Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities Laws
  • Cross-border Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Laws

Corporate and Securities Laws

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures

G&A regularly advises on corporate and securities laws applicable to acquisitions of Indian private and public companies (listed and unlisted), joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital and private equity investments.

Advice is also provided on structuring and formation of India dedicated funds out of Mauritius, Cyprus or Singapore, on India entry strategy, registration with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (equivalent to the Securities & Exchange Commission of the U.S.) as a Foreign Institutional Investor, Mutual Fund, Venture Fund etc.

Cross-border Transactions

India Entry Strategy, Exchange Controls, Enforceability

G&A advises on the exchange management laws prevalent in India by virtue of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 of India and the various rules and regulations issued there under by the Reserve Bank of India. Each cross-border transaction's validity and enforceability may be impacted by such laws. Also, certain types of transactions require compliance with such laws including by way of filing reports with the RBI and/or seeking specific approvals. G&A regularly advises its clients on the aforesaid matters.

G&A also advises on matters relating to enforceability of foreign arbitral awards and judgments in India and public policy considerations which may impact the enforceability of a contract under Indian laws.

G&A also assists Indian entities in matters such as overseas joint ventures and acquisitions, private placements, overseas listings, high yield debt transactions, SPAC transactions, etc. 

Intellectual Property Laws

Licensing, Franchising, Outsourcing

G&A advises on all aspects of protection, enforcement and licensing of intellectual property rights, whether relating to copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, designs, etc including the international treaties that India is a signatory to. G&A has been involved in transactions relating to acquisition and licensing of software, high-technology, trade marks and trade secrets, outsourcing and off-shoring and arbitration and litigation matters involving infringement of intellectual property rights.