PEOPLE

We believe in collaboration. Not just within our team, but also with our clients. True partnership, to our minds, means a relentless focus on our clients’ objectives and devising creative solutions to achieve them.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Senior Partners

I am driven by my love for the law and the system that upholds the rule of law. All my other passions, including Indic culture, history, nature, art, and sport feed my understanding of the law and converge in my practice of the law.

Aditya Vikram Bhat

Senior Partner

I am hoping to see businesses, enforcement and adjudicating authorities give due weightage to Intellectual Property, in the absence of which, the economy that India can be will never be achieved.

Akhilesh Kumar Rai

Senior Partner

My work energy emanates from me striving to provide the highest quality of service, well researched advice and negotiating the best deal to give my client the best possible legal protection.

Alka Nalavadi

Senior Partner

I’d like to continue to encourage our younger corporate lawyers to read and better appreciate accounting and financial concepts for a holistic understanding of financial and connected legal issues.

Allwyn Noronha

Senior Partner

I strongly believe that the client should not be a client, transaction to transaction, but a client for life.

Anand Shah

Senior Partner

I believe that clients are business partners whose success is intrinsic to that of the Firm.

Anil Kasturi

Senior Partner

I have always been passionate about the law and I still start each day excited about what the practice of it will bring my way.

Ashwath Rau

Senior Partner

I am passionate about learning something new everyday, irrespective of who it is from.

Darshika Kothari

Senior Partner

As a professional, I like to be well prepared and thorough on facts and law, because it is not only about protecting client interests but also to ensure that correct precedents are set for administrations. of justice.

Deepak Chopra

Senior Partner

It has been a gratifying experience to be part of the process of building a team of fantastic lawyers and see them evolve from young professionals into leaders in their own right.

Gautam Saha

Senior Partner

Our business acumen and solution-oriented, deep dive approach to any transaction, advisory or dispute resolution, leads us to achieve the client's desired expectations.

Hardeep Sachdeva

Senior Partner

I am fortunate to have been one of the few Indian structured finance lawyers involved in the restructuring practice at AZB at the start of the development of this practice area in India.

Nilang Desai

Senior Partner

I am driven by a keen desire to see a deal through to completion while protecting my client and doing my utmost to balance the interests of all parties involved.

Nilanjana Singh

Senior Partner

I am passionate about creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect and trust.

Nohid Nooreyezdan

Senior Partner

The new-age disputes and the fresh approach of the Courts and disputes lawyers has and will continue to facilitate the quick resolution of disputes.

Rajendra Barot

Senior Partner

I am keen to follow changes in Government policies and regulations governing the setting up of a business in India and the impact on immigration laws.

Raman Sharma

Senior Partner

I am deeply interested in the intersection of economic policy and competition law. I see myself as a lawyer and an academician who aims to contribute to the broader policy discussion beyond immediate client mandates.    

Samir R Gandhi

Senior Partner

I am driven by trying to provide “best in class” advice and solutions to our clients.

Shameek Chaudhuri

Senior Partner

The opportunity to be involved in supporting innovative, complex, and impactful projects is something that I’m particularly driven by.

Srinath Dasari

Senior Partner

The increasing focus on gender neutral policies, recognition of rights of the LGBTQ+ community, main–streaming the new world of work–from–home are posing challenges for lawyers and compelling out–of–the–box thinking.

Sunila Awasthi

Senior Partner

What intrigues me is the rapid change in technology, which is fundamentally disrupting conventional businesses and business models.

Suresh Varanasi

Senior Partner

I am driven by a deep desire to excel and make a meaningful positive impact on the people around me.

Vaidhyanadhan Iyer

Senior Partner

The opportunity to interact with our extremely talented youngsters on a daily basis and be a part of their growth and learning is a great driving factor for me.

Varoon Chandra

Senior Partner

I don’t lose, I either win or I learn.

Vijayendra Pratap Singh

Senior Partner

I am most driven by the learnings from clients and colleagues, which enriches me every single day.

Vinati Kastia

Senior Partner

PARTNERS

Novelty, innovation and adaptiveness are virtues for any successful lawyer. The zeal to learn and become better should never cease, be it higher studies or new and challenging experiences.

Abhimanyu Chopra

Partner

Interacting with students exposes one to fresh ideas and reinforces our passion in what we do.

Abhinav Ashwin

Partner

I am driven to work on complex transactions to deliver the simplest solutions to my clients.

Abhishek Awasthi

Partner

I’d like to see a more proactive approach by Courts and shorter, simpler processes in arbitrations, as prolonged timelines and procedures dampen the spirits of the party seeking relief.

Abhyudai Singh

Partner

I am passionate about finding solutions to complex problems and deal making in the infrastructure sector comes with its myriad challenges, which makes this space extremely exciting.

Aditya Periwal

Partner

Given the evolving global tax framework and dynamic nature of tax laws in general, it is inherently an exciting space.

Aditya Singh Chandel

Partner

With every brief, I attempt to ensure I am not restricted by my experience or past knowledge, but add to the case and to myself, to better assist and advise my clients.

Aditya Vikram Jalan

Partner

I strive to have a more well rounded appreciation and perspective for the safety and well being of the client organisation.

Agnik Bhattacharyya

Partner

I am deeply interested in examining and incorporating learning through transactions in sectors where long established norms and assumptions are evolving rapidly.

Ambarish Mohanty

Partner

What intrigues me in any deal are the legal and commercial complexities, the diverse perspectives both in culture and intellect and the ever-changing dynamics.

Amrita Patnaik

Partner

I hope to see the insolvency regime being used effectively and in line with the spirit in which it was introduced - to balance the interests of all stakeholders.

Amrita Sinha

Partner

When faced with a challenge, I search for solutions and not excuses.

Ananya Sharma

Partner

What intrigues me is the constantly evolving relationship between technology and the law and its impact on people and organisations.

Anind Thomas

Partner

Being crazy about facts is what matters. If your gut tells you something is wrong, it most definitely is wrong. Delivering best results requires a heady mix of facts, knowledge and intuition.

Anindita Roychowdhury

Partner

I believe in working closely with clients on both legal and commercial issues that are critical to their businesses and that, I believe, helps me stay at the forefront of industry developments.

Anisha Shridhar

Partner

I am driven to work hard and maintain high standards of professionalism while dealing with all my clients.

Ankit Tandon

Partner

Through my craft and experience, I hope to contribute as much as I can in developing economically and environmentally sustainable systems of access to energy and infrastructure by all sections of society.

Anuja Tiwari

Partner

It is exciting to see more businesses work towards Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of climate change, gender, education and healthcare.

Aprajita Rana

Partner

I am driven by the desire to be a better professional; outside of hard work there are no short cuts.

Arvind Ramesh

Partner

I would like India to deliver on its aspiration of being a manufacturing hub for the global defence and aerospace industry, and us as a Firm to contribute to this purpose.

Ashish Pareek

Partner

I am passionate about the energy and infrastructure sectors and am intrigued by humankind’s race (against time) to switch to sustainable infrastructure and clean energy.

Atreya Bhattacharya

Partner

The growing aspirations of India and its accessibility to global markets provide a unique opportunity for innovative solutions and witness the development of a mature legal and financial system.

Avinash Subramanian

Partner

I thrive on being deeply involved in a matter, using a legal, financial and commercial lens, deploying strategic foresight to create innovative solutions and ideas.

Ayush Tandon

Partner

I strive to build enduring relationships and high client satisfaction and am driven to handhold and guide companies while they undertake restructuring exercises.

Bharat Apte

Partner

I am passionate about my work and vigorously strive to achieve best possible results for my clients.

Bharat Budholia

Partner

It is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his/her case, who wins.

Bhavi Sanghvi

Partner

I would like to be the bridge between investors and founders to translate legal speak to business speak and getting the deal done.

Bhuvana Veeraragavan

Partner

I am passionate about doing things perfectly

Daksh Trivedi

Partner

I am dedicated to professionalism and ethics and leaving this profession and world a better place for future generations.

Dhirajkumar Totala

Partner

What intrigues me is that even after 12 years of practice, no two deals are the same.

Divya Mundra

Partner

I am passionate about cross border, M&A and Joint venture transactions and on matters that have an impact on the development of a sector/industry, such as the renewable energy space and digital platforms (education, e-commerce etc.).

Dushyant Bagga

Partner

What intrigues me is the potential impact of artificial intelligence and data on human lives.

Gaurav Bansal

Partner

I am passionate in my pursuit to provide holistic advice to clients, which is bespoke, solution oriented and takes into account both legal and commercial considerations.

Gautam Ganjawala

Partner

I constantly strive to navigate the semantics of jurisprudence, to architect clear and concise legal strategies and advice that integrates law and the business needs of my clients.

Gautam Varma

Partner

The dynamic nature of tax and commercial disputes drives me to this niche area of law. My interest in and high regard for the Constitution of India persuaded me to become an Advocate-on-Record.

Harpreet Singh Ajmani

Partner

I am driven by the desire to excel at my profession and deliver practical business friendly advice to my clients and colleagues.

Harsh Kabra

Partner

It is that ‘extra mile’ that always makes the difference

Heena Singh

Partner

There is no substitute for preparation, domain knowledge and the right attitude in order to be trusted counsel to your clients.

Hemangini Dadwal

Partner

I am a proponent of and believer in merit and gender neutrality. I hope to see more women leaders in the field of law.

Hufriz Wadia

Partner

My approach is fundamentally goal-oriented. The thrill of balancing the demands and concerns of interested stakeholders and creating a workable structure motivates me to think ‘outside the box’.

Ishan Handa

Partner

For me serving clients is not just about turning around work products. It's about mutual dependence; ours on them to continuously learn, and their dependence on us to achieve their goals.

Jaishree Tolani

Partner

While the quality of technical, legal knowledge is critical to being a good lawyer, the most important aspect of our role is being trusted advisors to our clients.

Jasmin Karkhanis

Partner

I am driven by using my experience to help clients on their high priority M&A and PE transactions.

John Raghav

Partner

I’d like to see the continued use and greater adoption of technology by the courts and lawyers alike in the times to come.

Kamal Shankar

Partner

It is not enough to just read the laws on complex legal and regulatory issues. One must understand their purpose and objectives to provide practical advice.

Kashish Bhatia

Partner

The nuances involved in turning tables is what first attracted me to law and continues to do so regardless of deal size or complexity.

Kunal Kumbhat

Partner

What intrigues me about the capital markets practice is the level of exposure one can benefit from; the legalities of fund raising and the legal concerns for varying businesses.

Lionel D’Almeida

Partner

I believe that success is not measured by numbers or transactions. What I value most is the mutual trust in the relationships I have built over the years, with my seniors, colleagues and my clients.

Monika Bhonsale

Partner

It is fascinating to work on and be constantly exposed to ground-breaking technologies that have the potential to change our lives in dramatic ways.

Nandan Pendsey

Partner

I am passionate about the evolution of law over time and the growth of the legal practice with changing times.

Nandita Govind

Partner

I am driven to achieve the most optimal commercial results for my client, delivering on transaction terms that should well survive our engagement.

Nanditha Gopal

Partner

What intrigues me as a transactional lawyer in a law firm is the insight one gets into the functioning of, and regulatory environment governing, companies operating in multiple sectors of the economy.

Nikhil Bahl

Partner

I am passionate about innovative financing tools, including structured products, crypto-currencies, FinTech solutions, and so on.

Nikunj Maheshwari

Partner

I am driven about the practice of law and the constant education and personal growth it offers.

Niladri Maulik

Partner

In my capacity as a lawyer, I am passionate about and committed to contributing to the clean energy initiative.

Pallavi Meena

Partner

If you have self-confidence, then affirmations and thoughts to make things happen also help you achieve the desired results.

Parag Maini

Partner

My regard for and commitment to my clients is my drive and the reason I am passionate about my work.

Percis Anklesaria

Partner

What excites me is the opportunity to learn about the workings of different industries and businesses, as an extension of my practice.

Pranav Atit

Partner

I am passionate about being a problem solver for my clients.

Prerak Ved

Partner

I am enthusiastic about my work and profession as every day is a new challenge and new learning.

Priyamvada Shenoy

Partner

I believe that relationships are key and we have to walk that extra mile ever so often.

Punita Gupta

Partner

Being able to walk away from legalese and converse with clients in business terms, but still remain a legal advisor, is an eternal pursuit for me.

Qais Jamal

Partner

I love the amalgam of various laws that intersect with business requirements and helping clients navigate them.

Rachit Bahl

Partner

What excites me about my work is – the opportunity to solve complex legal and commercial problems everyday

Ram Kumar Poornachandran

Partner

I am proud of the ethos I've imbibed, of being a generalist lawyer first and then becoming a specialist.

Ravi Bhasin

Partner

I am passionate about the potential of blockchain technology in the financial services space as I firmly believe that it will drive inclusion.

Rohan Bagai

Partner

I've always been passionate about my work product; it has to be impeccable.

Rohit Bajaj

Partner

I’m driven by complex disputes which create space for dynamic solutions and the ability to present a nuanced and strategic approach to dispute resolution, inside the Courtroom and in arbitrations.

Roopali Singh

Partner

What I enjoy most about the work I do is that there is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution to anything.

Roxanne Anderson

Partner

I am driven to provide sensible legal solutions to challenges faced by my clients on regulatory aspects.

Rushabh Maniar

Partner

I enjoy talking about operating/financial issues with the CEO/CFO as much as legal issues with a client's General Counsel.

Sachin Mehta

Partner

I’d like to see a deeper engagement develop between Indian law firms and academia/ law universities.

Shreya Rao

Partner

I am intrigued by deal-making and when the final signing happens, I feel immensely satisfied about a job well done.

Siddharth Khanna

Partner

I have been fortunate to teach Arbitration law at Government Law College for the last 8 years, which keeps me on a constant quest to learn and evolve.

Sonali Mathur

Partner

What I find most gratifying is the opportunity to use insolvency law in an emerging market to divert scarce financial capital to more productive resources.

Suharsh Sinha

Partner

I am passionate about the E-Commerce sector's continuous evolution and growth in India.

Sumit Ghoshal

Partner

I am passionate about the delivery of quality services to our clients that eases how they do business.

Swati Chauhan

Partner

Jeremy Bentham once said, “The power of a lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law”, and this is what intrigues me most.

Varun Lamba

Partner

I am driven by the desire to be a trusted, go-to counsellor for my clients.

Vasudha Asher

Partner

I am intrigued by the ever-evolving facets of law which though written in black and white, are applied with the fresh perspective of the peculiar facts of the case.

Vatsala Rai

Partner

Human psychology and our ability to adapt to change intrigues me.

Veena Gopalakrishnan

Partner

I am passionate about the financial services space and the FinTech wave in India in particular.

Vipul Jain

Partner

Consultants

Counsel

I am a real estate lawyer with strong commercial intellect, practical slant and a ‘can do’ attitude. I enjoy taking ownership and delivering outcomes.

Alpesh Parekh

Counsel

I am passionate about understanding our clients' unique and diversified businesses and the structuring of their operations.

Aman Gera

Counsel

I am interested in the need to protect the data and privacy of individuals online, given the ever-increasing reliance on technology and the internet in every aspect of our lives.

Gautam Rego

Counsel

Effective communication based on trust and openness is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship.

Jatinder Singh Saluja

Counsel

It thrills me to advise clients involved in the rapidly growing Indian start-ups sector and other non-traditional businesses.

Malaveeka Chakravarthy

Counsel

I am intrigued by how far are we from the breaking point when technology stops being an object of awe for humanity and the wheel is reinvented.

Nikita Chawla

Counsel

What intrigues me in the legal field is the constantly evolving environment. I enjoy keeping myself updated with the latest regulatory developments.

Pallavi Satpute

Counsel

I am appreciative of the real-time solutions we are able to offer our clients, owing to the diversity of our portfolio and experience.

Priyank Ladoia

Counsel

I am passionate about the interplay of dispute resolution mechanisms, commerce and policy and would like to see more commercial disputes being referred to an effective arbitration process

Priyanka Shetty

Counsel

Understanding my clients' business needs drives deals to closure and helps accomplish their business objectives.

Shriram Shah

Counsel

What intrigues me is the day to day learning in the profession, ensuring there is never a dull moment.

Vivek Shetty

Counsel