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Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Surana & Surana International Attorneys – An uncommon law firm: Principles before Profits

Surana & Surana International Attorneys is 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. The firm is headquartered in Chennai, with a full-fledged office in New Delhi.


It is 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 in Chennai, the firm’s clients include Fortune 500 MNCs leading Indian Corporates, Central & State Government organizations, High Net worth Individuals, Social & Charitable institutions.


The firm undertakes diverse legal work across various areas of practice:


Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Corporate, Commercial, Intellectual Property, Defence Law, Regulatory Investigation Advisory, Tax, Cyber-Entertainment-Media-Technology


Each practice consists of experienced and acclaimed professionals. The firm is 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.


The firm’s professionals are from a combination of 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.


It is the world’s first law firm to achieve SA8000 and ISO 14000 certification as well as Asia’s first to achieve ISO 9001 certification for professional legal services. Presently they have been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards under:


Environmental Management Systems – ISO 14001:2015,

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – ISO 45001:2018 and

Quality Management Systems – ISO 9001:2015.


The firm was featured as the only Indian case study in the best-selling book “Developing a Profitable Practice in Asia” by Mr. Robert C Sawhney, Hong Kong in a full chapter titled ‘An Uncommon Law Firm: Principles before Profits’.


The 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, Mediation, Litigation – Administrative, Banking & Finance, Civil, Competition, Constitutional, Corporate & Commercial, Consumer, Environment, Employment & HR, Food Safety, Healthcare, Insolvency.

REAL-ESTATE & INFRASTRUCTURE Title due diligence on Real Property, Purchase, Leasing, Leave and License, Structuring of Real Property transactions. Negotiating, drafting & registrations of all types of documents for real estate and infrastructure projects.

CORPORATE Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Fund Formation, HR & IR, Joint Ventures, Corporate Compliance, Transaction Advisory, Investment Advisory, Inbound & Outbound Investments. Incorporation services, India entry strategy.

COMMERCIAL Deal advisory, Negotiations, Documentation, Due diligence. Strategizing, negotiating and drafting of various agreements including Joint Venture Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Scheme of Mergers, etc.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Trade Marks, Patents, Copyrights, Designs, Geographical Indication, IP Audit, IP Valuation, all IP Agreements, IP Litigation

DEFENCE LAW Corporate Advisory, Dispute Management & Resolution, Industrial Licensing & Advisory, Intellectual Property (Protection, Valuation, Licensing, Strategy), Policy Formulation & Advocacy, Technology (Valuation, Licensing, Transfer), Contract Management.


TAX Direct / Indirect Tax and International Tax Advisory, Structuring and Representation.

CYBER – ENTERTAINMENT – MEDIA – TECHNOLOGY Strategy, Compliance, Prosecution, Representation, Advisory.


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

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