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Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, they have built a reputation for their commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to their clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges. At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, the firm is determined to help their clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.

AZB & Partners was officially founded in 2004. Ajay Bahl, Zia J. Mody and Bahram N. Vakil are the firm’s founding partners. The firm provides reliable, practical and full-service advice to clients, across all sectors. Having grown steadily since its inception, this firm now has offices across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune. The firm has an accomplished and driven team of 450+ lawyers committed to delivering best-in-class legal solutions to help clients achieve their objectives. The Firm’s clients include an array of domestic and international companies. These range from privately owned to publicly listed companies, including Fortune 500 entities, multinational companies (MNCs), Investment Banks, Private Equity firms and more across the world.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is India’s leading law firm with a global reputation of being trusted advisors to its clients. Tracing its professional lineage to 1917, the firm was founded to continue the legacy of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.-who’s preeminence, expertise and reputation of almost a century was unparalleled in the Indian legal fraternity. The firm has 850 lawyers, offices in six pan-India locations, offices in IFSC (Gift City) and Singapore. The firm is India’s largest full-service law firm, staying ahead of the curve with it’s ability to provide future-focussed end-to -end solutions, through both domestic and international collaborations.

Building on their track record of helping a significant number of well-known international corporates set up their Indian operations, the firm remains at the forefront of helping global organisations navigate afresh Indian investment and business opportunities in the changed world order. The firm’s expertise in complex transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, FDI, private equity and other corporate transactions is widely recognized and acknowledged. The firm’s litigation and arbitration/ alternative dispute resolution practice represents companies involved in business-critical lawsuits including IPR, taxation, white collar and government-facing litigation, with focus on helping our clients’ businesses succeed.

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The firm has a 25-office global network and deploys world-renowned corporate and litigation teams, to engage with their client’s business in depth, from New York to Sydney. With a heritage stretching back more than 100 years as leading company advisers in two G20 nations, and a pioneering record of deploying best-in-class tech and innovative legal operations, our clients are confident turning to us for no-fuss daily results as high-stakes boardroom matters. As a 2,600-lawyer firm boasting deep resource in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions, as well as a fast-growing US practice, this firm recognizes the power of diverse thinking in delivering results, both inside the firm and within the communities in which it works.

Induslaw is an Indian law firm advising clients worldwide on Indian law, in relation to their transactional goals, business strategies and resolution of disputes. Founded in 2000, the firm has offices in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. The team works seamlessly across practice areas and offices, applying their experience across all transactional, advisory, regulatory and dispute resolution matters. The firm’s lawyers provide advice to corporates, investors, funds, financial institutions, borrowers, contractors, not-for profit organizations, individuals, start-ups and multi-national corporations across a range of industry sectors and on a variety of matters from regulatory and advisory, to transaction & exit structuring and dispute resolution. The firm firm and its lawyers are ranked by various guides and publications of national and international repute. Should you wish to see some of our more recent recognition, please click the tab below.

Khaitan & Co is one of India’s oldest and recognised full service law firms. Built on foundations of integrity, simplicity, dedication and professionalism, the firm has expanded its presence in India from Kolkata (1911) to New Delhi (1970) to Bangalore (1994) to Mumbai (2001) to Chennai (2021) and in Singapore (2021). The Firm takes pride in its steady growth and celebrated its centenary year in 2011 (11 November 2011). The Firm has a strength of more than 850+ fee earners including 220 partners and directors in its offices. In addition to the fee-earners, Khaitan & Co and has over 1000 employees working for it..

Nishith Desai Associates is a research and strategy driven international firm with offices in Mumbai, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), Bangalore, Singapore, New Delhi, Munich, and New York. The team comprises of specialists who provide strategic advice on legal, regulatory, and tax-related matters in an integrated manner basis key insights carefully culled from the allied industries.The firm’s forte lies in providing innovative and strategic advice in futuristic areas of law such as those relating to Blockchain and virtual currencies, Internet of Things (IOT), Aviation, Artificial Intelligence, Privatization of Outer Space, Drones, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Ed-Tech, Med-Tech & Medical Devices and Nanotechnology with our key clientele comprising of marquee Fortune 500 corporations.

S&R Associates is an Indian law firm with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai providing legal services to Indian and international clients. The lawyers at the firm are admitted to practice in India and many have previously practiced law in other jurisdictions, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore. As a result, the firm offers its clients a unique combination of Indian law expertise coupled with international quality legal services. The firm distinguishes itself based on the quality of our services and legal advice and on the range of our experience. The lawyers at the firm have advised on some of the most significant Indian transactions and matters in recent times. The quality of the legal advice and services has helped the firm become the law firm of choice for several clients and has also been recognised by various industry publications, surveys and rankings. Lawyers in each of the practice areas at the firm have routinely been recognised as leading lawyers in India by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal500 and RSG India Report.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. is amongst India’s pre-eminent law firms, which is built on a century of excellence (founded in May 2015, post-split with erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.). The firm has more than 700 lawyers who, including 160 partners, and 2 Senior Advisors, offering legal services across diverse practice areas for industries, the central government and states, regulatory bodies, industry chambers and non-profit organisations. The offices of the firm are spread across New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.

Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms with offices in four of India’s major cities – Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai. It represents clients on a large number of the most complex and high-value transactions in India. Trilegal’s areas of expertise include corporate – mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances and joint ventures; private equity and venture capital; energy and infrastructure; banking and finance; restructuring; capital markets; telecoms, media and technology; dispute resolution; regulatory; competition law; labour and employment; real estate; and taxation. Its client roster includes many of the world’s leading corporations, funds, banks, and financial institutions. The firm provides its clients seamless, efficient and integrated service across a broad spectrum of practice areas.

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Set up in 2001 with the aim of bringing together a diverse set of professionals to deliver effective solutions for clients, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) is today a leading full-service law firm in India with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, GIFT City and Chennai. With 200+ qualified professionals, the firm assists clients with transactional, advisory, litigation, regulatory, trade, competition and tax matters. Ranked among the top ten law firms in India (RSG Report 2019), ELP is recognized as a top-tier firm by Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and AsiaLaw Profiles. The ethos of the firm is to proactively ideate and help pre-empt risk in an increasingly regulated operating environment. A majority of their lawyers hold dual qualifications not only as lawyers but also either as company secretaries, chartered accountants, economists or even multi-jurisdiction qualifications. The firm has network partners based in the UK, U.S., Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, due to which we are able to assist our clients on their domestic as well as cross-border legal requirements.

The Goodwin story began with a chance encounter on a Boston sidewalk. After some friendly conversation, two young lawyers, former classmates from college, decided to start their own law practice. An eavesdropper on State Street that late spring morning in 1912 might have been amused at their bravado as Robert Eliot Goodwin and Joseph Osborne Procter, Jr. mapped their professional future. But the firm they forged would flourish, setting the foundation of a professional enterprise that would grow beyond anything either might have imagined. Today, nearly 2,000 Goodwin lawyers focus on building authentic, long-term relationships with their clients, who are some of the world’s most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors at the convergence of and within the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology, and financial industries. The Global Operations Team (all business professionals) at Goodwin partners with lawyers and clients across multiple business of law functions, providing for a truly unique and differentiated client service model. An immersive understanding of the clients’ industries – combined with the expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions – sets the firm apart.

Krishnamurthy & Co. (K Law) was established in 1999. It is a full-service law firm with offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Chennai. With a strength of more than 85 lawyers, the firm provides comprehensive legal advisory services across a broad spectrum of practice areas- private equity and venture capital investments, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, securities laws, banking and finance, infrastructure, project finance, intellectual property, media and entertainment, dispute resolution and white-collar crimes, and real estate.

Saraf & Partners is a modern full-service Indian law firm with over two and a half decades of experience in all major practice areas, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity, banking & finance, restructuring and insolvency, tax, intellectual property, regulatory, capital markets and dispute resolution. The firm focuses on providing bespoke and innovative solutions to our clients’ legal and commercial needs. Backed by a team with limitless capabilities, the firm takes pride in its reputation of providing punctual and cutting-edge legal advice while upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior, keeping our clients and their commercial interests at the core. The depth of experience of the team, coupled with pragmatism, ensures that their clients receive the best advice responsively and this has enabled the Partners at the firm to be counted amongst the top legal advisors in India. The team at the firm has carved out a niche for themselves in handling some of the most challenging and complex transactions and it takes pride in advising clients on matters widely regarded as ‘path-breaking’.

Talwar, Thakore & Associates is a young and dynamic firm that brings together the experience of its partners and the enthusiasm of its strong team to offer quality legal advice on the ground in India. TT&A has an impressive track record working with international companies and financial institutions investing or expanding their activities in India and with leading Indian and international corporates in relation to their Indian and offshore operations. The firm has consistently been recommended for its in-depth experience, formidable understanding of the regulatory landscape and impeccable turn around on the most complex transactions.

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Alea Consulting is a global risk mitigation and investigative consulting firm with a reputation for providing reliable and accurate insights. The firm directs assignments for corporations, listed companies, private equity firms, banks, strategic advisory institutions, international finance entities, hedge funds, and sovereign funds. As an autonomous entity, Alea Consulting proficiently performs comprehensive corporate researches and unique and reliable discreet inquiries which are further presented to clients and their counsel.

Alston & Bird LLP is an international law firm with over 800 lawyers in 13 offices throughout the United States, Europe, the UK, and Asia. The firm provides legal services to both domestic and international clients who conduct business worldwide. They handle matters focused on a single issue or cross disciplines (or borders). They put together the most effective and efficient teams to collaborate with people, always keeping their clients’ goals in mind.

Ernst & Young Global (EY) provides consulting, assurance, tax, and transaction services that help solve the client’s toughest challenges and build a better working world. EY is one of the largest professional services networks in the world. It primarily provides assurance (which includes financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to its clients. EY has expanded into markets adjacent to accounting, including strategy, operations, HR, technology, and financial services consulting.

Based in the heart of New Delhi, Mohan Law House (MLH), a leading independent academic & professional publisher, started its journey of selling law books in 1977. They have gained recognition as one of the oldest bookstores in India and have ventured into the publication industry in 2010. MLH is considered to be a premier hub for all kinds of legal requirements with a large database with a large collection of print and e-books, covering all practice areas across all major publishers. Their specialist team is experienced in dealing with Law firms, Law schools, Advocates, Senior Advocates, and Law Chambers from around the world. MLH is the only Indian legal publisher with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, and London and representatives in India and abroad.

Osborne Partners is a consulting firm specialising in complex business and legal challenges. The team applies principles of economics, finance, valuation, and accounting to a range of issues in the areas of economic regulation, public policy, commercial strategy, and litigation. The firm deals with multi-billion- dollar issues. None of these issues are straightforward.

Skadden was founded by Marshall Skadden, Les Arps and John Slate on April Fools’ Day in 1948. It began as a scrappy upstart among a sea of established “white shoe” law firms in New York. The traits that fuelled Skadden’s rise from a New York startup to a global powerhouse were of innovation, collaboration, and a client-centric approach. They focus on developing an inclusive complement of extraordinary attorneys who work together as a team to deliver the highest quality advice and best outcomes for clients.

Vahura is a leading legal search and consulting firm. For over a decade, clients have relied on Vahura for their rich expertise and acute understanding of the trends that shape the future of the legal, governance, tax, and compliance sectors. The team at Vahura is committed to leading and accelerating the transformation of the legal, governance, tax, and compliance sectors. They help firms, corporates, and law schools to move towards greater professionalism by nurturing future-focused leadership, shaping policy to create more inclusive workplaces, and filling talent gaps.