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    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    We have highly specialized industry specific teams for arbitration, mediation and negotiation. We ensure that we pre-mitigate litigation risks for our clients to the best possible extent. Our ADR team carefully vets any/all transactions, contractual obligations and commercial agreements at the very onset to ensure that all areas of any future course of disputes are taken care of to secure our Client’s interests. We are particularly focused on pre-arbitration resolution process as well. We also consider the contours pertaining to post arbitration litigation parameters. We know the difficulty faced by parties in an arbitration even after they obtain an arbitral award in their favour (instances of appeals, execution difficulty and garnishee proceedings) and make sure that we address those issues well in advance to secure our client’s interests.

    With over 30 years of cumulative experience across all major institutional arbitration centres around the world at multiple jurisdictions including LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Center), MIAC (Malaysian International Arbitration Center) , DIAC ( Dubai International Arbitration Centre) , CAS ( Court of Arbitration for Sport ) , we ensure quality of services for our Clients . Our partners also have specific expertise in arbitration matters pertaining to commercial, sports, infrastructure, maritime, healthcare, banking sectors.

    Banking & Finance

    Our expertise with financial institutions extends transactional, advisory and litigation services. Our team acts in relation to all banking matters including acquisition finance for corporate transactions, ECBs (External Commercial Borrowings), TSR ( Title Search Report), Debt Restructuring, SPVs, cross-border investments, escrow transactions, import/export/shipping /cargo LCs, project financing and recovery proceedings . We also provide quality services in equity management and funding projects. Our team routinely advises commercial corporations including banking institutions, Non-Banking Financial Companies, Asset Management Companies and fintech intermediaries.

    Corporate Advisory

    Our partners understand the nuances pertaining to the different business and investment sectors and have thorough experience in successfully balancing the legal intricacies to complement and enhance their economic gains.

    We advise businesses of all sizes including shareholders structuring , takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing, reorganization or restructuring and closure. Atharva Legal LLP is well equipped to provide quality legal support through each and every step involved.

    With a focused team specialising PE and VC transactions and investments , the law firm is well versed to efficiently handle complex issues pertaining to the same.

    Employment & Labor Laws

    With an experience of over 30 years across all segments and categories of employment and labour rules compliances and related litigations, the team’s expertise in rendering sound advice to avoid any employment & labour rules compliance related risks for business entities. We understand our Client’s objective and accordingly help them to secure their interests in the finest possible manner. Our services comprise of:

    • Drafting/Vetting/Managing Employment Contracts.
    • Taking care of confidentiality -non compete -non-solicitation aspects between employers and employees.
    • NDA ( Non-Disclosure Agreements )
    • Regulations pertaining to rules and guidelines pertaining to Working Women
    • Prevention of Sexual Harassment (POSH ) : Compliance & Audit
    • Internal Complaints Committee Proceedings
    • Immigration and People Mobility including migration.
    • Domestic enquiries pertaining to discriminating actions.
    • Employee transfer/absorption as a part of Mergers & Acquisitions.
    • Anti-Bribery / Corruption Policies
    • Grievance Redressal and Whistle-Blower Policies
    • Inclusion and Diversity Policies.
    • Disputes/ Litigation pertaining to employment and labour issues.

    Environmental Law

    Atharva Legal LLP exclusively partners with Enviro Legal Defence Firm (ELDF) for all matters pertaining to Environmental Law. We strongly believe that when it comes down to matters pertaining to Environmental Law we not only have the requisite field experts on our side but also have the policy regulators in our panel suited to our Client’s requirements. With ELDF and Atharva Legal LLP both at our Client’s disposal, they have access to the finest non-pareil levels of competency and expertise in the domain. The thematic areas of environment and development law where Atharva Legal LLP and ELDF specializes in includes:

    • Legal Framework on Air and Noise Pollution
    • Vehicular Pollution
    • Stubble and Waste Burning
    • Industrial Emissions
    • Building and Construction
    • Audio and Light Industries
    • Judicial response.
    • Developing Biodiversity Rule
    • Developing Legal and Policy Strategy Action Plan
    • Linking Participatory Forest Management and Bio Diversity Conservation
    • Community intellectual property
    • Medicinal Plants Policy and Strategy
    • Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihoods Linkage-Policy implications
    • Biodiversity Heritage Sites
    • Access and Benefit Sharing
    • Biodiversity and threatened species
    • Biodiversity and Imp act assessment
    • Judicial response.
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions and Natural Resource Management
    • PESA in Schedule V Areas of India-self-governance framework
    • Empowerment of Gram Sabha in Schedule V Areas
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions and Joint Forest Management Committees
    • Schedule VI and special states
    • Judicial response
    • Review of disaster prevention laws
    • Tsunami reconstruction and flood management
    • Disaster preparedness
    • Disaster Management and Law
    • Floods and Law
    • Judicial response
    • Renewable energy development and outreach
    • Bio Fuels and Rural Energy Systems
    • Developing law on Renewable Energy
    • Feasibility of siting renewable energy facilities
    • Distributed Renewable Energy Law
    • Climate Change, Energy and Law
    • Solar Energy development and environment implications
    • Off Grid solutions in solar energy
    • Solar Mission, Legal and Institutional challenges
    • Rural Electrification, Rural energy access and legal challenges
    • Energy Efficiency and Law
    • Judicial response
    • Governance and Development
    • Access to Justice
    • Conflict s over natural resources
    • Right to Information
    • Judicial response
    • Enviro Legal Due Diligence
    • Equivalence Assessments of International Law and Policy and Indian Legal Regime
    • Review of Pollution Laws- Air, noise and water
    • Environment Impact Assessment and law
    • Solid waste management and law
    • Hazardous waste and toxics – legal aspects
    • Ecologically sensitive areas and legal implications
    • Mercury management and law
    • Judicial response.
    • Forest Sector Law and Policy Review
    • Forest Sector Reforms
    • Forest diversion including Clearances
    • Participatory Forest Management and legal implications
    • Community Forestry and Law especially in North East
    • Institutional Analysis and Forest management Linkage
    • Forest Based Community Enterprises
    • Legal aspects of Forest Land Valuation
    • Forest settlement processes
    • Non-Timber Forest Products and Law
    • Forest based livelihoods and Legal implications
    • Forest Offences
    • Forest Tribal Interface
    • Forest rights recognition process
    • Community forest rights and community forest resource- legal implications
    • Forest Certification
    • Forest commons
    • Forests and extractive industries
    • Judicial response.
    • Land Acquisition and Public Purpose
    • Land Acquisition in Schedule V and Schedule VI areas
    • Legal Regime on Tribal Land in India
    • Tenant rights and law
    • Land alienation or transfer and legal rights
    • Record of rights
    • Community right over lands
    • Land categorization and customary rights
    • Land use boards and law
    • Land Acquisition process improvement
    • Common Lands and law
    • Judicial response.
    • National and International law on marine environment
    • Turtle conservation and law
    • Coastal zone management and post tsunami reconstruction-legal aspects
    • Customary law practices of local communities in coasts
    • Marine biological resources and Integrated Coastal Management and law
    • Fish workers’ rights
    • Coastal SEZ and implications in law
    • Marine Fisheries management and law
    • Coastal regulation zone and leg al implications
    • Coastal Infrastructure including ports and legal implications
    • Marine Pollution and legal response
    • Off-shore renewable energy projects
    • Coastal tourism and law
    • Islands and legal protection
    • Marine species protection
    • Legal framework for mangrove protection
    • Mainstreaming Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Production Sector
    • Judicial response.
    • Scheduled Area Development
    • Scheduled area Governance
    • Schedule V and Schedule VI areas and Land Acquisition
    • Community-Based Property Rights (CBPRs) of indigenous communities
    • National Policies, Programmes and International Instruments for Tribal peoples
    • Policy Tools for Marginalized Managers of Natural Resources
    • Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) and Law
    • Religious and Cultural Rights
    • International Conventions on Indigenous (Tribal) People
    • Tribal Forest interface
    • Judicial response.
    • Environmentally sustainable/Residential/Commercial Urban Areas with Private Sector Participation- Institutional and Legal aspects
    • Enviro Legal Due Diligence
    • Mega Linear Projects including Highways, Railways and land acquisition
    • Environmental and social impact s of infrastructure development
    • Hydel projects
    • Oil prospecting in ecologically sensitive areas and due diligence
    • Urban planning
    • Waste management
    • Judicial response.
    • Water Law and policy review
    • Incentive based mechanisms in watershed management and implications in law
    • Minor water bodies and legal implications
    • Legal aspects of rural water supply and sanitation
    • Participatory irrigation management and law
    • Panchayat -User Group linkage and implications in law
    • Integrated water resource management and law
    • Legal aspects of command area impact assessment
    • Water based livelihood and law
    • Customary law and traditional water management practices
    • Institutional governance on watershed development
    • Ground water law
    • Riparian rights and law
    • Water commons
    • Fisheries
    • Wetland protection
    • Judicial response.
    • Legal regime on Protected Area (PA) management
    • Legal reforms on Wildlife
    • Eco development and implications in law
    • Legal aspects of Landscape management
    • Elephant Reserves, Biosphere reserves, Wildlife Corridor s and legal implications
    • Settlement of rights process in PAs
    • Financial sustainability of PAs and legal tools
    • Legal reforms on wildlife in other countries
    • Community based wildlife management
    • Wildlife trade and legality
    • Wildlife crime control
    • Critical wildlife habitat
    • Critical tiger habitat (Core) and Buffer areas and law
    • Wildlife Law training
    • Exotic species and law
    • Ecologically sensitive areas
    • Tiger Reserves and legal process
    • Judicial response.


    Our team is well versed with all the judicial forums with an existing practice that spans over 650+ districts within the territorial jurisdiction of India and a strong network of over 175+ lawyers practicing across all forums including judicial forums /quasi-judicial bodies / Special Statutory Courts and Tribunals . We also have designated senior counsels within our network across all the existing High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India . We carefully evaluate the stakes of our client, consider the parameters of the opposing counsels and the parties, precedents of the judicial bench and all possible contours while formulating the best suited strategy for our clients in any given matter.

    We have partners and associates who are/ have been on the panels of various Central Government bodies, State Government entities and Public Sector Undertakings as well. In addition to the same we have plethora of experience in constructively engaging ourselves with the in-house counsels. With partners and professionals from Atharva Legal Network who had been earlier on the panel of Indian Oil, SAIL, BHEL, NTPC, GAIL, Ministry of Home Affairs, India, Ministry of External Affairs, India , Central Bureau of Investigation, Enforcement Directorate, Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Department, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, etc. we appreciate the value of harmoniously working with the in-house counsels , panel counsels and nodal officers of concerned enforcement authorities.

    In addition to the above, Atharva Legal Network comprises of former judicial members including but not limited to retd. Supreme Court of India Judges, retd. High Court judges , former judicial members , former IAS/IPS/IRS bureaucrats , former members of tribunals like NCLAT, NCLT , NGT, retd. District Judges etc. This provides an additional edge to the law firm to cater to our Client’s requirement in a much nuanced , technically sound and result oriented approach.

    Sports Law

    Our dedicated team of sports law comprises both domestic and international lawyers having years of experience with established sporting leagues and concerned commercials has represented a number of the major names across multiple sport disciplines throughout and our network and expertise is constantly growing. Our team understands the sports industry and all the stakeholder entities involved from both legal and commercial perspectives. We put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do and our Clientele includes regulatory authorities, governing bodies, licensing rights owners, franchise owners, sponsors, sporting teams, individual athletes, branding and merchandising entities, Sports Media Broadcasters, Sports Talent Management entities, Betting and Gambling entities, E-sports entities and player associations. The firm’s expertise extends to sports, gaming, anti-doping, contractual compliances, league management, corporate diligence, agency management and representation. Furthermore, our services under the domain extend to Employment and Labor law compliances, trademark and copyright issues, athlete & celebrity management, etc. Our experience and expertise spans across the full spectrum of the specific domain of sports law offering non-pareil services in sports related litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, sports-related financial transactions including stadium financings, franchise acquisitions, and other corporate matters including mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, marketing regulations, media and broadcasting rights. We offer complete custom legal solutions for any sporting event or any commercial entity right from its inception stage. Our partners constantly engage themselves with policy framers and legislative entities as well to ensure that our clients receive the finest edge possible.

    The team also undertakes sports law specific dispute resolution and arbitration work before LCIA , CAS, HKIAC , SIAC , DIAC , MIAC.

    White Collar Crimes

    With a team of highly skilled lawyers along with a team of corporate due-diligence and investigative professionals, former enforcement agency personnel and ex- judicial members, Atharva Legal LLP ‘s network and expertise to handle any issue pertaining to White Collar Crimes is extremely efficient and effective. We have an exceptional level of experience in this particular domain area. We have successfully handled complex legal issues pertaining to financial frauds, cyber crimes, cyber security, anti-bribery, corruption, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, syndicate operations, corporate and accounting fraud , insider trading, data privacy, cartels, sanctions-related crimes , illegal cross-border transactions, smuggling etc. for both Govt. and Non-Government entities. We act for clients facing investigation by regulators and law enforcement agencies. We also Our team includes attorneys who can handle all contingencies at any stage of an apprehension, inquiry, investigation, agency proceeding and trial in matters pertaining to White Collar Crimes including but not limited to special courts of PMLA ( Prevention of Money laundering Act ), SFIO ( Serious Fraud Investigation Office), EoW ( Economic Offences Wing ) etc. Our team of extradition experts specializes in dealing with the risks faced by high net worth individuals who can be faced with commercially/politically motivated extradition requests.