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

Capital markets Tier 1

IndusLaw's practice expanded significantly in October 2019, with five partners and thirteen associates from L&L Partners Law Offices' capital markets practice joining the firm's offices in Mumbai and Delhi. Manan Lahoty specialises in public offerings and securities law, having advised numerous major corporates and financial institutions throughout his career. Vishal Yaduvanshi is well versed when it comes to assisting underwriters and issuers undergoing QIPs, rights issues, buybacks and various other equity deals. Manshoor Nazki, who previously worked in the policy division of SEBI, has notable expertise in equity and debt offerings. In a recent highlight, the firm advised the lead managers (Kotak Mahindra, IIFL Securities and JM Financial) in the $107m IPO of Ujivan Financial Services, which was over subscribed 160 times.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Axis Capital

Citi

CLSA

DSP Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

Edelweiss Financial Services

Goldman Sachs

ICICI Securities

IIFL Securities

IDFC Securities

JM Financial

J. P. Morgan

Kotak Mahindra Capital

Nomura

A.K. Capital

Avenue Supermarts (D-Mart)

Burger King

Prince Pipes and Fittings

Samhi Hotels

Shriram Properties

RBL Bank

Jagran Prakashan

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

With great geographical reach, the corporate team at IndusLaw is engaged by buyers and sellers in relation to M&A transactions in a diversity of industry sectors. Joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and private equity deals are all areas of specialist interest for Suneeth Katarki. Dual-qualified Nishant Singh, who is admitted to practice in India and New York, is a solid performer in transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. Furthermore, Avimukt Dar is a name to note for commercial and corporate disputes, as well as exit strategies. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of Manish Gupta from Link Legal - India Law Services, who brings to the team a strong background in venture capital transactions.

Testimonials

‘The team at IndusLaw take time out to understand the practical needs of their clients and successfully balance legal and commercial requirements to offer viable solutions for work that is often cutting edge in nature.’

‘Suneeth Katarki is a great listener. I enjoy hearing his holistic vision for the firm and I believe that he is on a path to truly enable his team.’

‘Nishant Singh has a great mix of local and international acumen with some very unique expertise in the Indian market.’

Key clients

Pine Labs Pte. Ltd.

Juniten Pte. Ltd.

PayU

Wipro Limited

Brainbees Solutions Private Limited (FirstCry)

Mahindra Group

Invesco

Quikr

Harvest Gold

Oyo

Kontoor Brands India Private Limited

42Hertz Software India Private Limited, 42Hertz, Inc.

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited (Unacademy)

Netlink Software Private Limited

Clues Network Private Limited (ShopClues)

Sunnynook Limited AG

SKS Power Generation (Chhattisgarh) Limited

Lexington Equity Holdings Limited

Indo Star Capital

Data protection Tier 1

IndusLaw routinely advises domestic and international companies on data collection, storage, privacy and protection matters across India in various sectors, including information technology, diagnostics and gaming. The firm is also currently advising numerous clients on the potential implications of the new data protection bill going through parliament. Namita Viswanath has a wealth of experience advising fintech clients and major technology companies on regulatory matters, including data usage and data security. Avimukt Dar is instructed by clients to handle issues regarding data governance, consent requirements and data processing. Suneeth Katarki has a strong reputation in data privacy mandates.

Key clients

Google India

Honeywell Inc.

Workday Inc.

Oyo Rooms

Kingsoft Corporation

Medius Health

Edelman Financial Engines

Nielsen India Private Limited

Pine Labs

Zerodha Broking Limited

Labour and employment Tier 1

IndusLaw fields a strong bench of labour and employment experts covering all disciplines, from co-head Avik Biswas’ expertise in drafting HR guidance policies and internal regulatory compliances, to associate Ivana Chatterjee’s critical investigations skillset concerning hostile environment and misconduct allegations. Co-head Manishii Pathak leads on issues pertaining to unionised workforces, having recently handled industrial disputes on behalf of global FMCG companies and union negotiations concerning workforce terminations. Further contentious matters handled by Pathak include entitlement disputes and criminal fraud actions. The practice routinely advises global corporate clients on POSH matters, workforce restructuring and downsizing, employee benefits drafting and M&A due diligence.

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Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Gates Corporation No

Honeywell International No

ICICI Lombard

MoneyGram International

Solarig

Shell India

Uber India

Coca Cola India

Zomato India

Autodesk India

TMT Tier 1

IndusLaw advises technology, media and telecoms clients on complex regulatory matters, product development and roll-out, commercial contracts and M&A, among various other areas. Avimukt Dar advises corporates and PE investors in relation to TMT transactions. Srinivas Katta advises clients on corporate governance, fundraising, acquisitions, investments and exits. Namita Viswanath provides full-service advice to start-ups and established technology companies in India, including e-commerce, data security and outsourcing. Tanu Banerjee joined Khaitan & Co LLP in January 2021.

Testimonials

‘IndusLaw runs a tight ship. Very responsive team which consistently achieves favourable results for clients.’

‘Substantive understanding of all things technology related, particularly fintech.’

‘Srinivas Katta – ahead of the curve in his understanding of fintech.’

 

Key clients

Google India

Honeywell Inc.

Kingsoft Corporation

Times Internet Limited

Contagious Online Media Network Private Limited

Zerodha Broking Limited

Freecharge

MX Media & Entertainment Pte. Ltd. (MX Player)

Oravel Stays Private Limited (Oyo Rooms)

Skylotech India Private Limited

Edelman Financial Engines

West Unified Communications/ Intrado

TetraPak

Balance Hero (True Balance App)

Samsung SDS

PVR

Wild Karnataka

Xarpie Labs Pte. Ltd.

Banking and finance Tier 2

IndusLaw advises lenders and borrowers in relation to domestic and international financing, showing particular expertise in the energy, infrastructure, natural resources and fintech sectors. Nishant Singh, who is dual qualified in New York and India, assists large national banks and corporates with various banking and finance transactions. Sudipta Routh often advises clients on leveraged finance, syndicated, bilateral and restructuring transactions. Routh is also very active in large-scale insolvency proceedings. Jinni Sinha frequently advises issuers in financing transactions.

Key clients

Agritrade Resources Ltd.

IndusInd Bank Limited

National Bank of Fujairah, UAE

Cleantech Solar Energy (India) Private Limited

Silver Point Capital, L.P.

India Equity Partners

BlackSoil Capital Private Limited

Oravel Stays Private Limited (“Oyo”)

Essar Steel Industries Limited

VRS Foods Limited (Paras Dairy)

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

IndusLaw’s 'accessible and hardworking' practice has strengthened its position in the market with the recruitment of two new litigation partners: Petrushka Dasgupta from Haresh Jagtiani & Associates, and Mayank Mishra from J Sagar Associates. The team’s broad ambit of work includes commercial, insolvency, constitutional law and IP disputes. Lomesh Kiran Nidmuri is particularly experienced in shareholder disputes, contractual disputes and insolvency litigation. Amit Jajoo has a strong track record in complex civil and commercial litigation. Mayank Mishra represents clients throughout India’s court circuit, focusing mainly on commercial litigation.

Testimonials

‘The team conducts most of the legal work including appearing and arguing the matters by themselves, making it cost effective. They are solution oriented and the end-product is top notch.’

‘Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri is an eminent, brilliant, focused, determined and positive lawyer.’

‘Amit Jajoo is the relationship partner for my matters. He has a great legal mind and is an out of the box thinker. He is focused and gets the desired results.’

 

Key clients

Google India

Wipro Limited

Oyo

ICICI Bank

Mahindra Group

Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Quikr

Yes Bank

Arvind Group

HDFC Bank

Electronic City Industrial Township Authority

3M India

West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited and Government of West Bengal

Private equity and investment funds Tier 2

A number of new partner hires and promotions - including Manish Gupta and Mayukh Datta - further strengthened IndusLaw’s formidable private equity practice, which also includes key partners Suneeth Katarki and Gaurav Dani. The team advises both company promoters and investors on deal structuring, early-stage and late-stage investments, consolidation transactions and exits. Recent high-value engagements were in the energy, technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail and e-commerce sectors.

Key clients

Oyo

Ribbit Capital Mauritius IV

Nexus Venture Partners

Wickedride Adventure Services Private Limited

Accel India

Vertex Ventures

CureFit

SAIF Partners

Orbimed

Mahindra Partners

Qualcomm Asia

ON Mauritius

RTP Global Investment

Quikr

CDH Vision Fund

Elevar

Lightspeed India

Vitalic Health Private Limited (Netmeds)

Sunshine Teahouse Private Limited

RKSV Securities India Private Limited

Pocket Aces Private Limited

Qualcomm Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Dunzo Digital Private Limited

Lisbrine Pte. Limited

Vertex Growth Fund

Aye Finance Private Limited

Chiratae Ventures

Roppen Transportation Services Private Limited

Montane Ventures Private Limited

Exfinity Technology Fund

Projects and energy Tier 2

Demonstrating particular strength in M&A, IndusLaw also excels in project development mandates, namely in the power (including renewable energy) and infrastructure sectors. Construction and procurement contracts, as well as financing, restructuring and supply agreements also feature on the team's workload, which includes India and foreign project development matters. Avirup Nag attracts instructions from leading funds, and international and domestic companies, which are active in the renewable energy and transport sectors. Concession agreements are an area of focus for Nishant Singh, who is also involved in M&A and project finance. Arun Kumar stands out for work pertaining to renewable power projects, while Deepak Chowdhury has advised on numerous PPP structures.

Testimonials

‘Great experience overall having Arun Kumar as our lawyer. He and his team understood us and our business, very insightful and an expert in their field.’

 

Key clients

Canadian Solar

Engie

Autostrada

ReNew Power

Statkraft

Berkeley Energy

Amplus

AMPSolar

UPC Renewable

Cleantech Solar

JCB

Equis

GE Renewables

NextEnergy Capital

Ayana Renewable Power Private Limited

SITAC EDF

Gamesa

China Harbour

Sterlite Power

Mahindra Susten

Ib-Vogts

Volga Solar

Atha Group

Ecoren

Greenko

DE Raj Group AG

White-collar crime Tier 2

Co-head Avik Biswas of IndusLaw’s white-collar crime practice leads on cross-border assessments and audits into internal corporate structures, recently for clients in the pharmaceuticals, financial services, IT and manufacturing sectors. Recent highlights for co-head Avimukt Dar involved representing clients’ interests before the SEBI and other regulatory bodies on financial fraud allegations involving forensic audits into historical financial misstatements. The team also assists clients with responding to whistleblower complaints involving fraud and embezzlement allegations. Founding partner Kartik Ganapathy co-heads the practice, adding strength to the internal investigations offering.

Key clients

AirBNB

Gates Corporation

Nielsen India

Naspers Group

ICICI Lombard

OYO Rooms

Allegis Group

Kraft Heinz India

RKSV Securities (Upstox)

Softbank Energy

Fujitsu India

Client Network Services, Inc.

Antitrust and competition Tier 3

IndusLaw provides a full-service antitrust and competition practice for a broad corporate client roster which includes names in telecoms, e-commerce, healthcare, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and agriculture. Avimukt Dar is the key name for non-contentious engagements. Ongoing work in this space includes merger control applications for M&A transactions and equity investments, advice on business competition practices, and risk management advice.  Rahul Goel and Anu Monga left the firm in December 2020.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.

UPL Ltd.

Schott Glass

Tranter India Pvt. Ltd.

Builders Association of India

Forech India Ltd.

Betul Oils

Hindustan Rubbers Silvasa

TetraPak

Wipro Limited

Elevar Equity

OrbiMed

Oyo

Intellectual property Tier 3

IndusLaw’s IP practice co-head Aditi Verma Thakur specialises in trade mark and copyright enforcement and defence actions, and recently advised clients in the e-commerce sector on copyright infringement guidance pertaining to opensource software content. Co-head Amit Jajoo, who recently joined from HSA Advocates, further enhances the team’s litigation strength, including for patent infringement engagements, while co-head Lomesh Nidmuri fields expertise in 3D design misuse disputes. Brand restructuring and IP portfolio acquisitions are field of focus for co-head Suneeth Katarki.

Key clients

Orient Cement Limited

Supermarket Grocery Supplies Private Limited (BigBasket)

Swampfox, Inc., US

Rakyan Beverages Private Limited (RawPressery)

Entrust Family Office Investment Advisors Private Limited

Accel Partners

3One4 Capital Advisors LLP

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

Fashnear Technologies Private Limited (Meesho)

Hinch Distillery Limited, Ireland (“Hinch”) (formerly Killaney Estates Limited)

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