As the founder of IndiaLaw LLP, Sreejith brought the best practices of the corporate world into the legal profession. He founded the firm in 1998, and over the course of more than two decades, the firm has grown to be a preferred name for several corporate leaders.
Sreejith is well acquainted with the legal landscape of arbitration and civil & commercial litigation proceedings. He has successfully handled several civil and commercial litigations in the High Court of Bombay and various other courts. Though his forte is commercial arbitration, his opinion is continually sought after in all kinds of dispute resolution.
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 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, the firm is associated with several leading Banks, NBFCs and other corporates. 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.
Sreejith is instrumental in introducing technology (including a customized ERP), a well-defined standard operating procedure and a dedicated client service team among others, which defined the modern legal practice. His vision, discipline and sincerity has led to the establishment and growth of the IndiaLaw.
A senior 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.
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.
Vipin, a partner at INDIALAW, is an entrepreneurial and result oriented lawyer experienced and comfortable in operating across a broad range of cultural and legal systems. Vipin brings with him around 20 years of diverse and balanced experience spread across private practice and in-house roles.
Vipin has experience in a wide range of contentious matters including civil & criminal litigation and commercial arbitration. His experience in civil litigation, in addition to commercial arbitration, consists of handling diverse litigation ranging from writ petitions to those under Insolvency& Bankruptcy Code, recovery laws, intellectual property laws, property laws, employment laws, consumer protection laws, environment protection laws, rent control laws and service tax. He has handled criminal litigation under Negotiable Instruments Act, food laws and packaging laws.
Vipin has proven expertise in various aspects of cross-border commercial contracting such as end to end bidding support, drafting, advising deviations, negotiation, vetting and administration of commercial contracts for multifarious purposes including high value Project contracts, Manufacturing & Technology transfer Agreements, Internet Retailer Agreements, Software Development & Licensing Agreement, Employment Contracts, Financial Facility Agreements and Commercial Lease Agreements. Vipin has expertise in various aspects of SEZ laws from setting up of units to exit and have led a first of its kind partial de-notification process of SEZ in a complex transaction involving property laws, indirect & direct tax laws, and regulatory issues.
Vipin is skilled at providing general legal advisory on a host of statutory/regulatory matters routinely applicable to industries such as FMCG, Engineering projects, and Manufacturing. He helps in devising corporate governance policies and in setting up in-house legal & compliance organisations. His in-house experience helps him in bringing commercially feasible legal solutions to conflict situations.
Vipin was engaged in private practice prior to joining INDIALAW and has discharged various in-house roles with large corporates such as Hindustan Unilever Ltd and ABB including that of Group Legal Counsel of a Finnish MNC by name Salcomp. He was also briefly associated with a firm executing power projects for US Army in Afghanistan, basing out of UAE. He was indulged in a searching private practice prior to assuming in-house
A full time partner at INDIALAW, Shrishail specializes in the field of banking, general corporate, real estate, including infrastructure and project finance. He has been advising some of the major public sector banks, private banks and NBFCs in financing of various large-scale real estate and infrastructure projects. He heads Banking and Finance practice area of the Firm.
He has been advising lenders as well as borrowers in corporate finance, project finance transactions cutting across various sectors viz., power, renewable energy, roads, metro rail, ports, steel, oil & gas etc. His practice Covers all aspects of project finance transaction right from structuring of the transaction to drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, advising clients on various regulatory issues etc. He has represented borrower, lenders, promoters, investors etc. He has handled few of mega power projects, mega port projects, mega road projects, including many a prestigious projects initiated by Government of India, NHAI under its PPP policy. He has also advised clients on restructuring of the debt as well as issue of bonds/ debenture securities.
He is also well known for his expertise among the major players in real estate sector on real estate financing transactions. He has also regular been advising major players in real estate sector on real estate financing transactions involving development of commercial projects, extensive due diligence over land acquisition/ aggregation and necessary approvals thereunder, etc.
He has been regularly approached by lenders as well as corporates for general corporate advisory on variety of subjects including regulatory compliance, company law, banking, insolvency, real estate, tax laws, labour laws, IPR, media laws, municipal laws etc.
Prior to joining the Firm, Shrishail was working with Link Legal India Law Services (Mumbai). He also worked with Dhir & Dhir Associates (Mumbai), Haynes & Boone LLP (USA) and Deutsche Bank Operations India (Mumbai). He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
A 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.
An Associate Partner with IndiaLaw LLP, Ashwin.R.Anneppanavar currently handles the litigation practice for Bangalore office. Ashwin has experience of 13 years in Litigation besides handling various Non-Litigation assignments relating to Real Estate. He started his journey in the profession with a law firm Holla and Holla, Advocates, Bangalore.
He has vast experience in Litigations arising out of trade and commerce, contracts, employment contracts, Arbitration, Banking laws, Family laws, and also litigations arising out of Transfer of Property Act, Specific Relief Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Consumer Protection Act, RERA, Labor Laws, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Recovery proceedings under RDDBFI Act, SARFAESI Act,.
He has experience in handling matters right from inception to logical conclusion of litigation, which includes drafting, pleading, recording of evidence, cross examination and arguments. He appears before various Tribunals, Civil Courts, Magistrate Courts, Consumer Forums, Family Courts and High Court.
An Associate Partner with lndialaw, Shyam is heading Real Estate practice of the Firm. Shyam’s legal career has a long and checkered history spanning two decades from the year 2002. Since then, he has been practicing in Mumbai and exposed to the commercial world of this Urbs Primus in the realm of law.
The foundation of legal concepts was hammered whilst in the course of deviling with Mr. Igbal Panjwani (Advocate and Solicitor) between 2002 and 2006. As a trainee Advocate, Shyam worked extensively on drafting Agreements and Conveyancing. After the initial spell, Shyam gained experience at diverse offices including Reliance (Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone), Shapoori Pallonji, SD Corporation and SNG Partners.
Shyam has a rich experience in handing real estate transactions and projects. He is involved in joint development projects, redevelopment of MHADA Properties, Co – operative Housing Societies, Repair Cess Properties etc. He also has considerable experience on redevelopment of Slums. He is involved in many large-scale land acquisitions, land conversion, obtaining various approval such CRZ, SEZ etc.
Shyam also extensively worked on Civil Litigation in the Bombay High Court. He regularly appears before Real Estate Regulatory authority in Maharashtra.
During his career spanning more than two decades. Shyam represented developers, builders, promoters, investors, landowners etc. He also extensively advises corporate houses on acquisition of properties, commercial units, warehouses, etc. across the country.
Shyam is an alumnus of Campus Law Center, Delhi
An Associate Partner with IndiaLaw, Nidhi specializes in the field of civil/commercial litigation and Arbitration. She has been in active litigation practice for past 12 years and currently leading the civil and commercial litigation practice. Her practice area covers disputes relating to commercial transactions, Joint ventures, Share Purchase Agreements, Contracts, Construction projects, etc.
Nidhi has represented various Corporate Houses, Nationalized Banks, Individuals, Trust, and Educational Institutions in several high-profile litigation before Hon’ble High Court of Bombay, NCLT, the erstwhile CLB, City Civil Court, Metropolitan Magistrate Court, DRT and various other Courts and Tribunals across Mumbai. Nidhi has also represented various Multi-National Companies in high stake litigations in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and other High Courts pan India. Nidhi also practices in RERA and REAT Tribunal and has represented various Builders and individual home buyer in the RERA litigation.
She is also handling various high-profile Arbitrations relating to Infrastructure sector and commercial disputes.
Prior to joining IndiaLaw she has worked with Legasis Partner (Mumbai) and various other leading law firms.
A full-time Associate Partner at INDIALAW, Rakesh specializes in the field of Banking & Finance, Structured Finance, Project Finance, Real Estate Funding, General Corporate Advisory, Insolvency & Bankruptcy laws, etc. He advises public sector and private sector banks, NBFCs etc. as well as borrowers in all aspects of the loan transaction, including, drafting and negotiation of the documents, advising clients on the regulatory and compliance issues etc. He has also advised clients on restructuring of the debt as well as issue of bonds/ debenture securities. He has also advised clients on securitization and direct assignment transactions.
He advises NBFCs and other financial institutions in complex Structured Finance transactions, which includes structuring of the transaction from the legal, regulatory and compliance prospective, drafting of documents and negotiating the drafts with the stakeholders etc.
He also has an expertise in Real Estate financing transactions and have assisted banks and NBFCs in various real estate funding transactions. He has also advised major players in real estate sector on real estate financing transactions involving development of commercial projects, extensive due diligence over land acquisition/ aggregation and necessary approvals thereunder, etc.
Prior to joining the Firm, Rakesh was associated with Vivek Malik and Associates LLP (New Delhi). Prior to that he was associated with S.K. Singhi & Co LLP (New Delhi). He has unique experience of working with lender like Axis Finance Limited (Mumbai) and trustee SBICAP Trustee Company Limited (Mumbai). He also has invaluable experience of litigation while practicing at Orissa High Court. He is an alumnus of New Law College, BVDU, Pune
An Associate Partner with Chennai office of IndiaLaw, Pranava specializes in the field of civil/commercial litigation and Arbitration. His practice area covers disputes relating to Insolvency, Recovery, Testamentary, Commercial transactions etc.,
Pranava has represented various Companies, Firms, Corporate Houses, High Networth Individuals, Banks, NBFCs in several high- profile litigation before Hon’ble High Court of Madras, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and various other Courts and Tribunals in Chennai and Madurai. Pranava also represented builders and homebuyers in RERA and REAT Tribunal and has represented in high-profile Arbitrations relating to commercial disputes.
Prior to joining IndiaLaw, he has worked with Kochhar & Co., and various other leading law firms.
As a Principal Associate at Mumbai office of IndiaLaw, Abdullah focus on Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Debt Recovery, and White-Collar crimes litigation practice.
Abdullah represented a wide spectrum of clients in insolvency & bankruptcy practice, including banks, insolvency professionals, committee of creditors, resolution applicants etc. He regularly appears before the National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. Abdullah has been part of several landmark decisions passed by the NCLT in high-stake matters involving Jet Airways, Sterling Group, Vindhyavasini Group, Future Group etc.
Abdullah has played an instrumental role in representing clients before the High Court of Bombay, other civil and criminal courts. Abdullah’s expertise also extends to matters pertaining to Special Acts such as MPID Act, PMLA Act, NI Act, and MOFA Act.
In addition to regular court appearances, Abdullah has also been involved in advisory work especially in relation to Insolvency & Bankruptcy and White-Collar crimes.
As a Principal Associate at Mumbai office of IndiaLaw, Aaushi focuses on Arbitration and Civil Litigation. She has a profound experience in handling litigation at the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Bombay and other lower courts.
As the lead member of the Arbitration Team, she handled various arbitrations, both domestic and International, relating to construction, infrastructure, corporate transactions, banking & finance, media & entertainment, securities, insurance, B2B agreements etc. She represented various Corporates, Banks, HNIs etc. before the various Courts and Tribunals. She also brings in years of expertise in drafting various agreements and legal documents.
As a Principal Associate at Kolkata office of IndiaLaw, Paramita specializes in the field of litigation, Debt Recovery, Consumer law, Banking & Finance. As an integral part of dispute resolution practice, she is well equipped in handling high stake litigation and arbitration.
Paramita has extensive experience in representing various MNCs, Banks, PSUs, HNI etc. in several high- profile litigations before Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta, NCLT, other courts and tribunals.
Prior to joining IndiaLaw, she worked with various leading law firms across India.