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Commercial Transactions

Commercial Transactions

S&A’s commercial transactions practice team assists clients in a broad range of commercial transactions & arrangements. With immense transactional experience we assist in achieving best commercial outcomes while working very closely with clients and understanding their businesses. As we have experience & understanding in a wide variety of industries, we are uniquely placed to assist and advise clients on the latest industry trends in the relevant commercial transactions.

We also have extensive experience in commercial advisory services, including contract compliances and management, day-to-day communications management, representations for ongoing and future projects, assisting clients on regulatory issues for various sectors such as real estate, infrastructure, energy, pharmaceutical, health care, shipping, mining, education, food & beverages, manufacturing, banking, to name a few.

We have wide experience in dealing with various regulatory bodies such as NHAI, drugs Regulatory Authorities, NTPC, Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Labour Department, RBI, SEBI, Banks & Financial Institutions.

Contract Drafting and Review

A contract is the pivotal point of every legal transaction. We understand the impact that a poorly drafted contract can have on businesses. In order to best protect client’s interest, we ensure that the contracts are well-drafted so as to ensure enforceability and prevent shifting of all exposure and liability to the client. Even the minutest of loopholes can bring unnecessary and unforeseen liabilities.

Our Attorneys Have Experience With All Types Of Contracts, Including: Commercial Lease Contracts, Employment Contracts, Non-Competes, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Purchase Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Licensing Issues, Trade Agreements, Supplier Contracts, Master Service Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Software Creation and Licensing, Royalty Agreements, Sale of Businesses, etc.
We prepare, negotiate and manage agreements that are critical to the operation of our clients’ businesses. We offer prompt, practical counsel on business contracts and solutions that maximize results while minimizing costs. Our able team emphasizes strongly on the need for cautious legal vetting of all contracts and agreements.

Contract Management

We assist clients in Contract Management by keeping a complete database of all their contracts and render an overview of Contract information, Legal contract abstraction, History of notices, and Terms’ summary. The team also supports in summarizing all obligations and covenants (to help in compliance) along with all rights (to impose compliance). We endeavor to manage and balance all our clients’ contractual needs.

Project Finance

Project Finance i.e., funding of long term infrastructure, industrial and other projects is a key aspect to every business. Our team has an extensive experience bringing a wide range of projects to completion, by providing business and strategic advice. At S&A, we also structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to suit each client’s specific needs. We render market-leading experience advising on legal matters related to project structuring and development, financing, government regulation, construction, intellectual property, energy and other contract issues across almost every sector.

Antitrust and Competition

At S&A, we have extensive experience in handling cases in the antitrust and competition law sector and have represented clients before competition authorities. We often provide opinions and advice on compliance with competition laws and regulations. Our team has successfully assisted clients on a whole range of competition and anti-trust issues including Cartels and anti-trust investigations, Abuse of dominant position, Commercial agreements, Competition law compliance strategies, and Competition litigation. Our aim is to provide a well-rounded perspective to our clients seeking legal advice in this area.

Labour & Employment

We assist both domestic and international clients on the complex regulatory and legal aspects of employment and labour laws so as to enable full compliance with applicable laws & regulations at central and state level. We are actively involved in drafting and reviewing employment documentation and advising on a wide range of labour law related queries, including structuring of ESOPs, transfer of employees, termination, non-compete issues and more.

Due Diligences

Legal due diligence is important for many reasons, but mostly to make informed business decisions. The experienced minds at S&A understand the value of diligence and are prepared to effectively manage our client’s due diligence requirements with the purpose of expediting their desired transactions and ensuring a thorough collection and investigation of pertinent data and documents. We collect and manage your due diligence information and combine it into readable due diligence binders. Our professional advisors will work with you to gather the information that is most important to you in making a final “go or no go” decision on a deal. Our due diligence services are comprehensive, including the planning, co-ordination and control of the legal due diligence process related to the transaction target, requests for supplementary materials, management interviews, customized investigations and reports on key areas, reports on all findings plus summaries, and the data room. We recognize that the scope of due diligence should be tailored based on a variety of factors, including the overall value of the transaction, the importance of the technology, and the anticipated and related risks. We coordinate closely with our clients to structure due diligence to meet their needs efficiently.

Investigations

S&A’s team comprises of white-collar crime and regulatory defense lawyers, dedicated investigative lawyers, who have experience to deal with all kinds of investigation, in particular relating to audit inquiries, fraud, money laundering, market abuse, tax evasion, product liability, labor law issues, sanctions breaches and anti-competitive behavior. We commit to providing services of the highest quality and integrity (including data management) and aim to do so efficiently and cost effectively.