ESTABLISHED IN 2013
Total number of professionals: 135+ (19 partners)
Principal offices: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi
Key practice areas
Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR, banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; competition & antitrust; compliance; corporate & commercial; corporate governance; data protection and privacy & GDPR; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; general corporate advisory; healthcare, life sciences & pharmaceuticals; inbound investment; infrastructure; insurance & reinsurance; intellectual property; joint ventures; labour & employment; litigation; licensing & franchising; mergers & acquisitions; microfinance; policy & regulatory; pre-litigation advisory; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & investment funds; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; tax disputes, technology, media and telecommunications.
Samvad is a full-service law firm providing practical, innovative and quality legal advice. We are a partner-led, solution-focused setup and believe that we deliver cutting-edge transactional work in the most non-transactional ways. The firm is a rich mix of domestic and international experiences, as several partners have worked in various international financial centres outside India, including London, New York and Singapore. Given our multi-discipline and flat structure approach, we work seamlessly across all five offices. We are able to anticipate issues better and apply our cross-practice learnings while advising on any issue. With our strong base in corporate and commercial law, we are able to help a wide range of clients from young startups to established multinational Fortune 500 companies, global private equity and venture funds, Indian and international banking and financial institutions as well as the government across various commercial and regulatory needs. The firm’s biggest focus is the ability to deliver quality, across offices, seamlessly and irrespective of where the client is located.
Our partners are highly acclaimed by both Indian and international ranking institutions for demonstrating legal prowess in their respective fields. We have been consistently ranked among the top-tier law firms as a leader in several practice areas. Our thought leadership is reflected through various publications and articles authored by our team members. In addition to the emphasis on providing top-quality service to our clients, it is equally important for us to engage in and promote knowledge-building. We endeavour to do this by participating in events and seminars organised by various industry bodies. Many of our team members are visiting faculty members and guest lecturers in institutes across India. The team at Samvad is consciously and actively involved in policy making and engages with the relevant stakeholders to this end.
The ability to be gender-diverse is hard coded in the DNA of Samvād: Partners. Our gender diversity ratio is probably the best in the country, with 73% of our partners and 54% of our lawyers being women. This makes us unique among both Indian and global law firms.
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.
Nandinee Nanda Mayekar, head legal counsel at Bizongo, values the firm’s “expertise, professionalism and integrity”, which are “remarkably excellent”.
“We have had a fantastic experience with Samvad Partners,” says Rohnil Nandu, the CFO at Securens Systems. “They have a clear thought process and practical solutions … and they guide the management beautifully about the pros and cons of [a matter].”
Sachit Murthy, the senior vice president of success orchestration at Algonomy Software, commends the firm for its “deep understanding of law”, “professional and ethical practices”, and “genuine concern for the client”.
Arijit Sarkar, associate director at Trifecta Capital, appreciates Samvad’s “excellent focus on client service and practical perspectives”, and “great knowledge base on fintech”.
Ashish Shand, the finance controller at NoBroker Technologies Solutions, says Samvad Partners provided practical, business-oriented advice in a timely and cost-effective manner. “Their work for our company has been impeccable and unparalleled,” says Shand. They “batted for us 100% the whole time in PE/VC transactions, while also being pragmatic in getting all the parties on the same page and closing the documentation in a quick manner.”
Abhijeet Vijayvergiya, CEO of Singapore-based Nektar AI says Samvad is “very helpful to young companies, diligent and thorough in their work”. Commending in particular partner Junaira Rahman and associate Sanjana Mathur, Vijayvergiya says: “They have generated a lot of trust from us due to their commitment and subject matter expertise.”
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