Obhan & Associates has been advocating for clients since 2007. Reputed for its expertise in corporate and intellectual property law, the Firm prides itself in being a skilled, professionally managed, and a highly-ranked practice in India.

The Firm offers end-to-end services, spanning transactional and advisory aspects, to institutions and entrepreneurs alike. Amongst its well balanced portfolio of domestic and international clientele, the Firm represents some of India’s leading business houses, and covers a cross-section of industries, including automobiles, chemicals, electronics and IT, fast-moving consumer goods,  fashion and apparel, mechanical and process engineering, media, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and retail.

The Firm has been recognised for its ‘meticulous and quick’ service and advice. Our clients have commended us for our ‘committed team’ that ‘is willing to do what it takes to meet aggressive deadlines’. The Firm is committed to building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with its clients, and providing a responsive, tailored service that meets the specific needs of each of its clients.

Consistently ranked as a respected practice in Chambers Asia since 2009 and Managing Intellectual Property since 2010, Legal 500 acknowledges that we are ‘a dynamic new-generation firm with prompt service and good knowledge’ (2015).  Diversity in the workplace is a key feature of our practice, and we seek to build a happy, balanced and supportive work environment, which has led to the Firm being ranked as the Best Law Firm for Women in India (Vahura, 2018).

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Value Proposition

Turn Around Time

Our team is experienced in dealing with all types of Corporate and IP law transactions for clients, from start-ups to multinationals. The team is proactive and prompt with their service. Quality work and speedy response time is our primary strength.

Qualified Professionals

The Firm comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds, with excellence in their areas of specialization and a strong understanding of the Indian Corporate and IP Law system.

Value Pricing

The Firm is a one stop solution for all Corporate and IP Law matters. We believe in contingent and competitive pricing based on the services provided by us. The Firm prides itself on building long lasting relationships with its clients and providing a tailored service to meet the specific needs of each of its clients.

Concise Advice

The Firm has a specialized team which understands the working of the Indian legal system enabling it to provide clear concise advice after understanding its clients’ requirements. The Firm is known for its simple, transparent and easy to understand policies and procedures.

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Practice Areas

Corporate Law

The Firm’s highly experienced corporate team provides a broad range of transactional and advisory services t...

Intellectual Property Law

The Firm possesses expertise in prosecution and opposition of all forms of IP matters, advising clients on IP ...


The Firm has qualified attorneys with expertise and vast experience in litigation, appearing regularly in all ...

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