About Us

The legal profession is transforming rapidly in light of market disruption, changing client expectations and technological developments. Established in 2003, HSA’s focus on continuing evolution has enabled us to constantly adapt to emerging market dynamics and deliver consistent value to clients. We measure our success by the service we provide to clients, irrespective of the size, scope and scale of the matter at hand.We are a team of 30+ partners and over 150 professionals based out of our four offices across India’s major cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata.

Overview

We are a full-service law firm that prides itself on combining knowledge, experience and expertise to create outcome-oriented solutions and ensure our clients stay ahead of emerging opportunities and risks. Our areas of expertise include Projects Energy & Infrastructure; Banking & Finance; Restructuring & Insolvency; Corporate & Commercial; Regulatory & Policy; Defence & Aerospace; Dispute Resolution; Environment Health & Safety; Real Estate;  Technology Media & Telecommunications; Taxation; and Investigations. We are a law firm built around people. We embrace collaboration while advising our clients and assemble teams of experts to bring the right talent to address every client issue. Our belief in delivering legal advice that recognizes each client's strategic goals and business requirements allows us to offer pragmatic and implementable support across our platform of practices and sectors.

Our Journey

2003

Start of our journey with humble offices in New Delhi and Mumbai

2004

Ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for Projects & Energy practice by Legal 500

2010

Moved to a larger office at New Delhi with more than 50 professionals

2011

Rebranded the Firm with a new logo

2016

Expanded offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata and is home to 100+ professionals

2019

Awarded at the FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyer Awards in Hong Kong for advising Chhattisgarh InfoTech Promotion Society in the implementation of the Sanchar Kranti Yojana

2020

4 offices pan-India, Full-service offering, 30+ partners and over 150 professionals

Awards

Client Feedback

We find that HSA Advocates is an excellent law firm for the reason that they are always providing very clear legal opinions which are very well written and clear.

Legal 500 2020

Praised for having ‘great knowledge’ of the practice area and for ‘clear’ communication of complicated legal matters to clients.

RSG 2020

Extremely professional, with lots of knowledge in infrastructure and project financing," noting that it "understands the perspectives of lenders, developers and policymakers.

Chambers and partners 2019

The disputes team at HSA is exceptional. Under the leadership of Hemant Sahai, the team has dedicated lawyers who have the ability to work round the clock to assist a client needing urgent advice and assistance.

Legal 500 2020

Confident and professional in its approach" and highlights its "Strong understanding of the EPC business.

Chambers and partners 2019

HSA Advocates is an excellent law firm which provides very clear legal opinions.

Legal 500 2020

The key strengths of this team are its efficiency and quick turnaround of deliverables, as well as its strong subject matter expertise.

Chambers and partners 2019

They are a professional team and I must say meticulousness stands our among other qualities. They are very flexible to the customer’s requirements and are very responsive.

Chambers and partners 2018

HSA Advocates provides prompt service and is proactive in its approach.

Legal 500 2020

They keep pace with our demanding schedule and have put together a very good and enthusiastic team

Chambers and partners 2019

One of the key strengths is that there is partner involvement throughout the course of the assignments, which ensures the quality of the advice and ensures that deadlines are being met.

Chambers and partners 2018

Press Updates

Sep 2020

HSA Advocates advised ACME Solar on the divestment of 100 MW of solar assets to Amplus Energy for an aggregate value of INR 8 Billion (~USD 109 Million)

HSA advised ACME Solar Holdings (ACME) on the divestment of 2 (two) solar power plants with a total capacity of 100...

Aug 2020

HSA Advocates advised Cold Love Ice Cream Private Limited in angel investment round from multiple investors

HSA Advocates advised Cold Love Ice Cream Private Limited in angel investment round from multiple investors

Jul 2020

Manan Shukla joins as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of the firm

HSA is pleased to announce the addition of Manan Shukla to the Firm. Manan joins us as a Partner in the...

Jun 2020

UPERC resolves conflict between old PPAs and new regulations

In a significant order, Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission upheld the principle of ‘Regulations overriding the PPA’ and clarifies pertinent aspects...

Mar 2020

Sharmil Bhushan joined HSA Advocates as a Partner

We are pleased to announce the addition of Sharmil Bhushan to the Firm. As a Partner based in the Mumbai office,...

Feb 2020

Amaresh Kumar Singh joined HSA Advocates as a Partner

HSA is pleased to announce the addition of Amaresh Kumar Singh to the Firm. As a Partner based in the New...

Feb 2020

SC dismisses appeals filed by AP DISCOMs

In a significant judgment, the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India on February 4, 2020 dismissed civil appeals filed on behalf of...

Jan 2020

Sunando Mukherjee joined HSA Advocates as a Partner

Sunando Mukherjee joined HSA as a Partner in the New Delhi office. As a corporate lawyer, he specializes in corporate M&A...

Jan 2020

SC dismisses the challenge to APTEL

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its recent order dated January 20, 2020 has dismissed the challenge to APTEL Judgment

Jan 2020

Ocus on handing over the operations

HSA successfully represented its client Ocus Skyscrapers Reality Limited, with respect to its handing over of operations of 100+ key service...

Jan 2020

Vatsal Gaur joins HSA Advocates as Associate Partner

HSA Advocates is pleased to announce that Vatsal Gaur joins the Firm as an Associate Partner. In the process, Vatsal merges...

Dec 2019

AP HC directs payment of INR 1450 crores

Ensuring financial viability of power generators is critical to the growth of power sector in India. Upholding this theme,

Dec 2019

Kshitiz Khera joins HSA Advocates as Associate Partner

HSA Advocates is pleased to announce the addition of Kshitiz Khera to the Firm. As an Associate Partner based in the...

Nov 2019

HSA Advocates welcomes Ashutosh Gupta to its collegium of partnership

HSA Advocates welcomes Ashutosh Gupta to its collegium of partnership. As a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, he will lead the...

Nov 2019

HSA Press Release Smartworks – Nov 2019

Smartworks Coworking Spaces Private Limited (“Company”), a company engaged in providing co-working spaces has raised USD 25

Aug 2019

Power producers receive relief under supervisory powers of APTEL

Three solar power producers, namely, Ayana Renewable, Sprng Energy and SB Energy represented by their legal counsel HSA Advocates, breathed a...

Jul 2019

Amit Charan joins HSA Advocates as Partner

We are pleased to welcome Amit Charan to HSA Advocates as Partner. He will be based out of the firm’s Delhi...

Apr 2019

DLS Law Offices headed by Dipti Lavya Swain merges its practice with HSA Advocates in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar

We are pleased to announce that Dipti Lavya Swain, Founder & Managing Partner of DLS Law Offices is merging his firm...

Apr 2019

Faranaaz Karbhari joins HSA Advocates as Counsel along with Rahul P. Jain as an Associate Counsel

We are pleased to welcome experienced litigator and arbitrator Faranaaz Karbhari, to HSA Advocates as Counsel..