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Economic Laws Practice

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Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune

Suhail Nathani

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Economic Laws Practice

Work Department

Capital Markets & Securities Laws |International Trade & Customs |Competition Law & Policy |Corporate & Commercial | Private Equity & Venture Capital


Managing Partner


Founder Partner at ELP in 2001 and Managing Partner at ELP since October 2016.

Prior to co-founding ELP, he was the General Counsel in a start-up Federal Communications Commission licensed telecommunications carrier in Washington DC that went public.


English and Hindi


  • Member of the International Bar Associations (“IBA’s”) India Contact Group
  • Member Host Committee for the 5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference, Mumbai for the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum.
  • Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Jindal Global Law School in India.
  • Independent director on three listed companies in India which include a scheduled bank.
  • Board member of a privately held “strategically important” Non-Bank Financial Company (“NBFC”).


Alumnus of Cambridge University, England and has received an LL.M. from Duke University, U.S. He is dually qualified and is admitted to the Bar Council of India as well as the State Bar of New York.


Antitrust and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Suhail Nathani - Economic Laws Practice

Within: Antitrust and competition

The competition law and policy group at Economic Laws Practice frequently handles competition issues before the CCI, as well as having experience in merger control matters. The group successfully defended APM Terminals Management before the CCI in abuse of dominant position allegations. The group has particular expertise advising clients in the technology, media, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors, with clients including Novartis India, Mankind Pharma and Dell International Services India. Suhail Nathani and Ravisekhar Nair – based in Mumbai and New Delhi respectively – jointly head up the practice which includes recently promoted associate partners Abhay Joshi and Parthsarathi Jha in New Delhi.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Economic Laws Practice is noted for its strength in securities-related regulatory matters, debt and equity offerings, and rights issues. Trade remedial matters are also core area of instruction. Suhail Nathani is the key practitioner, and Tomu Francis is another name to note.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

At Economic Laws Practice, recent highlights include acting for Google India in a joint venture with Tata Trusts, involving the implementation of the Internet Saathi Program, which aims to equip women in rural areas of India with basic internet skills. The group also advised US-based steel company JSW Steel on acquiring a 100% stake in Acero Junction. Suhail Nathani and Sujjain Talwar jointly head the practice.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Economic Laws Practice's private equity and venture capital team has experience handling investments for funds such as Google Capital, Ambit Pragma Fund and the State Bank of India. A team, led by Darshan Upadhyay, advised Samara Capital on its investment in Shahajanand Medical Technologies. Suhail Nathani and Sujjain Talwar jointly head the practice.

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WTO/international trade

Within: Leading individuals

Suhail Nathani - Economic Laws Practice

Within: WTO/international trade

Economic Laws Practice's wide-ranging experience includes customs, import and export control, countervailing duty and anti-dumping investigations; the latter has been especially prominent in mandates, with the group acting for Hindustan Unilever, Canadian Solar and Sumitomo Chemical, to name a few clients, in a number of anti-dumping investigations pertaining to exports of renewable energy and chemical products. Managing partner Suhail Nathani and Sanjay Notani co-lead the 'excellent' team.

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