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Link Legal - India Law Services
NEW DELHI 110 001

Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 1

The market-leading aviation practice at Link Legal - India Law Services covers the full range of instructions in the sector, with professionals such as Atul Sharma and Anand Srivastava well-praised by clients and peers. On the transactional side, the firm recently handled very high-value aircraft and parts acquisitions for domestic airline clients. The majority of private airport operators are also counted as clients; typical instructions include large-scale airport privatisation exercises, development projects and operational support from a regulatory perspective. Abhishek Sharma handles aviation disputes such as share-transfer arbitration and cartelisation investigations.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Link Legal - India Law Services acts as lender’s counsel to banks in a high volume of project financing and refinancing mandates, most prominently in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. Outside of these highly active areas the firm has recently picked up instructions by lenders and resolution professionals in insolvency proceedings before the NCLT. Former practice head Siddharth Srivastava has joined Khaitan & Co..

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Link Legal – India Law Services’s 'very skilled and pragmatic' group has a strong track record of advising international venture capital funds on all aspects of investments, funding rounds, acquisitions, sales and exit strategies, in addition to further expertise advising corporates and investors on issuances of equity shares in a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure, energy, renewables and retail. In a recent highlight Venkat Satyanarayana worked alongside several other members of the team to advise Ramky Enviro Engineers on the sale of 60% of its shareholdings to KKR for $530M, representing the largest private equity buy-out in the country’s environmental services sector in 2018. The practice recently promoted Pratyush Khurana, Vinu Peter Immanuel, and Yosham Vardhan to associate partner level. Manish Gupta is joining IndusLaw in Delhi.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Link Legal – India Law Services' litigation group has particular expertise in infrastructure, energy and construction mandates, where the team frequently acts in recovery proceedings, disputes with regulatory bodies and contractual disputes arising between parties involved in major development projects. The team also has notable expertise in handling price-fixing cases involving alleged cartels, particularly in the aviation space.  Milanka Chaudhury, who represents clients in civil and corporate litigation throughout all courts in India, successfully acted for the members of the Independent Power Producers Association of India in a challenge to the RBI circular on the timeline for the resolution of stressed assets in the Supreme Court. Nusrat Hassan, who is qualified as a solicitor in India and the UK, advises marquee American, European and India businesses in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings and investment deals in India. Atul Sharma represents clients in courts throughout India in civil and commercial cases including company law, labour law and competition law disputes.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Link Legal - India Law Services is a one-stop shop for infrastructure projects and is well equipped to provide end-to-end services from the bidding stage, through to contracting, financing, restructuring, regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Fielding a team of specialists across varied sectors, including but not limited to roads, airports, railways, industrial corridors and smart cities, the firm also advises on evolving fields such as ropeways, sports and infrastructure investments trusts. The practice enjoys a longstanding relationship with the Japanese market, with a dedicated desk which advises Japanese companies on their business affairs in India. Atul Sharma, who specialises in the airport sector, is noted for his expertise in transport infrastructure development and Dinesh Pardasani has extensive experience in railway and renewable projects, namely those developed under PPP models. Anand Srivastava is also noted.

Antitrust and competition Tier 3

Link Legal - India Law Services leverages its market-leading aviation expertise to act on some of the leading competition matters in that sector. Ongoing cases involve Director General investigations and CCI proceedings concerning price fixing and cartelisation.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Link Legal - India Law Services is well equipped to assist corporate creditors, banks and lending agencies, financial investors and corporate debtors in debt restructuring and rescheduling and insolvency processes. The practice demonstrates particular expertise in acting for resolution professionals and operational creditors in big-ticket insolvency matters under the IBC; it is also adept at advising on the initiation of proceedings against defaulting borrowers. Practice head Siddharth Srivastava's experience also covers advising prospective investors or bidders on the preparation of resolution plans for the taking over of stressed companies.

TMT Tier 3

The transactional side of Link Legal – India Law Services’s TMT vertical involves handling complex M&A transactions and private equity investments for e-commerce, telecoms, broadcasting and online gaming clients.The team also frequently acts on TMT-related disputes, with number of recent actions involving the regulations surrounding passive telecoms infrastructure.

Labour and employment Tier 4

Link Legal - India Law Services has a solid list of domestic clients who routinely instruct the labour and employment team. Mandates range from workforce structuring, contract drafting and immigration advice to senior terminations, internal investigations and disputes concerning payment and breaches of contract.

The firm: Established in 1999, Link Legal India Law Services is a full service law firm with offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Chennai and is known for its business focused comprehensive legal advice and strategy on multifarious issues and matters. Recently Link Legal India Law Services and DH Law Associates merged their practices and the merged entity continues to be known as Link Legal India Law Services (‘Link Legal’). The firm is the preferred legal advisor to a wide clientele – including some of India’s leading business groups, public sector undertakings, public & private sector banks, and international companies operating in India. The firm is involved in major headline transactions, representing clients on most intricate matters and disputes in diverse practice areas and sectors. The partners of the firm are widely recognised for their experience and expertise and their hands-on approach to transactions. The firm works closely with some of the leading international firms and is the India member of Globalaw – a premier international network of over 110 independent law firms across 95 jurisdictions.

The firm has been recently adjudged as: ‘Best Full Service Law Firm India & Recognised Leaders in Corporate Law – India 2016’ by APAC Insider, ranked #1 in Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia in project finance league table – Dealogic Rankings (January 1 – December 31, 2016), consistently ranked as Band 1 firm in the projects, infrastructure and energy practice, consistently ranked as ‘Best Law Firm – Aviation’ and ‘Best Law Firm – Energy, Projects and Infrastructure’ by India Business Law Journal, ‘Project Finance Law Firm of the Year – 2016 – India’ by Global Law Expert.

Department Name Email Telephone
Admiralty and maritime
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Dispute resolution
Engineering and construction
Exchange control and foreign investments
General corporate and commercial
Hospitality and leisure
Intellectual property rights
M&A, joint ventures and private equity
Policy and regulatory
Projects, claims and dispute management
Projects, energy and infrastructure
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Technology, media and telecommunications
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Milanka Chaudhury  photo Mr Milanka Chaudhury
Mr Anurag Dwivedi  photo Mr Anurag Dwivedi
Mr Vijai Narayan Mathur  photo Mr Vijai Narayan Mathur
Mr K.A. Najmi  photo Mr K.A. Najmi
Mr Dinesh Pardasani  photo Mr Dinesh Pardasani
Mr Atul Sharma  photo Mr Atul Sharma
Mr Anand Srivastava  photo Mr Anand Srivastava
Mr Ravi Varma  photo Mr Ravi Varma
Number of lawyers : 155