It intends to serve the needs of the US and Indian clients
Indian law firm Link Legal has expanded beyond the borders and opened an office in New York, United States (US).
Ananda Chaudhuri and Nitin Kaushik, experienced attorneys practicing in the US, as partners have come on board to lead this expansion. Chaudhuri will be the managing partner of Link Legal's New York office, the firm's senior partner, Anand Srivastava, who is admitted to practice in New York, will further support the US operations while continuing to be a part of the India management team.
Link Legal will serve the needs of the US and Indian clients to provide strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions to legal and transactional issues arising in the US, consistent with global standards of excellence. It will deliver legal services across various practice areas including litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, immigration law, commercial contracts, employment contracts, and transactional works.
Chaudhuri has almost two decades of experience presenting employees, investors, and entrepreneurs in high-value disputes in the US. He has vast experience in litigating novel issues of corporate governance law and successfully represented investors and entrepreneurs in battles for corporate control.
Kaushik has over 18 years of extensive experience in practicing the US laws and engages frequently in matters relating to corporate advisory, commercial documentation and intellectual property rights, which includes prosecution of trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
Chaudhuri who has been with the firm since its inception has played a pivotal role in its growth as an equity partner and is dual-qualified to practice in India and New York. He has completed his LL.M. from the Columbia Law School, New York and has been recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and has also been awarded the Edwin Parker Certificate for International Law.
"Opening of the US office of Link Legal is a manifestation of the firm's ambition to grow and service all its clients in different jurisdictions with the knowledge of the local laws. The office will go a long way in supporting the firm's US as well as Indian clients having operations in the US in a seamless manner. The new opportunities will also take the firm to the next level to provide comprehensive advice to its clients," the firm said in a statement.
Atul Sharma, the managing partner and Nusrat Hassan, co-managing partner of the firm stated, "It's a matter of great pride for us that the firm will have its international footprint with its New York office. The India-US trade and business cooperation continue to grow and with our new office, we hope to play a significant role in this endeavor. We are excited with the new opportunities that await the firm and are delighted to have the experience of Chaudhuri and Kaushik on board."
Srivastava stated, "I am delighted to have played a role in helping the firm to lay the foundation of its US operations. With the effort of my colleagues, Chaudhuri and Kaushik and with the support of all colleagues in India, I am confident that this strategic move will create new growth opportunities for Link Legal. Our initial focus will be to provide seamless legal advice on Indian and US laws to our clients in both the geographies."
Chaudhuri stated, "I am excited to be part of the management team of Link Legal. I see a great future for Link Legal office in New York and as its managing partner my endeavor will be to provide high-quality services to all our clients."