Award-winning law firm delivering innovative and quality legal solutions to clients.
"A proficient, full-service offering with national coverage and increasing cross-border capabilities & highly professional approach combined with clear thinking."
Chambers & Partners 2019
Pan India presence with 5 offices across India, located strategically in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Over 100 lawyers with expertise in varied practice areas and sectors across offices.
Services across 18 practice areas.
Samvād: Partners is a full-service Indian law firm with offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. We strive to maintain lasting relationships with our clients by understanding their business needs and offering simple and effective solutions to complex legal and regulatory challenges in India. We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professional integrity and nurturing our lawyers in a work environment that motivates them to achieve and maintain the highest standards.
In Sanskrit, ‘Samvad’ connotes “discussion, dialogue, debate, engagement”. Samvad underpins the core philosophy of the partnership, comprising a collegiate of partners with a rich mix of domestic and international experience – having worked in top-tier national firms and several international legal and financial centres outside India, including London, New York, Singapore and the Hague.
Samvad coalesced from a merger of regional practices in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai and expanded to a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad. The Firm has grown steadily over the years to more than 100 lawyers and staff.
Our people are our strength. Many of our lawyers are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields. We have an incredibly talented team who have demonstrated success in many ways, both within and outside of the workplace. Samvad endeavours to foster an environment that attracts, nurtures and inspires leaders. Samvad arguably has one of the best ratios of women to men in law firm partnerships, not just in India but globally as well.
We recognize that every path is unique and encourage everyone to set their own course for success.
We are delighted to announce that our partners Mr. Harish Narasappa, Ms. Poornima Hatti and Ms. Vineetha MG have been consecutively ranked by Vantage Asia's India Business Law Journal among India’s Top 100 Lawyers: The A-List 2019
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The year 2019 saw a paradigm shift in the regulation of foreign investments in India. From the supersession of what was once the backbone of the regime, i.e. the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident Outside India) Regulations, 2017 (FEMA 20) to the bifurcation of investment instruments into debt and non-debt instruments, there has been a change in how foreign investments in India are regulated.