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

Project Finance

We are a leading firm in the APAC region in the Project Finance 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 project finance deals across various infrastructure sectors including power, roadways, hotels. 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, change, acquisition finance to recapitalizations, overseas borrowing agreements and take-out financings to asset based lending facilities. We also from time to time opine on matters pertaining to provisioning and its instance for our clients conducting business as banks or non-banking financial companies.

Our clients include the top infrastructure companies, 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

We tend to see things that may potentially disrupt any contractual relationship and help safeguard 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 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 arrangements, interface agreements, emissions purchase agreements, direct agreements and sponsor support agreements. Our lawyers also address current challenges and future goals by highlighting to our client’s most critical issues and providing plethora of mitigants 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.

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 regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and purchase and sale of transmission related assets. The Firm prides itself on managing and preparing contractual arrangements and concluding transactions for power producers, RESCO, EPC Contractor (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

India has a complex and detailed regulatory regime. 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. .

Our corporate team has enough experience to advice throughout the entire business life cycle of a corporation. Our legal team works closely with all our clients, which includes a number of iconic organizations, corporations, institutions and government bodies, by providing sound legal advice and top notch support relatable to each business including corporate law, securities law, foreign exchange laws/regulations and employment laws.

Our corporate team has enough experience to advice throughout the entire business life cycle of a corporation. Our legal team works closely with all our clients, which includes a number of iconic organizations, corporations, institutions and government bodies, by providing sound legal advice and top notch support relatable to each business including corporate law, securities law, foreign exchange laws/regulations and employment laws.

Our partner understands and appreciates the economic characteristics of various sectors and has deep expertise in the domain which helps provide specific tailor made innovative solutions to our clients.

General Corporate Advisory: Varij Sharma

Mergers & Acquisition

Over the last decade, investments in India have been steadily increasing due to the lucrative economy of the country. The same has led to a surge in the M&A transactions. We, at Gravitas Legal, have built a robust M&A practice combined with exceptional experience and expertise on transactions across industries and borders with a growth and investment strategy that will surely fulfil your marketing goals.

We continuously serve a variety of clients ranging from investment banks, multinationals and large corporate groups (both domestic and international) across the entire M&A spectrum. This includes share transactions, takeovers, joint ventures and corporate reconstructions.

We undertake term sheet reviews, corporate and real estate due diligence, 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.

Our expertise, local knowledge and track record ensures that we deliver cost-effective, deal oriented and specifically tailored high quality advice to our clients. We can deal with the demands of any M&A transaction and as a full service law firm, we can deal with every legal aspect of the transaction.

Mergers & Acquisition: Varij Sharma

Real Estate

Gravitas Legal has always provided innovative and cost-effective solutions, quality representation and bouquet of services for our clients and will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our valued clients.

At Gravitas Legal, we have a dedicated team of legal professionals, specializing in and exclusively working on real estate transactions. The Firm has regularly advised and assisted real estate developers, corporate lease holders and investors, 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, land due diligence for big projects and commercial spaces etc. We provide various real-estate services as vetting, drafting and interpretation of various types of contracts/annexure such as co-partnership, joint venture, consortium, sale deed, lease deed, general power of attorney, builder buyer agreement, special power of attorney and other legal documents, sale-purchase, leasing, pre-post construction negotiations and clearances, land use, land contiguity assessment, stamp duty, registration, mutation as well as compliances under the 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

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

Intellectual Property Rights

The world has progressed from an agricultural and industrial economy to a knowledge driven economy within a span of a century. The intellectual spectrum is expanding due to the opening of new competitive markets and the limitless territory of the internet. We, at Gravitas Legal, understand the importance of Intellectual Property of and for all our clients and therefore we regularly strive to provide advice and assistance to protect the Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights.

Our team of legal experts have assisted our Clients, both national and international with their adoption of trademarks and for conducting full trade mark availability searches and analysis. Our expertise also extends to tailoring searches and opinions as per specific industry requirements. We cater to a diverse base of clientele across multiple sectors, advising them regularly.

We prosecute and defend our client’s trade mark applications in response to the objections raised by the Trade Mark Registry and effectively represent our clients in arguments before the Registrar. We regularly advise our clients on filing oppositions as also to defend oppositions filed against our clients’ trade mark applications. Our litigation team effectively handles complex enforcement issues including civil and criminal actions for violation of trade mark rights. We also assist our clients in anti-counterfeiting action and border enforcement of their trade mark rights through the Indian Customs.

We also assist our Clients with securing a copyright on their literary works including computer programs and codes among others, dramatics including recitation and choreographic works, musical works, artistic works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engraving designs and photographs, preparing, filing & registration of Copyright Applications, assignment, transfer & license of rights, due-diligence searches, strategic advice for copyright protection, litigation & dispute resolution for copyright matters. We have also advised and assisted our Clients in matters pertaining to infringement of copyrights.

Intellectual Property Rights: Tanuj Sud , Varij Sharma , Rahul Gaikwad