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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. 
AZB Extremely well reputed firm, which banks on the reputation of its named partners.

AZB is very often the first name which comes to mind when someone has to recommend a firm for high value, complex transactions. They have a large pool of talented attorneys in the team, with experience in deals across a variety of sectors, including banking, telecom, aviation and investment funds. Apart from the named partners, Gautam Saha and Ashwath Rao are some of the brighter lights. Their clients include International Finance Corporation, Tata Power, RBS and Claris Lifesciences. Star Partner, Shuva Mandal recently departed for the Mumbai office of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.
Bharucha & Partners High client satisfaction through an extremely hardworking team.

Alka Bharucha has developed the corporate practice of the firm, and has a number of corporations as faithful clients. Justin Bharucha is fast developing a name for himself in the market, with many big-ticket M&A transactions to his name. The firm also bolstered their practice with the addition of two new partners, one each in Mumbai and Delhi. Recent transactions include those done for Twitter Inc. and Trichy Tollways.
JSA A highly satisfied client base, which banks on the tremendous goodwill of its senior partners.

The firm boasts of a large Corporate team, which contains many names you could recommend without thinking twice. Apart from stalwarts Jyoti Sagar and Berjis Desai, Dina Wadia and Somesekar Sundaresan (who will be leaving the firm at the end of 2016) are well known for their expertise. Their work spans industry sectors, countries and sizes. The list of notable clients is large, including Goldman Sachs, Hero MotoCorp, Bharat Petroleum, Essar Group and WalMart.
Khaitan & Co. One of the better strategists in the market, they use their edge to make M&As work.

Haigreve Khaitan and Rabindra Jhunjhunwala are iconic names in the industry, with clients swearing by their expertise as well as the depth of their knowledge. They often work on cross-border transactions with international firms, and advise clients across industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, energy and automobiles. Recently, their work with Elder Pharmaceuticals was in the news. Other clients include the Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group and Siemens.
Luthra & Luthra Agreements are based on trust and relationships, the firm is terrific at client relationship building.

Luthra & Luthra has built a solid reputation in Corporate and M&A matters. The advice of Mohit Saraf, one of their leading practitioners, is highly sought after. Their services have been availed by many known names such as Ranbaxy, AT&T, Rothschild Group, Book My Show and the Vedanta Group; and transcends industry sectors.
PLATINUM PARTNERS Expert set of attorneys that are well known for acting on cross-border deals.

With Nihar Mody and Karam Daulet Singh at the helm in Mumbai and Delhi respectively, Platinum Partners is growing at a fast pace to take their well deserved place in the list of firms with great corporate and M&A experience. Their non-exclusive relationship with Freshfields, along with a team of attorneys experienced in cross-border deals, makes the firm a smart choice for clients looking for quality work in the area.
S&R Associates Top firm, top attorneys attract top work.

Following the footsteps of Sandip Bhagat, the other named partner, Rajat Sethi also recently moved to Mumbai to bolster the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice. The firm is well known for their high end international clientele, and respected for the extra effort they put it on behalf of their clients. This has led to their advising names like Sony Motion Pictures, Vodafone and Make My Trip.
TALWAR THAKORE & ASSOCIATES High quality client servicing backed by a great work ethic.

A small but forceful team in Kunal Thakore and Feroz Dubash and a best friends relationship with LinkLaters has made Talwar Thakore & Associates a force to reckon with in the industry. They are highly acclaimed for their quality of work and acumen and consistently get high praise from their clients, which include Unilever, RBS and the Asian Development Bank.
Trilegal Corporate Law has always been the traditional top focus of this Pan-India firm.

With over a hundred lawyers involved, Trilegal has a large and top-notch Corporate and M&A practice. They service both domestic and international clients on complex, high value deals, joint ventures, strategic alliances, acquisitions and establishing PE funds. Anand Prasad (who will be leaving the firm soon), Karan Singh and Rahul Matthan are all well respected names.


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