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DSK Legal

DSK Legal is an Indian corporate law firm with headquarters in Mumbai and offices in Delhi and Bangalore. It was started in 2001 with 7 lawyers and the firm has now grown to three offices. DSK Legal merged with 15-lawyer Bangalore litigation and real estate firm AKS Law Associates in April,2011; spreading its wings in South India. [1] The firm also scopped a chunk of Paras Kuhad & Associates Delhi team with 14 lawyers, almost doubling the size of DSK’s Delhi outpost. [2]

The firms has a glamorous side to it with founding partner, Anand Desai, who appeared for Aamir Khan’s box office bonanza Delhi Belly against a raft of obscenity claims. In this case, the movie was granted an adult certificate by the censor without any cuts, Desai said that they argued most reviews of the film had been positive and had stated that it was taking Indian cinema to the “next level”. [3]


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[edit] Important Deals

  • Desai & Diwanji advised private equity house Olympus Capital Asia Investments in its purchase of over Rs. 500 crore ($100m) in DM Healthcare. [4]
  • DSK Legal’s Delhi office had scored the role of advising Japanese telecoms major Softbank Corp on its $200m strategic investment in Bangalore-based mobile ad network InMobi, alongside four international firms. [5]

[edit] Careers

[edit] Partners

Name Designation Office Focus Graduation year
Anand Desai Managing Partner Mumbai
Satish Kishanchandani
Ajay Shaw Mumbai
Niraj Kumar Partner Delhi
Raksha Kothari Partner Mumbai
Narendra Dingankar Partner Mumbai
Sajit Suvarna Partner Mumbai
D.K.Vasal Partner Mumbai
Tushar Ajinkya Partner Mumbai
Nirav Shah Partner Mumbai
Jatin Pore Partner Mumbai
Chirag Mody Partner Mumbai Litigation
Balbir Singh Partner Delhi
Ravi Prakash Partner Delhi
Ajesh Kumar Partner Bangalore

[edit] Offices

[edit] Delhi office

UGF 12-21, Antriksh Bhawan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110 001 Tel:+91-11-49891100

[edit] Mumbai

1203, One Indiabulls Centre, Tower 2, Floor 12 B, 841 Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai 400013 Tel:+91-22-66588000

[edit] Bangalore

E 303, Sunrise Chambers 22, Ulsoor Road Bangalore 560 042 Tel:+91-80-4039 0999

[edit] Internships

TBC

[edit] Rankings

[edit] RSG India

"The firm originated as part of Andersen Legal in India, and was primarily involved in litigation work. In the previous years it has built a reputation as a top quality firm, and despite its small size is regarded as a genuine up-and-comer. The firm has an impressive Indian and international client base, and was recommended to RSG by clients and peers. It has an energetic senior partner who is outward looking and passionate about reform in the sector. The firm is essentially formed by lateral hires and has a particular reputation in real estate work."[6]

RSG India ranks DSK Legal as the seven best firm in the country.

[edit] Legal 500

Legal 500 writes: " Clients of DSK Legal’s ‘top-notch’ team include JBF Industries, Union Bank, Bank of Baroda and Lakshmi Vilas Bank. Practice head D K Vasal is ‘excellent’."

Legal 500 rankings:

  • Aviation: Tier 3
  • Dispute Resolution: Tier 3
  • Intellectual Property: Tier 3
  • Investment Funds: Tier 3

[edit] Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners ranks Anand Desai in Band 1. It also places Narendra Dingankar in teh upcoming band.


[edit] References

  1. |DSK enters Bangalore, absorbs law firm of Ajesh Kumar
  2. |DSK scoops 14 lawyers and lit partner from Paras Kuhad Delhi
  3. |DSK’s Desai defends Aamir Khan’s ‘vulgar’ Delhi Belly
  4. |Sector record: Desai & Diwanji operate Olympus Rs. 500 cr PE healthcare buy in DM Health with Universal, DSK
  5. [DSK Delhi, 4 foreign firms on $200m Japanese IT cash injection for B’lore mobile ad network InMobi |DSK Delhi, 4 foreign firms on $200m Japanese IT cash injection for B’lore mobile ad network InMobi]
  6. http://rsg-india.com/indian-law-firms/profiles/dsk-legal

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