At a Glance

Since the firm’s inception in 2003, HSA Advocates (HSA) has consistently been recognised amongst one of India’s foremost and trusted full service legal advisors to corporates, financial institutions, PE and VC funds, governments and public sector enterprises. Drawing strength from the collective experience of its people, the exceptional diversity of its profiles and deep sector understanding, at HSA each and every lawyer invests in servicing clients with utmost sincerity, keeping the client's interest paramount.

This is demonstrated by the high level of commitment and ability to find pragmatic solutions that are unique and rooted in deep insights of a client’s business. This allows the firm to not only help clients mitigate risks but also find solutions that create a pathway of success. The in-depth knowledge of policy-legal-regulatory and commercial risks and the subtle nuances that influence the underlying sectors/industries is a key differentiator that sets the firm apart.

Clients acknowledge and recognize HSA for the professionalism and commercial perspective brought to assignments; strong commercial acumen, managing transactions in an efficient and cost-effective manner and to address and resolve demanding commercial and legal issues in a practical manner has always been recognised by the clients as strong points of HSA.

Led by a growing collegium of partners who are legal experts of great repute, the firm has a well-established full service capability to serve clients across multiple industries and sectors including Automotive, Aviation, Banks and Financial Institutions, Ecommerce, Education, Energy including Renewable Energy, Environment, Health and Safety, Hospitality and Healthcare, Infrastructure-urban and rural, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Mining and Exploration, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, PPP Projects, Real Estate, Retail and FMCG, Services Sector, Smart Cities, Transport, Telecommunication, IT and software.

With offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, HSA Advocates’ credentials are a testimony of its ability to attract the best and brightest talent and the firm’s belief in nurturing teams with the requisite skills, in particular cultivating sector-specific expertise.

Some of the firm's marquee work that represents the diversity, scale and complexity of the mandates it handles include :

  • Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the largest infrastructure and urbanization project in the world, comprising creation of 6 greenfield mega cities covering an overall length of 1483 kilometres between Delhi and Mumbai.

  • International Finance Corporation and Government of Gujarat on the development of rooftop solar power projects.

  • Equis Funds Group, Singapore based renewal energy focused fund, on its equity investment transactions to DANS Energy Consulting Private Limited (“DANS”), which holds interests in two Indian companies developing 194 MW Hydro Power Platform in Northern India. It was awarded as the ‘Deal of the Year’ by India Business Law Journal awarded in 2012.

  • Shenzhen Shandong Nuclear Power Construction Company Ltd., a leading power plant construction company from China in an international commercial arbitration in India against Vedanta Aluminium Ltd. with respect to a claim of around INR 2500 crore.

  • Avigo Capital Partners, on the proposed sale of a part of its stake in education services provider Maharana Infrastructure and Professional Services (MIPS) through INR 300 crore public offer that values the company at INR 1,300 crore.

  • Various international and domestic banks and financial institutions like Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA-CIB), Ratnakar Bank, DCB Bank, United Overseas Bank, Arab Africa International Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, China Development Bank, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, IDFC Limited, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation on various financing matters in India.


To create value for our clients

To enrich our work environment

Celebrate accomplishments


To be recognized as the leading law firm

To be the workplace of choice

The firm will survive individuals


Excellence : Consistently displaying high standards of quality & exceeding expectations in all that we do

Ethics & Integrity : Being honest & sincere in all that we do

Mutual Respect : Promoting inclusiveness & capitalizing on individual strengths

Commitment : Delivering on our promises

Accountability : Taking ownership & being responsible

Continuous Learning : Being open to learn, listen & share

HSA Advocates has been a trusted legal counsel to its clients and has worked seamlessly with them over the past many years. This has been acknowledged by our clients and legal publications alike. Many of these listings and rankings are based on complexity of mandates handled, innovative practices applied as well as the confidence that clients have in the law firm’s ability. Some of the acknowledgements that we have received from key publications of global repute are listed below :

Chambers Global - 2016 / 17

Ranked Practice Area Ranked Lawyers
Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Hemant Sahai, Amitabh Sharma,
Anjan Dasgupta
Corporate M&A Aparajit Bhattacharya
Banking & Finance  
Dispute Resolution  

Chambers Asia Pacific - 2016 / 17

Ranked Practice Area Ranked Lawyers
Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Hemant Sahai, Amitabh Sharma,
Anjan Dasgupta
Corporate M&A Aparajit Bhattacharya
Banking & Finance  
Dispute Resolution  

League Table Ranking - 2016

Ranked as per Venture Intelligence M&A League Tables by deal volume
Ranked as per Merger Market M&A League Tables by deal count

Ranked as per Thomson Reuters M&A League Tables under ‘Mid-Market Rankings’

Ranked as per Bloomberg M&A League Tables by deal volume
Ranked as per VCC Edge M&A League Tables by deal count
Band (2016-17)
Ranked Lawyers
Aparajit Bhattacharya Band 3

Hemant Sahai Band 1

Amitabh Sharma Band 2

Anjan Dasgupta Band 4