Trilegal > New Delhi | Gurugram | Mumbai | Bengaluru, India > Firm Profile

New Delhi | Gurugram | Mumbai | Bengaluru

India > Antitrust and competition Tier 1

The ‘dedicated and knowledgeable’ team at Trilegal works from across offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore, using its multi-jurisdictional competition law expertise to serve a varied client base. Nisha Kaur Uberoi leads the practice and advises global companies and conglomerates on the gamut of competition law matters. Gautam Chawla regularly handles contentious matters for multinational and domestic clients, in addition to high-value merger control matters. Senior associate Radhika Seth has a niche focus on cartelisation and bid rigging cases. Rudresh Singh joined the competition team from Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, and contributes over 12 years’ experience in the merger control sphere and in cartel investigations.

Practice head(s):


‘The Trilegal team is dedicated and knowledgeable about Indian competition law.  The team is known for its diversity.’

‘Nisha Uberoi has particular strength in resolving the issues and clear advice.’

‘Great experience and expertise. Very high reputation in competition law matters.’

‘I think Nisha Uberoi is the best competition lawyer in India hands down. She knows the law cold, has exceptional judgement and a fantastic track record.’

Key clients

Veolia Group

Apple Inc.

Heineken N.V.

United Breweries Limited



Grasim Industries Limited

Schneider Electric SE

Itochu Corporation

Japanese Industrial Partners Inc

ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Ola Cabs)

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. Japan

Holcim Group

GIC Ventures

Temasek Holdings Private Limited

Keihin Corporation, Japan

Brookfield Asset Management

Zee Entertainment Enterprise Limited

Naspers Limited

International Spirits and Wines Association of India (ISWAI)

Championship Cricket LLC

Ares SSG Capital Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Veolia Environment in obtaining the CCI’s unconditional approval on its acquisition of shares in Suez, and defending in a gun-jumping proceeding before the CCI.
  • Represented United Breweries before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) and secured a stay on an order passed by the CCI imposing a penalty in relation to a case of alleged cartelisation.
  • Advising PayU Payments on the Indian competition law aspects of its acquisition of

India > Banking and finance Tier 1

Trilegal maintains a market leading practice which serves public and private sector banks, multilateral agencies, and financial institutions. Ameya Khandge leads the practice with his ample experience in domestic and international leveraged financing deals, while Jimmy Joseph focuses on advising foreign banks on asset finance, distressed assets, and structured credit related matters. Kannan Rahul has a wealth of experience in handling transactions for banks, domestic and international credit funds, and corporates across a myriad of sectors, including healthcare, real estate, and renewable energy.

Practice head(s):

Ameya Khandge

Other key lawyers:

Kannan Rahul; Joseph Jimmy; Aniruddha Sen


‘Trilegal has a good commercial understanding of how the private banking team structures its financing transactions.’

‘The Trilegal team is flexible in their service and able to support tight client timelines.’

‘Trilegal stands out from other Indian firms because of its blend of commercial nouse and technical legal skills. It is a firm where clients can be confident they will obtain strong legal advice but will also be presented with solutions and options rather than simply a repetition of the law.’

‘Aniruddha Sen is pragmatic and helpful – he is able to deliver on difficult transactions by ensuring he always keeps a high level view of what his client is trying to achieve and does not get stuck on details.’

Key clients

CDC Group Plc.

State Bank of India, Axis Bank Limited

HDFC Bank Limited and Tata Cleantech Capital Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank and Kotak Mahindra Investment Limited

Axis Bank Limited

Piramal Capital Housing Finance Limited

Apollo Management Singapore Pte. Ltd

Deustche Bank AG

Embassy Office Parks Management Services Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised in relation to its subscription to the pooled NCDs issued by six microfinance institutions in India and credit enhanced by Northern Arc Capital Limited. The firm reviewed the financing and offer documents, undertook negotiations on behalf of CDC Group Plc.
  • Advised State Bank of India, Axis Bank Limited and the Bank of Maharashtra as the lenders. The transaction involved the grant of certain rupee term loan facilities by the lenders to the National Highways Infra Trust, an infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) set by the National Highways Authority of India, an SPV which houses 5 road projects across India.
  • Advised ICICI Bank Limited as the lenders. The firm drafted, reviewed, negotiated and finalised the financing documents in relation to the rupee term loan facilities provided by ICICI Bank Limited to RMZ Infinity (Chennai) Private Limited.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Trilegal is a highly active and consistent player in both high-volume and high-value M&A, advising major domestic players in highly regulated sectors, domestic and international investors, and SMEs on complex, often cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and corporate structuring mandates. The firm offers integrated intellectual property, competition, tax, and regulatory expertise, and also has experience in innovative and niche transactional structures, including a standout capability in SPAC deals. Gurgaon-based Yogesh Singh leads the team, with notable expertise in distressed acquisitions and the domiciling of European companies in India respectively, alongside regular involvement in cross-border deals. Mumbai’s Sridhar Gorthi remains a standout dealmaker, advising on inbound and outbound M&A, including regular work with UK, US, and Asia-Pacific clients. In Bengalaru Kosturi Ghosh works with a number of regulated sector clients in fields such as IT, education, and agriculture, and handles M&A, corporate governance, and private equity work, while Rahul Matthan takes the lead on TMT sector transactions, including regulatory matters and operational issues. Harsh Pais left the firm in August 2022 to join Allen & Overy LLP's London office.

Practice head(s):

Work highlights

  • Represented Prosus N.V. and facilitated its 100% acquisition (through its payments and fintech arm PayU) of BillDesk for $4.7 billion by way of an all cash transaction.
  • Advised Actis on the auction sale of 100% of Sprng Energy, which is an Actis portfolio company and one of the largest renewable energy businesses in India.
  • Represented Atos SE on its acquisition of Visual BI, a leading data analytics provider in the US and India.

India > Data protection Tier 1

Forming part of its leading TMT practice, the Bengaluru-based data protection department at Trilegal is a popular choice of counsel for a large crop of multinationals, which turn to the team for advice on cross-border data transfers, monitoring of compliance with domestic regulations, and any issues arising from potential data breaches. Recent new client to the firm Toyota instructed the firm to assess data privacy implications of a new technology it is implementing to monitor illegal activity in cabs. Jyotsna Jayaram, one of the trio of lawyers that lead the team, was the main contact for Toyota, supported by senior associate Thomas Vallianeth. One of the firm’s founding partners Rahul Matthan co-leads the department with Jayaram and Nikhil Narendran, while counsel Jishnu Sanyal is another name to note, particularly in the technology space for fintech companies and gaming start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Rahul Matthan; Nikhil Narendran; Jyotsna Jayaram

Other key lawyers:

Rachana Rautray


‘The team has vast experience dealing with such issues, and is able to provide a sensible solution which incorporates industry practice. The team is able to provide excellent value for the legal spending.’

‘Jyotsna Jayaram’s team, including Rachana Rautray, is able to provide clear and sensible advice. Their advice is always easy to read and helps makes sense of the regulatory regime in place.’

Key clients

Toyota Connected Japan


Work highlights

  • Advised Toyota Connected Japan on implementing a technology tool to detect unlawful activities in cabs, and specifically the implications of storing the data in the cloud.
  • Assisted Anacap with a review of its global privacy policy and adapted it to meet the requirements of Indian data protection laws.

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Exceptional for litigation‘, the dispute resolution team at Trilegal has a strong reputation for banking, construction and commercial disputes before courts of all levels. Practice head Shankh Senguptareally stands out for his business-oriented solutions and legal strategies‘ and is particularly noted for company law disputes. Insolvency and white-collar criminal law are additional areas of expertise in the wider team, reflected in Nitesh Jain‘s practice. Jafar Alam has experience in regulatory, infrastructure and commercial matters, while Tine Abraham‘s varied caseload includes disputes pertaining to media rights licensing, infrastructure contracts, and equity/debt investment contracts. Up-and-coming partner Siddarth Ranade is gaining experience advising on pre-litigation strategic issues in a multitude of commercial disputes, and in April 2022 the team was strengthened with the addition of Vishrov Mukherjee from JSA Law. A further key partner hire saw Shalaka Patil arrive from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in August 2022. In September of that year, the firm also invited environmental law and litigation expert Rajat Jariwal to join the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta

Other key lawyers:

Nitesh Jain; Ashish Bhan; Jafar Alam; Tine Abraham; Siddharth Ranade; Vishrov Mukherjee


‘Trilegal is handling a variety of litigation matters and their presence across India and expertise in almost all segments of law really make them exceptional for litigations. They are very efficient on billing and resource management.’

‘Shankh Sengupta really stands out for his business-oriented solutions and legal strategies. He is always just a phone call away and the swiftness in response and availability is the cherry on the cake.’

Key clients

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zee)

Uttam Galva Steels Limited

Unicorn Infra Projects and Estates Private Limited (Unicorn)

DDPL Global Infrastructure Private Limited (DDPL)

ISMT Limited (ISMT)

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AMNS)

BCP Topco XII Pte. Ltd. (BCP Topco XII)

Wipro Enterprises Limited (Wipro)

CDC India Opportunities Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Rain CII Carbon (Vizag) Ltd.

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGC)

Axis Bank Limited

Goa Tamnar Transmission Project Limited

NER II Transmission Limited (NER)

Odisha Generation Phase II Transmission Limited (OGPTL)

Khargone Transmission Limited (KTL)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR).

AgustaWestland International Limited

Piramal Enterprises Limited

Vistra ITCL (India) Limited (Vistra), formerly known as IL&FS Trust Company Limited.

GE Capital Global Energy Investments B.V. (GE Capital)

Ocean Deity Investment Holdings Limited

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A (Rabobank)

Work highlights

  • Acted for lenders Vistra ITCL before the RBI regarding the insolvency of Royal Capital Limited RCL, as well as in the subsequent corporate insolvency resolution process.
  • Advised the KKR consortium on litigation regarding the repatriation of the proceeds of the sale of its offshore subsidiary.
  • Advised Zee Entertainment Enterprises on a composite dispute in relation to all issues arising from a dispute with two foreign shareholders before multiple forums.

India > Labour and employment Tier 1

Trilegal has a stand-alone and specialised employment practice that works with India’s largest multinational corporations. Atul Gupta’s practice covers all aspects of employment law, with extensive capabilities and experience in dealing with high-value, complex and sensitive matters, including workplace harassment and misconduct investigations, large-scale employee exits and restructurings, and senior employee separations. Swarnima is praised for her ‘practical advice’ and specialises in matters related to compensation restructuring, framing and negotiating senior management contracts, workforce reorganizations, and compliance with social security laws. Rising star Parvathy Tharamel focuses on cases of employee separation, workplace diversity, and restrictive covenants, while Kanishka Maggon specialises in the manufacturing, renewable energy, and technology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Atul Gupta; Swarnima


‘The firm provides clear and practical advice.’

‘Trilegal is the go-to firm for Indian employment law matters. It assists on numerous complex matters from business acquisitions to HR compliance.’

Key clients



Prosus Ventures

Capgemini India





Rolls Royce


Work highlights

  • Advised Prosus on its $4.7bn acquisition of BillDesk (through Indiaideas) (Target), the largest ever acquisition in India’s digital payment space.
  • Advised PayPal on its financial wellness platform launch in partnership with EarlySalary to offer employees instant cash advances against earned salary.
  • Advised Atlassian on all critical employment law matters in India and ‘Team Anywhere Project’ to introduce a permanent remote working model for its employees globally and in India.

India > Private equity and investment funds Tier 1

The team at Trilegal use ‘sound technical knowledge‘ to advise large private equity firms, state-backed and multilateral funds, and sovereign wealth funds on fund formation and structuring, offshore funding, and exits. Yogesh Singh heads the practice with his broad experience in advising international funds, investors, and corporates on the regulatory framework within India. Singh has lately directed his focus towards advising inbound investors from the Nordics. Aditya Jha specialises in funds and asset management, and regularly advises fund sponsors and investors, including financial institutions and family businesses; and Nishant Parikh uses his ample corporate expertise to advise private equity funds and corporates on investment matters.

Practice head(s):

Yogesh Singh

Other key lawyers:


‘Sound technical knowledge and commercial understanding.’

‘Well rounded team who tailor their advice to the client’

Key clients

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)


National Infrastructure Investment Fund

The Blackstone Group

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

CDC Group Plc

Brookfield Private Equity

ISQ Asia Midstream Investments Pte. Ltd

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Premji Invest

Alibaba Group

Lightstone Fund S.A.

Apollo AIF

BP Technology Ventures Limited

A91 Partners

Faering Capital Private Limited

Tata Capital Limited

Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

Falcon Edge Capital – ALPHA WAVE VENTURES LP

Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited

Kogta Financial (India) Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its investment in a roads platform sponsored by KKR through an InvIT structure, which comprises 12 highways assets.
  • Advised Ontario Teachers and CPPIB. Two major investors acquired a stake in a portfolio of highway assets being sold by the National Highways Authority of India.
  • Represented National Infrastructure Investment Fund in a joint venture with Digital Edge and AGP Partners to invest in acquiring and developing data centres in India. NIIF is India’s sovereign wealth fund.

India > Projects and energy Tier 1

As regular advisors to a plethora of international energy companies and international investors from Europe and Asia, including investment funds, development banks and sponsors, the projects and energy team at Trilegal works on some of the most lucrative and high-profile acquisitions and foreign investments into India’s renewable energy sector. Based in New Delhi and Mumbai, Neeraj Menon leads the practice. Menon specialises in mergers and acquisitions, project finance and development, assisting investors in due diligence, risk assessments, regulatory advice and contractual matters. Recent work includes advising heavyweight international clients on lending and acquisitions in large-scale solar and wind projects. The depth of the practice is indicated by the involvement of four partners in Gurugram: Saurabh Bhasin, Nayantara Nag, Amar Narula and Rahul Arora. Gautam Chabra and Nikharika Puri were promoted to partner, further strengthening the team. Waste management, railway infrastructure, PPP matters and electric vehicles are other notable areas of projects work handled by the practice.

Practice head(s):


‘Sound technical expertise in infrastructure sector, good negotiation skills and timely delivery of quality output.’

‘We have worked with Neeraj Menon, Amar Narula, Saachi Kapoor and Nayantara Nag on a projects related transaction.’

‘The team has been very proactive in their responses on the legal challenges including providing prompt responses grounded in the understanding of the energy sector.’

‘Amar Narula is very hands on in matters and his experience in the Power sector makes him possess great understanding of the regulatory aspects, which has been effective in closing critical issues of the acquisition transactions. He has always been very approachable, available and very responsive in his support and assistance.’

‘Saachi Kapoor is always ready to provide time to work through regulatory issues and is very hands-on active on the transaction providing proactive support.’

Key clients

JERA Power RN B.V.

CDC Group plc


Asian Development Bank

JSW Renew Energy Limited

JLT Energy 9 SAS

Torrent Power

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

responsAbility Investments AG and Belgian Investment

Company for Developing Countries SA/NV – BIO

Perstorp Industries India Private Limited

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Cleantech Renewable Assets Pte. Ltd. (CRA)

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL)

I Squared Capital

EverEnviro Resource Management Private Limited

Macquarie Group

Actis Advisors Private Limited


India > TMT Tier 1

Trilegal‘s TMT practice, based predominantly in Bangalore, is heavily relied upon by some of the world’s largest technology, telecoms and media corporations. It advises on cross-border delivery of managed data services, data privacy mandates, electronic content deliveries, e-commerce, fintech and IoT . The team is also experienced in telecoms regulatory and dispute matters, representing clients before the full range of regulatory and dispute resolution forums. Rahul Matthan is a supremely experienced TMT partner involved in a number of policy initiatives and new legislation. Nikhil Narendran has substantial experience in counselling technology and telecom giants on a range of regulatory matters especially data protection, licensing and content liability in both traditional media and new media environments. Alongside Matthan, Jyotsna Jayaram has expertise in reviewing and restructuring tech-company models and policies in line with new regulations. With Gurgaon-based transaction specialist, Upasana Rao, the team provides a full service and has been boosted since counsel  Jaideep Reddy joined the team.

Practice head(s):

Rahul Matthan; Nikhil Narendran; Jyotsna Jayaram; Upasana Rao

Other key lawyers:

Jaydeep Reddy


‘Upasana Rao is absolutely first-rate – practical, commercial, easy to deal with, readily available.’

Key clients

Prosus Ventures

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

National Payments Corporation of India

CDW Corporation

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Blackhawk Network India Limited


BV Investment Partners L.P.

Serent Capital

Sunstone Partners and Cloudbakers Holdings, LLC

Syncron AB

Yondr Group/ EverYondr

STT Global Data Centers India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Prosus Ventures and facilitated its acquisition (through its payments and fintech arm PayU) of BillDesk.
  • Represented Zee Entertainment in relation to its merger with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (Sony Pictures).
  • Represented National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on aspects relating to licensing Unified Payments Interface (UPI) technology to central banks in other jurisdictions.

India > White-collar crime Tier 1

The sizable white-collar crime team at Trilegal handles a substantial volume of contentious and non-contentious work, including employee fraud, in-house compliances, anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws, and cyber frauds for multinational companies. The team works closely with the firm’s strong employment practice to provide clients with additional assistance on employment matters. Shankh Sengupta heads the practice and regularly represents Indian and multinational clients in corporate and commercial disputes before various courts and tribunals in India. Kunal Gupta has extensive experience in conducting anti-bribery, ESG, and forensic due diligence exercises for global investors and private equity firms, while Pallav Shukla focuses on defence in anti-corruption and money laundering enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta; Kunal Gupta

Other key lawyers:

Pallav Shukla; Anuj Berry


‘Excellent subject matter expertise and experience in handling all types of criminal matters. Good and reliable network of local lawyers across the country.’

‘Shankh Sengupta and Pallav Shukla bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in handling some very complex and high stakes situations.’

Key clients

Jubilant FoodWorks Limited

NCR Corporation India Private Limited

InfraCo Asia Narmada Biomass Pte Ltd

Saffron Art Private Limited

Acumen Fund and Acumen Capital Markets

Mack Star Marketing Private Limited

Alibaba Cloud (India) LLP

Twinings Private Limited

AgustaWestland International Limited

Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd.

Piramal Enterprises Limited

Mr. Sameer Chandran Nair

Work highlights

  • Represented Jubilant Food Works Limited in respect of a hacking incident in March 2021, where certain unknown persons (Hackers) had illegally accessed the Company’s server and deleted the data of its customers and employees.
  • Represented NCR Corporation India in its strategy and representation before the High Court against the motivated FIR.
  • Represented InfraCo Asia Narmada Biomass Pte Ltd in investigating the allegations raised by one of the shareholders against the other shareholders including the company.

India > Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 2

The aviation team at Trilegal consistently advises a variety of clients on a full range of aviation and defence related matters; from advising investors on the setting up of new airlines, to representing defence companies before the Central Bureau of Investigation Court in New Delhi. The team makes full use of its expertise across multiple practice areas. Yogesh Singh co-heads the team alongside Delano Furtado. Furtado has expertise in advising cosmetics and multi-national companies, whilst Singh regularly advises on technology and defence matters, with an emphasis on investment, offsets, and policy. Ashish Bhan specialises in contentious matters and often advises multi-national defence companies.

Practice head(s):

Yogesh Singh; Delano Furtado

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

SNV Aviation Private Limited

AgustaWestland International Limited, UK, and Leonardo SpA

Leonardo S.p.A, Italy

Saab Barracuda AB, Sweden and its directors

Group of investors led by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

American Airlines, Inc.

Etihad Aviation Group (Etihad)

NSS B.V, an affiliate of the Luxembourg-based satellite and terrestrial communication provider SES S.A

Tata SIA Airlines Limited (Vistara)

Work highlights

  • Advised SNV Aviation Private Limited (Akasa Air) and its founder Vinay Dube, in raising the first-round investment of approximately INR 350 crore from a group of investors led by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (Rare Enterprises). Subsequently advised and assisted a group of investors led by Rare Enterprises in an investment of approximately INR 350 crore in SNV Aviation Private Limited (Akasa Air).
  • Advising and representing AgustaWestland International Limited for the purpose of securing its ‘discharge’ from the case on the basis that the investigation has not found any material to proceed against AWIL. The said application for discharge is pending consideration of the Court. Subsequently the firm is advising AWIL and Leonardo in relation to the case registered by the ED for money laundering.
  • Advising Leonardo to overcome the business ban imposed upon its group. The firm was inter alia involved in initiating an international commercial arbitration against the MoD and thereafter preparing to file a civil action before the High Court of Delhi. Ultimately, in November 2021, the MoD revoked the blacklisting and Leonardo and its group companies have been permitted to participate in tenders issued by the Indian Government.

India > Capital markets Tier 2

The accomplished team at Trilegal ‘sets the standard for professionalism and competent expertise’ and continues to run a thriving capital markets practice, regularly advising on the full scope of equity and debt issuances and linked instruments, from IPOs to foreign currency convertible bonds. Bhakta Patnaik heads the practice from Mumbai and often assists prestigious investment banks with domestic and overseas offerings, equity securities, and private placements of convertible and exchangeable bonds. Richa Choudhary is a key member of the team and advises on a full range of capital markets transactions, including masala, green and social bonds, as well as rights issues, preferential allotments and buybacks. Brajendu Bhaskar frequently acts for domestic and overseas issuers and underwriters on equity transactions, including foreign institutional investments into India, structured debt issuances and qualified institutional placements. Counsel Albin Thomas has varied experience in representing issuers and underwriters in domestic and international transactions across a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Bhakta Patnaik


‘The Capital Markets team led by Bhakta Patnaik sets the standard for professionalism and competent expertise. They have helped me navigate a notoriously difficult transaction. Having the Trilegal team by my side gave me the confidence to expertly navigate the nuances of the said transaction. The transaction was a big success, and the team at Trilegal made it all possible.’

‘Bhakta Patnaik and Brajendu Bhaskar deserve special mention and kudos for the great job that they do. Needless to say they are competent lawyers. They are genuinely interesting people who, at least in my case, have invested the time to get to know me. It’s a long-term relationship with them and I’m sure it’ll pay dividends for all, over time.’

Key clients

Glenmark Life Sciences Limited

Metro Brands Limited

Fino Payments Bank Limited

GPT Healthcare Limited

Asianet Satellite Communications Limited

HCL Technologies Limited

Indorient Financial Services Limited

Alicon Castalloy Limited

Haitong Securities India Private Limited

UBS Securities India Private Limited

Equirus Capital Private Limited

Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited

Axis Capital Limited

BofA Securities India Limited

Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited

ICICI Securities Limited

CLSA India Private Limited

Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited

Jefferies India Private Limited

Ambit Private Limited

DAM Capital Advisors Limited

IIFL Securities Limited

SBI Capital Markets Limited

Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited

Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited

HDFC Bank Limited

BOB Capital Markets Limited

IndusInd Bank Limited

YES Securities (India) Limited

J.P. Morgan India Private Limited

Emkay Global Financial Services Limited

TPG Asia

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited

JM Financial Products Limited

JM Financial Limited

IndusInd Bank Limited

Pandara Trust – Scheme I represented by its trustee Vistra ITCL (India) Limited

Prasol Chemicals Limited

Muthoot Finance Limited

Pristine Logistics & Infraprojects Limited

Prudent Corporate Advisory Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Kotak Mahindra Capital Company in connection with the IPO of equity shares of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company.
  • Advised Singapore E-Commerce on the IPO of One97 Communications (Paytm).
  • Advised Kotak Mahindra Capital Company on the IPO of Sona BLW Precision Forgings.

India > Insurance Tier 2

The team at Trilegal draws on its wealth of experience in corporate law to advise investors, investment companies and multinational corporates on transactions in the Indian insurance sector. Ashwyn Misra has expertise in entry strategies, M&A and corporate restructuring, and frequently advises on large unique acquisitions and joint ventures. Sridhar Gorthi uses his varied experience across multiple sectors, combined with his knowledge of corporate law, to represent international and domestic companies on entries and exits, and major M&A transactions in India.

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Future Group

Exide Life Insurance Company Limited

Rare Enterprises

Baillie Gifford & Co. for Pacific Horizon Investment Trust Plc

Avendus Future Leaders Fund I

Avendus Future Leaders Fund II

Work highlights

  • Represented Future Group on the sale of its 25% stake in its general insurance joint venture (Future Generali India Insurance) to its joint venture partner.
  • Represented Exide Industries (seller) and Exide Life Insurance (company) in all legal aspects of the acquisition by HDFC Life.
  • Represented an individual, the University of Notre Dame and GP Emerging LLP in acquiring equity shares from other shareholders, prior to the listing of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company.

India > Real estate and construction Tier 2

With the arrival of Sai Krishna Bharathan and Vivek Bajaj from AZB & Partners, Trilegal has further bolstered its capabilities in the financial and commercial space in real estate. Furthermore, Mridul Kumbalath in Bangalore, Kunaal Shah in Mumbai and Rahul Arora in Gurgaon offer technical expertise across India’s real estate and construction hotspots. Support for investors and developers in acquisitions and financial restructurings in the warehousing, logistics and high-value residential spaces are regular highlights for the team.

Other key lawyers:

Samira Lalani; Vivek Bajaj; Yogesh Singh;


‘Trilegal’s Real Estate and Construction practice has really taken off in recent years with the introduction of new Partners and their teams.’

‘The teams that we work with are highly experienced, solution oriented and very reliable.’

‘The team is always pleasant to work with, which is important in a high pressure sector like ours.’

‘Sai Krishna Bharathan has been part of many high profile M&A matters in this space and brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the practice. Sai’s holistic approach to a matter helps us to better understand and evaluate opportunities and risks.’

Key clients

Bain Capital Credit L.P.

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Subramanya Construction and Development Company Limited

Blackstone Advisors India Private Limited

Embassy Office Parks REIT

Piramal Enterprises Limited (Piramal)

Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited

ESR Group

AB Mauri Group

Asia Real Estate II India Opportunity Trust

India Real Estate II Scheme (Apollo AIF II)

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited (Piramal)

Asia Pragati Strategic Investment Fund

IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Provident Housing Limited

Mack Soft Tech Private Limited (MSTPL)

Premji Invest

Nissan Motor India Private Limited (NMIPL)

RMZ Corp.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Work highlights

  • Represented Bain Capital Credit in relation to its structured investment – a non-convertible debenture – in the Embassy Group.
  • Represented HDFC Limited on diligence and documentation of lease rental discounting facilities provided in respect of a commercial real estate portfolio acquired by Brookfield from the RMZ Group.
  • Represented Subramanya Construction and Development Company in a detailed title due diligence in relation to one of its main software technology parks, the Subramanya Arcade.

India > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The team at Trilegal displays a ‘high level of technical legal expertise‘ when advising distressed companies, creditors, lenders and investors on complex restructurings and liquidation processes, both in and out of court. Yogesh Singh leads the practice from Gurgaon and is often involved in first-of-their-kind restructurings and distressed asset transactions. Aniruddha Sen is ‘reliable, affable and conscientious‘ in his approach when providing advice to investment banks and international funds on debt restructurings. The team also directs its focus towards advising strategic investors looking to acquire businesses in distress under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Nishant Parikh is a key contact and frequently assists with the submission of resolution plans. Kannan Rahul has substantial experience in assisting resolution professionals and financial institutions in insolvency processes, in addition to handling debt restructurings for clients in the public and private sectors. Former practice head Harsh Pais left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Yogesh Singh

Other key lawyers:


‘The Trilegal Restructuring team is my go-to, they are responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. They are reliable, and think about the big picture as well as the details. They regularly demonstrate a high level of technical legal expertise balanced with commercial and market insights, which help their clients navigate Indian restructuring and insolvency situations.’

‘Aniruddha Sen is a standout amongst Indian restructuring and insolvency lawyers. In addition to being across the legal technicalities, commercial and practical realities, and market trends, he is simply an easy person to work with; he is reliable, affable, and conscientious. He is always the first person I call with any restructuring or insolvency situations in India.’

Key clients

Värde Partners


India Resurgence Asset Management Business Private Limited (IndiaRF)

Piramal Group

Zee Entertainment Enterprise Limited (ZEEL)

Pertamina Hulu Energi Nunukan Company, Indonesia (PHE)

ICICI Bank Limited

Vistra ITCL Limited

Etihad Aviation Group

Ocean Deity Investment Holdings Limited

Asset Reconstruction Co. Ltd

Cooperative Rabobank U.A

Power Finance Corporation Limited

Committee of Creditors of South East U.P. Power Transmission Company Limited

ING Bank

Vedanta Limited

Asset Care and Reconstruction Enterprise

KKR India Financial Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on all aspects of the acquisition of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation.
  • Represented Vistra and other lenders before the RBI.

India > Tax Tier 2

Trilegal‘s full-service tax team is the practice of choice for a host of multinationals and domestic heavyweights in the manufacturing, financial services and technology sectors, among others. Recent years have seen rapid growth for the practice both in its personnel and its client base, with 2021 and 2022 seeing a number of new companies instructing the team. Appreciated for his ‘quick and pragmatic advice‘, practice head Himanshu Sinha specialises in both contentious and advisory aspects of direct tax law, and he has been a regular choice of counsel for the Indian government. Samsuddha Majumder is a key partner contact with two decades of experience across both indirect and direct tax, and at the counsel level, Aditi Goyal, Komal Dani and Shashank Shekhar round out the core tax team.

Practice head(s):

Himanshu Sinha


‘Himanshu Sinha: quick and pragmatic advice; plainly someone who knows what he does.’

Key clients

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

Sapa Extrusion India Private Limited

Oil and Natural Gas corporation Limited (ONGC)

Canon India Private Limited

Sumitomo Corporation India Private Limited

Felicitas Global Partners, LLC

Hanu Software Solutions (India) Private Limited

Naspers Ventures B.V.

IBM India Private Limited (IBM India)

Shriram Capital Limited

Mitsubishi Corporation

Tudor India Private Limited (Tudor)

Charles River Systems, Inc

BHN Holdings Inc. (BHN)

India Coke and Power Private Limited

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

Sapa Extrusion India Private Limited

Oil and Natural Gas corporation Limited (ONGC)

Canon India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sapa Extrusion India with the tax aspects of its slump sale of its Indian extrusion business to Hindalco Industries.
  • Advised Hanu Software Solutions as promoters on the Indian tax implications arising for the sellers on the proposed transfer of shares of the Indian company.
  • Representing Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in a writ petition filed before the Rajasthan High Court challenging the levy of GST on royalty paid under the ODR Act.

India > Life sciences and healthcare Tier 2

Focused on strategic M&A and private equity deals, the team at Trilegal is highly active within the healthcare, pharma, medical devices, and meditech spaces, advising international funds and other investors into the Indian healthcare sector, as well as pharma and medical innovation companies. Alongside its strong cross-border transactional capabilities, the firm is also able to offer integrated regulatory, intellectual property, and data protection expertise, and has a particular strength in full-service support for online healthcare companies. The practice includes a number of key names, such as Mumbai's Harsh Maggon, who advises several major hospital and pharma companies, Bengalaru-based Kosturi Ghosh, who combines M&A and private equity work with advice on clinical trials, manufacturing of drugs and medical products, and regulatory issues, and corporate co-head Yogesh Singh in Gurgaon, who regularly advises life sciences clients on strategic acquisitions and Indian entry strategy.

Other key lawyers:

Harsh Maggon; Kosturi Ghosh; Yogesh Singh; Gautam Singh; Clarence Anthony


The team is ready to work with clients to understand what is critical for the client and how that part of a deal can be secured without going full on mechanical and this helps in pushing a deal towards closing – with that much more focus on the main goal.

Clarence Anthony – exceptionally focused- always available to the client and ready to work on alternate solutions.

Key clients

Naspers Ventures (Prosus)

Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited

Piramal Pharma Limited

Medlife International Private Limited and Prasid Uno Family Trust

Bain Capital and Centrient Pharmaceuticals

Goldman Sachs

CDC Group plc

Lightstone Fund S.A

Avendus Future Leaders Fund I

Lightrock Growth Fund I S.A., SICAV-RAIF

J.B. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited

LR India Holdings Limited

Ewart Investments Limited (Tata Sons)

Work highlights

  • Represented  Naspers Ventures B.V. on term sheet negotiation, due diligence, drafting of transaction documents and transaction closing of an investment, and Naspers Ventures B.V. and API Holdings Private Limited on Indian competition law aspects in relation to the investment.
  • Represented Manipal Global Health Services in its sale of a minority stake in Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund – II.
  • Represented Piramal Pharma Limited in acquisition of minority stake in Yapan Bio Private Limited.

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Trilegal‘s dispute resolution team has ‘in-depth knowledge of the nuances and intricacies involved in any matter‘ and acts in both international and domestic arbitrations involving a broad range of corporate and commercial issues. Clients that looked to the practice in high-profile matters recently include NCR and Shanghai Electric, represented by Nitesh Jain and Ashish Bhan, respectively. Disputes department head Shankh Sengupta is experienced in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations arising from construction contracts, hotel management and other commercial contracts. Tine Abraham is highly regarded and regularly represents Indian and multinational clients in complex institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations before various courts and tribunals in India.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta

Other key lawyers:


‘Attentive, client-focussed and easy to work alongside.’

‘Tine Abraham is a rising star.’

‘Nitesh Jain: Great oversight on matter, timely intervention, solid strategy and ensures timely execution.’

‘Juhi Mathur: solid leadership with very high levels of ownership, deep research based solutions.’

‘Atul Jain: Precise and laser focused approach to issues.’

‘Quick to respond.’

‘Recommended for the in-depth knowledge of the nuances and intricacies involved in any matter.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited

NCR Corporation India Private Limited

Matrix Partners India Investment Holdings, LLC

JSC Cryogenmash

Steel Authority of India Limited

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited

Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd.

EIG Mauritius Limited

Indigo Sea Ways Private Limited

Vivid Solaire Energy Private Limited

3i India Infrastructure Investments Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing an international infrastructure asset manager in Singapore-seated arbitration proceedings against an Indian company.
  • Represented NCR before the Mumbia High Court in claims brought by Securities India regarding a business transfer agreement.
  • Representing Shanghai Electric Group in a Singapore-seated arbitration against Reliance Infrastructure arising from a breach of guarantee obligations by Reliance.

India > Fintech and financial services regulatory Tier 3

The practice at Trilegal acts for clients operating in a financial services sector that frequently undergoes rapid change; the team offers assistance with contentious and non-contentious and enforcement matters. Shruti Rajan leads the team and has a particular interest in enforcement and governance, and handles pre-contentious issues such as regulatory inspections and investigations. Garima Joshi has a wealth of experience in providing strategic advice relating to regulatory and compliance issues. The team regularly acts for financial sponsors, listed companies, and domestic and foreign financial institutions. Other key members of the team include counsels Anubhav Ghosh and Prashant Prakhar; Ghosh’s practice focuses mostly on contentious matters and concerns financial sector intermediaries, and Prakhar often advises multinational companies which face regulatory enforcement under exchange control and securities laws.

Practice head(s):

Shruti Rajan

Key clients

National Stock Exchange of India

Bank of America

Clearing Corporation of India Limited

Edelweiss Securities/Broking Limited

ICICI Securities Limited

Mirae Asset

Citadel Securities


IMC Trading


Everstone Capital


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Avendus Capital

BNP Paribas Arbitrage

Macquarie Finance India Private Limited

Way2Wealth Brokers Private Limited

Nomura Group

UTI Asset Management Company Limited

Goldman Sachs

Work highlights

  • Advising National Stock Exchange on the Karvy Stock broking default.
  • Advising Way2 Wealth Securities in relation to the NSE co-location issue and subsequent litigation.

City focus: Bengaluru > Leading firms

Intellectual property

As part of its leading TMT practice, Trilegal assists on related IP aspects of transactions for major companies in the space.

Trilegal was founded in 2000 and has grown exceptionally to become one of India’s leading full-service law firms. It is a top tier legal firm with over 500 lawyers led by 79 Partners. The firm’s legal professionals are equipped with the right combination of local insight and expertise to deliver pragmatic, deal-oriented and high-quality legal advice.

Trilegal’s core strengths comprise the commitment and client-centric approach adopted by its lawyers. The firm prides itself on dealing with complexity, thinking out of the box, and devising innovative solutions for clients. Trilegal’s approach to work is highly dictated by a deep and analytical understanding of Indian law, and in-depth market experience. These two factors, when combined, allow the firm to effectively calibrate/assess legal risk and impart pragmatic advice.

Owing to Trilegal’s achievements in the legal industry, the firm and its lawyers have been consistently ranked and recognised by leading legal publications across practice areas.

Trilegal has been recognised as the ‘Best Overall Law Firm in India’ as part of the India Business Law Journal Annual Indian Legal Awards 2021. It has also been recognised as ‘M&A Law firm of the Year’ by VCCircle Awards 2020; ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Summit and Awards 2019; one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020 and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020.

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Trilegal to add Anuj Berry and Vishrov Mukerjee as Partners in the disputes practice

Following its recent internal counsel promotions to the partnership, Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, today announced that the partnership had voted to invite two new Partners to join its disputes practice. Anuj Berry and Vishrov Mukerjee are expected to join Trilegal in the next few months. With this, the partnership strength of Trilegal grows to seventy-nine (79). About 18 months ago the firm had hired Nitesh Jain, then with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, to bolster its disputes practice in Mumbai.