Firm Profile > ATLAS LAW PARTNERS > New Delhi, India
ATLAS LAW PARTNERS Offices
250, Okhla Industrial Estate Phase 3 Rd
ATLAS LAW PARTNERS > The Legal 500 Rankings
Corporate and M&A Tier 4
With particular strength in the real estate sector, ATLAS LAW PARTNERS is instructed by domestic and overseas companies and India-focused funds in relation to M&A transactions and commercial matters. Joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and demergers populate the team's workload. Leading the M&A department is Niti Paul, who advises on entry strategies for foreign entities, takeover of companies and regulatory approvals.
Other key lawyers:
M3M India Private Limited
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)
Euramco GmBh (formerly Sachsenfonds GmBh)
Kunshan QTech Microelectronics (India) Private Limited
Carzonrent (India) Private Limited
SuperKisan E-Commerce Private Limited
Dalian Wanda Group
Manfield Chemical Investment Limited
With a book of international private equity and venture capital funds (from jurisdictions including Germany and China) on the client roster, ATLAS LAW PARTNERS advises on investments and seed funding for start-ups and growth companies in the real estate, TMT, e-commerce and financial services industries. Practice head Niti Paul and Harry Chawla are the key contacts.
ATLAS LAW PARTNERS > Firm Profile
Atlas Law Partners is a boutique corporate and transactional advisory law firm, with expertise in corporate commercial laws, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, banking and finance, private client practice matters, regulatory matters, antitrust/competition laws and dispute resolution. The firm is head quartered in New Delhi and has a pan India practice.
The firm was established in November 2016. The attorneys at Atlas Law Partners comprise of legal practitioners with varied experience across diverse practice areas and expertise across multiple industries, including banking and financial services, real estate, e-commerce, oil and gas, hospitality, health care, media, technology & entertainment, retail trade, education, steel and power, shipping, aviation, infrastructure, projects and more.
The attorneys at the firm have worked with leading Indian and multinational corporations, financial institutions, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses and governments/government corporations in India and abroad.
Awards and accolades
The firm has received several awards and accolades:
- Harry Chawla ranked in India Business Law Journal’s A-list of Top 100 lawyers in 2020
- Ranked for both Banking and M&A practices by IFLR1000 2021
- Ranked as a Recognized Firm for Banking Finance and Notable Firm for Corporate M&A, Private Equity and Real Estate practices by AsiaLaw 2021
- Ranked for both Banking and M&A practices by IFLR1000 2020
- Ranked as a Notable Firm for both Banking Finance and Corporate M&A practices by AsiaLaw 2020
- Awarded M&A and Banking Finance Law Firm of the Year in India by 2020 Corporate INTL Global Awards
- Awarded Banking & Finance Law Firm of The Year – India by ACQ5 Global Awards 2019
- Awarded the Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in India – 2019 by Global Law Experts
- Harry Chawla recommended as real estate expert by Global Law Experts
- Atlas Law Partners is also an exclusive expert for the banking and finance and real estate practices with the Advisory Excellence Network – 2019, and Harry Chawla is listed as a recognized partner
- Atlas Law Partners is an exclusive expert for banking and finance with the IR Global Network and Harry Chawla, Niti Paul and Medha Srivastava are listed as recognized practitioners
- Named as the Rising Star of India’s legal profession, by India Business Law Journal for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018
- Ranked as the Rising Star in 2018 by Practise League
- Harry Chawla, co-founder and senior partner at the firm was ranked for his work in corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers in 2018
- Harry Chawla ranked in India Business Law Journal’s A-list of Top 100 lawyers in 2016-17
- Niti Paul, the co-founder and a senior partner at the firm, has been featured as one of the prominent figures in The Phenomenal She 2019, published by the Indian National Bar Association
- Harry Chawla featured in the “Constellations – Shining Stars of Indian Legal Fraternity” released by Corporate Counsels Association of India in 2019
- Atlas Law Partners and its co-founders, Harry Chawla and Niti Paul recognized as a Rising Star in the Legal Firmament by InsightsSuccess
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LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Hindi Punjabi Bengali
MembershipsIR Global (www.irglobal.com) Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) New York Bar Association IBA (International Bar Association)
- Advised M3M India Private Limited in raising INR 570 Crores from Oaktree Capital in the form of listed and unlisted non-convertible debentures.
- Advised Kunshan Qtech Microelectronics (India) Private Limited in raising an ECB of US$ 20,000,000 (United States Dollars Twenty Million only) from Kunshan Q Technology (Hong Kong) Limited in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000 and the circulars and guidelines.
- Advised Qtech Group in setting up of their wholly owned subsidiary in India, including undertaking land diligence, filing applications for approval of land allotment by regulatory authorities, reviewing operational contracts and labour and employment matters and all forms of general corporate advisory in relation to the India subsidiary.
- Advised Fosun RZ Capital, an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group, in its Seed Round investment in Dotpe Private Limited, a fin-tech start up. The round size was US$ 8 Mn.
- Advised Fosun RZ Capital, an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group, in its Pre-Series A Round investment in Trell Experiences Private Limited, a video blogging start up. The round size was US$ 4 Mn.
- Advised Hashed Inc. (Korea), in its Series B round investment in Bengaluru-based social audio platform, Headfone, owned and operated by Diacoustic Labs Private Limited. The round size was US$ 2.25 mn.
- Advised Intellicar Telematics Private Limited and its shareholders in 100% sale of their respective shareholding(s) in Intellicar Telematics Private Limited to TVS Motor Company Limited.
- Advised M3M Group in raising INR 644 Mn. (approx. US$ 9.2 Mn) from STCI Finance Limited for general corporate purpose for its ongoing real estate projects.
- Advised M3M India Private Limited in procuring a short term loan of approximately INR 490 Mn (approx. US$ 7 Mn) from Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited for general corporate purposes.
- Advised M3M India Private Limited in procuring a term loan of approximately INR 245 Mn (approx. USD 3.5 Mn) from ICICI Bank Limited for general corporate purposes.
- Advised Chalukya Holiday Resorts Private Limited (Atria Group) in securing a term loan from IndusInd Bank Limited of INR 879.9 Mn (approx. US$ 12.57 Mn) for refinancing of an existing term loan and for general corporate purposes.
Legal Developments28th April 2020 Corona Virus (COVID 19) has engulfed the world into an unprecedented crisis forcing most of the countries to enforce a lockdown on the movement of persons which appears to be the only option to control and contain spread of this dreaded virus. Around 211 countries and areas are experiencing the cases of COVID-19, with around 14,30,298 confirmed cases and 82,130 confirmed deaths, the disease has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (“WHO”). In India itself, the curve is rising at high speed, with 5,194 active cases and 149 deaths as recorded on the 8th of April, 2020. In order to contain the spread of the virus and strictly implement the concept of “social distancing”, the Government of India declared a 21-days nation-wide lockdown with effect from 25th March, 2020 to 14th April, 2020 (Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A), issued on March 24, 2020 by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India), pursuant to the powers conferred on it under Section 10(2)(l) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the order of the National Disaster Management Authority (Order No. 1-29/2020-PP (Pt. II) dated 24th March, 2020. The ‘lock-down’ restricts residents’ movement outside of their homes and orders a closure of all offices, factories and shops, except those considered as essential goods and services.
27th April 2020 On account of COVID – 19 being declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, several countries have taken a slew of drastic measures to combat the spread of the virus. The alarming rise in the number of cases in India actioned the Central Government into implementing a nationwide lock-down. Further, taking cognizance of the disruptions in operations, logistics as well the workforce caused by the lock-down, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India (“MCA”), the market regulatory – Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) and the central bank – Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) announced several relaxations in regulatory and statutory compliances that have to be undertaken by the companies to enable them to tide over this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. In this article, we have discussed the various relaxations permitted to companies for business continuity during this period by the MCA, SEBI and RBI.
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