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Corporate and Allied Laws Practice

Corporate and Allied Laws

S&A handles domestic as well as international clients and renders services such as corporate advisory, company formations and tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, project finance, venture capital, issues relating to banking, equity markets, foreign direct investment, exchange control, stock and asset purchases and restructuring. We also work with clients to fulfil their needs pertaining to private equity, venture capital investments, foreign investments, regulatory approvals, investment structuring, import-export, securitization, due diligence, feasibility studies, corporate legal audits, liability analysis, retail and direct marketing etc. We also have extensive experience in taxation laws and regularly advice and assist our domestic and international clients concerning taxation laws.

Incorporations

We understand the true value of minute details and nuances of law while incorporation of companies. This is why at S&A, we provide turn-key solutions to the making and establishment of a company in India. We believe in going a step ahead for our client’s and our services go beyond the incorporation. We take pride in stating that we have delivered our clients with full-functional company setup / offices at India.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The liberalised economy has contributed tremendously to the M&A landscape of our country. We provide top-notch legal services in M&A across a diverse range of industries as the firm is recognized for delivering apt strategies and commercially viable advices. We specialize in transactions with multi-jurisdictional focus, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, amalgamations, de-mergers and financing. Our services include negotiation assistance from term sheet stage till closing of transaction, structuring of transactions, shareholders agreement, shares purchase agreement, regulatory affairs and compliance.

Restructuring and Insolvency

S&A advises and represents clients including both creditors and debtors on various aspects under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 including issues pertaining to enforcing security, representing clients in proceedings for directions and defending the corporate debtor. We render practical and customized solutions to help our clients navigate all types of commercial litigation in an effective manner.

Banking and Finance

The financial sector is one of the advanced sectors in India that is growing at a rapid speed. We at S&A provide a wide range of services including drafting and reviewing various documents pertaining to all kinds of financial arrangements, such as (without limitation) acquisition financing, raising of non-convertible debentures, external commercial borrowings, term loan and working capital financing, factoring arrangements, securitization, and proceedings under banking laws and regulations, etc. We represent asset managers, funds, real estate investors, arrangers and corporate borrowers. We understand the increasingly complex nature of this field and provide informed solutions to overcome these legal challenges.

Capital Markets

S&A lawyers have significant experience in transaction structuring, transaction advisory and regulatory matters. We advise and assist clients on issues including IPOs, rights offerings, follow-on public offers, corporate restructuring (buy-backs, delisting, relisting, mergers, reverse mergers, demergers).
We regularly and successfully advise clients on securities law issues pertaining to insider trading laws, disclosures under the listing agreements to mitigate the possibility of litigation arising out of unfair trade practices in the securities market and on corporate governance issues.

Private Equity

Our team provides legal services including without limitation advising on foreign investment issues, corporate and securities markets laws and issues applicable to investments, due diligence of prospective investee companies, documentation and overall transactional support. Our lawyers are also fully equipped to provide liasioning & representations before regulators like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and advising on exit strategies and implementation thereof.

Taxation

We understand that taxation can be a complex subject to deal with. This is why at S&A our skilled professionals diligently advise clients in matters of taxation laws and add value to their business and transactions. We help clients on a varied range of tax issues, from complicated cross-border transactions to tax exemption qualification and planning for local nonprofit organizations. We have a thorough understanding of new business structures, such as limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships and other unincorporated entities. Many of our tax lawyers serve on drafting committees that create new businesses or revise more traditional forms of business enterprises.

At S&A, we believe it is imperative to keep up with the latest developments in the field of taxation laws. As taxation laws evolve and change, the taxation law experts work towards anticipating those changes and devising new strategies and techniques which will help reduce the various transactional costs for our clients. We also counsel our clients in matters relating to the tax aspects of retirement plans, commercial transactions, sales, mergers, reorganizations, tax controversies, and preparation of business, fiduciary, and personal tax returns. Moreover, our Firm’s taxation law experts try to assist our prestigious multinational clients on double taxation avoidance treaties that India has with various countries, the tax holidays available to 100% Export Oriented Units, Special Economic Zones, etc. We also advise our business clients on the tax consequences of varied business organizations and assist in the resolution of tax problems which arise during the life of the business.

We provide planning advice to minimize, defer or avoid taxation in proposed transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and redemption of business and like kind exchanges.

We allocate firm resources in a manner sensitive to the costs of legal services in today’s complicated and demanding market place. Our team has achieved significant success in dealing with complicated matters relating to tax issues and government regulation.
Our solution oriented thinking helps our clients in taking proactive decisions, rather than esoteric legal analysis. Our philosophy is to strive for a practical, beneficial route to achieving the goals of our clients in the quickest and most economical manner possible. Accessibility is a standard of service we pride ourselves on providing. Business matters move at an expedited pace. We believe the legal advice necessary to allow proper business decisions must be timely to be useful.