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L&L Partners Law Offices Offices
1st & 9th Floors, Ashoka Estate
L&L Partners Law Offices > The Legal 500 Rankings
Antitrust and competition Tier 1
Cartel investigations and abuse of dominance matters are points of focus of the antitrust and competition practice at L&L Partners Law Offices. Recent highlights for the team - which is co-led by GR Bhatia, Abdullah Hussain, Kanika Chaudhary Nayar and Rudresh Singh - involved extensive representations before the CCI, securing successful leniency applications for food and drink and insurance companies. Engagements are received from diverse, highly regulated sectors ranging from aviation, energy and auto parts to healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Merger control applications on high-value M&A deals and joint ventures are regularly referred to the practice, notably for a roster of global private equity funds, asset managers and public sector utilities. Clients’ interests are also represented during CCI investigations into abusive market practices.
Hero Enterprises Private Limited
ArcelorMittal Societe Anonyme
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd
Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India-NCR Chapter (CREDAI)
Dhampur Sugar Mills
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Food Corporation of India
Jaiprakash Associates Limited
JK Ansell / Raymond Group
JSW Steel Limited
Laptev Finance Private Limited
Multiplex Association of India
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Corporation
Power Finance Corporation
United Breweries Limited
UV Asset Reconstruction Company
Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Automobiles Tyre Manufactures Association (ATMA)
Explosives Mining Welfare Association
Dr Lal Path Labs
Banking and finance Tier 1
L&L Partners Law Offices's 'solutions oriented' practice specialises in project financing, structured products, acquisition financing, restructuring mandates and cross-border transactions. The team is also well known for its expertise in securitisation and trade finance. 'Approachable and prompt' Karan Mitroo is active in various financing transactions on behalf of banks, financial institutions, lenders and borrowers, including structured finance, project finance and external commercial borrowing. Mohit Saraf advises major global and Indian banks and funds on bilateral and syndicated loan transactions, project financing and ECB arrangements. Bikash Jhawar is known for structuring and documenting financing deals for Indian borrowers in various sectors. Abir Lal Dey joined the practice from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in January 2020, whereas former partner Aditya Periwal left the firm to join AZB & Partners in 2019.
‘Working with Karan Mitroo and his team is a pleasure. Karan is not only bright and knowledgeable about the law, but also someone capable of resolving difficult issues with a practical kind of wisdom.’
‘The team have a holistic understanding of our business, including transaction documents and all of the commercial aspects.’
‘Partner availability, diverse practice, good domain knowledge, excellent turn around time.’
‘This practice group has sound knowledge of the project financing in India.’
‘Karan Mitroo boasts an in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy.’
State Bank of India
Yes Bank Limited
Axis Bank Limited
Export-Import Bank of the United States of America (US Ex-Im)
L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
L&T Housing Finance Limited
L&T Finance Limited
HDFC Bank Ltd
Corporate and M&A Tier 1The mergers and acquisitions team at L&L Partners Law Offices has a wealth of experience in undertaking complex transactional work and advising clients on corporate law issues. The department, which acts for buyers and sellers on a multitude of share and asset purchase transactions, has the capability to handle deals concerning private and public-listed companies. Founding partner Rajiv Luthra oversees the team alongside Mohit Saraf, who specialises in M&A and private equity deals. Another core member of the practice is Vaibhav Kakkar, who brings into play thorough knowledge of regulatory issues to advise on foreign investment. Damini Bhalla, who has a thorough understanding of the 'Indian investment environment', is also noteworthy.
‘Strong experienced team, accustomed to working on international transactions.’
‘Damini Bhalla is great to work with, very experienced and is always available. She gives useful advice not just on the specific query but also on the wider Indian investment environment.’
Awfis Space Solutions Private Limited
ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corporation
UV Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (“UVARCL”)
Reliance Capital Limited
Ribbon Communications Inc.
IndoStar Capital Finance Limited
Play Games 24×7 Private Limited
Projects and energy Tier 1
L&L Partners Law Offices has longstanding experience in the projects, energy and infrastructure sectors, acting as legal counsel to private and public entities. The group is well-equipped to assist with the full range of mandates, including financing transactions, development matters, concession agreements as well as EPC contracts and power purchase agreements. Mohit Saraf has thorough experience advising on projects in the energy, telecoms and airports sectors. Focusing on financing matters, Pallavi Bedi is noteworthy for projects pertaining to renewable energy, mining and oil & gas. Deepak Kumar Thakur, who recently joined from HSA Advocates, is knowledgeable of the PPP framework, and a seasoned practitioner in nuclear and renewable energy. Another key individual is Priyanka Singh, who assists with project development and financing.
Other key lawyers:
‘The L&L team was impressive in their approach towards resolving some real technical issues pertaining to energy sector.
‘Pallavi Bedi is always available and approachable on the shortest of notices. Her knowledge and hard work approach is appreaciated.’
‘The Team under the leadership of Mr. Deepak Kumar (of L&L Partners Law Offices) is doing exceptionally well in Commercial Arbitration. He is excellent in Drafting Pleading and finding facts and use of legal citations during Arguments.’
Petroleum Nasional Berhad
Penn Energy Renewables, LTD
Mumbai Port Trust
Rays Power Infra Private Limited
Canadian Solar Inc.
Amplus Energy Solutions Private Limited
NEPRA Resource Management Private Limited
Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica S.A.
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1The practice group at L&L Partners Law Offices focuses on insolvency resolution processes as well as debt and corporate restructuring. The team is adept at advising the full range of players in IBC proceedings, demonstrating particular strength representing bidders, lenders and insolvency professionals. Leading the department is Mohit Saraf, who has a strong track record in large insolvency cases in the country, as well as acquisition of distressed assets. Fellow co-heads Sudhir Sharma (dispute resolution) and Bikash Jhawar (corporate) are also noted for corporate insolvency resolution processes. Managing associate Avinash Subramanian is another key practitioner in this field.
WTO/international trade Tier 1
L&L Partners Law Offices is a go-to destination for complex cases involving WTO laws, evidenced by its impressive track record of representing the Government of India in landmark WTO disputes, including compliance and arbitration proceedings. On the trade remedies front, the firm is adept at acting for clients operating in the steel and manufacturing sectors in relation to anti-dumping matters. H.S. Chandhoke, who is a leading authority in the field of arbitration and trade litigation, heads the department with Saurabh Tiwari and Ashish Chandra. Tiwari is a seasoned practitioner across foreign trade policy issues, WTO agreements, and bilateral investment treaties, while Chandra focuses on WTO regulatory issues, dispute settlement, and trade remedial actions.
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Directorate General of Trade Remedies, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Jindal Poly Films Limited
POSCO, Korea RP
Indian Paint Association
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, Japan
Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy; Government of the Republic of Korea
EuroChem Trading GmBH
Kim Trung Huong Steel Co. Ltd, VietNam
L&L Partners Law Offices is regarded for its aircraft and airport financing and lending expertise supplied to domestic and international airlines and developers. Joint ventures between aerospace manufactures are handled by the team, as well as maintenance contracts, parts procurements and vendor contracts.
Capital markets Tier 2
L&L Partners Law Offices advises issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters in relation to equity and debt transactions, including IPOs, QIPs, private placements and medium-term note programmes. Mohit Saraf has been instructed by clients to assist them with major IPOs and QIPs throughout his career, including DLF's $414m QIP and Ujivan Small Finance Bank's $97.5m IPO. Jitesh Shahani, who joined the practice from Allen & Overy in 2019, advises issuers and underwriters on debt and equity transactions, including high yield debt offerings and IPOs. Geeta Dhania has standout expertise assisting the Government of India with primary and secondary listings of public companies. Partner Manan Lahoty left the practice to join IndusLaw in 2019.
‘L&L’s capital markets practice is one of the strongest in India’s infrastructure sector. A very market aware practice, they understand the market nuances and accordingly help structure a deliverable transaction.’
Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
Adani Transmission Limited
Axis Capital Limited
Barclays Bank Plc
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited
RBL Bank Limited
Standard Chartered Bank
Suzlon Energy Limited
Tata Steel Limited
The Carlyle Group
L&L Partners Law Offices' team represents clients in civil and commercial disputes across India, showing particular expertise in energy, consumer, corruption, defamation and competition litigation. H.S. Chandhoke has standout expertise in judicial reviews, investigations and prosecutions by the Enforcement Directorate and other regulators regarding money laundering and anti-corruption laws. Sudhir Sharma handles a wide range of commercial disputes, including joint venture and competition cases.
‘Attention to detail, excellent team work, assertiveness and perseverance.’
JSW Steel Limited
HDFC AMC Limited
L&T Finance Limited
L&T Infra Debt Fund
L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
Aditya Birla Finance Limited
Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC
India Infradebt Limited
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP
GR Infraprojects Limited
Millennium City Expressways Private Limited
IDBI Bank Limited
Insurance Tier 2
Mohit Saraf and Samarth Gupta are key names at L&L Partners Law Offices for insurance advice. Corporate instruction for insurance and reinsurance clients are a focus, with ongoing matters including private equity investment negotiations, minority and majority stake acquisitions, IPOs and joint venture structuring.
Intellectual property Tier 2
Prosecution and enforcement services for the breadth of IP assets are provided at L&L Partners Law Offices by a team led by Gayatri Roy and Nirupam Lodha, with sectors of focus including life sciences, media and entertainment, FMCG and IT. Litigation in the healthcare and technology sectors is also a strong point, with recent engagements concerning trade mark and copyright infringement and complex High Court patent infringement litigation involving pharmaceutical products. The team also handled commercial IP and transactional matters for high-profile multinationals.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
AllScripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.
ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (“OLA”)
Dhampur Sugar Mills
Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V.
Hero MotoCorp Limited
Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Reliance Retail Limited
Dataflow Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Labour and employment Tier 2
Suyash Srivastava leads the labour and employment practice at L&L Partners Law Offices with a broad focus encompassing HR guidance, transactional due diligence and contentious matters. Regarding the latter, Srivastava and Damini Bhalla are involved in trade union disputes for employers in the heavy industries. William Vivian John regularly handles workforce restructuring exercises, internal misconduct investigations and ESOP structuring. The team recently handled extensive employee transfers in high-value corporate transactions in the private equity, media, pharmaceuticals, IT and electronics sectors.
The investment funds team at L&L Partners Law Offices advises venture capital firms, hedge funds, private equity funds, mezzanine funds and infrastructure funds on structuring investment vehicles, including sector specific funds such as technology, healthcare, infrastructure and real estate.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
L&L Partners Law Offices renders services to international and Indian developers, private equity funds and investors, which seek assistance in relation to financing issues, acquisition of property, leasing agreements and construction of real estate projects. Drawing in resources from firm-wide practices in the areas of corporate and tax law, the firm is a one-stop shop for construction and real estate mandates. Sachit Mathur has recently advised on land aggregation for renewable energy projects, and assisted with the development of warehousing parks in India. Mathur’s areas of activity also include commercial and residential plotted developments, as well as M&A and PE transactions within the real estate sector. Vaibhav Suri is knowledgeable of multi-state legislation and regulatory issues pertaining to leasing, ownership and usage of property.
Godrej Properties Limited
Birla Estates Private Limited
Godrej Fund Management
Arcelor Mittal India
Mahindra Lifespaces Developers Private Limited
Emaar MGF Land Limited
Embassy Industrial Parks Private Limited
One Industrial Spaces Private Limited
ATS Infrastructure Limited
Tribeca Creators LLP
Steel Authority of India Limited
TATA Housing Development Co. Ltd
Government of the United States of America
Acme Cleantech Solutions Private Limited
Ascendas Firstspace Development Management Private Limited
Experion Developers Private Limited
Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Ltd
Ashiana Housing Private Limited
ASK Investment Property Advisors Private Limited
YES Bank Limited
Motilal Oswal Investments
SBI Cap ventures – SWAMI Investment Fund
WELSPUN ONE Logistics Parks
Tax Tier 2
Vikas Srivastava and Jatinder Pal Singh are go-to names at L&L Partners Law Offices for direct and indirect tax matters respectively. Corporate transactions and investment structuring are points of focus. Transfer pricing litigation is also handled.
White-collar crime Tier 2
Key names at L&L Partners Law Offices for white-collar crime litigation include co-heads Bharat Chugh and Vijay Sondhi. Ongoing instructions from multinational financial institutions and healthcare companies include criminal proceedings spanning all forms of financial misconduct claims. Internal and regulatory investigations and anti-corruption compliance measures are spearheaded by co-heads William Vivian John and Samarth Gupta. Particularly noteworthy is the significant number of financial misconduct and money channeling claims handled by the team. The expansive client roster on this side comprises global names in IT, manufacturing, chemicals, defence, FMCG, and heavy industry.
L&L Partners Law Offices > Firm Profile
L&L Partners [formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices] is a leading full service law firm, with a team of over 300 counsels including 72 partners, with offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
In keeping with the Firm’s legacy of offering exceptional legal solutions & client advice; teams at the Firm ensure that clients receive practical, innovative & cost-effective advice in a responsive manner, while upholding the highest ethical standards. Enormous amounts of knowledge, experience & commitment, successfully help close/ resolve complex & high value transactions & disputes, with practical & creative legal solutions.
Consistently ranked and globally recognized as leaders in the field, we adopt a forward-looking approach towards the practice of law, combining both conventional practice areas & emerging sectors, setting benchmarks and the highest technical standards within the legal fraternity.
Whilst handling clients across major industry practice areas & sectors, we provide legal guidance & assistance to a wide range of domestic & international clients as well as foreign firms, adding to a multitude of global clients.
Since its inception in 1991 which coincides with India’s economic liberalization, we have assisted numerous multinational corporations to set up their presence in India, and navigate the complex Indian legal system.
Offering kosher solutions to the complex legal issues, the Firm advises on transactions and matters involving Banking & Finance; Capital Markets; Competition & Anti-trust; Corporate Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration); Anti-Corruption & Compliance; International Trade (WTO) Laws and Policy & Advisory; Project, Infrastructure & Energy; Tax (Direct & Indirect); Real Estate & Construction; Aerospace & Defence (Procurement & Production); Insurance & Re-Insurance; Intellectual Property – Patent & Trademark; Oil & Gas; Health & Pharmaceuticals; Private Equity & Venture Capital Investments.
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity; Capital Markets; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Real Estate||Mohit Sarafemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5101|
|Corporate/M&A||Samir Dudhoriafirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5106|
|Banking & Finance; Private equity; Restructuring||Bikash Jhawaremail@example.com||+91 22 4354 7006|
|Banking and finance||Aniket Senguptafirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5191|
|Capital markets||Manan Lahotyemail@example.com||+91 22 4354 7005|
|Competition and Antitrust||G R Bhatiafirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5192|
|Competition and Antitrust||Abdullah Hussainemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5190|
|Dispute Resolution||H S ‘Bobby' Chandhokefirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5145|
|Dispute Resolution; White Collar Crime||Sudhir Sharmaemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5146|
|Dispute Resolution||Vijay Sondhifirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5177|
|Projects, Energy and Infrastrucure||Sameen Vyasemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5121|
|Projects, Energy and Infrastrucure||Pallavi Bedifirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5176|
|Tax||Vikas Srivastavaemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5115|
|Intellectual property rights||Gayatri Royfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 41215120|
|Intellectual property rights||Nirupam Lodhaemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5122|
|White Collar Crime||Anirban Bhattacharyafirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5164|
|Anti-Corruption and Compliance; Corporate/M&A; Defence Production and Procurement||Alina Aroraemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5110|
|Anti-Corruption and Compliance; Corporate/M&A; Employment||William V Johnfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 22 4354 7009|
|Real Estate||Amaresh Singhemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5103|
|Real Estate||Sachit Mathurfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5119|
|Employment||Suyash Srivastavaemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5123|
|Defence Production and Procurement; Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Vaibhav Kakkarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 11 4121 5133|
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Deepak THMemail@example.com||+91 22 4354 7007|
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Jay Parikhfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 22 4354 7014|
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Amit Shetyeemail@example.com||+91 22 4354 7013|
|Restructuring; Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Apurva Jayantfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 22 4354 7003|
|Banking & Finance||Karan Mitrooemail@example.com||+91 11 4121 5143|
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Vikrant Kumarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 80 4165 9245|
|Corporate/M&A; Private Equity||Vasudev Dibburemail@example.com||+91 80 4165 9245|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 350
OtherFounder and Managing Partner : Rajiv K Luthra (firstname.lastname@example.org/+91 11 4121 5100) Senior Partner and Head of Corporate Practice : Mohit Saraf (email@example.com/+91 22 4354 7000) Vice President - Client Development : Hitesh Kalwani (firstname.lastname@example.org/+91 91369 27515)
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Antitrust and competition
- Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A
- Projects and energy
- Restructuring and insolvency
- WTO/international trade