Vipul Maheshwari

Managing Partner
Legal Luminary | Visionary | Accomplished Author | Philanthropist | Politician

Vipul Maheshwari is a distinguished lawyer garnering consistent respect with a longstanding professional journey spanning over a period of three decades. He is a standout litigator and enjoys a formidable reputation for his experience in dispute resolution mandates. He offers advice on a range of work from shareholder and insolvency-related disputes to constitutional matters and high-profile cases before the Supreme Court and various High Courts. He has consistently demonstrated exceptional legal skills in the handling of corporate-commercial disputes. He has dealt extensively in international arbitration, including acting for large multinational corporations on arbitrations involving Indian clients, as well as arbitral enforcement before the Indian courts. He has been briefed by a large number of Advocates for opinion and arguments before Hon‘ble courts.

Aside from expertise in dispute resolution, Vipul has a history of representing domestic and international clients in high-end M&A deals. He is a visionary and has mentored a competent team of professionals. He specialises in strategic advisory for spearheading transactional practice on the M&A and PE, along with advising clients on General Corporate and Commercial laws. He has advised on various marquee transactions in relation to strategic opportunities and acquisitions in India, consistently involved in merger & acquisitions and investments of considerable size and significance.

Vipul has regularly been recognized and appreciated by clients for his professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes. He takes a personalized approach to each case and works closely with clients to understand their goals and needs. He is known for his ability to quickly assess a situation and develop a strategy that maximizes the chances of success.

In addition to his legal practice, He is also an accomplished author, having published numerous books on diverse topics like elections in India, epics and criminal laws. His writing has been widely praised for its clarity, insight and out-of-the-box approach. His writing consistently captivates and inspires readers. His books are known for their thought-provoking themes and he has a talent for creating immersive and memorable worlds that draw readers in and keep them engaged from beginning to end. In addition to his storytelling skills, he is known for his ability to tackle complex and controversial legal issues with insight and sensitivity in his writing style.

He is regularly invited to speak in conferences in India and abroad, and has a knack for presenting multiple viewpoints and encouraging audiences to think critically about the world around them. He has keen interest in international and domestic politics, changes in the global economy and development in the regulatory framework across the world and has represented India at United Nations. He has advised various governments on policy issues and been successful in its implementation.

Jyotsna Chaturvedi

Head - Corporate Practice

Jyotsna is specialized with an extensive experience in Merger & Acquisition, Foreign Collaboration particularly in the field of technological collaboration where the technologies are transferred between the JV Partners and handled various Corporate Advisory work.

She has an extensive experience of more than 15 years. She has experience on the complete spectrum of corporate laws and transactional advisory matters: mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, venture capital transactions, private equity, foreign collaborations including joint ventures. She has also worked on various compliance issues across India.

She has done various cross-border transactions and extensively structured Shareholders Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, and Technology Licensing Agreements. She has been advising upon various employment matters. She has an experience of working in various sectors including Automotive, FMCG, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Health Care, Education, Insurance and Financial Services. She has dealt on various FEMA issues advising Foreign Companies affecting their entry into India. She has represented Companies before various authorities including DIPP, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Competition Commission of India and National Company Law Tribunal.

She has spoken on various National and International Conferences and Seminars and has written various articles on different issues pertaining to her specialization sectors.

Arashveer Brar


Arash is having diverse experience in corporate laws. She assists various Indian and multinational corporations in transactions relating to cross border merger and acquisition, Joint Ventures, company formations, restructuring, technology transfer, private equity funding and intellectual property.

She assists in drafting of commercial contracts and other documents relating to transactional work. She renders services to both public and private sector corporations. She works across various sectors including pharmaceuticals, specialized medical equipment, automotive, manufacturing, retail, etc.

She has wide experience in dealing with various authorities, government departments and Embassies.

Dhananjay Anant Athavale


Dhananjay has a comprehensive understanding of Indian civil and corporate laws having a practice of more than thirty years.

He has been appearing before Hon’ble Mumbai High Court, various other district courts in Maharashtra, Labor Courts / Administrative Authorities in Mumbai. He acts and appears in diverse complex multi-jurisdictional national and international commercial arbitrations, and disputes involving tortious and contractual aspects of civil law.

He has experience in handling matters related to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code and debt recovery proceedings. He routinely appears for Indian and foreign banks. He has advised several clients in arbitrations and court cases related to shareholder disputes, commercial contracts, concession agreements supply, sale contracts and engineering contracts.

Praveen Maratha


Praveen Maratha is an experienced lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of Indian civil, criminal and commerical laws. He has successfully done various criminal trials.

He has been appearing before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, various other high courts in India, Competition Commission, Competition Appellate Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Labor Courts / Administrative Authorities in Gurgaon and New Delhi.

He has hands on experience in handling matters relating to constitutional, civil and criminal laws. He has acquired diverse experience in handling matters relating to corporate litigation, commercial disputes, arbitration, criminal and quasi criminal enactments, industrial law and banking.

Dharmender Verma


Dharmender is a practicing Advocate with an extensive experience of handling matters related to white collar crimes.

He also has extensive experience in Corporate Laws matters relating to Insolvency & Bankruptcy matters, winding up matters, Banking Laws matters along with other commercial and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) matter.

He has also represented Clients including Individuals, Companies, and other Key Managerial Persons (KMPs) in investigations and prosecutions initiated by investigating agencies like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Directorate of Enforcement (ED).

He has handled various complex and high stake Arbitration matters in various fields including Construction and Infrastructure. He has appeared before various Arbitral Tribunals in many High Stake matters and represented Clients in numerous litigations related to Arbitration matters.

Akhand Pratap Singh Chauhan

Senior Associate

Akhand is a practicing Advocate with an experience of more than a decade. He has a comprehensive understanding and vast knowledge of Indian civil, industrial, and labour laws. He has handled some of the highly complex and complicated matters pertaining to Constitutional law, service & labour, company and criminal and have also handled the due diligence process.

He has extensive experience of appearing and arguing before the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Allahabad High Court, and various tribunals such as Debt Recovery Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, Consumer Forum, State Commission Delhi, State Commission U.P. at Lucknow, National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, Central Administrative Tribunal, Central Government Industrial Tribunal, District & Sessions Courts and Arbitral Tribunals. In the past he has served counsel for State of Uttar Pradesh before Supreme Court of India.

Konark Rishi Bhatnagar

Senior Associate

Konark is a practicing advocate with significant experience in fields of civil disputes, writ jurisdiction, criminal laws, arbitration and mediation and corporate & commercial laws.

He has successfully handled matters for Government organizations, Public Sector Undertakings, National and International Banks.

He has extensive and in-depth knowledge of International Arbitration Laws, Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Laws, Fintech Laws, Commercial & Contractual Laws and Global Diplomacy.

He has done various certification from Ivy League Universities and Foreign Universities.

Akhil Agarwal

Advisor - Taxation

Akhil has vast experience in various areas of Direct Taxes including Income Tax, TDS, Transfer Pricing, Foreign Remittance, Foreign Inwards; Indirect Taxes including Service Tax, VAT & CST.

He has been assisting various multinationals in corporate law matters and holds expertise in the field of Tax Audits, Internal Audits & Statutory Audits of various corporates etc.

He renders advisory, planning & compliances services and provides compliance services related to Accounting Standards as applicable to companies, firms etc.

Gunjan Arora

Senior Associate

Gunjan is having more than 10 years of extensive experience in the field of Company Law Matters including mergers and amalgamations (M&A), de-mergers, restructuring, Corporate Insolvency & Bankruptcy matters, winding up matters, stamp laws matters, Banking Laws matters along with other commercial and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) law matters.

She has been regularly appearing before various courts and quasi-judicial bodies including National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), District Courts, and High Courts. She is also involved in the formation of Companies, LLPs, and trusts.

She has also been involved in the drafting of legal opinions, contracts, agreements, etc. for various commercial transactions for the public as well as private sector entities.

Karishma Jaiswal

Senior Associate

Karishma has extensive experience in voluntary and compulsory Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Winding up matters.

She has been working on various cases in National Company Law Tribunal along with SARFAESI and Debt Recovery Tribunal. She assists in technical aspects of Foreign Direct Investments, Company Laws and liaisons with government offices like Regional Director, Registrar of Companies, Reserve Bank of India.

She works closely with start-ups assisting them in registration, funding, etc. She is actively involved in corporate due-diligence of companies.

Sharad Shukla

Senior Associate

Sharad has 10 years of experience in litigation. He has been dealing with matters relating to Industrial and Labour Laws, litigation of various nature at different High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, SARAFAESI cases, Central Government Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Courts, Industrial Dispute cases, Labour Authorities in Payment of Gratuity and Conciliation cases and State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, District Consumer Forum. He has also handled various civil suits, recovery suits.

He has also handled litigation pertaining to various national and multinational banks, public sector undertakings and multinational corporations. He has gathered a good amount of experience in Labour Laws, Consumer Laws and Service laws and family laws.
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J B Singh

Senior Associate

J B Singh has vast knowledge and a rich experience of more than 30 Years in Arbitration and Litigation matters. He has comprehensive understanding of Indian civil and criminal laws. He specializes in Industrial Laws.

He also has good command over conveyance, drafting, and interpretation of various type of contract/agreement such as collaboration, joint venture, consortium, Employment Contract, Employee Hand- book, Sale Deed, Lease Deed, Memorandum of Understanding, Builder Buyer Agreement, Franchisee Agreement, Business Conducting Agreement, Escrow Agreement Guarantees Regulation and Technology Transfer Agreements General Power of Attorney.

Vishal Singh

Senior Associate

Vishal is a practicing Advocate with an extensive experience of handling matters related to Arbitration and Insolvency Law.  His practice focuses on drafting of Petitions, Appeals, Applications, Notices, Rejoinders, Statement of Claims, etc. & legal opinions concerning issues pertaining to disputes arising out of EPC Contracts, Concession Agreements, DFBOT Agreements etc.

He has successfully represented the Private Sector Clients as well as State instrumentalities in several high stake commercial matters before the High Courts, Arbitral Tribunals, District Courts, and Company Law Tribunal etc. Vishal has also briefly worked in matters pertaining to Criminal law, Civil law & Family laws and has successfully represented clients before District Courts of Delhi and mediation centres.

Ketan Joshi

Senior Associate

Ketan specializes in Trade Mark prosecution, portfolio management, creating filing strategies for and prosecuting applications, oppositions, invalidation actions and working out amicable resolutions/settlements in contentious proceedings.

He is also actively involved in the litigation matters in courts appellate tribunals, and boards for trademarks and copyright matters. He provides strategic consultation to clients to safeguard their work under the IP Laws of India.

He has successfully defended 300+ TM portfolios for large corporations in India. He also has specialization in drafting IP matters specially in Trademark & Copyright filing and has also drafted various IP Assignments legal agreements contracts, applications, petitions on various commercial and corporate matters pertaining to E-commerce, Startups,  etc.

Abhishek Yadav


Abhishek is a National Law University Assam alumnus. He has a vast and substantial experience of working on both side of the bar and bench.

He has assisted the Arbitral Tribunals comprising Former Chief Justice of India Justice R C Lahoti and Former Chairperson National Green Tribunal (NGT) Justice Swatanter Kumar in settling various high stakes claims in both domestic and international arbitration. Abhishek has a vast experience in Litigation also.

He regularly advises clients including but not limited to KMP(s) in line with applicable guidelines of statutory bodies and working closely with strong commercial regulatory and advisory practices involving pre litigation and representation in courts including Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Tribunals/Commissions further providing solution to complex legal issues.

Shyamli Shukla


Shyamli specializes in Intellectual Property Laws and has a comprehensive understanding of Data Protection Laws, Labour Laws, Banking Laws and their compliances.

She has a good command over drafting and interpreting various Contracts and Agreements, term sheets, Employment Agreements, drafting SLPs, and Writ Petitions.

She has attended various matters before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies like National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, District Courts, and High Courts and has done number of Trademark, Copyright and Patent filing.

Markus Hoffmann von Wolffersdorff

Indo - German Desk

Markus is a German lawyer with extensive practice in are Corporate Law, Trade and Distribution Law, litigation and mediation.

He is actively engaged in Indo-German Business since 2003 and has diverse experienced which involves advising various Indian Companies enter Germany and vice versa. He assists companies concerning their market entrance, legal strategies, formation of subsidiaries, joint ventures, merger and acquisition.

He is currently assisting a number of Indian companies in entry strategy into Germany, formation of their subsidiaries in Germany, technology transfer arrangements, protecting their IP rights and other compliances.

Markus is the Vice President of the Indo-German Lawyer Association. He is the head of Saxon Chapter of the German-Indian-Round Table Network (GILT) and alumni of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Rajiv Khanna

Indo - US Desk

Rajiv is recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and is also recognized as a Recommended Attorney by Legal 500. Rajiv has been a partner of number of leading U.S. law firms for over 30 years.

He is the architect of many seminal path-breaking transactions, including the first proposed reverse merger of an Indian privately held corporation with a NASDAQ-listed, publicly traded U.S. company; the first merger of a U.S. private company with a publicly traded Indian company; the first merger of a NYSE-listed Indian company with a NASDAQ-listed U.S. company and the first triple-dip aircraft financing, which allowed full depreciation to be claimed in the U.S., Japan and India for the same aircraft.

Rajiv uses not only his legal acumen, but also his business education to understand his clients’ needs and their business functions and objectives. He takes a practical and solutions-oriented approach to each transaction as he works through legal issues, always keeping his client’s ultimate business goals in mind. Rajiv focuses his practice on M&A, capital markets, project finance and other corporate transactions.

He has particularly strong experience in India-U.S. cross-border transactions. Rajiv has also supervised numerous litigations, internal investigations, SEC investigations, FCPA investigations and U.S. Department of Justice criminal proceedings.

Subodh Saxena


Subodh is an accomplished professional with top-ranking academic distinctions.  Bachelor of Science (Engineering), MBA, Management Development Programme from University of Leeds, UK. He evolved start-up organisations in India (BSNL, MTNL, Telecom Consultants India Limited and Reliance Communications) and overseas (wireless Indonesia and Hayat Communications, Dubai) into successful enterprises, through ingenious and tactical initiatives.

Orchestrated positioning of Reliance as a national level player in the Indian telecom sector, starting from conceptualization, successfully contributed to the phenomenal success of the company which has now acquired a subscriber base of 35 million.

Shekhar Kumar Agarwal

Advisor Oil & Gas

Shekhar is former Executive Director from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. He has a rich experience of more than 35 years in the Oil & Gas sector .

He has comprehensive understanding dealing in complex arbitration matters pertaining to the Oil & Gas sector and advising on various Agreements with stakeholders including customers/contractors/JV partners, providing opinions and settling strategy for dealing with critical issues including mergers and restructuring of affiliate companies.

Vijay Duggal


VIjay is former Chief General Manager at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).

He has rich experience of more than 34 years’, including 15 years in development of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Networks & Natural Gas and Petroleum Product Pipelines.

He has comprehensive understanding of Demand assessment & project viability assignments, Technical Tie-up, arranged Investor Meet for large fund managers in Oil & Gas sector.

He has an expertise in preparingFeasibility Report, Financial Appraisals, Online Consultancy assignments through consulting aggregators, Advisory on Regulatory, Commercial & Financial Areas with Risk Evaluation, Investment Due Diligence (CGD Network design, Demand & Cost Review), Advisory on Merger & Acquisition (M&A) proposal in CGD Sector, Training & Development in Functional Areas & Strategy Workshops.

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