Link Legal India Law Services is a full service law firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Chennai. The Firm was established in 1999.
Link Legal India Law Services and another full service law Firm DH Law Associates (established in 1997) merged their practices with effect from January 1, 2017 and the merged entity continues to be known as Link Legal India Law Services. Mr. Atul Sharma continues to be the Managing Partner of the Firm with Mr. Nusrat Hassan, the co-founder of DH Law assuming the role of Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. Mr. A.G. Karkhanis is the Chairman of the Firm.
We have full service capability to handhold the clients at various stages of business requirements.
Be it an incorporation of a company in India (or any other form of business) or seeking approvals for foreign investment into the company, if you are contemplating private equity investment into a company or undertaking a merger and acquisition deal, or seeking regular corporate advisory on any matter, we will work with you to provide the best advise and support in undertaking the required transaction within the requisite timelines.
Consistently ranked as a top tier Firm in Projects, Infrastructure and Energy by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, we have been the trusted advisor for various developers and contractors undertaking projects in varied infrastructure sectors such as Airports (domestic & international), Ports, Railways (including Metro Rails), Roads, Aviation, Water and Waste Management, Energy (Renewable and Non Renewable), Automotives, Industrial Corridors and Smart Cities etc. We provide project advisory services, including project conceptualisation, structuring, risk analysis, contracting, bankability and related areas to our clients in different sectors.
We provide support to our Clients even after the execution of the Contract, during Project implementation phase, in Contract & Claims Management wherein we advise on all project related contractual issues during construction and/ or operations, covering all major sectors including transport infrastructure (airports and aviation, ports, roads and metro rail), water and waste management, power and real estate.
Be it as a Lenders Legal Counsel or Borrower’s Counsel, we regularly advise on bankability and financing of projects. We are ranked No # 2 for two consecutive years in Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia in Project Finance League Table - Dealogic Rankings (January 1- December 31, 2016) and (January 1- December 31, 2017) by virtue of having acted on a record number of 66 deals worth over USD 5524 million during the above period. We are empanelled with most of the public sector and private banks in India and advise them regularly on various financing transactions.
We help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts.
We have extensive experience of advising clients on complex matters pertaining to infrastructure, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, exchange control & foreign investments, project financing, litigation, arbitration & mediation, labour & employment, policy & regulatory, real estate and contract management in diverse sectors including airports, metro rail and urban transport, roads, ports, real estate, power, aviation, water, waste management, media, information technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, consumer goods, mining, insurance and banking. We also provide assistance in formulating and implementing entry strategies.
The Firm is involved in major headline transactions, advising clients on most complex matters and disputes in diverse practice areas and sectors.
With a pan India presence, we service a wide clientele including some of India’s leading corporate groups, public sector undertakings, public sector & private banks, and multinationals across jurisdictions of the United States of America, Europe, MENA and Asia.
The Firm has an active China desk that is the oldest practice group of its kind in the Indian legal market. The team has advised over 100 Chinese clients on their investments in India since 2010 including some of the major landmark transactions within the India-China space. It has an experienced team of lawyers proficient both in English and Chinese languages.
Chinese clients include several State-Owned Enterprises and listed companies from a variety of sectors including renewable energy, real estate, telecom, infrastructure, TMT, venture capital and manufacturing.
The team also services Indian companies doing business in China through its network of relationships across China.
Apart from advising on greenfield projects, acquisitions, joint ventures, EPC projects and other conventional assignments the Firm also provides support to clients in cross-cultural negotiations, policy advisory projects and feasibility studies.
The Firm has been designated as the official partner by the largest Chamber of Commerce in China for provision of legal services in India. It also works closely with government agencies, universities and think tanks in both countries to conduct legal research and promote economic ties between India and China.
With a team of partners and associate lawyers handpicked from the best institutions and organisations across the country, the Firm provides cutting edge advise by blending its legal proficiency with deep commercial insight. The Firm boasts of experts who have substantial experience in their respective practice areas.
The Firm provides partner-driven services to clients where lawyers integrate their skills to provide comprehensive legal advise and strategy on complex commercial issues that meets the clients' needs and expectations. The partners at the Firm bring hands on experience and approach on each transaction from a strategic perspective.
We assist clients to achieve their business objectives by providing pragmatic legal advise.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific ranks highly the following practices:
Aviation, Antitrust and competition, Banking and finance, Labour and employment, Projects and energy, Restructuring and insolvency,Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution and TMT
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific ranks highly the following practices:
Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Projects, Infrastructure and Energy, Corporate/M&A, Restructuring/Insolvency
Ranked at 14th position among Top 50 Law Firms in India in RSG India Rankings 2019.
FLR1000 2020 ranks highly the following practices:
Banking, Capital markets: Equity, M&A, Project development: Infrastructure, Project finance, Project Development: Power, Restructuring and Insolvency
Asialaw Profiles 2020 ranks highly the following practices:
Aviation, Banking and Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Construction, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Private Equity and Restructuring & Insolvency
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific ranks highly the following practices:
Aviation, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Projects, Infrastructure and Energy.
Law Firm of the Year Domestic by IDEX Legal Awards 2018
Outstanding law firm of 2017-18 in Aviation and Energy, Projects & Infrastructure by India Business Law Journal.
Ranked # 2 for two consecutive years in Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia in Project Finance League Table - Dealogic Rankings (January 1- December 31, 2016) and (January 1- December 31, 2017)
Ranked at No. 17 in India’s Top 20 M&A Firms in Mergermarket’s M&A Global Report 2017
Ranked at 17th position among top 40 Indian Law Firms.
Legal 500 Asia Pacific rates highly the following practices:
Aviation, Banking & Finance,Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Projects and Energy, Antitrust and Competition, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Investment Funds, Labour and Employment.
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year 2016 in India by Global Law Experts.
Best Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2016 by Acquisition International Legal Awards 2016.
Best Full Service Law Firm - India and Recognized Leaders in Corporate Law - India 2016 by APAC Insider.
The Firm is recognized by Congress of Fellows.
The Firm has won International Advisory Experts Awards 2017.