K LAW/Krishnamurthy & Co

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1999
    • Partners: 5
    • Lawyers: 75
    • Split of work: Domestic 65% International 35%
    • Offices: Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Banking; Biotechnology; Capital Markets; Commercial Law; Compliance Audit; Defence; Dispute Resolution; Entertainment & Media; Foreign Investment & Exchange Control; IP; IT; Insurance; M&A; Oil & Gas; Power ; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Real Estate; Telecommunications

    Celebrating 15 years of service this year, K LAW is a reputed full-service firm assisting international and domestic clients in matters across India, with a particular focus on corporate matters, IP, real estate and disputes. The firm has expanded its partnership in the past year as well as opening an associate office in London, further cementing what sources describe as a
    “great international presence”.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Founder and managing partner Naina Krishnamurthy leads the corporate and commercial team at the firm, regularly acting in complex M&A and joint-venture transactions for public and private multinationals and mid-market operators, including Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Industries, Yahoo! India and AOL India. Nikhil Krishnamurthy was named among our “40 under 45” and was hailed as a “brilliant young lawyer” for his work in IP, Media and IT matters.

    CLIENTS

    The firm assisted L&T finance on its acquisition of Fidelity’s India mutual fund business for over $100 million: one of the largest M&A deals in the country’s mutual fund space. Other notable transactions include Pipadev Defence & Offshore Engineering’s joint venture partnership with Mazgaon Dock; Quickjet Cargo Airlines’ acquisition of a stake in Swiss airline Farnair; Apodis Hotels’ acquisition of a stake in Intellistay Hotels; and e4e’s sale of its entertainment business in India, the US and the UK to Pole To Win.