In the past several years, the Consultanting Industry has not only grown in size, stature and global reach, but it has also gone through several cycles of professionalization, making it one of the most developed fields within the professional services industry. Ankur Srivastava recognized this potential and understood the need for consulting in today’s economic world and thus founded Ezy Laws.
Established in 2011, Ezy Laws, a boutique law firm with an ability to understand business, provides a solution-based approach and is a preferred partner for legal assistance. The firm practices in areas of corporate, banking, NBFC, Insolvency & bankruptcy laws, capital market, SEBI and private equity, real estate laws, contract management & EPC, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution etc. The services provided by the Firm encompasses all the aspects of the specified practices areas, including opinions, drafting, and vetting of all concerned documents, agreements, compliances, representation before statutory bodies/authorities, etc.
The Erudite Mind behind Ezy Laws
Ankur Srivastava is the Founder and Managing Partner of Ezy Laws. He has more than 21 years of experience in General Corporate Legal Practice, Banking & NBFC’s laws, SEBI & Capital Market Laws, Real Estate & Property Laws, PE & Venture Capital matters and Fund’s Administration, EPC Contracts, Secretarial & Compliances etc. He uniquely combines his banking and capital market expertise with his legal background.
Ankur is a member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. He is also a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA), UK, Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB), registered Insolvency Professional and has also passed the ICWA (inter) exam along with being a Commerce graduate .
He has worked as the Legal Head, CS & Compliance Officer in organization like Union Bank of India, Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd. & RPG group. Ankur has also served as a Director of more than 10 SPV companies of Urban Infrastructure venture Capital Fund, monitoring the investments made by the fund in the SPVs. UIVCL was managing / advising two funds with a total fund corpus of over USD 820 million.
He was also a knowledge partner of Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC); a joint initiative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Govt. of India and CII. He has been a part of high level business delegation at “Indian Diaspora meets” organized by OIFC & MFA at Australia, United Kingdom (UK), Bahrain, Dubai and has made presentations on topics like ‘Setting up business in India’, ‘LPO Industry in India’ etc.
He is a shareholder and the Director of ‘Ezy Laws Insolvency Professionals Pvt. Ltd’, an Insolvency Professional Entity registered with Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India. Ankur is also the Director of Cognitive Corporate Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Rah Ventures Pvt. Ltd and a designated partner in First Light Capital Advisors LLP, and an investment Manager to Azure Affordable Housing AIF.
Ankur strongly believes that one should pursue his/her dreams and be ready to pay whatever price required in achieving them. “It is better to hustle 24/7 than to slave 9-5. I advise you to always believe in yourself and when the circumstances are difficult, the motivation should be to try at least one more time and lastly learn to manage risk and handle pressure,” says Ankur.
Unique Strategies and Services
At Ezy Laws, they first understand the client’s business model so that legal solutions provided can be practical and easy to implement. The main benefit clients gets from Ezy Laws is that they can assign all their requirements in terms of legal & tax compliances, Licenses, Litigation management, Contract management, recovery, setting up of business structure and promoters and can concentrate on their core business activities.
Ezy Laws was started with two main differentiating factors – Quality and Time Commitment. “We believe every client requirements are different, so we customize services as per each client’s requirements”, asserts Ankur. Secondly, their knowledge of different jurisdictions offers the best practices to the clients globally.
Ezy Laws work with the objective of making legal proceedings easy for its clients. Its approach is legal-commercial i.e. to find a business solution in legal issues of its clients so that litigation can be minimized and promoters can concentrate on their business.
The Future of the Legal Consultancy Industry from Ankur’s Perspective
Post Liberalization period has been mini-revolution in the legal service sector with the greatest legal impact on corporate legal arena activities in project financing, intellectual property protection, environmental protection, competition law, corporate taxation, infrastructure contract, corporate governance and investment law Private Equity, which were almost unknown before 90’s. This discerning shift in the disposition of emerging legal sectors has led the people towards settling disputes through ADRS rather than adversarial litigation mode of dispute resolution.
Recent introduction of new laws like Insolvency & Bankruptcy code, GST, RERA etc. with an aim of ease of doing business have opened up new opportunities. “Introduction of legal services sector to foreign law firms is going to lead us into a flow of expertise in sectors where local firms and lawyers are deficiently delivering services,” says Ankur.