ESTABLISHED IN 2015
Total number of professionals: 60+ (13 partners)
Principal office: Mumbai
Key practice areas
Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR; banking & finance; competition & antitrust; corporate & commercial; data protection; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; healthcare & pharmaceuticals; hotels & hospitality; inbound investment; infrastructure; joint ventures; labour & employment; licensing & franchising; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; outbound investment; private client; private equity, venture capital & funds; private equity in real estate; project finance; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; securitisation & structured finance; succession planning (family office); technology, media and telecommunications; white-collar crime.
Veritas Legal’s team of skilled and experienced professionals provides client-focused legal advice and solutions that are based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and commercial landscape of India. The firm has displayed its commitment to professional excellence by not only carving a niche for itself with its marquee deals and an impressive list of clients, but also with its exponential growth in space, size and reputation.
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.
Amanna Sandhya, senior legal manager at Pfizer, says Veritas offers the “best in class legal service from each and every member … the senior most to the junior most”.
Vageesh Gupta, senior vice president at Partners Group endorses the firm for other skills. “We have worked with the Veritas team on M&A, private equity, debt capital markets and real estate, and their advice has been exemplary across all these areas,” he says.
A client, who wishes to remain anonymous and who used the firm on a private equity transaction, says: “They are approachable and have a very low lead time on documentation.” The client recommends partner Nandish Vyas and senior associate Roshni Rathi.
An in-house lawyer at a pharmaceutical company that used Veritas for an M&A transaction and singles out partner Tushar Raut, who made himself available at her convenience. “The partnering approach and the willingness to support the client beyond office hours to ensure closure as per deadline is something that exceeded my expectations,” she says.
Yusuf Khwaja Hamied, former chairman of Cipla, is all praise for Abhijit Joshi, who he says has been his “adviser, mentor and confidant” for the past 10 years.
Recognised by India Business Law Journal as Deals of the Year
|JC says ‘yes’ to Yes Bank’s stressed assets||2022||US$1.4 billion||Details|
|Itochu acquisition of Aegis subsidiary stake||2021||US$9.4 million||Details|
|Kedaara’s acquisition conducted in murky waters||2019||US$77 million||Details|
|Brookfield buys Hotel Leela Ventures properties||2019||US$550 million||Details|
|Claris Lifesciences sells global generics injectables business||2017||US$625 million||Details|
|Cipla’s purchase of InvaGen and Exelan||2016||US$550 million||Details|
|Synnex’s acquisition of Minacs Group||2016||US$420 million||Details|
|PayU Global’s acquisition of Citrus Pay||2016||US$130 million||Details|
|454 petitions against the Union of India||2016||N/A||Details|
|Top auditors under scrutiny in IL&FS crisis ruling||2020||N/A||Details|
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