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Aviation (including aerospace and defence)
Aviation (including aerospace and defence) - ranked: tier 3

LexCounsel

The team at LexCounsel has been engaged to handle both aviation and defence sector mandates. It recently advised a US law firm on defence procurement rules in India. It also assisted Steria (India) on the offset policy under the Defence Procurement Procedure 2013.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

LexCounsel

LexCounsel advises Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages on foreign direct investment rules and regulations, and recently assisted Australian not-for-profit organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation with issues surrounding setting up a branch in India. The team is also acting for Carlsberg India in structuring a capacity sharing agreement for one of the entity's manufacturing facilities. Dimpy Mohanty is the key figure, and senior associate Dhruv Manchanda is recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

LexCounsel

LexCounsel has seen a recent uptick in insolvency and property-related disputes; for example, the team represented Luxconsult (Mauritius) before the Delhi High Court in a dispute regarding the construction of a university in Mauritius. In another matter, the group acted for Horseshoe Entertainment in a contractual dispute with a joint venture partner. The 'very responsive' Alishan Naqvee heads the practice, and Rupal Bhatia is also recommended.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

LexCounsel

Highlighted as a 'really effective boutique firm', LexCounsel's 'top-notch' labour and employment team is considered 'a force to be reckoned with'. Practice head Dimpy Mohanty, assisted by senior associate Dhruv Manchanda, acted for CPA Global on India aspects of its global acquisition encompassing assets and employees of certain companies. The group has attracted praise for being 'excellent at dealing with cross-border matters' and assisted a UK company with Indian employment law issues.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

LexCounsel

LexCounsel's real estate team has been engaged by domestic and international entities to handle transactions and title verification across India. The team is advising Infosys on multiple land purchase transactions with Unitech Residential Resorts. It is instructed by Cheer Breweries on the construction of a brewery and lease to B9 Beverages.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

LexCounsel

The TMT department at LexCounsel was instructed by Hitachi on registration of three centres under terms set by the Department of Telecommunications. Dimpy Mohanty led a team assisting Adsert Web Solutions over a legal notice issued by Broadcast Audience Research Council with respect to the TV viewership data it collated and released.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

LexCounsel

LexCounsel is instructed on direct and indirect tax matters. Practice head  Dimpy Mohanty was engaged by World Learning, USA to advise on direct tax issues relating to tax deductions applicable to severance payments to a former foreign national employee. In another work highlight, the group assisted Usha Breco with considerations as to the payment of goods and services tax on imported ropeway equipment, as well as on efficient tax structuring.

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