BFS Legal

Editorial analysis
    • Partners: 3
    • Lawyers: 15
    • Recommended for: Business Crime Defence
    • Offices: Chennai
    • Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Banking; IP; Litigation; Media; Real Estate; Transactional

    Operating with a team of 15 attorneys in Chennai, BFS Legal enjoys international prominence for its dispute resolution work, offering clients an extensive network of associate offices throughout India, and in Australia, England and the US. The firm represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Judicature at Madras, and numerous district courts, appellate boards and tribunals, registries, and commissions. BFS handles high-value commercial transactions in the banking and real estate sector on a regular basis, and has seen robust growth in its IP and media teams of late. Lawyers at the firm noted an increase in transactions relating to the setting up of educational institutions via cross-border investments and a rise in demand for due diligence work over the past year.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    PV Balasubramaniam’s long career as a litigator has seen him earn a reputation in various sectors, including IT, shipping, aviation, real estate, pharmaceuticals, media, automobiles, hotels and financial services, but he is chiefly lauded for his business crime defence work, which is internationally recognised as “excellent”. D Ferdinand represents domestic and international
    clients in complex litigation, including corporate, securities and commercial matters before various forums. His practice also focuses on advising companies and their stakeholders with respect to complex business reorganisations, troubled company M&A, debt restructurings and financing matters, including advising directors and officers on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and strategic issues. 

    KM Aasim Shehzad has extensive experience in commercial litigation, having represented corporations and individuals from a variety of industries in numerous high-profile disputes. He is also much in demand for his litigation-avoidance strategy advice and is consulted by clients concerning litigation-related corporate governance and disclosure issues. Consultant Akhil Bhansali heads the banking department, as well as the firm’s IP team. He appears regularly before the Debt Recovery Tribunal as well as the Trademark and Patent Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.