Aviation & Asset Finance

The firm handles domestic and cross-border legal and commercial matters including leasing, financing, securitization, repossession, transactional, regulatory and contentious matters including bankruptcy.

Firm’s practice includes advising and assisting clients on acquisition and leasing of aircraft and other equipment, tax structuring, securing permission/ approvals from various regulatory authorities and on matters relating to Cape Town Convention. The firm provides legal solutions across national borders ideal for changing market conditions and delivers expert knowledge backed by years of experience in the industry.

These, inter alia, include:

  • Aircraft finance and leasing: Advise on lease of aircraft to Indian entities, securitization, registration, de-registration, provisions of mortgage security, finance and taxation issues, repossession and recovery of the aircraft and other related equipment’s.
  • The firm has advised on perhaps more than 80% of the transactions related to India and continues to advise on aircraft acquisition, leasing and financing deals a year to year basis.
  • The firm is frequently called upon to advise on regulatory and litigation issues several times and has a rich experience of enforcements through courts or otherwise with successful outcomes.
  • Foreign trade and Commerce and cross-border transactions in asset finance, discounting, factoring, external commercial borrowings, letters of credit, issues arising out of international financing transactions.
  • Drafting, review and settlement of loan, guarantee, inter-creditor agreement, assignments, mortgage, et al.
  • Registration, compliances with the Reserve Bank of India Guidelines and Securities and Exchange Board of India regulations.
Banking & Finance

Firm’s expertise includes project and leveraged finance, debt restructuring, acquisition finance, syndicated lending, etc. and offer a comprehensive service portfolio to the lenders, borrowers, advisers, and other intermediaries. The firm advises clients on regulatory framework, due diligence, drafting transactional documents, negotiation, and structuring transaction.

The firm also advises international and national banks and financial institutions, debt funds, NBFC’s and Export Credit Agencies in all forms of banking and finance related transactions including structured finance, securitization, project finance, promoter funding/loan against shares, syndicated lending, consortium lending etc. With a keen understanding of what the client wants to achieve the firm provides focused approach towards all transactions.

  • Drafting, review and settlement of loan, guarantee and other transactional documents.
  • Advise on cross-border investments in the banking and non-banking financial institutions/ sectors.
  • Registration, compliances with the Reserve Bank of India Guidelines and Securities and Exchange Board of India regulations.
Real Estate

The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate practice and represents and advises buyers, sellers, developers, investors, funds and land owners, both in residential and commercial ventures.

The firm advises on real estate issues and infrastructure development in the light of the land & development laws and the governmental regulations relating to land use, zoning, master plan, building bye-laws, construction norms, et al:

  • Legal documentation on sale/purchase/lease of property.
  • Mortgage and finance agreements.
  • Building, development and construction contracts.
  • Real estate investment and development projects.
  • Property joint ventures.
  • Property related acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Property related project finance.
  • Formation of trusts and estate management.
Telecom

The firm advises on a number of telecoms, media and technology companies on matters concerning IP, regulatory issues, transaction, outsourcing agreements, privatizations, licensing, securing private and public financing, etc.

The firm represents its clients before various regulatory bodies and Courts relating to tariffs, settlement of disputes and licensing.

  • FDI in telecommunication /media/technology.
  • Regulatory advice on telecommunication/ media/technology.
  • Project finance for telecommunication/ media/technology.
  • Entry strategy, regulatory framework and licensing.
Energy & Infrastructure

The firm combines its regulatory expertise with experience in contract drafting and negotiating projects and works closely with all sectors including oil and gas, power and electricity and renewable energy.

Firm’s team include some of the top lawyers in India who possess vast experience and in-depth knowledge and have provided legal and advisory service for project financings for energy and infrastructure, primarily for oil and gas, renewable energy, and airports.

  • Advising, financial structuring and implementation of the projects.
  • Structuring joint ventures and consortiums, structures for raising project finance.
  • Corporate, regulatory and transactional advise.
  • Drafting and negotiating EPC, O&M, PPA contracts.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The firm specializes in litigation in diverse forums including Supreme Court of India, High Courts, various tribunals and regulators and providing opinions and advice, drafting, pleading, and appearing in matters involving commercial and contractual disputes. Firm also advises clients on the alternative dispute resolution method including arbitration and mediation.

  • Corporate litigation.
  • Mergers, amalgamations, demergers, winding up proceedings, minority protection petitions.
  • Consumer litigation.
  • International and domestic commercial disputes.
  • Arbitration and conciliation: International and domestic.
  • Drafting and settlement of agreements and participation in negotiations.
Intellectual Property Law

The firm advises on Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Data Protection including registrations, prosecution, cancellation, opposition and, licensing. It represents Clients in various forums where necessary in cases of enforcement of trademark, infringement and passing off actions.

It offers creative solutions to protect intellectual property rights of its Clients across various sectors.

  • Trademark & Copyright Law: trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation; filing and registration of Trademark and Copyright; opposition and rectification matters; infringement action; portfolio management; enforcement counselling.
  • Industrial Designs: filing and registration of design application; infringement action.
General Corporate & Commercial

The firm brings  over 50 years of experience in Corporate and Commercial matters in more than 5000 transactions, refinancing, Sale and leasebacks and others, extensive merger & acquisitions, etc. Our corporate law firm in India has advised several Fortune500 companies on various JVs, mergers, demergers, public offers, takeovers, and privatisation matters.

Mergers, Acquisitions, Amalgamations and Divestments

  • Mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, public offers.
  • Privatizations of public sector undertakings through divestments in international and domestic markets.
  • Conducting due diligences, drafting, negotiating and settling of agreements and documents.
  • Advise on management and employee issues.
  • Compliance with capital market regulations and Takeover Regulations.
  • Liaising with and obtaining approvals from regulatory bodies –, Reserve Bank of India and Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Joint Ventures and Cross – Border Investments in India

  • Creation of structures including multi-strata investment and special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for maximum tax benefits.
  • Setting up of green field projects with regulatory approvals.
  • Advice regarding innovative entry strategies and investment into India.
  • Drafting and settlement of agreements and participation in negotiations.

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