Mr. Luthra received the award for the ‘Visionary – International Transaction Lawyer’ by Former Chief Justice of India, K. G. Balakrishnan and Former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Founder & Managing Partner
In 1989-90, Rajiv Luthra founded Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, which soon grew to be one of the largest firms in India, with a team of over 320 members and 65 Partners.
Over the last three decades, Mr. Luthra has been highly recognized, globally, and is the recipient of several and various accolades, including the honor of being presented by the country’s Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Chief Justice. He has been identified as “one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts” in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of Capital Markets & Corporate Finance by Asia Law Leading Lawyers. Lawyer.com has him listed among its top 40 people making the biggest waves outside the UK and Asia Business Legal featured him in “ALB’s Hot 100” in recognition for his contribution to the Capital Markets sector. His expertise range from complex commercial transactions to corporate and civil law issues.
He has led various privatization, disinvestment and restructuring assignments and has spearheaded multiple historic mergers and acquisitions in Indian corporate history.
Mr. Luthra had conceived, advised on and presented to the Union Human Resources Development, Government of India, the amendment to the Copyright Act, 1957 on the issue of equal share of royalties to authors and composers, arising from the exploitation of music in India. Appeared and gave evidence before the Standing Committee of the Parliament tasked with reviewing the proposed amendments. The proposed Amendments were passed unanimously by both the Houses of Parliament.
He advises the Planning Commission of India, the Government of India and government-owned corporations including the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines. Additionally, he also advises multinationals such as, ArcelorMittal, AT&T, Bank of America, Emaar, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Monsanto, MYLAN Pharmaceuticals, Reliance, Rolls Royce, Temasek, The World Bank, and the Blackstone Group among others. He has represented companies and financial institutions for numerous Infrastructure projects in India, Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh in the Energy, Telecommunications, Airports, Aviation, Inland-ports, Toll-roads & Bridges, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Oil Refinery sectors.
He has been involved in major transactions including the US$ 4 billion Sun Pharma Ranbaxy merger, and Mylan Inc’s acquisition of Agila Specialties Division from Strides Arcolab
In addition to numerous publications in professional journals and magazines, Mr. Luthra is also a regular commentator in the general news media on legal and economic issues and his articles and opinions frequently appear in publications including the Economic Times, the Business Standard, the New York Times and the Financial Times.
Rajiv has been appointed to the committees of:
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Bars & Courts
Mr. Luthra’s knowledge, experience and an unwavering love for members, brings the Firm together as One! His unparalleled connections with industry stalwarts, luminaries, and government officials have always been a driving force in taking the Firm to greater heights.