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Awards & Recognitions
Veritas Legal provides unique offering amidst the ever-changing legal landscape in India bringing a boutique experience with in-depth knowledge of the law and a commitment to matters with senior staffing and hands-on responsibility.
The firm’s consistent conviction is depth as opposed to breadth, and doing what it knows best as opposed to doing everything.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Veritas Legal is widely recognized for its profound expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions. The firm is well versed with the regulatory complexities and issues pertaining to diverse industry sectors.
The firm believes in guiding its clients at every stage of a deal and from start to finish. The team at Veritas Legal has extensive experience in general corporate advisory, acquisitions, private equity and cross-border investments (inbound and outbound), corporate restructuring (mergers, demergers and spin-offs), strategic alliances, corporate governance and joint ventures.
Private Equity & Venture Capital
This is one of the firm’s core practice areas and the firm’s expertise extends across a wide and varied range of sectors including Real Estate, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Fintech, Retail & Franchising, E-commerce etc. The team has represented domestic and international Private Equity firms as well as numerous investee and portfolio companies, and funds in transactions at every stage. The team portrays an in-depth and sound understanding of legal and regulatory issues that concern private equity transactions from all perspectives. Regardless of the stage of investment, and whether debt or equity, the team takes pride in the ability to devise creative, commercially sound, constructive and practical solutions, with the team consistently striving to achieve the best outcome for its clients.
The team is led by qualified solicitors with experience of over a decade in the field of real estate laws in India, advising on all aspects of traditional real estate deals as well as corporate real estate investments and matters. The team is adept at advising on the entire property life-cycle, right from the initial acquisition or investment to development, leasing, and financing, right through to the final exit and has significant experience in conducting investigation of title, and drafting and negotiation of real estate documentation.
The team at Veritas Legal has advised several clients not just in relation to acquisition of land parcels in Maharashtra, but across India, with the help of local counsel, on matters ranging from joint ventures and developments, to agreements relating to hotel operations and management, internationally branded residential projects, long term leases as well as domestic and offshore investments in real estate ventures in India. Apart from the above, the team also advises on legal issues relating to land use and development, and other regulatory issues.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
The team represents clients on Civil and Criminal matters alike, including White Collar Crimes. The team’s expertise extends to various fora across the country, including but not limited to the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts of India, National Company Law Tribunal, Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Securities Appellate Tribunal, Sessions Court, Magistrates, Tribunal (SAT), BIFR, AAIFR, City Civil Courts, Small Causes Courts, Enforcement Directorate and Consumer Forum. The firm has also advised on various arbitrations including Domestic Arbitrations and International Commercial Arbitrations governed by alternative global principles of law.
The firm’s clients range from multinationals and professional organizations to high profiled individuals and local organizations, to count a few. The team services its clients from inception till the end, providing innovative solutions to the most challenging problems, wherever and whenever they occur. The team is well-versed with the nuances of the court system, and is able to effectively advise and assist clients on the entire lifecycle of a litigation matter.
White Collar Crime
The firm has represented individuals and multinational companies across sectors, addressing complex and sensitive issues pertaining to economic offence, fraud, anti-corruption, money-laundering and whistle blower complaints. The team has extensive experience in advising clients on preventative measures designed to reduce the risk of civil and criminal prosecutions. The team’s expertise extends to various fora across the country, including but not limited to the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts of India, Enforcement Directorate, Serious Fraud Investigation Authority and National Financial Reporting Authority.
The team supports clients from the bottom level of the judicial hierarchy all the way till the Supreme Court, whether the matter is at the police authority level or at the charge-sheet stage, and assists and advises on strategies to avoid arrests and attachments. Whether it involves anticipatory measures, or anticipating the moves of the prosecutor in advance, the team specializes in making effective defenses in order to mitigate chances of attachments. The team’s experience coupled with extensive network of well-qualified and experienced professionals, allows the team to provide clients with advice covering the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of compliance issues and investigations wherever they may arise.
The firm advises and assists clients on a wide gamut of competition law issues such as merger control; anti-competitive agreements; abuse of dominant position; analysis of commercial agreements, licensing and distribution arrangements; analysis of sector specific policies and market studies to identify competition concerns; competition advisory; competition compliance and trainings. The team also provide counselling and strategies for anti-trust risk management.
The firm also advises clients across sectors including information technology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, media and telecommunications, energy, real estate, and petrochemicals with respect to both regulatory and compliance issues, having acted for both acquirer and target companies as well as merging entities in connection with obtaining merger clearances from the Competition Commission of India.
Banking & Finance
The firm has an extensive experience in Banking & Finance. The firm’s lawyers have advised on a wide range of financial products, including securitization, financing, external commercial borrowings, syndicated lending and structured products, distressed assets and debt restructuring. The regulatory framework of the banking sector is constantly evolving, and with an in-depth understanding of the complex legal and regulatory framework, the firm offers its clients practical timely guidance befitting their requirements. With the combination of the team’s experience and innovation, the firm also specializes in financial technologies.
The firm’s Private Client practice consists of experienced professionals, who are prudent in understanding issues relating to the complexity of family function, generational differences and ambitions. The practice also integrates liaising with various service providers in multiple jurisdictions in order to provide holistic solutions for resident and non-resident Indians having global assets. The firm has demonstrated seamless navigation in the interplay of multiple jurisdictional laws for clients with global assets.
Labour & Employment
The firm’s broad client base includes employees and employers alike, viz. senior executives, senior employees, professionals and more junior employees within all industry sectors, including investment banking, private equity, legal, accountancy, insurance, sports, media, technology, energy, retail and education sectors. The team is proficient at advising on contentious and non-contentious matters, with a focus on providing practical, user-friendly solutions tailored to the client’s risk appetites and values.
The firm’s range of offerings include advising on corporate employment matters and labour disputes. The team is adept at advising clients on matters involving transfer of employees under a business transfer, drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various kinds of agreements between employers and employees/consultants/ retainers, enforceability of non-compete clauses in employee agreements and structuring ESOP policies and plans for different levels of employees, both in India and overseas.
On the disputes’ side, the team has represented both individuals and companies in civil and criminal matters including disputes under the various labour legislations prevalent in India, and matters relating to data theft by employees, sexual harassment at the workplace, payment of dues and labour unrest and whistle-blower complaints.
Projects & Infrastructure
The firm’s lawyers possess multi-sector experience in advising on matters in the projects and infrastructure space. The team has vast experience in advising developers, sponsors, contractors, domestic and foreign investors, multilateral agencies, governmental agencies, banks, non-banking financial institutions, amongst others, with investments, exits, project financing, project development, bid process, structuring, project contracting, regulatory issues, public-private partnership, contractual advisory etc.
The firm has advised clients on various aspects of greenfield and brownfield projects, including implementation, procurement and operational issues. The lawyers at Veritas Legal are adept in evolving solutions which cater to the client’s diverse needs as well as the continuously evolving regulatory framework specific to the sector in question.
The firm offers expertise across sectors including energy (renewable and non-renewable), ports, airports, transmission, roads, railways, urban infrastructure, oil & gas, mining, logistics, water and waste.
Restructuring & Insolvency
The firm has been advising various domestic and international banks, multinationals and non-banking financial companies on insolvency and restructuring related aspects. The team comes with years of experience in the commercial and litigation aspects in insolvency and restructuring space. The firm handles matters across a wide range of sectors and is well versed with the complexities of the regulatory environment across these sectors. The firm’s services include legal and commercial advice on various issues including corporate restructuring, corporate insolvency, resolution planning, and negotiated settlements.
In matters concerning bankruptcy, recovery of distressed assets and security enforcements, the restructuring and insolvency team works closely with the dispute resolution team to provide seamless and integrated service.
Data Protection, Privacy & Security
Veritas Legal brings in significant expertise with its wide-ranging experience in advising domestic and international companies operating across various industries such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, insurance, consumer goods, internet service providers etc. The team has attained thorough understanding of the workings of these industries and their complex aspects and issues pertaining to data protection and privacy.
The firm’s services include advising clients on issues involving transfer of sensitive data, security breaches, developing pro-active measures to address data privacy issues, drafting and negotiating agreements and consent forms, advising on special IT settings, such as cloud storage and data warehousing services. The team also prepares tailor-made privacy and security breach policies for Indian subsidiaries of international companies.
Private Equity in Real Estate
Private Equity in Real Estate (PERE), unlike traditional private equity investments, is nothing but an investment in the business of real estate, which is manifested by investments in entities with underlying real estate assets. The liberalisation of investment norms, coupled with a burgeoning real estate market in India, has resulted in an increasing number of transactions in this space, and the team at Veritas Legal possesses the requisite experience, skill-set and knowledge to guide clients in such matters.
While the firm has significant experience in investment transactions, the firm also has rich experience in real estate transactions of all types. In fact, the firm has a dedicated team of partners and associates who have a special focus on PERE, which combines two core practice areas of the firm, and is equipped to advise on all stages of any PERE investments.
This includes advising on structuring such investments, advising and assisting with the documentation, both on the corporate as well as real estate front, evaluation of title, advising on regulatory aspects, and guiding clients through the post-closing regulatory and other compliances. Furthermore, many real estate matters involve disputes which require to be litigated, and that is when the firm’s litigation team also gets involved. This combination of separate disciplines and expertise offers the firm’s clients a unique and holistic perspective in such transactions, and also obviates the need for multiple advisors.
Private Equity & Venture Capital, Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime, Competition, Banking & Finance, Private Client, Labour & Employment, Projects & Infrastructure, Restructuring & Insolvency, Data Protection, Privacy & Security, Private Equity in Real Estate