India has a detailed and complex employment law regime, and our dedicated employment practice group helps multinational as well as local clients manage their workforce here, by offering clear, practical and business-oriented solutions.

Our employment practice group primarily provides regulatory advice to employer organisations in India and overseas, covering the entire spectrum of employment issues from hiring to termination, and encompassing all relevant aspects such as:

• Employee benefits
• Whistle blower laws
• Non-compete arrangements
• Privacy and confidentiality
• Data protection
• Sexual harassment
• General regulatory compliance

In addition to regulatory and general advice, our employment practice group advises on the employment-related aspects of business and commercial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures, business transfers, and closures of operations or undertakings, and also supports other practice groups at the Firm in their transactions.

In contentious matters, our lawyers advise and represent clients in employment-related litigation before labour courts, industrial tribunals, and also the various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The firm was founded on May 11, 2015 and takes forward the values of the erstwhile 97-year old Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., whose pre-eminence, experience and reputation of almost a century has been unparalleled in the Indian legal fraternity. Tracing its professional lineage to 1917, the Firm of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is now the largest full-service law firm in India, with over 600 lawyers, and offices in India’s key business centres at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad. The Firm advises a large, and varied client base that includes domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, start-ups and governmental and regulatory bodies.

The firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas most recently on May 20, 2016, was also awarded the prestigious “India Deal Firm of the Year, 2016” by ALB SE Asia Law Awards, 2016, having won the same award in 2015 too, hence 2 years in a row, including being voted as the ‘Employer of Choice for 2016’ from India, by the Asian Legal Business, building upon the several awards that the erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. had won in the past.

Well placed to deal with state-specific employment laws, due to its large pan-India team. Broad-ranging experience spanning union issues, severance disputes, company closures, fraud investigations, employment advisory and litigation. A popular choice for international clients, particularly those from the IT and financial services sectors.
Strengths Sources praise the team’s level of client service, saying: “They understand the clients’ needs very well and have good turnaround times.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017