The word ‘Anhad’ means ‘Limitless’ and at ‘Anhad Law’ we draw inspiration from the unchartered expanse of the universe to push the unmapped power of the human mind.
The name ‘Anhad’ has been adopted intently, as it is best suited to describe the enormous potential of the firm and professional competence of its Members.
Members of the Firm possess vast experience and expertise in their chosen areas of practice, with focus on delivering sustainable and practical legal solutions, backed by exhaustive legal research.
Our Members are well-accustomed to extend routine legal support to conventional businesses, and also up-to-date and abreast with changing legal-business environments and capable to cater to varying legal needs of evolving modern-day businesses.
Irrespective of the nature of business and size, we maintain flexibility internally to integrate and curate a team of professionals from across different practice areas, to deliver relevant and on-point legal support.
The Firm strives to offer an open and unbiased platform to its Members to adopt unconventional approach to legal practice, to offer innovative and business focused legal solutions. We also offer work environment that is most conducive for meaningful discussions amongst Members.
Our services include advisory and dispute resolution catering to various legal aspects ranging from corporate, finance, private law, public law, alternate dispute resolution, intellectual property, labor, and employment to real estate and direct taxes, etc.
Our professional strength is also derived from a unique combination of legal, strategic, tax, and dispute resolution services that are available to our Clients.
Anhad Law & Key members of the Firm have been listed and recommended in leading international legal guides including Chambers & Partners, Asia Law & Practice, Legal 500, Who is Who Legal and ALB, etc.
The Members of the Firm had significant experience with other Indian law firms.
The Firm also has excellent correspondent relations with leading international law firms and this strength enables us to offer truly global seamless services for cross border transactions.
Manishi Pathak is the Founder and Managing Partner of ANHAD LAW.
Manishi has experience of over three decades. His areas of practice include dispute resolutions, labour and employment, corporate investigations, compliance audit and investigation into non-compliance of anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, besides advisory and transactional supports on matters involving other corporate and commercial laws.
Manishi is also known for his expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions/ joint ventures, corporate restructuring and re-organizations besides his government relations work.
He has been appreciated by clients for his hands-on approach and for providing solution-oriented sound legal advice which is commercially and practically tenable. He is also known for offering unique blend of analytical thinking and business strategy, while structuring, negotiating and closing complex commercial transactions and resolution of disputes including mediation and arbitration.
Manishi also has vast experience of delivering advisory support in areas of law, including but not limited to contentious commercial disputes, regulatory compliances (involving exchange control regulations in addition to other regulatory matters), compliance advisory under various corporate and commercial laws, rules etc. (under applicable Central and/or State).
Manishi’s primary area of interest and specialization besides dispute resolution and government relations is Labour and Employment laws. He enjoys a distinguished status and standing in the sphere of Labour and Employment law practice. He is widely recognized as a ‘top ranked specialist’ in this area of practice owing to his deep knowledge and vast experience of dealing with range of matters in the domain of labour and employment laws practice including court litigation and appellate work.
Manishi has retained most top accolades on offer by leading global legal ranking bodies such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 etc., in the field of Labour and Employment laws in India. For over last decade, Manishi and he been retained title of ‘Top Ranked’ ‘Leading Practitioner’, ‘Specialist’, owing to established expertise and in-depth knowledge he possesses in the sphere of Labour and Employment laws practice in India.
Manishi is considered to be one of the first legal professionals who identified the scope, ambit and applicability of various central and state specific labour and employment legislations in India, while making foreign and Indian multinational corporations having business presence in India recognize the importance of compliance to various labour and employment laws related legislations in India.
Undisputedly, in the context of Indian scenario, Manishi is regarded as the legal professional who played a pivotal role that lead to recognition and acceptance of ‘labour and employment’ laws as a prominent and established area of practice, amongst other practice areas.
As the practice head, Manishi is actively involved in advising on a wide range of labour laws related queries, preparation and standardization of employment agreements and other agreements such as non-compete and non-solicitation agreement, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, HR policies/handbooks/manuals etc., including structuring of ESOPs, closure of businesses, termination/transfer of employees, other termination related issues, trade union related disputes, social security and/or insurance claims, etc. The Firm predominantly represents companies/corporations and their management on employment related projects and litigation.
Manishi also leads members of the firm on matters involving employment audits, whistle-blower investigations, closure of establishments, transfer of business and undertakings, sexual harassment complaints, employer and employee rights and matters involving trade unions. He is also known for his involvement in investigations and/or enquiries concerning employees including in matters of misconduct by employees and/or associated parties.
Prior to founding Anhad Law, Manishi has been the Partner of other renowned law firms of India.
Manishi has considerable experience of representing clients belonging to manufacturing as well as services business, across varied sectors including but not limited to automobiles, aviation, banking, chemicals, commerce, electronics, FMCG, information technology, paper, packaging, pharmaceuticals, ports, real estate, retail and telecommunications, amongst others.
He has authored several publications on Indian Labour & Employment law for Kluwer Law and Law Business Research and he writes and speaks regularly on a range of subjects, including foreign investment in India and Labour and Employment law.
Some of his prominent publications include “Restrictive Covenants” (India Chapter) by Kluwer Law Publication; “Hiring and retaining Talent” (India Chapter) by Kluwer Law Publication; “Getting The Deal Through (Labour & Employment)”, India Chapter by Law Business Research; Labour and Employment Compliance in India, 9 editions, published by Kluwer Law since 2008 including of 2021.
He has also authored “India Chapter on Employment Law in the Employment Law Review” by Law Business Research since 2010 -15. Manishi also contributed to National Law School Publication (Business Law Review) “An overview of contract labour related laws in India”. He has also contributed to the World Bank Group‘s publication Employing Workers 2021.
Manishi is a member and was an officer of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).
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