Labour & Employment


TLA [Tree of Life Associates], founded in May 2009, is a boutique law firm with depth of understanding and domain expertise in Labour & Employment matters, apart from Technology, Outsourcing, IP, Privacy law and Start-Up legal offerings. Mr. Sheahan Verghese, with over 17 years of experience, heads the Employment Law practice at TLA. TLA is amongst the few firms in India with a focused and specialized employment law practice, with pure-play employment law clients.

TLA’s employment law practice comprises extensive advice to trans-border IT and other employers, including leading players in the wireless, chip and telecom software space on their HR and employment legal infrastructure, covering all stages of the HR and employment life cycle. Key advisory areas include:

TLA’s labour and employment law advice is pre-emptive, proactive, most often strategic and ensures synergy between client global HR ethos, policy and strategic imperatives and Indian employment law and practice.

As a consequence of TLA’s lawyers’ constant advisory interaction with cross-border clients,their knowledge and exposure to global labour regulatory environments and perspectives have grown and in turn honed the global and strategic nature of their advice.

Mr. Sheahan Verghese, Practice Head, Employment Law at TLA, has been ranked as one of the leading employment lawyers in India by Chambers & Partners, a leading global legal ranking and publication house in their annual ‘Chambers Asia Pacific 2014, 2015 and 2016′ leading individual rankings.