ESTABLISHED IN 1990
Total number of professionals: 320+ (65 partners)
Principal offices: New Delhi and Mumbai
Other offices: Bengaluru and Hyderabad
Key practice areas
Anti-corruption & compliance; banking & finance; capital markets; climate change/ESG; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; direct tax; dispute resolution and litigation; indirect tax; intellectual property; international trade; insurance; labour & employment; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital; projects, energy & infrastructure pro-bono; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; technology, media & telecommunications.
Luthra & Luthra Law Offices India (formerly known as L&L Partners) is a globally ranked, top-tier firm with a pan-India presence. The firm adopts a forward-looking approach towards the practice of law, combining both conventional practice areas and emerging sectors, setting benchmarks and the highest technical standards within the legal fraternity.
During the past three decades, our clients trust and rely on us for consistent service, commitment and perseverance to deliver practical and commercial solutions in relation to complex legal transactions.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
The following information is sourced directly from India Business Law Journal and/or Law.asia and is not part of the directory listing provided by the law firm.
Ashwani Verma, director of legal at Sequoia Capital for India and Southeast Asia, credits Nitin Gera for being a “very hard working and committed lawyer with the necessary skill set to close fast-paced complex transactions”.
“I cannot recommend them enough, they are excellent,” enthuses Jannan Crozier, a partner at Baker McKenzie. “We have worked with many of their offices and we always find their advice to be of a consistent and high standard.”
“They know their work, are professional and meticulous,” says Ankur Saboo, head of project finance at Vector Green Energy. “Having them on your side makes documentation much more reliable, time-bound and thorough.” Saboo says Karan Mitroo is “deeply respected … and has incredible knowledge in project finance”.
Nupur Gupta, who works in project and structured finance at Enel Green Power, says the project finance team under Mitroo is dedicated, knowledgeable, and showcases “impeccable execution skills”.
“These are a bunch of very smart and savvy lawyers who very quickly sense the pulse of the client requirement and accordingly modulate their strategy and approach,” says RS Chidambaram, assistant general counsel at Caterpillar India.
Bharat Singh, an operating partner at Sequoia Capital, says: “The client’s interest is the centre focal point for them in all discussions.”
Another client, who did not want to be named, used the services of the firm’s litigation team and says he was particularly impressed by “the quality of senior counsel briefing and how they make it easier for clients to work with them”.
Manohar Balwani, chief general manager and company secretary of Power Finance Corporation, is all praise for partner Damini Bhalla, who was lead counsel on the transaction. “Damini has been astute in her observations, she has been able to point out crucial issues, which we did tend to overlook, and we are glad she drew our attention to these issues as they had a crucial bearing in bringing the matter to fruition,” says Balwani.
“The lawyers are technically sound and commercially savvy to appreciate the business needs and to marry them with legal requirements,” says Himanshu Dodeja, head of legal at Blackstone India, who used the firm’s M&A and finance expertise.
While L&L Partners has undergone a rebranding in the past year, it has continued to draw in clients that require its expertise in areas ranging from structured finance and technology to capital markets, where the firm says its “understanding of the jurisprudence and direction of regulatory change helped pioneer first-of-its-kind innovation”.
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) used the expertise of the firm’s competition law lawyers to obtain interim relief, which it says “is quite rare”. In doing so, CREDAI had shifted to L&L Partners from what it says is a good law firm that appeared to lack competence. “With L&L we were very happy with the quick and prompt response,” says Salman Akbar, joint secretary at CREDAI.
A client that used the firm’s IP expertise commends it for being “good at working within our budgetary constraints”, and “adept at navigating the challenges of working with the Indian Trademark Office”. The firm has said its rebranding is a statement of it being “an institution that is larger than the sum of its parts” and an effort to recognize the “contributions of its founder, partners, associates and support staff in creating a leading institution”.
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1st and 9th Floor, Ashoka Estate
24 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi – 110 001, India
T: +91 11 4121 5100
20th Floor, Tower 2, Unit 2
Indiabulls Finance Center
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai – 400 013, India
T: +91 22 4354 7000
Mr Rajiv Luthra
Founder & Managing Partner