CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

ELP offers legal services at all stages of a business cycle, right from the inception of an entity to general corporate matters to guiding companies routinely on their business and legal issues to assisting and advising them in relation to complex transactions. Our well -developed expertise in corporate laws, tax laws, competition laws, regulatory structuring, and commercial understanding of various sectors enables us to handle the complexities involved in transactions in the most practical manner. Our lawyers are trained to focus on providing our clients with the most optimum solution to overcome the complexities of commercial transactions by developing innovative structures and mitigating any risks involved.

We advise clients on the entire spectrum of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, scheme of arrangement, business and asset transfers, demergers, joint-ventures & strategic alliances, buyouts, reduction of capital, buy-back of shares, stock swap arrangements and corporate reorganisation. Our services are not just restricted to conducting due diligence exercises, drafting and negotiating documents, providing regulatory, corporate compliance solutions, structuring advice, or entry- exit mechanism; we strive, at all points of time, to provide end-to-end results to our clients. Our expertise in FDI regulations, SEBI regulations, stamping provisions and DTAAs allows us deliver solutions quickly, which is crucial to corporate transactions.

We have advised clients in various sectors including automobile, aviation, consumer products, healthcare, hospitality, food & related products, financial services, information technology, infrastructure, media, real estate, shipping & maritime, steel and telecommunications. We understand the regulatory environment and the intricacies involved in these sectors in India and are able to help our clients achieve their business objectives. Our client base comprises of large multinational conglomerates, listed companies, financial institutions and strategic investors.

Our clients benefit from the multidimensional knowledge of our lawyers and value our in-depth expertise, availability, and the involvement of our partners throughout the cycle of a transaction.

Services

Structuring

We advise clients on structuring of the transaction in line with applicable RBI guidelines, FDI regulations, Income Tax provisions, SEBI regulations, DTAAs, stamp duty implications, etc. Our Corporate & Commercial team works closely with our strong tax, regulatory and competition practices enabling us to strengthen every deal structure and provide solutions to the most complex issues. This also helps us to provide a quick turnaround which is vital in any M&A transaction. ELP has also successfully structured capital flows such as dividend, royalty, fees for technical services, etc.

Documentation

Our team assists in reviewing, drafting, negotiating and execution of the transaction documents such as term-sheets, business purchase agreements, shareholders agreements, voting rights agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, escrow agreements, schemes of arrangement, stock swap agreements, employment agreements and transition agreements.

Regulatory

The Corporate and Commercial team assists clients in drafting, filing and coordinating the regulatory approvals and consent processes, including approvals of RBI, SEBI, FIPB, CCI as well as any other local permits and consents. We also offer to conduct tax optimisation studies in target companies for our clients. Our clients find this service to have helped them with substantial savings.

Post Closing Support

We provide post-closing support to our clients in the form of integration planning, risk mitigation, restructuring board, listing agreement compliances, etc. We have a dedicated team with experience in corporate financing, structured financing and securitization.

Advice on Commercial Matters

We offer legal advice to various companies in diverse sectors in relation to their day-to-day operational corporate commercial matters, including issues relating to employment law, lease arrangements and company law.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

"The team is accessible and understands our business needs. Turnaround time is very good and they have good commercial as well as legal understanding."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014

"The team is conscientious, hard-working and very responsive. They are also tactful in dealing with stakeholders. They have a good breadth of resources for dealing with market issues."

The Legal500 Asia-Pacific 2014

The responsive, proactive, and hardworking' team at Economic Laws Practice is noted for its efficient advice on M&A mandates, as well as its in-depth knowledge of corporate tax matters.

The Legal500 Asia-Pacific 2013

"hardworking, able and dependable"

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2010

"Its lawyers are always highly informed and commercially aware."

Achievements

Deal of the Year 2015 in Inhouse Community's Asian Mena Counsel magazine for advising on Johnson Controls, Hitachi Appliances, Inc (Japan) and Hitachi Limited (Japan)'s joint venture which resulted in an indirect acquisition of an Indian listed company.


Leading Firm for Corporate/ M&A in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 to 2016


Real Estate Deal of the Year in India Business Law Journal's Deals of the Year Awards 2015 for advising on New Vernon and Hilson Estates' sale of indirect stake in Faery Estates to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Shapoorji Pallonji Group's JV company.


Tier 2 for Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016


Highly Recommended for Corporate/ M&A by Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2016


Highly Recommended for Corporate and M&A by IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial Guide 2014 to 2017


M&A Deal of the Year in IFLR/Asialaw India Awards 2012 for advising on Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone's acquisition of Abbott Point terminal.



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