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Ahlawat & Associates is one of the top law firms in India, catering to domestic and international clients. Our services extend across diverse sectors of industry including assistance to facilitate foreign direct investments and business setup in India.

Ahlawat & Associates (“A&A”) was started as a purely litigation firm in 1978 by Mrs. Avnish Ahlawat. In the year 2012, led by collective expertise and a growing number of partners, A&A expanded its field of services offering comprehensive counsel on a range of legal services including Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Real Estate, Education, Intellectual Property, Employment and Labor, to name a few, thereby re-branding ourselves as a full service law firm.

Today, we pride ourselves for being amongst the most sought legal service providers, addressing an array of legal issues especially those relating to Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Corporate Compliance & Governance as well as advisory support to the booming start up ecosystem, in both the domestic and international space. Since our diversification, A&A has assisted clients from over 20 jurisdictions to enter and flourish in India by providing various options to best suit their needs.

We have adopted an approach that demands the highest levels of knowledge, technical skill and service delivery allowing us to provide accurate, reliable, timely and cost-effective advice across a range of industry groups and sectors.

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) after receiving suggestions from the corporates and other entities on relaxing the existing External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) framework has decided, in consultation with the Government of India, to further rationalize and liberalize the ECB guidelines. The following amendments have been made with effect from 27th April, 2018: (i) Rationalization […]

The Supreme Court today ruled that foreign law firms cannot practice in India, but allowed international lawyers to “fly in and fly out” to provide legal advice to their clients in India. The Apex Court also held that the foreign lawyers can appear in International Commercial Arbitration (ICA) subject to relevant institutional framework and rules. […]

In an attempt to make the Indian arbitration stronger and more regularized, the Cabinet has approved the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. The Bill proposes to make the arbitration process user-friendly, cost-effective and to expedite speedy disposal. One of the main objectives of the Bill is to facilitate speedy […]