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Alishan Naqvee

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Founding Partner, practicing in the areas of Venture Capital & Private Equity, Retail Trading, Licensing and Franchising, Biotechnology, Real Estate and Litigation.


Alishan Naqvee is a founding Partner of LexCounsel, Law Offices with extensive experience in laws governing and affecting businesses and individuals in India. He has consistently been nominated as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of "Venture Capital and Private Equity", and is appreciated for his ability to suggest innovative investment structures encompassing the objectives of each negotiating party. Alishan is frequently consulted by the Government departments in their policy making initiatives, and regularly authors columns and articles in reputed journals on legal and regulatory issues of national importance. Alishan has advised Government authorities and private investors on privatization initiatives and structures. With extensive practice in the Indian corporate and transactional laws, Alishan has successfully represented many multinational corporations, Indian corporate, venture capital funds and high net worth individuals in various sectors of economy and disputes resolution. His experience also encompasses corporate and commercial laws, transactional and sector specific laws, tax and tax benefits, acquisitions and mergers and cross-border investments. During the last couple of years, Alishan has particularly been active in the litigation area, heading LexCounsel’s litigation practice. He has been instrumental in obtaining a few path breaking judgments in litigations related to service tax and Government tenders. The Firm represents McDonalds, Omaxe, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Timex, Ireo Group, Weekender, Satya Paul and the distributors of Toyota, Ford and Hyundai in India in their challenge to constitutionality of service tax on commercial rentals. In the area of "Licensing and Franchising", Alishan advises on the India arrangements of a number of global luxury and consumer brands including Aigner, Ferragamo, Bruno Magli, Rossetti, H2O+, Paul Smith, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Lotto, Walt Disney, Levi’s, Dockers, Florsheim and Reebok. Alishan regularly advises biotechnology companies and clinical research organizations on legal issues in clinical research and trials in India in view of ICH-GCP Guidelines, WHO Guidelines and Indian GCP Guidelines. He advises ethics committees and protocol approvals, and has been member of known ethics committees in India.


English, Hindi, Urdu.


Member of the Bar Council of Delhi, the Delhi High Court Bar Association and the International Bar Association.


LL.B. from New Delhi in 1998. Graduation in Physics from New Delhi in 1995, Diploma in Cyber Laws in 1999 and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management in 1998.


Wildlife photography.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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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