As in other years, ALB has identified top-notch intellectual property lawyers in India, acknowledged for their handling of cutting-edge legal matters and exceptional performance, with the selection being made based on submissions received by ALB. The list is in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled.

For the list of ALB India Top IP Lawyers 2023, the research team has reviewed submission received during the period from May 5 to September 22 this year made by lawyers with relevant expertise in the intellectual property practice in the country. The evaluation has been made primarily by assessing the lawyers’’ work in the chosen field in the last 12 months based on the following criteria:

  • complexity of matters involved;
  • strategies employed while handling such matters;
  • influence of such matters in relevant field;
  • innovative nature of such matters.

Other aspects that have been taken into consideration include:

  • significant matters handled in the entire career;
  • key clients;
  • new clients;
  • significant accolades/thirdparty award or recognition;
  • client comments;
  • comments from managing partner or colleague.


Anshul Sunil Saurastri
partnartnerer,, Krishna & Saurastri Associates



Anshul Sunil Saurastri is partner at Krishna & Saurastri Associates. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management and overall strategic initiatives of the firm. Saurastril’s practice is focused on all aspects of intellectual property, dispute resolution and corporate law. He is known for his practical, commercial-minded, and multi-disciplinary approach.

Saurastril serves as trusted counsel to domestic and multinational clients. He has extensively advised on protecting brands, inventions, product designs, and creative works, and has procured numerous trademarks, patents, designs, and copyright registrations. He also has substantial experience in complex prosecution, high-stakes oppositions, invalidation actions and appeals. He has rendered numerous opinions on IP infringement and invalidity. Saurastril also regularly represents parties before Courts on patent, design, copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition (passing off, disparagement, defamation, breach of confidence, misleading advertisements) cases. He has also advised on management, the protection of trade secrets and confidential information, data and privacy, and on competition law. Additionally, Sauras-tril has massive experience in negotiating technology transfers, joint venture agreements, M&As, business transfers, share and asset purchases, licenses, franchises, and distribution agreements.

He also has considerable experience in handling commercial disputes involving contracts, business torts, shareholders, and employment through litigation or arbitration.

Prior to practicing law, Saurastril worked in the US in PE/VC and R&D. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bachelor’s in Applied Sciences from Case Western Reserve University and Law Degree from GLC, Mumbai. He is an Advocate/Attorney at Law and Patent Attorney.

Saurastril serves as Member of INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (Leader of Trade Dress Task Force), AIPPI’s Standing Committee on Trade Secrets and Member Executive Council and Chair - Dispute Resolution Committee, LES India. He is also an active member of APAA, AIPLA, IBA, IPBA, and ABA. He frequently lectures at seminars, conferences, and universities. He has also authored numerous articles. He has been honoured with several awards and accolades, including INTA’s prestigious Rising Star, ALB India Top IP Lawyers and Super 50 Lawyers, ALB Asia 40 under 40, Future Legal Leaders India, India Legal Powerlist, Recommended Lawyer, etc.




Pravin Anand
Anand and Anand

Sharda Balaji
Novojuris Legal

Arjit Benjamin
Prosoll Law

Rahul Beruar
Beruar & Beruar

Gaurav Bhalla
Alahwat & Associates

Durga Bhatt
Peritum Partners

Sujata Chaudhari
Sujata Chaudhari IP Attorneys

Abhimanyu Chopra
AZB & Partners

Himanshu Deora
King Stubb & Kasiva

Mohan Dewan
R K Dewan & Co

Rahul Dhote
ANM Global

Bharadwaj Jaishankar

Mamta Rani Jha
INTTL Advocare

Meeta Kadhi
Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co

Tarun Khurana
Khurana & Khurana

Nikhil Krishnamurthy
Krishnamurthy & Co

Abhishek Malhotra

Neel Mason
Mason & Associates

V.C. Mathews
Fox Mandal & Associates

Sanika Mehra
Saga Legal

Vaishali Mittal
Anand and Anand

Rahul Parmar
InventIP Legal Services

Prashant Phillips
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Statira Ranina
ALMT Legal

Dev Robinson
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

Meera Chature Sankhari
Jupiter Law Partners

Anshul Sunil Saurastri
Krishna & Saurastri Associates

Nakul Sharedalal
NS Legal

Santosh Vikram Singh
Fox Mandal & Associates

Manisha Singh
Lex Orbis

Aditi Verma Thakur
Ediplis Counsels

Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari
K&S Partners