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Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Surana & Surana International Attorneys

We have been ranked No 1 in South India since 1998 by leading national and international publications like Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Business India, Legal Business, Chambers Global and Legal100 Asia Pacific. We are the world’s first law firm to achieve SA8000 and ISO 14000 certifications as well as Asia’s first to achieve ISO 9001 certification for professional legal services.


We were featured in BBC World and its case study, ‘An Uncommon Law Firm: Principles Before Profits’, was published in the best-selling book “Developing a Profitable Practice in Asia” by Mr. Robert C Sawhney. The only case study of an Indian law firm, it highlights in detail, our philosophy upholding the highest traditions of ethics under all circumstances.


We are headquartered in Chennai, with a full-fledged office in New Delhi. We are the “go-to” law firm by industry on parameters such as competence, quick response, integrity, cost effective solutions, research oriented work and practicality. Trusted and respected by most decision makers, our clients include Fortune 500 MNCs leading Indian Corporates, Central & State Government organizations, High Net worth Individuals, Social & Charitable institutes. We undertake diverse legal work across various areas of practice: Arbitration, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, Civil & Criminal Litigation, Media & Cyber Law, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Regulatory Investigation Advisory Services, Tax. Each practice consists of experienced and acclaimed professionals. We are known for having facilitated domestic and foreign investments, and for acquiring regulatory licenses and clearances including incorporations, FIPB, RBI, environmental, tax registrations etc. in record time.


Our practice professionals are from a combination of the following: entrepreneurial background, business degrees, international work experience and international education, and thus are in a better position to understand and offer sound legal solutions that also make solid commercial sense in record time.


Our firm’s Academic Initiatives division has pioneered the Moot Court Competitions in the country for more than 25 years making it the longest running program of its kind in the world, by any law firm.

Founders of Surana & Surana International Attorneys

P. S. Surana

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Leelavathi Surana


P. S. Surana: Founder Partner, Arbitrator, Mediator, Counsel, Independent Director, Strategist, Philanthropist, acknowledged worldwide for his leadership skills and legal acumen. Recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from the Institute of Directors, Annual Global Summit. He is recognised among 100 Leading Luminaries of India by Lexus Nexus & ranked among Jewels of South India by MM Publications.


Has been practicing law since 1971. He is an Empanelled Arbitrator & Fellow of ASSOCHAM’s International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AICADR), New Delhi and at Indian Merchants Chamber’s International ADR Centre (IMC – IADR), Mumbai. He is a Registered Patent Agent. He is a top ranked litigation & arbitration lawyer in South India over three decades.

Leelavathi Surana: Co-Founder, Advisor on family business, litigation negotiation of contracts & mediation. Acclaimed for her administrative capabilities and practical implementable advice to clients and social institutions.


A firm supporter of rural literacy, she runs a school and home for visually challenged orphan children. Under her care and supervision is a home for destitute animals. She has been constantly engaged in providing food and drinking water facilities for the underprivileged and conducting environment protection programs. She provides and facilitates education scholarships for under privileged children.

Legal Practice

The firm’s multispecialty practice is broadly divided into following areas:

DISPUTE RESOLUTION (Arbitration, Litigation Mediation, Competition, Consumer, Environment, Cyber, Corporate, Criminal, HR Law, IBC, Commercial, Civil)

CORPORATE (Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Fund Formation, HR & IR, JV, Compliance, Transaction Advisory, Investment Advisory, Inbound & Outbound Investments)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (Cyber Law, Trade Mark, Patents, Copyrights, GI, Valuation, Forensic)

REAL ESTATE & INFRASTRUCTURE (Negotiations and drafting of all types of documents for real estate and infrastructure projects)

DEFENCE LAW (Defence procurement, Industrial licensing, Joint ventures, Technology valuation, Licensing, Transfers)

REGULATORY INVESTIGATION ADVISORY SERVICES (Investigation of CBI, DRI, SFIO, EOW and other regulatory bodies)

TAX (Direct / Indirect Tax and International Tax advisory, Structuring and Representation)

CYBER (Strategy, Compliance, Representation Advisory)

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT (Media, Entertainment & Technology)

COMMERCIAL (Deal advisory, Negotiations, Documentation, Due diligence)


What we are Best At
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
  • IPR
  • Real Estate
  • Defense
  • Regulatory Advisory
  • Tax
  • Cyber
  • Environmental
  • Commercial

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