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Under editorial review.

Due to the recent division of the firm into two separate firms under the stewardship of Cyril and Shardul Shroff respectively, we will be reviewing each independent firm over the course of this year. A clear and settled editorial posting shall be made in due course. 

Strong capital markets focus in both Delhi and Mumbai

Varoon Chandra in Mumbai and Madhurima Mukherjee in Delhi, form a formidable pair for the firm. AZB has a strong hold on both debt and equity transactions. The firm has the distinction of advising on the first rupee denominated debt security public issuance under SEBI guidelines, amongst other firsts. The firm also has a niche in advising on overseas listings.

Finsec Financial services boutique firm drawing on its founder's experience with SEBI.

FINSEC's founder Sandeep Parekh has been extensively noted as an expert in securities law. He was formerly an Executive Director and head of Legal at SEBI. Despite the size of the firm, it has often been called upon to provide counsel on some of the largest and most complex matters, including the Ranbaxy-Suzlon open offer. Sandeep is often asked by the government and private players to provide his expertize on policy and strategic issues in the area.
JSA Industry experience and expertize based practice.

Somasekhar Sundaresan (who will be leaving the firm at the end of 2016) is a very well respected name in the securities sector and has built a capable team at the firm. He has been often invited to give his views to several high level committees on related legislations. The firm has acted on numerous debt and equity issuances and gives tremendous confidence to their clients in their ability to handle whatever is thrown at them.
Khaitan & Co. Great team which merges exuberance with experience.

The firms competent team can rely on the experience of Ravindra Kulkarni who is one of the most experienced capital markets lawyers in the country. Ravi has a tremendous reputation in the industry and also serves on the board of multiple companies including Mahindra & Mahindra. The team  specializes in buy backs.
Luthra & Luthra Client driven practice backed by Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf.

Despite losing their star Capital Markets lawyer a few years back, the firm continues to maintain its client relationships backed by an able team. Both of the senior-most partners of the firm, Rajiv Luthra and Mohit Saraf have thrown their weight behind Manan Lahoty who formerly worked at Shearman & Sterling's London office.
Rajani Associates Great mix of Domestic and International Issues.

The merged firm of Rajani Associates and Singhania & Partners, had a significant Capital Markets practice. Post their demerger, Rajani Associates has retained a majority of their experience and expertize. The firm has adviced on 105 issues as on October, 2015 and is thoroughly experienced in the International Capital Market. Sangeeta Lakhi is reputed to be an ace when it comes to handling overseas listings and issues. Domestically the Firm also provides able counsel before the SEBI and SAT.
S&R Associates A corporate firm which has remained true to its origin in Capital Market work.

Even though the firm has successfully forayed into Corporate Law and M&A related work, Capital Market work is what it has built its reputation on. Sandeep Bhagat is a brilliant lawyer who excels in IPOs and QIPs. The firm continues to be at the forefront of relevant capital market transactions.
TALWAR THAKORE & ASSOCIATES Foundation based on the experience of named partner Shobhan Thakore.

As with all its strong practice areas, TTA benefits immensely from its tie-up with Linklaters. TTA offers a tremendous value add for any cross border issue with their ability to call upon Linklaters' global expertize. Shobhan has been an industry mainstay for years and continues to provide expert guidance and advice to the firm's attorneys and clients.
Trilegal Unique experience of International Capital Markets and Capital markets related litigation.

The firm's Capital Market practice is led by former Allen & Overy Capital Markets Partner Srinivas Parthasarathy. The firm is known for being meticulous in International listings, with a specialty in dealings in Singapore, given Srinivas's extensive experience with Singaporean Law.


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