Expertise

PRACTICE GROUPS

S&A has four main Practice Groups:

* Litigation and ADR Practice,
* Corporate and Tax Practice,
* Contracts and Transactions Practice, and
* Intellectual Property Rights Practice.

The Firm has handled some of the largest, complex and high-stake matters in the Country.

LITIGATION AND ADR PRACTICE GROUP

The Practice Group assists clients with strategic decision-making in litigation and ADR matters. The Practice Group comprises of experienced advocates with in-house advocacy expertise representing clients at varied forums including the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, and Tribunals across the country.

The Practice Group focuses on commercial disputes, recovery proceedings, property disputes, infringement of intellectual property rights, constitutional matters, service matters, banking claims, insolvency, white collar crimes and other disputes.

The S&A Litigation team prides itself on its diversity and depth of experience and members are more than often acknowledged by our esteemed clients for consistently delivering results.

The advocates in the Practice Group have extensive experience in domestic as well as international arbitrations including ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. The Practice Group has successfully represented clients in several international arbitrations including under the rules of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) and Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC).

CORPORATE AND TAX PRACTICE GROUP

The Practice Group 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, restructuring and private equity and 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.

The Group also has extensive experience in taxation laws and regularly advices and assists its domestic and international clients with respect to indirect taxation laws such as Excise, VAT, Service Tax etc. The Practice Group also has wide experience in undertaking investigations & due diligences for White Collar Crimes including for accounting irregularities.

CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS PRACTICE GROUP

The Practice Group advises in drafting, negotiations, structuring and closing of commercial transactions for domestic as well as multi-jurisdictional clients including without limitation: International JV Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Private Equity and Venture Capital Documentation, Lease, Sales, Licensing, Manufacturing & Distributor, Employment Agreements, Business Acquisition, Stocks And Assets Purchase, Takeover, Partnerships, IP Transfers & Monetization Agreements, Outsourcing Agreements, Tech-Transfer Agreements, Franchisee & License Agreements, Technical Collaborations, Clinical Trial Agreements, Contract Manufacturing, Waivers, etc.

The Practice Group 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.

The Practice Group has 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.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS PRACTICE GROUP

The Practice Group covers complete spectrum of services in patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, geographical indications (appellations of origin), designs, and other related rights.

Our IP services include watch service, prosecution, investigation, litigation, interferences, licensing, portfolio management, assignments, registered user agreements, transfer agreements and IP due diligences. IP Practice Group comprises of patent attorneys, patent agents, technology analysts, engineers, trademark attorneys, trademark agents, IPR trained paralegal and dedicated support staff committed to protecting and promoting intellectual property that facilitates businesses around the world.

The Practice Group is representing and managing patent portfolios of top multi-national conglomerates in petrochemicals, telecommunication, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, food, industrial engineering, biotechnology, automation, entertainment & media, electronics and life sciences.