DH Law Associates

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1997
    • Partners: 9
    • Lawyers: 45
    • Recommended for: Real Estate
    • Split of work: Domestic 35% International 65%
    • Offices: Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Art Law; Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial Advisory; Dispute Resolution – Litigation and Arbitration; Food Law; Hospitality and Leisure; IP; Labour and Employment; M&A; Private Equity; Real Estate and Property; Renewable Energy; Technology, Media and Telecoms; Wills and Trusts

    The past year has seen DH Law Associates expand its partnership and attract the patronage of a number of high-profile domestic and international clients, among them Fortune 500 companies, international institutions, investment banks and private equity funds. The firm distinguishes itself in particular in the field of real estate and dispute resolution, while other key strengths include corporate transactional work.


    Dual qualified in India and England & Wales, Nusrat Hassan brings over two decades of experience in dispute resolution and M&A to his role as managing partner. He is praised variously for his expertise in foreign direct investment regulations, anti-corruption, and commercial arbitration and is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate.

    Prasad Dhande leads the firm’s telecom infrastructure practice and counts Tata Telecom, Indus Towers, Sarens and Idea Cellular among his clients. Sidhartha Srivastava meanwhile leads the contentious practice as well as the advisory practice on labour and industrial regulatory compliance, and has notable clients like Coca-Cola, LG, Samsung, Dupont India, Cargill India, Amira Foods.

    Santosh Pai heads the China practice and is known for his corporate and M&A work in the Indo-Chinese business corridor, having recently advised Sinoma International on its maiden acquisition of an Indian cement engineering outfit. Vikas Kumar is also a “big name” in the firm’s corporate team and advises domestic and international clients on joint ventures, FDI and private equity, and acted on the setting up of a domestic venture fund and an acquisition by Gujarat Venture Funds. His other clients include international companies such as Proactis, Leeds Metropolitan University, Bruderer AG, Valbruna Gulf and Caravan DMCC.

    The firm has a fully integrated office in Patna, led by associate partner Saket Tiwary, to provide service to its clients in Eastern India. Tiwary provides litigation and real estate support to banks, telecom companies and other corporates setting up their offices in Bihar.