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Atul Sharma

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Link Legal - India Law Services

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Atul is the Managing Partner of Link Legal India Law Services and has over 39 years of experience.

He was admitted to the Bar in 1978 and he advices clients in the practice areas of corporate litigations, mediation arbitrations including international commercial arbitrations, aviation, infrastructure projects, engineering & construction, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, business restructuring, employee matters, real estate, hospitality projects, and commercial transactions.

He specialises in aviation and infrastructure sectors and represents clients in these sectors on all aspects of their commercial and day to day operations. He advises clients on all aspects of aviation business and setting up of airlines, including acquisition of aircraft, aircraft financing, leasing (wet and dry), leasing of spaces at airports, securing permission from civil aviation authorities for airline operations and related approvals from the government agencies and all engineering and commercial contracts.  

He also advises on all contractual and dispute matters in airports sector (domestic and international). He also provides assistance to his clients in setting up and developing infrastructure projects in non-airport sectors as well, like roads, ports, water and waste management, power, urban transportation and oil & gas etc.   

He has considerable experience in representing major corporate clients in various Courts, Tribunals, Arbitrations and other judicial and quasi-judicial fora, and providing advice on all aspects of civil and commercial laws including company law, economic laws, labour laws, anti-trust laws, consumer protection laws.   

He has spoken on many complex legal issues at national and international fora. 


Before setting up the firm in 1999, Atul was an independent counsel. From 1986 to 1993, he was associated with Bhasin & Co. where he led the litigation practice and represented and advised banks and public companies on corporate and commercial matters.




Chairman of Infrastructure Committee of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

Chairman of the Aviation Law Committee of Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


Bachelors in Economics from University of Delhi Bachelors in Law from University of Delhi.




Antitrust and competition

Within: Antitrust and competition

Link Legal - India Law Services' competition practice has advised clients in merger transactions, handling notification of the CCI. It has also been instructed on enforcement proceedings. Atul Sharma heads the practice which includes associate partner Abhishek Sharma.

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Aviation (including aerospace and defence)

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Atul Sharma - Link Legal - India Law Services

Within: Aviation (including aerospace and defence)

The aviation practice at Link Legal - India Law Services counts Delhi International Airport, GMR Infrastructure and GMR Hyderabad International Airport among its clients. The team was instructed by SpiceJet on its agreement with Safran to acquire $12.5bn worth of aircraft engines from its venture CFM International. The group also acted for Bangalore International Airport on an expansion project for a second runway. Atul Sharma and Anand Srivastava jointly head the team which includes Abhishek Sharma, who has particular experience handing aviation sector disputes.

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Dispute resolution

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Atul Sharma - Link Legal - India Law Services

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The team at Link Legal - India Law Services recently represented Delhi International Airport in arbitration proceedings against the Airports Authority of India, and acted for Axiom Cordages in a dispute regarding a shareholders agreement with a private equity investor. Media, infrastructure, banking and pharmaceutical clients are prominent in the team's workload. Managing partner Atul Sharma, along with Nusrat Hassan, are the key names to note.

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Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

The employment practice at Link Legal - India Law Services is jointly head up by Atul Sharma and Raunak Singh and handles a range of employment and HR issues. The team advised Independent News Service on a due diligence project spanning 13 establishments and 800 employees ensuring implementation of compliance employment and labour law policies. In another work example, New Delhi-based Vijai Mathur and Singh in the Gurugram office led a team representing Acteon India on termination of senior management personnel and successfully defended the client against claims brought by the terminated personnel before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Managing partner Atul Sharma is the key name at Link Legal - India Law Services, where the team has extensive experience handling projects and transactional matters for clients from a range of industries, including roads, renewable and conventional energy, infrastructure, smart cities and railways. Instructions for the team include advising on project development and financing, bid processes, risk analysis, and dispute management and resolution.

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