Link Legal India Law Services




The market holds Link Legal India Law Services in high regard for its strengths in aviation, construction, energy and infrastructure work. It ascends into higher tiers in numerous categories this year, including banking and finance, and restructuring and insolvency. The firm is a first port-of-call for infrastructure players due to its vast experience in large scale, long-term infrastructure projects, regulator relationships, and ability to go beyond transaction basics into extra layers of service like financing insurance. In February 2020, the firm acquired capital markets boutique ‘JPS Legal’ to shore up its capital markets offering. Atul Sharma and Nusrat Hassan are key partners for energy and infrastructure, and corporate and M&A, respectively.  While a few partners departed recently, including two to IndusLaw and one to Algo Legal, Link Legal brought on board 12 new partners across multiple practice areas such as banking, corporate, and energy and infrastructure. Notable mentions include Ketan Mukhija and Gaurav Priyadarshi from P&A Law Offices, Aditya Kumar Singh and Gaurav Sahay from HSA Advocates, Pushkar Bavare from Desai & Diwanji and Ambuj Kumar Sonal from Pioneer Legal.

Client feedback

“They are value for money and have a good project finance practice.” – Banking and finance

“They are value for money.” – Banking and finance

“They have a deep understanding of capital markets and are good with collaboration and deployment speed.” – Capital markets

Samantha and Nidhi Pathania

“Both Samantha and Nidhi have a good knowledge of the project finance sector.”

“They are involved in the transactions and are good with negotiations.”

“They have good knowledge of project finance, especially road projects financing.”

Private equity

Work highlights 

Acted for RIB Group on its acquisition of the remaining 40% stake in a Dubai-headquartered parent entity of Levtech Consulting Services India.

Advised Twin Technology SE on its acquisition of equity stake in Audiencetech India Solutions Private.

Represented Twin Technology SE on its further acquisition of equity stake in Audiencetech India Solutions Private by way of exercising call options.

Key clients

Almas Global Opportunity Fund SPC, JSW Foundation, SarvaGram Group of Companies

Labour and employment

Work highlights

Assisted Prowess Software Services Private in drafting the employment agreement and human resource policy for the company.

Advised Medops Technology Private in drafting the policy for the prevention of sexual harassment and conducted a workshop for employees of the company.

Represented ACCO brands in drafting the standardised form of employment agreement and employee handbook for the company.

Key clients

Hisense India, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Wingtech Mobile Communications

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing Delhi International Airport in a writ petition filed against Union of India, Delhi Cantonment Board and others.  

Acting for India Infrastructure Finance Company and IFCI in a challenge to a NCLAT judgement before the Supreme Court of India.

Representing CRCC High-Tech Equipment Corporation in an appeal before the Competition Appellate Tribunal.

Key clients

China Datang Technologies, GMR Vishakhapatnam International Airport, Spicejet, Vestige Marketing

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Advising the resolution professional (RP) and Duff & Phelps India concerning the insolvency resolution process of Gitanjali Gems. The team is also providing litigation support in various courts and tribunals.

Engaged by the RP of Nakshatra World during its corporate insolvency resolution process.

Represented the liquidator in the liquidation Biodiversity Conservation India.

Key clients

State Bank of India

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Aurobindo Realty and Infrastructure on its acquisition of Kakinada SEZ from GMR Group.

Acted for SarvaGram Group of companies and its promoters in a Series B investment led by Elevation Capital along with pro-rata participation from existing investor Elevar Equity.

Represented Inyantra Technologies on being acquired by Volex.

Key clients

Almas Global Opportunity Fund SPC, JSW Foundation, Mission1 Investments, Probus Insurance Broker, Slintel

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals on its private placement of listed debentures.

Acted for Shrem InvIT on its private placement of units.

Represented the book running lead managers on the QIP by Indian Bank.

Advised Ami Organics on its IPO.

Key clients

Bank of India, Emkay Global Financial Services

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted for banks, investors and institutions providing term loan facilities and subscribing to the debentures issued by India Grid Trust, an InvIT established under SEBI Regulations.

Advised the State Bank of India on loan facilities provided to North-eastern Electric Power Corporation.

Representing India Infradebt, NIIF Infrastructure Finance and Tata Cleantech Capital on their loan to Spring Alt Energy Private.

Key clients

HDFC Bank, HSBC, India Infradebt Fund, State Bank of India


Work highlights 

Advised Air India on the government of India’s divestment from the airline.

Acting for GMR Hyderabad International Airport on its expansion.

Representing SpiceJet on its sales and leasebacks of aircrafts and engines.

Key clients

Bangalore International Airport, Big Charter Private, Delhi International Airport

Real estate

Work highlights 

Carrying out due diligence of land at two places in Karnataka for the establishment of wind and solar farms.

Assisted JSW Energy on conducting the entire due diligence of land at Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.

Acting for Ayana Renewable Power in relation to due diligence of land at Karnataka and Odisha in order to set up wind and solar projects.

Key clients

Mahira Ventures Private, RoundGlass Ventures