Managing Partner: Atul Sharma
Number of partners: 29
Number of lawyers: 155
Languages: English, Hindi
Link Legal is a full service law firm with pre-eminence in the infrastructure, corporate, litigation, finance and technology space. It has recently strengthened its national spread through a merger with DH Law Associates which further builds its bench strength in major Indian cities. The firm’s client base consists of India’s leading business groups, public sector undertakings, public and private sector banks, and international companies operating in India. The firm has been instructed on major headline transactions, representing clients on complex and ground breaking matters and disputes. The partners of the firm are widely recognised and highly regarded for their experience and expertise and their hands-on approach to transactions. The firm’s vision is to provide services globally and domestically to an international standard. Businesses operating in India need business partners which are conversant with multi-jurisdictional practice as well as the domestic regulatory environment. Link Legal has followed a policy of strengthening its expertise and internal operations to provide a solid and user friendly bridge between international and local business. The firm works closely with leading international firms and is the India member of Glo-balaw – a premier international network of over 110 independent law firms across 95 jurisdictions.
The firm has been recently adjudged as:
■ Law Firm of the Year by IDEX Legal Awards 2018
■ Ranked #2 for two consecutive years in Asia (excluding Japan) and Australasia in Project Finance League Table - Dealogic Rankings 2016 and 2017
■ Ranked as one of the top 20 law firms in India by RSG Consulting
■ Ranked as one of the top 20 M&A firms in Mergermarket’s M&A Global Report 2017 in terms of total deal volume
■ Recommended highly in the aviation, antitrust and competition, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, construction, infrastructure and projects and energy, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, TMT, investment funds, labour and employment, shipping and maritime by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Benchmark Asia-Pacific and asialw
■ Recognised as outstanding law firm in aviation and energy, projects and infrastructure by India Business Law Journal
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Exchange Control & Foreign Investments
M&A, Joint Ventures & Private Equity
Projects, Claims & Disputes Management
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure
Policy & Regulatory
Real Estate & Hospitality
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Main Areas of Practice
Link Legal’s M&A, PE/VC and general corporate practice provides cutting edge and innovative solutions to clients with a right blend of legal expertise and commercial insight. The team possesses rich experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and other corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and de-mergers through the court process. The team also has specialists who advise on employment as well as real estate laws.
The firm has a specialist capital markets team advising both issuers and investors, lead managers and underwriters, on securities markets transactions including IPOs, rights issues, qualified institutional placements, FCCBs and high yield bond transactions.
The firm is widely recognised as a thought leader, having deep transactional expertise and advisory experience in various sectors including airports, metro rail and urban transport, roads, ports, real estate, power, aviation, water, waste management, media, pharmaceutical, information technology, consumer goods and mining. The firm’s expertise lies in advising its clients in all aspects of projects during the entire life cycle including conceptualisation, risk analysis, bid processes, EPC contracts, bankability and related areas. The firm also assists its clients in contract and claims management during the implementation of the project.
Banking & Finance:
The firm’s well recognised team is adept at providing specialised advisory across varied fields of financing, including syndicated finance, corporate loans, working capital loans, external commercial borrowings, refinancing, corporate debt restructuring, strategic debt restructuring, bond issues, debt capital market, Islamic finance etc.
The firm regularly assists aviation clients such as airlines, airports, aviation service providers, maintenance organisations etc with transactional, regular corporate advisory, financing, regulatory and litigation matters (including international arbitrations) associated with their operations.
Arbitration & Litigation:
The firm provides complete representational as well as advisory services to its clients. The firm represents clients in corporate, commercial, constitutional and other general litigations before various courts, tribunals and commissions across the country and is also well recognised for its experience in handling complex arbitration matters including pre and post arbitration litigation.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm’s robust restructuring and insolvency practice enables the firm to cater to the needs of corporate creditors, banks and agencies lending funds, investors including financial investors and corporate debtors on debt restructuring, rescheduling and formal insolvency procedures.