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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

Under practice heads Atul Sharma and Anand Srivastava, Link Legal - India Law Services fields a top-tier aviation practice for domestic and international airlines, while also leading the the market for the provision of legal services to major private airport operators. Highlight work regarding the latter concerns engineering, procurement and construction support for extensive greenfield airport projects. Abhishek Sharma enhances the contentious offering; core client SpiceJet is currently engaging the team on high-value grounding disputes, CCI investigations, and arbitration proceedings concerning share purchase agreements. The full range of transactional support is provided, including aircraft acquisitions, financing, leasing arrangements and government approval procedures for airline operations.

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Testimonials

The team has an excellent balance of experts with experience in handling infrastructure projects and airports. They have exhibited their expertise in taxation, dispute resolution and arbitration matters.

We have worked with multiple partners of Link Legal including Atul Sharma, Anand Srivastava, Mr. Milanka Chaudhury, Milind Jha, and Ravi Varma. The team has experience and expertise in multiple domains of corporate legal service and their turnaround time is minimal for any of our service requests compared to our other legal consultants. They are available at any time for the service and go beyond their capacity to help. They have an excellent network with other top lawyers in the Supreme Court and High Courts and can bring them on board for supporting the case whenever required.

Key clients

SpiceJet Limited

Global Infrastructure Partners India LLP

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited

National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust

GMR Goa International Airport Limited

Bangalore International Airport Limited

Navi Mumbai International Airport Limited

Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited

Delhi International Airport Limited

IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Limited

YES Securities (India) Limited

Kalyan Jewellers Limited

Turbo Aviation Limited

Banking and finance Tier 2

Link Legal - India Law Services's team has notable expertise in syndicated finance, project finance. refinancing and restructuring, among other areas. The firm has also been involved in important insolvency and infrastructure matters, including the first-time financing of an INVIT established to own inter-state transmission assets in india. Anand Srivastava is particularly active in loan transactions in the aviation, projects, infrastructure and energy sectors. Vishakha Bhagvat is a go-to partner for lenders and borrowers engaged in project financing.

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Key clients

L&T Infra Debt Fund Limited

L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited

India Infradebt Limited

HDFC Bank Limited

NIIF Infrastructure Finance Limited

L&T Finance Limited

State Bank of India

Power Finance Corporation Limited

Bank of Baroda

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Link Legal – India Law Services is particularly active handling M&A transactions in the infrastructure space, but also demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the e-commerce, telecoms and energy sectors. The department is also noted for its experience of assisting with the acquisition of stressed assets. Nusrat Hassan focuses on commercial arrangements and cross-border transactions, while Anuj Trivedi is particularly experienced in foreign investments and joint ventures. Yosham Vardhan's areas of expertise include M&A, divestments, private equity deals as well as strategic exits. The team welcomed Ketan Mukhija, Gaurav Priyadarshi  and four other practitioners from P & A Law Offices in February 2021.

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‘The team at Link Legal is responsive and reliable.  We worked with Yosham Vardhan on an Indian joint venture arrangement. She was efficient and effective. She stuck to her turnaround time and her comments were important and not pedantic. All in all a great experience.’

Key clients

GAIL (India) Limited

Ramky Infrastructure Limited

Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Limited

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited

Chennai Port Trust

Den Networks

Dredging Corporation of India Limited

GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis Limited (GHAL)

AMI Lifesciences Private Limited and its Promoters

Wibmo Inc.

Enstage Software Private Limited (based out of Bengaluru) and Infinypool Online Payment Solutions India Private Limited (based out of New Delhi)

Venus Remedies

WAPCOS Limited

Alkem Laboratories Limited

Incredible Technologies Private Limited (“CredR”)

Larsen & Toubro Limited

First Tek Services Private Limited

Mohalla Tech (Sharechat)

Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd

Precious Alloys Private Limited

Qiming Ventures

Hasbro Group

SHS – Stahl-Holding-Saar GmbH & Co. KGaA

Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited

Accenture

Ayana Renewable Power Private Limited

Provenio Capital Advisors Private Limited

Saankhya Labs Private Limited

Eatgood

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Link Legal - India Law Services has grown its litigation practice in the areas of insolvency, aviation, and electricity, supplementing its broader expertise in civil and commercial disputes across India’s court circuit. Atul Sharma specialises in corporate disputes, with an emphasis on advising clients in the infrastructure and aviation sectors. Nusrat Hassan focuses on disputes involving marquee clients based in America, Europe, and India. Milanka Chaudhury has acted for clients in high stakes disputes regarding corporate, commercial, and constitutional law, among other areas. In recent news, the firm has merged with boutique compliance and litigation practice S D Services.

Key clients

Independent Power Producers Association of India

WAPCOS Limited

Clean Sustainable Energy Pvt Ltd.

Amplus Green Power Ltd.

Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited (DAFFPL)

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL)

Axiom Cordages Limited

Indus Towers Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited

SpiceJet Limited

Vestige Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

PHAFAG AG

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd

Bangalore International Airport Ltd.

Vestige Ltd.

GMR Airports Ltd.

GMR Nagpur International Airports Ltd.

Emaar Hills Township Pvt. Ltd.

BDP Designs Pvt. Ltd.

Association of Healthcare Providers of India

Gems Education Pvt. Ltd.

Air Works India (Engineering) Pvt. Ltd.

Larsen & Toubro Limited

K.C. Thapar (Coal Division)

Welspun Group

Projects and energy Tier 2

Enjoying a strong reputation in the infrastructure arena, Link Legal - India Law Services advises on all aspects of large scale and long-term projects, including but not limited to risk analysis, EPC contracting, project finance, restructuring, regulatory issues and dispute resolution. The team is also a solid performer in M&A and PE investments, demonstrating sector-specific expertise across airports, roads, railways, waste management and energy. The firm draws upon close ties with international firms located in strategic jurisdictions (i.e. Japan), which places it as a go-to choice for foreign companies and funds. Practice co-head Atul Sharma is noted for his experience in the transport sector, assisting with infrastructure development and contentious matters. Fellow co-leader Anand Srivastava is also proficient in dispute resolution and concession agreements.

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Key clients

Alstom Systems India Pvt. Ltd. (India)

Madhepura Electric Locomotive Pvt. Ltd. (“MELPL”)

Azure Power Forty-Three Private Limited (“Azure 43”)

Azure Power India Private Limited (“Azure”)

Sterlite Group (Sterlite)

Hitachi Rail STS India Private Limited

SB Energy (SoftBank Group)

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA)

Sunshine Law Firm (“Sunshine”)

Marquardt Group

Freyr Energy Services Private Limited (“FESPL”)

IL&FS Rail Limited (IRL), Rapid Metro Gurgaon Limited (RMGL) and Rapid Metro Gurgaon South Limited (RMGSL)

Zheneng Capital Holding Co.

Jindal Saw Ltd.

IDE Technologies Ltd. (India)

Global Infrastructure Partners India LLP (GIP)

CRRC Corporation Limited

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL)

National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust(NICDIT)

Navi Mumbai International Airport Limited

Navayuga Engineering Company Limited

Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited (DAFFPL)

Delhi International Airport Limited

Antitrust and competition Tier 3

Atul Sharma leads the competition department at Link Legal - India Law Services with a focus on the aviation sector. Ongoing work highlights include Sharma and Abhishek Sharma’s representation of clients’ interests in Director General and CCI investigations into alleged price fixing and cartelisation. Further cited fields of expertise include merger control filings and issues pertaining to dominant company conduct.

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SpiceJet Limited

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Link Legal - India Law Services fields a practice which has a strong track record of representing resolution professionals, renowned insolvency professional firms and operational creditors in IBC proceedings. Practitioners are also well-equipped to assist investors and corporate debtors on debt restructuring issues. The department saw a recent change in leadership, when banking and insolvency partner Anand Srivastava and dispute resolution expert Abhishek Sharma took the lead, following the departure of former head Siddharth Srivastava to Khaitan & Co..

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Key clients

Gitanjali Gems Limited (GGL)

Jyoti Structures Limited (JSL)

Era Infra Engineering Ltd. (EIEL)

ABG Shipyard Limited

BDO India LLP

Ind-Barath Power (Madras)

ACIL Limited

NBCC (India) Limited

Nakshatra Brands Limited

BCIL Group Companies

Grant Thornton

Power Finance Corporation Ltd.

TMT Tier 3

Link Legal - India Law Services's practice predominantly handles contentious matters involving TMT clients, including telecoms disputes before the Bombay High Court.  Prasad Dhande is one of the firm's go-to partners for clients involved in M&A transactions and related litigation. Siddhartha Srivastava represents clients in a diverse array of disputes, including employment and IP cases. Nusrat Hassan is well-versed in M&A and private equity transactions.

Key clients

Sify Technologies Limited

Indus Towers Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited

Reliance Communications Limited

ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited

Tower and Infrastructures Association of India

Atos Syntel Private Limited

Private equity and investment funds Tier 4

The private equity team at Link Legal - India Law Services had recent successes in assisting international funds clients with establishing their India-based operations. Co-head Milind Jha handled exits for private equity clients operating in the real estate sector. On the target company side, Co-head Anuj Trivedi advised promoters in the fintech space on Series B investment rounds, while Co-head Venkat Satyanarayana maintains a high profile in the infrastructure and projects space and Nusrat Hassan is the go-to name in the financial services sector.

Key clients

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited

Hindustan Media Ventures Limited – part of HT Media Group)

Xiaomi Singapore

Morningside Venture Capital

Qiming Venture Partners

Bright Lifecare Private Limited

BEENEXT

Lightspeed Indian Partners

Ami Lifesciences Limited

Fab Hotels

Kalpavriksh Fund

MedOps Technology Private Limited

Asha Impact, Info Edge and Sterlite Ventures

Falcon Edge Capital

MISHRY.COM

Sarvagram Group

The firm:  Link Legal India Law Services has been functioning as a full service corporate and commercial law firm for over twenty years, with 35 partners and 170+ lawyers with the principal office of the Firm being at New Delhi and others at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

We provide cutting edge advice, by blending our legal proficiency with deep commercial insight. Our practice is aimed at providing client-responsive advice to assist you in achieving your business objectives.

Our strength lies in our team of experienced, well-trained and qualified lawyers, who integrate their skills to provide comprehensive legal advice and strategy on complex commercial issues that meet your needs and expectations. The partners also bring a hands-on expertise and approach to each transaction from a strategic perspective, by understanding client objectives and identifying potential issues in areas of public policy or litigation. Each client enjoys a high level of personal service, and has the advantage of discussing matters directly with their assigned partner.

Our clientele includes some of India’s leading corporate groups, public sector undertakings, public sector and private banks, and multinationals from across the world, particularly from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, China, Indonesia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. We also advise private individuals with high-quality professional advice.

We have advised clients globally under its various practice heads, such as infrastructure projects, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, debt & capital markets, project finance, litigation, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution, and contract management, in diverse sectors such as airports, metro rail & urban transport, roads, ports, real estate, oil, gas, energy, power, aviation, water, waste management, media, broadcasting, advertising, pharmaceutical, information technology, business process outsourcing, consumer goods, mining, software, entertainment, insurance, and banking. We also regularly advise clients in obtaining regulatory approvals from the Central Government or the Reserve Bank of India for establishing legal entities or any other form of business presence in India.

We have also been advising resolution applicants, financial creditors, operational creditors, and insolvency professionals in relation to the matters pertaining to the resolution/ liquidation process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

The Firm has recently been recognized as one of the Largest Law Firms in India in Asian Legal Business’ Asia’s Top 50 Largest Law Firms 2020 List. The Firm has also been ranked #20 in Top Ranked Law Firms: India by Top Ranked Legal 2020. The Firm has been recognized as one of the ‘Best Brands’ at the Economic Times – Best Brands Summit 2019. The Firm has been awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year 2018’ and ‘Runner Up – Law Firm of the Year 2019’ by IDEX Legal Awards. The Firm has been awarded as ‘Firm of the Year (Asia Pacific)’ by Globalaw. It has also been ranked #14 among top 50 Indian Law Firms by RSG Consulting in 2019.

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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 Mr. Milanka Chaudhury is a Partner at Link Legal India Law Services,…
 Milind Jha  photo Milind Jha Partner
Mr K.A. Najmi  photo Mr K.A. Najmi Mr. K.A. Najmi is presently a Partner in Link Legal ILS, a…
Mr Atul Sharma  photo Mr Atul Sharma Atul is the Managing Partner of Link Legal India Law Services and…
Mr Anand Srivastava  photo Mr Anand Srivastava Anand Srivastava is an Equity partner with over 19 years of experience. He is…
Mr Ravi Varma  photo Mr Ravi Varma Ravi is a partner with Link Legal India Law Services and has…
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