We advise clients on all facets of joint venture transactions (JVs). We seek to add value to our clients and the projects at all stages – leading from structuring, planning the letter of intent or term sheet to the initiation and culminating in the execution of the deal and transaction documents.
Our lawyers have deep experience in structuring both domestic and cross-border joint venture and strategic alliance agreements. We regularly assist clients through complex consolidations and disaffiliations of businesses. We conduct legal and corporate due diligence on any existing entities including proposed partners or investee companies. Our structure and a closely integrated team of experts allow us to bring to bear multi specialisations on transactions of this nature, from managing assignment/licensing of intellectual property to corporate compliance to employment law related issues. With several successful completed domestic and cross-border transactions, our clients have come to rely on us as trusted advisors in the structuring and success of these ventures.
Mergers & Acquisition
We advise on mergers, acquisitions, and demergers across a wide range of industries. Our lawyers handle a full range of M&A transactions including Mergers & Amalgamations; Schemes of Arrangement, Reconstructions, and Demergers; Acquisitions & Divestments – of shares, assets, and businesses. Our services include structuring the M&A transaction, which involves various aspects of corporate and securities laws, exchange control laws and working with tax advisors to arrive at the most tax and cost-efficient structure for the client. The success of any M&A deal is based on a strong legal due diligence on the target company or a precursor, vendor due diligence on behalf of the company prior to an acquisition. We also have a great depth of experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating related transaction documentation including term-sheets, share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements, stock swap agreement, shareholder agreements, slump sale agreements, business transfer agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, escrow agreements and employment agreements.
As the Government of India constantly looks to improve the ease of doing business in the country for both domestic and foreign entrants, the policy and regulatory framework are constantly evolving. Our team of lawyers closely monitors these changes allowing us to advise with authority on aspects of entry strategy and foreign investment into India as well as investment by Indians outside of India. Our team also has experience with navigating the regulatory framework in terms of external commercial borrowings by Indian firms as well as structuring and remitting outbound debt.
Our private equity practice advises on all stages of the funding cycle. We also advise on exits, and secondary sales. We have acted for international private equity funds, venture capitalists, family offices, founders, and management. Our services include strategic advice on suitable structures based on the legal, tax and regulatory implications; conducting legal due diligence and identifying legal risks for the investor; drafting, negotiating and reviewing documentation related to the investment including term sheet, investment agreement, share subscription agreement, share purchase agreement, shareholders agreement, ancillary transaction documents; assistance on transaction closing and compliance or follow through issues thereafter; and advising on exits by private equity and venture capital investors and assisting in structuring documentation, negotiation and closing. We have also advised and assisted funds with their structure, incorporation and the associated documentation including trust deeds, investment management agreements, private placement memorandums and contribution agreements.
General Corporate Commercial Advisory
As part of our ongoing representation of companies, we regularly advise clients with respect to their business contracts, compliance and disclosure obligations. We assist clients as they operate, regulate and grow their businesses, helping them to manage their existing commercial relationships, form alliances and expand into new markets and advice on day-to-day legal issues concerning commercial & business affairs. We are involved with virtually all aspects of business relations and participate in negotiations, drafting, and advice on a wide variety of commercial contracts and documentation.
The firm advises both domestic and international clients on the complex regulatory and legal aspects of employment and labour law in order to enable full compliance with all the applicable laws. We handle the entire gamut of employment matters including contracts, employee stock options, benefits, disciplinary action, and termination.
We assist our clients with implementing a customized compliance system across various business divisions and locations. Our services offered include understanding the business and areas of operation in order to determine the extent of applicability of State and Central laws; compiling a list of State and Central applicable compliances; working in consultation with the client to assign frequencies and ownership for each compliance and carrying out regular updates to reflect any additions/ amendments to the applicable laws/ regulations/laws.
We assist our clients to identify, protect and leverage their intellectual property (IP) thereby increasing their value and ensuring that critical business assets are securely protected and efficiently exploited. Our services offered include registration and prosecution of Trademarks, Designs, Copyright, Geographical Indications, among others; IP due diligence and audits; assistance in negotiating transaction documents including licensing /assignment of IP; identification and protection of IP in the arts, publication, film, live events, digital media; matters concerning domain names; advising on IP infringement and passing off; assistance in dispute resolution (arbitration and litigation), sending and responding to cease and desist notices and devising strategies for both Indian and cross border dispute resolution mechanisms.