The operations of companies have crossed boundaries in the contemporary context. In India the regulation of companies has seen myriad of changes. Whereas strict regulation of companies with the oversight and stronghold of the State machinery was the norm in the earlier days, the regulation has comparatively loosened its stronghold. However, corporate governance and due diligence have emerged as the new norm for companies operational in India. Even though these aspects have been present over decades, their statutory recognition is a recent phenomenon.
The shift from Companies Act, 1956 to the Companies Act, 2013 has brought to the forefront various important aspects such as enhanced corporate governance norms and compliance therewith, mandatory incorporation of social responsibility into the functioning of companies, enhanced audit operations for ensuring better financial management, governance, and disclosures, etc. In addition to this, amendments to other legislation, regulation (such as those issued by SEBI, RBI, etc), and formulation of codes such as the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code, 2016 has had major implications on how companies operate in India.
Corporate Law practice –
- Advisory on formulating new enterprise in India (including but not limited to joint ventures, opening of overseas offices, start-up, to name a few) and obtaining requisite approvals.
- Advisory and customised services related to corporate compliance.
- Bespoke advisory on various aspects of corporate law related to mergers & acquisitions (M&A), company law litigation, foreign direct investments (FDIs), partnerships, joint ventures, among others.
- Advisory on various aspects of company’s operations – drafting of commercial contracts including but not limited to confidentiality, non-compete, service agreements, franchising, licensing, distribution, technology transfer, among others.
- Strategic advisory on winding up of companies and corporate exit routes.
- Litigation before various forums including but not limited to the NCLT, NCLAT, other courts of judicature, IBBI, etc.