Areas of Expertise
We provide expert advisory and litigation services in:
A. INTERNATIONAL TRADE & FINANCE LAW
Specialization in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules on Documentary Credits (UCP 600), & all related litigation dealing with disputes under Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantee, Bank-to-Bank Reimbursement (URR-525), Rules relating to Collection (URC 522), International Standby Practices (ISP 98) and Trading terms and conditions (INCOTERMS).
Expertise in shipping matters, maritime laws and actions at admiralty. The Firm assist shippers, carriers and freight forwarders on maritime claims including carriage of goods at sea, general average and marine insurance.
B. ARBITRATION & ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
National and International Arbitration including International Commercial Arbitration (ICC Paris), Japan Commercial Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Singapore International Arbitration.
C. ANTI-SUIT & ANTI-ARBITRATION INJUNCTIONS
Specialization in strategy planning and obtaining of anti-suit injunctions and anti-anti suit injunctions restraining prosecution of clients in foreign land and injunctions restraining opposite foreign parties from invoking/proceeding with foreign arbitration.
D. INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION & STRATEGY PLANNING
Strategy Planning & Legal Representation in foreign courts along with alliances with foreign Lawyers all across the globe. Litigation experience in the Courts of USA, UK, Holland, China, Japan & Singapore.
E. INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS & RELATED DISPUTES
Advise, drafting and legal vetting of various International agreements such as Contracts of Sale of goods, Service Provider Agreements, License & Franchise Agreements, International Distribution & Agency Agreements, Irrevocable Master Fee Protection Agreements, Non Circumvention & Non Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Employment Agreements, Concession Agreements, EPC Agreements & other MOU’s and all related litigation.
F. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Speedy registration of copyright, trademark, patents, trade secrets and domain names. Assignment and licensing of IPRs and related disputes and litigation.
G. CORPORATE/ COMPANY LAW
Formation of companies, Winding up of companies, Mergers, Acquisition and Amalgamation of companies and related Litigation before the Company Law Board and Company Court.
H. CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND IMPORT & EXPORT POLICY
Specialization in customs/excise matters including classification, valuation, civil and criminal penalties and forfeitures, export control issues involving classification, and license, attending hearings before Commissioner of Excise and Customs, Central Excise and Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal.
I. FOREIGN INVESTMENT & DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA
Advising domestic and foreign corporations doing business in India on all Indian laws and regulations relevant to their business.
Advice on Foreign Direct Investment in India and all modes of entry into India. Formation of Wholly Owned Subsidiary and Joint Venture, Opening of Branch Offices / Liaison Offices / Project Offices of foreign investors in India Company, Drafting of Joint Venture Agreements and Foreign Collaboration Agreements and all other associated agreements.
J. ANTI-DUMPING LAWS
Advice on WTO & Indian Anti-dumping law, counter-veiling duties & Safeguards including planning pricing program’s to minimize anti-dumping exposure, filling and responding to anti-dumping petitions, legal analysis & preparation of complaints, settlement negotiations, and preparation of legal and factual submission and making oral submissions before the designated authority.
K. MINING LAWS
Litigation expertise before the Mines Tribunal & Courts in relation to grant, renewal and challenge to grant/ refusal of prospecting license/ Mining Lease and related issues.
L. POWER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Expertise in Electricity Matters (wheeling of electricity) before the Supreme Court and Appellate Tribunal of Electricity.
Expertise in IT and telecoms laws and regulations. The Firm has represented clients before the Department of Telecommunications, the STPI, and the TRAI.
N. GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW