General Corporate Advisory

Comprehensive legal guidance for your business.

We advise clients on every aspect of their business, from entry strategies and complex tax efficient structuring to divestitures and exits. It also includes our engagements regarding complicated mergers, acquisitions, private equity transactions, takeover code, corporate governance and employee related matters. Additionally, we regularly advise on regulatory and compliance related issues such as matters involving Foreign Exchange Management Act, and those requiring approvals from the Reserve Bank of India, the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Our lawyers have been a part of some of the most innovative and headline private equity and merger and acquisition transactions for many decades. They are highly regarded by their peers and by various reputed domestic and international ranking guides alike.

Our Strengths

The pooling of our multi-disciplinary resources across our various practices delivers a seamless experience while enabling a deal, an aspect that puts us in a highly credible position with our clients. Tax implications of the deal structure, approvals from the Competition Commission of India and intellectual property protection is critical in every merger and acquisition, JV or a private equity deal. Our tax, competition law, intellectual property and regulatory teams collaborate closely with the General Corporate team to deliver deals seamlessly.

Areas of Focus

Merger and Acquisition

Driving inorganic growth through M&A remains a quick and efficient way to transform business or gain advantage in new business areas. Whether it be a need to shed redundancies and focus on core businesses or acquire advantage speedily through expansion, M&A remains a preferred route for profitability, despite economic fluctuations. But it brings in its wake, concerns around merger clearances, whether it be post-merger complications or potential risks related to compliance.

Our highly sought after M&A practice works with our clients to address and resolve such concerns. Acknowledged as leaders in mergers & acquisitions, amalgamations, restructurings, demergers, delistings, joint ventures, public M&A and asset transfers, our M&A team offers a comprehensive range of services. We play a pivotal role for international companies wishing to acquire existing businesses in India, or Indian companies wishing to acquire businesses within or outside India, through a comprehensive range of services, including advice on related regulatory issues.

Private Equity

Our Private Equity practice is highly sought after by clients, both existing and potential. We have delivered innovative, focussed and efficient strategies to culminate some of the most complex, structured and massive private equity deals for our clients across various industries. We advise some of the largest private equity and sovereign wealth funds in the world on their minority investments and buyout transactions in India. We have represented buyers and sellers of both private and public companies across many industries and at every stage of the investment cycle.

Joint Ventures and Collaboration

We appreciate that every JV and business alliance is distinctive and requires a tailored approach. Our deep insights into market trends and wide domain expertise helps investors secure deals with the right terms to minimise risk and build portfolio value. We guide and assist our clients in developing optimum structures for joint ventures and collaborations and negotiating various agreements etc. across all sectors.

Real Estate

Our Real Estate practice has earned international repute and is built on a deep understanding of real estate assets. Our sector knowledge and collaborative approach anchors problem solving to clients’ most pressing issues, as we understand that real estate assets are an important aspect to deliver your business strategy. We assist clients in matters relating to land and property acquisitions, development of land parcels, structuring of FDI in real estate, commercial leasing, and setting up diverse assets such as multi-specialty hospital & hotel projects, development of townships and SEZs, etc.


Being a complex and highly regulated industry sector, many aspects of the insurance sector stay firmly in the regulatory spotlight, requiring precise clarity in navigating through any changes impacting the business. With vast experience in all aspects of insurance law and practice in India, our team advises clients on entry strategies and licensing of new ventures, regulatory compliances, product development (life, general and health), coverage issues, insurance claims, joint ventures, acquisitions and increasing of equity to permissible limits in existing insurance companies.


Employment issues are not just about legal aspects but also cultural nuances and we understand that. These issues require an understanding of your business and your people. That’s why, we merge our technical expertise with interpersonal skills to develop the most practical solutions that address issues while building trust and confidence.

We advise our clients on various employment law related issues such as hiring and termination of employees, creation of employee trusts, stock option schemes, and benefits and policies affecting employees, social security related issues, sexual harassment at workplace and women’s safety.

Technology, Media and Telecom

The Technology, Media and Telecom sector is dynamic, witnessing disruptive changes driven by new emerging technologies. These are accompanied by continuously evolving regulations taking shape to support the ecosystem. We understand the digital economy and our lawyers are ahead of the curve.

We provide a range of customised legal services to connect with the business needs that cater to the developments in the dynamic TMT industry. Our extensive client list includes both Indian and foreign telecom service providers, satellite operators, companies involved in the mobile phone business, communications equipment manufacturers, operators of advanced fibre optic cable systems, and cable television companies & networks.

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