RSG Grow India Awards and RSG India Rankings 2019

This years awards and nominees:

RSG Grow India Award 2019 for Developing Legal Minds

Many Indian firms have made growing their people a key plank of their growth strategies. They are investing in sophisticated talent programmes and ensuring younger lawyers are empowered to take on the partnership mantle. The following list includes some of the firms who are making headway and who could serve as role models for the rest of the profession.

Winner

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Nominated

Anand & Anand
Khaitan & Co
Nishith Desai Associates
Trilegal

RSG Grow India Award for Enabling Corporate India

Law firms have a critical role to play in facilitating the increasingly large and complex deals that are changing corporate India, both facilitating inbound and outbound transactions and helping Indian corporates access new capital, markets and growth partners. The shortlist includes some of the firms who have made critical contributions to supporting the growth of India Inc.

Winner

Khaitan & Co and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Nominated

AZB & Partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Talwar Thakore & Associates

RSG Grow India Award for Defending Corporate India

Equally as important as doing the deals is India’s litigation bar who work assiduously to protect the interests of major Indian corporations and to ensure their health and longevity. From working on India’s new insolvency laws to arguing major IP cases to protecting whole industry sectors, the role of India’s litigators continues to grow in importance.

Winner

J. Sagar Associates

Nominated

Anand & Anand
Economic Laws Practice
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

RSG Grow India Award for Best Challenger Law Firm

India’s legal market continues to be a competitive and challenging one, both for firms looking to retain top talent and balance profitability, growth and quality. It is a fine juggling act and hard to maintain independence and focus. The shortlist of firms includes those who have proved to be resilient, dynamic and ones that are building long-term credibility.

Winner

IndusLaw

Nominated

DSK Legal
Economic Laws Practice
Link Legal India Law Services
Samvad Partners
Veritas Legal

RSG Grow India Award for Increased Foreign Law Firm Profile 2019

India is an on-off love affair for many foreign law firms, where maintaining a consistent strategy is challenging. Liberalisation continues to be a topic of speculation, but for many the uncertainty about whether the market opens or not is a deterrent. However, India is an important economy and not one that can be ignored by firms with serious international practices. The following shortlist highlights some of the firms who have been able to build their profiles and show adaptability to the realities of doing business in India.

Winner

Kirkland & Ellis

Nominated

Bird & Bird
DLA Piper
Gunderson Dettmer

Hogan Lovells
Latham & Watkins

RSG Grow India Award for In-House Counsel

The role of the in-house counsel has dramatically changed over the past ten years. It has grown in status and importance in the Indian business community, with several seasoned practitioners making the leap to practice in the in-house environment. Many are significant contributors to the health and wealth of corporate India. For the first time, RSG shines a spotlight on some of the most dynamic teams and individuals to surface in our research.

Winner

Himanshu Dodeja, Blackstone

Shortlisted

Nitin Banerjee, Ola

Vidyut Gulati, Bharti Airtel

Gauri Rao, Tata Sons Private Limited

Bijoya Roy, Flipkart

RSG Grow India Award for Law Firm of the Decade

The profession has altered beyond recognition in the past ten years. There have been mergers, splits and a host of new firms established. The market has been volatile and un-certain but there are some firms who have been navigating these shoals of change with focused determination and a clear strategy. To select the winner, we reviewed the top 15 firms in the RSG Top 40 in 2017.

Winner

Trilegal

Shortlisted

Anand and Anand

AZB & Partners

Bharucha & Partners

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Economic Laws Practice

J. Sagar Associates

Khaitan & Co

Kochhar & Co

L&L Partners (Formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices)

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Nishith Desai Associates

S&R Associates

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Talwar Thakore & Associates

RSG India Award for the Emerging Leader of the Year 2019

The inaugural list of India’s emerging legal leaders reveals a dynamic and robust profession, well able to partner India’s business and power its economy into the 21st Century. The research, supported by Allen & Overy, looked at a long list of over 100 practitioners to arrive at a shortlist of 20 individuals drawn from all over India. It is more than a list of top technical lawyers but shows people with vision, breadth of experience and the desire to carry the profession forward.

Winner

Nikhil Narayanan, Khaitan & Co

Shortlisted

Janak Bathiya, Bathiya Legal

Ashwin Bishnoi, Khaitan & Co

Mathew Chacko, Spice Route Legal

Kota Chandan, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Pratibha Jain, Nishith Desai Associates

Pritha Jha, Pioneer Legal

Shagoofa Rashid Khan, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Tarun Khurana, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Shinoj Koshy, L&L Partners (formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices)

Kartick Maheshwari, Khaitan & Co

Neeraj Menon, Trilegal

Jitendra Motwani, Economic Laws Practice

Mrinal Ojha, Phoenix Legal

Harsh Pais, Trilegal​

Karan Singh Chandhiok, Chandhiok & Mahajan, Advocates and Solicitors

Aarthi Sivanandh, J. Sagar Associates

Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Mithun V. Thanks, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Trilegal

RSG India: Top Foreign Law Firm in India 2019

Winner

Clifford Chance

Full ranking available here

RSG India: Top Indian Law Firm 2019

Winner

AZB & Partners

Full ranking available here

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