Anshul Prakash

Widely known across the industry for his prompt and pragmatic inputs and thoughts, Anshul’s professional journey is defined not only by the length of his experience in this niche area of law, but also by the diversity and complexity of the matters he has dealt with.

Having been credited with setting up the ELB practice of the firm from ground zero to a highly respected and one of the most sought-after practice groups by domestic and international clientele, Anshul is driven by his passion for work in this specialised field and his position as one of the leading employment and labour lawyers in domestic and international circles. This is further demonstrated through the trust his clients have in his ability to understand their business and provide advice that is quick, simple and focussed.

Anshul’s expertise ranges from advising on critical and routine employee documentation and policies, labour compliance matters on workforce engagement and on boarding, wages, social security, and employee exit, to advising on complex and highly sensitive matters pertaining to CXO appointments, remuneration, and exits, closure of operations, internal enquiries, workforce restructuring (including staff rebadging), industrial relations strategy, employee communications, workplace harassment, staff benching, outsourcing arrangements, employee compensation and incentives (including equity-based incentives), and diversity and discrimination. Anshul’s knowhow spans across advisory and transactional matters. As such, he has been one of the leading lawyers in the firm’s marquee deals involving share acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers and business and equity divestitures.

Over the years, Anshul has built a strong and long-standing clientele that trusts him for his expertise and quality of his advice while understanding their businesses for providing an impactful, practical and effective solution on people matters.

Anshul continues to be regularly recognised by leading league tables and publications. He has been recognised as the Leading Individual Lawyer for Labour and Employment by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, awarded in Asia Law Profiles for Client Service Excellence in the field of Employment and Labour laws, honourably ranked in Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific, awarded recognition amongst BW Business World Legal 40 under 40 Best Lawyers & Legal Influencers in India, recognised in Forbes India Legal Power list as Top Individual Lawyer (Labour & Employment) and recognised as Leading Lawyer (Labour & Employment) by Legal Era and listed for outstanding client services and work amongst ALB India Super 50 Lawyers.

Anshul is a well-known face amongst clients spanning across industries. The goodwill he has earned for his immediate and practical solutions, strategic inputs and positive approach towards complex matters has made him a personality of repute in this field of law. Reputed for his round the clock availability for clients, Anshul also spends substantial time on pro bono legal support to several not for profit organisations and also assists industry bodies and government with inputs on policies and statutes through advocacy initiatives.

A regular contributor to various reputed publications, Anshul has penned many articles on key issues and regulatory, legislative and judicial developments in the area of employment and labour laws. He expresses his thoughts regularly on critical employment / HR-related issues in print and electronic media. Anshul has been a speaker on employment and labour law matters and related best practices on a number of forums and panel discussions initiated by reputed industry associations including HRFI, CII, IFCCI, FICCI, and USIBC.

For the past few years, the ELB practice group at Khaitan & Co as led by Anshul has been consistently ranked as Tier 1 by Legal 500 in its Asia Pacific rankings and has received IBLJ 2021 Best Overall Law Firm Award – Employment & Labour, Highly Recommended Firm for Labour and Employment by Asia Law Profiles, In-House Community Firm of the Year for Labour and Employment, IDEX Employment Law Firm of the Year 2019, and Labour & Employment Law Firm of the Year 2020-21 and 2021-22 Award by Legal Era, amongst others.

“Learning never ends,be assertive but avoid aggression, be honest to yourself and follow your instinct, focus on doing the best for your clients and the rest will follow.”

“Anshul stands out in the employment and labour practice domain. Anshul is personable, well-connected with international law firms, and, most importantly, highly accessible round the clock.”

“Anshul Prakash takes a pragmatic view with an in-depth knowledge of the subject.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

“Anshul has an excellent combination of legal expertise and approach [and gives] practical, swift, and to-the-point advice.”

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific

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