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.
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 Corporate Law and IP 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. O&A has experience and expertise in acting on complex, cross-border work as well as a range of smaller transactions. The Firm advises on structuring of investments, entry into the Indian market, incorporation of Indian entities, joint ventures, asset purchases, acquisitions and divestments, foreign direct investment issues, due diligences and obtaining related regulatory approvals. Some of O&A's key clients are Penguin Random House India, HarperCollins, TATA Chemicals and OPPO.
O&A has regularly been ranked in India by several international legal publications, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, IFLR 1000, Asia Law and Legal 500.
Raval & Trivedi Associates is a full-service law firm taking ahead lawyering of more than 50 years of success stories from R.J. Raval Associates. Its purpose is to provide customization of services to access expert guidance around the world through innovation and expansion with legal technology.
R K Dewan & Co was founded in 1942 and has completed over 78 years of committed and excellent service in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
RKD has its head office in Mumbai, with branch offices in New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Indore along with a liaison office in Dalian, China. The firm has recently also established a liaison office in Dallas, USA. The firm comprises 170+ dedicated and highly experienced lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and executives equipped to deliver promptly and efficiently. RKD is well poised to serve its over 4000 corporate and individual clients worldwide including several of the top Indian & Fortune 500 companies.
RKD has built a close-knit, dependable and extensive network of associates in over 125 countries throughout the world. We are therefore able to cater to national and international IP filing, prosecution and domestic and trans-border litigation across all tiers of the judiciary.
Our services: RKD believes in offering customised, cost-effective and innovative solutions across all verticals of IP. RKD is actively involved in advising clients on every aspect of IP, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Design. The firm regularly handles large volumes of both IP prosecution and litigation matters on behalf of its many clients.
Having drafted and successfully prosecuted over 5,000 patent specifications globally, Dr Mohan Dewan, the head of RKD, has come to be acknowledged as an expert in the field of patent specification drafting. Dr Dewan leads the RKD team in consistently formulating and executing winning India-centric strategies for IP prosecution and litigation in the country. Dr Niti Dewan oversees international patent filing and prosecution along with patent searching. She has successfully prosecuted patent applications in over 97 countries worldwide. RKD’s team comprises many ex-Examiners & Controllers from the Patent & Trademark Offices who are well-versed with best practices in order to assist clients more effectively in order to obtain their IP rights in a timely manner.
On the patents side, RKD is the largest filer of domestic Indian patent applications, including for the Government of India specifically, Ministry of Defence (DRDO) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. We are therefore very well equipped to assist our clients in every manner with the nuances of the Indian Patent system. RKD is also among the top 3 PCT filers in India.
On the trademarks side, RKD is the pioneer of trademark anti-counterfeiting activity in India. RKD has a network of diligent investigators and local lawyers across the country to unearth piracy and take timely & efficient action in any Court in India (including all 645 District Courts in the country)
RKD’s range of services include (but are not limited to):
Patents | Trademarks & Service Marks | Copyright | Design | IP Litigation | Anti-Counterfeit | Agreement Drafting | Technology Transfer | IP Valuation | IP Audit | Prior art, Patentability & Freedom to Operate Searches | Technology Maps | IP Training & Education
RKD is highly sought after for its values of responsiveness, attention to detail, client-centric culture, adaptability to changing IP landscapes and transparency and honesty in all of our dealings.
Areas of Expertise: RKD serves clients across a very broad spectrum of industries and all areas of technology including but not limited to: Software, Electronics & Telecommunication, Internet, Automobiles, Mechanical engineering, AI, Robotics, Power Sector, Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Biomedical Devices, Nanotechnology, Materials, Food packaging technology, Process equipment, Textiles, Sports, Media & Entertainment, Luxury Goods, FMCGs and so on.