P&A Law Offices > New Delhi, India > Firm Profile

P&A Law Offices
NEW DELHI 110-001

City focus: National Capital Region: NCR > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Work highlights

India > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

With an extensive presence across New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, P&A Law Offices is sought after by prominent Indian companies and multinational corporations in the tech, retail, automobile, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, media and entertainment sectors. The competition practice is led by the New Delhi-based tetrad of managing partner Anand Pathak, who provides 'best-in-class, strategic competition law advice'; the 'very well informed and vigorously results-oriented' Shashank Gautam, whose workload includes cartel cases, abuse of dominance and merger control matters; Sreemoyee Deb, who is 'very well connected' and has a solid track record in representing clients in high-profile cases before the CCI and the Competition Appellate Tribunal (CAT); and Anubhuti Mishra, who is well versed in representing e-commerce, steel, manufacturing, automobile and retail companies in competition mandates.

Practice head(s):

Anand Pathak; Shashank Gautam; Sreemoyee Deb; Anubhuti Mishra


‘The team demonstrates strategic thinking.’

‘P&A Law Offices’ team has substantial domestic and international experience, and their responsiveness and creativity allows them to solve complex matters with ease. More importantly, particularly for their competition team, they have extensive knowledge across various jurisdictions and collaborate well with international law firms and clients.’

‘Shashank is a market leader and has an excellent reputation in the competition market. He demonstrates strong knowledge of competition and antitrust issues and is strongly results-oriented. His advice to clients is always practical.’

Anand Pathak never fails to demonstrate his strong subject matter expertise in his competition work. His knowledge and experience is extensive.’

‘Anand Pathak is a very good technical lawyer.’

‘A very sound, competent and hard-working team, who work cohesively.’

‘Anand Pathak is one of the most talented and outstanding lawyers. He is always available to offer guidance and support.’

Key clients

Air Vistara

Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited

Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited

Amazon Wholesale India Private Limited

Angul Energy Limited

Carlsberg Asia

Nilesh Patel, Managing Director, Carlsberg India Private Limited

Competition Commission of India

Diageo India

General Motors India Private Limited

GoIbibo India Private Limited

MakeMytrip India Private Limited

Mercedes-Benz India Private Limited

Nissan Motors

Rallis India Limited

Schneider Electric Group

Sony Pictures Network India Private Limited

SPE Films India Private Limited

Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited

Tata Capital Financial Services Limited

Tata Motors Limited

Tata Steel BSL Limited

Tata Steel Europe

Tata Steel Limited

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) (Ericsson)

TransUnion CIBIL

ITC Limited

Brittania Industries Limited

Air Asia

Jindal Stainless Steel Limited




Work highlights

  • Represented Amazon NV before the CCI in relation to a show cause notice pursuant to a complaint filed by Future Coupons Private Limited.
  • Represented MakeMyTrip Pvt. Ltd in a CCI investigation relating to alleged anti-competitive conduct and abuse of dominance.
  • Representing the managing director of Carlsberg India Private Limited, one of the individuals on whom a penalty was levied in the investigation conducted by the Competition Commission of India against beer manufacturers.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Counting leading multinationals and blue-chip Indian conglomerates amongst its key clients, the P&A Law Offices practice is well versed in managing multi-jurisdictional M&A and joint venture matters. The team is experienced in acting on behalf of private equity and venture capital investors, with Mumbai-based Supreme Waskar bringing expertise on securities and foreign exchange laws to the group. From New Delhi, Anand Pathak is renowned for his handling of M&A and dispositions, Shashank Gautam routinely advises clients on diverse competition and corporate law matters, whilst Nakib Syam focuses on project finance.

Practice head(s):

Anand S. Pathak; Shashank Gautam; Nabik Syam; Supreme Waskar

Other key lawyers:

Vibhuti Kochhar


‘Very responsive and technical. They bring a global perspective to Indian transactions, which is invaluable for companies based on other parts of the world.’

‘Anand Pathak and Vibhuti Kochar are both excellent. We’ve been pleased with every lawyer we have used at P&A, but Anand and Vibhuti standout for their business acumen, technical expertise and responsiveness.’


Key clients


IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited

Schneider Electric

Luminous Power Technologies Private Limited

Graycliff Partners

Nielsen IQ

UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited

Tata Steel Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented IL&FS on the sale of its iconic headquarters in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, for a sum of INR 1,080 Crore (USD 132.4 Million).
  • Represented and advised IL&FS and its group entities on the sale of 100% of the issued share capital of Ramagiri Renewable Energy Limited and certain fixed assets by IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited to Maithan Alloys Limited.
  • Represented and advised IL&FS and its group entities on the sale of 100% of the issued share capital of Ramagiri Renewable Energy Limited and certain fixed assets by IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited to Maithan Alloys Limited.

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Acting for a diverse client base that includes governmental entities, including the Indian government, and corporate clients in the pharma, infrastructure, and telecoms sectors, the arbitration team at P&A Law Offices fields a strong bench of lawyers across its New Delhi and Mumbai offices. Vijay Purohit focuses on corporate and commercial disputes and is the key contact in Mumbai. In New Delhi, Amit Mishra oversees the overall dispute resolution practice, working alongside managing partner Anand PathakGaurav Mahajan, Arvind Thapliyal, and Evneet Kaur Uppal are further key contacts in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Anand S. Pathak; Amit Mishra; Gaurav Mahajan; Vijay Purohit; Arvind Thapliyal; Evneet Kaur Uppal

Other key lawyers:

Akshat Hansaria


‘The firm has dedicated advocates who assist the client. They are very willing to go through the documents, understand the clients requirements, and advise accordingly. The advocates in the firm are involved in the matter and take ownership of it. The firm is easy to deal with and flexible in its approach.’

‘The firm keeps dedicated teams for handling arbitration matters. Individual members of the team are highly motivated, dedicated and extremely hardworking. There is no hesitancy in going the extra mile for the client.’

‘P&A team is very responsive to our requirements as a client and also understands clients’ constraints. Having a diverse and young team is one of their greatest strengths and they display high energy when working on client matters. ’

‘We have worked with Akshat Hansaria and found him to be diligent and focused on delivering high-quality service. Akshat is able to quickly grasp the nuances of the matter and provide reliable and effective advice on strategic aspects of the arbitration.’

Key clients

Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Republic of India

Tata Steel BSL

Schneider Electric India Private Limited

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Africa Power Company (APC)

Shristi Infrastructure & Development Corporation Limited

Angul Energy Limited (formerly known as Bhushan Energy Limited)

Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL)

Ministry of Railways

Work highlights

  • Representing Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC in a SIAC arbitration (seated in New Delhi) against the Future Group concerning breaches of a shareholder agreement and related Indian court proceedings concerning Amazon’s approximately USD 190 million investment in Future Coupons Private Limited.
  • Represents Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited in an ICC arbitration (seated in Singapore) against the erstwhile promoters of Ranbaxy (a leading generic pharmaceutical company) where the arbitral tribunal awarded damages of approximately USD 465 million to the client on successfully proving allegations of fraud.
  • Represented the Republic of India in an investment dispute initiated by the Ras-Al-Khaimah Investment Authority.