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A.K Singh & Co. is a Delhi (India) based fully integrated law Firm that provides a comprehensive range of legal services and solution to domestic and international clients. The Firm’s practice areas range from Banking, Regulatory, Corporate Commercial and Cyber Law to Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights, Labour & Employment Law, Projects & Project Finance and Real Estate. The team of lawyers has been handpicked from the best of the colleges with extensive legal and commercial experience, including a deep understanding of the procedural and substantive laws applicable to the various states of the country.

The Firm integrates the services of attorneys from region and network offices, and across all practice areas of the firm, creating an infrastructure of experienced advisors available to represent our clients in all types of cross-border and international matters. Our international client base is diverse, representing blue chip companies to start-up entrepreneurs; from publicly traded companies to family-owned businesses; from major institutional investors to governmental authorities to private clients.

Contact Details
Building No. G-16, 2nd Floor, Saket, New Delhi-110017, India
T: +91-11-40522433 | F: +91-11-41764559

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Founded in 1917, Amarchand Mangaldas is an award winning full-service law firm to a wide range of premier clients, including domestic and multinational corporations and financial institutions. Often viewed as ‘the firm of preference’ in India, the Firm helps its clients achieve their goals by combining global standards with local expertise. Having worked on many of the biggest and high profile cases in the region, the Firm continues to remain at the cutting edge of Indian law and has developed a near-instinctive understanding of the issues, opportunities and challenges posed by the ever evolving and complex Indian business and legal environment. Quite often, AMSS has been in the unique position of being an adviser on the public policy formation in India. Distinguished partners of the firm have been members of many legislative panels to assist the Government of India with a legal perspective on policy related matters.

Amarchand Mangaldas’ wide geographical reach and the resources it brings to bear bolster its capabilities to deliver excellent service to clients all over the region; and as the exclusive India member firm of the Lex Mundi Network, the firm is able to offer access to excellent legal expertise in more than 100 countries. The approach of the Firm has been and remains, solution-oriented. Its practice is built by adopting a cross- functional and multi-disciplinary approach and by striving to maintain a judicious balance between expertise and efficiency.

Awards & Recognitions
National Firm of the Year 2014 for the 3rd consecutive year by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). Indian Law Firm of the Year for 9 years consistently by Who’s Who Legal, 2014. Indian Deal Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2012 consecutively by Asian Legal Business (ALB). Employer of Choice, 2014 by Asian Legal Business (ALB). Ranked 1 by deal count and deal volume by Bloomberg 2014 H1 Asia Pacific M&A Legal League Tables. Chambers & Partners Guide 2014 ranks Amarchand Mangaldas in band 1 for: Corporate/M&A; Banking & Finance: Capital Markets;Competition/Antitrust; Dispute Resolution; Private Equity; Projects, Infrastructure & Energy; and Real Estate. The Legal 500 Guide 2014 ranks Amarchand Mangaldas in Tier1 for: Banking,Finance and Capital Markets; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; Projects and Energy; Real Estate; and TMT. IFLR 1000 ranks Amarchand Mangaldas in Tier1 for Banking; M&A; Capital Markets; Energy & Infrastructure; Private Equity; and Project Finance. Law Firm of the Year 2013 for the 4th successive year by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ). Most Responsive Domestic Firm of the Year 2013, 2012 & 2011 by Asian Mena Counsel Inhouse Community. Ranked 1 by deal value in Merger-market India M&A Trend Report 2013. Ranked 12th in Asia Pacific Top 100 Independent Law Firms 2013 by The Lawyer Asia Pacific.

General Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity | Dispute Resolution & Arbitration | Projects & Project Finance | Banking & Corporate Finance | Competition Law | Capital Markets | Policy & Regulatory. Real Estate| Intellectual Property Rights | Insurance | Employment & Labour Law | Technology, Media & Telecom | Taxation

New Delhi|Mumbai|Bengaluru|Kolkata|Ahmedabad|Hyderabad|Chennai|Gurgaon

Contact Details
New Delhi office Amarchand Towers 216, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III New Delhi – 110 020 India
Telephone +91 11 41590700, 40606060
Gurgaon office 6th Floor, MPD Towers, Building Block II, Zone 6, DLF Qutab Enclave, Phase-V,
Gurgaon-122022 India Telephone +91-124 4595150, 4367734

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Archer & Angel is a full service law firm with headquarters in New Delhi, and additional offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad. The firm advises on all aspects of commercial and corporate law, including foreign investment, company law, intellectual property, franchising, licensing and distribution, food law, packaging and labelling, real estate, commercial and intellectual property litigation, arbitration, international trade, foreign exchange and anti-corruption laws. The firm services both foreign and domestic companies doing business in India and venturing into cross-border transactions.

Archer & Angel has a dedicated team of professionals whose constant endeavour is to raise the standards. We recognise that there is no substitute for hard work, constant communication with our clients and the pursuit of excellence. The firm and its attorneys are members of various international organisations such as the Inter Pacific Bar Association, International Trademark Association, MARQUES, ECTA, Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the International Franchise Lawyers Association.

Last but not least, we believe in doing our bit to improve the world (or at least a tiny corner of it). Our team actively supports community development projects in education, sports and health services. Our attorneys are encouraged to undertake probono projects.

Key Practice Areas
• Corporate and commercial
• Intellectual property
• Licensing, franchising and distribution
• Real Estate and construction
• Labour and employment
• Commercial litigation
• Anti-corruption, internal investigations and compliance
• Regulatory affairs
• Mergers & Acquisitions

Major Clients
•Yum Brands, Inc. (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken)
•Orange Business Services
•United Biscuits UK Inter-Continental Hotels Group
•Hewlett Packard Nike Inc.
•Cole Haan International Zumba Fitness
•Citrix Systems, Inc. Juniper Networks
•HBO Broadcasting Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

How we can help!
•Incorporation of company
•Structuring foreign investment into India
•Joint Venture Agreement
•Due diligence on land / building
•Negotiating and preparing lease agreements
•Protection of trademarks, patents and designs
•Company law compliance for Indian entities
•Franchising and Distribution/ Licensing agreements
•Preparation of Employment Letters
•Preparation and advise on employee handbooks, employee benefits, policies,
•Hiring and termination of employees
•Labour Law compliance
•Obtaining approval from Foreign Investment Promotion Board for investment into India
•Advise on packaging and labelling laws, food laws

Contact Details
Srijoy Das, Partner, Archer & Angel
#5B, 5th Floor, Commercial Towers, Hotel JW Marriot, Aerocity, New Delhi 37
Tel: +91-11-4195 4195 Fax: +91-11-4195 4196

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In today’s global market, borders no longer exist, and it is essential for multi national businesses to ensure that they comply with local employment and immigration laws and structure their HR functions in such a way that they foster a strong global corporate culture. Foreign companies want to ensure that their company ethos and HR practice is regarded as the “best” across the globe.

Davenport Solicitors and Khaitan Sud and Partners (“KSP”) recognise the fact that it is daunting and costly for a business to set up their operations abroad. Therefore, unlike traditional law firms we provide fixed fee services to our clients so that they can manage their risk and costs associated with being an employer. Taking in to account the needs of our clients,we offer various fixed fee packages. However, we recognise that every business is unique and therefore we will work with you to provide a bespoke package suited to your business requirements. Our clients have the assurance that their matter will be in “safe hands” and they can continue focusing on the success and growth of their business.

Davenport Solicitors is a specialist HR, Employment and Business immigration law firm based in the city of London authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. We assist our clients in ensuring that their business is compliant with UK and Indian employment law to ensure that they minimise their chances of tribunal claims. In the unfortunate event they do receive a claim from an employee, as solicitors who are experts in employment law, we are best suited to defend the claim robustly.

Our Business Immigration services help prepare applications both within and outside the Points Based System including assisting with certificates of Sponsorship,Entry Clearance applications and Further Leave to Remain applications. Our solicitors also assist with the preparation of applications to Entry Clearance Posts overseas or Public Enquiry Offices in the UK.

KSP – Our India partner is a well established Indian Law Firm, with diversified practices including corporate and commercial advisory, project finance and infrastructure, banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, real estate, immigration, HR and employment law and other specialist practice areas.

With offices in New Delhi and Mumbai, and a strong team of 13 partners and over 50 associates, KSP is recognised as a leading firm by global rating publications. The Firm has an international reach to over 30 countries as a member of LNI Oasis – a network of independent law firms covering over fifty countries worldwide.

At Davenport Solicitors and KSP, we strongly believe in building trusted relationships by developing a deep understanding of our clients’ commercial and legal needs and providing practical bespoke solutions.

Client Testimonials
“I enlisted Davenport Solicitors and in particular Vandana to help. Vandana was quick and supportive through the process of contract offers, negotiations and making sure I have all the relevant legal documentation in place to take on my new employee. In addition she helped me make sure that I also considered aspects which I completely forgot about. Namely pensions, career development, employee benefit, termination policy, appraisal process etc. I would highly recommend the service of Vandana and Davenport Solicitors, if not only to look at your current HR processes to make sure they are fit for purpose”.

Immigration Sponsorship Licence Advisement
“We recently found ourselves pressed for time to prepare for the pre-sponsorship licence audit by the home office. We had retained an immigration solicitor for the application process, but we found them to be unorganised, unknowledgeable and unaccomodating, feeling underprepared, we contacted Davenport Solicitors two days before our scheduled audit and they put us in touch with Jayanti. She offered to do a last minute mock audit the day before the home office visit. Jayanti was extremely professional and detailed. She took the time to explain exactly what would happen in the audit. She reviewed our current systems and processes and made suggestions for improvement. She provided materials to help us prepare for what the home office would look for. She brought up many points to be aware of in our responsibilities that our previous solicitor had not. Subsequently, we had a very successful audit with the Home Office, and our licence was granted the next day. Jayanti understood how important it was to obtain the sponsorship licence for our business to be successful. She is extremely valuable asset for anyone who needs assistance in immigration matters”.

KSP (Khaitan Sud & Partners)
“We have a long standing relationship with the Firm. The Firm understands our business and the industry. Throughout our association, the Firm has advised and guided us in our best interests providing innovative legal solutions on issues pertaining to Corporate & Commercial, Project Financing and Conflict Resolution. We value their attention to detail and ability to draft precise legal documents. The Partners are approachable and their professionalism and thoroughness is exemplary. We hope to continue working with them.“We have been engaging KSP in various matters. As our lead Counsel, they have successfully represented us on various forums with utmost professionalism and commitment. We appreciate the responsiveness of the lawyers at KSP in delivering pragmatic legal advice. The subject matter expertise and astuteness of Partners is commendable. We highly recommend KSP for dispute resolution, legal compliances and litigation management strategy.”

Contact Details
Davenport Solicitors Ltd – 27-28 Clements lane, London EC4N 7AE, Tel: +44 0203 207
9031, E:
Khaitan Sud and Partners – D-41, Defence Colony, New Delhi, 110024,
Tel: +91 11 41552824,E:

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INDUSLAW is a multi-practice law firm with offices in the National Capital Region of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad advising foreign and domestic clients on corporate and commercial matters. The firm specialises in corporate and securities, banking and finance, real estate, intellectual property and dispute resolution, providing a broad range of transactional services and regulatory advice.

Our advice is result focussed and customised to suit the specific requirements of our clients operating within India and across borders.
Our experienced and diverse team of eleven partners and fifty lawyers across India provide seamless solutions that are comprehensive, easily understandable and actionable.

Several lawyers with the firm are dual qualified in England & Wales and New York, having substantial experience working with leading international law firms. The firm’s clients are spread across a range of businesses and geographical locations, and typically include financial institusions, investment funds, foreign multi-nationals operating in India, domestic corporations, growing Indian companies, start ups, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations.

INDUSLAW works with clients across various sectors of the economy including bio-tech, education, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, infrastructure, manufacturing, micro-finance, real estate & construction, rural services, retail (including online retail), technology, travel & tourism, telecommunications and trading.

Our transactional services include advice on general commercial agreements, joint venture formation, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, fund formation, financing and security documentation, public offering of securities, project financing, intellectual property protection, insurance and the resolution of disputes before the courts or arbitration forums.

INDUSLAW and its partners are recommended by Chambers & Partners, the IFLR and the Legal 500 in particular.

Client List
INDUSLAW has advised a range of British and European businesses in India, including:
• AktivOrtho, the non-invasive orthopedic rehabilitation clinic
• Anite PLC, the software solutions provider
• Flying Fox, the adventure tourism operator
• Loake Brothers, the bespoke shoemakers
• Macmillan, the global publishing company
• Odgers Berndtson, the worldwide executive search consultancy

Client Testimonials
Private Equity
• “They are commercially savvy – they understand what is and what is not required in private equity deals.” Chambers & Partners
Corporate & M&A
• Srinivas Katta is noted as being a “very good, commercially sensitive lawyer.” Chambers & Partners
Dispute Resolution
• Srinivasa Raghavan is noted for his “sound analytical judgment and his tact and diplomacy in negotiating fair resolutions.” Chambers & Partners
General Commercial
• English law qualified Ran Chakrabarti is noted. “His common sense approach to presenting cogent advice rather than regurgitating legalese… is what stands him apart from his contemporaries.” Alasdair Spink, Managing Director, India, Odgers Berndtson

• Jonathan Walter, Managing Director, Flying Fox
• Dick Sutton, Finance Director, Loake Brothers
• Gabrielle Seacy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, AktivOrtho

Contact Details
Ran Chakrabarti Delhi
Kartik Ganapathy Bangalore
Priyanka Roy Mumbai
Satyasree Akella Hyderabad

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Kochhar & Co. is one of India’s leading and largest corporate law firms. With more than 180 lawyers, the firm is the only law firm in the country with a pan-Indian presence with six fullservice offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi and six overseas offices – in Tokyo, Atlanta, Singapore, Dubai, Jeddah and Riyadh. (Our presence in Saudi Arabia is in collaboration with a leading local law firm there).

The firm offers a wide range of legal services in diverse areas of Indian laws including but not limited to Corporate & Commercial laws, Litigation & Arbitration, Labor & Employment,Infrastructure Projects, Information Technology, Taxation and Intellectual Property.
The firm specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. The firm is the preferred Indian law firm for multinational corporations doing business in India and represents more than 75 of the global fortune 500 companies including some of the largest corporations from North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Japan. Kochhar & Co. also serves as counsel to many large and prominent Indian corporations including several Public Sector Undertakings (PSU). We are one of the most decorated Indian law firm during the last couple of years and have been conferred numerous awards for ‘excellence in corporate law’ including but not limited to the ‘International Council of Jurists’ award conferred by the Prime Minister of India, the ‘Rajiv Gandhi’ award, ‘National Pride’ award, the ‘IFLR Asia’ award for the best Indian private equity transaction of the year, ‘Legal Era’ award for the best IT & TMT law firm and Real Estate & Construction law firm. Recently, the firm has been ranked by Asian Legal Business (ALB) among the Top 50 largest law firms 2013 and Top M&A Firm 2013.

Some of our prominent clients include but are not limited to Apple, Aon Hewitt, Airbus,Bloomberg, Cable & Wireless, Caterpillar, Cement Corporation of India, Cisco, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Eisai Co., Engineers India Limited (EIL), Exxon Mobil, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Honda Motor Co., HSBC, Indian Oil, Itochu, Johnson Controls Inc.,Linkedin, MasterCard, Mitsubishi Corporation, National Fertilizers Corporation, ONGC,Oracle, Textron Inc., Toyota Motor Corporation, Turner Inc., United Health Group and Visa.

Contact Details
Rohit Kochhar, Chairman & Managing Partner
Kochhar & Co. 11th Floor, Tower A, DLF Towers Jasola, Jasola District Center, New Delhi 110025
India. Phone: +91(11) 41115222; Fax: +91(11) 40563813

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Link Legal – India Law Services, established in 1999, has been functioning as a full service corporate, commercial and a dispute resolution firm. Lawyers of the Firm present a proper blend of the legal proficiency and commercial insight in providing transactional support services. It has its principal office at New Delhi and offices at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

The strength of the firm is its team of experienced, well trained and qualified lawyers, having advised on transaction across the value chain of various sectors. The firm also advises on various aspects that are currently sought after sectors in the Indian economy including infrastructure,e-commerce, retail (including FMCG) and defense. Each client enjoys a high level of personal service and has the advantage of discussing matters directly with a partner and the senior resource on the transaction. The in-house tax team actively supports our various other practice areas.

The firm has assisted clients globally in areas such as infrastructure projects(including airports, roads, metro rail and urban transport), private equity, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets, real estate, banking and financing, litigation, arbitration & alternate dispute resolution, regulatory practice and contract management. The firm has experience in appearing before regulatory authorities and tribunals which include Airport Economic Regulatory Authority, Central and State Electricity Commission, Foreign Investment Promotion Board and Competition Commission of India.

The firm has working relationships with several international law firms and consultants which are spread across various price points. The firm is empanelled with various financial institutions and public sector organizations. The firm is a member of Globallaw, an international network of law firms comprising over 100 independent law firms with 4500 lawyers practicing across 80 countries worldwide.

Client List
Some of our clients include Asian Development Bank, Essel Group, Emaar Group, Natrip, GMR Group, Suzlon, GVK Group, Air India, William Grant and Sons, Godfrey Phillips, NDTV, State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, OP Jindal Group, L&T, Spicejet, Fortis, DMIC, NHAI, IL&FS, Haier, De Beers India, Genpact, Axis Bank, Moser Baer and Airworks.

Some of the noteworthy quotes about the Firm include
• Ranked as a Band 1 Firm for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy – Chambers Asia Pacific (2013) with Partners, Mr. Atul Sharma,
Mr. Anand Srivastava and Mr. Ajay Sawhney being identified as leading individuals.
• Chambers Asia Pacific recommends Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy; Mr. Ravi Varma, Partner     for TMT; and Mr.Ajay Sawhney for Corporate/ M&A.
• India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) Awards 2011– winner in Energy, Projects & Infrastructure.
• Link Legal ranked no.1 in Asia and no.2 in Asia Pacific in Project Finance practice for first half of 2012.(Source Dealogic)
• Ranked as a Tier 2 Firm for Aviation and Projects & Energy – Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
• Legal 500 recommends Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner for Dispute Resolution; Mr. Anand Srivastava, Partner and
Mr. Ajay Sawhney, Partner for Projects & Energy.
• IBLJ has awarded Link Legal’s 5 transactions amongst top 10 winning deals for year 2011 under practice areas – Banking, Finance and
Restructuring Deals;and Infrastructure & Project Finance.
• “Link Legal’s ‘excellent’ projects team has a particular strength advising on major aviation transportation projects” – Legal 500 India,
Genpact, Axis Bank, Moser Baer and Airworks.

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Mr. Chandan Sand – Vice President Legal and Company Affairs (
Mr. D.K. Barik – Manager Law – Rural Electrification Corporation of India (
Mr. Debdutta Bandyopadhyay – Deputy Vice President & Group Head
Mr. Prashant Kolhe – Senior Vice President – Axis Capital (Investment Banking) (

Contact Details
Mr. Atul Sharma, Managing Partner (+91 98110 55984)
Thapar House, First Floor, Central Wing, 124, Janpath, New Delhi- 110001
Second Floor, Dubash House, JN Heradia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai
401, ABK Olbee Plaza, Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034
#10, First Main, 12th Main, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 560052
2/10, 24th Cross Street, Indiranagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020

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Banking and finance, corporate / M&A, infrastructure, tax, restructuring and insolvency,technology, IP, employment and real property law are the main practice areas of the firm. It also has an active litigation and arbitration practice that cuts across all of the firm’s practice areas.

Majmudar & Partners has offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, and integrated network offices in New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai. It services clients nationally and internationally. Majmudar & Partners’ national team of close to one hundred (100) lawyers provides high-quality and seamless legal services. The best-known personalities of the firm are its managing partner,Mr. Akil Hirani; senior advisor and partner, Mr. A. K. Hirani; partner, Mr. Rukshad Davar; partner, Mr. Neerav Merchant;partner,Mr.Prashanth Sabeshan; associate partners, Mr.Christopher Krishnamoorthy, Mr. Fraser Alexander and Mr. Vishal Maheshwari; principal – tax group,Mr. Ravishankar Raghavan; and Bangalore office partner, Mr. N. Raja Sujith.

Contact Details
5A, Bakhtawar, 5th floor, Behind The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021. Tel: +9122 61237272; Fax: +9122 61237252
101-E, Farah Winsford, 133 Infantry Road, Bangalore 560 001. Tel: +9180 4147 0000; Fax: +9180 4147 0010

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Customary private laws have effectively ordered human affairs pre-dating state laws, and formal commercial and criminal laws. Certain events, such as those around marriage and contracts, are recognised as legal acts in all societies even in those considered as primitive. Law is an evolutionary systemic process involving the
experiences of many people narrated and passed on to generations through fables, stories and parables. Law is the natural outcome of people living and working together. For millennia, people have used stories to make sense of the world; as a way of illustrating right from wrong. Stories have been used to record important events
and facts of a major occurrence. They depict patterns of human behaviour and experience. Stories, both ancient and modern, are still relevant today. The answers to our contemporary problems can often be found by looking at historical references. It has been said that “law is essentially discovered, not made”. We take this opportunity to introduce you to our firm, its practice areas and our approach of providing simple solutions to our clients.

Who we are
Rajani Associates is a team of highly-skilled lawyers with strong Indian roots and a global perspective. We are professionals who combine a very modern approach to law with a commitment to traditional values. Our partners speak our clients’ language. We understand the issues our clients face. We look for simple solutions to what may at first appear to be complex problems.

What we do
We offer a personalised service and hand-hold clients at every stage of a transaction. We take a long-term view, which helps us safeguard our clients’ commercial and strategic interests.

Our teams work in the following practice areas:

Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Competition Law
Corporate Litigation and Arbitration
Private Equity
Mergers and Acquisitions
Project Finance and Project Structuring
Corporate and Commercial
Real Estate and Trust
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Intellectual Property Rights

Contact Us
204-207, Krishna Chambers, 59, New Marine Lines, Mumbai 400020, India
Tel: +91 (22) 4096 1000
Fax: +91 (22) 4096 1010