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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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