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Manishi Pathak

Manishi Pathak

  • Firm: Anhad Law
  • Practice Area: Labour and Employment
  • Country: India
  • Email:
  • Not Just Paranthas, M 84, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India

About Manishi Pathak

Manishi has recently founded Anhad Law and has over 29 years of experience and has been advising foreign multinationals and major Indian corporates on company law, labour and employment law, M&A and general regulatory matters.
He is a Labour & Employment law specialist, advising on a range of matters, including employment audits, whistle-blower investigations, company policies and /or handbooks, employee termination and transfer, the closure of establishments, the transfer of business and undertakings, sexual harassment complaints, employer and employee rights and matters involving unions. He is also known for his involvement in investigations and/or enquiries concerning employees including in matters of misconduct by employees and/or associated parties. Mergers and Acquisitions is also an area of specialisation, and Manishi has advised several clients on complex joint ventures, acquisitions including business / assets transfer, corporate restructuring and shareholders agreements in particular.
Manishi has considerable experience across sectors, including manufacturing, services, automobiles, aviation, banking, chemicals, commerce, electronics, FMCG, information technology, paper, packaging, pharmaceuticals, ports, real estate, retail and telecommunications.
Chambers and Partners lists Manishi in Band 1 for Employment Law and he has been recognised as a leading employment law specialist in India since 2013. They have provided the following comments as well:
Manishi Pathak commands “great respect in the employment market,” clients valuing him especially as a “very experienced partner who brings a lot of insight to particularly complex employment issues.” He offers significant expertise in the handling of the employment aspects of M&A transactions and in advising international clients on ensuring that their operations comply with Indian employment laws.
Chambers and Partners ranked Manishi as a New Delhi based recognized practitioner in the area of Corporate /M&A for the years 2014 and 2015. Chambers Global ranked Manishi as a New Delhi based recognized practitioner in the area of Corporate /M&A for the year 2015.
Asialaw Profiles 2020 has ranked Manishi as “Leading Lawyer” for Labour & Employment Law in India. He was also earlier listed by AsiaLaw Profiles in 2017 and 2019.
Manishi has been listed in the Who’s Who Legal of Indian practitioners in the field of Labour & Employment law since 2009.
The Legal 500 has further recognised him amongst India’s leading lawyers for the last several years including 2021.
Manishi has authored several publications on Indian Labour & Employment law for Kluwer Law and Law Business Research and he writes and speaks regularly on a range of subjects, including foreign investment in India and Labour and Employment law. Some of his prominent publications include “Restrictive Covenants” (India Chapter) by Kluwer Law Publication; “Hiring and retaining Talent” (India Chapter) by Kluwer Law Publication; “Getting The Deal Through (Labour & Employment)”, India Chapter by Law Business Research; Labour and Employment Compliance in India, 6 editions, published by Kluwer Law since 2008. He has also authored “India Chapter on Employment Law in the Employment Law Review” by Law Business Research since 2010 -15.
Manishi also contributed to National Law School Publication (Business Law Review) “An overview of contract labour related laws in India”.
Manishi has also contributed to the World Bank Group ‘s publication Employing Workers 2021.
Manishi is a member and was an officer of the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association.
Before founding Anhad Law, Manishi has been a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, IndusLaw, Kochhar
& Co., and Luthra & Luthra, New Delhi.
  • Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • India (Advocate)
  • M.Sc (1989)
  • L.L.B. (1992)

Q&A With Manishi Pathak


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