PRACTICE AREAS

ARBITRATION AND ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Ace Legal is actively involved in the Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution at National and International levels and advises on and handles the civil and commercial Arbitration & Conciliation, Mediation, Choice of Law and Jurisdiction Clauses to be used in the Agreements, issues arising from the Conflicts of Law and issues with respect to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards.

The firm represent clients in varied kinds of domestic and international institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. The lawyers in the firm have experience in handling arbitrations conducted under the rules of International Chamber of Commerce, Indian Council of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration and other similar associations and institutions. The firm also advises clients on conservancy and provisional measures in respect of arbitration proceedings. The firm actively supports and promotes resolution of commercial disputes through mediation and conciliation as a means of business development and conservation.

BANKING, DEBT RECOVERY AND INSOLVENCY

We are involved in rendering legal services in various aspects of the banking and financial sector. We advise domestic and international financial companies, institutions and banks including non-banking financial companies on securitization laws, securities, derivatives, restructuring, banking and insolvency, asset finance, project finance and insurance. The Firm advises its clients on provisions under the Banking Laws and notifications issued by the RBI as well as structuring of foreign investments in the banking sector in India. Services rendered by our Firm in the financial sector include acquisition finance, project finance, legal opinions, mortgage, pledge and lien agreements and loan agreements, credit & security documentation.

CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Ace Legal is fully equipped to handle all kinds of civil, criminal, corporate, insolvency & bankruptcy, constitutional and intellectual property related litigations for National & International Clients. The Litigation team at the firm comprises of Advocates-on-Record, competent paralegal staff, legal consultants and Advocates. We represent our clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Board For Financial and Industrial Reconstruction (BIFR), Appellate Authority For Financial and Industrial Reconstruction (AAIFR), Company Law Board, Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), District Courts and other judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. The Firm’s international contacts enable and help it in handling matters outside India and in other jurisdictions as well. Our expertise and experience has proved to be of distinct benefit to clients demanding urgency in cases seeking interim measures to protect assets within the jurisdiction of Indian courts. Generally, by pursuing the most appropriate interim remedies, we strengthen the possibility of obtaining a commercial settlement at an early stage.

COMPETITION & CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

Lawyers from the Firm specialize in Competition and Consumer protection Laws. They regularly appear before the Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission and various Consumer Courts including The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, various State Commissions and District forums. The Firm has successfully prosecuted and ably defended significant competition, antitrust and Consumer proceedings of all kinds and our services also include Product Liability Claims, Consumer Protection Issues, Warranties, Consumer Credit and Finance and all related litigation.

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Ace legal has an experienced corporate team that advises clients on legal issues concerning investments, strategic alliances and collaborations. We also advise on policies, laws and regulations in relation to subsidiaries & Joint Ventures, Technology transfers & licensing, technical assistance & services arrangements and Governmental & regulatory compliance and approvals. Our team also advises on day-to-day legal issues concerning commercial & business affairs on legal structuring of commercial arrangement, corporate legal affairs, and formation of legal entities, corporate transactional matters, commercial contracts and documentation. We also provide services pertaining to matters concerning Employment matters including Contracts, ESOP’s (Employee Stock Options), Benefits, Disciplinary action and termination.

ENERGY, OFFSHORE AND MINING

The Firm advises energy and renewable energy companies on various regulatory and contractual issues. The firm’s capabilities include advising on drilling contracts for oil and gas prospecting licenses, related contracts, import/export of rigs, preparing strategies for clients bidding to obtain tenders, representing Indian and foreign owners and operators in arbitration and mediation. The Firm provides assistance in all legal aspects of all mining contracts and transactions. The Firm assists the Industry in acquiring prospecting licenses and executing mining leases in keeping with the specialized laws that hold the field.

EMPLOYMENT, INDUSTRIAL AND LABOUR LAW

The Firm is currently advising a number of companies including several companies on employment and service related issues. It has also been representing clients before various courts and tribunals, ranging from basic domestic enquiries to cases before the Supreme Court of India. The Firm is extensively involved in advising and drafting of employment agreements, employee handbook, consultancy agreements, service bonds, deputation agreements, grievance settlement procedures, policies to prevent sexual harassment, leave policies, rules & regulations, certification of standing orders, and memoranda of settlement with trade unions, amongst others. The Firm has further assisted clients on issues such as relating to severance / termination, resignations/abandonment of job, layoffs, closure and transfer of undertakings, domestic enquiries, gratuity, provident fund, employees’ state insurance, amongst others. Apart from the above, the Firm also advises several clients on their day-to-day legal issues pertaining to operations, compliance, governance, obtaining requisite permissions from the regulatory authorities, statutory filings, maintenance of records and registers, amongst others.

FAMILY LAW

One of the key areas of law practice of our firm is Matrimonial and Family laws. The firm advises its foreign and domestic clients on all aspects of matrimonial and family laws applicable in India. The firm further actively represents clients before various legal forums including family courts, district courts, High Courts in India and the Supreme Court, National Human Rights Commission, YWCA, National Commission of Women, other Women’s cell / organizations. The services of our Firm include registration of marriages, litigation pertaining to divorce, Dowry demand , Domestic violence, Police protection, Maintenance, Restitution of conjugal right, Adoption, Guardianship, Inheritance & succession, Probate and wills, Partition, etc.

INFRASTRUCTURE, PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE

We at Ace Legal advice on the full range of real estate related transactions, viz., mortgage, purchase, sale, lease, license, development or financing of real estate and related matters. We also advise individuals and entities across India on the legal aspects relating to investments in immovable property and transfer of rights in immovable properties. The firm’s Real Estate practice has a client base of multi-national corporations, consultants, developers, real estate agents, hoteliers, institutions and Government authorities. The Firm provides end-to-end solution for property buying and selling. The scope of our services in such matters includes:

Conducting title search and preparing title reports;
Advising on all regulatory requirements such as, duties and fees payable;
Obtaining relevant revenue records, relevant records from Corporations, records from the Offices of the Sub-Registrars (Urban & Rural), etc.;
Drafting, reviewing, amending, negotiating and finalizing the transaction related contracts;
Obtaining registration of the relevant transfer documents.

We also provide assistance in setting up and developing infrastructure projects. We represent developers, contractors, equity investors, and multilateral agencies in airport, power, roads, ports, fertilizer, telecommunication sectors, water and waste. We review the documents from bankability perspective and provide a risk analysis of the project documents. We provide assistance in structuring contractual arrangements based on tax implications and other regulatory considerations.

INSURANCE LAW

The insurance sector has also been fast developing. Our Firm provides legal advice and representation related to Insurance Laws as well as address insurance and reinsurance coverage issues arising out of a wide variety of claims, including bad faith claims, environmental related claims, construction defect claims, construction bodily injury claims, personal injury claims, employment-related claims, product liability claims, professional liability claims, general liability claims and claims related to storm, fire, water losses, etc.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

One of the highly specialized areas of practice of our firm is Intellectual Property Law. Our attorneys have unmatched experience in this field and we efficiently cater to the requirements of clients to safeguard their Intellectual Property Rights and deal in the following areas of IPR laws:

Patents;
Trade Marks;
Copyrights;Designs and Trade Secrets;
Domain Name Registration;

The firm offers various services in different areas of IPR including:
Complying with the legal formalities of getting the Patent registered, conducting research on the availability of the said Patent, drafting specifications and claims, responding to the examiners queries, filing PCT applications, drafting and filing of assignment and licensing agreements including infringement petitions;

Complying with all the formalities with respect to registration and litigation matters of Trade Marks and Service Marks, including drafting technology transfer and licensing agreements, valuation of intellectual property of our clients;

Complying with the formalities of getting Copyright and Designs registered with the authorities, giving opinion regarding protection of the copyright and filing petitions of infringement as required;

Litigation before all courts/ authorities in matters pertaining to infringement, filing of applications, removing objections and any other matter pertaining to the said intellectual property.

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

The media and entertainment industry encompasses films, television, sports and gaming sectors. The team at ace legal focuses on advising its clients on various laws and regulations governing the entertainment industry, on allied laws such as those relating to copyrights or foreign investments and protection and retention of copyrights and intellectual property rights, law pertaining to prevention of piracy and infringement as well as drafting specialized and wide ranging agreements.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND JOINT VENTURES

The lawyers at Ace Legal have in depth knowledge and expertise in all areas of M&A practice including stock acquisitions, takeovers, asset transfers, joint ventures, privatizations, buyouts, due diligence etc- which is combined with an astute understanding of the business and commercial requirements. The Firm provides services in almost all sectors such as pharma and health, retail, hydro power, oil and gas, automotive, education, real estate, information technology and bpo, ecommerce, infrastructure, textiles, financial service, hotels, hospitals, food, insurance, broadcasting and news media, telecom, etc.

In addition to M&A, the team also works extensively on commercial contracts such as equipment purchase, supply agreements, distribution and franchise arrangements, trademark licenses, master service agreements, consultancy and employments contracts and so and so forth. The team is well equipped to take a transaction from start to finish – and is known for expert advise on all ancillary aspects to a M&A matter such as post acquisition advisory, entity formation, applications for regulatory approvals, corporate secretarial matters etc. Further, general corporate advisory (including securities and foreign exchange law) also forms a core aspect of the practice and the team has extensive experience in the same.

The Firm also provides a comprehensive range of services necessary for the establishment of business and operation in India by foreign investors and Indian business houses. We also assist in obtaining statutory permissions and sanctions from various regulatory and Government bodies, departments and agencies i.e., Foreign Investment Promotion Board, Reserve Bank of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Secretariat of Industrial Assistance, Ministry of Industry, Company Law Board, Department of Electricity, Ministry of Finance and Department of Telecommunication.

The firm offers the following services:
Formation of Companies
Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Investment Promotion Board
Corporate Reorganization and Reconstructions
Reserve Bank of India
Liquidations
Joint Ventures / Shareholders Agreements
International Trade
Statutory Filings under Company Law

TAXATION

The firm assists clients on various aspects of direct and indirect taxation including advice on transaction structuring, India entry strategies, advice on tax implications and planning, business specific and territory specific taxation and related matters. The firm advises and represents clients in tax litigation before taxation authorities, appellate tribunals , various High Courts and Supreme court of India.

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