Sectors

The firm has clients including established businesses and new market entrants both multinational and domestic companies. They are from following sectors.

The firm acts for global and domestic banks, NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies), institutional lenders, multilateral developmental and export credit institutions, and asset managers in understanding, observing, advising and acting upon the directives of regulators like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and SEBI. The firm provides professional expertise in transactions and advisory support for the most lucrative and safe harvesting opportunities in India. We advise and represent clients for matters falling under the Indian Contract Act, SARFAESI, Debt Recovery Tribunal, and Bank Guarantee Disputes or any other banking and finance legal requirements.

The firm’s lawyers are counted amongst top Banking and Finance Lawyers in India and represent companies in Bank Guarantee disputes and before the Courts & Debt Recovery Tribunals.

Compliance with strict liability laws and regulations is the central element of the defense sector. Singhania & Partners are specialized in Foreign Direct Investment, transaction advisory including bid process management, and concession agreements besides regular corporate and commercial matters.

With the experience in IT & Telecom, the firm is also equipped to take care of the issues pertaining to defense specific software, intellectual property protection, and communication systems. The firm has Indian and Foreign government undertakings and multinationals amongst its clients.

The education sector of India is characterized by the multiplicity of state and central laws, accreditors, and regulators. The firm provides legal services to the public and private educational institutions at all levels of the education system to help them navigate in the regulatory space of the Indian education system.

The firm assists clients on legal issues which help them meet the requirements and benefit from the emerging opportunities in the changing domestic education realm. We are aware of laws for drafting all requisite documents, getting proper registrations, compliance of all regulatory laws and rules of concerned authorities, taxation, and insurance matters, financing, dispute resolution, recovery suits, etc.

We advise domestic and foreign enterprises on packaging requirements in consumer goods, food products, and other items based on The Food Safety and Standards At, 2006, The Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011.

We opine on misleading advertisements if the same is not in accordance with the Advertising Standards Council of India Code in the food and beverages sector amongst others. We also assist in registration as importer/manufacturer, registration of labels, and other regulatory compliances prescribed under the various acts.

We further aide and advice clients in securing registrations and compliance management for drugs, cosmetics, ayurvedic, Unani and other medicinal preparations under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and through e-commerce platforms.

Our lawyers advise the clients on the licenses, legal, and regulatory issues relating to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The firm has been regularly advising varied companies regarding Foreign Direct Investments in India, Mergers and Acquisitions, Data Processing, Data Privacy, Internet connectivity, and Agreement negotiations.

We advise on cybersecurity, data protection law, IPR issues, lease deeds, structuring of investments, and transfer pricing instruments. The firm has developed an expertise and niche in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) area. We provide clients legal solutions to cope with upcoming competitive challenges in the IT industry.

We are working with several clients on regulatory issues, the establishment of e-commerce platforms, and online payment systems. We regularly receive instructions from an extensive list of IT and software companies to provide in-depth regulatory advice for their operations.

Singhania & Partners has a well-established infrastructure practice. It handholds clients from project’s initiation until its completion and throughout the years of planning, structuring innovative financings, bid transaction advisory, preparing contract documentation, handling negotiations, concession agreements, and dispute resolution. The firm has also advised on procedures and obtaining approvals from government authorities.

The firm understands the complexities involved in dealing with Government organizations and has accumulated years of experience in handling contentious and non-contentious public-private partnership matters. We have a team of the best lawyers in India to assist clients in dealing with legalities as it is witnessing the transition from Government ownership/control to increasing participation of private players for infrastructure development.

Our life sciences and healthcare team advise medical devices and biotechnology companies. We provide advice on the full range of legal issues that arise in the sector, from regulatory, and compliance strategy through to patent litigation and corporate transactions. We provide support at all stages of the product lifecycle from innovation to funding, product development, exploitation, surveillance, and enforcement.

The sector faces a raft of legal and commercial hurdles and scrutiny by local regulatory authorities worldwide that affect the ability of companies to do business in the industry. Our experienced lawyers guide the renowned life sciences and healthcare corporations and we regularly receive instructions from domestic and cross-border clients of Europe, UK, United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia.

We assist mining companies on a wide range of sector-specific matters as well as general corporate and commercial and dispute resolution aspects. We act in the matters of foreign direct investment, structuring joint ventures for mining and marketing of coal, iron ore, and other minerals.

We can help draft and review a variety of relevant agreements relating to mining to ensure the safeguarding of your interest. As mining is a labor-intensive activity, with most labor forces that operate in this industry being unionized. We can assist you in addressing industrial relations, labor, and employment matters as well. This is besides M&A expertise as a way to enter or grow your presence in the mining sector (or divesting your interests) in India.

Singhania & Partners specialize in the highly regulated energy sector. The firm keeps clients abreast with potential enforcement actions and compliance requirements. Clients include both private and public sector players including state-owned utilities, development agencies, EPC contractors, micro and mega- thermal, solar, wind, oil & gas, and hydropower project developers.

It has rendered legal advice on different models of public-private partnership, project finance issues, environment compliances, transaction advisory (due diligence, bid process management including diligence of bidders’ credential, bid the organization, preparing bid evaluation reports), administering price mechanism, drafting of power purchase/ concession/ shareholders/ fuel supply/ vessel charter agreements, licensing, anti-trust and competition, performance standards & tariffs.

We advise both foreign and domestic entities in advising start-ups in structuring their business models. We are empaneled with a number of incubation centers and Indian and foreign funding agencies aiding start-ups.

We have assisted in drafting many founders’ agreements, founder conflicts, and exits. We are aware of the issues that can arise and assist you to ensure that you have thought of all eventualities. In fundraising, we have considerable experience in negotiating from a company or investor perspective and we can give you advice based on Indian and international market practice to assist our clients in expediting the process and closing transactions in a timely manner.

We work with several e-commerce start-ups and have assisted them to meet the challenges of online sales and the legislation hovering around e-commerce including advertisement laws, Indian Contract Act, Information and Technology Act, and Foreign Direct Investment Policy.

We are an extension of your in-house legal team

The client’s satisfaction is evident from years of their association with us, more than a decade for a lot of them. We act as an extension of in-house legal teams and act as External Legal Counsel to you. Our efforts are towards being strategic partners in your growth and not to be just a law firm.

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