About us

We believe in providing quality, real-time business-legal support to corporate entities and HNI clients.

Deepak Jain
CEO - Aethilus Private Limited

“Counselence has been our legal advisor for a few years. I have sought advice regarding various legal matters over the years. The advice from Counselence has been extremely valuable and a big enabler for my business. Not only I get prompt help, I also get a clear understanding of various legal concepts/clauses in a simple, easy to understand language. This helps me in discussing with clients and reaching a mutually acceptable contract.”

Appanna Poonacha
Head of Legal- Ocwen Financial Solutions - APAC

“We as a corporate citizen have frequently availed legal services from Counselence. Their multi-specialist lawyers are professional and result oriented. I regularly interact with Paddy and Biju who have served large corporates as in-house counsel and their prior stint serves as an added advantage while serving multi- geographical clients like us with various overseas reporting responsibilities. Counselence team is our one-stop outside counsel for advisory and representation on all corporate governance matters and regular outside counsel duties across our offices pan-India.”

Kannika Sagar
Chief People Officer - Coforge Limited

“Counselence has been a true partner who help us practically think through scenarios, weigh options and understand legal ramifications and help us co-create an appropriate way forward.”

Mithun C S
Associate General Counsel & India Legal Head - Wipro Limited

“Our strategic engagement with Counselence has been a success story. On the one hand, they are helping us bring focus on the real issues, solutions and outcomes and not allow us to get overwhelmed by the complexity, timelines or the sheer volume of paperwork. And on the other, importantly, we are able to optimize efforts and thereby manage the overall legal costs extremely well. I am truly impressed by the team of highly talented and motivated lawyers at Counselence. They have advised us on a wide range of complex compliance, and employment law matters and I am highly impressed with the practical insights and guidance that come only with extensive knowledge and experience of the industry. What I also like about their opinions is that they are very thoroughly researched, succinct and are so reader friendly. They are also successfully managing a large portfolio of our employment and commercial disputes. We are delighted to have them on our side. Thanks for patiently working with us and for meeting all our impossible timelines and attending to our urgent requests!”

Thaj Mathew
General Counsel (Global) India, Europe and LATAM - Honeywell Technology Solutions

“Suggesting practical solutions and attention to detail, in employment law matters are commendable. These competencies go long way as each decision impacts employee relations. As a General Counsel, I value focus of Counselence in these areas.”

Gopal Sharma
Chief Financial Officer- NASSCOM

“I appreciate the knowledge and approach of Counselence team. You are thorough and insightful in the field of commercial contracts, compliance, and relevant legal advisory. You create steady awareness toward a law and compliance for basic users and for experts. We are greatly benefitted from your service.”

Sanjukta Kulkarni
General Counsel - Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

“Counselence has advised on diverse matters. Their research is thorough and they bring forth solutions that are both practical and legally compliant. Personal attention from the partners is always a given and this makes a big difference.”

Madhu Khatri
Former Associate General Counsel- Microsoft India
Former General Counsel- Wipro Limited

“I have utilized the services of Counselence. They grasp a business problem, and craft a solution keeping in mind their client’s needs and the law. They leverage technology well and are equipped to interact with clients irrespective of their location. I particularly value their crisp, regular newsletters that provide updates to developments in law.”

Krishna Bajpai
Group CFO - Joveo, Inc

“Counselence has been extremely helpful in legal matters for us. As a start-up company, we are satisfied with the kind business partnering they provide us. They make efforts to understand our business and then the context before providing us advice on matters. We are really happy to have them as our legal partner.”

Sandeep Gouti
Director-Finance – Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd

“We have been partnering with Counselence for some years now. Their attention to detail and their highly qualified legal attorneys has been of great help to address our legal matters. We believe we are on safe hands with them and we completely trust and value this relationship.”

Rajesh Arya
CxO- Indo U.S. Science and Technology Forum

We are glad to have appointed Counselence as our legal advisors to guide us on critical legal affairs. The team is quite knowledgeable on the subject matter and performs in depth due diligence prior to sharing any opinions. At times there could be little delays in getting a response from them but that would ultimately lead to mental peace. Their advice was always found to be well examined, adequately substantiated by relevant legal provisions and/or judicial pronunciations, and articulated for us in a “Ready to Use” form.

Srinivas Vittoba
CEO- 4th Phase Water Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Legal fraternity today is quite a large population today, given the number of M&As and global transactions that are happening worldwide. I’ve worked with many legal firms, across my entrepreneurial life; while all of them are high pedigree and good, Counselence (..and particularly Paddy – who is one of the founders) is extremely diligent in what they do. In my mind, this is a big asset and a requirement that any customer using legal services should be conscious of.. one is to give a legal opinion but it’s another one to back it right through and stand by it. Reason why I chose Counselence in my current venture – given the global nature of what we are doing.

Gurudutt Ashwath
VP – Finance & Compliance, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship

GAME (Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship) is a not-for-profit organisation supporting MSME’s and Mass Entrepreneurship in the country through various initiatives like Policy Advocacy, Research, Mentoring, Demand & Finance Linkages etc.

We engaged Counselence for setting up policies and commercial contracts required for statutory compliances and good governance. The team at Counselence, led by Padmanabhan, helped us in understanding the purposes and need of the policies and then work on drafting and framing the relevant policies required for our organisation. Their professionalism and deep understanding of the laws and compliances of the country coupled with sound commercial acumen helped in closing the policies and contracts for the company. Their drafting skills and including the salient points in the documents is exemplary.

We wish Counselence the very best in their endeavours.

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Oftentimes, identifying the right counsel to suit a specific business need is a challenge to any corporate particularly in the case of multi-national companies and large Indian corporate houses. Quality of law firm comprises of many key aspects:

  • Possessing in-depth expertise and years of experience,
  • Providing business-specific advice,
  • Carrying out deep and relevant research,
  • Ensuring quality communication in opinions,
  • Aiming to meet business-specific deadlines,
  • Working to resolve issues.

Our clients come to us with the above expectations and find that these are standard aspects of the services we provide. Client First, is the motto, each member of the firm upholds.


Our team comprises qualified legal professionals from various law schools across the country. Our team is trained to serve corporate clients and have a proficient understanding of their requirements.

Biju Varghese

Biju Varghese

Founding Partner
Padmanabhan Ananth

Padmanabhan Ananth

Founding Partner