Sarin & Co

Sarin & Co. is one of India’s oldest and leading law firms specializing in Indian andInternational Law. Originally established by Late Mr. Harbans Lal Sarin in Lahore (now inPakistan) in the year 1932, the firm shifted to Shimla after the partition of undivided India.

Sarin & Co. finally moved to Chandigarh, India when the city was inaugurated as the symbolof a new India in the early 1950s. Recently, the Firm has also set up its branch office in NewDelhi - the capital of India.

The Firm's expertise includes advising foreign clients, litigation and performs the groundworkfor international companies looking to set up their business in India.

The scale of the firm has increased manifold over the last 70 years.Sarin & Co. branched out into the field of aviation and space with the joining of Mr. Nitin Sarinin 2008. It is the only law firm in India to provide complete aviation and space law services tobanks, aircraft lessors, financial institutions, international airlines, telecommunicationcompanies, space exploratory companies, educational institutes and Governments.

Since then, the aerospace team (consisting of six lawyers and a head of operations) havehandled over USD$ 16 billion worth of transactions and have also carried out some of themost complex aircraft repossessions in the country. The Firm has also advised severalinternational airlines in challenging market access transactions. In 2019, the firm successfullypaved the way for the first and only deregistration and export of an aircraft under India’s newCape Town Convention and Aircraft Protocol Regulations. Sarin & Co's noteworthy clientsinclude the world’s top aircraft manufacturers, leasing companies, international airlines andbanks. The Firm has also advised a number of foreign entities re: obtaining local licenses inIndia – also, the Firm advises entities interested in partnering / collaborating with the ISRO for itsvaried space activities.

Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation, the legal aid arm of Sarin & Co., partners with theInternational Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University in the Netherlands to organize the Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition in Chandigarh. The Firm is alsoclosely involved with the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Nitin Sarin is a dual qualified Advocate in India and Solicitor in England and Wales. He isalso a guest lecturer at the IIASL, Leiden University as well as a qualified IATA trainer.

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