S&A has six main Practice Groups:
* Litigation and ADR Practice,
* Corporate and Tax Practice,
* Contracts and Transactions Practice,
* Intellectual Property Rights Practice,
* Forensic Investigations and Valuation Services, and
* Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade Group
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.
Forensic Investigations and Valuation Services
S&A Forensic Investigations and Valuation Services aim to help clients prevent fraud and compliance issues triggered by gaps in any processes or by someone’s mal intention or due to loopholes in technologies implemented in businesses. The service aims to detect the discrepancies at an early stage to minimise financial and reputational loss/damage.
We leverage the latest tools and technology and create solutions to prevent, detect and act on any fraud or compliance-related issues. While acting on prevention, the service also offers legal representation, through our legal experts, where required.
S&A is the only law firms in India to provide a full range of forensic services and have one of the largest forensic investigations and valuation department with a dedicated team of 30 highly skilled professionals, who are the industry leaders of forensic investigations and valuations experts, coming with a demonstrable track record of working across a variety of industries, jurisdictions and forums, to provide exemplary services.
Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade Group
S&A provides a broad spectrum of services under Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade group with a specialized team having extensive experience in across varied sectors such as manufacturing, real estate, pharma, infrastructure, oil and gas, defense, media, IT ITES, retail, hospitality, banking and financial services, e-commerce, etc. The indirect tax practice offers the entire range of services to multinationals and domestic corporations in designing, implementing, and defending their overall indirect tax strategy.
Our Indirect Tax Practice team comprising of experienced and highly efficient lawyers and chartered accountants, works closely with other specialists and practice groups at Singh & Associates to ensure due diligence and full evaluation of all relevant aspects of various laws applicable to any business on hand. Hence, our team provides holistic and tax-efficient solutions to meet clients’ needs only after expertly navigating the intricacies of the Indian tax legislation and other relevant laws.
We have unparalleled expertise in corporate and finance tax matters, and we regularly and extensively advise our clients on tax-effective structures for domestic and international business operations and in-bound and out-bound investments. Our team excels in matters relating to, but not limited to, investments, divestments, securitisation, corporate acquisitions, restructuring, project financing, structured equity products and asset financing and leasing. We have successfully obtained favourable orders and rulings from various judicial fora and Indian Tax authorities to deliver certainty over tax outcomes of transactions for clients.