Experience / Expertise:
Compliance / Regulatory
Coporate and M&A
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Restructuring and Insolvency
Website: Clasis Law
Applicable Fee Earners

Main Practice Areas

  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Banking and Project Finance
  • Competition & Anti-Trust
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Incorporation & Compliance
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Private Equity
  • RealEstate
  • Retail & e-Commerce
  • Shipping & International Trade Law
  • Start-up Advisory
  • Technology, Media and Telecom
  • White collar crimes

Key People

Vineet Aneja is the managing partner, and heads the Corporate Commercial Practice of Clasis Law. His professional journey as a lawyer began more than 20 years ago. Today, he has a plethora of experience across sectors such as corporate commercial, retail, hospitality, employment, e-commerce, education, healthcare, aviation, etc. He has provided specialized transactional and advisory services across sectors, covering diverse areas. He has been recognized and awarded for his excellence in corporate laws over many years.

T: (91) 98104 05782
E: vineet.aneja@clasislaw.com

Mustafa Motiwala heads the Mumbai office and the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of Clasis Law. He specialises in litigation, insolvency & bankruptcy, shipping, real estate, intellectual property rights, media and entertainment, family disputes, Islamic law, project financing and corporate work. He also has expertise in arbitration which includes matters, across various courts and fora in India as well as domestic and international institutional arbitration.

T: (91) 98209 04695
E: mustafa.motiwala@clasislaw.com


  • Ranked amongst the Top 50 Indian Law Firms by RSG Consulting Rankings, 2019 (biennial edition)
  • Recognized as Asia’s best firms for M&A Work under M&A rankings 2018 and 2019 by Asian Legal Business
  • Recommended Firm, 2019 by Global Law Expert
  • Most Trusted Business & Commercial Law Solution Providers by Insight Success
  • Award Winning Law Firm – 2017-18 by Indian Business Law Journal
  • Ranked amongst the Top 40 Indian Law Firms by RSG Consulting Rankings, 2017 (biennial edition)
  • Vineet Aneja is recognized and awarded by India Business Law Journal’s (Vantage Asia) A-List, as one of the top 100 lawyers in India for the year 2019 (for the consecutive year)
  • Vineet Aneja is recognized as one of the leading corporate transactional lawyer in India – 2019 by Acquisition International
  • Vineet Aneja is recognized by Startup City as one of the 25 Most Trusted Corporate Legal Consultants to watch in 2019
  • Vineet Aneja has been recognized as one of India’s most Trusted Corporate Lawyers by the Indian Corporate Counsel Association in its publication “The Vanguards – Trusted Corporate Lawyers”
  • Vineet Aneja awarded for outstanding performance in Commercial Law by Advisory Excellence in the year 2018
  • Vikram Bhargava, Partner is recognized as one amongst the 15 rising stars in India’s legal market by Asian Legal Business for 2019


Clasis Law

Address (New Delhi): 14th Floor, Dr Gopal Das Bhawan, 28, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi 110 001

Tel:  (91) 11 4213 0000

Fax: (91) 11 4213 0099

Address (Mumbai): 1st Floor, Bajaj Bhawan, 226, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021

Tel:  (91) 22 4910 0000

Fax: (91) 22 4910 0099

Email: info@clasislaw.com

Website: www.clasislaw.com

Contacts: Vineet Aneja, vineet.aneja@clasislaw.com, Mustafa Motiwala, mustafa.motiwala@clasislaw.com

Number of professionals: 32

Offices in Asia: Delhi & Mumbai

Year Established: 2010

Languages Spoken: English and Hindi

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