Key practice areas: General corporate, banking & finance, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, projects & project finance, capital markets, tax, intellectual property rights and venture capital.
Firm Overview: Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM & Co), founded on almost a century of legal achievement, is one of India’s leading full-service law firms. The firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. Our 520 lawyers, including 102 partners, in 7 locations across India, provide exceptional services across its practice areas which include mergers & acquisitions, private equity, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, capital markets, banking & finance and projects & infrastructure. We have been at the helm of major headline transactions and litigation in all segments of industry, besides advising major multinational corporates on their entry into the Indian market and their business strategy. The Firm has been awarded the ‘National Law Firm of the Year, 2017’ by Chambers & Partners.
Areas of Practice
General corporate: Our work in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, JVs, private equity, insurance, real estate, employment and business restructuring is well documented in the annals of Indian corporate history. Our corporate teams are well complemented by our other practices for facilitating deal closures.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Consistently rated as one of the top legal advisors in the M&A space in India, our M&A team advises on transactions in a wide range of industries, and has represented clients on some of the most notable, largest and complex mergers and acquisitions.
Dispute resolution: We are a go-to firm across industries for domestic and international arbitrations, commercial and corporate and regulatory disputes in various courts, tribunals, forums, administrative authorities & regulators in India, and also have white collar crime, and insolvency and restructuring teams.
Insolvency & bankruptcy: Our experience covers an entire range of scenarios relating to Bankruptcy and Insolvency, starting from early signs of distress to corporates and restructuring towards revival to processes involving liquidation and winding down of businesses. We provide a comprehensive solution in terms of financial restructuring and recovery, insolvency, corporate reorganization and restructuring, creditors’ rights, and contingent preparedness against any peripheral litigation.
Competition law: With a strong and the most recognised competition practice in India, the competition team has a proven track record of successfully steering clients through their largest transactions, complex investigations and high-stakes litigations.
Banking & finance: Our offerings range from traditional banking documentation to securitisation, factoring, payment banks, syndicated loans, structured acquisition equipment finance, mortgage backed securities, guarantee structures, NCDs, ECBs, and working capital loans.
Projects & project finance: We advise developers, EPC contractors, investors and lenders on various infrastructure projects, regulatory aspects, government tenders, and contractual issues in sectors such as power, oil & gas, nuclear energy, ports, roads and mining.
Capital markets: Our offerings include legal and regulatory advice on IPOs, FPOs, rights issues, QIPs, ADRs, GDRs, IDRs, and AIM listings on the equity side; issuance and restructuring of FCCBs, nonconvertible bonds, unlisted infrastructure bonds, and medium term note programs (MTN Programs) on the debt side.
Tax: We offer a broad range of advisory and litigation services in the areas of direct as well as indirect taxes (including customs duty, goods and service tax and state excise / alcohol duty).
Intellectual property rights: We offer a full range of services that cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other allied laws, from conceptualisation to enforcement and from negotiations to creation of innovative corporate structures based on intellectual property
Private Equity & Venture capital: We represent premier domestic and international clients on the investor as well as investee company side for early and growth stage financings. Our PE / VC lawyers have sizeable deal experience (including having worked at prominent PE / VC funds) and bring a deep understanding of the nuances of early stage investing.
Other Practice Areas and Industry Expertise
Consumer Protection and Product Liability, Corporate/Commercial Advisory, Defense, E-commerce, Employment, Environment and Climate Change, E-trade and Outsourcing, FCPA and Bribery Investigations, Infrastructure, Internet Governance, Cyber Security and Privacy Laws, Mining and Energy, Pro bono, Philanthropy and Trusts, Real estate and Trusts, Regulatory and Public Policy, Retail, Taxation, Technology, Trade Law and White Collar Crime.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
216, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III
New Delhi, 110 020
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