Core Practice Areas

Civil and contractual matters, commercial disputes, recovery suits;

Defamation; and

Corporate and commercial litigation and disputes.

Conducting detailed title due diligence of properties on pan India basis and furnishing title due diligence reports;

Structuring real estate transactions and advising on the modus operandi;

Mitigating land related issues through legal advice and intervention;

Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing transaction documents relating to sale, lease, mortgage, gift, license, tenancy, exchange, assignment, trust, joint venture etc.;

Rendering real estate policy advisory including advising Government departments and parastatals with respect to acquisition, development and leasing of industrial land and commercial land;

General legal advisory for acquisition of land for high value residential and commercial projects, townships, infrastructure projects, industries including warehouse, logistic parks etc.;

Opining on complex legal issues arising out of real estate transactions vis-à-vis the applicable land related legislations;

Advising on joint development arrangements between landowners and developers, including structuring of the venture and drafting of relevant transaction documents;

Advising on commercial and regulatory issues in hotel and hospitality sectors and drafting of relevant transaction documents including butAdvising on commercial and regulatory issues in hotel and hospitality sectors and drafting of relevant transaction documents including but not limited to hotel management agreement, technical services agreement etc.;

Acquisition of immovable property in India by foreign companies, foreign citizens, non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin;

Advising on structuring Foreign Direct Investment in India for development of townships and construction of residential /commercial premises;

Advising Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in connection with diverse income generating sectors of real estate;

Advising on corporate M&A, financing and securitization transactions where the principal underlying asset is immovable property;

Assisting and handholding in mutations and conversions;

Assisting and holding in connection with obtaining RERA registrations, filings, advisory and representational services before the relevant authorities as well as advisory in connection with transition from WBHIRA to RERA; and

Rendering miscellaneous dispute resolution services pertaining to real estate transactions such as eviction, mesne profits, alienation of trust properties, arbitrations under development agreements, tenancy and occupancy rights, land ceiling laws, etc.

Corporate due diligence;

General corporate advisory; and

Review and analysis of existing legislations and policies;

Reviewing and recommending on existing legislations and policies for further improvements;

Analysing and providing comments on draft legislations and policies;

Drafting legislations, rules, regulations, standard operating procedures and policies;

Reviewing and drafting government contracts; and

Bid management processes and tenders including RFP documents, concession agreements, BOT, BOOT agreements, EoI, construction contracts, and O&M agreements.

Advise on legal issues with regard to, taking over the management and affairs of Corporate Debtor by Resolution Professional (“RP”)/ Interim Resolution Process (“IRP”), vesting of powers of Board of Directors of Corporate Debtor inthe RP/ IRP, advising on potential liability for RP/ IRP, compliances underthe Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code, 2016(“IBC”) and other legislations, review of creditor claims (including resolution of disputes, if any), legal action taken or being taken by any creditor, legal status of assets including security, ownership of any asset of Corporate Debtor including liens, ROT, or other claims, advising on loan and security documentation where interim finance is raised;

Advice on labour/ workmen issue along with proceedings commenced and continuing by or against the Corporate Debtor or RP/ IRP itself in context of IBC proceedings;

Advise in relation to agreements (if any) with advisors and agents that the RP/ IRP appoints, along with verification of contracts with third parties that the RP/ IRP enters on behalf of the Corporate Debtor;and advise as may be required regarding RP/ IRP communications with stakeholders;

Attending meetings of the Committee of Creditors (“CoC”) of the Corporate Debtor and assisting theRP/ IRP in preparing and verifying the notice for and minutes of CoC meetings, advising theRP/ IRP during CoC meetings on queries put forth by CoC, the Resolution Applicant(s);

Advising on day to day and ongoing legal matters concerning the Corporate Debtor’s business (including any issues pertaining to the workmen) as may be requested by theRP/ IRP, including but not limited to, actions that need to be undertaken on behalf of the Corporate Debtor in relation to the Corporate Debtor’s project (if any), reviewing and advising theRP/ IRP in relation to agreements entered into by him with third parties on behalf of the Corporate Debtor and in respect of outstanding litigation;

Assisting in compiling the data room (physical / virtual) for enabling third party investors and interim finance lenders to conduct due diligence of the Corporate Debtor;

Assisting in drafting of Information Memorandum, preparation/review and filling of Transaction Avoidance application on behalf of theRP/ IRP, preparation/review of the bid documents (EOI/advert/process document) related to the invitation of resolution plan byRP/ IRP;

Assisting in reviewing the request for resolution plan in accordance with Regulation 36B of the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016;

Assisting theRP/ IRP in review of the resolution plans submitted by the interested parties and verify them as IBC compliant (including Section 29A of IBC compliance check) before placing them before the CoC;

Review of relevant documents, drafting and filing applications (including drafting, vetting and finalising reports), replies, rejoinders, affidavits and such other pleadings before the Hon’ble NCLT or any other judicial forum/ appellate bodies during the CIRP; and

Drafting, vetting and finalising reports to be filed by theRP/ IRP during his tenure with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of Indiaand Hon’ble NCLT.

Advise and appear, on behalf of theRP/ IRP, in relation to any applications made before the Hon’ble NCLT relating to the CIRP of the Corporate Debtor, for directions under the IBC;

Attending hearings in any other forum at the appeal stage including the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the Hon’ble NCLAT;

Assisting theRP/ IRP in instituting /defending legal proceedings or other dispute resolution process (arbitration, civil or criminal), as applicable on behalf of the Corporate Debtor.

Drafting, reviewing and finalizing bid documents including but not limited to Request for Proposal, Expression of Interest, Notice Inviting Tender, Notice for Empanelment etc.

Drafting, reviewing and finalizing transaction documents pursuant to the bid documents including but not limited to concession agreements, BOT agreements, BOOT agreements, DBFOT agreements, lease deeds, operation and maintenance agreements, service level agreements, supply agreements, construction contracts, loan agreement, deed of hypothecation etc.

Attending pre-bid meetings, evaluation of bids and general assistance in the bid process management;

Rendering legal advisory and handholding during bidding process;

Advising on Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in social and urban infrastructure sectors including but not limited to transportation (road, rail, and airport), ports, healthcare, housing, water, sanitation, waste management etc.;

Advising in connection with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts; and

Dispute resolution services and advisory arising out of infrastructure projects.

Employment due diligence and compliances under various central and state laws;

General advisory w.r.t. employment disputes, disciplinary enquiries and termination including senior management exits and mutual separations; industrial relations; transfer of employees and secondment;

Transition and hand holding to newly enacted labour code 2020;

HR policies and HR letters and other communications; and

Handling all employee and labour related legal proceedings.

General advisory;

Documentation and filings with Election Commission of India; and

Election petitions.

General advisory; and

Litigation support.

General advisory;

Representing before Tribunal; and

Complete litigation support.

General advisory;

Policy review and drafting; and

Complete litigation support including New Coal Distribution Policy (“NCDP”) disputes, Fuel Supply Agreement (“FSA”) disputes and quarry permit disputes.

Acquisition and protection of Intellectual Property;

IP transactional and advisory work; and

IP disputes and litigation support services.

Regulatory assistance and advisory;

Representation for data breach before the Indian regulators;

Protection of IP; and

Copyrights and IP licensing agreements, film/ music acquisition and distribution agreements.

General advisory and compliances under FEMA/ RBI laws;

Policy review; and

Advisory on shipping and admiralty matters; and

Admiralty suits and related dispute resolution.

Drafting privacy by design policy and privacy notices;

Drafting consent notices and data breach notifications;

Organisational IT maturity and risk assessment and designing data privacy framework;

Data Protection Impact Assessment and ‘Gap Analysis’;

Drafting, negotiating and finalising agreements with data processors, sub-processors, and vendors;

Cross-Border Data Transfer Agreements and Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCC”); and

General legal advisory.

Compliance assistance - Tax audit; reviewing and finalising the tax computations tax returns, withholding tax computation, advance tax etc., corporate/ AOP/ trust return filing, TDS return filing, Form 15 CA/ CB;

Advisory services - Business income, charitable and educational institutions, public and private trusts, capital gains, income from other sources, tax holidays, exemptions, returns and assessments, TDS/ TCS; Income Tax refund;

Reviewing of transaction documents such SHA, share subscription agreement, etc. from direct tax standpoint; and

Assisting and representing in scrutiny assessments including preparing the submissions.

GST/Indirect Tax/ GCC VAT advisory and review and organisational health check and diagnostics, Due diligence assessments;

GST compliance and filings assistance;

Assistance in investigations/tax dispute including end to end GST/Indirect Tax litigation support services including drafting replies to Notices, drafting of appeal petitions, etc., and arguing before authorities across all levels;

Challenging constitutional validity of various provisions of GST laws, drafting of writ petitions, and arguing before the Hon’ble High Courts;

GST Annual Audit and GST Shadow Audits, GST audit assistance and documentation including drafting of memos and appearance from time to time to facilitate the entire audit proceedings ; and

Drafting of representations on various issues related to tax/ GST before Hon’ble Finance Minister, GST Council, State Finance Minister(s), State Finance Secretary and State Commissioner(s).

Criminal litigation including bail matters, trial and appeal matters;

White Collar crime and forensics including matters related to PMLA, and Prevention of Corruption Act; and

General advisory.

Cross border disputes;


Pre-disputes advisory; and

Advisory on settlement discussions.

Family disputes; and

Wills and Intestate succession.

Joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, private equity collaborations and related commercial contracts;

Negotiation, drafting and finalisation investment documents such as Shareholders’ Agreement & Share Purchase Agreements;

Court mergers/demergers and corporate restructuring; and

Advising on SEBI, NBFC, FEMA & RBI laws and regulations.