Forbes india Presents

Legal Powerlist 2020

Forbes India has joined hands with Legitquest, India’s highly efficient AI-based legal research database that has become a one-stop solution for the legal fraternity, for the ‘Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020’. The first edition of the ‘Legal Powerlist 2020’ aims to identify and felicitate lawyers who exemplify distinction, quality service delivery and demonstrate superior leadership, reputation and profile as Indian Lawyers.

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In-House Lawyers


Top 100

Individual Lawyers


Top 50

Managing Partners


Top 50

Law Firms


Top 50

General Counsel


Top 25

Law Schools


The Process


All applications should be sent via this online nomination portal by filling a form and uploading supporting documents.

The ‘Legal Powerlist 2020’ involves Six (6) categories and Forty (40) practice areas drawn from different sectors in India. Participants in Top 50 law firms and Top 100 Lawyers category can apply to a total of 5 (five) practice areas (1+4) listed on the website with an additional cost in each practice areas.

After the nominations are received, the organisers will screen each one of them to ensure that the application process is complete and will contact the applicant in case any more information/mandatory documents are required.


Our esteemed Jury will first compile a preliminary shortlist of the most eligible candidates from the entire gamut of nominations

The esteemed Jury will then prepare a final list of candidates in each category and practice area of the Awards.

This process may require the Jury members to do external research including communicating with the references provided by the nominees.



The names of all shortlisted candidates will be announced in the last week of February. The finalists will be drawn from this shortlist by the Jury after further evaluation.


The Winners selected by the esteemed Jury will be announced in March, 2021 at an online event which will also be telecast by CNBC/CNN Network 18.

The Winners’ list will also be published in Forbes India magazine and on, and on LegitQuest portals and