Suhail is widely recognized as a leading lawyer in India. His work is across M&A, regulatory, securities law, trade and competition laws.
RSG India reports describe Suhail as an ‘exceptional lawyer and adviser who has a broad understanding of Indian business and the challenges faced by [foreign companies] investing in the country.’ He is also recommended for his ‘expertise and extremely practical advice’.
Suhail has successfully represented India in WTO disputes before the Panel and Appellate Body in Geneva, and has been counsel to the Competition Commission of India (CCI), and Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He was also part of the CCI’s Working Group on Competition Policy, Advocacy and Advisory Functions and has been part of the ‘Law Firm Working Group’ formed by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to give a final shape to the merger regulations of the country. Additionally, Suhail has worked with the Department for International Development (DFID – UK) to draft the competition and consumer laws in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He has also served as part of the Charity Commissioner task force of the Government of Maharashtra which suggested overhaul of the Bombay Public Trusts Act.
Suhail has been recognized amongst the top 30 International Trade practitioners in the world by the Best of the Best Expert Guides. Suhail has been ranked by the Chambers Asia-Pacific for his expertise in Competition/Antitrust, Corporate M&A and International Trade and has been commended in the Hall of Fame (for WTO/International Trade) and as a Leading Lawyer (for Competition/Antitrust) and recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A and Private Equity and Investment Funds in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific rankings. Additionally, he has been recognized for his expertise in the Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs, has been featured as a “Thought Leader” – Trade & Customs” in Who’s Who Legal and has also been identified as an Elite practitioner by Asialaw Leading Lawyers Guide. He has also featured as a Market Leading Lawyer in IFLR1000 (Financial & Corporate) and in the India Business Law Journal’s A List as India’s Top 100 Lawyers.
Suhail is an Honorary Adjunct Professor at the Jindal Global Law School in India, serves on the Apex Advisory Board at the Adani Institute of Infrastructure Law and serves on the boards of Somaiya Vidyavihar (a private University) and Salaam Bombay Foundation (one of India’s ten best NGO’s to work for). He also serves on the boards listed companies in India and as a Trustee for a leading Mutual Fund in India.
Suhail earned his Master’s Degree at Cambridge University, England and has also received an LL.M. from Duke University, USA. Apart from India, he is also admitted to the State Bar of New York.
Suhail Nathani is “a highly experienced trade and customs attorney”, renowned for his deep expertise in a range of matters from trade policy to remedies.