Overview

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 recommended as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for the past ten years. 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 a Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Leading Lawyers. 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.

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2020

"A very respected figure in India for antitrust issues." 

"He is very pragmatic about how business works in India and also has international experience, which means he can predict how things will pan out in other jurisdictions."

"He is resourceful and excellent on strategy. He also has the skills and intelligence to absorb key information quickly."

A client who has "always found him helpful and very knowledgeable" adds: "He understands the business very well and helps us come to practical solutions."

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2019

"He is resourceful and excellent on strategy. He also has the skills and intelligence to absorb key information quickly."

Acclaimed as "a very respected figure in India for antitrust issues." He has more than 25 years of experience embracing the representation of both leading multinationals and Indian regulatory bodies, including the CCI. One source reports that "he is very pragmatic about how business works in India and also has international experience, which means he can predict how things will pan out in other jurisdictions."


RSG India Report

Suhail Nathani is recommended for his ‘expertise and extremely practical advice’.

Described as “an exceptional lawyer and adviser” who is “responsive, smart, and always has excellent junior partners and associates available to assist.” “He has a broad understanding of Indian business and the challenges faced by [foreign companies] investing in the country.” “He provides excellent guidance to firms looking to ensure the safety of their investments and needing to navigate the complex regulatory and legal environment that India presents.”

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Suhail Nathani has a wide range of expertise spanning private equity, as well as M&A and international trade work. Interviewees report he is "extremely responsive" and his "knowledge is encyclopaedic."

Managing partner and practice head Suhail Nathani is recognised as "a go-to person in the firm “who is "always available" and "walks you through some very complex and difficult parts" of matters.


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