ASP Advocates is a full-service national law firm comprising lawyers, company secretaries, chartered accountants and industry-specific consultants. Based in New Delhi, ASP Advocates has a network of associate offices across India, including in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Patna, Raipur and Gangtok. ASP Advocates’ lawyers are licensed to practice throughout India.
The core practice areas of the firm include mergers & acquisitions, commercial litigation and international arbitration, competition laws, banking & finance, aviation & maritime laws, capital markets & securities, general corporate commercial including advisory and transactional support, intellectual property and confidentiality including protection & enforcement of intellectual property, private equity, projects, labour & employment law, regulatory & policy, and taxation.
The firm has a strong dispute resolution practice focusing on international arbitrations, commercial litigation, debt recovery, competition laws, criminal law, joint venture disputes, disputes relating to commercial contracts, licensing, construction contracts, and technology transfer agreements. Lawyers of the firm have in depth knowledge and specialisation in regulatory issues and legislations impacting the food & beverage industry and have extensively advised corporates on matters relating to product labelling, permissibility of ingredients, legal metrology and weights and measures.
The firm extensively advises both Indian and multinational corporations, including Fortune Global 500 companies. ASP Advocates and its lawyers have represented and continue to represent many of the world’s leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters.
Partners of the firm have been recognised for their unique experience in both transactional and litigation practice, including in the sectors of asset management and financial institutions, advertising, telecommunication, construction and engineering, education, energy including power and oil and gas, hospitality and leisure, insurance, knowledge-based IT/ITES/life sciences, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, manufacturing, media, entertainment and sports, mining, real estate, retail and franchising, service and infrastructure projects.
ASP Advocates has grown and continues to grow largely because of its singular commitment to delivering high-quality service and developing long-term client relationships. Our lawyers’ approach to service begins by understanding clients’ business goals and objectives and then applying the resources necessary to achieve them. The firm has an uncommon understanding of middle-market clients and insight into the issues facing both large clients and those seeking to establish a foothold in India. The firm also works closely with international law and consulting firms in translating and implementing the clients’ objectives in the Indian legal and regulatory regime.
The firm aims to be an instrumental part of each client’s success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent.
AZB & Partners was founded in 2004 with a clear purpose to provide reliable, practical and full–service advice to clients, across all sectors.
We have received wide national and international acclaim within the legal sphere, including, being ranked No.1 in the RSG ‘Top 50 Indian Law Firms Ranking (2019); a ‘Band 1 Firm’ for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Real Estate by Chambers Asia–Pacific (2020); and a ‘Band 1 Firm’ for Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global (2020).
The Firm was set up by Ashutosh Mohan Rastogi (LLM, New York University School of Law) in August 2011 as a boutique Transfer Pricing Practice. The Firm has since then expanded to become a Full-Service Law Firm with 5 partners and 30 other fee earners. The Tax Practice today has become an end to end Practice covering all areas of taxation ranging from Direct Tax, International Tax, Transfer Pricing and GST including Customs and Trade Policy. The Firm continues to retain focus on implementing Transfer Pricing policy and risk mitigation strategy with special focus on IT sector.
The corporate & legal division is headed by Co-founder Shivi Rastogi who is well known for private equity, M&A and investment/ acquisition related documentation. She has advised on some leading and unique private equity transactions.
Kanga and Co is one of India’s oldest law firms established in 1890 with its office in Mumbai. Kanga & Co is a full-service law firm advising on all areas of law. The firm’s expert teams are known for their sound advice and swift turnaround time, both of which have been highly appreciated and acknowledged by clients worldwide.
The firm has strong practices in joint ventures, private equity and banking and finance matters.
In the M&A and private equity practice, the firm has recently represented Excel Crop Care Limited in the proposed amalgamation of the listed Excel Crop Care Limited with its unlisted promoter, Sumitomo Chemical India Limited and represented Nippon Life India AIF Management Company Limited for their numerous investments in companies undertaking development of identified real estate projects in Mumbai.
The firm has a high reputation for its real estate practice and caters to many construction houses.
The firm’s capital market department has a strong reputation in handling a variety of capital market transactions. The firm has recently advised on IPOs of Vishwaraj Sugar Industries, Nirmitee Robotics (BSE Start-up), Annai Infra Developers, Satyasai Pressure Vessels, Coldex, Narmada Bio-chem, Shiv Aum Steels, Roopshri Resorts, Pentech Metals, Gleam Fabmat, K.P.I. Global Infrastructure and buyback of SH Kelkar. The firm advised from Indian law perspective on the IPO of ESR Cayman on the global offer of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The firm’s litigation department handles a variety of litigation matters, both commercial and constitutional, in taxation, real estate and banking. The firm handles domestic and international arbitration.
The firm has received numerous accolades over the years: ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top firms for real estate; awarded the Indian Business Law Journal, Indian law firm award in the construction and real estate categories for over a decade; it received Asian Counsel’s Firm of the Year award for regulatory & compliance in India in 2010 and for maritime and shipping in 2011; it was named Global Law Experts’ Indian Franchise Law Firm of the Year in 2011; received Acquisition International M&A Awards’ Corporate Litigation Law Firm of the Year in India award in 2012; won IBLJ’s India law firm award for corporate and commercial in 2012 and the IBLJ Dealmakers Deal of the Year award in 2012 and 2014.
Mr ML Bhakta and Mr Shailesh Vaidya have been recognised as leading lawyers by Chambers & Partners.
Ms Preeti Mehta has, for the last several years, been recognised as a leading lawyer by the International Who’s Who for Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers and Franchising in India and included in IBLJ’s “A List” of Top 100 lawyers in India. She was similarly recognised by Chambers & Partners for corporate and M&A.
Anand and Anand is a full-service IP law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all cross-sections of Intellectual Property and allied areas. The firm is professionally managed by a Partnership board comprising 29 Partners and a Senior Director, supported by a management team comprising a CEO, CFO and CIO. The firm currently employs over 400 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys / engineers. The firm has offices based in New Delhi, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai.
RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS, is a leading full-service law firm in India with a dynamic business solution practice aimed at providing clients with comprehensive legal advisory services and solutions in multiple practice areas, across all industrial sectors. Our founders Amar Raj Lall, Monisha Lahiri and Anuradha Salhotra established the firm in 1983 as Lall Lahiri & Salhotra (LLS). In July 2007, the management of our firm was taken over by Mr. Rahul Chaudhry who then went on to acquire 100 % ownership rights in LLS I Lall Lahiri & Salhotra on March 31, 2013. As a part of the said transition, the name of our firm has been changed from LLS I Lall Lahiri & Salhotra to RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS on July 01, 2018. The team, team composition, team structure including the partners and complete support staff continues to be the same as that of LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra.
With a rich legacy of thirty seven years, our firm is today one of the most distinguished and recognized law firms in India. We strongly believe that our success has been made possible by our stellar team and trusting clients. Over the years we have developed a unique skill set specialized around prosecution, enforcement and litigation of IP rights in India as well as several other jurisdictions, offering reliable legal counsel to both national and international clients. Our approach to every case is business-centric, and we are well-aware of the risks of adopting a one-size-fits-all methodology to protecting IP assets. We have represented close to 100 Fortune Global 500 companies. We also work with Multinational companies, Private companies, Government organizations, Public sector undertakings and Non-profit educational societies. Having an experienced and proficient team of 70 lawyers with 10 partners and a support staff of around 110 in two locations, RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS is swiftly expanding to become one of the foremost legal advisory practices in the country.
Mr. Rahul Chaudhry, the Managing Partner of the firm is one of the most prominent litigators and legal advisors in India. With a reputation for winning some of the most pitched courtroom battles, Mr. Rahul Chaudhry is highly regarded for his legal expertise and business acumen and is the key contact for some of the biggest businesses all over the world.