Indian law firm Link Legal has expanded beyond the borders and opened an office in New York, United States (US).
Partners Ananda Chaudhuri and Nitin Kaushik, experienced attorneys practicing in the US, have come on board to lead the expansion.
While Chaudhuri will be the managing partner at the new Link Legal office, senior partner, Anand Srivastava, who is admitted to practice in New York, will support the US operations, in addition to being a part of the India Management team.
In a statement, the firm mentioned, "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 local laws. It will go a long way in supporting the firm's US and 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."
Link Legal will 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 services across various practice areas including litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, immigration law,s commercial contracts, employment contracts, and transactional works.
The firm's managing partner Atul Sharma and co-managing partner Nusrat Hassan stated, "It is 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 co-operation 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 Chaudhuri and Kaushik on board."
Srivastava said, "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 commented, "I am excited to be part of the management team of Link Legal. I see a great future in the New York office, and as its managing partner, my endeavor will be to provide high-quality services to all our clients."
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 laws and has successfully represented investors and entrepreneurs in battles for corporate control.
He has been with Link Legal since its inception and played a pivotal role in its growth as an equity partner and is dual-qualified to practice in India and New York. Having completed his LL.M. from Columbia Law School, New York, he has been recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has also been awarded the Edwin Parker Certificate for International Law.
Kaushik has over 18 years of experience in practicing the US laws and engages frequently in matters relating to corporate advisory, commercial documentation and intellectual property rights, which include prosecution of trademarks, patents, and copyrights.