Practice Areas

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Venture Capital / Private Equity investment:
  • End to end assistance on VC / PE transactions (from term sheet stage till closing). We advise relevant stakeholders (founders, investors, company, other shareholders) on fund raising matters, irrespective of the stage of funding (pre – seed / seed, venture capital transactions, private equity transactions) including on secondary transfers / exits.
  • Due diligence on the target entity.
  • Assistance to start ups / founders in respect of business set up and structuring; house-keeping issues ahead of a fund raise.
  • Evaluation of the permissibility of investment by foreign investor in a target entity from FDI (foreign direct investment) standpoint.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
  • Advising clients on sector specific issues, company law and FEMA on matters arising in ordinary course. On the industry front, we have advised on sector specific matters to businesses in fractional ownership space, drugs and cosmetics law, pet care, fintech, edtech, food safety and security related.
  • Contract drafting and review for various business relationships (customers, suppliers, employees, consultants etc.)
  • Drafting terms and conditions for businesses considering their sector, consumer protection rules and intermediary guidelines.
  • Drafting of privacy policy in compliance with data protection rules.
General corporate advisory:
  • End to end assistance on M&A matters including conducting diligence on the target entity. Assistance provided on acquisitions (strategic or otherwise) whether inbound or outbound (ODI transactions); slump sale and asset transfers.
  • Advisory on suitable structure from Indian legal and tax perspective for the acquisition including execution of conveyance documents in case of asset transfer, registration of IP etc.
  • Reverse listing.
  • Setting up of joint ventures.
  • Management buyout.

Inbound Structuring:
  • Assistance and advisory to set up the right structure for the business and operations which are efficient from a legal and tax perspective.
  • Advice on choice of choice of financing i.e., debt, equity, hybrid etc. keeping in mind Indian exchange control regulations which bear a direct nexus to the structure.
Outbound Structuring - End-to-end structuring options for business looking to externalise :
  • Providing structure options which are compliant from an Indian legal and exchange control perspective.
  • Identification of tax efficient intermediate jurisdictions.
  • Choosing appropriate form of entity, and providing options with respect to appropriate financial instruments and funding model for capitalization and working capital needs
  • Addressing issues of anti-avoidance, commercial substance, effective management/control and dual tax residence.
  • Providing options for offshore leverage, exit and divestment in the future.
Transactional Tax Advice:
  • Advisory services on developing the right structure when it comes to acquisitions and dispositions which are tax efficient and compliant from a legal and regulatory perspective.
  • Advice on precautions against potential tax liability and ways to apportion tax risks arising out of transactions.
  • Advice on withholding tax issues in M&A and other like transactions.
General Tax Advisory:
  • Advisory on various issues under the Act which pertain to capital gains tax, interest and dividend withholding, other withholding tax issues, service agreements, place of effective management, business connection, etc.
  • Advisory on applicability of indirect transfer tax, general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR), transfer pricing and other international tax issues.
  • Advisory on permanent establishment (PE), royalty and fees for technical services, digital tax, equalisation levy and other treaty related issues.
  • Advisory on inbound and outbound investments to assess the impact that the MLI will have on business operations in India.
  • Withholding tax advisory on payments made to residents, between residents, and resident to non-resident etc. the above issues.
Tax Litigation:
  • Pre-litigation advisory on tax issues such as assessment, re-opening of assessments, show cause notice etc.
  • Litigation advisory on various complex issues pertaining to withholding taxes before the assessing officer, commissioner of income tax (Appeals) and other appellate forums.
  • Representing and arguing before the Tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court on the above issues.

  • Assistance on compounding matters.
  • Assistance on filing of settlement applications with SEBI.
  • Assistance on seeking exemptions under regulation 11 of takeover code.
  • Corporate advisory involving aspects of Indian company law, corporate governance, contract law, anti-trust.
  • Assistance on compliances under listing regulations and insider trading regulations.
  • Sector specific advisory (example – FSSAI related, Drugs and Cosmetics law, fractional ownership, pet care, ed tech).
  • Indian exchange control related advisory and transactional assistance with specific focus on outbound transactions.
  • Structuring of group from an exchange control standpoint including flip and reverse flip structures.
  • Analysis of permissibility of foreign investments from FDI standpoint.

  • Structuring of fund vehicle with special focus on AIFs.
  • End-to-end assistance in setting up of AIFs.
  • Assistance with periodic compliances in line with SEBI Regulations.

  • Succession and Estate planning for HNIs / NRIs with focus on cross border assets.
  • Advisory on residency and regulatory matters.
  • Drafting wills, trust deeds and assistance in trust set up.

  • General advisory relating to compliance with employment laws, HR policy implementation.
  • POSH Advisory including workshops for employees on POSH compliance.
  • Employee incentive mechanisms such as ESOPs and other equity linked instruments.
  • Advisory on EPF, ESIC, Gratuity, Minimum Wages, Bonus Act and other HR laws.
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