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.
Our partner, Ms. Aparna Ravi is part of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to provide its recommendations on two emerging areas in insolvency resolution - the insolvency of group enterprises and the rules and regulations for the smooth implementation of cross border insolvency provisions into the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
This article mainly focuses on the legislative change brought under the IBC 2016 for the inclusion of restructuring processes for a Financial Service Provider, more specifically Non- Banking Financial Companies (NBFC). In light of this significant development, we have also analyzed the role of RBI for initiating any corporate resolution process under these new rules.
As you may be aware, with the spread of Covid-19 worldwide and locally, Samvad Partners,has moved to a ‘Work from Home’ mode from March 16th, 2020 onwards. We will be continuing this till the immediate future. We have taken this measure pursuant to the Government orders and keeping in mind the safety of our lawyers and staff, and with the larger public interest in mind.
We are delighted to share that our partner, Ms. Poornima Hatti, has been honored with the 'Star Women in Law of the Year' award at the LegalEra's Women in Law Excellence Awards 2020.