Core Practice Areas
Civil and contractual matters, commercial disputes, recovery suits;
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.
Contingency planning, pre-insolvency and distress advisory;
Representing before the NCLT and NCLAT;
Advising Insolvency Resolution Professionals ;
Assisting in the formulation plan and business restructuring services; and
Strategy formulation, strategic debt restructuring negotiations/arrangements with creditors.
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.
Documentation and filings with Election Commission of India; and
Representing before Tribunal; and
Complete litigation support.
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
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
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.