Firm Profile > AZB & Partners > Mumbai, India

AZB & Partners
AZB HOUSE, PENINSULA CORPORATE PARK
GANPATRAO KADAM MARG, LOWER PAREL
MUMBAI 400 013
India

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

The antitrust and competition team at AZB & Partners had a strong year in the automotives sector, with multinational manufacturers engaging practice head Samir Gandhi, Hemangini Dadwal and Aditi Gopalakrishnan - with assistance from senior associates Gaurav Bansal and Akshat Kulshrestha - on a raft of proceedings before the CCI. Of particular note, the team secured successful non-infringement orders in cartelisation disputes, and extensive penalty reductions via leniency applications. Bharat Budholia leads on merger control matters, most recently for acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals sector. The team fields extensive experience in the digital and disruptive technologies space, with sports, oil and gas and aerospace clients also cited.

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Testimonials

The team at AZB & Partners is mix of competent people who have good commercial understanding on competition law.

Bharat Budholia is suave, pleasant and confident which gives client assurance. He has good understanding and is updated on latest trends in competition issues.

The antitrust team headed by Samir Gandhi has great commercial insights and the ability to provide a nuanced, practical picture of events. The team is a fine balance of solution-oriented professionals.

Samir Gandhi is one of those rare and exceptional counsels who works towards finding a solution and balancing the needs of both business and legal aspects.

Key clients

Autoparts

JTEKT

Google

Uber

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited

Larsen & Toubro

BACQ, Muthoot and QIA

Bridgestone

IATA

Banking and finance Tier 1

AZB & Partners advises lenders and borrowers in relation to structured finance, real estate finance, corporate finance and project finance in both domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm is also known for handling banking disputes. Bahram Vakil specialises in project finance, predominantly in the infrastructure sector.  Gautam Saha frequently advises clients on structuring and negotiating loans, including ECB agreements. Anand Shah focuses on acquisition finance, leveraged finance and complex structured finance deals. Hufriz Wadia is active in various areas, including structured financing and external commercial borrowings. Senior associates Karthik Mudaliar and Shivanand Nayak are also recommended.

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

International Finance Corporation

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Export Development Canada

Barclays Bank

JM Financial

Tata Capital

ICICI Bank

HDFC Limited and HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund -2

Torrent Power

TVS Group

First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC

ING Asia

Bank of America

Centrum Group

Gera Properties

Fitch Ratings

Credit Suisse AG

Daimler Financial Services

ICICI Housing Finance Company

Tata Motors Finance

Larsen & Toubro Limited

Hero Enterprises Group

HSBC

KKR

Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

United States International Development Finance Corporation

Asian Development Bank

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Capital markets Tier 1

AZB & Partners handles a balanced roster of work for issuers, investment banks and private equity houses and selling shareholders, which includes IPOs, QIPs, rights issues, FCCB and ADR offerings. However, the firm truly excels in advising banking clients on novel or record breaking transactions, such as the first IPO by a foreign promoted commercial bank in India. Varoon Chandra has an expansive practice, which encompasses corporate finance,  domestic and international debt issuances and QIPs. Srinath Dasari, who specialises in corporate finance, has handled numerous IPOs for Indian companies throughout his career. Highly active practitioner Richa Choudhary advises issuers, promoters, selling shareholders and investment banks on IPOs and FPOs.

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Key clients

Axis Bank Limited

BIF IV Jarvis Pte. Ltd.

Bharti Airtel Limited

CSB Bank Limited

HDFC Bank Limited

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Infosys Limited

JM Financial Products Limited

Muthoot Finance Limited

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Reliance Industries Limited

SBI Cards and Payment Services Limited

SBI Life Insurance Company Limited

Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited

Tata Motors Limited

Varun Beverages Limited

YES Bank Limited

Investment Banks

A.K. Capital Services Limited

Axis Capital Limited

Citigroup Global Markets India Private Limited

Goldman Sachs India (Securities) Private Limited

HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited

JM Financial Limited

Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Private Limited

Funds/ Financial Investors

Brookfield

Carlyle

Equity International

Fairfax

Goldman Sachs

International Finance Corporation

Warburg Pincus

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

M&A, joint ventures and generate corporate are mainstays at AZB & Partners. The team is well-equipped to handle high-value and cross-border transactions and assist with the entire gamut of legal aspects arising from mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements, such as exchange control regulations and takeover code issues. Corporate restructuring is another key area of activity for the practice. Managing partner Zia Mody has a wealth for experience of advising on foreign direct investment and compliance issues, while Ajay Bahl is noted for his expertise in tax law and restructuring transactions. Ashwath Rau ,who is often retained by investment funds and asset managers, focuses on M&A and private equity deals.  Gautam Saha is experienced at handling transactional matters involving players from the telecoms, financial services and energy sectors.

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Key clients

Larsen & Toubro

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty–First Century Fox

Reliance Industries and entities owned by its promoters, namely, Reliance Industries Holding Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings, East West, Pipeline Infrastructure

Tata Chemicals

Amazon

Tata Consultancy Services

Total Holdings S.A.S.

Brookfield Asset Management

Max India

Resurgent Power Ventures

KKR & Co Inc.

Sachin Bansal

Qatar Holding LLC

Muthoot Finance

DLF Cyber City Developers, a JV between DLF and GIC Singapore

Star Health Investments and some of its shareholders

ECP III Ventures Pte. Ltd

Uber India Systems

Mahindra Susten

DFM Foods Limited, and The Delhi Flour Mills Company Limited

Société De Promotion Et De Participation Pour La Coopération Economique

Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Infratel Limited

ORIX Corporation

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Bajaj Auto Limited

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

AZB & Partners represents clients in multi-jurisdictional arbitration proceedings before various bodies, including the ICC, SIAC and the London Court of International Arbitration. Rajendra Barot has a strong track record in cross-border arbitration proceedings, in which he tends to act for well-known Indian and foreign corporates. Vijayendra Pratap Singh also has an enviable track record in international arbitration proceedings, displaying particular expertise in SIAC cases. Aditya Vikram Bhat has acted for clients in arbitration proceedings in various jurisdictions, including Singapore, the United States and the UK. Sonali Mathur specialises in complex arbitrations and securities litigation. Priyanka Shetty has notable expertise in investment treaty arbitrations and enforcement proceedings.

Key clients

ASF Keystone Inc

Facebook Inc.

General Electric Baker Hughes

IHH Healthcare Berhad / Parkway Pantai Ltd.

KPMG / BSR & Associates LLP

KKR India Asset Finance Private Limited

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Nestle India Ltd.

Orix Corporation

PWC India Pvt. Ltd. + PWC & Co.

Reserve Bank of India

Swiss Timing Ltd.

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India

Whatsapp Inc.

Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd.

91Street Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

AZB & Partners' pan-India practice handles a wide spectrum of matters spanning various sectors, including competition litigation, joint venture disputes and international arbitration proceedings. Rajendra Barot has over 24 years of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, including cases before the Supreme Court of India, SIAC and the ICC. Vijayendra Pratap Singh has a strong track record in international and domestic arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and securities law matters. Aditya Vikram Bhat is a go-to partner for clients involved in cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings. Sonali Mathur focuses on securities litigation and complex arbitration proceedings in major sectors, such as steel and renewable energy.

Key clients

ASF Keystone Inc

Facebook Inc.

General Electric Baker Hughes

IHH Healthcare Berhad / Parkway Pantai Ltd.

KPMG / BSR & Associates LLP

KKR India Asset Finance Private Limited

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Nestle India Ltd.

Orix Corporation

PWC India Pvt. Ltd. + PWC & Co.

Reserve Bank of India

Swiss Timing Ltd.

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India

Whatsapp Inc.

Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd.

91Street Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Private client Tier 1

AZB & Partners predominantly advises business owners, entrepreneurs and their families on succession planning, estate planning, tax structuring, settlement agreements and cross-border wealth transfers. In addition, the team has further expertise in matters involving alternative asset classes, philanthropic bequests and family governance. Shreya Rao's expertise is broad, however her international private client practice is a particularly strong area of focus. Ajay Bahl, who is a qualified Chartered Accountant, specialises in the tax structuring of complex transactions. Anand Shah often represents HNW clients acquiring or investing in new businesses. Anil Kasturi assists clients with succession planning, corporate reorganisations and family settlements.

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Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Kotak Mahindra Bank

JP Morgan

Entrust Family Office

Griffin Family Office

DBS

Merrill Lynch

Edelweiss Wealth Management

Centrum Wealth Management Limited

Private equity and investment funds Tier 1

Premier names in the investment funds market retain AZB & Partners to handle high-value fund formation projects. Co-head Ashwath Rau and Pallabi Ghosal field expertise in handling fund establishments for domestic and international clients in the healthcare and infrastructure fields while Sai Krishna Bharathan is a go-to partner in the real estate funds space. Distressed fund ventures, mezzanine finance arrangements and offshore structures are all advised on. The extensive bench of private equity experts, which includes co-heads Zia Mody, Ajay Bahl, Gautam Saha and Darshika Kothari, regularly handles high-value downstream transactions for market-leading private equity funds, as well as assisting with portfolio company management and exits.

Key clients

Warburg Pincus

Softbank Group

ORIX Corporation

DFM Foods

Brookfield Asset Management

ECP III Ventures

Binny Bansal

Sequoia Pine Investment Holdings

BCP V Multiple Holdings

Tiger Global Management

Westbridge Capital

KKR & Co Inc.

Premji Invest

Reco Altius (a wholly owned subsidiary of GIC of Singapore)

IFC – Restructuring of India Resurgence Fund, L.P.

Tata AIA Life Insurance Company Ltd.

CDPQ Fixed Income X INC., acting through CDPQ

Avendus Future Leaders Fund I

BASF Venture Capital GmbH

BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development

Blacksoil Asset Management

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The department at AZB & Partners is well equipped to advise on all phases and aspects of real estate developments, comprising financing, investments, dispositions as well as debt restructuring. One of its key capabilities includes assisting private equity (PE) funds and sovereign investors on their joint ventures with domestic developers for the construction and development of real estate projects, for which co-head Sai Krishna Bharathan is a name to note. Fellow co-leader Nohid Nooreyezdan is noted for her extensive expertise in premium commercial projects, while Hardeep Sachdeva has significant experience of M&A and PE transactions within the real estate sector.

Key clients

Xander Investments

Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd

Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd

Altico Capital India Limited

ASF Group

Adani Realty

Varde Partners inc.

Interglobe Real Estate Ventures

Bharti Realty

Hecate Warehousing Private Limited

Asthetic Township Developers Private Limited

Havells

Emaar Group

Ilc group

Splendor Group

DLF Limited

Wave Group

Jm Financial

Max Estates

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

AZB & Partners has built a solid reputation in insolvency proceedings under the IBC, having played a prominent role in leading restructuring and insolvency matters ever since the new framework came into force in India.  Combining multidisciplinary knowledge across dispute resolution, banking and finance, M&A and compliance, the team is well placed to advise a variety of stakeholders, ranging from  insolvency professionals, committees of creditors, public sector and international banks, to private equity players and distressed companies. Department leader Bahram Vakil, who was involved in the drafting of the Insolvency code, is a leading authority in this field. Nilang Desai is noted for his expertise in non-performing debt acquisition transactions and pre-IBC financial restructuring processes. Other key members include Suharsh Sinha, who is proficient in cross-border restructurings and complex IBC cases and Saloni Thakkar who is also noteworthy for her involvement in the practice.

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Key clients

Reserve Bank of India and the Administrator of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation

Ashish Chhawchharia as RP of Jet Airways (India) and Grant Thornton

Ashwini Mehra as RP of Punj Lloyd

Abhilash Lal as RP of Jhabua Power

Ashutosh Agarwala as RP of Cox & Kings

Patanjali Ayurved as Resolution Applicant for Ruchi Soya Industries

Oaktree Capital and Edelweiss ARC

Varde Partners, Davidson Kempner, CQS, Madison Pacific Trustee, Deutsche Bank

Carval Investors and Nithia Capital

Interups Inc. as resolution applicant for certain companies undergoing insolvency resolution process

Ashwini Mehra as RP of Educomp Infrastructure and School Management

Tax Tier 1

Ajay Bahl and Deepak Chopra head AZB & Partners’ tax practice, which is particularly well equipped to handle high-value tax transactions. Advice on international taxation, transfer pricing, permanent establishment, M&A and private equity deal structuring, corporate tax planning, import/export considerations and the full scope of direct and indirect tax regulation is routinely provided to a global corporate client roster. Chopra spearheads the tax litigation practice. Recent instructions on this front involved challenges before for the ITAT and High Court on behalf of global automotive, telecoms, technology and consumer goods companies.

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Testimonials

Provides a depth of expertise in indirect taxation.

Understands clients’need effectively and provides solutions accordingly.

Deepak Chopra provides experience and performance in tax litigation.

Amit Srivastava has a persistent approach towards the result and timelines.

Thorough professionals and their actions speak about their passion, knowledge and commitment towards the practice.

Key clients

Google India

Softbank Group

Vodafone Idea Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline Group

Honeywell International

Amazon.com

Stryker India

Americom Asia Pacific

BT Global Communications India

LG Group

Honda Group

SABMiller Group

PepsiCo. India

Pernod Ricard

ZTE Corporation

Giesecke & Devrient

Nokia Networks

Hyosung Corporation

Hindustan Zinc

National Basketball Association

Max Group

Diebold Systems

Shanghai Electric Group

Bombardier Transportations

21st Century Fox

News Corporation

Symphony Marketing Solutions India

Eastman Chemicals

M/s. Mitutoyo South Asia

Bharti Airtel

Jubilant Group

Asahi India

McKinsey Knowledge Centre India

GE India

Bharat Aluminium Company

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (India)

Indus Towers

Fun Fashion India Private

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

Amorepacific Corporation

Infonox Software Private

TSYS Card Tech Services

AB Sciex

Singapore Telecommunications

Reckitt Benckiser India

ANI Tech

White-collar crime Tier 1

AZB & Partners represents a sophisticated set of international clients in sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals and financial services in white-collar crime litigation. The bench includes practice co-head Vijayendra Pratap Singh, who had recent successes in defending clients before the High Court on financial misconduct allegations. Clients also engage the team on criminal matters including medical and professional negligence, often involving representation in police hearings and public inquiries. Co-head Soumit Nikhra is a market leader for forensic diligence and investigations, utilising cutting-edge discovery tools unique to the firm on matters pertaining to fraud, bribery, corruption, financial misstatement, infringement of IPRs and antitrust.

Testimonials

The uniqueness of AZB’s white-collar crime team is that they consist of both lawyers and accountants who used to work at big four accounting firms, which enhances the level of their services.’

Key clients

Genpact India Private Limited

PwC India Private Limited

BSR & Associates LLP

KPMG India Ltd.

Uber India Systems Private Limited

PWC & Co.

Max Healthcare Institute Limited

Axis Bank Limited

Alpha Tiger Cyprus No. 1 & 3 Investment Ltd.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Continental Hospitals Private Limited

Yatra Online Pvt. Ltd.

Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 2

AZB & Partners’ aviation practice handled the breadth of transactional services including aircraft leasing, financing, short and long-term debt negotiations for aircraft acquisitions, and all relevant commercial and regulatory support. Practice head Anand Shah is retained by a roster of multinational lessors, financiers and aerospace corporations. Maintenance contract negotiations for engines and components are also provided. With support from the firm’s corporate and restructuring partners, the team handles high-value insolvency processes, such as the advice provided to the Resolution Professional of Jet Airways’ bankruptcy. The practice has been boosted by Anuja Tiwari who has joined from DSK Legal.

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Key clients

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

GECAS

BNP Paribas

CMB International Leasing

SDH Wings International Leasing Limited

Hong Kong and Sanghai Banking Corporation

TATA SIA Airlines Limited

ICBC Financial Leasing

Bank of America Leasing

Abu Dhabi Aviation

Landesbank Hessen–Thüringen Girozentrale

Insurance Tier 2

AZB & Partners is a go-to firm for global life, non-life and health insurance companies for advising on and negotiating joint ventures in the insurance sector. Recent highlights saw co-head Rajendra Barot, co-head Ashwath Rau and Kashish Bhatia handling market-first mergers between general insurance and health insurance entities. Arvind Ramesh adds strength across the breadth of corporate work while Anil Kasturi is a key name for private equity investments both on the target company and investor side. The team is also noted for handling IPOs for domestic insurance companies.

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Testimonials

The insurance team at AZB & Partners is the leading insurance team in India. Their knowledge of the Indian market, together with their understanding of international transactions and counterparties, sets them apart from other firms. Their commercial judgement about how best to structure a deal and how to approach negotiations is excellent, along with their ability to quickly pivot when required.

Rajendra Barot, Arvind Ramesh and their team, including Rishikesh Desai and Muqeet Drabu, provided excellent advice, service and support throughout our dealings with AZB & Partners over many years. Their commercial knowledge, legal strength and responsiveness differentiates them from other firms.

Key clients

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Munich Reinsurance Group

AEGON N.V.

Ageas SA/NV

Insurance Australia Group

Max India

BNP Paribas Cardif

KKR

Labour and employment Tier 2

AZB & Partners provides a dedicated labour employment practice with extensive expertise in HR guidance, policy and compliance matters. Co-head Nohid Nooreyezdan is a leading name for regulatory expertise, particularly regarding POSH, immigration and employee benefits, while also handling highly sensitive and contentious senior exits. Co-heads Rachit Bahl and Veena Gopalkrishnan advise on staff reorganisations, retrenchment, employee documentation, collective bargaining and due diligence. The team benefits from a dedicated compliance and investigation desk which is deployed on senior-level misconduct and workplace harassment investigations, with co-head Sunila Awasthi being a key name on this front.

Key clients

ABB India Limited

Actis

Amdocs Group

Avery Dennison India

Axis Bank Limited

Bank of America

Baxalta Singapore Pte Ltd.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bytedance

Ceragon Networks Ltd.

Citibank N.A.

Columbia University

Comverse Network Systems Private Limited

Daimler Financial Services India

Lupin

Netgear Technologies

NRB Bearings Limited

Nvidia

Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited

Quess Corp Limited

RCI Asia-Pacific Singapore LLC

Richemont India Private Limited

Sandoz India

SAP AG

Schrodinger Inc

Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Skechers

Star India Private Limited

Projects and energy Tier 2

The infrastructure, energy and natural resources practice at AZB & Partners brings together multidisciplinary expertise across M&A, funds, capital markets and dispute resolution, providing comprehensive services in relation to green and brownfield projects in India and abroad. The team generally acts for domestic and international players in the financing, development and acquisition of projects in the power (including renewable and nuclear), oil & gas, mining, transport, telecoms and urban infrastructure sectors. Prashanth Sabeshan, who is also a qualified solicitor in the UK, focuses on the energy and infrastructure sectors. Another core member of the team is Qais Jamal, whose experience includes EPC contracts, power purchase agreements as well as concession agreements. Senior associate Swathy Pisharody has left the firm to join Trilegal.

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Key clients

Resurgent Power Ventures Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Tata Power International Pte. Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power), ICICI Bank

ICICI Securities Limited, Axis Capital Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (India) Private Limited, Deutsche Equities India Private Limited, IIFL Securities Limited and SBI Capital Markets Limited, IndusInd Bank Limited and YES Securities (India) Limited

Qatar Holding LLC (a group entity of Qatar Investment Authority)

KKR & Co Inc and funds/vehicles managed by it

Yellow Bell Investment Limited, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, and Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions Private Limited

Brookfield Asset Management Inc

Total S.A.

Reliance Industries Limited, Jio Platforms Limited and Reliance Retail Limited

TMT Tier 2

AZB & Partners practice is particularly well-known for its expertise in corporate transactions and commercial agreements involving telecoms and media companies. The team is also known for advising clients on data protection and assisting emerging technology companies seeking to enter the Indian market. Gautam Saha has a strong track record of advising clients in relation to PE investments, acquisitions, exits, debt and equity financing. Srinath Dasari predominantly advises investors and companies requiring capital in the TMT space. Vinati Kastia often assists e-commerce client with their development in India.

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Key clients

Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Infratel Limited

International Finance Corporation

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Sequoia Pine Investment Holdings

American Tower Corporation

Intellectual property Tier 3

The IP team at AZB & Partners is active in the design infringement field, having recently represented global fashion brands in anti-counterfeiting litigation and enforcement operations. IP rights transfers on global transactions are regularly handled by co-heads Akhilesh Kumar Rai and Nandan Pendsey, with recent instructions coming from clients in the travel and tourism sector. Trade mark filing and prosecution services are supplied, while infringement and passing-off litigation in the healthcare sector was also recently handled. Sports clients also engage the team for brand protection and exploitation strategy.

Testimonials

Team is very knowledgeable and very good at responding on a timely basis.

The individuals are very caring, thoughtful, friendly and excellent with advice. They do give decisions that are in the best interest of the company.’

Key clients

Bayer AG

Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Shopify Inc.

The North Face Apparel Corp

Sachin Tendulkar / SRT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richemont International

Philip Morris Products S.A.

Suzlon Energy Limited

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Axis Bank Limited

NRB Bearings Limited

House of Anita Dongre

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Wrangler Apparel Corp

The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

Dell, Inc.

Unilever PLC

FSN E-Commerce Ventures Private Limited (Nykaa)

Vans, Inc

JanSport Apparel

Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited

Supermax Personal Care Private Limited

Forest Stewardship Council, A.C.

Nirvana

Columbia Pictures Industries

CPK Management Company

Chewy

The firm: AZB & Partners is one of the most prominent law firms in India. Its aim is to provide clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment within which its clients operate. The firm’s services are tailored to the needs of individual clients, drawing on the collective knowledge of the firm and its members. It aims to add value at all stages of a project, from its initiation, through its planning right up to its execution.

The firm was named ‘Best Indian Law Firm 2017’ at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards, ‘Client Service Law Firm of the Year, 2017’ by Chambers Asia-Pacific, and ‘Law Firm of the Year, 2017’ by VC Circle. It was also ranked No 1 in M&A league tables compiled by Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket.

Its clients are central to everything it does. Their needs determine how the firm organises itself and the range of specialised services it provides. The firm aims to work in partnership with clients to anticipate and deal successfully with the legal and regulatory aspects of their business aims and objectives.

Areas of practice: The principal areas in which legal services are provided by the firm are: corporate and M&A, private equity, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution and litigation, capital markets, banking and finance, funds, real estate, insurance, intellectual property, restructuring and insolvency, TMT, energy (transaction and regulatory), employment, tax, IT and business process outsourcing, transport (aviation), alternative investment funds, ethics and compliance and white-collar crime

Contacts: Zia Mody, Ajay Bahl, Bahram N. Vakil, Ashwath Rau, Darshika Kothari, Sai Krishna Bharathan, Nohid Nooreyezdan, Gautam Saha, Anil Kasturi, Srinath Dasari, Vinati Kastia, Samir Gandhi, Rajendra Barot, Vijayendra Pratap Singh

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and general corporate
Private equity
Capital markets
Funds practice
Banking and finance
Microfinance
Infrastructure and project finance
Real estate
Media and entertainment
Employment
Insurance
Intellectual property
TMT
Taxation
Aviation
Competition
Litigation and arbitration
Compliance and investigation
Number of lawyers : 400 (approx)
Number of partners : 80 (approx)
English
Gujarati
Hindi