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Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
405A & 405B, Rectangle One, 4th Floor
Saket District Centre
Saket
110017
India

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners advises on the full range of public and private M&A, in addition to joint ventures and private equity transactions. Clients include private equity funds, boards of directors and financial advisers. Founding partner Manoj Kumar leads the the New Delhi-based practice, with notable expertise in foreign direct investments, cross-border transactions, negotiations and restructurings. Kumar is ably supported by Shweta Bharti, who handles contentious issues arising out of corporate and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar

 

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

FCIL

Work highlights

  • Advising FCIL on joint venture agreements, concession agreements, lease agreements and financial documents.

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Providing services on all aspects of arbitration, mediation, and case management, the Hammurabi & Solomon Partners team has extensive expertise in the real estate and aviation sectors. From Delhi, Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti co-head the practice, with the former specialising in corporate, policy, and regulatory matters, whilst the latter has vast experience in litigation relating to human rights and international arbitration proceedings. Shantanu Malik is an expert on projects and energy issues, and Anil Tiwari is also noted as a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bharti

Other key lawyers:

Shantanu Malik; Anil Tiwari; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary; Rohit Jolly; Ankita Panikkar; Jaskaran Singh Narula; Aayushya Aankul

Key clients

Mahindra Housing Private Limited

Devihali Hussan Tollyway

Airport Economic Regulatory Authority of India

Pearson Education Ltd

Dentsu Aegis

Work highlights

  • Representing Devihali Hussan Tollyway, a 100% owned subsidiary of L&T IDP, in an arbitration matter regarding non-timely handing over of the required land, timely issuance of provisional certificates, timely release of grants, timely release of retention amount, timely finalization of Change of Scope of work, and refusal to make payment of the cost incurred.
  • Assisted Mahindra Housing Pvt Ltd with managing its multiple highly complex and significant matters involving issues about real estate, infrastructure, construction, and project development.
  • Assisted AERA, in one of most complex matters regarding the appeal in respect of challenging the Rules related to the Fuel Infrastructure Charges fixed by AERA.

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners‘s real estate and construction practice acts for developers and clients engaged in intricate, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The practice handles litigation, documentation, regulatory approvals, and strategic counsel for a diverse clientele. Under the leadership of Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti, the team excels in representing developers in disputes, overseeing property portfolios, managing high-value projects, conducting legal due diligence, as well as general advisory services.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bharti

Other key lawyers:

Shantanu Malik; Anil Tiwari; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary; Rohit Jolly

Key clients

Mahindra Housing Private Limited

Ramky Enviro engineers Pvt. Ltd

Revenue Rasta

Work highlights

India > Labour and employment Tier 4

Drawing on the firm’s strength in corporate and commercial litigation, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners offers advice on employment-related transactional matters, industrial and employee disputes, and sexual harassment allegations. Founder and managing partner Manoj Kumar co-heads the team alongside seasoned litigator Shweta Bharti. Also in the core team are disputes-focused Shantanu Malik and Anil Tiwari, who advises on non-contentious matters. All are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bharti

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

G4S Secure Solutions India Pvt Ltd

Tata Housing Development Company Limited

Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (ITDC)

Work highlights

  • Advising Tata Housing Development Company Limited on the labour law compliance and employment aspects of the transactions included conducting diligence, amending executive contracts of employment and providing post-transaction assistance pertaining to the real estate projects based out in, Haryana, Orissa, Kolkata and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Advised ITDC on transactional documentation, compliances, labour issues, tax issues and leave & license agreements of the following hotels of ITDC: a) Hotel Ranchi Ashok, Ranchi b) Hotel Ashok, Bangalore, and c) Janpath Hotels Ltd.
  • Retained by a leading real estate developer for having extensive experience and industry knowledge pertaining to the labour law compliance and employment aspects of the projects.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Engaging in the full spectrum of public and private M&A, joint ventures, and private equity transactions, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners frequently represents listed Fortune500 companies and global entities. Demonstrating solid expertise on investments, strategic alliances, and corporate restructurings, the New Delhi-based head Manoj Kumar is an expert on corporate strategy and regulatory compliance. Shweta Bharti heads the firm’s dispute practice, whilst Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary focuses on general corporate issues.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar

Other key lawyers:

Shweta Bharti; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary

Key clients

FCIL

Work highlights

  • Advising FCIL in the joint venture agreements, concession agreement, lease agreement, financial documents etc. on various fertilizer plants such as a) Ramagundam Project b) Gorakhpur Project c) Sindri Project d) Talcher Project e) Korba Project.
  • Assisting, strategizing and negotiating all terms of the one of the fastest-growing online Mathematic platform in its Delaware Incorporation.
  • Represented an Indian multinational pharmaceuticals company in acquiring 51 percent share capital of a major Pharmaceutical Manufacturing company which through the efforts of the team at H&S helped the company to expand its Pharma manufacturing footprint.

India > Real estate and construction

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners has a niche practice with strong focus on real estate finance, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, negotiation, arbitration and mediation. The team also handles various real estate projects including joint development, letting and leasing.

With over 100 members in India, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners (H&SP) is the pioneer in the realm of legal services and known to deliver seamless solutions to its diverse client range, which includes Fortune 500 Companies, multinationals, embassies and leading Indian corporations. H&SP is renowned for its quality legal service in the corporate realm. The firm is regularly leaned-on for thought leadership by government, private bodies and think tanks on critical law regulations and policy issues.

The firm implements a holistic approach towards client satisfaction by offering the higher level of services, in-time solution, exercising greater insights to understand the clients’ sectors and requirements to extend professional support in achieving strategic business goals in a cost-effective manner.

The professionals of the firm have extensively assisted clients in structuring transactions that enable fulfillment of their business goals while working within the often complex regulations, foreign exchange rules, tax laws and various other commercial regulations. The members of H&SP provide a perfect blend of consistent high-quality expertise derived from immense transactional experiences and innovative thoughts, while offering solutions to critical requirements.

With offices in prime locations of Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Patna, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Ranchi, the firm enjoys a pan India presence.

Hammurabi and Solomon Partners have over the span of more than two decades, garnered prestigious awards and honours for its outstanding achievements, including:

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

  • Awarded by IBLJ – India Law Firm Awards 2024 in Policy and Regulations, Corporate & Commercial sectors
  • Benchmark Litigation- Government & Regulatory 2024
  • Asian Legal Business – Fast 30 Asia’s Fastest Growing Firms 2023
  • Forbes India – Recognised as Top Law Firm (above 10 Year experience) 2023.
  • Asian Legal Business – India Firms to Watch 2023.
  • Indian Legal Awards – Best Legal advisory service 2023.

Restructuring-Insolvency, Infrastructure Project & Real Estate

  • Benchmark Litigation- Firm for Insolvency in India, 2024, 2023, 2022 & 2021.
  • Benchmark Litigation- Construction in India, 2024, 2023, 2022 & 2021.
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024- Real Estate and Construction
  • Asialaw 2022 & 2023 Rankings – Restructuring & Insolvency.
  • IFLR 1000 Asia-Pacific 2023 – Restructuring and Insolvency & Project Development: Infrastructure.

Corporate Commercial & M&A

  • Benchmark Litigation – Commercial & Transactions in India, 2024, 2023, 2022 & 2021
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024- Commercial, Corporate and M&A.
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023 – Corporate and M&A, India 2023 and Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Delhi NCR 2023.
  • Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A, 2022.
  • IFLR 1000 Asia-Pacific 2023 – M&A and Banking
  • Asialaw Rankings – Corporate and M&A, 2022 and Banking and Finance, 2023.
  • Asian Legal Business – Asia M&A Rankings 2023.

Dispute Management & ADR

  • Benchmark Litigation- Notable Firm for Labour & Employment, 2024, 2023, 2022 & 2021.
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2024- Dispute Resolution, and Labour and Employment.
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2023 – Dispute Resolution and Labour & Employment.
  • Legal 500 – Firms to Watch for Labour and Employment, 2022.
  • Asialaw 2022 & 2023 Rankings – Dispute Resolution, Labour & Employment and Aviation
  • Asialaw 2023 Rankings – Construction
  • IBLJ – Indian Law Firm Awards – Recognised for Aviation Practice in India – 2022 & 2021.
Department Name Email Telephone
Shweta Bharti shweta.bharti@hammurabisolomon.com +911141551824
Photo Name Position Profile
Shweta Bharti photo Ms Shweta Bharti Managing Partner
Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary photo Mr Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary Partner
Ashutosh Das photo Mr Ashutosh Das Partner
Khushboo Kataruka photo Ms Khushboo Kataruka Partner (Ranchi Office)
Shantanu Malik photo Mr Shantanu Malik Partner
Svadha Shankar photo Ms Svadha Shankar Partner Designate (Mumbai Office)
Anil Tiwari photo Mr Anil Tiwari Partner
Amit  Verma photo Mr Amit Verma Partner Designate
Members : 100
all regional Indian languages
A4ID (Advocates for International Development)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Bar Council of India
International Bar Association
Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)
The Supreme Court Bar Association
Confederation of Indian Industry
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Delhi High Court Bar Association
IPBA( Inter Pacific Bar Association)
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
Indo-French Chamber of Commerce
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners takes-in Ex- Big 4 – expands its IDT & GST practice

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners takes-in Ex- Big 4 - expands its IDT & GST practice

Hammurabi & Solomon Partners has beefed up its services capabilities with the hiring of ex-Big 4 and an indirect tax lead expert Pravesh Khandelwal as a Partner in Gurugram Office. Pravesh has a widespread experience of over a decade for handling and providing strategic solutions on the complex issues pertaining to indirect tax laws/GST, compliances, prevention & litigation management strategies across an array of sectors and assisting them representing before various tax authorities, tribunals & courts.