Based in Mumbai, Monika has close to 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, competition laws and matters related to corporate commercial laws.
Monika qualified as a lawyer in 2002 from the University of Mumbai. Prior to joining PDS Legal, Monika was a Partner at Desai & Diwanji.
She has advised on a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions and has been actively involved in a large number of legal due diligences in various sectors such as renewable energy, infrastructure and road projects, financial, manufacturing, broadcasting and pharmaceutical sectors. She has also advised clients on corporate governance, transaction structuring, group restructuring, regulatory filings, FDI and SEBI-related issues.
Nageswar has more than 25 years of experience encompassing litigation practice and industry. He is member of the Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High court Bar Association and Supreme Court of India. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Nageswar regularly appears before Advance Ruling Authority, Tax Tribunals, High courts on a pan-India basis and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has experience of representing in Constitutional remedies, direct tax (including international tax and transfer pricing) and indirect tax disputes.
Prior to joining PDS legal he was partner in Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh Shroff & co (AMSS).
Neil has more than 10 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution at various forums across India. Neil is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi.
He has represented various leading companies in several corporate commercial matters and disputes before various High Courts and other fora such as the Green Tribunal, Competition Commission of India, Copyright Board and the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange.
He advises clients on commercial advisory matters and issues relating to intellectual property.
He has also been engaged as counsel to represent clients in arbitration proceedings involving several institutions such as LSAC and SIAC.
Before joining PDS Legal, Neil worked with Economic Law Practice and Dua Associates.
Nishant is a Litigator and has experience of more than a decade as such, with specialisation in Direct Tax Litigation. He is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.
Nishant has represented various leading multinational and domestic companies in their cross border/international tax, transfer pricing and domestic tax litigations.
He regularly appears before the Supreme Court, various High Courts and Tribunals across the country, as also the Authority for Advance Ruling.
He has also been engaged to give expert evidence before the High Court of Singapore in matters concerning interpretation of questions under the DTAA between India and Singapore as well as on matters concerning the Indian income tax law and service tax law.
He is also actively engaged in rendering strategic transaction related advisory services in context of Direct Tax Laws.
Before joining as a Partner, Nishant practiced as a Counsel from the Chamber of Senior Advocate S.E. Dastur in Bombay.
Prakash has more than 34 years of experience in legal practice. Prakash qualified as a solicitor from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 1983. Prakash is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
Prakash has substantial experience in the fields of direct and indirect taxation, intellectual property as well as general commercial litigation. He has advised on the implementation of value added tax (VAT) in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Furthermore, he has assisted in discussions with the Government on recommendations for redrafting VAT legislation to address observations during legislative review.
Prakash regularly appears before the Honorable Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Bombay High Court and the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal for customs, excise and service tax litigations.
Prasad is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
Prasad has nearly 20 years of experience in advising clients in various indirect tax, compliance and litigation matters. While his clientele spanned across various industry segments, some of the key clients he advised have been from the oil and gas, telecom, information technology, entertainment and financial services industries. His experience includes advising clients on complex tax issues, suggesting tax-optimum structures, recommending tax-planning avenues and maximizing incentives/benefits under various tax and regulatory fronts.
Prior to joining PDS Legal, Prasad had rich and hands-on industry experience. He spent his time in the corporate tax functions of blue-chip companies, where he worked on advising various manufacturing locations and managing litigation and internal controls and compliance.
Probal has more than 22 years of experience in corporate legal advisory. Probal is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Council of Delhi.
Probal's work has primarily been in the area of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technical collaborations, private equity investments, takeovers and compliance and regulatory requirements. Probal has experience in advising foreign and domestic players seeking to invest in India.
Before joining PDS Legal, Probal was a partner at MNK Law Offices, where he advised domestic and foreign clients on transactions in the areas of M&A, private equity, joint ventures and real estate.Prior to this, Probal was with the Avenue Capital Group, a leading investment firm with its headquarters in New York, as the director of legal in India. Probal has also been a partner at the Delhi office of AZB & Partners and has worked with Garrett & Co., a law firm in London, where he advised clients in the UK looking for entry opportunities into India.Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Edition 2016:
“Probal Bhaduri of PDS Legal has built a solid name in the Delhi market. He is especially noted for his commercial awareness, one source enthusing he is ‘’an extremely practical lawyer.’”Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Edition 2015:
“Probal Bhaduri is well respected by his clients, who say: ‘He reacts very quickly and plays a diplomatic role between the parties.’”Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Edition 2014:
“Probal Bhaduri's advice is always 'well rounded, with recognition of commercial factors.' Other interviewees note his 'ability to persuade counterparties by appealing to sound logic and principle' as well as his 'fantastic ability to think ahead and avoid pitfalls'.”Legal 500 Asia Pacific India Guide to Law Firms 2014:
“Probal Bhaduri is 'outstanding' and 'committed to quality and responsiveness'. Probal Bhaduri is a 'strong lawyer' with a hands-on approach.
Tarun has over 20 years of experience and is widely recognized as a specialist in tax and regulatory litigation among clients, peers and the legal fraternity. Tarun is a member of the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, Supreme Court Bar Association and the Delhi High Court Bar Association. Tarun is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Tarun specializes in a wide variety of tax, civil, trade and commercial laws and litigates at various levels of the judicial hierarchy right up to the Supreme Court of India. He has appeared in different High Courts across the country as well as in Tribunals dealing with special laws.
Tarun has represented clients in various disputes in domestic and international tax including domestic direct tax law and double taxation treaties. He has also handled various significant cases in customs, central excise, VAT and service tax disputes including constitutional challenges.
Tarun has also handled matters relating to competition law, foreign exchange control laws and regulatory laws in telecom, power and environment protection sectors. He has also handled various arbitrations in and outside India. He regularly advises clients on tax structuring and litigation strategies.
Prior to joining PDS Legal, Tarun was a partner at Economic Laws Practice, where he established and led the Delhi office of the firm for more than a decade.
Tarun has been mentioned by Legal 500 for his expertise and was recently awarded the Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year by International Tax Review.
Based in Mumbai, Vihang has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and matters related to corporate commercial laws. Prior to joining PDS Legal, Vihang was a partner at Desai & Diwanji.
Vihang has a master’s degree in law from the University of Mumbai. His areas of specialization include M&As, private equity, corporate commercial laws, aviation law, commercial litigation and financing.
He has advised on a variety of domestic and transnational transactions involving sale and purchase of shares and other securities by Indian/ multinational entities and private equity funds, several national and multinational banks, companies and private equity funds. He has also advised on various aspects of commercial laws and led a number of legal due diligences across various sectors.
He is recognized as a notable aviation law practitioners and has advised commercial airlines, non-scheduled operators, lessors, financiers, owners, maintenance and repairs organizations, insurance companies, lenders and ground handlers on various aspects of aviation law and related documentation.
Chambers and Partners rankings for 2016: Ranked one of the best lawyer for aviation in India