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, it is uniquely placed to assist and advise clients on the latest industry trends in the relevant commercial transactions.
We also has 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

We understand the impact of a not-well drafted contract can have on businesses. In order to best protect client’s interest, we ensure that the contracts are well-written so as to ensure enforceability and not so one sided as to shift all exposure and liability to the client. We can handle all of your contract concerns to assist clients in obtaining the best outcome for business and commercial transactions. 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.

Contract Management

We assist cliens in Contract Management by keeping a complete database of all your contracts and hence 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).

Project Finance

With extensive experience bringing a wide range of projects to completion, we provide business and strategic advice, and we can 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 and other contract issues across almost every sector.

Antitrust and Competition

S&A’ steam has extensive experience in handling cases in competition law space and has represented clients before competition authorities. We frequntly provide opinions and advices on compliances under the competition law and regulations. We assist 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.

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 of 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

S&A is prepared to effectively manage client’s due diligence requirements with the purpose of expediting your desired transaction 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 to do so efficiently and cost effectively.