Defence

Defence sector in India has opened to Foreign Direct Investment. Our corporate teams can help you with Indian Entry Strategy in defence sector. We can help you put appropriate policies and strategies to translate business opportunities into actual assignments. Our arbitration and litigation teams with experience in defence sector disputes can assist you in pre-empting PPP disputes in defence at the contract stage. We advise both Government Institutions and Private Players in disputes as well as transactional manners.

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Denel (SOC) Ltd. (Government of South Africa Undertaking) – Represented the client in US$200 million multifarious court and arbitration proceedings besides representation in Debts Recovery Tribunal against Government of India in a number of contractual disputes. We challenged the appointment of Government nominated arbitrator before Supreme Court which set a precedent and subsequently introduced as an amendment in the Arbitration Act in India.

We also assisted Denel in setting up of business in India in a joint venture with an Indian partner for manufacturing.

Fabrica D’Armi Pietro Beretta S.P.A. – Advised the client with respect to their bids to various Indian Government entities.

National Instruments Corporation – Advised the client with respect to export/import restrictions on civilian use of software and devices which have dual use.

Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited – Lender’s Legal Counsel to a consortium of 5 banks funding the expansion-cum-modernization project comprising of conversion of a wet dock into a dry dock (Dry Dock II) and setting up ancillary facilities for support at the existing multi-purpose shipyard at Pipavav. The estimated cost of the Project was USD 248.76million (Rs. 1,617 Crore). The consortium included five banks viz. Union Bank of India, Central Bank of India, EXIM Bank, J&K Bank and Corporation Bank.

Raytheon Inc.-Assisted the client in their bids to Government of India and other general corporate and commercial matters relating to employment, real estate, tax, etc. Raytheon Inc. is an international aerospace and defence Company, headquartered in Waltham, Mass, USA.

Roland Berger– Drafted Technology Transfer Agreement and Contract for Supply of Parts and Services for the defence sector client of the firm/

Rolls-Royce North America, Inc. – Drafted various agreements and other requisite documents on the termination of an employee of Rolls-Royce North America, Inc.

Sabia Inc. and its Indian subsidiary for general Corporate and Commercial matters.

Sig Sauer Inc. – Advised and assisted the client for their joint venture in sales and distribution to Indian Government companies. The Firm is also advising Sig Sauer on general corporate issues related to the company’s subsidiary in India. Recently represented Sig Sauer India (a subsidiary of Sig Sauer Inc.) and its directors against Lease plan India Private Limited in various litigations including Execution Suits, Recovery Suits, and Company Petitions etc. Sig Sauer is a leading manufacturer of guns.

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