A young, dynamic full-service firm with a client list full of well known names, IndusLaw is becoming one of the country’s big hitters. A larger than average staff (having expanded over the past year) and a wider than average geographical distribution for a firm of its vintage, IndusLaw has proved attractive to number of international companies doing business in India as well as major domestic players.
The firm’s disputes team has had an active year, and its lawyers were highlighted by respondents to our survey. Sridhar Gomatam’s practice combines real estate and litigation, and he has acted in numerous dipsutes relating to injunctions, trusts, contracts and damages, as well as appellate litigation in relation to direct and indirect taxes. He also handles arbitrations and matters relating to intellectual property. Among the firm’s other “leading names” is Gaurav Dani, who specialises in structuring of offshore funds and investments including shariahcompliant funds, private equity transactions, structured finance, commercial lending, capital markets, shareholder disputes and M&A. “Superb” Hyderabad-based lawyer Satya Sree Akella joined the firm in 2012 and has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital matters with a focus on representing entrepreneurs and businesses.
IndusLaw recently filed a suit on behalf of Whirlpool, which is pending in the High Court of Karnataka, against Samsung India Electronics for infringement and passing off in relation to six registered designs of a refrigerator with a bottom drawer. The high court is currently hearing the applications for interim injunctions. The firm is also acting for Vestas Wind Technology in respect of four civil suits originally filed in Hospet, Karnataka, against the Baldota Group, a mining conglomerate, in respect of disputes pertaining to a wind park at Chitradurga. Other key clients include Fujitsu India and Fujitsu Ltd, Perfint Healthcare, Icomm Tele, Maxim India Integrated Circuits and Arvind Infrastructure.