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Economic Laws Practice

Total number of professionals: 200+ (50 partners)
Principal office: Mumbai
Other offices: New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai

Key practice areas: Banking & finance, competition law & policy, corporate & commercial, data protection & privacy, defence & aerospace, hospitality, IBC, infrastructure (including energy, both renewable and non-renewable, mining, oil & gas), international trade & customs, litigation, arbitration & dispute resolution, policy & regulation, private equity & venture capital, real estate, securities laws & capital markets, taxation, telecommunications, media & technology.

Our services: Economic Laws Practice (ELP) is a leading full-service Indian law firm, headquartered in Mumbai. The firm was established in the year 2001 by eminent lawyers from diverse fields who envisioned a firm that would bring to the table a unique blend of professionals, ranging from of lawyers, chartered accountants, cost accountants, economists and company secretaries; enabling us to offer services with a seamless cross-practice experience and top-of-the-line expertise to clients.

With six offices pan India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Chennai), ELP has a team of over 200 qualified professionals. Working closely with leading national and international law firms in the UK, US, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region, gives ELP the ability to provide an extensive pan-India and global service offering to clients, adding to the seamless service that the firm prides itself on.

ELP has a unique positioning among law firms in India from the perspective of offering comprehensive services across the entire spectrum of transactional, advisory, litigation, regulatory, and tax matters.

ELP’s vision is people-centric and this is primarily reflected in the firm’s focus on developing and nurturing long-term relationships with clients by providing optimal solutions in a practical, qualitative and cost-efficient manner. The firm’s in-depth expertise, immediate availability, geographic reach, transparent approach and the involvement of senior partners in all assignments has made us the firm of choice for our clients.

Our achievements include:

  • Ranked among the top 10 firms in the country, with the highest client satisfaction score of 9/10 among the top 10 firms, and as one of the fastest rising law firms by RSG India Report, 2015.
  • Winner of Law Firm of the Year for taxation in India Business Law Journal’s Indian Law Firm Awards, 2017-18.
  • Recognized as one of the world’s top specialist arbitration firms by Global Arbitration Review’s GAR100 2018.
  • Winner of Export Controls/Sanctions Law Firm of the Year (Rest of the World) Award in the WorldECR Awards 2017.
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Firm for tax by Asialaw Profiles, 2018.
  • Winner of Competition & Antitrust Law Firm of the Year Award in the LegalEra Awards, 2015-16.
  • Recognized as a leading firm for banking & finance, competition & antitrust, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, WTO/international trade and projects, infrastructure & energy by Chambers Global, 2017.
  • Recognized as a top-tier firm for antitrust & competition; dispute resolution; projects & energy; tax; and WTO/international trade by Asia-Pacific Legal 500, 2017.
  • Highly recommended for banking, capital markets, M&A, private equity, and project finance by IFLR 1000 Financial & Corporate Guide, 2018.

Valuing indirect transfers: New rules introduced

By Ranjeet Mahtani and Hardik Choksi, Economic Laws Practice
A US$11 billion deal between Vodafone and Hutchison Group brought the taxability of indirect transfers of Indian assets into the limelight. The Supreme Court...

TARC leads the way on taxation reform

By Karthik Sundaram and Karthik Nair, Economic Laws Practice
In an attempt to radically reform the tax administration in India, the central government appointed the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), with Dr Parthasarathi...

Public interest and balance in anti-dumping measures

By Sanjay Notani, Mrugank Kamdar and Tanaya Sethi, Economic Laws Practice
Anti-dumping measures are imposed to protect the domestic industry from dumped imports. Therefore, the adoption of anti-dumping legislation reflects a public interest consideration in...

Considering P2P lending as a finance alternative

By Babu Sivaprakasam, Deep Roy and Sharmila Ratnam, Economic Laws Practice
With the Indian economy not growing as expected, widespread economic disparity, and financial institutions reeling under pressure from stressed and non-performing assets, there is...

Equalization levy: Dawn of dealing with the digital age

By Ranjeet Mahtani and Stella Joseph, Economic Laws Practice
India has, in its 2016-17 budget, taken a seemingly long-sighted step to tax an otherwise elusive yet significant section of the economy, i.e. the...


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109 A, 1st Floor, Dalamal Towers
Free Press Journal Road
Nariman Point
Mumbai – 400 021, India
T: +91 22 6636 7000
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New Delhi
801 A, 8th Floor
Konnectus Tower
Bhavbhuti Marg
Opp. Ajmeri Gate Station
Nr. Minto Bridge
New Delhi – 110 001, India
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801, 8th Floor, Abhijeet III
Mithakali Six Road, Ellisbridge
Ahmedabad – 380 006, India
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202, 2nd Floor
Vascon Eco Tower
Baner Pashan Road
Pune – 411 045, India
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6th Floor, Rockline Centre
54, Richmond Road
Bengaluru – 560 025, India
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No. 6, 4th Lane
Nungambakkam High Road
Chennai – 600 034, India
T: +91 44 4210 4863
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Contact person for all locations
Dimple Chainani
Head Corporate Communications
E: [email protected]


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