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Link Legal - India Law Services
THAPAR HOUSE, CENTRAL WING, FIRST FLOOR
124 JANPATH
NEW DELHI 110 001
India

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.

Key clients

SpiceJet

Global Infrastructure Partners

GMR Hyderabad International Airport

National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust

GMR Goa International Airport

Bangalore International Airport

Navi Mumbai International Airport

Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited

Delhi International Airport Limited

IDBI Capital Markets & Securities

YES Securities

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..

Key clients

IDBI Bank (Stressed Assets and NPA Division)

HDFC Bank

TATA Capital

RBSA

Adani Group

NBCC

Xander Finance

Aditya Birla

State Bank of India (Stressed Asset Division- SAM B)

Sterlite Group

Softbank Energy

INDUSIND Bank

L&T Infra Financial Services (Stressed Asset Division)

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.

Testimonials

“The team consists of lawyers with good subject knowledge who envision the problems that may arise with respondent parties very successfully. They are upright in informing clients about the merits of the case in advance and thereafter only accept the brief.” 

 

Key clients

IDFC Alternatives

Mohalla Tech Private Limited

Lightspeed Ventures

SAIF Partners

Venture Highway

India Quotient

CoLife Advisory Private Limited

Flemingo Duty Free Shop Private Limited

GMR Enterprises Private Limited (GEPL)

GMR Sports Private Limited

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited

New Lane Trading LLP

Wickedride Adventure Services Private Limited

CDH

Morningside

DST Global

Endiya Partners

Xiaomi

Claranet Group Limited, UK

L&T Technology Services

Ramky Infrastructure Limited

Ganesh Ventures

Cyber Carrier

Den Networks

Ru-Net Investments Limited

WaterBridge Ventures

GMR Infrastructure Limited

GMR Airports Limited

1MG Technologies Private Limited

Kalpavriksh Fund

Hasbro

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited

Carestream Health India Private Limited

Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.

Diamond Services Limited, Hong Kong

Hansa Customer Equity Private Limited

Dredging Corporation of India Limited

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.

Key clients

Hinduja National Power Finance Corporation

Delhi International Airport

SpiceJet

WAPCOS

Karam Chand Thapar & Bros

Emaar Properties PJSC

Vipul

Alstom Transport

Ramky MSW

Emaar Hills Township

Navayuga Engineering Corporation

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation

Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility

Acteon India Private

IDFC Alternatives

GMR Airports Limited and GMR Infrastructure Limited

Larsen &Toubro

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

Soma Enterprises Limited

Power Finance Corporation

Punjab National Bank

BDO India LLP

IDBI Bank Limited

Thriveni Earthmovers

Canara Bank

Scomi Engineering Sdn. Bhd

ECI Engineering

American Tower Corporation (ATC)

Medtronics

Hasbro

Axiom Cordages Limited

Reliance India Power Fund

NR Agarwal Industries Limited

Reliance ADA

China Light & Power (CLP Group) India

Jindal Saw

Ansaldo

Central Bank of India

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. Anand Srivastava is also noted. Dinesh Pardasani left the firm to join DSK Legal.

Key clients

Alfanar Energy

Alstom Transport India Ltd

IDFC Alternatives

IDE Technologies

State Bank of India (SBI)

GMR Highways Limited, GMR Energy Limited and GMR Infrastructure Limited

GMR Hyderabad International Airport

KMC Group

WAPCOS Limited

Ramky Group

Essel Group

Gas Authority of India Limited

Navayuga Engineering Corporation Ltd.

Ansaldo STS

Larsen &Toubro

Continental Engineering Corporation Taiwan (CEC)

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

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.

Key clients

SpiceJet

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.

Key clients

Era Infra Engineering Ltd.

BDO India LLP

ACIL Limited

NBCC (India) Limited

Duff & Phelps

BDO Restructuring Advisory LLP

Grant Thornton

Power Finance Corporation Ltd.

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.

Key clients

Sify Technologies

Instakart Services

Bharati Airtel

Indus Towers

Reliance Communications

Sharechat

Xiaomi Singapore

Ru-Net Investments

WaterBridge Ventures

Lightspeed

DST Global

CDH and Morningside

L&T Technology Services

Endiya Partners and IDG

Claranet Group UK

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
Anti-corruption
Aviation
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Defence
Dispute resolution
Employment
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
Manufacturing
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
 Milind Jha  photo Milind Jha
Mr Vijai Narayan Mathur  photo Mr Vijai Narayan Mathur
Mr K.A. Najmi  photo Mr K.A. Najmi
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