Alternate Dispute Resolution & Litigation Support
Business Structuring (Right Structure of any Business)
Commercial Agreements, Stamp Duty & Transaction Support
Company Law Board (NCLT), Secretarial & Compliances
Direct and Indirect Taxation
FERA/FEMA
Foreign Direct Investment &  Joint Venture
General Legal Advisory & Transaction Support
Intellectual Property 
Medical Negligence  & Criminal Matters
Private Equity/ Venture Capital Funds
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Projects, Banking & Finance
Real Estate
SEBI, Securities Laws &  Capital Markets
 
Alternate Dispute Resolution & Litigation Support
 

The Firm’s Litigation practice is focused on all kinds of disputes pertaining to Commercial Contracts for all types of Projects. We have expertise that enables us to address our client’s contractual disputes, advising at each stage and formulating a winning strategy protecting his business interests. Our practice areas cover all disputes relating to Infrastructure Projects, Highway, Building, Power, Steel, Petrochemical, Fertilizer, Marine & Offshore, Maritime and the whole gamut of Contracts based on Indian Law as well as International Law.
We assist our clients at all stages - from conducting a thorough forensic analysis, defining issues and developing strategy, providing a thorough targeted documentation, conducting rigorous damage analysis, evaluation and expert opinions to providing advice on the best in and out of the courtroom resolution. Our expert advice makes a discernible difference in the client’s position.
Our practice area covers advising on appropriate method of dispute resolution to be adopted and depending upon the choice of our clients, we offer our close support on the final choice of our clients, be it Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration or Litigation.

We advise, assist and appear on behalf of our clients with respect to Commercial Litigation, Writs, Consumer Disputes before the Supreme Court, High Courts, City Civil Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Banking Tribunals, Competition Commission, National & State Consumer Commissions and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums etc. The Firms also advises Dispute Resolution through international & domestic Arbitrations. We advise clients on strategies, potential disputes and mediations and have conducted several matters involving complex issues of law.
 
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Business Structuring (Right Structure of any Business)
 

Deciding the optimal business "vehicle/structure" is important for navigating the road to success. Seeking expert legal advice at the outset will invariably save substantial time & money and reduce business worries in the future. We have extensive experience in advising clients about the intricate legal and business implications of adopting various business structures including Limited Liability Companies,  General Partnerships  and Limited Partnerships (LLP) etc. We support clients in structuring their business to effectively serve their present needs and future aspirations for growth. Every transaction demands the right structure and in depth risk analysis. Issues such as regulatory, tax, corporate governance, competition, employment, intellectual property must be understood for any forward execution of business plans.

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Commercial Agreements, Stamp Duty & Transaction Support
 

The firm advises on Property Registration, Title Search, Due Diligence Reports, Drafting, Assistance in Negotiations and Advice on Commercial Agreements. The firm also advises on Adjudication & Chargeability of Stamp Duty on various instruments and Certificate of Consolidated Stamp Duty in accordance with the provisions of Stamp Duty Act & Rules. Preparation and assistance in execution of Power of Attorneys, Corporate Guarantees, Loan Agreements, Land Acquisition Agreements, Contract Management and other matters pertaining to property laws, Registration of Trust Deeds and other Property Documents.

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Company Law Board (NCLT), Secretarial & Compliances

The Firm advises on various key issues like:-

  1. Incorporation of Companies in India & overseas, Non-Profit Companies, LLPs and matters related therewith like setting up of operations in India and regulatory compliances;
  2. Filing of petitions & representation before the CLB/Tribunals;
  3. Approvals & Representation before Statutory Bodies, Central Government, Regional Director, and ROCs;
Corporate Governance matters of Companies Act
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Direct and Indirect Taxation

The firm advises clients across the whole gamut of Direct and Indirect taxation issues including Income Tax, Service Tax, Local Taxes, optimal structuring of Contracts, Works Agreements and agreements entered with other contractors and service providers. We also advise to companies on tax aspects of doing business in India.

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FEMA
 

The firm advises on issues & compounding matters pertaining to FEMA and had hand on experience in dealing with various matters in the respective fields.

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Foreign Direct Investment & Joint Ventures
 

We advise on legal issues concerning Inbound and Outbound Investments, Strategic Alliances, Transaction Support both in International and Domestic domain. We advise on policies, laws and regulations in relation to Structuring of Investment Vehicles, Subsidiaries & Joint Ventures, Technology Transfers & Services Arrangements, Governmental & Regulatory Compliances and Approvals. We also advise  companies on entry strategies into India which include setting up wholly owned subsidiaries, foreign collaborations, opening branch / liaison offices in India. The legal team has detailed industry knowledge with core legal skills. We also advise our clients on the requisite approvals required from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board ("FIPB") and the Reserve Bank of India ("RBI") in the event of foreign investment in an Indian company, whether in the form of JVs or wholly owned subsidiaries. The team assists in due diligence, preparation of legal documentation, negotiations, closing and post closing of the deal.

 
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General Legal Advisory & Transaction Support
 

The firm advises on day-to-day legal issues concerning commercial & business affairs, legal structuring of commercial arrangement, commercial contracts and documentation, Legal & Regulatory matters concerning Foreign Investments in India, Corporate Structuring, MOUs  and other documentation.

 
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Intellectual Property
 

The firm advises on legal issues concerning Intellectual Property matters and has expertise in all areas of trademarks, copyright and patent law. The legal team is experienced in negotiating and drafting various license agreements.

 
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Medical Negligence & Criminal Matters
 

The firm advices, assist, and appear on behalf our clients with respect to Medical Law including Medico-legal Cases, Medical Negligence & Malpractice Liability and other Criminal Matters. We also undertake Bail Applications, Trials on Indictment, Trials where Civil Liberties and Human Rights are at stake. The Firm advices Doctors, Hospitals, and Paramedical staff in defending cases filed against them pertaining to Medical Negligence & Medical Malpractice Claims. We handle all type of criminal matters and protect the civil liberties of people charged with felonies or misdemeanors at the State level.

 
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Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
 

The Firm handles a full range of M&A transactions including Mergers & Amalgamations; Schemes of Arrangement & Reconstructions and Demergers and Restructuring (for listed & unlisted entities), including Capital & Debt restructuring, winding up, buy-back of securities & reduction of share capital. Our areas of practice are useful for resolving complicated legal issues in M&A transactions. We also undertake Legal Due Diligence with an industry-specific focus in several sectors. We also advises on the required Documentation and also undertakes drafting and review definitive agreement, non-compete agreement, non-disclosure agreement, Corporate Restructuring. Drafting of requisite agreements including Shareholder/ Share Purchase/Shares & Debentures Subscription Agreements etc.

 
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Private Equity/ Venture Capital Funds
 

We provide legal services to Private Equity, Venture Capital and Alternative Investment Funds across the full range of their operations and activities.
The areas in which we provide legal advice include

  1. Fund formation;
  2. Onshore & Offshore structuring;
  3. Drafting of Indenture of Trust, Investment Advisory, Information Memorandum & other offer documents;
  4. Tax & Securities Registration issues in India;
  5. Registration with regulatory authorities in India;
  6. Due Diligence of prospective investee companies;
  7. Negotiation assistance from term sheet stage onward till initial & final closing;
  8. Documentation & overall transactional support, including working closely with Regulators like RBI, FIPB and SEBI.

We   have extensive experience in representing private equity funds, sponsors, portfolio companies, management teams, co-investors and other participants in all aspects of private equity transactions. We represent our clients in executing acquisitions, financings and exit transactions, and providing corporate, securities and financing advice to portfolio companies.

 
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Projects, Banking & Finance
 

The firm advises Banks & Financial Institutions and Corporations on a wide spectrum of banking issues. The team has hand on experience on financial restructuring, corporate debt restructuring (CDR), loan securitisation transactions, syndicated loans, structured finance, asset and project finance. We advises on Structured Products, Project Finance, External Commercial Borrowings etc. Our scope of work covers the entire gamut including structuring transactions, drafting transactional documents, negotiations etc. 

 
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Real Estate
 

The firm advises in various real estate matters to clients in their roles as investors, developers, occupiers, borrowers, owners, funders or lenders. Advising domestic and offshore clients on all corporate and tax related matters relating to investments in the real estate sector. Advising, drafting, reviewing and negotiating, lease and leave & license agreements and share purchase and shareholder agreements, as required for downline investments of real estate funds.

We provide legal services in conducting search, due diligence and opinion on title and encumbrances for our clients including drafting conveyance documentation and contracts including project engineering, building, management and development contracts etc. The Firm also provides advisory services in relation to municipal laws, development regulations, property laws and revenue laws. We also advise clients on structuring of real estate funds, investment including foreign investment in real estate and on legal and regulatory aspects of acquisition of land, including for township projects.

 
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SEBI, Securities Laws & Capital Markets
 

The Firm has a SEBI, Securities Laws & Capital Markets practice covering the entire gamut of Capital Markets activities for listed entities (i) Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s), Drafting of Prospectus / Letter of Offer / other related document and its Listing; (ii) Rights issues; (iii) Private placements in both bond & equity markets; (iv) Advisory services to listed companies & market intermediaries in the areas of regulatory compliances, supporting with registrations for operating in the Indian market with the SEBI for various types of intermediaries ranging across Mutual funds, Alternate Investment & Venture Capital funds, Asset Management Companies, Stock Brokers; (v) defending regulatory action in various forums including SEBI, Securities Appellate Tribunal etc. and (vi) Acquisition involving the Takeover code.

 
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