| Ankush Goyal
|Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; joint ventures; mergers & acquisitions; private equity; venture capital & funds|
| Harsh Gursahani
|Tel: +91-88 0060 1366
Key practice areas: Compliance; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; litigation; product compliance
|Harsh Hiroo Gursahani, a partner at PLR Chambers, heads the food law and product compliance practice at the firm, advising and representing some of the world’s largest food, retail and FMCG companies.
He has assisted these companies on regulatory and compliance matters before authorities and courts in India.
Harsh has been widely recognised for his expertise in food laws, legal metrology and product compliance by industry and professional associations in India and abroad. He is the India member of the Food Lawyers Network Worldwide, an FSSAI certified food safety mitra, the regulatory member for the All India Food Processors’ Association, a member of APEDA’s committee on the National Programme for Vegan Products, among others.
As a sector specialist, Harsh has been advising and assisting the food and beverage industry across all spectrums of food laws and regulations, including recipe checks, product classification, novel foods, product approvals, licensing support, regulatory audits and due diligence, compliance assistance, label vetting, product and health claims, import compliance, recall and crisis management, e-commerce compliances, consumer complaints and litigation before various forums across India.
His comprehensive repertoire in product compliance laws and extensive experience in assessing regulatory and legal implications enables him to advise clients on a range of issues pertaining to consumer protection; legal metrology; standards; BIS registrations and certifications; and regulations relating to plastic waste management, pollution control, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, advertising, chemicals, fertilisers, and agricultural compliances.
Harsh also leads the international trade and investment law practice at PLR Chambers. He advises the Indian government on WTO agreements, dispute settlement, trade policy and negotiations. Additionally, he represents India involving disputes in the WTO and international investment arbitrations. As an expert on subsidies, the services trade, and on non-tariff barriers [both sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barriers to trade-related issues], Harsh is routinely engaged by international organisations, governments, and industry associations for consultancy and advice.
| Amit Prakash
Imperial Law Offices
|Tel: +91 97 1867 1334
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; project finance; real estate; securitisation & structured finance
|Amit Prakash is a founder and co-managing partner at Imperial Law Offices, a multidisciplinary law firm founded in 2021. Amit has nearly 14 years of post-qualification experience in banking and structured finance, project finance, insolvency and restructuring, energy and infrastructure, and real estate domains.
His areas of expertise include advising domestic and international banks, financial institutions and corporates on lending for airports, roads, power and other infrastructure projects, structured financing transactions, debt assignments, and real estate financing. He also advises banks/financial institutions on the reconstruction of financial assets by various modes of disposal under applicable laws.
Prior to Imperial Law Offices, he worked with several reputed firms including Dhir & Dhir Associates, Krishnamurthy & Co, Jurisperitus Law Offices and Titus & Co.
Since the inception of Imperial Law Offices, Amit has managed to earn a significant reputation by delivering quality assignments in measurable timelines and cultivating a decent clientele from a range of industries. Notably a client says that “With precision and clarity, the team helped us in planning and strategising the transaction in a timely manner. A pleasure to engage with”.
| Nadiya Sarguroh
|Tel: +91 9930914512
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; bankruptcy & insolvency; corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions
|Nadiya Sarguroh has almost 10 years of dispute resolution experience and specialises in international commercial arbitration, media and entertainment, insolvency and restructuring and civil litigation. She regularly advises her clients on complex corporate issues and transactions.
A significant part of her practice has been advising and representing clients in matters relating to cross border disputes, patent, trademark and copyright infringements, joint ventures, company investments and shareholder disputes, employment-related disputes, merger and demerger schemes, insolvency restructuring, tender-related disputes, real estate disputes, infrastructure and engineering disputes, debt recovery matters and consumer litigation. She also regularly advises startups and undertakes a complete handholding exercise for establishing their business and managing their investments. Contract drafting and vetting is another specialised area of her practice.
Her clientele list is spread across a variety of sectors, including engineering, procurement and construction, media and entertainment, hospitality, infratech, power, IT, healthcare, beauty, FMCG, apparels and the real estate sector, to name a few.
Recently Nadiya, along with her team at MZM Legal, obtained a successful international award in an ICC Arbitration under the aegis of the ICC Paris. She is currently preparing and spearheading with senior colleagues at the firm for two high-stake and multimillion-dollar international arbitrations seated in India and Singapore.
Nadiya regularly appears before high courts, NCLTs, tribunals, quasi-judicial bodies, and other regulatory authorities. She has excelled over the years, having been known for her cutting-edge solutions and round-the-clock support to her clients.
In January 2023, Nadiya was identified as one of India’s Future Legal Leaders by India Business Law Journal. Other institutions have awarded and recognised Nadiya for her excellence in the legal industry. She is often approached for her views on complex commercial and insolvency matters by journalists of reputed media houses.
Nadiya is a principal associate at MZM Legal and is an integral part of the firm’s dispute resolution, transactional and litigation practice.
| Joginder Singh
|Tel: +91 9711262818
Key practice areas: Intellectual property
|Joginder Singh is a highly experienced and skilled practitioner with more than 15 years of expertise in IP management, with a special focus on patents. He has a proven track record of success in securing, protecting and managing IP rights, and has the knowledge and experience that ranges from IP law and policy to IP portfolio management and advisory.
Joginder has an in-depth understanding of the current legal and business environment, and has successfully developed and led strategic IP initiatives for both established and startup businesses. He is well-versed in all aspects of IP law and policy and has a thorough understanding of the various IP trends and obligations applicable in major jurisdictions. He is a registered patent agent in India and the head of the engineering patent practice at LexOrbis IP Attorneys & Advocates, leading a team of more than 60 engineers. He holds a graduate degree in computer science, and diplomas in electronics and telecommunications, computer applications, and Microsoft .net technology.
With strong domain expertise and practical experience, he serves domestic and international clients including many Fortune 500 companies. Joginder uses his exceptional communication and client management skills to actively advise clients on patent protection strategies and managing IP. He has the knowledge and expertise to guide the best course of action for each individual case, ensuring that companies and inventors get the most out of their patent portfolios.
In addition, his expertise in the patent application drafting process guarantees clients receive high-quality service, maximum efficiency and ultimately a maximum return on investment in patents. He follows a comprehensive approach during patent prosecution, leading to strong and enforceable patents and helps clients understand their patent rights and ancillary responsibilities.
He also engages in knowledge sharing through writing articles and giving public speeches, regularly attending national and international IP conferences to network with the IP community across the globe. He is a member of various IP associations and actively participates in study groups and committee meetings. He has also been elected as an executive member of the APAA India national committee, and has received numerous recognitions and accolades from various reputed organisations.