Practice Area
  • Project Finance
  • Projects
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Real Estate
  • Disputes Resolution and Advisory
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws

Project Finance

We have established ourselves as a leading firm in the APAC region in the Project Finance domain. With the help of our deep functional expertise within this domain, our team operates at the industry’s forefront with capabilities of analysing and decoding innovative finance products across the world. From structured finance and bank lending transactions to structured syndicated transactions, we help our clients navigate complexity in an increasingly inclusive yet highly regulated globalized market and help them untangle the loops to present a comprehensible framework for evaluation and structuring. We deliver and render services across the full spectrum including corporate debt, project finance and trade finance as well as debt capital markets. We have, on various occasions, been featured in the league tables for top law firms in project finance in the Asia Pacific region. Our lawyers have advised on the regulatory regime for entry of foreign banks, compliance norms, aligning the international banking practices with the Indian law, payment and settlement mechanism, regularizing internal monetary systems of corporates and warning systems for corporates operating on the borderline of financial services sector.

Additionally, our lawyers routinely advise on high-profile deals while assisting our clients in choosing the best financial products. We are well-known for handling multijurisdictional transactions with the assistance of our network of acclaimed international law firms. We also advise on a wide gamut of funding related transactions from restructuring of debts, hybrid facilities, promoter funding, acquisition finance to recapitalizations, overseas borrowing agreements and take-out financings to assetbased lending facilities.

Our clients include the top public & private sector banks, financial institutions, multinationals and non-banking financial companies. Built on the extensive industry experience of our senior lawyers, our clients choose us when quality and value are their highest priorities.

Project Finance: Tanuj Sud

Projects

At Gravitas Legal, we tend to see things that may potentially disrupt any contractual relationship and help safeguarding balance of equity and efficiency right at the inception. We ensure true value creation by handling transactions from inception to completion giving our clients a one-stop, turnkey service. We assist our clients right from the stage of acquisition of appropriate real estate, execution of EPC contracts, O&M contracts, power purchase agreements, concession agreements, off-take agreements, interface agreements, emissions purchase agreements, direct agreements and sponsor support agreements. Our lawyers also address current challenges and future goals by focusing on our client’s most critical issues and opportunities thus helping them understand their objectives and their approach to the project. We have advised both the owners and developers on matters relating to risk allocation and regulatory issues. Our lawyers are known for their intricate understanding of international practices and standards

This has enabled us to handle some of the largest EPC assignments by providing the right blend of such standards/norms with Indian law in the contract formation process. Our multidisciplinary approach coupled with our substantial experience in the development and financing has helped in providing insightful advice on tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and purchase and sale of transmission related assets. Our nationwide real estate group represents clients in acquisitions, dispositions, development, issues in relation to rehabilitation and resettlement, leasing and financing and land development projects. The Firm prides itself on managing deals of power producers (both renewable and non-renewable) including in relation to captive power projects, distribution licensees, and transmission licensees.

Projects: Tanuj Sud , Varij Sharma

General Corporate Advisory

At Gravitas Legal, we realize how integral good corporate governance is in determining the success of organizations in overseeing business activities and attracting investments from the investor community. We ensure complete transparency, exemplary quality, supported with a smooth workflow and legal setup which will help manage your day-to-day legal issues, corporate transactional and advisory matters, commercial contracts, secretarial (statutory) filings and documentation. .
Our expert legal team has worked closely with a number of iconic organizations, corporations, institutions and government bodies by providing sound advice and topnotch support relatable to each business including corporate law, securities law, foreign exchange laws/regulations and employment laws.

We help you familiarize with and understand the entire spectrum of civil laws, including corporate and commercial laws. We advise on matters of corporate governance and best practices, reporting, and disclosure requirements applicable to different types of organizations. Our services also include conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating contracts as well as assistance in handling day-to-day legal, compliance, risk and operational issues as well. Our practitioners have also assisted clients with court administered mergers, incubations, corporate arrangements, frameworks, and charters, as well as drafting documents such as the Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association etc.

General Corporate Advisory: Varij Sharma

Mergers & Acquisition

At Gravitas Legal, we have built a robust M&A practice combined with exceptional experience and expertise on transactions across industries and borders with a growth strategy that will surely fulfill your marketing goals. We serve a variety of clients ranging from investment banks, multinationals and large corporate groups who have been assisted by us at various stages of merger and acquisition deals.

We undertake term sheet reviews, tax planning, corporate and real estate due diligence, methods business structuring, evaluation of environmental risks and liabilities and assessment of regulatory framework applicable to the relevant business model, so as to guide our clients through every stage of a deal which allows them to identify and address legal concerns at the outset.

Mergers & Acquisition: Varij Sharma

Real Estate

The Firm has been working with several leading real estate companies for years which has helped build an intricate understanding in the real estate sector along with deal-making. Our solutions are aimed towards enhancing the processes, in order to provide a costefficient and competitive advantage for your organization.
At Gravitas Legal, we have a dedicated team of professionals in place, specializing in and exclusively working on real estate transactions. The Firm has regularly advised and assisted real estate developers, institutional lenders, property investment funds focused on investments in the real estate sector and other investors in all aspects of real estate development and financing in this space. The depth of the firm’s practice encompasses every aspect of property transactions across various states including acquisition by regulatory authority, local laws and enactments, workouts of distressed properties, due diligence, sale-purchase, leasing, pre-post construction negotiations and clearances, land use, land contiguity assessment, stamp duty, registration, mutation as well as maintaining compliances under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

Real Estate: Varij Sharma

Disputes Resolution and Advisory

At Gravitas Legal, we have some of the most respected legal minds in their fields who help clients resolve matters and protect their business interests – through mediation, arbitration, and the Courts. Our strategies for dispute resolution have ensured time bound achievement of objectives for our clients despite India being a unique jurisdiction for pursuing litigation based legal remedies.
We represent our clients in the ordinary courts and courts of arbitration in order to settle disputes, including all judicial and quasi-judicial forums ranging from tribunals, commissions, district courts, high courts to the Supreme Court. Whenever a dispute arises, our team of responsive, responsible and highly professional lawyers applies skillful lateral thinking to reach the very best resolution for our clients.

We are familiar with every conceivable scenario involved in using the various types of dispute resolution models and are therefore able to offer highly qualified advisory services and ensure our clients the best possible basis for choosing the right solution. Our understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, culture and our client’s way of doing business enables us to extend arbitration advisory services across the globe. The Firm has assisted clients in devising strategies in connection with the views to be placed in departmental enquiries and various committees of private institutions, augmented efforts of internal cells of governmental institutions for rejecting right to information requests on permitted grounds and assisting them in connection with matters listed before state information commissions and national information commissions.

Disputes Resolution and Advisory: Tanuj Sud , Varij Sharma , Rahul Gaikwad

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws

Gravitas Legal provides a comprehensive range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. We respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clientele by providing customized and flexible options. While anticipating the future needs of the clients, the firm has focused on developing areas of law (such as the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016).

The attorneys and support staff provide professional advice and assist clients with the highest degree of professionalism as a team to solve clients’ legal problems, help in development decisions and strategic planning. We have represented various stakeholders and advised various banks, financial institutions, corporate entities and individuals in relation to various aspects of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws: Tanuj Sud , Rahul Gaikwad

Private Client

At Gravitas Legal, we provide our clients advice on a range of private client matters including establishing and running family offices, wealth and succession management and not-for-profit activities.

Our lawyers provide advice in relation to a number of matters such as:

  • Advice on structuring family and personal investments and assets
  • Establishing and structuring family offices
  • Family settlement agreements
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts and documents