CorePractice Areas

Corporate and commercial litigation and disputes;

Pre-disputes advisory;

Cross border disputes;

International and domestic arbitration;

Advisory on settlement discussions;

Corporate internal investigations and government investigations;

White Collar crime, domestic and cross-border regulatory and criminal investigations; and

Civil and contractual matters, commercial disputes, recovery suits, family disputes, defamation, wills and intestate succession.

Title due diligence of property;

Negotiating, drafting and finalising agreement for sale, conveyance deeds, lease deeds, assignment of leases, transfer of properties

Structuring finance and investment transactions including mortgages;

Drafting transaction agreements/ contracts for effectuating real estate transactions including joint venture, partnerships and other co-ownerships;

Structuring transactions for acquisition and development of properties, divestment of properties etc.;

Drafting policies w.r.t. land;

General legal advisory on property acquisition and development, land classification, regularisation, conversion, mutation, land laws etc.; and

Bid process for sale, including preparation of title reports, bid documentation etc.

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

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

Corporate due diligence;

Compliance health check and gap analysis and preparation of compliance calendar;

Court mergers/demergers and corporate restructuring;

Advising on SEBI, NBFC, FEMA and RBI laws and regulations; and

General corporate advisory.

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 (“IRP”);

Assisting in the formulation plan and business restructuring services; and

Strategy formulation, strategic debt restructuring negotiations/arrangements with creditors.

Drafting Project Information Memorandum, Request for Proposal, bid process management and documentation and concession agreement;

Negotiation, drafting and finalising tenders including RFP documents, concession agreements, BOT, BOOT agreements construction contracts, and O&M agreements; and

Drafting of Logistics and Logistics Hub Policy and assistance in creation of various state-level councils and authorities.

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 (“ECI”); 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”);

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

Customs and Foreign Trade Policy (“FTP”).

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).