WHAT WE DO
We work with entrepreneurs to structure and incorporate their business. We also work with existing organisations to set up appropriate structures for expanding, including foreign organizations looking to set base in India. Additionally, our team has the experience of setting up various types of funds, welfare trusts, non-banking financial companies, social enterprises, special purpose vehicles and joint ventures.
We advise organizations and its management on corporate governance, internal policies and management strategies. This includes advising on statutory compliance, documentation, growth and expansion, statutory registrations and permits. We also advise organizations and its key management on statutory liabilities, limitations and brand protection.
We conduct legal due diligence exercise on for-profit as well as non-profit organizations, for investors and donors. The due diligence exercise is followed by a due diligence report with specific observations and recommendations. The purpose of due diligence is kept at the core of the entire exercise.
Our transaction advisory practice involves advising and representing ‘buy side’ as well as ‘sell side’ of transactions. We have extensive experience of working on multiple deals involving private equity, venture capital, debt capital, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. Our team is well equipped to handle transactions involving impact bonds, climate bonds, blended finance, cross border transactions, initial public offerings, buy backs and shareholder exit.
We draft, review and advise on legal documentation including contracts, termsheets, organizational policies, charter documents, statutory applications, reports and filings. Our team has experience of working varied types of documents involving funding, resource engagement, vendor engagement, click-wrap agreements, customer contracts, organizational policies and schemes, incorporation documents and statutory filings.
While our research practice goes hand in hand with our advisory offerings, we also undertake specific legal research projects. We conduct research and brainstorming sessions with our clients on business structuring, transaction structuring, business expansion and innovation. Our team is also equipped to conduct legal research for and opine on research of think tanks, policy institutions, government departments, autonomus bolies, industry leaders and associations.
Our thought leadership initiative is an aspiration project. We engage in extensive and pioneering research on impact financing, technology law and effective use of capital. We rely upon research to be the center point of our practice and intend to fully ingrain it in our culture. We aim at leveraging our commitment to research to emerge as thought leaders in evolving areas of law and policy. It is through research that we aim to develop intellectual capital, efficiently support our clients and develop our team. Research and thought leadership is our inevitable tool to discover new thinking, approaches and skills; to deliberate on jurisprudence; and to deliver avant garde value to our clients.
Alternative Investment Funds
Structuring and setting-up of SEBI registered AIFs including Social Venture Funds, Angel Funds, Venture Capital Funds and Real Estate Funds.
Listing and de-lisitng of companies, public offering documentation, acquisitions, mergers and demergers in compliance with SEBI.
Advise on anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position and regulations on mergers and acquisitons.
Drafting and reviewing various types of contracts. Advising on contractual liabilities and remedies in case of breach.
Structuring, incorporating and advising companies, partnerships, non-profits, funds, NBFCs and other corporate entities.
Data Protection & Privacy
Advising on and ensuring compliance in relation to cofidentiality, privacy, ownership and protection of data, both corporate and personal.
Employee Welfare & Investment Funds
Structuring & registering employee welfare trusts and investment funds like, AIFs, InvITs, REITs, CICs and Co-operatives.
External Commercial Borrowings
Advising, compliance and documentation in relation to debt fundraise from foreign investors.
Foreign Contribution Regulation
Making applications and filings on behalf of non-profits receiving foreign funds. Advising on FCRA application process and compliance.
Foreign Direct Investments & LRS
Structuring, advising, compliance and documentation in relation to cross-border investments.
Information Technology & Cyber Law
Advising and documentation in relation to digital contracts, information technology and cyber law.
Intellectual Property Rights
Representing and advising on protection of intangible and tangible IP including brand protection, copyright, design protections, patents and trademarks.
Micro-Small & Medium Enterprises
Structuring, advisory, compliance and documentation in relation to setting-up, funding and operations of MSMEs. Advising MSMEs on various Governemnt Schemes.
Non-Banking Financial Companies
Setting up, advising and compliace of non-banking financial companies, including MFIs, P2P lending platforms, Investment Companies, Loan Companies, with RBI.
Payment and Settlement Systems
Structuring, advisory and documentation in relation to payment aggregators, payment gateways, digital currencies and tokens, in compliance with RBI.
Prevention of Sexual Harassment
Drafting policies, ensuring compliance and advising on prevention, prohibition, redressal and reporting of sexual harassment at workplace. Conducting workshops and setting up internal committees for the same.
Setting up start-ups, advising on and drafting start-up documentation like founder agreements, vendor contracts, and offer letters. Advising on Government schemes for start-ups and start-up funding.
Trusts & Societies
Structuring and registering public and private trusts, including trust funds, ensuring appropriate documentation and compliance for the same. Advising on and registering societies.