Name: Harry Chawla
Firm Name: Atlas Law Partners
Country: India
Expertise: Banking & Finance, Real Estate Law

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Professional Biography:

Mr. Harry Chawla has extensive experience in the areas of Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate. Harry has advised clients in the banking and financial services sector, real estate sector, hospitality, health care, automobile, aviation, telecom, IT, ITES, consumer goods etc.

He has advised and represented clients on issues pertaining to corporate finance, both domestic and cross border, debt restructuring and refinancing, securitization, acquisition finance, structured finance, bonds and similar instruments. He has acted for both lenders and borrowers and been involved in complex transactions involving multiple lenders across jurisdictions.

Harry has extensive experience in the real estate sector, and represents some of the largest players in the Indian real estate market, including several Indian companies as well as foreign investors. He has also assisted Government of India and a few State Government(s) in the drafting of legislations in this sector.

Harry also has wide experience in general corporate and commercial laws. He has worked closely with a large number of international and domestic corporations with respect to their business in India and outside India, in the areas of general commercial advice, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, fund raising and commercial contracts, etc.

He has also participated in business strategy evolution and formulation process with several clients, vis-à-vis their new ventures and business initiatives and has advised in establishing, operationalization and implementation of the business strategies of the clients. He has also advised several clients on strategizing in dispute resolution, negotiation and settlement etc.

Harry has been ranked for his work in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers in 2018. He has also been ranked in IBLJ’s A-list of Top 100 lawyers in 2016-17.

Harry is also a guest faculty at the IIM Lucknow and conducts interactive sessions with the students on a regular basis. He is also a regular contributor to numerous publications including inter alia PLI handbook on Doing Business in India and co-author of the International Joint Venture Law – an authoritative insider’s perspective on joint venture transactions.


  • Bachelor of Science, 1987
  • Bachelor of Law, 1990

Awards and Recognition

  • Atlas Law Partners is also an Exclusive Expert for the Banking & Finance and Real Estate practices with the Advisory Excellence Network – 2019, and Harry Chawla is listed as a recognized Partner.
  • Awarded the Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in India – 2019 by Global Law Experts
  • Harry Chawla, Co-Founder and Senior Partner at the Firm was ranked for his work in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers in 2018
  • Harry Chawla ranked in India Business Law Journal’s A-list of Top 100 lawyers in 2016-17
  • Atlas Law Partners is also an Exclusive India Expert for Banking & Finance with the IR Global Network and Harry Chawla is listed as a recognized practitioner.


  • Admitted to the Bar in 1990


  • Delhi Bar Council
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • New York Bar Association

Contact Details

  • 250, 3rd Floor, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi – 110 020, India
  • Tel: +91-11-4054 2305; +91-9811320461
  • E-mail: [email protected]

Atlas Law Partners

Atlas Law Partners is a boutique corporate and transactional advisory law firm, with expertise in corporate commercial laws, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, banking & finance, private client practice matters, regulatory matters, antitrust/competition laws and dispute resolution. The Firm is head quartered in New Delhi and has a pan India practice.

The Firm was established in November 2016. The Attorneys at Atlas Law Partners comprise of legal practitioners with varied experience across diverse practice areas and expertise across multiple industries, including banking & financial services, real estate, e-commerce, oil and gas, hospitality, health care, media, technology & entertainment, retail trade, education, steel and power, shipping, aviation, infrastructure, projects and more.

The Attorneys at the Firm have worked with leading Indian and multinational corporations, financial institutions, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses and governments/government corporations in India and abroad.

Some of the key practice areas of the Firm are General Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Antitrust / Competition Laws, Labour & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Bankruptcy and Private Client & Family Office.

In just two years of its establishment, the Firm has received several awards and accolades. Atlas Law Partners has been awarded Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year in India – 2019 by Global Law Experts. It has been named as the Rising Star of India’s legal profession, by India Business Law Journal for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018, and featured as the Rising Star by Practise League in 2018. The firm’s Senior Partners’ – Mr. Harry Chawla and Ms. Niti Paul, have been ranked and recommended for their work by various reputed platforms.