Little & Co.
Sharad D Abhyankar is a partner of Little & Co., Mumbai.
Admitted as an Advocate on the rolls of Bar Council of
Maharashtra & Goa in 1988, he was admitted as a Solicitor
by The Bombay Incorporated Law Society and as an Advocate on
the rolls of the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai (Original
Side) in 1991. He is also a registered Patent and Trade Marks
His professional expertise includes corporate law, joint
ventures, foreign collaborations, technology transfers,
intellectual property law, mergers and acquisitions,
information technology law, infrastructure projects,
competition law and insurance. Mr Abhyankar is a director on
several Indian corporations. He has also lectured and published
extensively in his fields of interest.
Titus & Co.
Rashi Anand graduated from Lady Sri Ram College for Women,
University of Delhi and did her law from University of Delhi.
Ms. Anand practices mainly in areas of infrastructure, venture
capital funding, information technology, telecommunications,
cyber laws, insurance, foreign investment related guidelines
and ministerial policies, foreign exchange regulations,
taxation, corporate laws, labor laws and food and packaging
laws. Ms. Anand's representation in the telecommunications
sector includes advice on the guidelines and regulations and
use of foreign satellites by Indian Internet services providers
and international gateway operators, permitted levels of
foreign equity participation, procedure for setting up of
international gateways for Internet and review of licensing
documents, etc. In the infrastructure sector, Ms. Anand's
representation include advice on regulatory and policy
framework with scope of work ranging from review of project
documentation, project finance and development, investment
structuring, privatization of projects and their restructuring,
escrow ratings and guarantees, mergers and acquistions, joint
Ms. Anand has authored several reports and parliamentary
submissions on important proposed legislations on broadcasting,
judicial reforms and public interest litigation on
environmental issue. Ms. Anand has several articles to her
credit for various law and business journals, magazines
including, "Asia's Technology Future: Transforming Business",
"Regulating Transactions in cyberspace" and "Technology
Transfer and Joint Venture: Legal Considerations". Ms. Anand is
a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and Forum of
Parliamentarians on Intellectual property and Working Group on
Prarthana Awasthi received her Bachelor's degree in Law
(Honours) from the National Law School of India University in
1995. Prarthana is currently engaged in the practice of
securities laws, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions
and related issues. Her experience extends from the equity
markets to the newly emerging debt markets and derivatives. She
has earlier worked for the Securities and Exchange Board of
India, the country's primary capital market regulator, where
she has regulatory experience in securities laws. She also was
with a law firm in Mumbai where she practiced securities laws.
She conducts a Capital Markets Course for management students
at the Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai.
Prabjot Singh Bhullar
Senior Associate, J.Sagar Associates, New
Prabjot Singh Bhullar is a Senior Associate with J. Sagar
Associates, New Delhi, a partnership firm which focuses its
practice in the areas of Corporate & Commercial laws, IT,
Infrastructure projects, Privatization, Dis-investment,
Litigation & Arbitration and Legal reforms. Mr. Bhullar is
primarily involved with projects in the Power, Oil and Urban
Infrastructure sector and is advising State Electricity Boards
in India on Power Sector reforms and companies and statutory
bodies on Privatization , Disinvestment and
Gunanath Govind Desai
Little & Co.
Gunanath Govind Desai is an Advocate Associate with Little
& Co. He passed LL.B. examination from University of Bombay
in 1997 and was enrolled with The Bar Council of Maharashtra
& Goa in the same year.
Mr Desai has had extensive experience in Power Sector
Projects and Infrastructure Development Projects throughout
India since he started working with Little & Co. in 1994.
Mr. Desai is been involved in areas of general advisory,
corporate and business practice. He has also contributed to
several articles on subjects of his expertise.
Sandeep M Farias
Nishith Desai Associates
Sandeep M. Farias is a senior associate at Nishith Desai
Associates and leads the strategic initiatives team of the firm
which focuses on the development of new areas of practice of
the firm, legal reform and research & training on various
issues of legal significance.
He is also a member of the corporate team of the firm and
his areas of practice include, mergers & acquisitions
(domestic & cross border transactions), privatization,
securities and capital market transactions (both domestic and
international), telecom, insurance, regulatory law, foreign
direct investment & exchange control and legal compliance
& corporate governance advisory.
Dara Phirozeshaw Mehta
Little & Co.
Mr. Dara P. Mehta is a Senior Partner of Little & Co., a
leading law firm in Bombay. He took his LL.B. degree at Pune
University in 1953; B.A. degree from Bombay University in 1995;
and LL.M. degree from Harvard University in 1966.
He was enrolled as a Solicitor in 1957. Mr. Mehta has
authored several papers on subjects of Law. He is on the Board
of 19 Companies.
He specializes in Company law, joint ventures, banking and
intellectual property law. He lectures regularly on legal
subjects at national and international seminars.
Deanne D'Souza Monie
Nishith Desai Associates
Deanne is a practicing lawyer, admitted to the Bar in 1995.
She currently heads the firm's Corporate Law Team. She has had
extensive training on the American initial public offering
process and listing of securities on NASDAQ at the law offices
of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati based in Palo Alto,
California in 1997. She has authored several papers including
Foreign Investment with Special Reference to Mauritius, Foreign
Investment in India and its Taxation, Strategies for foreign
investment and Legal and Regulatory Issues Confronting Venture
Capitalists. Her practice areas include Corporate and
Securities Law, M&As, international listings (including
listings of ADRs and GDRs), Venture Capital and offshore
investment funds, Exchange Control Regulations and derivatives
and on-line trading in securities
Rajinder Narain & Co.
Ravi Nath is the Vice president of the Inter Pacific Bar
Association and Sr. Partner at Rajinder Narain & Co., a
full service International Commercial and Corporate Law Firm.
He has advised on some of the major projects of multinationals
and specialises in structuring of Ventures, Mergers and
Acquisitions and cross border Securitisations. The Firm has
rich experience in Telecom, Franchising, IPR, E-laws, Banking,
Power, EPC contracts and Insurance Sectors, besides Leasing and
Securitisation of Aircraft and equipment and Trade Laws.
Nikhilesh N Panchal
Little & Co.
Mr Nikhilesh N Panchal is a Senior Solicitor Associate with
Little & Co., Mumbai. He was admitted to the rolls of Bar
Council of Maharashtra & Goa in 1991 and enrolled as a
Solicitor with The Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 1995.
Mr Panchal has extensive experience in Intellectual Property
Law and specialises in acquisition of IPRs. Mr Panchal has also
advised on corporate laws, joint ventures, foreign
collaborations, mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Vijaya Sampath
Partner J Sagar Associates, New Delhi
Vijaya Sampath is a Senior Partner of J.Sager Associates.
She is a liberal Arts graduate and received her Bachelor's
degree in Law in 1975. She is a Fellow member of the Institute
of Company Secretaries of India. Her field of specialization is
corporate and commercial law including mergers, acquisitions
and joint ventures. She has attended the Advanced Management
Program for Senior Managers at the Harvard Business School and
the Joint Ventures and strategic Alliance Program at The
Wharton Business School
J Sagar Associates, New Delhi
P. Srinivasan is a senior associate in J. Sagar Associates,
a New Delhi based partnership firm with branches in Mumbai and
Bangalore, that focuses its practice in the areas of corporate
and commercial law, infrastructure projects, commercial and
corporate litigation and arbitration.
He is a graduate in Mathematics and received his Bachelor's
degree in Law in 1992. He is also a MBA in Finance, a graduate
member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India,
and a licentiate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of
India. His areas of practice include corporate planning and
re-structuring. Prior to his current practice, he was
associated with the financial services sector in a non-banking
finance company. He is based at New Delhi.
Titus & Co., New Delhi
Diljeet Titus graduated from St. Stephens College,
University of Delhi and completed law from the University of
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in 1989, practices mainly in areas of
project finance, telecommunications, information technology,
loan syndication and structuring, corporate investment
structuring and restructuring, Corporate mergers and
acquisitions, capital markets, securities, banking and
commercial and financial transactions.
Diljeet Titus, a founder member of Titus & Co., is a
member of the International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar
Association, Company Law Board Bar Association, Indian Council
of Arbitration, PHD Chamber of Commerce, Associated Chambers of
Commerce, Indo American Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of
Indian Industry, Society of Indian Law Firms, The Council of EU
Chambers of Commerce in India, India Israel Business Alliance,
Joint Business Councils and Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industry. He is also a Board Member of Indo-Israel
Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Titus has authored several articles for law and business
journals, magazines and newspapers. Speaker at the PowerGen
Conference held at New Delhi in November 1996. Mr. Titus has
several articles to his credit including "Legal Considerations
in evaluating, structuring and developing infrastructure
projects in India", "India Report on the Impact of the
Financial Crises in Asia", "Legal Aspect of a Co-Generation
Plant – A case study" and co- authored "Power
– Regulatory and License Issues", "Restructuring,
Mergers and Acquisitions, Refinancing and Re-negotiations of
Projects, and "Structuring Venture Capital Investments in the
Information Technology sector".
Anil R Wani
Little & Co.
Anil R Wani is a partner of Little & Co., Bombay. He was
admitted as an Advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of
Maharashtra & Goa in 1983. He was admitted as a Solicitor
in 1986 on the rolls of the Bombay Incorporated Law
His professional expertise includes corporate law,
arbitrations, taxation, securities law, project finance,
telecommunication and shipping law