Safir Anand

Safir Anand is our exclusively recommended Commercial IP Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Safir directly using the contact details listed above.

Safir advises and acts for clients from diverse industries ranging from FMCG, Pharma, Software, Social Media, Food industry, Media, Sports, Entertainment, Luxury and Fashion, Government Bodies and more.

He very actively works as an IP advisor and work towards providing Inputs towards strategy, Business models, Marketing and Commercial Insights blended with an astute understanding of the IP law that covers ; IP Protection, IP Enforcement – Civil and Criminal; Contractual IP – Agreements, Licensing, Franchising, Monetisation, Strategic Advisory and Due Diligence.

Firm Overview:

Anand and Anand is a full service Intellectual Property law firm which advises the world’s leading companies and institutions.

Born of a pioneering parent firm that had branches spanning the cities of Lahore, Calcutta, Delhi and Amritsar in 1923, Anand and Anand was conceived to meet the challenges of an imminent new order in India.

The transition from a closed economy to a liberalised one came about in the early 1990s. With a futuristic vision the firm tapped into the change on the horizon in a country awakening to a heightened intellectual property environment and took the lead in making available from a single window multi-faceted legal services of a high quality.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Safir Anand and Anand and Anand in India (streetinsider.com)

Rachit Bahl

Rachit Bahl is our exclusively recommended eCommerce Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rachit directly using the contact details listed above.

Rachit has 17 years of experience in advising clients on their India presence, strategy and operations. He has extensively advised a wide range of clients, including Big Tech, several Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs on a host of issues related to e-commerce & retail, FinTech, data privacy, technology and media. Rachit has been involved in public policy representations and client trainings on several aspects including e-commerce landscape and data privacy framework.

Firm Overview:

AZB & Partners was founded in 2004 with a clear purpose to provide reliable, practical and full-service advice to clients, across all sectors. Having grown steadily since its inception, AZB & Partners now has offices across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune. We have an accomplished and driven team of 450+ lawyers committed to delivering best-in-class legal solutions to help clients achieve their objectives. Our greatest strength is an in-depth understanding of legal, regulatory and commercial environments, in India and elsewhere. This strength enables us to provide bespoke counsel to help our diverse clients negotiate any dynamic or volatile business environment. At AZB & Partners, collaboration is an everyday reality – we combine individual and mutual strengths to achieve collective growth.

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. The Firm has also built, through its many professional engagements, strong relationships with specialists, regulatory authorities and several international law firms.

We have received wide national and international acclaim within the legal sphere, including, being ranked No.1 in the RSG ‘Top 50 Indian Law Firms Ranking (2019) and the RSG ‘Top 40 Indian Law Firms Ranking’ (2017); a ‘Band 1 Firm’ for Banking & Finance, Competition/ Antitrust, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A: The Elite, Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences, Private Equity, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax and White–Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations by Chambers Asia–Pacific (2022); a ‘Band 1 Firm’ for Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global (2021) and a ‘Band 1 Firm’ for Fintech and Private Client by Chambers Fintech Legal & HNW Guides (2022).

Amir Singh Pasrich

Amir Singh Pasrich is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Amir directly using the contact details listed above.

Amir has been practicing law in New Delhi since 1992. He is Managing partner at I.L.A. Pasrich & Company, which he also co-founded in 1998.

Amir has represented several foreign governments, the Delegation of the European Union, multinational companies, international organizations – such as the German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD, the European Union’s Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid – ECHO, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society; along with several reputed Indian companies.

Litigation Overview:

The law firm’s litigation team currently represents clients throughout the country before various state High Courts and in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

I.L.A. Pasrich & Company has handled various types of disputes in over 48 Indian towns and cities.

Some of the law firm’s practice areas (https://ilaindia.com/practice-areas/), amongst others, include:

  • Air Transport law
  • Commercial Arbitration & Litigation
  • Consumer protection and Product law (product liability and product recall)
  • Criminal law, white collar crime
  • Diplomatic privileges & International law
  • Employment, labour and industrial law
  • Original side civil suits
  • High Court Appeals and Writ matters
  • Transport law
  • Public procurement (tenders) and defence contracts
  • Real Estate, Land Acquisition & municipal law
  • Supreme Court Appeals (original writ and appellate jurisdictions)

Advisory Excellence Appoints Amir Singh Pasrich and I.L.A. Pasrich & Company in India (streetinsider.com)

Rohan Bagai

Rohan Bagai is our exclusively recommended FinTech Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rohan directly using the contact details listed above.

Rohan, Partner in the Delhi office is part of the AZB’s Corporate & FinTech practice.

Rohan has a wide range of technology and financial services experience with special focus on Payments, E-commerce, Privacy & Data Protection. He regularly advises clients on legal, regulatory & compliance issues relating to launch of digital, e-commerce and payments businesses including for operation of payment systems and introduction of new age electronic payment methods.

Rohan regularly speaks on emerging topics relating to FinTech & Data Privacy at international & regional conferences organised by ITechLaw, Corporate Counsel Association of India and Payments & Cards Summit.

Rohan Bagai has also authored articles and India chapters for various esteemed publications on a host of subjects including blockchain, cybersecurity, regulations governing payment aggregators and data privacy.

Firm Overview:

AZB & Partners was founded in 2004 with a clear purpose to provide reliable, practical and full-service advice to clients, across all sectors. The Firm brought together the practices of AZB & Partners in Mumbai and Bangalore and Ajay Bahl & Company in Delhi. Having Grown Steadily since its inception, AZB & Partners now has offices across Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.

We have an accomplished and driven team of 400+ lawyers committed to delivering bring best-in-class legal solutions to help clients achieve there objectives.

Our greatest strength is an in-depth understanding of legal, regulatory and commercial environments in India and elsewhere. This strength enables us to provide bespoke counsel to help our diverse clients negotiate and dynamic or volatile business environment. At AZB & Partners, collaboration is an everyday reality – we combine individual and mutual strengths to achieve collective growth.

Shivpriya Nanda

Shivpriya Nanda is our exclusively recommended M&A Services expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shivpriya directly using the contact details listed above.

Shivpriya has over 30 years of extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, strategic joint ventures, and corporate advisory. She has represented several marquee clients over the years and has been consistently sought out as a valued advisor by her clients for her incisive and business-oriented advice.

Having spent her initial years as a litigator in a premier law chamber, Shivpriya brings to the table added disputes insight to transactions that she has advised several Fortune 500 companies on, whether they relate to acquisitions or divestments, complicated strategic alliances, restructurings, shareholder issues, bribery and anti-corruption investigations, technology licensing and transfers or senior management engagement and exits.

Shivpriya has spearheaded sectors with specific regulatory challenges such as defence, retail, education, mining, aviation, real estate, food and food processing, ITES, and has been instrumental in steering several large foreign investments into India in these sectors. She has represented clients such as British Petroleum Wal-Mart, Michelin, EMAAR, KFC and Pizza Hut, Fidelity, Frankfurt Airport, Posco, Pernod Ricard and Hindustan Times amongst others.

Shivpriya has also advised several clients on complex employment issues involving large-scale workforce restructuring and transfers, C Suite hiring, departures and disciplinary issues

Shivpriya Nanda has been consistently ranked as a top tier lawyer in various publications.

Firm Overview:

JSA is a leading national law firm in India with over 350+ professionals operating out of 7 offices located in: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.

Our practice is organised along service lines and sector specialisation that provides legal services to top Indian corporates, Fortune 500 companies, multinational banks and financial institutions, governmental and statutory authorities and multilateral and bilateral institutions.

Kaushal Kumar Sharma

Kaushal Kumar Sharma, the Architect of Indian Merger Review Format, is our exclusively recommended Merger Control Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact KK Sharma Law Offices (‘Firm’), a strategic consulting group, founded by Kaushal Kumar Sharma, directly using the contact details listed above.

Mr. Sharma, better known as ‘The Father of Indian Competition Law’ is the very first Director General & Head of Antitrust & Combination Divisions, Competition Commission of India and a Commissioner of Income Tax, Government of India. This Firm specialises in Competition Law, Economic Laws, Environmental Laws, International Affairs, Regulatory Risk Management and Public Policy Advisory, worldwide, and is run through a network of international partners and affiliates.

The group brings together eminent names to create a multi-lateral consulting platform on Competition Law, Tax, Environment, Public Affairs and Policy.

Firm Overview:

The Firm believes that legal services essentially have to be in conjunction with socio-economic and political realities of nations. With this belief, it offers a team with a global vision specialising in Economic Laws, Tax, Environment, Enforcement & Investigations and Government Regulations & Public Policy while local in approach factoring ground realities. The strength of the Firm lies in its understanding of these realities in both developed and emerging economies.

Though handling wide spectrum of legal issues, the understanding of competition law and its evolution across different jurisdictions, gives the Firm an insight which is unparalleled. The solutions of the Firm are based on rigorous economic analysis, socio-political research and global regulatory best practices, making the competition law advisory of the Firm well rounded. The Firm sees itself as partner in its clients’ growth. The outcome driven custom solutions for the partner companies provide a competitive advantage.

The Firm offers the Client companies a one-stop solution to all their legal dilemmas with a well-informed, practical and effective guidance with complete litigation support and more so in all issues on Competition Law. The clientele of the Firm covers the top public and private sector enterprises including the Fortune 500 Companies.

In a brief period of time, the Firm has emerged as the ‘Antitrust Law Firm of the Last Resort in India’.