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L&L Partners Law Offices

1ST & 9TH FLOORS, ASHOKA ESTATE, BARAKHAMBA ROAD, NEW DELHI, 110 001, INDIA
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Work +91 11 4121 5100
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Fax +91 11 2372 3909
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www.luthra.com
Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

The competition law practice at L&L Partners Law Offices is instructed by domestic and international clients on a range of issues. The team represented Bayer on its $63.5bn reverse triangular acquisition of Monsanto, including preparing notice of the transaction to the CCI and responding the subsequent queries. GR Bhatia led a team instructed by Jaiprakash Associates in an appeal before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal challenging the fine imposed by the CCI for alleged cartelisation by cement companies. Bhatia heads up the practice alongside Abdullah Hussain and Kanika Chaudhary Nayar.

Leading individuals

G R Bhatia - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Aviation (including aerospace and defence)
Aviation (including aerospace and defence) - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

The aviation team at L&L Partners Law Offices' has experience advising on aviation projects and boasts clients such as Lufthansa and Sikorsky International Operations. Mohit Saraf, Aniket Sengupta and Vaibhav Kakkar are key names to note. Changes to the team include the addition of Akshay Nagpal from InterGlobe Aviation.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices has been notably active in the project financing space, advising borrowers and lenders on the financing aspects of renewable power projects. Other areas of expertise include restructuring, regulatory issues, asset management, banking disputes, and trade and export finance. Bikash Jhawar and Karan Mitroo are key names, and Rajiv Luthra is highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Rajiv Luthra - L&L Partners Law Offices

Next Generation Partners

Karan Mitroo - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

At L&L Partners Law Offices, areas of expertise include share buy-backs, IPOs, QIPS, high-yield bonds and rights offerings. The team advises a wide spectrum of clients, including underwriters, investment banks, prominent businesses and shareholders. Recent work included advising Matrimony, an online matrimonial services provider, on its $78m IPO, and acting for a number of underwriters on the $160m IPO of Lemon Tree Hotels. The practice is jointly headed by Manan Lahoty and Mohit Saraf.

Leading individuals

Manan Lahoty - L&L Partners Law Offices

Mohit Saraf - L&L Partners Law Offices

Next Generation Partners

Ravi Dubey - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices has an established track record in handling the full range of M&A, including joint ventures, takeovers, stock acquisitions, and business and asset transfers. Highlights include assisting Head Infotech India, an online gaming company, with the sale of an 87% stake to the Clairvest Group as a majority stake; a minority stake was also sold to a buyer group of foreign and domestic investors. Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf are the practice co-heads.

Leading individuals

Mohit Saraf - L&L Partners Law Offices

Rajiv Luthra - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices' team is adept at handling the full range¬†of commercial litigation, and is noted for its extensive expertise in international commercial arbitrations. Recent work includes acting for Felguera Gruas India in a contractual dispute relating to non-payment of dues and claims for damages. Rajiv Luthra¬†and H S ‚ÄėBobby‚Äô Chandhoke¬†are key names.

Leading individuals

H S 'Bobby' Chandhoke - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices insurance and reinsurance team is instructed to handle a range of regulatory and transactional matters for clients such as Avantha ERGO Life Insurance and Religare Health Insurance. The group was instructed by Reliance General Insurance on its initial public offering in India. In another work highlight, Alina Arora led a team which advised a UK-based insurer on its proposed life insurance products aimed at Indian citizens travelling abroad. Managing associate Samarth Gupta is a key name to note.

Leading individuals

Alina Arora - L&L Partners Law Offices

Next Generation Partners

Samarth Gupta - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

L&L Partners Law Offices

The IP group at L&L Partners Law Offices has experience handling transactional and regulatory matters, as well as prosecution and litigation. Key names to note including Gayatri Roy and Nirupam Lodha for patent litigation and transactions respectively.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices is frequently engaged to handle the formation of domestic and offshore funds. Rajiv Luthra, Mohit Saraf, and Manan Lahoty jointly lead the team.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 2

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices assists multinational companies on a range of employment issues. The team has particular experience in the IT, telecoms, construction, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Suyash Srivastava is a key name to note. Abhinav Rastogi moved to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Leading individuals

Suyash Srivastava - L&L Partners Law Offices

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices is well known for advising domestic and international investors, developers, lenders and regulators on energy and infrastructure projects. Recent highlights include assisting Hyderabad Metro Rail with the implementation of its metro rail as part of a PPP project, and advising SkyPower on the bidding procedure for solar power projects (offered by electrical company Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam) to be constructed in the state of Gujarat. Key team members are Mohit Saraf and Sameen Vyas.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

The real estate practice at L&L Partners Law Offices advises clients such as Tata Housing, Birla Estates and ATS Infrastructure on transactions pan-India. Sachit Mathur led a team acting for Godrej Properties on its large residential development in Gurgaon with BPTP. The practice also represented Azure Power on its acquisition of 750 acres of land for the establishment of a solar power plant in North India. Amaresh Singh heads up the practice which also includes Vaibhav Suri.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices continues to be active in the insolvency and restructuring space. The group has been instructed in some particularly notable transactions, including acting for the resolution professionals in the insolvency resolution processes for both Binani Cement and EPC Constructions India.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices has the experience of handling contentious and advisory tax matters. Vikas Srivastava focuses on direct taxation and heads up the practice which also includes Lokesh Shah, who is a key figure for international tax, transactional tax, and transfer pricing. Sanjeev Sachdeva left the practice.

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WTO/international trade
WTO/international trade - ranked: tier 2

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices has a core focus on WTO disputes and trade remedy investigations. Anti-dumping and compliance instructions have been prominent in the team's workload. The client base includes a solar panel manufacturer and a major industry association. Ashish Chandra is a key name.

Next Generation Partners

Ashish Chandra - L&L Partners Law Offices

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices has solid expertise in advising clients on preventative and remedial measures regarding fund misappropriation, corporate fraud, money laundering, and bribery, and is adept at representing individuals and companies in major prosecutions. Clients include the Press Trust of India. Anirban Bhattacharya leads the team.

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    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
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