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Corporate Practice   Litigation and Arbitration   Technology and Intellectual Property
Media, Entertainment and Sports   Real Estate   Defence
Healthcare and Pharma   Logistics   Taxation

About Us

Ashlar Law was founded by Souvik Bhadra and Pingal Khan Bhaduri with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Before Ashlar Law, Pingal and Souvik were partners at the PXV Law Partners (since dissolved). Pingal was also the founder-partner of PXV Law Partners and Souvik had worked for Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

Ashlar Law is a full service law firm and advises primarily on corporate and commercial laws. The clientele of Ashlar Law includes private and public sector companies, banks, financial institutions, high net-worth institutions, etc.

Ashlar Law has relations with law firms in multiple foreign jurisdictions and works closely with foreign law firms in several cross border transactions.


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Practice Areas

Corporate Practice

Our corporate practice group specializes in mergers and acquisitions, angel and venture funding along with follow up debt and equity financing. We advise our clients in cross border acquisitions, collaborations, technology and brand licensing, formation of joint ventures, and help them achieve the most appropriate investment structures both into and outside India to accomplish their business and taxation objectives. The corporate advisory practice works with clients/ companies in all stages from incorporation to public offerings and are presently advisors to both privately held and publicly listed corporations.

Litigation and Arbitration

The litigation practice group is based out of all city offices of our Firm and practice in both original and appellate fora. We manage a diverse range of litigation for our clients across the country in disputes relating to shareholders’ dispute, civil claims, real estate, financial services, regulatory framework, consumer protection, public interest, labourand employment matters, taxation, etc.

Technology and Intellectual Property

We advise several technology companies (both product and service companies) at various stages of their growth with IP protection, structuring and drafting their collaborations, joint technology development agreements, technology escrows, etc. While our technology practice group advises a lot of IT companies, we also advise new technology companies on their liability regime, privacy issues and otheremerging technology issues.

Media, Entertainment and Sports

We advise Indian and foreign production houses, association of media persons,and individuals in relation toforeign collaboration / co-production of films, drafting and advising on contracts, copyright protection, infringement, disputes, etc. We have assisted sports bodies and football clubs in relation to incorporation, transfer of players, drafting and advising on contracts, etc.

Real Estate

Our real estate practice group provides end to end service to our real estate clients from due diligence to execution of all related agreements in a real estate project like, joint development agreement, construction agreement, sale deeds, etc. We also advise clients on emerging issues like transferable development rights, acquisition of agricultural land, formation of homesteads, construction and management of hotels, acquisition of development rights under prevailing redevelopment laws etc.


Defence is one of the fastest growing industries in India. With the Indian government focusing on indigenization of defence manufacturing, we are at a unique position to provide a team with vast experience in executing defence collaboration contracts, advice in acquisition in defence, advice in responding to RFPs by India’s defence establishment, procurement of industrial license, advice on defenceprocurement procedure and offset requirement in India, import and export of defence, dual use technology products, etc.

Healthcare and Pharma

Healthcare is also one of the fastest growing sectors in India. We have substantial experience representing several companies in the healthcare sector, including hospital chains, medical colleges and other healthcare service providers. We have advised our clients in the healthcare and pharma sector in incorporation, venture capital funding, debt financing, intellectual property protection, licensing of intellectual properties, acquisition of properties, employment advisory, disputes, etc.


We have considerable experience in advising Indian and foreign multinational companies in the logistics sector in relation to corporate advise on doing business in India, drafting and review of contracts and standard forms, prevention of potential disputes with clients and third parties. We also represent our clients in this sector in litigationsfor recovery of dues, contractual disputes, employee disputes, customs compliance etc.


Our tax team has experience in advising multinational corporations on all issues related to indirect taxation in India. We regularly advice companies with regards to SEZ, STPI etc. We also provide litigation support in both direct and indirect taxation. On direct taxes, we advise clients on issues related to formation of permanent establishment and other cross border tax issues arising out of DTAAs etc.

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Internship - Law students interested to work with Ashlar Law are encouraged to apply for internship with the firm.
Currently Ashlar Law offers two internship models:
(a) Short internship for four to six weeks and (b) Long internships for three or six months.
Internship applications are to be sent to at least eight weeks prior to the preferred dates.
Recruitment - Law graduates or experienced lawyers interested to work with Ashlar Law are requested to send their CVs along with location preference to

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