PRACTICE AREAS

The Firm provides advice, assistance in negotiations and litigation/arbitration services in all the above fields and provides companies and entrepreneurs with a full range of turnkey services with regard to their needs and is particularly geared towards offering representational, consultative and litigation services on behalf of their clients.

Partners of the Firm are all specialist advocates and appear in all courts and tribunals in India. The Firm also has a dynamic, friendly and innovative commercial and corporate team.

  • ARBITRATION
  • Banking
  • Corporate and Company Law
  • Litigation
  • Agency/Distributorships, Licensing and Franchising
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labour & Employment Laws
  • Real Estate & Property laws

Arbitration 

The Firm offers assistance, representation and advice at all stages of the arbitration process, from the drafting of efficient clauses in contracts through the conduct of arbitral proceedings and the enforcement of arbitral awards. We specialize in all aspects of local and international arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution processes and are completely familiar with the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, the LCIA, the AAA, and other arbitration institutions. One of the partners of the firm has advised a London based firm on the applicability of Indian laws to a dispute between parties.

Banking 
Matters pertaining to debt owed to Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Institutions have been successfully handled by Partners, who have over a considerable period of time represented Indian and multinational banks before the Debt Recovery Tribunal and the Appellate Tribunal. The lawyers of the Firm have greatly been involved in preparation and securitization of documents for varied financial transactions. The documentation have been duly tested in the court of law and been found effective thus resulting in quick resolutions.

Partners of the Firm have handled litigation in India, arising from fraudulent international transactions pertaining to Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees drawn by a Swiss Bank and also a complex matter involving an Indian and a Swiss Bank agreeing to resolve their disputes arising out of guarantee and counter-guarantee under Indian Laws and the seller and the buyer agreeing for an international arbitration all in one transaction.

Corporate and Company Law 

The Firm does extensive work relating to mergers and acquisition and drafting of foreign Collaboration agreements, Joint Ventures and Technical Collaboration agreements, and share purchase agreements, Agreements related to Purchase and Lease of Real Estate, Employment Contracts, Management Contracts and Consultancy / Services agreements, Agency agreements, Licensing and Franchising agreements, Software License and Software Support agreements, Intellectual Property License agreements, Confidentiality and Secrecy agreements etc.

The Partners of the Firm have extensively advised its foreign clients about different investment modules in India and have helped them in obtaining regulatory permissions from FIPB and RBI etc and in setting up of business in India. One of the partners have advised major aircraft leasing companies on their concerns regarding choice of governing laws, arbitration, re-possession and withholding tax on lease rentals and have also been involved in restructuring of a big construction company having interests in Delhi and Haryana.

The Firm has successfully initiated proceedings by / against companies and defended companies in winding up proceedings. The Partners of the Firm have also carried out Legal Due Diligence for the purpose of merger, investment and IPO. Firm has also provided clients detailed Jurisdiction Analysis report to mitigate any risks during doing business in India. The firm also provides assistance in administrative law, with particular regard to company regulatory compliances.

Litigation 

The Firm has a good litigation team and the partners of the firm have wide and diversified experience of arguing the matters in different Courts, Tribunals and Authorities, like Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, Chandigarh High Court, CLB, MRTPC, TDSAT, DRT, DRAT & Lower courts. The Firm provides a comprehensive and client-focused service from interim application through to trial and is also involved in a big way in what is now known as preventive litigation. The Firm also has an advantage of having an Advocate-on-Record as one its partner.

Firm has successfully handled two matters of re-possession of aircrafts from Indian operators and was also involved in an enforcement of a foreign judgment in India for a big US corporation.

Agency/Distributorships, Licensing and Franchising

We handle all aspects of Agency, Distributorships, Licensing and Franchising, particularly the legal requirements and implications of establishing an agency or franchise or licensing operation in the country.

Our firm regularly advises clients on the negotiation and drafting of Franchise, Distribution, Agency and License agreements, the use and protection of intellectual property in the context of license and franchising operations.

Insurance 

With opening of the insurance market to private players it has greatly broadened the reach and the competition among the insurers. Insurance and reinsurance is a must for any commercial transaction in today’s world and life insurance is a need. Partners of the firm have dealt a great deal in insurance related litigation in consumer forums at all levels i.e., District, State and National.

Intellectual Property 

Our Firm deals with all aspects of obtaining, protecting, and exploiting domestic and International Intellectual Property Rights, including Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents & Design and their licensing. We have extensive experience in registration, licensing, its litigation, and infringement matters related to Intellectual property.

Labour & Employment Laws

India has several workmen / employee related legislations that, inter alia, prescribe certain procedural requirements. The Firm regularly provides assistance to clients for:

Providing a detailed report setting out the details and compliance requirements. of various labour laws in India;
1. Obtaining necessary registrations with the labour authorities;
2. Preparation of employee contracts and offer letters;
3. Creation of employee manuals and checklists.
Service matters before the Central Administrative Tribunal and the High Courts have been effectively and diligently handled by the Partners of the Firm.

Real Estate & Property laws 

The Firm has a good real estate and property law practice and has advised major construction companies and has also advised foreign investors after foreign investment has been allowed in India. Firm’s advise ranges from land acquisition, drafting of lease and license agreements to verifying of titles and also creating standard forms of contracts.