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IndusLaw
2ND FLOOR, BLOCK D, THE MIRA
MATHURA ROAD, ISHWAR NAGAR
NEW DELHI 110 065
India

India > Capital markets Tier 1

IndusLaw‘s practice remains a market leader for big-ticket transactions, particularly industry-first tech IPOs, including advising on the IPO of online food delivery unicorn Zomato. In Mumbai, practice head Manan Lahoty is active in the domestic and international capital markets scene and focuses on assisting with public offerings and advising on securities law for major investment banks and corporate clients. Manshoor Nazki is a key contact for equity and debt offerings. Delhi-based Vishal Yaduvanshi is experienced in handling equity capital markets matters for underwriters and issuers. The team is backed by a strong group of experienced associates, including Priyadarshini Rao in the Mumbai office, who advises on SEBI and ESOP regulations.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Yes Bank

UpHealth

Burger King

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

Macrotech Developers Limited

MTAR Technologies

Apollo Hospitals

Canara Bank

IDBI Bank

Affle

Clean Science and Technology Limited

Fincare SFB

Car Trade

Shyam Metalics

Zomato

Rolex Rings

Seven Islands Shipping

Supriya Lifesciences

Krsnaa Diagnostics

Tatva Chintan

Utkarsh SFB

Shriram Properties

Jana SFB

Work highlights

  • Acted as Indian counsel to the lead managers on the further public offering of YES Bank Limited.
  • Acted as Indian counsel to the lead managers on the IPO of online food delivery company Zomato.
  • Acted as Indian counsel to Glocal in relation to its acquisition by Uphealth Holdings Inc.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

IndusLaw fields an extensive corporate bench of M&A experts across all major corporate arenas. Gaurav Dani maintains strong relationships with acquisitive US corporates and Kartik Ganapathy, Manish Gupta and Avimukt Darr among others execute similarly impressive acquisitions for both domestic and international clients. Of the numerous new partner additions throughout 2020/21, Rashi Saraf (rejoining after a stint at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas) enhanced the team’s venture capital and private equity bench strength across sectors including healthcare, education, real estate and IT. In addition to a spate of technology-sector deals, Bangalore-based Anindya Ghosh closed an impressive cross-border acquisition for a fitness company as part of a major global expansion project.

Testimonials

‘The team provides unique solutions to complex problems.’

‘Great depth of knowledge and diversity.’

‘Saurav Kumar is intelligent, innovative and a great listener. He improvises on the fly and has a natural ability to close deals, solve problems, understand the need and requirement of the client as well as buyer/ seller.’

‘Good industry knowledge prompt and responsive –  engages well to understand client requirements fpr practical solutions.’

Key clients

Juniten Pte. Ltd.

MaxLinear Inc.

Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd. (“Elara”)

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited (“Unacademy”)

India Alternatives Private Equity Fund

Mahindra Group

Vitalic Health Private Limited (“Netmeds”)

Orbimed Asia

Acacia Banyan Partners

Vatika Limited

Talentsprint Private Limited

Curefit Healthcare Private Limited (“Cure.fit”)

Urban Ladder Home Décor Solutions Private Limited

Cleartrip

Nova Capital, Exchanger Industries

Brainbees Solutions Private Limited (“FirstCry”)

ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

Isuzu Motors Limited

Sentosa Ship Brokers Pte. Ltd.

Quikr

M3bi India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of M3BI, LLC

Pharmarack Technologies

American Cybersystems Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Juniten on its joint venture with Hyundai for manufacturing (i) lithium-ion batteries, power-trains, battery management systems for electric vehicles; (ii) electric vehicles such as e-cars, e-buses, e-scooters; and (iii) energy storage systems for household and commercial applications.
  • Advised on MaxLinear’s acquisition of Intel’s Home Gateway Platform Division assets in an all-cash, asset transaction valued at $150m.
  • Advised Elara in relation to its acquisition by REA.

India > Data protection Tier 1

A dedicated team at IndusLaw is in demand for advice not only relating to Indian data protection laws but is also well versed on many of the international regimes including those of the EU and California. It is therefore well placed to advise on cross-border data processing and transfers. Its client base is made up of  domestic and global corporations and clients are referred to the team by well known, global law firms. It also participates in government legislation proposals; it has been involved in the consultation processes for the Personal Data Protection Bill. Based in Delhi and Bengaluru, Avimukt Darr, Srinivas Katta, Suneeth Katarki, Namita Viswanath and Shreya Suri lead the practice. In addition to data transfers, data sharing and privacy matters, it assists clients on security breaches, blockchain technology and a range of disputes. Its clients include those in financial services, health care and logistics and telecoms.

Practice head(s):

Avimukt Darr; Srinivas Katta; Suneeth Katarki; Namita Viswanath; Shreya Suri

Testimonials

They are responsive and knowledgeable,  Kartik Ganapathy has provided some invaluable help for our clients in India.’

Key clients

Google

RKSV Securities

reMarkable

1MG

Moody’s Corporation

Mobikwik

Airmeet

Ecom Express

Innovative Retail Concepts Private Limited

Swasth Digital Health Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advised Airmeet on compliance with EU-GDPR and CCPA in the context of a globally accessible platform for virtual summits
  • Advised Moody’s on data privacy regulations in India in the context of undertaking business in the country.
  • Advised Innovative Retail Technologies Private Limited (BigBasket) on dealing with a data security incident, including regulatory compliance, reporting obligations and revising data security policies.

India > Labour and employment Tier 1

At IndusLaw, the employment practice group benefits from a seasoned bench able to assist with the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Team head Avik Biswas is ‘energetic, bold and gives very practical advice to navigate complex issues‘ when drafting HR policies and assessing internal regulatory compliance; strong support comes from Sowmya Kumar – who made partner in April 2021 – on global reductions-in-force following the Covid-19 pandemic and new labour code transitions, as well as senior associate Ivana Chatterjee. Recent disputes pertain to wrongful termination allegations and unionised workforces, often handled by litigators Padmaja Kaul and Shabbeer Ahmed, while POSH and misconduct matters, workforce restructurings and M&A due diligence are other focus areas. Vaibhav Bhardwaj recently arrived from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, while Manishi Pathak departed for Anhad Law in spring 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Avik Biswas is energetic, bold and gives very practical advice to navigate complex employment law issues. He helps to facilitate the growth of the business.’

‘Avik Biswas is a stand-out Indian employment lawyer due to his mix of practicality, market connections and responsiveness.’

‘The team provides pragmatic, business-relevant advice.’

‘Avik Biswas is particularly noteworthy as his in-house experience allows him to understand the need for risk assessment and gives him insight as to the challenges of in-house lawyer clients.’

‘Avik Biswas offers sound, practical, commercially strong advice.’

Key clients

Gates Corporation

Infosys Technologies

ICICI Lombard

Coca Cola India

Siemens India

Shell India

Uber India

Tata Communications

Zomato India

Autodesk India

Urban Company

MoneyGram International

InMobi

Metro Cash & Carry

Swiggy

Worley

Kia Motors

Molson Coors

Nielsen India

Work highlights

  • Advised Zomato on its global workforce restructuring and compensation re-evaluation exercise after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisted Worley in navigating crucial questions involving the permissibility of wage reductions, leave without pay and extension of work hours for its workforce, the feasibility of a reduction in force (RIF) for a certain portion of the workforce and the termination of services of contract labour.
  • Developed multiple online training modules for different categories of employees at NEC and also conducted different training sessions for all its employees in India.

India > Private equity and investment funds Tier 1

Strengthened by strategic partner hires and a newly established tax practice, IndusLaw continues to increase its presence in the private equity, venture capital and fund investment fields. For promoters and funds clients alike, the team handles entry-stage investments through to exit strategy. Kartik Ganapathy is a go-to senior partner for series C investments and onwards. Avimukt Darr applies his regulatory expertise of the data protection and the fintech sector to associated investments while Anindya Ghosh handles significant investments into e-commerce and food delivery platforms. Further noteworthy individuals across the Delhi and Bangalore offices include Gaurav Dani, Suneeth Katarki and Srinivas Katta.

Testimonials

‘Solution-oriented and to the point advice. ’

‘He has a knack of exactly understanding the clients needs and acts accordingly’

‘Good understanding of the commercials involved in a transaction and partner availability are standout points. ’

‘The team has an appreciable understanding of private equity and venture capital market and how deal terms have evolved. Very seldom we see lawyers adopting such practical approach to deals, as Manish and his team at IndusLaw do.’

‘Manish Gupta and his team are very thorough in their work and very approachable. Their commitment has always impressed me.’

‘We are a startup and were looking for a startup-oriented legal partner for our seed funding round. Induslaw exceeded expectations in this regard. They know inside out how startup funding works. They recommended and took stances on our behalf that turned out to be beneficial for us. They also kept the whole process very structured. ’

Key clients

Oyo

Zomato

CureFit

Busybees Logistics

Ribbit Capital

Accel India

Vertex Ventures

SAIF Partners (now known as Elevation Partners)

Orbimed

Mahindra Partners

Unacademy

ShareChat

Sequoia Capital

Hella Infra Market Private Limited

GGV Capital

Aye Finance Private Limited

Dunzo Digital Private Limited

Elevar Equity

Unbound Partners

Nexus Venture Partners

Juspay Technologies Private Limited

Chaayos

Jubilant Foodworks Limited

Easyplan Technology Solutions Private Limited, Easyplan Technologies Inc

India Equity Partners

Spinny

Fareye

Work highlights

  • Advised Zomato on late-stage fundraisings from some of the largest and most reputed PE investors in the world.
  • Advised Mohalla Tech, the parent company behind India’s leading short video app Moj on its $502m latest funding round.
  • Advised Accel in relation to its funding into Swiggy.

India > TMT Tier 1

With offices nationwide, IndusLaw‘s TMT practice is well situated to advise on complex, technical matters for a broad roster of high-profile domestic entities and multinational corporations. Delhi-based Avimukt Darr boasts a wide-reaching corporate and commercial practice, with recent highlights including regulatory analyses and multi-jurisdictional online listing agreements. Also in Delhi, newly promoted partner Shreya Suri is a key contact for clients operating in the fintech, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity spaces. In Bangalore, Namita Viswanath is recommended for her extensive IT and telecoms experience, while Suneeth Katarki regularly advises on data privacy, fintech, and consumer tech regulations. Seasoned adviser Srinivas Katta is recommended for his expertise in the start-up arena.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The media law capability and the tech know-how of Indus Law is exceptional.’

Key clients

Pine Labs

Google

Crowdstrike

Remarkable

BigBasket

Graymatter

Unacademy

Zolostays

Airmeet

Swasth Digital Health Foundation

Oyo Hotels and Homes Private Limited

Molekule, Inc.

The Viral Fever

MX Player

Xarpie Labs

Work highlights

  • Assisted Unacademy with the vetting of agreements to enable educators to upload and share educational content on its online education platform.
  • Advised Macmillan on legal and regulatory analyses of plans to expand its business activities to the B2C market via e-commerce initiatives.
  • Advising Altisource on the terms and conditions governing OSP registration and various other compliance matters.

India > Banking and finance Tier 2

IndusLaw takes on impressive work in the energy and renewables sector, most recently with regard to sponsor-side debt restructuring mandates and high-value project financing arrangements. Lender-side transactions in the energy and industrial sectors are also present on the deal list, with the team advising domestic and international banks and NBFCs. Also handled are structured finance transactions involving substantial regulatory considerations.

Testimonials

‘They are a youthful and energetic practice with systems comparable to those of western firms. They are quick to respond and react to instructions and situations and are thorough and competent with the work and advice produced.’

Key clients

IndusInd Bank Limited

Future Group

Engie Solar SAS, Electro Solaire Private Limited

Silver Point Capital, L.P.

Yes Bank Limited

ECL Finance Limited (Edelweiss)

IDBI Bank Limited

Axis Bank Limited

BlackSoil Capital Private Limited

RBL Bank Limited

State Bank of India

Indian Bank

Bank of Baroda

Bank of India

Mahindra Finance Limited

Tata Capital Financial Services Limited

PHL Fininvest Private Limited

Visage Holdings and Finance Private Limited

ICICI Bank UK PLC, London

India Equity Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Engie on project financing for an amount of $100m availed from the Asian Development Bank and Société Générale for setting up a 2x 100MW AC grid-connected solar PV project in Raghanesda Solar Park, Gujarat.
  • Acted for Future Group on the $3bn debt restructuring of Future Retail Limited, Future Enterprises Limited, Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited, Future Consumer Limited, Future Supply Chain Solutions Limited, and other unlisted companies for all outstanding debt owed to 28 Indian banks-consortium under the resolution framework for Covid-19-related stress announced by the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Advised on IndusInd Bank Limited’s foreign currency term loan of $35m (through its International Business Unit, GIFT city, Gujarat, India) to Solar Overseas Mauritius Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Mauritius towards onward lending for its identified group companies.

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

IndusLaw’s ‘excellent’ litigation group has an extensive national presence, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, and has strength in commercial, insolvency and real estate disputes. Amit Jajoo, who leads the Mumbai team, is experienced in restructuring and banking-related disputes while Mayank Mishra in Delhi and Sushmita Gandhi, also in Mumbai, are further core members of the team. The group also has an active pro bono practice. Bangalore-based Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri has left the practice to join Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Testimonials

‘The team supported me as a true partner. They had a solution-oriented approach towards the litigation and helped us throughout the course of litigation to achieve the desired outcome.’

‘Excellent team. The IndusLaw team understands the client’s commercial objectives in litigation matters and provides timely and practical solutions.’

‘Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi are excellent lawyers and have extensive cross-border dispute settlement experience. They are highly responsive. Sushmita Gandhi is extremely helpful to foreign clients in matters involving the courts in India. ’

‘The biggest strength of the team is the personal attention given to clients, patiently answering queries in detail and assuaging concerns to the client’s satisfaction. All the tech and innovation in the world cannot replace personal attention. In comparison with other legal teams I have consulted and worked with, IndusLaw is easily the most hands-on, responsive and meticulous team. ’

‘Sahana Devanathan have been wonderful people to work with. They are attentive, meticulous, patient, polite, and responsive. Our matter has been especially challenging and we’ve had to face some adverse orders, but this team has helped us navigate through the maze of this litigation and overcome the obstacles, and, most importantly, give us confidence and help us strategise further. All of this is immensely valuable, and something that previous teams I have worked with have not provided to any measurable degree.’

‘The team are prompt in their response and ever ready to assist. They are easily approachable and incorporate a solution-centric approach.’

‘IndusLaw’s dispute resolution team is dynamic, dedicated, and results-oriented. Sushmita Gandhi and Anamika Singh are our go-to people for all our mandates.’

Key clients

DBS Bank India Limited (formerly Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd.)

Google India Private Limited

Juniper Networks

Citibank N.A

Wipro Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra

IBM India Private Limited

3M India Limited

Alok Industries Limited

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (ARCIL)

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited

Brigade Group

Arvind Group

MSTC

Chaudhary Group (CG Foods India Private Limited)

CTR Manufacturing Ltd.

Prince Pipes and Fittings Private Limited

Electronic City Industrial Township Authority

YES Bank Limited

Amrut Distilleries Private Limited

Nephrocare Health Services Pvt. Ltd

Roppen Transportation Services Private Limited

Ryan India Tax Services Pvt. Ltd.

Adarsh Developers

SAIF III Mauritius Company Limited

Mr. Deepak Chhabria (Chairman and Managing Director of Finolex Cables Ltd.)

Maharashtra State Co-operative Tribal Development Corporation Limited (MSCTDC)

United Spirits Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Chaudhary Group (CG Foods India Private Limited) in proceeding pertaining to trade dress and packaging of two very well-known brands in the instant noodle market.
  • DBS is being represented by us against Religare and Singh Brothers in civil and criminal proceedings where intricate legal issues relating to whether a security can be evidenced by circumstances; doctrine of indoor management; implied contract amongst others are being discussed and adjudicated.

India > Financial services regulatory Tier 2

IndusLaw is highlighted as its ‘understanding of tech and finance is incisive‘. The dedicated fintech team, which is part of a larger technology practice, advises investors and promoters in the technology, financial services and fintech space, especially in relation to due diligence, regulatory requirements and business and product structuring. Its clients include insurance companies, mutual funds, alternative investment funds, and online brokerage companies. Its focus is on electronic payment systems, including new digital finance-related products in addition to its cryptocurrency and blockchain expertise. Examples of work includes advising on the launch of ‘InvestorAi’, a stock broking trading platform and an online credit card bill payment platform. It is also involved in RuleZero; a proprietary technology platform based on machine learning and blockchain technology in order to automate and manage equity ownerships for start-ups. The senior partners include Suneeth Katarki, Srinivas Katta, Avimukt Darr and Namita Viswanath (‘an excellent client relationship manager‘) who provide their fintech expertise in the context of corporate work including joint ventures. Shreya Suri is also a noted partner for her regulatory experience.

Testimonials

‘Technically very good. Data privacy and understanding of tech and finance is incisive.’

‘As an international Fintech with a growing presence in the Indian market, we are delighted to have a long-standing relationship with IndusLaw. They are our law firm of choice in India as they have a deep understanding of the law and SEBI regulations and provide practical advice.’

The main partner we work with, Namita Viswanath, is an excellent client relationship manager and technical lawyer!’

Key clients

Pine Labs

Visage Holdings and Finance Private Limited

Bridgeweave Limited

Zerodha Broking Limited

True Beacon Investment Advisors LLP

PayU Group

Vitraya Technologies Private Limited

Psi Phi Global Solutions Private Limited

EPowerX Inc.

Endiya Partners

Aye Finance

Work highlights

  • Advised Upstox, a regulated financial intermediary, on obtaining the necessary consents of the Regulator and additional licenses.
  • Routinely advises True Beacon on undertaking operations and ongoing compliance requirements for its Category III SEBI registered Alternative Investment Fund, frame their internal policies such as conflict management policy, stewardship code, voting policy and risk disclosure policy, and put together the disclaimers and terms of use of their online platform.
  • Representing the ex-director of Ricoh India Limited with regard to SEBI allegations concerning allegations of violating certain provisions of the Securities Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Fraudulent and Unfair Trade Practices.

India > Projects and energy Tier 2

IndusLaw maintains a strong reputation for handling a diverse range of work in the traditional and alternative energy sectors. Practice head Arun Kumar and Hyderabad-based co-head Deepak Chowdhury are retained by developers and infrastructure funds for advice on complex land procurements.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

United Nations Office for Project Services

Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Azure Power

IB Vogt GmBH

Shell India Markets Private Limited

Axis Energy Ventures (a Brookfield portfolio company)

WEG Industries

EDF (Électricité de France S.A.)

Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte. Ltd. (Macquarie Group company)

Phelan Energy

Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica, SA

O2 Power

Myra SaS

Ayana Renewable Power Pvt Ltd

NextEnergy

Berkeley Energy

ReNew Power

Amplus

AMP Energy

Engie

Enel

Statkraft

AC Energy/UPC Energy

SB Energy Private Limited

Cleantech Solar (a Shell company)

JCB

Autostrada

Work highlights

  • Advised the SDG/IFU and UNOPS S3i on their investment agreement; advising on the investor’s rights vis-à-vis lenders’ rights under the financing documents, and negotiating with lenders; and advising on finalising the EPC Contracts for the development of a household electricity project on behalf of the investor.
  • Advising Amplus on its proposed acquisition of rooftop solar projects in various states of India.
  • Advising Engine on project financing for an amount of $100m from the Asian Development Bank and Société Générale for setting up a 2x 100MW AC grid-connected solar PV project in Raghanesda Solar Park, Gujarat.

India > White-collar crime Tier 2

IndusLaw’s stand-alone anti-bribery and anti-corruption practice handles a breadth of cross-border investigations in every stage of the legal process. Co-heads Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi are experienced in representing corporate, multinational, and high net-worth clients before different judicial bodies across the country in complex civil and commercial litigation and criminal matters. Avik Biswas who co-leads the team brings his in-depth know-how of internal corporate structures, demonstrated in the recent re-designing of an entire anti-bribery compliance structure for a major Indian corporation. Padmaja Kaul, Kartik Ganapathy, and Sowmya Kumar also co-lead the team and were joined by Vaibhav Bhardwaj from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Avik Biswas; Amit Jajoo; Padmaja Kaul; Kartik Ganapathy; Sushmita Gandhi; Sowmya Kumar; Vaibhav Bhardwaj

Key clients

Fujitsu

DBS Bank

Swiggy India

NEC Corporation

AirBNB

Gates Corporation

Big Basket

Urban Company

Nielsen India

ICICI Lombard

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiggy India in the restructuring of its entire existing Anti-Bribery compliance structure and devised a system to train every employee in the area.
  • Defended DBS Bank in Criminal proceedings initiated by Religare relating to the appropriation of fixed deposits of USD 7.50 million (approx.) before the Economic Offences Wing, Delhi. The matter pertains to the loans availed from Lakshmi Vilas Bank by RHC Holdings Pvt. Ltd. and Ranchem Pvt. Ltd. against the security over fixed deposits of USD 98 million of Religare, while the Religare Group was managed and controlled by the Singh brothers.
  • Conducted training for all employees of NEC Corporation’s Indian subsidiary and covered their Global ABAC and Code of Conduct along with relevant provisions of The Prevention of Corruption Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as the UK Bribery Act. We were also instrumental in developing an online training module that was mandatory for each employee to go through as part of NEC’s compliance drive.

India > Antitrust and competition Tier 3

At IndusLaw, the practice was strengthened with the arrival of new partner Unnati Agrawal, who joined the firm from JSA Law in January 2021 and jointly leads the team with Avimukt Darr. The group handles antitrust litigation before the CCI and merger control matters, with recent highlights including advising energy company Adani Power on an acquisition. The team is also active in cartel investigations and leniency applications.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is proficient and possesses excellent knowledge in the field of competition law. They provide a holistic competition offering involving merger control advice as well as antitrust advice, including cartel and abuse of dominance cases. The lawyers are intelligent, thorough, and friendly, and provide excellent support even on time-sensitive matters. They have adeptly handled regulatory compliance mandates.’

‘Unnati Agrawal is an excellent up-and-coming partner with a good grasp over procedural as well as substantive law. She has a strong commercial sense and is quick to understand our business needs. She strikes a balance between legal and practical considerations and provides cogent legal solutions to complex business issues. Her vast experience in handling merger control as well as enforcement matters allows her to analyse issues in a holistic manner and advise not only on the issues at hand but also pre-empt and resolve potential future issues.’

Key clients

Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.

Tranter India Private Limited

Tinicum

Work highlights

  • Defended Sumitomo against an application seeking compensation under the Competition Act following the CCI’s finding of an aluminium phosphide cartel.
  • Acted for Tranter in a writ petition filed before the High Court of Delhi against the CCI, challenging the constitutional validity of section 48 of the Competition Act relating to the imposition of penalties on directors and officers of the company.
  • Advised Tinicum, a global private investment firm, on a merger control analysis under the Competition Act in relation to a proposed acquisition.

Intellectual property Tier 3

IndusLaw provides comprehensive expertise across trade marks, copyright and patents in conjunction with commercial advice which provides ‘unique business perspectives’ to clients. Suneeth Katarki is advising clients on acquisitions and investments, including multinational and Indian brand owners and online marketplace and e-commerce companies. Partner Bharadwaj Jaishankar (who joined the team in June 2021 from Diageo) has rich experience in the protection and enforcement of IP assets combined with the management or commercialisation of IP assets in the context of corporate/commercial transactions, while Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri and Amit Jajoo (Mumbai) focus on disputes. On the corporate responsibility front, the firm has been involved in the mass vaccination drive by the Max Hospital and the Covid taskforce group to help provide hospitals with oxygen cylinders and medicines. Aditi Verma Thakur departed the firm in May 2021 to join Ediplis Counsels. All lawyers are based in Bengaluru unless otherwise stated.

Testimonials

‘We believe their focus on their trademark, copyright and commercial practices covering IP and technology subjects is quite strong and niche. Their unique business perspectives bring a lot of practical nuances when they apply legal principles to any client requirements.’

Key clients

Arvind Brands

BigBasket

CTR Manufacturing Industries

JSC Remco, Russia

Prince Pipes And Fittings

Mandom Corporation (Japanese Parent entity) and Mandom Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. (its Indian subsidiary)

Orient Cement

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Meesho

ShareChat

Work highlights

  • Advising and successfully enforced the trademark and trade name rights of Prince Pipes And Fittings Limited in a trademark infringement and passing off dispute against Prince Platinum Pipes and Fittings (A Division of Vigor Plast India Pvt Ltd).
  • Advising and representing Arvind Retail Group on the enforcement actions against counterfeit products and fakes of ‘F2000 by Flying Machine’ branded products.
  • Advised on intricate IP aspects of Juniten Pte Ltd, Singapore’s joint venture with Hyundai for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, in India, Republic of Korea, and Oman.

India > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

IndusLaw represents resolution professionals, institutional creditors (including banking consortiums) and debtors in restructuring and insolvency proceedings under IBC guidelines. The bench — which includes Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri, Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi — regularly advises on cross-border, out-out-court strategies and actions through the NCLT.

Testimonials

‘They are easily approachable and always incorporate a solution centric approach.’

‘We have had a long standing relationship and they have always cooperated with every demand/requirement of the institution.’

Key clients

India Equity Partners

Silver Point Capital, L.P.

Resolution Professional of Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited

Axis Bank Ltd

Yes Bank Ltd.

The Mauritius Commercial Bank

L&T Finance Ltd.

Alok Industries Limited

MSA Global Logistics Pvt. Ltd

Vaksh Steels Private Limited

Sri Ravinuthala Srinivasa Rao (Resolution Professional of Samyu Glass Private Limited)

Krishna Mohan Gollamudi (Resolution Professional)

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (ARCIL)

Kamini Metaliks Pvt. Ltd.

Mysmartprice Web Technology Private Limited

Vatika Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Dhiren Shah, resolution professional (RP) of Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited on issues relating to powers of RP, validity of claims filed before RP, eligibility of resolution applicants and validity of resolution plan, transfer of title of goods supplied by operational creditors.
  • Representing Axis Bank in initiating corporate insolvency resolution process against NSL Renewable before the NCLT, Hyderabad Bench in respect of financial debt of over 86 crores.
  • Advising and representing Yes Bank in initiating corporate insolvency resolution process against Raghuleela Builders Private Limited; Radius Estate Exim Private Limited; Radius Infra holding Private Limited; E Commerce Magnum Solution Limited (‘Radius developer group entities’) and their guarantors.

India > Real estate and construction

In addition to its track record in renewable energy, IndusLaw advises clients in a range of other industries and sectors on land acquisitions, leasing, title due diligence and change of use issues.
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