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Mumbai OfficeSurya Mahal, 1st Floor, 5 Burjorji Bharucha Marg, Fort, Mumbai Maharastra 400 023 India. +91 22 2265 2833 [email protected]

Delhi OfficeThis Profile is provided only on request Not for circulation. © 2021, India Law Alliance, All Rights Reserved

603, Akashdeep Building, 26-A Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110 001 India. +91 11 4301 2301 [email protected]

Introduction

and execution of litigation and arbitration for domestic and international clients across various courts and arbitral tribunals pan India.

India Law Alliance was established in 2004, with offices in Mumbai and Delhi. We pride ourselves for being a boutique law firm with a competitive edge, focused on dispute resolution and corporate commercial work. Our core values include being Invested, staying Loyal and being Agile, qualities, our name reflects effectively.

Why Us In all these years, we have built goodwill among our clients and peers alike. We maintain the highest standards of ethics and transparency while attending to our clients. We ensure that we are always available to our clients, taking the time to invest in building a rapport and healthy long-lasting relationships. We believe in providing quality, consistently.

We enjoy a market share in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution focusing on strategy for resolution of disputes with best results before various authorities and courts. Our lawyers have significant experience in handling all types of disputes before various courts, forums and government authorities. On the corporate advisory side, we are relied upon for our advisory, drafting and negotiations.

The Partners come with a great understanding of business and problems revolving around the same. The team at the firms is trained in astute analytical, research and people skills, always striving to find creative and unique solutions to a legal issue.

The Firm has represented clients at the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various states, National Company Law Tribunal, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Securities Appellate Tribunal, Consumer Dispute Forums, Debt Recovery Tribunal and other dispute resolution tribunals and boards. We specialise in dispute resolution strategy, legal advice

The team always goes great lengths to innovate and find creative solutions to client problems. The firm believes in continuing legal education, always staying abreast of the new developments and practices in the legal industry.

OUR PARTNERS

KIRAN PADALKAR PARTNER

Mumbai [email protected]

CLIENT SPEAKS “He is dedicated and wants to always help clients. He believes in spending quality time with his clients to understand the matter better, which then enables him to research and structure our case accordingly.” He is very conscientious, always willing to go that extra mile, to ensure that his clients have the best outcome. general and commercial litigation, Kiran believes his mentors in the profession, paved the path for his success. He knows that it is critical to build a solid team, which can be strengthened on the foundation of care, to ensure that they will be invested and aspire to do their best.

Kiran is a lawyer from Mumbai. He graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in Science from D.G. Ruparel College, in 2007. He then choose to pursue a professional degree in law, from Government Law College, Mumbai. Kiran began his career with Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co. first as a paralegal and then as an associate. He has been at India Law Alliance since December, 2013. He was promoted to Partner in October, 2019.

In his free time, he enjoys playing cricket and spending quality time with his son. He also has a keen eye for the arts, with a focus on theatre and drama, having won accolades and awards for the same, during his college days.

With a decade of experience in real estate, arbitration,

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OUR PARTNERS

SUMIT BATRA PARTNER

Mumbai [email protected]

CLIENT SPEAKS “Sumit is a subject matter expert, often providing insights, that are predictive, which is a game changer for our business.”

Sumit Batra, is a Lawyer, based out of Delhi. He has studied law at CCS University, Meerut graduating in 2007, to join Ernst & Young. He moved on to join the practice of law, in 2009 at the bar in New Delhi.

Sumit works untiringly and relentlessly, to fulfil the joint vision of the Partners at the firm. They aim to provide a one stop solution with a niche focus on dispute resolution, advisory and consultancy work.

Sumit made partner at India Law Alliance, in 2017, prior to which he has had a long-standing equation with the firm, as preferred arguing counsel in Delhi.

In his free time, Sumit enjoys playing snooker and travelling to new countries, to learn about their culture and food.

General & Corporate Litigation

taxes in India, in Courts in the United States and participated in mediation processes for Indian and foreign clients in the United States of America and United Kingdom.

We are known for our team’s ability and niche experience in this practice area. We provide a solution oriented approach to disputes, or potential disputes. We work closely with our clients to understand their pain points and commercial interests, in order to represent and protect them efficaciously.

We have also represented shipping companies, relating to their disputes on issues of charter, commercial transaction and disputes.

Corporate, Commercial and Transaction support

We weave our litigation strategy and arguments, to ensure the best results within the existing legal framework and legislation. All the lawyers at the firm, undertake a thorough study on the precedents of law, cases, new legislations, interpretation of the law by courts to deepen our understanding of the law in India.

In Corporate, Commercial & Transaction Support services we focus on the diverse aspects of corporate and commercial laws and negotiating, structuring, documenting and implementing commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Our lawyers have advised on variety of corporate & commercial documents and transactions, including Mergers & Amalgamation, joint ventures, restructuring, share offerings and private equity funding.

We have advised and represented clients, in commercial and private disputes, at the Supreme Court, various High Courts, before various regulatory and tax authorities, consumer dispute forums, among other tribunals and boards. We have been deposed as expert witness for indirect

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Indirect Taxes

Budget analysis of the changes proposed in the Finance Bill relating to the excise laws, customs laws and service tax laws for an assessee.

In Indirect Tax service we focus on the diverse aspects of Goods and Service Tax (GST), central and state excise laws, custom laws, service tax laws, anti-dumping laws, Value Added Tax (VAT), Sales Tax and Entry Tax. Our lawyers have significant experience in handling Indirect Tax issue and representing before various courts, tribunals and government authorities.

Real Estate We at India Law Alliance, focus on all aspects of laws related to real estate & land. The firm has a dedicated team of lawyers with an in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate and property laws including real estate investments, tax structuring, financing and exit strategies.

The Indirect Tax (Central) services offered include: Advice on various issues relating to GST, octroi duty, anti-dumping laws, central and state excise laws, customs laws, service tax laws such as applicability of duty/tax, valuation, classification, eligibility to exemption, credit of duty/tax paid on inputs, price structuring and re-structuring of various goods and services and other procedural and compliance issues.

The experience of our lawyers as regards real estate transactions spans across various sectors including housing projects, re-development projects, hotels, malls etc. Our lawyers have handled projects in various cities in India. Our services include assisting in documentation, conveyancing, registration of documents, adjudication of documents based on local land laws, due diligence and all compliance related services pertaining to acquisition and investment in real estate.

Conducting due diligence of the indirect tax records to ensure compliance with prevalent tax provisions.

OUR PARTNERS

SHAILAJA KHER HIDAYATULLAH PARTNER

Mumbai [email protected]

CLIENT SPEAKS “Shailaja is passionate about the law, but more importantly about doing right by her clients. She is prepared to help in every way possible and will extend herself for our business and welfare.”

Shailaja is a double graduate, having completed her Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and then the Law. She hails from a family of lawyers, being a third-generation lawyer herself.

Shailaja is known to be supportive of her colleagues and forthcoming when it comes to assisting and mentoring her juniors. She likes to lead from the front and believes in teamwork. Her advice to budding lawyers is, do not always rely on the internet, pick up a book to read your judgments and the law. Shailaja enjoys reading nonfiction literature. She also partakes in community service work. She is partial to causes revolving around children and animals.

After Shailaja completed her law, she commenced her career with counsel practice, at the Chambers of a Senior Counsel, moving on to firm practice, making Partner at M/s. Manilal Kher Ambalal & Company. She joined the team at India Law Alliance in 2012 and is an Indirect Tax law expert.

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OUR PARTNERS

KAMLESH KHARADE PARTNER

Mumbai [email protected]

CLIENT SPEAKS “Kamlesh plunges into the academic aspects of the law and follows it up with the practical and commercial application of it. He provides us with a holistic view of our situation, and then solutions for it.”

Kamlesh is a lawyer and Notary Public from Mumbai and Solicitor from England & Wales. He enjoys over 20 years of practice in India.

sharing knowledge, with his clients and juniors, alike. Currently pursuing his Ph.D in law, Kamlesh enjoys reading new legislations and bills, to satiate his academic bend of mind. Kamlesh is a guest lecturer for law, at various law schools across the city.

He co-founded the firm India Law Alliance, with a vision to serve corporates and businesses, that could not afford the hourly rates set out by tier one firms, but needed the same quality of attention to detail and well-founded advice from lawyers, they could rely on.

Intellectual Property

Capital Market

We recognise the growing need to protect Intellectual Property (IP) and our committed to advise and assist our clients in safeguarding their rights vested in such intellectual property. We are well-equipped to handle full spectrum of all Intellectual Property Rights including Trademarks, Copyrights, Patent and Design. Our services include management of the entire Intellectual Property Rights portfolio comprising of public search, filing application across jurisdictions, prosecution, renewal, assignment record, opposition, portfolio management and litigation support. We assist our clients in smooth transition of assignment of IP and drafting allied documents.

In Capital Market services we focus on all aspects of law and procedures relating to Initial Public Offer, Rights Issue, Global Depository Receipt, Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds and other capital market offerings, legal due diligence in accordance with the SEBI (DIP) Guidelines, which include areas such as general litigation, tax disputes, labour disputes and issues, issue relating to SEBI, verification of consents and approval of the Company, verification of the compliance of the Company relating to company law and other applicable statutory requirements, verification of the necessary approvals for raising the funds. Assisting and advising the Company through all phases of the issue process as per the applicable laws including Companies Act, SEBI Takeover, etc.

An enthusiastic and committed Rotarian, Kamlesh has served as an office bearer of the Rotary Club, at a district level.

He believes in an honesty-driven approach, both with clients and his own team. He is always invested in

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Banking and Financial

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

In Banking and Financial services, we focus on all aspects of the law relating to banking and finance requirements of a company or an individual including drafting and reviewing bank documentation such as loan documents, guarantees, mortgages, hypothecation, advising on Consortium Lending Documentation and Debt Recovery under the statutes governing Banks and Financial Institutions.

In India, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice, is a relatively new one, with the legislation itself being at a nascent stage. Our pre-existing litigation experience has enabled us to obtain favourable resolutions across a host of forums - for all types of insolvency-related litigation, oppression & mis-management and Winding Up Petitions.

OUR PARTNERS

We represent debtors, creditors and investors. Since the result of a bankruptcy dispute dramatically impacts the future of the parties involved, our goal is to help clients resolve business disputes both in and out-of-court, as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible.

MANAGING PARTNER

Our services in the financial sector range from advising on Financial Instruments to funding into India from Off-shore Venture Capital Funds and Off-shore Investments into India. We also advise on Off-shore funds and Domestic funds as per RBI Directions and Guidelines including SEBI Regulations. We provide composite advice and documentation for Mutual Funds, Cross Border Financing, Asset Based Financing and dis-investment regulations and documentation.

ANUPAM DIGHE

Mumbai [email protected]

CLIENT SPEAKS “Anupam is not just a lawyer, he is also a business partner. We rely on him to provide us with an interpretation of the law and weave it into the workings of our business. He is an astute lawyer with keen commercial and practical sensibilities.”

He believes that his resources are his greatest strength, and that human capital is the most undervalued but over performing asset of any organisation. In his free time, Anupam enjoys a game of cricket or a trip to the beachside with his family. Anupam is also passionate about teaching law and has undertaken various assignments, honorarium.

Anupam Dighe is a lawyer from Mumbai and Solicitor from England and Wales (Non-practicing). He graduated from law school in Mumbai and enjoys 20 years of practice in India. He co-founded the firm India Law Alliance, with a vision to provide clients with quality services and high investment of time from senior and junior lawyers alike, to ensure that the clients would reap the benefit of diverse perspectives.

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