The Firm has a fully developed litigation practice in all spheres of civil and criminal law including corporate and commercial litigation, tender disputes, insolvency, debt recovery, intellectual property, constitutional and environmental litigation, competition and consumer protection and direct and indirect taxation. Lawyers from the firm represent clients in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and District Courts and before various quasi-judicial Tribunals and Commissions including the Debt Recovery Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals, the Advisory Board for Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities, National and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions, District Consumer Forum, the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, the Company Law Board, the Board and Appellate Authority for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction, the National Human Rights Commission, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange Management, Trade Marks and Copyright Registries, the Controller of Patents and the Telecom Tribunals. The Firm has an in-house Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India.
The Firm has an active International and domestic ADR practice. Members of the firm have been involved in resolution of major disputes between private corporate giants as well as between the private and public sector and in handling international commercial, maritime and domestic arbitrations.
The Firm supports and actively works towards expeditious settlement of disputes, which facilitates and promotes business development. The Firm supports resolution of commercial disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Lawyers in the Firm have substantial experience in advising clients on all legal aspects of business and commercial activities. They provide advice on legal aspects of undertaking business activities in India covering corporate, commercial, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance aspects.
The Firm provides assistance in evaluating business options, corporate restructuring, negotiating and establishing commercial arrangements.
The Firm also provides day-to-day advice on commercial transactions, contractual matters and technology transfer.
The Firm assists a diverse range of clients in negotiating with and setting up corporate entities and rendering advise on all aspects of company law and general day to day corporate and company matters. Members of the Firm have been engaged in conducting legal due diligence, advising clients on restructuring their organizations, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures consonant with statutory regulations and guidelines, regulatory procedures and monopoly and competition aspects. The Corporate and Commercial Law practice of the firm comprises the following principal areas :
The Firm provides assistance in setting up and developing infrastructure projects. We can represent principals, developers, contractors, equity investors, and multilateral agencies in airport, power, coal, roads, highways, oil and gas, fertilizers, cement, wind energy, ports, special economic zones (SEZ) and telecommunication sectors.
We provide assistance in structuring contractual arrangements and formation of special purposes of companies for bidding. The Firm has expertise in providing assistance in preparation and finalization of documentation such as EPC contracts, concession agreement, power purchase agreement, project development agreement, equipment supply contract, joint development agreement, production sharing agreement, service agreement, fuel supply agreement, gas purchase agreement, oil and gas transportation, storage and distribution agreements, consortium agreement, collaboration agreement, alliance agreement and operations and maintenance agreement.
Members of the Firm provide assistance in all legal aspects of mining contracts and transactions. The Firm assists the Industry in acquiring Prospecting Licences and executing Mining Leases in keeping with the specialized laws that hold the field. Lawyers of the Firm frequently appear before the Supreme Court of India and the Mining Tribunal in important mining cases.
Our team of mining lawyers has for many years been involved in a wide range of exploration programmes of all types of diamond as well as all other types of metals and minerals, strategic alliances, joint ventures and high profile mergers and acquisitions in relation to some of the world's most challenging markets.
The Firm drafts agreements at the Mine Exploration phase, extends legal services at the Mine Development Phase (including project financing, drafting of mineral production sales contracts, Custom milling, toll roasting and similar contracts), Operating Phase (including assistance in acquisitions, dispositions and restructuring, labour and employment issues, environmental prosecutions) and at the Closure and Abandonment Stage (including assistance in mine reclamation approval, site remediation and abandonment liabilities, employee termination and severance).
The Firm's counsel have represented miners, principals, developers, contractors and equity investors in the mining sector. They are well-versed with GAFTA (London) Arbitration Rules and procedures and the WTO norms.
Lawyers in the Firm have considerable experience in advising clients on all aspects of real estate transactions ranging from land acquisition proceedings to commercial property transactions. They have been assisting clients in the title search, due diligence, purchase, leasing, sale and lease-back arrangements of commercial property and advising them on the procedure of registration.
Members of the Firm are well-conversant with all aspects of Information Technology, Cyber and Telecommunication Laws including drafting of IT agreements and documents and all aspects of Cyber Laws and E-commerce. The Firm assists clients in setting up and distribution of television channels and value added services such as mobile, multimedia, satellite telecommunications, internet services, e-commerce and broadcasting. Lawyers of the Firm deal with telecommunication adjudicatory matters before the concerned state authorities and regularly appear before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
The Firm has a specialized Intellectual Property Laws wing drawing expertise from noted IPR consultants. Its practice in the area of Intellectual Property Laws includes advice and representation of clients for applications, registrations and litigation involving protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and designs.
Members have expertise in drafting all kinds of intellectual property transfer and protection documents. The Firm has been frequently handling high-profile IPR litigation with exceptional success.
Lawyers from the Firm specialize in competition and consumer protection laws. They regularly appear before the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission and various consumer courts including the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, various State Commissions and District Fora. The Firm has successfully prosecuted and ably defended significant competition, anti-trust and consumer proceedings of all kinds.
Lawyers in the firm advise and represent corporates and individuals in Direct and Indirect taxation matters, assist them in tax planning and matters relating to customs, excise and anti-dumping duties. The Firm has successfully represented clients before various Customs and Tax authorities and Criminal Courts in significant revenue litigation as well as criminal prosecution.
The Firm advises clients on all areas of Debt Recovery and Insolvency Laws, Retail Banking and Consortium Lending. Lawyers’ of the Firm have experience drafting and finalization of loan documentation, escrow documentation, guarantees as well as advising clients on structuring of bank financing, lines of credit, external commercial borrowings, off-shore guarantees, advice on Government policy, insurance claims and advice on insurance regulations. Lawyers from the firm regularly appear before the Debt Recovery Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals and handle recovery suits in courts of original jurisdiction. Members of the Firm specialize in asset-seizures relating to debt recovery and have expertise in matters relating to the Securitization laws.
Members of the Firm have expertise in advising clients on all aspects of insurance and actuarial laws and frequently litigate on behalf of corporates, insurance companies as well as individual clients in high profile matters relating to this field.
The Firm advises clients on all aspects of Labour, Employment and Service Laws, including the setup of various beneficial trusts in accordance with Social Securities and Tax Laws. The Firm assists clients in framing voluntary schemes and structuring various employment regulations and contracts. Our advice extends to the applicability of various HR Laws in India, both Central and State, including the Industrial Disputes Act, the Employees' Provident Fund Act, Trade Unions Act, Payment of Bonus Act, Payment of Gratuity Act, Contract Labour Regulations, the state-specific Shops & Establishments enactments, etc. to name a few. We also advise our clients on applicability of HR Laws, the obligations and compliance's thereunder, and the consequences of non-compliance, issues related to provident fund contributions, payment of gratuity, payment of bonus, superannuation/retirement benefits, termination of employment, hours of work, leave/ holiday entitlement, etc.