Career |

K.P. SREEJITH
Managing partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration

Civil –Commercial Litigations

Bankruptcy Law

Debt Recovery

Execution

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

E-MAIL

sreejith@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

INDIALAW - a one-stop Pan India law firm - is the brainchild of Sreejith. An entrepreneur in the true sense, Sreejith has strived to bring in the best practices of the corporate world into INDIALAW and continues to do so today. With over 20 years of experience in law, he is well acquainted with the legal landscape of Arbitration, Civil & Commercial litigation and debt recovery.

In the year 1998, INDIALAW LLP (originally called ‘Sreeji & Lal’) was founded singlehandedly by Sreejith. Over the course of 20 years, he has successfully handled several civil and commercial litigations in the High Court of Bombay and other courts besides various non-litigation assignments.

Well-known as an expert strategist, his opinion is continually sought after. Though his forte is commercial arbitration, he is a man of many hats. His unique approach is to create a specialist mechanism for handling regular commercial arbitrations in a time bound manner for faster dispute resolution, obviating procedural delays in the civil litigation. His work got him nominated as a member of the National Task Force constituted by CII on Dispute Resolution.

Sreejith has also developed an innovative mechanism for the execution of the Arbitral Award and Decrees and has successfully handled thousands of execution proceedings across the country. The mechanism includes a potent blend of technology, a systematic approach and subsequent training to the Associates & Advocates.

Sreejith’s expertise in Arbitration, Banking and Non-Banking Finance Laws has earned INDIALAW a loyal corporate clientele. Today, INDIALAW is associated with several leading Banks, NBFCs and other corporates. The mind behind the creation of various legal service products that are customized to today’s corporate legal needs, Sreejith’s vision and ability to think beyond traditional legal practices made INDIALAW the largest legal network in India. Right from the inception of his legal career, Sreejith had identified the requirements of the Indian corporate and he went on to create a client-friendly process that put clients at ease while addressing their legal concerns. This helped INDIALAW progress into a result-oriented, accountable group of lawyers who believe in the proactive handling of cases, personalized communication with their clients providing case development at every turn with tailored action plans.

Instrumental in introducing technology (including a customized ERP), a well-defined standard operating procedure and a dedicated client service team among others, Sreejith has forged a practise that has grown to be a preferred name for several corporate leaders. His vision, discipline and sincerity has led to the establishment of the INDIALAW empire: one renowned for its quality, efficiency and accountability.

 

Read more...
P. V. DINESH
Off-Counsel
PRACTICE AREAS

Civil —Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Criminal- Economic Offences

Commercial Arbitration

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Delhi

Advocates-on-Record, Supreme Court of India

E-MAIL

dinesh@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Delhi

Dinesh's portfolio includes 23 years of litigation experience in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and the Trial Courts & Tribunals in Delhi.  He is well-versed with commercial arbitration and has handled the cases of several of the Firm’s corporate clients.

 

He has represented various MNCs in corporate and commercial matters and has appeared in many civil, criminal and arbitration matters for various Corporates and Public Corporations like Hewlett Packard, Tata Motors, HMT, Mahindra Reva, Muthoot Finance, PNB Metlife, Geojit PNB Paribas, Bellary Iron Ores Pvt Ltd., MSPL Ltd., Mormugoa Port Trust, KSIDC, etc.

 

Dinesh started his practice at the District Court of Delhi in 1994 and moved to the Supreme Court of India in 1997. He then went on to serve as the Standing Counsel for the State of Kerala in the Supreme Court of India for five years (2006–2011) representing the State.

He has filed and represented the State in a large number of landmark cases involving complex constitutional issues. His rich experience and insight in practise has led to the publishing of many articles in journals of national repute.

 

Read more...
VINOD P.V.
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property

Information Technology Law

Arbitration

Real Estate

Consumer Laws

Bankruptcy Law

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Bar Council of Delhi

Registered Patent Agent, India.

Member, Supreme Court Bar Association

 

E-MAIL

vinod@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Cochin

A partner at INDIALAW, Vinod heads the Cochin office. Prior to moving to Cochin, Vinod was a part of the Firm’s Pan India litigation, Arbitration and Intellectual Property team at Pan India HQ in Mumbai. During his tenure with the firm, he has represented matters before the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court.

 

A highly regarded Intellectual Property lawyer, Vinod has wide experience in both IP litigation, and IP filing and prosecution and has represented many clients in their patent, copyright, and trade mark infringement suits. Additionally, he is a Registered Patent Agent with the Indian Patent Office.

Vinod’s expertise also includes Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Arbitration. His extensive experience lists arbitration, mediation and execution of Awards, structuring, drafting & negotiating transactional agreements in relation to joint ventures, real estate, hospitality, information technology, derivative trading, manufacturing, finance, banking, outsourcing and licensing. Vinod has also advised many clients in their overseas investments.

 

Vinod completed his Masters in Intellectual Property & Technology Laws from the National University of Singapore.  He commenced his law practice in 1999 with an eminent corporate lawyer, Mr. M.G. Ramachandran, in Delhi. Before joining INDIALAW, Vinod worked with Rodyk & Davidson LLP and One Legal LLC: both leading law firms in Singapore.

Read more...
SHIJU P VEETIL
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Foreign Investment and Funds

Corporate Transactions (M&A, Private Equity, Joint Venture)

Real Estate

Infrastructure & Project Finance

General Corporate and Commercial

Bankruptcy Law

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Kerala

E-MAIL

shiju@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

A partner at INDIALAW, Shiju specializes in the field of foreign investment, corporate transactions, real estate, infrastructure and project finance. Currently involved in various large-scale corporate, real estate and infrastructure projects, he heads 3 practice areas of the Firm: Corporate, Foreign Investment and Funds.

He advises on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including private equity investment, M&A and joint ventures. Covering all aspects of corporate transaction including strategy, structuring, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, he represents investors, funds, investees, promoters, acquirers, targets, etc. He also advises on setting up and structuring of India-focused investment funds in various jurisdictions.

Shiju has in-depth experience in Real Estate, handling complex transactions and projects. He advises on development projects, land acquisition and obtaining various approvals such as SEZ, CRZ, NA permission, etc. He has experience in representing developers, promoters, investors and landowners. He also extensively advises corporate houses on acquisition of properties, commercial units, warehouses, etc. across the country.

With a profound knowledge and expertise in handling infrastructure and project finance transactions, Shiju has advised various government bodies such as the Planning Commission, NHAI, etc. on concession agreements, PPP Projects, EPC contracts, bidding process and documentation. He was a senior member of the legal team involved in drafting Model Concession Agreements for Greenfield Airports and Hospitals for the Planning Commission of India. He actively advises infrastructure companies on bidding and project documentation as well as financial institutions and infrastructure companies on project finance transactions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Shiju was the Head of Legal, International Funds, Kotak Mahindra Group. He also worked in Nishith Desai Associates (Mumbai), Hariani & Co (Mumbai) and HSA (New Delhi). He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Read more...
SANHITA D SENSARMA
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS
Foreign Investment
 
Corporate Transactions
 
Infrastructure & Project Finance
 
General Corporate and Commercial Advisory
AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Delhi

 

E-MAIL

sanhita@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Delhi

Sanhita specialises in foreign investment, M&A, infrastructure and project finance. She extensively advises on corporate transactions. She has advised various corporate on domestic and cross border transactions. She is spearheading energy vertical.
Read more...
PRADEEP JOY
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance 

General Corporate

Commercial & Transactional

Mergers & Aqcuisitions

Technology Communication

Regulatory Matters

Bankruptcy Law

AFFILIATIONS

 

E-MAIL

pradeep@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

Over 13 years of experience in the legal industry, Pradeep has worked with a full-service law firm and as in-house counsel.

 

Pradeep’s areas of practice primarily include legal support for banking and finance transactions, general corporate, commercial & transactional, mergers & acquisitions, fin-tech, technology communication and regulatory matters.

 

Pradeep previously worked with SNG & Partners at Mumbai as Principal Associate and part of its banking and finance team. Prior to that he was part of Sberbank as its India legal counsel and managed the legal department of the Sberbank, Branch in India and provided legal support for regulatory, commercial banking, corporate lending, structured finance and transactional business activities of the bank in India.

 

Before joining Sberbank, Pradeep headed the legal and compliance department of Indian School Finance Company, an investee company of Gray Matters Capital (a social venture fund based in Atlanta USA) and acted as legal counsel for the entity in India.

 

During the initial years of his career, Pradeep also worked with Universal Legal/ The Chugh Firm, a full-service law firm and worked on general corporate, M&A matters and employment law related issues and with Jacob Sebastian & Co Lawyers, where he was primarily involved in litigation and real estate legal practice.

Read more...
SUMEDHA DUTTA
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Transactions
(M&A, Private Equity, Joint Venture)

Foreign Investment and Funds

General Corporate and Commercial

Environment, Health and Safety

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Delhi

 

E-MAIL

sumedha@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Delhi

Sumedha is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 11 years of experience.


Sumedha’s core area of expertise is corporate M&A, private equity and joint venture transaction
advisory for domestic and cross border transactions. She advises on inbound and outbound investments, entry and exit strategies, including strategy planning and advisory for ‘getting investment ready’, management buy-outs and corporate restructuring transactions.

She has been involved in diverse corporate M&A, PE and Joint Venture assignments and transactions across industry sectors including Retail and FMCG, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Hospitality, Pharma, Power, Media and Entertainment. She also provides counsel and day to day advisory including contract drafting and contract management to various home grown and multinational companies across sectors.

Sumedha has over the years worked with multinational companies on various Environment, Health and Safety including labour laws compliance and risk mitigation assignments.  Sumedha also sit as an independent member on the Internal Complaints Committee for Sexual Harassment of Women at the Workplace of various companies.

Prior to joining IndiaLaw Sumedha was an Associate Partner at HSA Advocates where she worked for over 9 years and was a core of HSA Corporate M&A and PE team.

From 2002-2005 Sumedha held the office of the Youth Representative-Asia Pacific Region to the International Council of the International Award for Young Peoples (IAYP). During her tenure she had contributed to various policy making and planning processes for youth empowerment and
development.

Read more...
NAYAN RAWAL
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate Law

IPR

Mergers & Acquisition

Mediation & Conciliation

Foreign Investments

Competition Law

IP Commercialization & Valuation

AFFILIATIONS

E-MAIL

nayan@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

A partner with INDIALAW, Mr. Nayan Rawal heads the IP Department of the firm providing clients with expert advice and experienced counselling in the field of IPR, Corporate laws, M&A, Company Law Board, DRT, Arbitration and Mediation and also Litigation. Mr. Rawal is a Qualified Company Secretary and Law Graduate and has obtained his post graduation diplomas in Patent Law & Practice from Institute of Intellectual Property Rights Studies, Mumbai and in Intellectual Property Right from National Law University, Bangalore. Accompaniment to which he holds various certificate concerning courses on Intellectual Property (DL-101), Copyright Management (DL-201e), Biotechnology, Intellectual Property (DL=204e) from World Intellectual Organization along with Alternate Dispute Resolution from PFDR, Pune. Before joining Indialaw, Mr. Rawal served as a founding partner of NRA Law and has contributed towards more than 1000 of Trade Mark Applications, Patents, Designs and Copyrights. During his tenure he has made a huge contribution with his elaborative articles and seminars/lectures concerning IPR.

With an extensive experience of more than 23 years in Corporate Law, IPR, Mediation and Conciliation, FDI, FEMA, M&A and Issue Management, Public Issue Management, Competition Law, Valuation of IP etc., Mr. Rawal has aided and advised many companies such as Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Isagro (Asia) Agrochemicals Private Ltd. etc. in the field of __ (M&A, Corporate Laws etc.) In the IP field NRA Law has prospected more than 1000 Trade Mark Applications has prospected more than 50 Patents in the subject of Pharmaceuticals & Medical, Electronics, Information Technology, Mechanical, more than 50 Designs and more than 50 Copyrights.

Read more...
SAINI KESHAVA RAO
Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal & Civil Litigation
Company Law
Arbitration Law
Family Laws
Consumer Law

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Telangana

E-MAIL

keshava@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Hyderabad

Keshava Rao is well experienced in Litigation and has been in practice since 2006. He is an alumni of Osmania University of Law, Hyderabad. He started his career as a Practicing Lawyer at Hyderabad and has substantial experience in the areas of concentration including Civil Laws, Criminal Law, Family Law, Conveyance and Litigation, Banking, Consumer Protection, Arbitration Law, Environmental, Company Law Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Appellate Litigation in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

In addition to the above, Keshava Rao has substantial experience in Title Due Diligence, Drafting & Vetting of Commercial documents.
 

Read more...
DURGESH SINGH
Associate Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Litigations

White Collar Crimes

Offences under Special Enactments (e.g. N I Act 1881, etc.)

Debt Recovery Proceedings

MOFA

Real Estate

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

 

E-MAIL

durgeshsingh@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

An Associate Partner with INDIALAW, Durgesh currently heads the Firm’s Criminal Litigations practice. An integral part of the firm since 2004, Durgesh has been actively involved in court room trials and high profile litigations bearing social importance that caught attention of leading print media like Times of India, Mid-Day, among others.

 

Handling matters right from inception to logical conclusion of litigation, which includes drafting, filing, pleading, recording of evidence, cross examination, and arguments; he appears before tribunals and quasi-judicial authorities. He specializes in the handling of matters related to Special Enactments such as: Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, PCMC Act, MPID Act, as well  as White collar crimes, Real estate, Recovery proceedings before Debt Recovery Tribunal/Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal under SARFAESI Act, 2002, MOFA, etc.

 

Durgesh conducts arbitration proceedings and mediations for some of the reputed business houses in India and takes the lead to bring high turnaround rate.  With more than a decade long association with the Firm, he has been instrumental in the identification of associate lawyers across the country that today constitutes the nationwide legal network of the Firm. His passion for his practise has helped clients through tough situations, bringing them a favourable resolution.

Read more...
SUDHEENDRA RAO
Associate Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation

Constitutional Law

Real Estate & Land Laws

Employment and Service Laws

Consumer Laws

Banking & Finance

Corporate & Commercial Law

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Bombay High Court Law Library

On the Roll of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa

Member of the Mumbai City Civil Court

E-MAIL

sudheendra.rao@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

Sudheendra specializes and heads the Civil, Corporate, Labour and Consumer Litigation branch at Mumbai. He has a vast experience of more than 16 years in litigation. After majoring in Commerce from Karnataka and in Law and a Diploma in Taxation Laws from Pune University, he started his career as a practicing lawyer in Mumbai and has handled and appeared in various Civil, Criminal Courts, Tribunals, etc.
He has extensive experience in Corporate & Commercial laws, Banking and Finance matters, Employment laws and Municipal laws. He acts as legal advisor to renowned corporate houses, manufacturers and industrial players in the Car Manufacturers, Healthcare, Hospitality, IT services Industry, Construction, Banking and Insurance sector. He represents both international and domestic clients for filing and defending recovery suits. He successfully repre- sents many reputed Public and Private Companies and Statutory Corporations in litigation matters before various legal forums.

Read more...
SHAVEZ MUKRI
Associate Partner
PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal & Civil Litigation

Arbitration Laws

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

E-MAIL

shavez.mukri@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

 

An Associate Partner at INDIALAW, Shavez is well experienced in Litigation arena and has been in practice since 2006. Shavez is an alumni of Government Law College, Mumbai and started his journey in the profession with a leading Senior Counsel. His hunger for knowledge of law and its procedures has made him venture in to all aspects of Litigation and that made him explore all the Courts from the subordinate courts to the High Court.
In the passage of time, Shavez has successfully conducted Criminal trials and also handled various matters pertaining to economic offences and also offences under the PMLA and MPID Act. Under the mentorship of Managing Partner K.P. Sreejith he has enhanced his skills in handling Commercial Arbitrations and various arbitrations depending upon subject matter of the dispute and the law governing the arbitration agreement. He has also lead a dedicated team in high stake claims for the firm’s reputed clients under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws and satisfactorily accomplished in handling matters before the National Company Law Tribunal across India. Currently he heads 3 practice areas of the firm: Criminal Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws.
His approach to any matter is unique in its own sense as he is capable of advising the clients on all the remedies available to reach a case to its logical conclusion.

EXPERTISE:

White Collar Crimes

Negotiable Instruments Act

Arbitration

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws

EDUCATION:

B.COM – Mumbai University

L.L.B. – Mumbai University

Read more...
SNEHA DUBEY
Principal Associate
PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate Transactions

Property Acquisition and Development

Property Due Diligence

Slum Rehabilitation and Society Redevelopment

Drafting and Conveyancing

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

E-MAIL

sneha.dubey@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

 

A Principal Associate with India Law, Sneha currently is the Team Head of the Real Estate Team, at the Pan India Headquarters of Indialaw, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai. She handles all the real estate work of the Firm on a Pan India basis.
Sneha has a professional experience of 8 years. She embarked upon the journey of her career by assisting Senior Lawyer and has handled real estate assignments of several Builders/Developers including Vijay Group, Bajaj Group, Mohan Group and several developers located in and around Thane.
Sneha has worked with several Corporates, Builders and Developers and her ability to align the business objectives of the clients with their legal requirements has helped her in, efficiently handling transactions with big companies such as Volkswagen, Amazon, etc. and during that phase has acquired rich experience in real estate transactions, building development, society redevelopment, slum redevelopment, redevelopment of tenanted property, CIDCO Developments etc
Sneha joined INDIALAW in 2015. She has conducted due diligence of properties spread across India for several multi-national corporations and domestic corporate clients such as BurgerKing, NIKE, FEDEX, Vodafone, Tata Group, Kalpataru etc.. She has also assisted them in handling their real estate queries and negotiating their commercial agreements. In addition to property due diligence, Sneha has handled mortgage cases of clients such as Siemens Financial Services Limited, IFCI on a pan India basis.
Sneha has an objective of exploring and excelling the entire depth and breadth of the Real Estate practice. Her legal expertise and focused approach towards her career makes her contribution towards an organization such as Indialaw invaluable.

Read more...
DR. D. T DEVALE
Head – Environmental Law and Compliance, Ph. D. in Environmental Governance & Administration of Justice, LLM
PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental Laws and Compliances

CRZ Clearance

AFFILIATIONS

Bar Council of Maharashtra

 

E-MAIL

dattatraya.devale@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

The Head of Environmental Law and Compliances at INDIALAW, Dr. Dattatraya has worked tirelessly on matters concerned with the environment. His vast experience can be attributed to his term as a law officer and then senior law officer at the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB). Additionally, he worked as an administrative officer of the MPCB. He looked after the CRZ matters on behalf of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) as well as the MPCB, all from 2004 – 2007.

 

With more than 350 prosecution cases conducted and more than 100 PILs filed during his tenure with the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board against defaulting authorities, local bodies and other polluters, he has managed to help make the state a little cleaner and safer. He has handled all National Green Tribunal matters on behalf of the MPCB and has made major contribution drafting environment friendly guidelines for immersion of idols (Ganeshotsav and Durgashtami), Tyre Moulding and recycling guidelines, Horns and Sirens Standards, Draft Revised RRZ Policy, Draft Stack Yard Policy for Coal and Minerals.

Read more...
MANOHAR V. PARKAR
Head - Labour Law Compliance
PRACTICE AREAS

Labour Law Consultation

Labour Compliance Auditing

Establishment Compliance

Start-up Compliance

Factory Compliance

Contract Labour Compliance

Payroll Compliance

Licensing and Registration

Litigation Support

AFFILIATIONS

E-MAIL

manohar.parkar@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

Manohar heads the Labour Law Compliance team at INDIALAW with more than 43 years of experience in the field, handling labour and industrial compliance. An expert at handling all kinds of statutory compliance under labour law and has advised various organizations on employment contracts, HR policies, Employees’ Manual, Domestic Enquiry, Redundancy, Retrenchment etc.

Prior to his tenure with the INDIALAW, he has worked with organizations like L&T ltd, Killick Nixon Ltd, Bombay Dyeing etc.

Read more...
RATHNARAJ R. NAIR
Senior - Labour Law Compliance
PRACTICE AREAS

Labour Law Consultation

Labour Compliance Auditing

Establishment Compliance

Start-up Compliance

Factory Compliance

Contract Labour Compliance

Payroll Compliance

Licensing and Registration

Litigation Support

AFFILIATIONS

E-MAIL

rathnaraj.nair@indialaw.in

LOCATION

Mumbai

A senior member of the Labour Law Compliance Team at INDIALAW, Rathnaraj has more than 38 years of experience handling labour and industrial compliance.

A law graduate with specialization in Labour Laws, he has worked extensively on compliance issues and handles industrial relations and disputes with ease.

Read more...