Our Expertise

Constitutional Issues –

Disputes pertaining to application of Constitutional interpretation, vires of Acts, Statutes and Rules. Matters covered directly by application of Constitutional provisions.

Employment and Service matters -

The firm advises both domestic and international clients on the complex regulatory and legal aspects of employment and labour law in order to enable full compliance with all the applicable laws and provisions. The firm is actively involved in drafting and reviewing of employment documentation and advising on a wide range of labour law related queries, including structuring of ESOPs, transfer of employees, termination, non-compete issues and the like. Our team predominantly represents companies and their management on employment related projects and litigation.

The firm advises on the following areas:
  • Employment Strategy and Documentation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Stock Options & Share Plans
  • Company Policies
  • Labour Law Advisory Services
  • Employment Termination
  • HR Legal Audit
  • Employment Litigation
  • Transfer of Employment
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Contracts

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration -

The firm has a very strong litigation team with knowledge base in all forms of dispute resolution process which works toward making the resolution process hassle free for the clients and ensures that disputes are resolved efficiently and in a timely manner. Our team advises across a diverse range of industries engaged in manufacturing activities, energy, hospitality, natural resources, financial services, insurance, health, entertainment, information technology, intellectual property, workplace relations, retail and trade, property and construction activity.

Our firm is well equipped to handle litigations of complex nature. The Firm can boast of several decisions which have been pronounced in the litigations handled by the Firm.

Team members of our firm is having expertise in Arbitration, an alternate dispute resolution, which is a valuable alternative to litigation.

The services include:
  • Corporate Insolvency disputes
  • Cross Border Litigation and Investigations
  • Domestic and international arbitrations
  • Enforcement of awards
  • Economic Offences
  • Energy and Projects Disputes
  • Environment related matters
  • Finance and Securities Litigation Insurance Disputes
  • Labour litigation
  • Litigation in administrative courts where govt. is involved
  • Oppression and mismanagement
  • Print Media
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Recovery Issues
  • Taxation related litigation
  • Telecommunication

Immigration Laws -

Our team offers full range of immigration services to our clients. Our immigration practice aims to offer the highest level of service to our clients, with combined capabilities that cover all aspects of immigration and citizenship law. We assist our clients in long-term strategic planning, developing policies and practices that help them create and retain the best talent possible. Our team of private client advisors represents individuals on their pre-immigration tax and estate planning, including innovative wealth management structures that accommodate and optimize multi-jurisdictional tax and legal considerations.

Banking & Finance incl VC's and Equity-

Our team offers comprehensive service to lenders, borrowers, advisers and other intermediaries. The clients includes leading banks, financial institutions and prestigious business houses. The scope of work covers the entire spectrum including structuring transactions, drafting term sheets and transactional documents, negotiations, advising on the regulatory framework and related issues.

The services include:
  • Venture Capital and Equity Investors
  • External Commercial Borrowing
  • Debt Restructuring and re-financing
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Corporate Debt, including Syndicated Loans and Structured Financing
  • Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Facilitate in setting up NBFC's in India and oversee related Regulatory compliance

Our experience and industry knowledge, combined with the diverse skills of our lawyers allows us to represent our clients before regulatory bodies and in formal legal proceedings.

Information Technology/E-Commerce and Cyber Laws -

Our team has vast experience in advising companies in information technology and outsourcing sectors and on various legal issues involving privacy, protection of data.

Our team advises clients on various provisions of the Information Technology Act and rules including offences/violations committed therein. The team has advised and assisted several companies in structuring, commencement of business operations and has assisted them in drafting, negotiating and finalizing related commercial and licensing contracts.

The team members have advised clients on issues relating to e-commerce transactions, e-contracts and website development (associated contracts) apart from assisting them in negotiating and finalizing contracts pertaining to software licensing, software development, and master services agreements, service level agreements etc.

Our team members also advises clients on issues relating to protection, transfer and storage of data (considering European Union’s Data Protection Directive) including drafting of privacy policies and providing advice on data protection compliance.

Our services in the technology sector include:
  • Structuring of investment and commercial agreements for joint ventures, business transfer, mergers and acquisitions etc.
  • Data Protection and privacy including confidentiality agreements
  • Equipment procurement, outsourcing and facility management agreements
  • Service provider and re-seller arrangements
  • Issues arising out of Information Technology Act and Rules framed thereunder;
  • Representing clients before statutory authorities and courts in matters relating to violation of provisions under the Information Technology Act and rules framed thereunder Advisory and assistance in corporate commercial issues including company incorporation etc.
  • Advisory and assistance on tax related issues

Intellectual Property Rights -

Our team understands how intellectual property (“IP”) assets can best be created, value thereto determined rights therein protected; and used/acquired/supplemented to produce a competitive advantage. The team provides advisory service and assistance to clients with respect to due diligence (routinely uncovering issues in chain of title, encumbrances/obligations, or enforcement/prosecution/deficiencies often left undetected) IP valuation,acquisition of IP and related agreements and partnerships/joint ventures with an aim to transfer/share/development of IP.

The team advises and assists clients on:
  • Protection and prosecution of IP rights (including patents, trademarks, design rights, copyrights, geographical indications, domain names, proprietary know-how and business processes)
  • IP Due-diligence and Audits
  • IP Valuation
  • IP Acquisition and transfer and related agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating license agreements, assignment deeds, IP development agreements, etc.
  • Representing before various authorities, courts and forums on issues relating to registration and protection of IP rights

Mining and Environmental Protection Laws -

Our team offers guidance to clients on India’s comprehensive Environmental laws pertaining to recycling, hazardous waste management (by hospitals,clinics,manufacturing industries etc.),water and air pollution,forest and timber regulations,handling of chemicals and EIA.

The team assists a variety of clients with regulatory compliance,enforcement actions,and civil litigation in all aspects of environmental and natural resources law. Our team represents businesses of all sizes in litigation,regulatory and transactional matters. We also routinely associate with other attorneys and international law firms, forming a team to protect the interest of clients with environmental legal issues nationwide. In non-contentious areas, our team can assist clients in undertaking environmental due diligence audit to assess material environmental risks related to acquisition of operated and non-operated production/ manufacturing sites as well as acquisition of pre-development assets in India.

Besides the above, (in non-contentious areas), our team can assist clients in advise on risk assessment and apportionment in corporate, property and financing transactions and can work closely with our team in the areas of planning, infrastructure and energy laws.

Corporate Affairs & Foreign Collaboration Initiatives -

Foreign Collaborations & Joint Ventures:
  • Due diligence and feasibility analysis of probable collaborators;
  • Searching the best possible technology and financial partners;
  • Negotiating and structuring Joint Venture terms & contracts;
  • Drafting of joint venture, collaboration, trade mark license agreements;
  • Obtaining necessary approvals from all concerned authorities such as Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Secretariat for Industrial Assistance (SIA) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI);
  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
  • Advice on tax planning

Venture, Merger & Acquisitions-

Our team provides legal advisory services in M&A across a diverse range of industries. The clients include major domestic and international corporations,business houses etc. Our team has been recognized for delivering excellent legal strategies and commercially viable advice within prescribed timelines.

The majority of the business transactions have a multi-jurisdictional focus. Strong teamwork and efficient working practices and uniform approach enable the Firm to manage cross-border deals effectively and seamlessly. The team specializes in merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, amalgamations, de-mergers.

The services include:
  • Negotiation assistance from term sheet stage till closing of transaction
  • Due Diligence
  • Structuring of Transactions
  • Shareholders Agreement
  • Shares Purchase Agreement
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
  • Entity Formation
  • Post Acquisition Advisory

Infrastructure & Energy -

The Firm has been advising Project developers, Investors and Suppliers & Contractors on diverse commercial/transactional issues. The Firm possesses vast and in depth experience of providing legal and advisory services for the development of infrastructure projects in the following sectors:

  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Roads, Highways & Bridges
  • Urban Infrastructure – Water & Solid Waste Management
The services include:
  • Conceptualization
  • Drafting and vetting of Bid Documents – BOT, BOOT, BOOM, DBFOT etc.
  • Bid Process Management (for the Regulators)
  • Assisting Contractors in the Bidding Process
  • Conducting Due Diligence and negotiations on various stages of documentation
  • Drafting, vetting and advising on Concession Agreements, Off-take Agreements, Pipeline Agreements, Terminal Facility Agreements, Joint Development Agreements, Power Purchase Agreement, EPC Contracts, State Support Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Production Sharing Contracts, Regasification Agreements, Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements, etc.
  • Legal assistance in setting up of Joint Ventures and infusion of funds in the Infrastructure sector in India.
  • Advising on diverse laws governing infrastructure facilities in India including issues related to land acquisition and FDI Policy
  • Assistance in obtaining various licenses, approvals and permits required for implementation of infrastructure projects in India from governmental authorities.
  • Advising on regulatory and legal framework on unbundling and restructuring issues of State Electricity Boards
  • Advising on Exploration Blocks in India in CBM and Oil blocks under NELP M&A and Private Equity.
  • Due Diligence
  • Entity Formation

Real Estate -

Our team members have expertise in handling large scale real estate transactions in the real estate sector and has provided advisory services with respect to township, SEZ and other residential and commercial real estate projects in India.

The services include advising:
  • Regulatory laws including those relating to licenses and approvals
  • Structuring of transaction
  • Stamp Duty
  • Change of land use
  • Regulations governing acquisitions and sale of property
  • Property tax and other taxes on real estate
  • Construction Contracts, Joint Development Agreements, Project Management Consultancy Agreement, etc.
  • Grant/ Assignment of leasing / licensing of commercial and residential properties
  • Due diligence and preparation of Title Search Reports
  • Representation before various courts including arbitrations regarding real estate disputes

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