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.
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.
Taking a cue from the Sanskrit word ‘Advaita’ (meaning singular, unique), Advaita Legal was set up with a vision to provide workable legal solutions attuned to the requirements of its clientele. While originally set up predominantly as a ‘Tax’ firm, over the last years the Firm has expanded its practices ranging from projects and energy, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment/labour to international trade and TMT.
Even though the Firm was set up only in 2013, the leadership of the Firm have decades of work experience in the tax and legal practice (both litigation and advisory) across jurisdictions.
The teams in Advaita combine their substantive legal expertise in a diverse array of disciplines, issues and industries with an in-depth understanding of administrative, regulatory and legislative processes to provide the clients with a 360° experience. As a growing firm, the lawyers at Advaita are staunch believers of going beyond the call of duty. The Firm consists of young, passionate and driven team of lawyers mentored by well-established leaders in their domain practice areas.
Aviation (including Aerospace and Defence): AL has developed a significant practice area in the Aviation practice. In aerospace, AL has advised infrastructure airport developers to ground handling/cargo entities besides advising airlines on issues ranging from aircraft financing to MRO etc. AL has also been advising many international defence companies on prestigious projects on various legal issues ranging from defence procurement to the DPP, offset, FDI policy and technology licensing etc.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: AL represents clients in arbitration (domestic and international) extending to execution and enforcement of arbitral awards. The litigation experience spans the original, appellate, revisional and writ jurisdiction of various judicial fora.
Infrastructure, Energy & Projects: AL has established itself in the league of top law firms in the Infrastructure, Energy and Projects space. The expertise transcends and includes power (gas, coal, hydro, wind, solar), water, roads, airports, mining, ports etc. The team specializes in PPP projects, drafting of project contracts and in regulatory representation.
International Trade and WTO: The team in Advaita are pioneers in the field of international trade and WTO laws having represented clients before various adjudicating authorities and advising clients on various issues arising out of protectionist levies, customs duty, foreign trade policy matters and other international trade facilitation matters.
M&A and Joint Ventures: AL provides investment advisory services including due diligence, transaction structuring and legal documentation services in relation to M&A, JV and other in-bound investments.
Real Estate & Construction: The Firm has advised its clients on various aspects including agreements pertaining to lease, sale and purchase, development agreements for land, builder buyer agreements and transactions pertaining to flats and apartments.
Tax: Advaita is one of the few tax teams in India who (by dint of its litigation experience) can marry cutting-edge tax advice with actual court- room experience in handling very high-stake tax litigations to create transformational value for the clients. The team has been able to create a niche for itself amongst its peers and the industry alike as the “Go to” Firm so far as complex, high-stake tax issues are involved; be it for transfer pricing or corporate tax or across the spectrum of indirect taxes ranging from GST, Customs/internal trade laws to State Excise laws applicable on alcoholic beverages to pre-GST taxes like service tax, CST/VAT or central excise.
We have received acclaims and notable recognition such as Emerging Law Firm Award by Indian Business Law Journal, Client Choice Awards for the year 2019 & 2020. Sumes Dewan listed in A List India Top 100 Lawyers by India Business Law Journal.
A world class firm with a broad-based practice and a diversified client base. Acutely mindful of clients' distinct needs, the firm provides exceptional business oriented legal service due to its vast experience and rich heritage.
One of India’s leading law firms proudly acting as Indian legal Counsel to numerous MNCs, several large Indian corporates and a number of Fortune 500 Companies.
Our Professionals Constantly adding knowledge, talent and skill to adapt to the dynamic global environment, the firm has several dual qualified lawyers as Solicitors from UK, Hong Kong and New York bar.
Firm’s practice areas - Admiralty, Aviation, Banking, Dispute resolution and Insurance are recognized and ranked by Chambers, Whoswholegal, Asia Law profiles and IBLJ.
O&A offers end-to-end services in IP and Corporate Law with the goal of aiding and assisting its clients at every stage. O&A’s experienced corporate team provides a range of transactional and advisory services to entities across various sectors and is recognized for delivering excellent legal strategies and commercially viable advice within prescribed timelines. Some of O&A's key clients are Penguin Random House India Private Limited, HarperCollins Publishers India Private Limited, TATA Chemicals Limited and OPPO (Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunication Corp. Ltd.). O&A has regularly been well ranked in India by several international legal publications, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, IFLR 1000, Asia Law and Legal 500.