Area Of Practice

K. K. Sharma & Co., is a leading law firm established in 1982 by Mr. K. K. Sharma. Mr. Sharma began his practice in 1981 at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India ,and has since then regularly appeared before various State High Courts, Supreme Court of India, various Tribunals and as an Expert Witness in Courts in the United States. Mr. Sharma was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2009 and thereafter, renounced his partnership from the Firm. He continues to serve as a mentor, guide and the firm takes his opinion on expertise related to various laws.

Corporate and
commercial

The Litigation and Corporate Department deals with all the legal issues and practices of the corporate and commercial clients. The firm's experts have negotiated and concluded complex and often sensitive transactions for a broad array of clients. The range of matters on which the advice and consultancy is rendered to the clients include:

  • The formation of companies, corporations and partnerships
  • Reorganization and reconstructions of groups and share capital structures
  • Take-overs, mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiations with International Funds for ventures
  • Joint venture, technology transfer and partnership agreements
  • Company secretarial matters
  • Due Diligence for infrastructure projects, power projects, highway projects etc
  • Drafting And Vetting of various types of agreements especially power purchase agreements, distribution, agency,licensing, collaboration agreements, consultancy, loan, guarantee agreements, shareholders agreements, hire purchase, joint venture agreements, technology transfer, franchisee agreements, partnership deeds, memorandum of understanding etc.

Infrastructure and
Development

The Infrastructure and Development is the demand of thepresentworld, as such our firm has gained expertise in it by rendering expert legal advice for various Highway projects, Engineering and Infrastructure development projects not only in India but overseassuch as Australia, Germany, Saudi Arabia,U.K and Switzerland , for our transnational clients .Our approach combines disciplines, compliancesand provides legal solutions for all advice needed on any infrastructure project,infrastructure investment or activity across a variety of sub-sectors. The advice and works includes full asset life cycle from creation to acquisition. Specifically, we work on major infrastructure projects, their compliances,drafting and vetting of various agreements and contracts with the sub-contractors and with the vendors of our clients, financings, mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), securitizations, regulatory matters, infrastructure fund formation, construction projects and arbitration and litigation.

Alternate dispute
resolution

Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation and Conciliation
Increasingly, litigation is no longer seen as the sole recourse to clients seeking legal remedies to protect or defend their claims/rights and other business interests.
An important advantage of ADR is flexibility to achieve consensual and mutually satisfactory resolutions not available through traditional "win-lose" litigation processes. Because of its flexibility and informality, ADR processes offer relatively low-cost opportunities for either evaluative or non evaluative, binding or nonbinding settlement assistance prior to initiating litigation or as a way to hasten its conclusion. The firm is responsive to the need of clients to seek alternative means of dispute resolution such as Mediation, Arbitration (both domestic and international), negotiation and conciliation. The firm's expert and specialized Alternative Dispute Resolution advice is aimed at helping the clients to reduce their exposure to the transaction related litigation.

Labour and
Employment

The firm's Labour and Employment experts have dealt with a large number of cases/lawsuits before Conciliation Forum / Industrial Tribunals / Trial Courts / High Courts / Supreme Court. In this area of practice, the firm provides valuable advice to Public & Private Corporations, Individual Workers, Government Employees, Workers' Unions. The firm has also successfully instituted and defended claims under Industrial statutes on behalf of its clients.The firm's experts regularly assist clients on issues relating to union elections, contract, negotiations, contract interpretation, recruitment, disciplinary action and discharge of employees, implementation of collective bargaining agreements and drafting of employees' handbooks and policies.

Banking

The firm represents a number of Banks and Financial Institutions with respect to their requirements as well as that of borrowers and investors. The Banking And Finance team is drawn from the firm's corporate and litigation department employing a combination of skills to ensure, from a legal position, that the security is properly and effectively structured to ensure minimum risk. In advising clients the firm ensures commercial awareness with a practical approach coupled with speed and effective advice. The banking team offers a full range of services including facility letters and loan agreements, legal charges, guarantees, Mortgages, hypothecation, other security documentation, property due diligence and ensuring good and marketable title, re-scheduling arrangements, debt recovery and enforcement of security, etc.

Real Estate and
Property Law

The firm deals with all aspects of private and commercial property matters including real estate acquisition, development, financing, ownership, leasing and operation. The firm remains fully aware of the needs of its clients at all times. List of clients include hotels, financial institutions, private and public companies. The firm offers friendly, approachable, yet highly professional services duly recognizing and understanding the client's needs and priorities whilst taking the gamble out of the legal aspects of their commercial ventures. Our services include:

  • legal documentation pertaining to property transactions;
  • development, acquisitions and disposals of commercial properties specially hotel and leisure complexes, industrial buildings and retail outlets;
  • landlord and tenant matters, for lessors and lessees, advising on rent reviews and security of tenure and acting in the event of disputes;
  • occupational requirementssite assembly and site acquisition, tax structures ( especially in relation to VAT planning), joint¬† ventures, development agreements and partnership for all types of developments from industrial and commercial properties to residential estates;
  • structured finance and secured lending work which includes advising investors, banks and other financial institutions on property and development financing;
  • planning applications, appeals and investigations as well as advising on pollution and other environmental liabilities.

Intellectual Property Law

This area is of vital magnitude for commercial clients in all fields of activity. The firm has expertise in handling complex and multifarious issues involving high stakes and reputation of its clients. The legal team has the experience and knack to provide solutions by consulting and seeking advice of technical consultants having engineering and scientific background. The firm's intellectual property practice covers all aspects of IP Law, including patents, copyrights, designs, trade marks, performing rights and licensing disputes. The firm particularly has proficiency in handling litigation relating to IP rights.