The Firm advises on areas such as Alternative Dispute Resolution,Banking Law, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Commercial Law, Construction Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, Employee Benefits, Environmental Law,Finance, Government Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law and Trade, Investments, Labour and Employment laws, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Products Liability, Real Estate, Securities, Taxation, Technology and Science, Franchising, Transportation, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate.
Corporate & Commercial Law
The Firm offers a wide range of legal services in the areas of litigation, corporate and commercial laws and also specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations in connection with their business interests in India.
The Firm’s corporate and commercial experience encompasses Foreign Direct Investment, Mergers and Acquisition, Joint Venture, Private Equity, Foreign Collaborations, Trade Laws, Investment Structuring and Entry Strategy, Technology licensing and Asset Transfers. The Firm also provides assistance to clients in obtaining all requisite regulatory approvals from various Statutory and regulatory authorities (Central and State) including the Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Investment Promotion Board etc. The Firm
handles all aspects of corporate law right from incorporation of a company to winding up.
The Firm has expertise in drafting, vetting and negotiating commercial contracts of all nature.
The Firm through its Partners and Associates is enrolled on the panel of nationalized banks – The Indian Bank, Bangalore and the Vijaya Bank, Bangalore and is experienced in advising banks on providing loans on the security of immovable and movable properties. The Firm has represented the banks in the recovery processes before the Debt recovery tribunals and the requisite formalities under the SARFAESI Act.
The Firm has also represented its clients in filing cases against various banks and financial institutions and also furthered the process of arbitration and mediation between its clients and the banks for speedy disposal of the cases.
The Firm has drafted and vetted finance documents capturing the strategic and financial understanding between our clients and banks and other financial institutions including loan agreements, escrow agreements, guarantee agreements etc.
The Firm through its strategic partner provides a range of services in areas of intellectual property law including trademark, copyrights, patents, designs and intellectual property issues arising from Cyberspace. The Firm undertakes registration of patents and marks including trademarks, service marks and designs.
The Firm through its team of advocates, is known for its expertise in litigation before various forums such as the High Court of Karnataka; Civil and Criminal Courts; quasi-judicial bodies such as Industrial / Labour Tribunals, the Company Law Board, the Tax Tribunal, Consumer Courts, the Debts Recovery Tribunal etc.
The Firm advises domestic and foreign clients with legal and regulatory issues in the Information Technology sector. Its clients in this
sector include software as well as hardware vendors, equipment manufacturers, service providers etc. The transactions include licensing, software development, joint ventures, strategic alliance, technology transfers and acquisitions.
Direct Taxation has been the forte of the Firm. Tax and fiscal policy advice and litigation before Authorities, Tribunals and Courts, right upto the Supreme Court is one of the core practices of the Firm.
Indirect Tax regime in India is complex given the existence of myriad laws. The ever changing laws further add to the complexity, making the tax environment very challenging. The Firm assists companies to get past such challenging atmosphere by providing an array of services which include tax advisory, tax compliance, restructuring for tax efficient business model and assistance in tax dispute resolutions/litigation. The Firm has experience in providing the afore-mentioned assistance to both domestic and multi national
One of the core practices of the Firm is in Real Estate. The Firm has extensive experience in advising clients on the structure and strategies to be adopted for the acquisition and profitable development of land. At the basic stage, the Firm specializes in Title scrutiny, physical verification for encumbrances at the concerned Government and regulatory offices, drafting and negotiating of all relevant documents pertaining to the immovable property, registration of the documents before the concerned office of the Sub Registrar and the completion of all legal formalities thereafter. The Firm has experience in providing real estate legal services to its clients for large scale projects involving formation of townships and SEZs and played vital roles in acquisition of SEZ lands for formation of SEZs.
The Firm has advised on joint development and other financing structures for property acquisition. The Firm has advised on legalities
involved in acquisition of immovable property for development of townships/ apartment complex/ Information Technology parks etc. The Firm has expertise in drafting sale, escrow and related documents reflecting transfer / transaction. The Firm has also represented its international and national clients in advising and enabling of foreign direct investment in real estate. The Firm has also represented its real estate clients on large scale projects and built-to-suit agreements, joint developments / joint ventures, BOT / BOOT / BOLT / BFOT structures, as also the smaller commercial transactions involving tax strategy.
Over the years, we have represented multinational corporations, Indian statutory and government authorities, boards and companies, various nationalised banks, educational institutions, and leading Indian business houses and various esteemed entities.