About Us

Set up in 2001 with the aim of bringing together a diverse set of professionals to deliver effective solutions for clients, Economic Laws Practice (ELP) is today a leading full-service law firm in India having offices, law firms in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai with 200+ qualified professionals – lawyers, chartered accountants, cost accountants, company secretaries and economists – assisting clients on transactional, advisory, litigation, regulatory, and tax matters.

Welcome from Suhail Nathani

Welcome to Economic Laws Practice!

Established in 2001, at Economic Laws Practice we work with our clients by understanding their business, and offer solutions within the framework of the law.

Our website will take you through our history and demonstrate our solution driven approach to lawyering in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.

‘Thought leadership’ in the law and ‘thoughtful leadership’ for our clients and our team of professionals has made Economic Laws Practice the firm of choice for several clients and professionals over the years.

I do hope you enjoy your visit and find the information here useful.

Thank you.

Suhail Nathani

Managing Partner

What Sets Us Apart?

Our people

200+ qualified professionals from diverse fields to provide specialist, cross-practice support based on deep sectoral and subject-matter knowledge

Our ethos

Proactive ideation to help pre-empt risk in an increasingly regulated operating environment

Outcome-oriented solutions

Legal advice balanced against commercial imperatives for practical, implementable solutions

Using technology to manage costs

Tech-enabled service delivery, document management system and knowledge management platform to leverage industry best practices and optimise costs

Global reach

Network of international relationships for seamless cross-border support

Preferred partners

Relationship-based engagement model offering consistent value to clients

Consistent focus on quality

Partner involvement across all stages of a matter to ensure personal attention and prompt delivery

Regular knowledge sharing

Analysing and sharing latest legal, regulatory and policy developments to update clients on issues impacting their business interests in India

Client Service

practical implemental and enforceable advice

Our professionals have appeared in various courts, tribunals and forums as a part of their development within ELP. In-depth litigation experiences have ensured that our lawyers are better positioned to understand the complexity of a mandate and the eventual consequence of the documents that secure a matter or deal.

personalised attention

Our commitment to provide dedicated and result oriented solutions of the highest quality to our clients assists them in achieving their goals. We offer our clients a high level of partner investment, personalised attention and sector specific solutions. We ensure that each client mandates personal attention and the time of individual partners and a dedicated team of professionals with the right mix of experience and expertise.

geographic reach

ELP has offices in six different cities within India and additionally close working relationships with global law firms – Network Partners based in the UK, U.S., Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, due to which we are able to assist our clients on their domestic as well as cross border legal requirements.

access to experts

A majority of our lawyers hold dual qualifications not only as lawyers but also either as company secretaries, chartered accounts, economists or even multi-jurisdiction qualifications. Our clients benefit from the expert advice which is efficient, comprehensive, practical and business oriented. ELP professionals work seamlessly with specialised practises within the firm and provide exceptional advice to our clients, with the primary objective of minimising or mitigating the risk of unanticipated exposures, thereby always ensuring our clients maximise their outcomes.

Member Organisations

Taxand

ELP is a member of the Taxand global organisation, the world’s largest independent tax organisation.

Recognitions

Corporate & Commercial
  • M&A and Joint Venture Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2011, 2013 & 2016

  • Deal of the Year 2015 by Inhouse Community’s Asian Mena Counsel magazine for advising on Johnson Controls, Hitachi Appliances, Inc (Japan) and Hitachi Limited (Japan)’s joint venture which resulted in an indirect acquisition of an Indian listed company

  • Real Estate Deal of the Year India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2015 for advising on New Vernon and Hilson Estates’ sale of indirect stake in Faery Estates to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s JV company

  • M&A Deal of the Year – IFLR/Asialaw India Awards 2012

  • Highly Recommended for Corporate and M&A – IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial Guide 2014 to 2018

  • Tier 2 for Corporate and M&A – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Corporate/ M&A – Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Corporate/ M&A – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 to 2018

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For Corporate & M&A – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Tier 1 Firm For M&A In India – Asian Legal Business Awards 2020

  • Recommended For Corporate/M&A – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Customs & Export Controls
  • Tier 1 Firm For M&A In India – Asian Legal Business Awards 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Forensics & Fraud Investigations
  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Data Protection
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Labour & Employment
  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Banking & Finance
  • Highly Recommended Firm for Banking & Finance Services, Energy and Infrastructure – Asia Law Profiles 2019

  • Tier 2 for Banking & Project Finance – IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial Guide 2015 to 2018

  • Tier 2 for Banking and Finance – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017 & 2018

  • Band 3 for Banking & Finance – Chambers Global & Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2018

  • Recommended for Banking & Finance – Asialaw Profiles 2017 & 2018

  • Top Tier – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2009 to 2018

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For Banking & Finance – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Highly Recommended For Banking & Finance – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Notable For – Financial Services Regulatory – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Competition Law & Policy
  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • ELP’s Competition & Antitrust practice breaks the ceiling ranking amongst the leading firms for competition law GCR 100 – 2019

  • Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firm Awards 2013 to 2015

  • Best Competition/Antitrust Law Firm of the Year – LegalEra Awards 2016

  • Top Tier for Antitrust & Competition – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017

  • Band 2 for Competition/Antitrust – Chambers Global & Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

  • Highly Recommended for Competition/Antitrust – Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2017

  • Highly Recommended For Competition & Anti-trust – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Highly Recommended For Competition and Anti-trust – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Defence & Aerospace
  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Hospitality
  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

International Trade & Customs Practice
  • Thought Leaders from the ELP Team recognized as World’s Top Trade and Customs Practitioners

  • Top Tier – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2010 to 2018

  • Top Tier – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2009 to 2018

  • Top Tier – Chambers Global 2010 to 2018

  • Winner of Export Controls/Sanctions Law Firm of the Year (Rest of the World) (the only law firm outside of USA and Europe to be awarded) in WorldECR Awards 2016 and (specifically reference made for Report published in 2017)

  • Experts from the team have been recognised for their expertise in International Trade & Customs by Who’s Who Legal, World ECR.

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Top Tier Firm in India For WTO/International Trade – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Law Firm of the Year For International Trade – India Business Law Journal Awards 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Recognised as one of the world’s top specialist arbitration firms, and amongst the only five firms in India that have been recognised and recommended for arbitration expertise – Global Arbitration Review’s GAR100 (9 – 11 Editions)

  • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firm Awards 2015

  • Best Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year – LegalEra Awards 2015

  • Top Tier for Litigation & Dispute Resolution – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Litigation & Dispute Resolution – Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2018

  • International Arbitration Firm of the Year, India – Inhouse Community’s ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Firms of the Year 2012 Awards

  • Underneath the GAR logo please add – One client praises the firm’s “dedicated and energetic professionals” who possess “knowledge, a pragmatic outlook to issues, and the ability to find out-of-the-box solutions”.

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • One of the world’s top specialist arbitration firms, and amongst the only five firms in India that have been recognized and recommended for arbitration expertise – Global Arbitration Review 2019

  • Highly Recommended For Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Highly Recommended For Dispute Resolution – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Policy & Regulation
  • Policy & Regulation Firm of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firm Awards 2011 & 2014

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2015 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Real Estate Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2015 for advising on New Vernon and Hilson Estates’ sale of indirect stake in Faery Estates to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s JV company

  • Tier 2 for Investment Funds – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Private Equity – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 to 2018

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For Private Equity – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Recommended For Private Equity – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Projects, Infrastructure & Energy
  • Highly Recommended Firm for Banking & Finance Services, Energy and Infrastructure – Asia Law Profiles 2019

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 to 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources in Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2018

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2010 to 2018

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2015 to 2018

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For Projects, Infrastructure & Energy – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Highly Recommended For Energy & Natural Resources – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Highly Recommended For Projects & Infrastructure – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Real Estate
  • Leading Firm for Real Estate – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2018

  • Leading Firm for Real Estate and Construction – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2015 to 2018

  • Real Estate Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2015

  • Experts from the team have been recognized for their expertise in Construction – Who’s Who Legal

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For Real Estate – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Notable For – Construction and Real Estate – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Notable For – Restructuring and Insolvency – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Securities Laws & Capital Markets
  • Highly Recommended for Capital Markets – IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial Guide 2015 to 2017

  • Recommended for Capital Markets – Asialaw Profiles 2017

  • Leading Firm for Capital Markets – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 & 2017

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Recommended For Capital Markets – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Tax
  • Outstanding Firm for Tax in India – Asialaw Profiles 2016 to 2018

  • Winner of Best Tax Firm in India Award – LegalEra Awards 2014 & 2015

  • Winner of Taxation Firm of the Year Award – India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firm Awards 2009 to 2017

  • Winner of Best Transfer Pricing Firm in India Award – World Finance Legal Awards 2014

  • Top Tier firm for Tax in India – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011 to 2018

  • Top Tier firm for Tax in India – Tax Director’s Handbook 2014 to 2018

  • Top Tier firm for Tax in India – The Legal500 Asia-Pacific 2014 to 2018

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Top Tier Firm in India For Tax – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Outstanding Firm For Tax – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Law Firm of the Year For Taxation – India Business Law Journal Awards 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report

Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Leading Firm for Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT) – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 to 2018

  • Leading Firm for TMT – The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2012 to 2018

  • Highly Recommended for Technology & Telecommunications – IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2015 to 2018

  • Highly Recommended for IT, Telco & Media – Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2018

  • Top Tier in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Band 2 in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

  • Tier 2 in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2020

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year – India Business Law Journal’s Deals of the Year Awards 2020 for advising on Carlyle’s acquisition of New Silk Route’s stake in PNB Housing Finance

  • Highly Recommended For TMT – Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

  • Highly Recommended For IT, Telco & Media – AsiaLaw Profiles 2020

  • Ranked Amongst the Top 10 Law Firms in India – RSG India Report