Ajoy leads the corporate and projects practice at the firm and has over 16 years of experience of advising on general corporate, project development and project finance transactions. He has advised on most aspects of energy and infrastructure transactions including on PPPs/concession agreements, PPAs, PSAs, EPC/construction contracts, and project finance transactions. On the general corporate side, he has advised on M&As, JVs, and corporate restructuring transactions. The sectors in which Ajoy specializes are technology, transport, energy, construction, real estate, water, healthcare, social infrastructure and oil & gas. In addition to India, he has advised in transactions on other parts of Asia (Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka); Africa (Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe) and the Middle East (Oman). He has acted for leading energy, infrastructure and oil & gas companies, lenders and governments. Ajoy has also acted for multilateral institutions such as IFC and ADB on the development and financing of projects across Asia. Ajoy graduated from the National Law School of Indian University in Bangalore (2004) and has worked as a senior lawyer with leading international law firm Pinsent Masons in Singapore and leading Indian law firms Amarchand and Trilegal in Delhi. He has been listed as a recommended lawyer for energy and infrastructure in the Asia Pacific by Legal500 in 2015, 2016 & 2017 and India in 2020.
Harsha leads the dispute practice at the firm and has over 15 years of experience in advising on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience of civil and commercial litigation in Indian courts, including before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, the National Green Tribunal, the National Consumer Commission, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, the Competition Appellate Tribunal and National Company Law Tribunal. He has also appeared in several arbitrations on behalf of various clients including ONGC Videsh, IBM, Oil India Ltd. and Government of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, etc. Harsha graduated from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore (2004) and completed his LL.M. from the George Washington University School of Law, Washington D.C in 2007. He is licensed to practice law in India and is also a member of the New York Bar.
Rajiv leads the intellectual property practice at the firm and has over 14 years of experience in advising on commercial IP acquisition, litigation, and arbitration. He has extensive experience of civil and commercial litigation in Indian courts, including before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, the Competition Commission, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the National Company Law Tribunal. Rajiv has represented several defendants in multiple IPR (patent) litigations at the Delhi High Court and before the Competition Commission of India. Rajiv advises handset brands and Indian standard-setting bodies in relation to various issues related to SEPs and FRAND. He is also one of the largest filers of trademarks in India having prosecuted more than 3000 trademark applications in the past two years alone. Rajiv is one of the founders of the Fair Standards Alliance, a Brussels based non-profit body set up in 2015 to promote licensing of standard essential patents that are Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory. (www.fair-standards.org). Rajiv graduated in 2000 from the University of Nagpur, with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (electronic design technology). He received his LL.B. in June 2006 from the University of Delhi, MBA in 2003 from FSM, Delhi, and his LL.M. degree (IP & Anti-Trust Laws) from the George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. in May 2007.
Priyanka has over 12 years of experience and advises on general corporate, M&A, technology and media transactions. She has diverse experience of representing big corporate houses on a variety of legal matters including on cross-border investments and financings transactions. She has advised on legal due diligence, structuring and drafting and negotiation of the investment documents. She has acted for big corporates in various sectors including IT, automobile, energy and oil & gas and has also advised listed companies on joint ventures, transfer of business, acquisition of minority/controlling stake and PE investments. Further, she has rendered regulatory and corporate advice to listed and unlisted companies on their day-to-day business including commercial contracts, technology collaborations/licensing, FDI, company law and SEBI related matters. In the media & entertainment sector, Priyanka has advised multiple producers and A-List studios in the Bollywood and TV industry on various aspects of copyright law, contractual and financing matters including complex international co-production arrangements and has drafted contracts related to all phases of motion picture rights acquisition, financing, production and distribution. In addition to being a qualified lawyer, Priyanka is also a qualified company secretary. She has worked with some of the leading law firms in India including Trilegal and J. Sagar Associates.
Aditya obtained his law degree from the prestigious National Law University, Odisha and subsequently enrolled himself as an advocate with the Bar Council of Rajasthan. Thereafter, Aditya worked with Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. in its in-house legal team wherein he was involved in work relating to reviewing and finalizing of various contracts such as EPC supply installation testing and commissioning contracts, annual maintenance contracts, coupled with drafting and researching for various litigation and arbitration matters and advising various internal departments on the policy issues. After obtaining substantial experience with in-house legal team, Aditya forayed into litigation and is currently representing high value corporate houses in contentious litigations across multiple forums. Aditya regularly represents Public Sector Undertakings before the Delhi High Court, Trial Courts and various tribunals. His key area of practise includes matters related to White Collar Crimes, Municipal Laws, Taxation laws, Arbitration laws, Property laws. He also has a rich experience of training at top tier law firms and has also been trained under the tutelage of Mr. Rakesh Kumar Khanna, Senior Advocate (former Additional Solicitor General of India). Some of the notable transaction in which he has advised are service tax demand of Rs. 300+ crores at CESTAT, Delhi, successfully closed a real estate deal of $ 10 million of a property situated at Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, represented his client in the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and Gurgaon District court in a SFIO matter of Rs. 13,000 crore, and appointed as a special counsel to assist the prosecution in a high profile murder case.
Sushmita has over 12 years of experience in advising on energy and infrastructure transactions. She has extensively advised on the energy sector including on oil & gas and power sector (renewable and non-renewable). In addition, she has advised on project related documents, project finance and general corporate transactions. On the energy sector, she has advised on power purchase agreement, various contractual and legal issues arising in the power sector and power related litigations. In addition, she has worked on various EPC contracts related to power plants, LNG terminal and other infrastructure projects. She also has experience of advising on project finance transaction, including negotiation and drafting of transaction documents. On the oil & gas sector, she has advised on, amongst others, production sharing contract, joint operating agreement, joint bidding agreement and area of mutual interest agreement. In the downstream sector, she has advised on, amongst others, gas sale agreement, gas transmission agreement and other regulatory issues. Sushmita is a graduate of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and has worked with leading Indian law firms Khaitan& Co and Trilegal and multinational energy companies Reliance Industries Limited and BG India(part of Shell Group).
Manoshi has over 12 years of experience and advises on merger and acquisition, private equity and general corporate transactions including drafting and negotiation of share purchase. Share subscription, shareholders and joint venture agreements. Further, she also advises on real estate transactions including on the development of township, commercial complex, education institutions, etc. She has acted for big Indian corporates and multinational companies in the manufacturing, IT and real estate sector. She has extensively advised on FDI related transactions. Manoshi is a graduate of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and has worked with leading Indian law firms Amarchand Mangaldas, Trilegal and Argus Partners.