group)

Groz Beckert Group

Marks & Spencer

Marriott Hotels


Positronic Interconnects


SIEMENS Healthcare

Standard & Poor’s

Target Corporation


Telliant Systems USA

Warner Brothers

Willis Towers Watsons

Wells Fargo Bank


Work highlights

  • Advised Fox on all its human resources activities in India.
  • Advised Standard & Poor’s India on a range of overall employment law-related issues.

Nishith Desai Associates

The HR team of Nishith Desai Associates provides employment and labour law advice to multinational clients from a wide range of sectors, including IT, outsourcing, banking and finance, telecommunications, media, and pharmaceuticals. Practice head Vikram Shroff handles sensitive HR matters such as executive contracts and compensation, ESOPs, confidentiality and IP assignment, and sexual harassment allegations. Ajay Singh Solanki specialises in enforcing restrictive covenants and matters related to employee fraud and bribery, employee downsizing, and employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Vikram Shroff

Other key lawyers:

Ajay Singh Solanki


‘The team is very connected to the IT industry and produces valuable inputs on market practices. The firm itself consists of additional teams who are available as well in case of correlation between employment law matters and other matters (commercial law for instance) and provide very practical advice.’

‘Vikram Shroff takes a personal interest in the client, is very committed, and very knowledgeable and seems to be making every effort to hold the most updated information on both the legal domain and on-the-ground practices.’

Ajay Solanki is a great lawyer who provides good and comprehensive advice and takes ownership and accountability on the matter in his responsibility.’

Key clients




General Mills


General Atlantic


Bank of New York Mellon

Dun & Bradstreet










TPG Global

Silicon Valley Bank





Automation Anywhere

Triumph International






McCormick & Company

TD Bank

Antylia Scientific

Daikin Applied

Huron Consulting

Global Foundries

Work highlights

  • Advised Apollo Global on employment law related issues on the transaction.  
  • Advised Nvidia on the Indian employment law aspects on the transaction.
  • Advised ICU Medical on employment law issues in relation to its acquisition.


Trilegal has a stand-alone and specialised employment practice that works with India’s largest multinational corporations. Atul Gupta’s practice covers all aspects of employment law, with extensive capabilities and experience in dealing with high-value, complex and sensitive matters, including workplace harassment and misconduct investigations, large-scale employee exits and restructurings, and senior employee separations. Swarnima is praised for her ‘practical advice’ and specialises in matters related to compensation restructuring, framing and negotiating senior management contracts, workforce reorganizations, and compliance with social security laws. Rising star Parvathy Tharamel focuses on cases of employee separation, workplace diversity, and restrictive covenants, while Kanishka Maggon specialises in the manufacturing, renewable energy, and technology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Atul Gupta; Swarnima

Other key lawyers:

Kanishka Maggon; Parvathy Tharamel


‘The firm provides clear and practical advice.’

‘Trilegal is the go-to firm for Indian employment law matters. It assists on numerous complex matters from business acquisitions to HR compliance.’

Key clients



Prosus Ventures

Capgemini India





Rolls Royce


Work highlights

  • Advised Prosus on its $4.7bn acquisition of BillDesk (through Indiaideas) (Target), the largest ever acquisition in India’s digital payment space.
  • Advised PayPal on its financial wellness platform launch in partnership with EarlySalary to offer employees instant cash advances against earned salary.
  • Advised Atlassian on all critical employment law matters in India and ‘Team Anywhere Project’ to introduce a permanent remote working model for its employees globally and in India.

ALMT Legal

The labour and employment team of ALMT Legal relies on the firm’s expertise in other fields such as tax, immigration, exchange control and M&A to provide all-round advice to its international employer and senior executive clients from a wide range of industry sectors. Practice head Aliff Fazelbhoy‘s work includes drafting contracts, employee handbooks and company policies, and dealing with misconduct cases and disciplinary inquiries. Junia Sebastian focuses on employment law matters arising from business transfers and the integration of acquired businesses. Souvik Paul Mazumdar helps corporates in structuring and streamlining their HR practice and drafting ESOP schemes. Rising star Ahetesham Thaver advises multinational companies on all aspects of Indian employment laws, including drafting employment agreements, human resource manuals and policies.

Practice head(s):

Aliff Fazelbhoy

Other key lawyers:

Junia Sebastian; Souvik Paul Mazumdar; Ahetesham. A. Thaver

Key clients

CAI Info India Private Limited

Cofresco Frischhalteprodukte GmbH & Co. KG.

Direct Dialogue Initiatives India Pvt. Ltd

Exikon Technology

Gebruder Loedige

Intermedics Healthcare LLP

Net Connect Pvt. Ltd

V Ships India Pvt. Ltd

Zocdoc Online Health Management India Pvt. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised IAV GmbH on the various compliances to be undertaken during closing down of subsidiary in India.

AZB & Partners

AZB & Partners assists clients on a wide range of employment and labour law matters, including workforce restructuring, harassment and discrimination, compensation, employee separation, and employment issues in corporate transactions. The team is led by the quartet of Nohid Nooreyezdan, who specialises in structuring employee policies post business re-organisation and cross-border M&A transactions, Sunila Awasthi, who handles misconduct investigations and employee transfers, Rachit Bahl, who assists clients with employment contracts and non-compete obligations, and Veena Gopalakrishnan, who specilaises in contentious senior managerial exits, reductions in force, and discrimination and harassment. Sumit Ghoshal and Aprajita Rana are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Nohid Nooreyezdan; Sunila Awasthi; Rachit Bahl; Veena Gopalakrishnan

Other key lawyers:

Sumit Ghoshal; Aprajita Rana


‘The team’s strength is in not just informing clients of the law, and legal aspects but also relating it to a given practical situation of the client. The team guides the in-house counsel to take informed decisions and helps mitigate risks.’

‘AZB’s attorneys are incredibly responsive and thoughtful – taking the time to truly understand the business model of the clients and advises on the best course of action accordingly.’

‘Sunila Awasthi is extraordinarily collaborative, responsive and professional.’

Key clients

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited and its group entities

Smile Train India

Genpact India Private Limited and its group entities

Women’s World Banking

Castrol India Limited

Star India Private Limited

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

KKR India Private Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon Seller Services Private Limited and its group companies on a variety of sensitive and strategic employment law-related issues.
  • Advised Smile Train India on employment law compliance, revised global employment policies and procedures.
  • Advised Genpact India on workforce restructuring for their Indian operations including classification of workforce, severance actions, contract labour engagement, etc.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The employment team of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas handles large volumes of complex work, both advisory and transactional, for clients from a wide range of sectors, including banking, pharmaceuticals, outsourcing, banking and finance, BFSI and telecommunications. Practice head Rashmi Pradeep advises various international and domestic corporations on both day-to-day  employment issues and has conducted many high-profile and sensitive investigations based on whistle-blower complaints. Richa Mohanty has extensive experience in the transition of employees in cases of mergers and acquisitions, individual and mass redundancies, and sexual harassment. Ankita Ray has handled many large-scale closure and downsizing matters, while Abe Abraham specialises in overseas employee stock option plans and agreements issued by overseas entities to employees of subsidiaries in India.

Practice head(s):

Rashmi Pradeep

Other key lawyers:

Richa Mohanty; Abe Abraham; Ankita Ray

Key clients

Bytedance (TikTok)

Essar Ports


Hinduja Global Solutions


Boston Consulting Group

Colgate Palmolive


DXC Group

Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Advised various clients including Colgate Palmolive, TE Connectivity, Equinix, Procter and Gamble, Morgan Stanley and United States Pharmacopeia on the transition into the new labour law regime.
  • Advised on the implementation of work from home/ hybrid models and complications arising out of cross-jurisdiction remote working.
  • Advised on return to office protocols and vaccination mandates in light of various central and state government orders issued pursuant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Majmudar & Partners

Majmudar & Partners‘s employment practice advises on transactional and contentious employment matters, along with significant coverage of employee tax issues. The team, led by the duo of Neerav Merchant and N. Raja Sujith, handles a wide range of matters, including due diligence, strategies on dismissing employees and reorganisations of workforces. It also handles negotiating senior-level employment agreements, and employee benefits.

Practice head(s):

Neerav Merchant; N. Raja Sujith


‘The team is very responsive and professional.’

‘The team handles HR and corporate matters very well. It seems well connected and has a good understanding of how to navigate locally with authorities etc.’

‘The experienced team which replies in good time and gives all the information needed and often in cases more that is relevant.’

Key clients

LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell Limited)

Transatlantic Law International

Knowcraft Analytics Pvt. Ltd

Ncontracts LLC

Elementis Holdings Ltd

Kamstrup A/S

CompuCom Systems, Inc.

Perforce Software, Inc.


Frontdoor, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised LifeWorks (formerly Morneau Shepell Limited), North America’s largest employee benefits company, on Indian employment law issues in connection with its Indian subsidiary.
  • Assisted Transatlantic Law International with its advising to client, American Express, on the implementation of its global employee stock option plans, from an Indian law perspective.
  • Advised Ncontracts LLC on Indian employment law considerations in engaging individuals for software development services, in a back-to-back arrangement through a master services agreement.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The employment and labour law practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co offers comprehensive advice on all employment law matters in conjunction with its other practice areas to provide litigation advice and specialised assistance in industry-specific matters. Pooja Ramchandani heads the team and advises various multinationals and large corporations on employee matters related to closures, stock options, mergers, business transfers, and industrial disputes. Rising star Kriti Kaushik specialises in issues related to entry and exit strategies, contract labour, and engagement and compensation structures of senior management. Suruchi Kumar focuses on closure of establishments and severance pay, while Suryansh Gupta advises on employment agreements, restrictive covenants, HR policies and immigration.

Practice head(s):

Pooja Ramchandani

Other key lawyers:

Kriti Kaushik; Suruchi Kumar; Suryansh Gupta

Key clients

Toppan Inc.

Norwest Capital LLC

Nidec Corporation

Aragen Life Sciences Private Limited

TPG Growth V SF Markets Pte. Ltd

Flutter Entertainment Plc.

Tech Mahindra Limited

Curefit Services Private Limited

CA Magnum Holdings

API Holdings Private Limited

Sony Pictures Networks India

Kubota Corporation

Delhivery Private Limited

Ashlar Law

Ashlar Law’s employment team ‘always goes above and beyond to help its clients’. Practice head Pingal Khan is ‘extremally collaborative and patient’ and advises on various critical employment law issues, including employee retrenchment, closure of undertakings, transfer of employees, and sensitive employment law disputes. Roshan Jacob is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Pingal Khan

Other key lawyers:

Roshan Jacob


‘The team is thorough with legal knowledge and the support provided by the team is commendable. The interactions with the team and support exceed expectations.’

‘The team has an extremely high level of expertise and a thorough understanding of the law. It goes above and beyond to help its clients.’

‘Pingal and his team are extremely collaborative and patient with their clients and take the time and effort to explain matters. They are very helpful and go above and beyond for their clients.’

‘Pingal constantly goes above and beyond for cases and always makes sure that the client has achieved the desired outcome even though the scope of work may have been increased significantly.’

Key clients

Workex Solution & Services Pvt Ltd

Gigforce Private Limited

Willis Towers Watson

PeopleProsper Technologies Pvt Ltd

North Shore Technologies Pvt Ltd

Firecompass Technologies Pvt Ltd

Datamatics Group

Fluidi5 Technologies Pvt Ltd

Ocwen Financial Solutions Pvt Ltd

Sila Group

Work highlights

  • Advised SILA Group on all precautions and steps required to protect against potential labour law compliance related liabilities in its going concern takeover of Forbes Facility Services Pvt Ltd.
  • Advised Workex Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd ( Workex) on structuring the framework for off rolling both traditional employees as well as gig workers ( independent contractors).
  • Advised on transfer of employees and issue of ESOPs to resident Indian employees in externalised structure while navigating through permanent establishment constructs to Epifeast Inc.

Bharucha & Partners

The HR and employment team at Bharucha & Partners handles a wide range of mandates, such as negotiating employment contracts for senior level employees, settlements with trade unions, drafting and reviewing HR manuals, compliance issues, and internal investigations. The team works with clients from a variety of sectors, including finance, telecommunications, technology, automobile, and manufacturing. Practice head Justin Bharucha is experienced in all advisory and contentious matters and is known for advising on industrial relations and labour issues in corporate transactions, including business sales, mergers, and investments. Vadana Pai specialises in labour law aspects of corporate restructurings and closure of businesses.

Practice head(s):

Justin Bharucha

Other key lawyers:

Vandana Pai

Key clients

Firstsource Solutions Limited

Alchem International Private Limited

Luxury Club Holidays FZC

Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited

PCL Foods Private Limited

BarRaiser Private Limited

Digivive Services Private Limited

Happily Unmarried Marketing

NetProphets Cyberworks Private Limited

Savantis Solutions India Private Limited


Cuddles Foundation

Developing World Markets


General Atlantic

DJo Global

Safeway Concessions

Swasth Foundation

ITC Limited


HSA Advocates

The labour and employment practice of HSA Advocates provides advisory services to multinational and domestic clients on a wide range of labour-related issues. Jivesh Chandrayan heads the team and has handled diverse and high-value matters for multi-national corporations from sectors, including IT, fintech, defence, tourism, and real estate. Soumya Kanti De Mallik assists with drafting HR policies, compliance audits, and advice on ESOPs. Associate Anant Joshi advises on employment-related aspects of M&A transactions and represents clients before regulatory and adjudicatory state authorities.

Practice head(s):

Jivesh Chandrayan

Other key lawyers:

Soumya Kanti De Mallik; Anant Joshi


‘HSA Advocates’ consists of extremely reliable lawyers who will go the extra mile whenever needed. In time-constrained situations, they have acted promptly and adequately to address whatever our needs have been.’

‘Jivesh Chandrayan is a brilliant lawyer with a refined sense of strategic planning in disputes. He is likeable and sharp.’

‘HSA Advocates are very supportive in helping their clients align the human resources and employment-related policies in line with applicable laws.’

Key clients

Amplus Energy Solutions Private Limited

Infobip (India) Private Limited

Gail Limited

Assystem Group and STUP Consultants Pvt Limited


GATX India Private Limited

Client referred by Juntle LLP (China)

Mumbai Port Trust

Innovaccer India

Acme Solar Energy Pvt Ltd

Viswatma Solar Energy Pvt Ltd

JVS Industries

Acko Technology and Services Pvt Ltd

Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt Ltd


ISS World

Linak A/S

Terma A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised Infobip on the applicable law regarding employees’ health and safety at the central level as well as in states where the client has its establishments.
  • Advised JVS Industries on the substantive and procedural law relating to the workforce rationalization exercise to be executed.
  • Advised Terma A/S on the dichotomy between workman and non-workmen and the differences in termination related compliance under Indian law.

Phoenix Legal

Phoenix Legal regularly advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including employment law issues arising from M&A, business transfers, and reorganisation transactions. The firm has a strong presence in the manufacturing and services sectors, including software and outsourcing companies. The team is jointly led by Manjula Chawla, Saket Shukla, Abhishek Saxena, Sawant Singh, Vasanth Rajasekaran, and Pranav Srivastava.

Practice head(s):

Manjula Chawla; Saket Shukla; Abhishek Saxena; Sawant Singh; Vasanth Rajasekaran; Pranav Srivastava

Key clients

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Monster Energy Company

Dell Technologies Inc

Samvad Partners

Samvad Partners offers advice on all aspects of employment matters applicable to the entire life cycle of a company, from set up to shut down. The team is led by the duo of Poornima Hatti, who advises clients on cross-border contentious employment issues, and Ashwini Vittalachar, who focuses on the transactional and advisory side of employment law. Junaira Rahman regularly advises domestic and multinational corporations in the technology, insurance, retail, and manufacturing sector on complex issues relating to statutory compliance, maternity, gratuity and social security benefits. Senior associates Pratik Patnaik and Nivedita Udupa and associate Srinivas Raman are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ashwini Vittalachar; Poornima Hatti

Other key lawyers:

Junaira Rahman; Pratik Patnaik; Nivedita Udupa; Srinivas Raman


‘The team is very knowledgeable and solution-oriented.’

‘Nivedita Udupa is a great help, understands nuances of employment law very well.’

Key clients

AR Grandeye India Private Limited

CIGNEX Datamatics Technologies Limited

Daiwa Corporate Advisory India Private Limited

Delhivery Limited

Eastern Engineering Company Private Limited

Exilant Technologies Private Limited

Expertrons Technologies Private Limited

Fintellix Solutions Private Limited

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Global Consumer Products Private Limited

Huron Eurasia Private Limited

Interglobe Aviation Ltd. (Indigo)

JP Morgan India Services Private Limited

Jumbotail Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Knowlarity Communications Private Limited

Logos India

Mahindra Aerostructures Pvt. Ltd.

Manthan Software Services Private Limited

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

MTS Systems Corporation

Robotic Wares Private Limited (Fareye)

Rukum Capital

Sarvaloka Services-On-Call Private Limited

Securens Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Sequoia Capital India LLP

SFO Technologies Private Limited

Smartpaddle Technology Private Limited (Bizongo)

Stryker Global Technology Centre Private Limited

Thorogood Associates India Pvt. Ltd

Verisk Advisory Private Limited

Visa Inc.

Wellthy Therapeutics

Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited

Singhania & Partners LLP

Singhania & Partners LLP assists Indian and overseas companies on multiple labour law issues, including structuring of stock option plans, employment of expatriates, termination of employment contracts and severances, due diligence, recruitment contracts, and POSH laws. The team is led by the trio of Ravi Singhania, Manish Kumar Sharma and Dipak Rao, who specialises in dealing with employee transfer issues during M&A and technology transfer transactions.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Manish Kumar Sharma; Dipak Rao


‘The firm has a professional, experienced and responsive team which is diligent and employs best practices always to provide right solutions as per client’s needs.’

Key clients

Avantha Technologies

Spectrum Consultants

Ness Digital Engineering

CottonConnect South Asia Private Limited


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Codleo Consulting

Miles & Stockbridge

CCH Asia Pte Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ness Digital Engineering with the transfer of its personnel to cognizant, an IT giant, as a result of takeover procedures, while assuring perfect compliance with all Indian laws governing such transactions.
  • Assisted Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with reviewing and finalising the employee’s consent document, created for assembly and transfer of information, working within the ambit of Indian laws.
  • Advised on the concept of employee’s consent under data privacy laws.

Vaish Associates

The HR and employment team at Vaish Associates is best known for its HR due diligence, advisory work, documentation, and related litigation. The team is led by the duo of Bomi Daruwala and Tushar Shah, who has worked extensively on drafting and reviewing both local and international employment policies and agreements, HR manuals, and anti-sexual harassment policies. Associate partner Manish Tully advises clients on non-compete agreements, disciplinary proceedings, drafting of termination notices, and undertaking audits related to compliance with complex employment laws of India.

Practice head(s):

Bomi F. Daruwala; Tushar K Shah

Other key lawyers:

Manish Tully

Key clients

Reachlocal Services Private Limited

Hyland Software Solutions India LLP

Wilo Mather and Platt Pumps Private Limited

Gokelp HR Services Private Limited

L.E.K. Consulting Private Limited

Baxalta Bioscience India Private Limited

Mindcrest (India)Private Limited

DCI Engineers, LLC

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Shirt Company (India) Private Limited

Continental India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Wilo Mather and Platt Pumps Private Limited on the measures to help the managing director to insulate himself and even mitigate his risk wherever feasible.
  • Assisted L.E.K. Consulting Private Limited with the creation of thier structure policy.
  • Advised Metacube Software Private Limited on the existing employment bond to balance out various concern such as ensuring that bond was water tight, compliance with law and not be harsh to scare away new recruits or parents.  

Chadha & Co

The labour and employment practice group of Chadha & Co provides advice related to all employment matters including restructuring pay scales, drafting internal policies, data privacy issues, and preparing business strategies. Savita Sarna covers all aspects of employment law, from drafting employment contracts to boardroom and executive disputes, along with the founder and managing partner, Namita Chadha.

Practice head(s):

Namita Chada; Savita Sarna

Other key lawyers:

Manila Sarkaria

Key clients

International Trading Fashion & Apparel Supply Limited(Hong Kong)/ ITFAS India Fashion Private Limited

STMicroelectronics Private Limited

United Ocean Ship Management Pte Ltd

DSM Nutritional Products India Private Limited

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Master Builders Solutions India Private Limited

RTB House

Covestro (Netherlands) B.V.

IT Convergence Professional Services Pvt. Ltd.

Tessolve Semiconductor Private Limited

Long Arc Capital, New York

MAF Clothing Private Limited

Altus Group, Canada

Clasis Law

Clasis Law assists clients on all aspects of labour and employment law, both domestic and international and in a range of industries;  retail, hospitality, insurance, aviation, manufacturing, automobile, finance, and IT. Vineet Aneja has extensive experience in conducting due diligence and analysing transactional issues and jointly heads the team with Vikram Bhargava, who specialises in retrenchment and transfer of employees and all labour-related compliances and documentation. Senior associate Vikas Khurana and associate Raveena Verma are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Vineet Aneja; Vikram Bhargava

Other key lawyers:

Vikas Khurana; Raveena Verma

Fox Mandal & Associates

Fox Mandal & Associates handles work relating to compliance, implementation of HR policies and systems for its diverse client list in manufacturing, IT and healthcare. The team is led by the trio of Kaustuv Nath Chunder, Purnima Kamble, and Shyamal Mukherjee. Kaamya Ramanan advises on a variety of employment-related matters, including advisory, compliance, structuring of policies, and disciplinary or termination-related issues.

Practice head(s):

Kaustuv Chunder; Purnima Kamble; Shyamal Mukherjee

Other key lawyers:

Kaamya Ramanan

Key clients

SIS Software India Ltd

CDK Global (India) Private Ltd

United States Pharmacopeia – India Private Limited

Synchrony International Services Private Limited

FineOS Corporation

Luthra Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Advised United States Pharmacopeia – India Private Limited on permanent remote work structure.
  • Advised an IT company on the transfer of employees within the group company pursuant to merger of companies.

G&W Legal

The ‘skilled team’ of G&W Legal advises on all legal issues from employment and industrial relation to workforce managemet and provides ‘an exceptional level of client service’. Disha Mohanty chairs the labour and employment practice; she carries vast experience in assisting clients with cross-border secondment arrangements, employment termination, due diligence matters and is a ‘strong and diplomatic legal advisor’. Co-chair Srijoy Das is noted for identifying ‘themes and patterns quickly in assessing risks‘ whereas Anup Kumar is specialises in handling regulatory compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Disha Mohanty; Srijoy Das

Other key lawyers:

Anup Kumar


‘Disha Mohanty is knowledgeable, responsive and provides high-quality advice.’

‘Disha Mohanty, Srijoy Das and Anup Kumar are all very diligent and provide practical advice for the client’s business and situation.’

‘Disha Mohanty is very logical in her approach and always stands by her clients when required.’

‘Team is very responsive and gives commercially workable advice.’

‘Disha Mohanty can break the legal issues down clearly and concisely and provide practical solutions.’

‘G&W is very practical firm for business. It is quick to give preliminary advice and reliable in setting expectations for final products. It has expertise in both for-profit and nonprofit corporations.’

Key clients

Lululemon athletica

Qumu Corporation

ON Semiconductor

Keller Williams, USA

Digi-Key Corporation, USA

Juniper Networks Inc., USA

ID Insight, USA

Work highlights

  • Advised a real estate franchise company on entry strategy into India, and in conjunction with corporate team from engagement of contractors to employment risks for franchisee’s employees.
  • Advised a software company on stock options plans for Indian employees and coordinated globally for implementation of option plans across various subsidiaries.
  • Advised international NGO on transiting its operations in India from a third party service provider to its own subsidiary.

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners offers advice on matters related to employee benefits, employment agreements and policies, and workplace diversity and discrimination issues. Other services include assistance with employee disputes, disciplinary investigations, and sexual harassment-related matters. The team is led by Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti. Shantanu Malik is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bhart

Other key lawyers:

Shantanu Malik

Key clients

G4S Secure Solutions India Pvt Ltd

Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented G4S Secure Solutions India Pvt Ltd in many matters before Central Government Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Courts.
  • Advised Tata Housing Development Company Limited on the labour law compliance, employment aspects of the transactions and various strategies pertaining to dispute management.
  • Advised Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. on transactional documentation, compliances, labour issues, tax issues and leave & license agreements for several ITDC hotels.

Lumiere Law Partners

Lumiere Law Partners undertakes a wide range of employment and labour law-related mandates, including due diligence exercises, advising on compliance with labour and employment laws, drafting employment and service contracts, reviewing and implementing employment policies, and employment disputes. The team is led by the quartet of Probal Bhaduri, Nidhi Arora, Monika Deshmukh, and Nishant Arora, who all have experience in handling local and cross-border employment law-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Probal Bhaduri; Nidhi Arora; Monika Deshmukh; Nishant Arora


‘The firm is very reactive and provides clear explanations.’

Key clients

Bharat FIH Limited

Campus Activewear Limited

The Canada Life Assurance Company

Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V.

GlobalData Plc

Intellect Design Arena Limited

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

Covea Coopérations

Creative Asia Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Campus Activewear Limited on labour and employment laws, including drafting review of manpower supply agreements and ESOP policies. from time to time.
  • Advised the Canada Life Assurance Company on Indian employment laws in relation to a proposed expansion of operations and consequent restructuring of its employees in India including transfer of employees.
  • Advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited on the applicability of labour and employment laws to various sections of workforce.