• Banking & Finance
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution & ADR
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • White Collar Crime
  • Real Estate
  • Family & Estate Law
  • Labour & Employment

Banking & Finance

With the advent of digital banking and increased regulatory focus on streamlining of lending and other income generating avenues for banks, our team has kept itself abreast of such changes and acquired functional expertise in customizing, for each bank/housing finance/non-banking financial company, standardized documents for individual/retail portfolios. In addition, to facilitate long term consistency and minimize audit related risks, we specifically provide compliance checklists relatable to each kind of transaction with the objective not only that internal systems at institutions run in auto pilot, each category of borrower is met with simple, transparent and deliverable compliances.

In the more specialized, yet diverse, field of Project Finance, Gravitas Legal is a household name. Over a period of time, we have dealt with a wide range of issues surrounding conception of projects, regulatory and statutory evolution and insolvency. The documentation we prepare for each project’s financing therefore specifically caters to aspects relevant to that project and the regulatory landscape applicable to that sector. With rich experience acquired through our role in some of the country’s biggest projects, we ensure that our documentation reflects all key regulatory stipulations and is structured in a manner that equips us to interweave transaction/sector specific requirements.

Specifically, in addition to regular bilateral and multilateral financing transactions, we have been involved in novel and atypical transactions around 5\25 flexible structuring scheme, takeout finance, refinance, S4A, OSDR and SDR. Both lenders and borrowers have turned to us on a wide gamut of funding related transactions from restructuring of debts, hybrid facilities, promoter funding, external commercial borrowings and acquisition finance to recapitalizations,.

Our multidisciplinary approach coupled with our substantial experience in project development and financing has helped in providing insightful advice on, tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and structuring of disposal and monetization of assets within the confines of statutory/regulatory frameworks applicable to such transaction. Our clients include leading project developers, borrowers, public and private sector banks, financial institutions, multinationals and non-banking financial companies. With a systemized, practical, collaborative, and action-oriented approach, we have often seconded our resources to our clients’ offices to provide a single window system and ease of deliverance of our services.

Corporate & Commercial

Gravitas Legal has a robust corporate & commercial team with a deep understanding of how businesses really work. We realize how integral good corporate governance is in determining the success of any organization and in overseeing business activities along with attracting investments from the institutional investor community.

We advise clients on the whole remit of commercial work including joint ventures, private equity, strategic partnerships, cross-border collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, procurement, outsourcing, franchising and data protection. We also advise on matters of corporate governance and best practices, reporting, and disclosure requirements applicable to different types of organizations. Additionally, our services include conducting legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating contracts as well as assistance in handling day-to-day legal, compliance, risk and operational issues. Our attorneys have also assisted clients with court administered mergers, incubations, corporate arrangements, frameworks, and charters, as well as drafting constitutional documents such as the Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association and corporate authorizations.

A key part of our offering in this space is documentation for acquisition and consolidation of companies/assets as well as hiving off and carving outs. On transactions, not only would we prepare or review documentation, with the inherent passion and belief that we are equal drivers of the process, we ensure hand holding and facilitate meeting or monitoring of compliances for the transaction as well as regulatory approvals. Having been involved with several companies in different sectors, we are familiar with the operational and procedural nuances applicable to sectoral regulators as well as investment bankers and therefore present flexible and best in class solutions to challenging issues. Our expert legal team has worked closely with a number of iconic organizations, corporations, institutions and government bodies by providing sound advice and top-notch support relatable to each business including corporate law, securities law, foreign exchange laws/regulations and employment laws.

Dispute Resolution & ADR

With a high-calibre team of attorneys who represent and argue matters before Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts, National Commissions other legal forums and tribunals including arbitral tribunals, Gravitas Legal has continuously evolved and grown to emerge as a leading litigation and ADR provider to clients from diverse industry sectors. Having in-depth knowledge and understanding of technical, commercial, financial, economic and legal issues, we respond to the ever-expanding needs of our clientele by providing customized and flexible options. .

We represent our clients in commercial disputes and claims, matters involving negotiable instruments Act, Intellectual Property Rights Infringement and Protection, Franchise related issues, Insurance and personal injury claims, enforcement of decrees including foreign decrees, insolvency and corporate litigation, consumer and medico legal cases. The Firm also has extensive experience in handling revenue, land acquisition, injunction and other property related matters by virtue of its partners being on the panel of Government of NCT of Delhi and DDA. We represent clients in various criminal matters including bail matters, criminal trial, quashing petitions, representing before investigating authorities.

Our Firm has rich experience in ADR matters ranging from pre-litigation advisory and drafting of commercial agreements, petitions under Section 9 and 11 of the Arbitration Act before High Court and Supreme Court, proceedings before Arbitral tribunals, enforcement and setting aside of domestic and foreign awards, international arbitration. We have represented government bodies before Arbitral tribunals and courts related to construction and concession agreements. Our attorneys settle disputes in the most appropriate manner, whether by mediation, adjudication or expert determination.

The Firm has a wide domestic and international client base with a mix of companies, international and national development agencies, governments and individuals. 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 team has represented various stakeholders in relation to Insolvency and Bankruptcy matters as well.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Having an experienced team and a broad-based network, we have emerged as a strong legal team for matters relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Since the inception of the Code, we have attained expertise in representing corporate debtors, financial and operational creditors, insolvency resolution professionals before NCLT, NCLAT, COC, Supreme Court and other related forums.

With the onset of personal insolvency laws, our legal team has added requisite skill set in order to ensure that our delivery of services remains contemporary to the issues, relating to personal guarantors and other security providers, arising out of this domain of the insolvency and bankruptcy code. We accordingly advise our clients on various aspects relating to estate planning, earmarking of assets and mitigation of exposures accompanying inter-group and intra-group transactions.

Our team is proficient in preparation and review of restructuring proposals, resolution plans, settlement packages and compliance reports with respect to statutory and regulatory framework in respect thereof. Our dedicated team with high quality project management skills provides pragmatic advice after analyzing the risk and leaves the client with a refreshing sense of calm under pressure.

White Collar Crime

Gravitas Legal is proficient at conducting investigations across a number of industry sectors and organization hierarchies. We are extensively involved in the sphere of forensic audits/investigations, and co-ordinate with seasoned external forensic and other cross-disciplinary experts to provide the best representation to our clients.

Having worked and advised on cases related to corruption, bribery, white-collar crime, anti-trust issues, employee fraud and embezzlement, vendor fraud, management fraud, and IP theft and more, we have both in-depth understanding of the space as well as the skills required to deliver effective and regulation-specific advice. Our work spans across the entire lifecycle of an investigation. We conduct exhaustive investigations including preservation of evidence, forensic review of transactions, legal review of electronically stored information (ESI review) and interviews. Our work includes conducting internal investigations, litigation and arbitration support, anti-trust investigations and carrying out due diligence with regard to risks involved in commercial transactions.

We have assisted clients in developing both a preventive strategy including drafting & implementation of anti-corruption compliance policies as well as a responsive strategy like conducting internal investigations and initiation of proceedings at various fora in relation to corruption, fraud and money laundering related issues.

Real Estate

With the regulatory requirements and laws rapidly evolving, it has become more challenging for companies and other investors to manage their legal issues related to real estate business and investment. Gravitas Legal has been working with several leading real estate companies having presence in Delhi NCR, Punjab & Haryana, Rajasthan and other parts of India towards their legal compliances and issues.

Our team of attorneys have been advising the real estate companies ranging from title due diligence of land, facilitating purchase by way of auction from government authorities, collaborations and joint ventures and drafting of agreements including builder-buyer agreements, sale deed, maintenance agreements, stamp duty, registration, leasing, mortgage and other types of agreements with vendors, contractors, multiplexes and facilities service providers. When it comes to the purchase, sale, leasing or development of real estate property in India and beyond, Gravitas Legal has the required skill, expertise and experience needed to close the deal to our clients' best advantage.

The depth of the Firm’s practice encompasses every aspect of legal issues including Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 in relation to development of residential and commercial projects, townships and hotels. Having rich experience, our team provides legal support in dealing with disputes before all legal forums including consumer forums, District Courts, High Courts, Supreme Court, RERA and Arbitral Tribunals on behalf of builders as well as consumers.

Family & Estate Law

We have a team of specialized attorneys to deal with all your Family & Estate related issues including advisory, conciliation, mediation and litigation. We advise and provide legal services in matters relating to matrimonial disputes including divorce, maintenance, custody, and adoption for Indian and Foreign citizens. The team further provides advisory and litigation support in matters relating to cruelty, criminal breach of trust, dowry death and other criminal offences related to marriage. Gravitas Legal represents clients in matters before crime against women cell and also conducts criminal trials in matters of this nature.

Our proficiency extends to providing expert, time bound and effective assistance in large number of Estate disputes qua partition, succession, probate and letters of administration and handle various litigations in relation to dispute of Will and other Estate issues. We further assist in drafting of settlements of estate between legal heirs and suggest comprehensive mechanism to ensure that the interest of all stakeholders is suitably balanced while at the same time mitigating litigation related exposures.

The team provides advisory services in relation to creation and maintenance of properties and trust and providing pre-advisory assistance and consultation in partition of estate and issues relating to HUF and joint family properties.

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

Labour & Employment

The labour law team at Gravitas Legal are staffed by highly qualified and experienced lawyers who provide expertise in legal issues in relation to human resource management and compliance with employment laws and regulations to domestic as well as international companies.

We have assisted clients in drafting of all employment related documentation including Letter of Offer, Employment Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements. Besides handling crisis/reputational management as well as industrial and employment litigation, Gravitas Legal also provides assistance in organizational restructuring and reductions in work force. We also provide advisory services on internal disciplinary and grievance issues pertaining to employee misconduct, fraud and issues under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

We provide a wide range of services including drafting and reviewing of various employment documentation and also have hands-on-experience for legal representations and judicial defence relating to labour law disputes. Recently, our attorneys assisted in constitution and management of internal complaints committees (ICC) required under the sexual harassment laws and guided its clients in conducting inquiries and proceedings.