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KEY PERSONNEL

Atul Sharma, Managing Partner

Education: LL.B (1983)
Practice Area: Civil & Criminal Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Merger & Acquisition, Intellectual Property & Transaction Advisory
Email Address: atul.sharma@asalegal.in


Mr. Atul Sharma started his career in the year 1983. He then founded the Firmin the year 2000. While practicing in the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and District Courts since 1983, he has han-dled matters for Corporate, Banks, Financial Institutions, Public Sec-tor Undertakings in the areas of drafting of documents, Completion of Commercial Transaction, Recovery of dues, Due diligence of Corpo-rates, Contracts, MRTP matters, Consumer matters, constitutional law etc. Apart from having a wide Litigation base and clientele, he has also carved a niche for the Firm in the corporate aspect of legal practice in India and Abroad. Specializes in issues relating to Special Economic Zones, townships, technology and biotechnology parks, hotels, multiplexes and malls and has been involved in advising various Cor-porates for their restructuring, participated in the raising of funds, project financing documentation including structuring ECBs, FCCBs etc, rendered Opinion on various questions of law and has active par-ticipation in Infrastructure Projects as part of the legal team.

Anil K. Sharma, Partner

Education: LL.B (1977), LL.M, M.A, Diploma in Corporate & Labour Law (ILI), New Delhi
Practice Area: Banking &Project Finance, Regulatory, Real Estate, Commercial Contracts & General Advisory, Infrastructure & PPP Advisory
Email Address: aks@asalegal.in


Anil Kumar Sharma has over 39 years of work experience at senior positions in public sector companies like IFCI Limited, HUDCO, banks like Allahabad Bank and Dena Bank, and top notch corporate house, dealing with legal issues including drafting of Infrastructure Projects on PPP Model, negotiating and drafting commercial transactions, participated in negotiation of debt financing, purchases, construction or awarding service contract of maintenance or providing services etc. He has been involved in finalization of the consortium documents and has participated in the consortium meetings for finalization of the documents of infrastructure projects like power, toll roads, telecommunication projects, land acquisition, Special Economic Zones and large industrial projects including drafting of regulations and policies for different State Governments.He has handled litigation before the DRT, DRAT, High Court and Supreme Court and has been instrumental in institutionalization of the regulatory frame work/compliance and corporate governance.

Mr. Sharma has been associated with highly prestigious and complex infrastructure projects and has worked for international intuitions like World Bank, Asian Development Bank etc. He has long term associa-tion with Big 4 consultancy companies and has completed about fifty PPP projects and over hundred Project Financing assignments. He has worked for Reliance Group and has served as a Director in one of the Group company. Mr. Sharma has been involved in development of SEZ, airport, port, railway development, power production, super-speciality hospital and other infrastructural sectors.

Highly qualified and vastly experienced, Mr. Sharma has been heading various departments including Banking & Finance, PPP & Infrastruc-ture and Real Estate.

M.L. Rajora, Partner

Education: LL.B (1979), Diploma in Industrial and Personnel Management & Constitutional Laws from Institution of Constitutional studies, New Delhi.
Practice Area: Banking & Project Finance, Due Diligence, Statutory Compliance, General & Corporate Advisory, Infrastructure & PPP Advisory
                                 Email Address: mlrajora@asalegal.in

Mr. M. L. Rajoraholds over 37 years of work experience in drafting of documents & agreements under Project Financing, PPP model, Infra-structure deals, loan take over by ARC’s &Legal Due Diligence for in-vestment, restructuring & assignment of loan proposals for prestigious institutions & banks. In past, Mr. Rajora has been associated with IREDA and Allahabad Bank.

Mr. Rajora heads Corporate Due Diligence team at the Firm and has expertise in handling banking and finance assignments. He is best known for his expertise in handling suits, appeals, cases and proceed-ings before DRT,DRAT, Official Liquidator, NIA, High Court, Supreme Court of India and interpreting various laws. He frequently appeared beforeBIFR andAAIFR, and is well known to obtain favorable orders for both creditors and borrowers.He has been involved in verification of legal aspects in Project Financing, perusal and drafting of docu-mentslike Agreements, Joint Ventures, Loan Agreements with World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and other lending agencies like KFW, Germany and OPIC of USA. He has also drafted documents like RFQ,RFP, Concession Agreements, Development Agreements, Lease/Sub-Leases for Infrastructure Projects like Expressway, Hotel, Amusement Park, Power Projects, Navigation, Residential and Com-mercial establishments and designing of project document, participa-tion in negotiations and evaluation of bid.

C. Vinayak Rao, Partner

Education: M.A. LL.B
Practice Area: Infrastructure & PPP Advisory, Commercial Contracts & General Advisory
Email Address: vinayak@asalegal.in


Mr.Chukkai Vinayak Rao has 34 years of work experience as an in-house counsel of various banks, financial institutions and IL&FS, a prominent transaction advisory and project development company. He has extensive experience of drafting and vetting project financing agreement documents and advisory work on day to day affairs of the bank and financial institution.

He has more than 15 years ofadvisoryexperiencein IL&FS, as an in- house counsel for development of projects in power, road, bridges, wa-ter, sector specific township, industrial parks educational institutions under ‘public private partnership projects. His role included drafting, vetting of the project agreement/documents, risk management, draft-ing, review of the RFQ,RFP, tender documents, concession agree-ments, development agreements and project financing agree-ments/documents.

He has handled projects sponsored by government (union/state), ADB and World Bank.

A.D.N.Rao, Partner

Education: LL.B, Advocate on Record (AOR)
Practice Area: Litigation
Email Address: adnrao@asalegal.in


Mr. Rao has about more than 30 years of work experience and is also an Advocate on Record (AOR). Ever since enrolment practiced both in Civil and Criminal law in Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. Have also appeared and argued for the Union of India and in the private matters in various High Courts at Andhra Pradesh, Allahabad, Bombay, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madras, Orissa, Patna, Punjab & Haryana and Rajasthan.

His practice area includes real estate projects, banking, project financing, transaction advisory, regulatory compliances, arbitration proceedings related to infrastructure/construction industry, corporate litigation, joint ventures, tender process, power sector and Public Private Partnership Projects.

He has also assisted the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as Amicus Curiae in number of matters particularly Forest related issues before the Forest Bench.

Rudra Nath Jha, Partner

Education: LL.B(1993)
Practice Area: Telecommunication, Commercial Contracts & General Corporate Advisory
Email Address: rnjha@asalegal.in


Rudra Nath Jha has over 23 years of work experience across financial institution, telecom infrastructure and hospitality sector. Initially started professional career with Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiokin 1993 and worked at Delhi Courts. In 1994, he joined corporate world and gained experience indrafting, vetting, executionof legal documents including loan documents, drafting of Master Services Agreement, Vendor Agreements, Lease Deeds, IT Contracts, Share-holder Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Legal Due Diligence of title of immovable properties etc. Drafted documents like RFQ,RFP, Lease/Sub Leases, Tender documents & interacted with service providers like IBM, Tech Mahindra, Wipro etc.

Handled maiden public issue of Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. (TFCI) an All India Financial Institution andmerger of three mobile tower companies with Indus Towers Limited (Indus) making Indus world’s largest mobile tower company. Handled financing documents for Rs. 10500 crore of loantaken by Indus from consortium of banks. Handled strategic litigation against State Governments and Local Authorities before various High Courts and Supreme Court against the then prevalent tower policies & regulations framed by State Authorities. Set up Statutory Compliance Process in Indus ensuring more than 98% compliances on provisions of Labour Laws, Shops & Establishment Act, ContractLabour (Regulation & Abolition) Act. Has extensively worked on regulatory front with Department of Telecom as well as various Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territo-ries for formulation of a Uniform Mobile Tower policy applicable across India.

Vineet Chopra, Partner

Education: C.A
Practice Area: Finance & Due Diligence, Corporate structuring & General Consultancy
Email Address: vineet.chopra@asallp.in


Vineet Chopra has over 12 years of professional experience in advising multi-national and domestic clients, both in the private and public sectors.
Vineet has worked with PwC for more than 10 years where he gained in-depth exposure in working with a broad spectrum of industries.
On a functional basis, Vineet works across the deal continuum in-cluding corporate finance, valuations, due diligence, review of share purchase agreements, negotiation support, transaction structuring and post-closing and integration advisory, financial and special re-views.He has been involved in a significant number of cross border transactions, both outbound and inbound investments in India on behalf of both strategic and financial investors.

Abhishek Agrawal, Partner

Education: LL.B (2004), Advocate on Record (AOR)
Practice Area: Litigation &Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Email Address: abhishek@asalegal.in


Abhishek Agrawal joined bar in 2004 and is an Advocate on Record in Supreme Court of India. He appears before Supreme Court of India, High Court and District Courts for handling arbitration, civil matters, property related disputes, family and marital disputes and economic offences. His area of expertise is civil litigation, banking matters and consumer related litigation.

Nitesh Jain, Partner

Education: LL.B. (2006), LL.M
Practice Area: Litigation &Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Email Address: nitesh@asalegal.in


Nitesh Jain joined the bar in 2007. He has obtained the degree of Legum Magister (LL.M.) in “International Corporate Laws” from University of Leeds, U.K., where he was awarded the Graduate Merit Award and Scholarship.He is a specialized professional in litigation and represents matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Company Law Board, National Commission and District Forums etc. He works in the areas of Commercial, Companies, Civil, Constitutional and Arbitration Laws (Domestic and International). His in-depth knowledge and good grasping of legal issues are helpful in finding a solution or alternative measures towards resolving the issues. His involvement in controversial cases has proved to be advantageous for the client as well as to the legal fraternity. He is also handling important litigation matters of the firm.

Sugam Seth, Managing Associate

Education: LL.B (2008)
Practice Area: Litigation & Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Email Address: sugam@asalegal.in


Sugam Seth graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International University,Pune in the year 2008 with a degree of B.B.A.LL.B and is a practicing lawyer with the Bar Council of Delhi since July 2008. Has vast experience in Corporate and Commercial Advisory and Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, Regulatory & Policy (Energy) and Infrastructure Advisory.

Drafted and/or legally vetted and/or negotiated various commercial contracts and on the litigation side, has drafted various pleadings and represented clients at pan India level including domestic and international commercial arbitrations.As a part of the team of consultant has advised Central & Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Ministry of Power; Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission; Forum of Independent Regulators; Suzlon Energy on all legal aspects, including handling some landmark cases before Supreme Court.

Surinder Pal Bhaskar, Senior Associate

Education:LL.B
Practice Area: Human Resources & Employment Laws
Email Address: spbhaskar@asalegal.in


Surinder Pal Bhaskar has 37 years of work experience in Public Sector Banks including holding of senior management position. Has played advisory role in other companies viz. American Express India Pvt. Ltd., GBT India Private Limited, Gurgaon and India Can Education Private Ltd., Noida in the field of Human Resources and Employment Laws. Handled work relating to Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Posting, Transfer, Placement, Training, Promotions, Performance appraisal and IR matters. Has in depth knowledge, expertise and experience pertaining to entire disciplinary action procedure inter-alia, conducting enquiries, acting as inquiring authority/enquiry officer, attending to Industrial Dispute cases in conciliation before Assistant Labor Commissioner/Regional Labor Commissioner and representing parties before Central Government, Industrial Tribunal/Labor Courts.

Gurpreet Kaur, Senior Associate

Education:B.Com, LL.B. (2010) Company Secretary, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Finance)
Practice Area: Banking and Finance, Corporate Finance, Commercial Contracts and General Corporate Advisory
Email Address: gurpreet@asalegal.in


Mrs. GurpreetKaur, B.Com, LL.B., CS, PGDBA (Finance), has 9 years of work experience as an in house counsel for various banks, financial institutions and intermediaries. She has extensive experience of drafting and vetting corporate finance documents and corporate advisory for banks and financial institutions. She has joined ASA in January, 2017 as a Team Lead in Project Financing department.
Her practice area includes banking and finance transactions involving drafting and vetting of loan documentation (sole as well as consortium lending) for various banks and financial institutions. She expertise in the matter of The Companies Act 1956/2013 and The Indian Contract Act 1872.

Shailander Singh, Senior Associate

Education:LL.B (2005)
Practice Area: Real Estate, Due Diligence
Email Address: shailander@asalegal.in


Mr.Shailander Singh has joined the bar in 2005 and has been associ-ated with the firm since 2007. Shailander has vast experience in real estate industry and has been associated with major real estate devel-opers and infrastructure companies.

His practice area includes due diligence of land, title search, drafting of opinions, negotiating complex commercial deals, drafting of various agreements and documents for private sector banks, financial institu-tions, real estate and infrastructure developers. Shailander has been delivering quality work in unimaginable time lines and his strengths include knowledge of local laws and practices across India. He heads real estate team at associate level and supervise a team of five mem-bers.

Shubham Mahajan, Senior Associate

Education:LL.B (2010)
Practice Area: Litigation & Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Email Address: shubham@asalegal.in


Shubham Mahajan has joined Bar Council of Delhi in year 2010. Pursuant to her Law Degree she worked as a law researcher for a period of 1 ½ years in the Delhi High Court and during her tenure had the opportunity to work with Justices V.K Jain, KailashGambhir and NazmiWaziri (since retired). Post her tenure in the Delhi High Court she hadworked with eminent and renowned Lawyers and Law firms in Delhi NCR prior to joining the Firm.

She has extensive experience of handling matters pertaining to Consumer Laws, Civil Laws, Negotiable Instruments Act and Matrimonial laws. She regularly appears in High Court of Delhi, all District Courts of Delhi as well as the National Capital Region, National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission and all District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums of Delhi. Handled multiple institutional as well as ad-hoc arbitrations whilst working with the Firm.

YaminiKhurana, Senior Associate

Education:B.B.A., LL.B. (2012) Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Practice Area: Dispute Resolution with focus in specific areas of Civil and Commercial Litigation & Litigation Strategy, Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitration, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law.
Email Address: yamini@asalegal.in


YaminiKhurana has 5 years of experience in the field of dispute resolution at the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and various specially constituted Tribunals and forums. She has represented various Ministries of Government of India, Public Sector Units, Real Estate and Infrastructure development companies, Multinational Companies, International Airlines and various Indian mobile handsets manufacturing and distributing companies in Standard Essential Patent, Trademark and Copyright disputes. She has joined ASA in March, 2017 in its Litigation Department.
Prior to joining the firm, she has worked under the aegis of Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate for a period of 4 years and thereafter worked as an independent counsel.

Renuka Iyer, Senior Associate

Education: LL.B. (2012)
Practice Area: Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution
Email Address: renuka@asalegal.in


Renuka has been enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi since 2012. After completing her law, she has also procured Diploma in Cyber laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL), Pune and Diploma in Corporate Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL), Pune. She has worked with an Advocate on Record (AOR) Supreme Court of India and during her tenure she had the opportunity to work on various landmark cases with eminent and renowned lawyers in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court.

Renuka has extensive experience of handling matters pertaining to Indian Constitution, Civil Laws, Commercial Laws, Arbitration laws, Consumer laws, Succession and Matrimonial Laws. She regularly appears in Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, District Courts of Delhi, Consumer Commissions, Statutory tribunals and authorities. In addition to the above, she has handled various international and domestic, institutional as well as ad-hoc arbitrations, whilst working with the firm.

Mahima S. Tiwari, Senior Associate

Education:B.Com, LL.B (2011)
Practice Area: Corporate and Real Estate Due Diligence.
Email Address: mahima@asalegal.in


Mahima Misra has joined the bar in 2011 and has been associated with the firm for last 5years. Mahima has a vast experience in real es-tate industry and has been associated with major real estate develop-ers and infrastructure companies. Additionally, she has an experience of conducting due diligence of NPA accounts.

Her practice area includes due diligence of land, title search, drafting of opinions, public notices for private sector banks, financial institu-tions, NBFCs, real estate and infrastructure developers. She also has an experience of conducting due diligence of NPA accounts for various public sector banks and financial institutions. Mahima has been de-livering quality work from time to time and hercore strength includes knowledge pertaining to local laws and practices across India.

Deboshree Saha, Senior Associate

Education:LL.B. (2009)
Practice Area: Litigation
Email Address: deboshree@asalegal.in


DeboshreeSaha is a law graduate from University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal and has joined the bar in 2009. She has been managing arbitration, consumer, civil and company matters etc. and appearing before Delhi High Court, Calcutta High Court, Consumer Forums, Arbitral Tribunals and District Forums etc.

Her excellence in research-skill, problem solving ability, multi-tasking prowess, knowledge-base and drafting skills provides highest quality of service with mutual respect and a spirit of co-operation while supporting the organization’s prosperity and growth, along with its clients.

Shweta Sharma, Senior Associate

Education:B.A.LL.B (Hons.) (2011)
Practice Area: Banking & Finance, Commercial Contracts& General Corporate Advisory.
Email Address: shweta@asalegal.in


Shweta Sharma has joined the bar in 2011 and has been associated with the firm for last 1.5 years.

Her practice area includes banking and financing transactions involv-ing drafting and vetting of loan documentation (both sole lending and syndicated/consortium based) including but not limited to lines of credit, working capital financing, equipment loans, mortgages, asset based loans, letters of credit, private placements, funding based on guarantee (both personal and corporate), etc. for various renowned-public sector banks and financial institutions. Additionally, she has an experience in providinggeneral corporate advisory with regard to foreign investment in Indian private entities.

Abu John Mathew, Senior Associate

Education: B.A. LL.B. (2012), LLM from Queen Mary University of London(2013)
Practice Area: Banking and Finance, General Insurance, Dispute Resolution
Email Address: ajmathew@asalegal.in


Abu John Mathew, has an experience of over 3 years as an advocate, practicing in various courts and Tribunals in Delhi. He has an extensive experience in drafting and vetting banking and finance documents. He has joined ASA in April, 2017 as an Senior Associate in the litigation department. Prior to joining ASA he has been representing clients both governmental and other private clients in the High Court of Delhi, Central Administrative Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Consumer forums and Arbitral Tribunals. His practice area includes banking and finance transactions involving drafting and vetting of loan documentation (sole as well as consortium lending) for various banks and financial institutions and Arbitration in construction/infrastructure contracts. Our team includes more than fifty advocates, consultants, professionals and para legal staff.

ASSOCIATES

  • Deepa Kulkarni
  • Apoorva Bhandari
  • Akansha Singh
  • Virender Kumar
  • Ompal Verma
  • Abhinav Mukhi
  • Akshay Darekar
  • Vivishwan Malhotra
  • Barkha Sahrawat
  • Raveesh Thukral
  • Nikhil Goyal
  • Sujoy Bhattacharya
  • Manubhav Anand
  • Arveena Sharma
  • Abhishek Saxena
  • Shivani Chaudhary
  • Neha Sharma
  • Rutu Nalawde
  • Jyothika M
  • Yashvanth Sajjanagouder
  • Karishma Bhansali
  • Amit Hasnani
  • Shruti Pandey

OTHER ASSOCIATES

  • Mr. Munish Jolly
  • Mr. K. Ravi
  • Mr. Anurag Asthana