Areas of Practice
The firm fully understands and appreciates that each business has its own unique needs and accordingly offers appropriate legal solutions to facilitate the requirements of its clients. The firm makes every endeavor to understand and consider all aspects of law in order to provide requisite positive solutions to each client.
The corporate and commercial practice of the Firm is involved is resolving disputes by all possible mechanism like transactions, Arbitration as well as Corporate and Commercial Litigation before specialized Tribunals such as NCLT, NCLAT, DRT, DRAT etc.
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 financial firms 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 Trademark and Trade Name License Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Agency Agreements, , Collaboration Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Loan agreements, Guarantee Deeds, Shareholders Agreements, Hire- Purchase Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Technology Transfer Agreements, Franchisee Agreements, Partnership Deeds, Memorandum of Understanding etc.
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. 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. Several members of the firm have expertise in international and institutional arbitrations with the LCIA, ICC, DIFC, and UNCITRAL.
The Firm’spatron, Mr. K K Sharma has been a Counsel in numerous international and domestic arbitration, both ad-hoc and institutional. A lifetime member of the Indian Council of Arbitration (IAC), before taking on his role as a Senior Advocate, Mr. Sharma had been instrumental in not only acting as Counsel in arbitrations across various sectors such as Energy, Aviation, Power and general commercial matters but also training a number of young lawyers in this field. Mr. Sharma has also served as a member of the LCIA and is currently impanelled by the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) as an Arbitrator.
The firm has a vast experience in the complex
and highly specialized area of Taxation Law, and renders responsible tax advice
to a plethora of Clients. The
combination of the firm’s tax expertise and litigation experience has been a
huge benefit to the firm’s clients, especially those who are financial
institutions, public and private corporations.
Firm’s tax advice covers transactional and advisory work both in India and
globally; including general corporate and commercial tax matters, indirect tax,
all types of asset based debt financing, equity capital markets, general advice
and reviews on liability on account of VAT and customs duty and compliance
procedures and dispute resolution with fiscal authorities in tribunal hearings.
relevance of adequate IP protection cannot be overstated in a competitive
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 and members have also previously argued in cases at the World
Intellectual Property Organizations (WIPO) and its tribunal hearings. Recently,
the Firm successfully represented a group of small business owners(SBOs) and a
SME against a Forbes 500 company in a significant trademark infringement battle.
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 security
is properly and effectively structured to ensure minimum risk.
continue to be instructed in cases dealing with the recently launched
Bankruptcy Code 2016.
firm’s Property Law specialists deal with all aspects of commercial property
matters including real estate acquisition, development, financing, ownership,
leasing and operation. The Firm’s clients include hospitality groups ,financial
holding institutions and other houses.
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. The Firm’s services include:
Legal documentation pertaining to property transactions;
Development, acquisitions and disposals of commercial properties especially 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;
Site 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.
firm’s labour and employment experts have dealt with a large number of
cases/lawsuits before Conciliation Forum,Industrial Tribunals, Trial courts,
High Courts and Supreme Court. In this practice area, 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
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.