Firm Profile > IndusLaw > Bangalore, India

IndusLaw
101, I FLOOR, 'EMBASSY CLASSIC'
#11 VITTAL MALLYA ROAD
BENGALURU 560 001
India

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Acting for clients in the private and public sector in industries such as e-commerce, power, and renewable energy, including corporations and investors, IndusLaw’s expertise spans acquisitions, gaining regulatory approval from bodies such as the SEBI and the NCLT, acquisition financing, corporate restructuring and foreign direct investment. Srinivas Katta, whose experience encompasses corporate governance, fundraising, joint ventures and private equity investments and exits, recently advised Tangible Play Inc on the sale of its entire shareholding to start-up Byju for $120m, representing one of the most lucrative transactions in the tech sector in India. Nishant Singh regularly advises clients such as private equity funds, investment banks and Fortune 100 companies on cross-border transactions. Recently he advised Agritrade Resources Limited on its acquisition of SKS Power Generation through a one-time settlement of its debt to lenders totalling approx. $31m. Manish Gupta is due to join from Link Legal - India Law Services. Navin Syiem left the firm in December 2019 and is to join L&L Partners Law Offices.

Key clients

Agritrade Resources Ltd.

Wipro Limited

Tangible Play Inc. (“Osmo”)

Alight Solutions, US

Cleartrip

Reverie Language Technologies Private Limited

Ebix Group

Quikr

Mahindra Group

Accel Partners

Oyorooms

Bigbasket

Pocket Aces Pictures Pvt. Ltd.

Labour and employment Tier 1

Avik Biswas leads the full-scope employment practice at IndusLaw, which is regularly instructed by household-name corporates on regulatory, advisory and dispute resolution mandates. The team has strong experience with matters specific to, among others, unionised workforces, collective bargaining, contract workforces, employee benefits structuring, policy review, retrenchment and internal investigations. Recent unique contentious issues involved providing advice on alleged breaches to the Employee’ Provident Fund Act, disputes arising from C-suite terminations (including currently acting for an ex-CFO) and advising on employees’ claims to shares arising from M&A transactions. Manishi Pathak has recently been welcomed to the partnership from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, who strengthens the team’s regulatory expertise.

Key clients

Baxter Pharmaceuticals

Honeywell

Uber India

Kraft Heinz India

Flipkart India

Shell India

Autodesk India

J. Crew

Gates Corporation

PayU Group

Molson Coors

Metro Cash & Carry

Maui Jim

ResMed

EXL

ICICI Bank

Zynga

Allegis Group

Magna International

Nielsen India

Mitsubishi Electric

Wipro Limited

InMobi

ComScore

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

IndusLaw has bolstered its antitrust and competition offering with the recruitment of Rahul Goel and Anu Monga from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, who together are go-to names in the nascent field of relevant turnover applications. Current mandates for the competition team include representation before the CCI, NCLAT and upper courts on matters relating to abuse of dominance, cartelisation and anti-competitive allegations. The firm handles merger control matters for a range of clients in the e-commerce, tech, telecoms, pharmaceuticals and financial services industries, among others.

Key clients

Cadila Healthcare

Snapdeal.com

PayU Group

Proptiger.com

Ujjivan Financial Services

WIPRO

Becton Dickinson

Builders Association of India

Schott Glass Excel Crop Care

Forech

Betul Oils

Hindustan Rubbers Silvasa

Puravankara Projects

Indus Medicare

Banking and finance Tier 2

IndusLaw’s banking and finance group often acts in mandates relating to the resolution of distressed companies under the IBC process. The group displays further expertise in acquisition financing and project financing, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Nishant Singh, who is qualified in India and New York, recently advised Agritrade Resources on the acquisition of SKS Power Generation through a one-time settlement of the company’s debt to several lenders, including State Bank of India.

Key clients

Agritrade Resources Ltd.

Avendus Group

IndusInd Bank Limited

BlackSoil Capital Private Limited

Canadian Solar

Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd. (PropTiger.com)

OYO Rooms

The Mauritius Commercial Bank

Essar Steel Industries Limited

Riverdale Commodities SA

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The litigation team at IndusLaw frequently handles recovery matters before the NCLT on behalf of petitioners, and also has expertise in cases relating to allegations of fraud, patent infringement, bilateral treaty disputes and contentious matters governed by the Companies Act, 2013. Lomesh Nidmuri, whose expertise includes intellectual property and commercial disputes, successfully represented SAIF III Mauritius Company in a claim against iVision Media India and several others concerning the transfer of the client's investments into a different group company. The group was strengthened by the arrival of four partners, including Swapnil Khatri, who represents clients including major corporations and banks before the Supreme Court, Bombay High Court and the NCLT.

Key clients

Google India Private Limited

SAIF III Mauritius Company Limited

IBM India Private Limited

3M India

Sarine Technology

Citibank N.A.

Oravel Stays Private Limited (oyorooms.com)

Quikr India Private Limited

Morgan Stanley

GE Power India Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra

eHomemaker Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Livspace Pte. Ltd.

Galatea Limited

Lakshmi Vilas Bank

CTR Manufacturing Ltd.

Pune Solapur Expressways Pvt. Ltd. (Joint Venture of Atlantia S.p.A and Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd.)

Adarsh Developers

Brigade Enterprises Limited

Lumenis Limited

Arvind Group

AD2PRO Media Solutions Private Limited

Hunting Energy services- Asia Pacific

AD2PRO Global Creative Solutions Private Limited

Investment funds Tier 2

IndusLaw is particularly active in the venture capital space for which the investment funds team advises both founders and investors on their transactions. The sizeable team provides advice on transaction structuring and use of appropriate instruments, deal documentation and exit strategy. Investee clients are sourced from a broad range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, real estate, tech and healthcare. Suneeth KatarkiAvimukt Dar and Kartik Ganapathy handle high-value private equity transactions.

Key clients

Oyorooms

FirstCry

CDH Vision Fund

CureFit Healthcare

Livspace

LGT Capital Parters

Elevar Equity

ON Mauritius

Toppr Technologies

Accel India & Accel Growth

Aye Finance

Mahindra Partners

Nexus Venture Partners

Vertex Ventures

Zolostays Property Solutions

Chiratae Ventures (formerly IDG Ventures)

Orbimed Asia

Quicko Technosoft Labe

Sunshine Teahouse

Rakyan Beverages

Ummeed Housing Finance

Projects and energy Tier 2

Fielding a strong reputation for M&A and investment related matters in the energy, infrastructure and natural resource sector, IndusLaw also assists with cross-border and regional projects, including development and bid advisory. The practice has particular experience preparing and negotiating concession, off-take, EPC, O&M and supply agreements. Advising clients on complex financing arrangements is another strength for the department, where Avirup Nag stands out for his involvement in an array of deals in the power, transport, oil and gas sectors. Deepak Chowdhury, Arun Kumar, and Nishant Singh are also noted.

Key clients

Canadian Solar

Enel

Engie

Autostrada

GE Renewables

FMO

Renew Power

Statkraft

Berkeley Energy

Hydreq

Amplus

AMPSolar

British Petroleum (Singapore)

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

I-Squared Capital

Agritrade Resources Ltd.

UPC Renewable

Vedanta (Cairn Energy)

Equicap

Suzlon Energy Limited

ABB India Limited

JCB

Korys Investment

India Power Corporation Limited

MYRA Investment

SITAC

Sprng Energy

Ahana Renewables

AimSir

TMT Tier 2

The TMT practice at IndusLaw offers legal expertise in innovative fields such as cloud computing, data localisation, digital streaming, fintech and AI. Stand-out professionals such as Namita Viswanath and new addition Rahul Goel (joining from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas) assist global players and Indian start-ups with regulatory approvals, legislative insights, contractual negotiations (including SaaS agreements, product licensing and strategic partnerships) and digital content commissioning. A robust transactional offering sees the firm handling M&A and private equity transactions in the telecoms and technology sectors with a recent uptick in instructions from fintech clients.

Key clients

Google India

Zerodha Broking

Microsoft India

Nielsen India

Qualcomm Ventures

Times Internet

Wipro

ShunWei Capital

West Unified Communications

Oravel Stays (oyorooms.com)

Tetrapak

Music Broadcast

Alight Solutions

Agreeya Mobility (now Mobiliya)

Ebix Software

White-collar crime Tier 2

The strength of IndusLaw’s white-collar crime offering lies in conducting internal investigations for commercial clients when allegations of anti-bribery, anti-corruption and codes-of-conduct breaches arise. Partners from the firm’s employment and commercial litigation practices also regularly revise and devise internal guidelines and enforcement structures in compliance with the relevant laws.

Key clients

AirBNB

Gates Corporation

Nielsen India

Naspers Group

ICICI Lombard

OYO Rooms

Allegis Group

Kraft Heinz India

RKSV Securities (Upstox)

Softbank Energy

Intellectual property Tier 3

Enforcement strategy has been a recent strong point for IndusLaw’s IP practice, with instructions for recently promoted partner Aditi Verma Thakur involving trade mark infringement and passing off litigation, issuing take-down notices, dilution-prevention strategy, copyright infringement and domain name disputes. The team also assists with filing and prosecuting IP assets and provides general advice on brand protection requirements in India and the broader APAC region. Due diligence support on corporate transactions and IP commercialisation strategy are other core aspect of the practice, with practice head Suneeth Katarki being a go-to name for these services. Clients are predominantly domestic with a strong list of startups, SMEs and big-ticket corporations.

Key clients

Orient Cement

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Supermarket Grocery Supplies (BigBasket.com)

3One4 Capital

MissMalini Entertainment

Accel Partners

The Camlin Group

CIBT, Inc.

CultFit Healthcare

 Anand Diagnostic Laboratory

Rakyan Beverages Private Limited (RawPressery)

Killaney Estates Limited

Arvind Lifestyle Brands

Fashnear Technologies (Meesho.com)

Katalyst Software Services

Quikr India

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration
Banking and finance
Capital markets and international offerings
Competition
Corporate advisory
Employment
Energy, infrastructure and natural resources
Fund formation
Fund investment, private equity and venture capital
Intellectual property
Joint ventures and collaborations
Litigation and dispute resolution
Mergers and acquisitions
Projects and project financing
Real estate
TMT
Number of lawyers : 120+
English
Hindi
most major regional languages in India
APLMA
APAA
ABA
EO
IACC
ICCA
IGCC
IICC
IBA
INTA
IR GLOBAL
L&E Global
NASSCOM
SIBC
UIA
UKIBC
Contacts : Avik Biswas
Contacts : Kartik Ganapathy
Contacts : Karthik B M
Contacts : Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri
Contacts : Nikhilesh Rao
Contacts : Pallavi Kanakagiri
Contacts : Satya Sree Akella
Contacts : Srinivas Katta
Contacts : Srinivasa Raghavan
Contacts : Suneeth Katarki
Contacts : Winnie Shekhar