October 5, 2018

Area of Practice

Area of Practice

The firm has serviced as clients Public Sector Banks on wide ranging issues such as the drafting and reviewing of Corporate Documentation, Project Finance and the deployment of Internet Banking facility.

Our firm advises several banks and financial institutions on Internet Banking issues in India. The firm has the expertise that enables it to undertake Real Estate – Property Verification and Property Due Diligence for clients based on the particular client’s needs. We also advise and draft on client specifications Sale Deeds and Lease agreements.

We have a dedicated team of litigation specialists who specialize in handling matters related to Debt Recovery [including matters before the Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal] and Summary Suits / Recovery Suits [including the execution of recovery

The firm is acquiring renown due to increasing expertise in international commercial arbitration and intellectual property related dispute resolution. In addition to domestic and international arbitration, we undertake the representation of clients before the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practises Commission [MRTP] and the Central Administrative Tribunal [CAT].

[a] Trademarks, Brand Management and Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy
Our firm is totally responsible for handling the entire trademark portfolio of several leading companies from different parts of the world. These portfolios are personally monitored by a specialized IP senior attorney (partner) along with a co-ordinating attorneys and paralegals and maintained on computerized databases with interactive follow up not only in prosecution at the Registry level but also in other issues such as general survey of the market to identify counterfeiting or infringing or similar products, trademark watch services, amongst others.

[b] Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Management
The firm handles the patent portfolio of various multinational companies. The firm’s patent team is well equipped to handle a diverse range of patent applications in various fields including computer sciences and biotechnology.

[c] Biotechnology Law and Practice
The firm provides range of services from identifying key resources and creative aspects to the prosecution/protection of those key assets to examining and re-examining commercial models to leverage patents.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications [TMT] The TMT practice is particularly strong with our Senior Partner Rodney D. Ryder heading this practice area. He is the author of the first and only section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act 2000. Rodney has been ranked as a leading Information Technology and Intellectual Property lawyer by Asia Law and Practice and listed as a leading Regulatory Communications lawyer by Who’sWhoLegal, United Kingdom.

Rodney is legal counsel to the Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Information Technology on legal modifications and amendments to the Information Technology Rules and Procedures. In addition, he has also advised clients on their applications to be instated as Certifying Authorities under the Indian Information Technology Act [2000]. In the area of Internet-related crime, he advises NASSCOM, the Government of India and in particular, the Computer Emergency Response Team [CERT].

Mr. Ryder’s second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NIXI.

Mr Ryder is legal counsel to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI], which manages the .in [Indian Country Code Top Level Domain Extensions]. He also India Counsel to Facebook, Schlumberger, TCS, the Tata Group and IndianOil [at No. 125 in the Global Fortune 500, incidentally India’s highest ranked corporation]. He advises the Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] on Internet Security and Cyber Crime.

Information Technology
The firm’s key services in this sector include advising, negotiating and drafting contracts in connection with:
* The procurement and delivery of IT systems and services
* Outsourcing projects and managed services
* Software development and distribution, including VAR and OEM arrangements
* Dispute resolution
* Joint Ventures and other strategic alliances, with full corporate documentation where appropriate (merger and acquisition, business purchase and sale agreements, shareholder arrangements, governance terms)
* E-commerce and Internet-based businesses, including website development, hosting, and content management
* Data protection and privacy principles, security
* Project finance and other funding arrangements
* Intellectual property management, enforcement and commercialisation
* Directors’ and key staff packages, as well as general employment and consultancy agreements, advice concerning staff transfer and protection of employment regulations
* Regulatory compliance, such as may affect utilities, former state monopolies, the banking and finance sectors and other regulated industries
* Competition issues [in this area we are assisting companies in India in addition to foreign clients]* Public procurement law, practice and procedure, best practice
* Contract management, best practice

In the area of Electronic Commerce, law and practice, our services include:
* Advising on strategic alliances in the e-commerce field
* Establishment of e-procurement exchanges and multi-party trading arrangements
* The establishment and operation of web sites
* Design, hosting and maintenance agreements
* On-line terms of trade
* Data protection and privacy issues
* Copyright protection and brand strategies
* Linking agreements, strategic partnerships, collaboration agreements and joint ventures

On-line advertising and ad serving
The firm specializes in advising and undertaking IT protocols for E-banking, payment systems for on-line transactions and compliance with financial services legislation

Civil and criminal litigations of general nature in District courts, High Court of Delhi, High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital, High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh, Supreme Court of India, Debt Recovery Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunal, Consumer Forums, Labour Tribunals etc. Handling arbitration matters under various Bodies such as BPCL

The firm advises government, companies and individuals on issues relating to intellectual property rights, legal compliance and strategy to handle regular legal issues.

Our expert team regularly reviews the law and regulations emerging on national and international level in the field of World Trade Organizations, investment regime of India, energy infrastructure, aerospace, highways and seaways, road transport, biotechnology and emerging issues in Companies Laws and Capital markets and advises the clients in order to cope with the changing legal atmosphere swiftly and with cost-effectiveness. The firm also advises and sort out issues arising in labour law regime and update clients on the changing scenarios of labour legislation and regulations framed under it on timely basis.

The firm provides effective and solution oriented guidance on issues relating to corporate compliance scattered over a wide range of legislations and rule/regulation framed under them in order to enable our clients to operate in hassle free atmosphere so far the legal issues are concerned. We mainly operate in retail, aerospace, banking and finance institutions, capital markets, energy, foreign trade, hospitals & diagnostic centers, oil and gas sector, FMCGs,. The firm provide complete legal structuring to company/firm/LLP, essential assistance and advice in obtaining approval FIPB/RBI/FTPB and other government agencies. We manage complete portfolios of our clients in obtaining the requisite licenses/approvals etc. from government Ministries/Board/Department etc.

The firm provides regular imputes to doctors & diagnostic centres and hospitals on emerging law and provides advice and compliance related services in area of surrogacy, PNDT, medical negligence, professional indemnity and regulatory interface with government departments and litigation arising out of these issues.

The firm provides regular imputes to the political parties (National, State, Recognised/ Unrecognised, Registered/Unregistered) on emerging law and provides advice and compliance related services with the Election Commission of India.