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December - 2014 - Special issue > Top 25 Legal Consultants of the Year - 2014

The Chugh Firm: Resolving Legal Issues Practically

Pankaj Kundwani
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Pankaj Kundwani
The global business sentiments around India are on a positive rise and the country has turned into a magnet attracting investors and businesses from all over the globe. Enterprises, to fit for the growing opportunities in India, are making great strides and the 'Day and Night' is the new 'Nine to Five'. But the more the organizations spread their wings, the more legal hurdles come on the way. Law as a catalyst makes for a fair business, and should never be ignored. But if organizations worry too much about the legalities, then who will take care of the business? This is where The Chugh Firm, as known internationally and Universal Legal as known in India, a full service law firm, comes into picture. This 30-year old law firm has adapted to the new 'Nine to Five' paradigm and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to helping their clients meet their growth objectives.

Incorporated by Navneet S. Chugh in 1985, The Chugh Firm today represents about 50 percent of the top 100 IT companies and about 25 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. It also serves over 7000 SMBs around the world. This huge clientele basket attests the credibility and trust that the firm has built over the years. Leading the way is Navneet, who carries extensive experience in a wide variety of Corporate, Tax, Immigration, Litigation and Mergers & Acquisition matters. He is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. Navneet was the first president of the North American South Asian Bar Association (2003), Founder President of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (1995), the Indian Professionals Toastmasters Club (1986), the International Indian Bar Association and also held key positions in various other entities.

Time is money in the present day context. The Chugh Firm provides round the clock services for its clients spread across the globe. It follows a strict practice to return all phone calls and emails within 24 hours. The firm brings in a holistic view as it covers everything under one umbrella ranging from Corporate & Commercial M&A, Venture Capital/Private Equity Investments foreign Investment Regulations, Banking & Finance, Anti-Trust & Competition, Labor Laws Intellectual Property, Communications & Technology, Real Estate dispute Resolution, Private Client and others. "Not all the clients want their cases to be dragged in the courts. Businesses are looking for practical solutions to their problems and do not wish to waste time and money on litigations. We have a track record of settling almost 99 percent of the cases outside without the need of taking them for trial," Navneet S. Chugh, Managing Partner & Founder, The Chugh Firm.

The Chugh Firm has an office in Mumbai and associates in India, (New Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata). It also has a strong presence internationally in London, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Singapore, Dubai and South Korea. Housing a team of over 260 lawyers, CAs, and CS, The Chugh Firm values its employees and clients the most and believes that the firm's prosperity will always depend on these two elements.

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