The Firm has established an enviable track record of advisory across the entire spectrum of corporate and other relevant laws, regulatory approvals & compliances, and transactional advisory to its clients, which include domestic and international corporate, listed or unlisted, other business entities, investors & investees, acquirers & acquires, private equity funds, venture capital, family offices, banks, financial institutions, multilateral financial institutions, sovereign funds. Our team comprises of highly knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and dedicated lawyers who are also well versed with the sector and technical knowledge. We provide our clients end-to-end support for general commercial contracts, legal & regulatory advice. The firm is experienced in all areas of business law, including corporate and commercial law, competition, corporate finance, government regulations, intellectual property, labour and employment, professional liability, securities, tax, commercial fraud, banking, bankruptcy and insolvency, estates and trusts, franchise and distribution disputes, administrative and public law, procurement and international trade. We provide top-notch and innovative legal strategy and transaction structuring which is commercially viable and based upon reliable, expert, cost-effective, creative and pragmatic solutions within strict timelines.
Our counsels possess experience in practicing before a wide variety of judicial fora and arbitral tribunals in a diverse array of matters including but not limited to corporate, competition, financial, real estate, consumer, criminal, taxation, financial, insolvency matters, Intellectual Property disputes, including prosecution and enforcement of rights. Our clientele consists of national and international clients including corporates, government departments and corporations, financial institutions, business houses, employers and employees, contractors, and consumers. Our founder is one of the only lawyers who has represented candidates during the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections of India held in 2017. We are one of the only firms in the country to have advised the Government of India in relation to international bilateral treaty disputes. Our Founder was associated with the esteemed and prestigious Offices of the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General of India, where he was involved in several significant matters and represented India before the International Arbitration Council, in London (White Case). We specialize in providing Client focused legal services ranging from advisory services to domestic & international arbitrations. The Firm has a successful track record in the enforcement of domestic and foreign arbitration awards. Our lawyers have significant experience in every aspect of international and domestic arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Through diverse arbitration practice, our lawyers are exposed to all kinds of disputes, thereby, catering to clients from various industries and jurisdictions.
Our team of experts provides commercially viable legal solutions with careful consideration and a comprehensive review of the existing and evolving competition law landscape. We advise on the full range of antitrust and competition law issues in the context of business operations and transactions. Our Competition/Antitrust practice involves advising and representing clients before the Competition Commission of India and the Competition Appellate Tribunal on abuse of dominance matters, cartel and bid-rigging investigations etc. Our founder's expertise in competition matters is endorsed by a plethora of clients including national and multinational corporations and organisations. Our dedicated Competition Law team, consisting of experienced lawyers, has been engaged in representing national and multi -national clients in a diverse range of sectors. The team regularly acts for complainants and for defendants in various conduct/ behavioural inquiries before the CCI and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The team also represents diverse clients before various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India in competition related matters.
The Firm’s White-Collar crime practice group represents multinational corporations and large domestic companies on matters concerning complex business, financial and economic offences including securities fraud, money laundering, bribery, foreign investment related offences, unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information, criminal defamation and matters involving contravention or violation of laws & regulations attracting criminal liability. Our experience allows us to counsel clients on strategic issues such as corrective actions and voluntary disclosures. We represent clients across all criminal fora, including trial courts, statutory bodies to the Constitutional Courts. The Firm with its vast experience and expertise, assists its clients at preventive as well as prosecution stage in white collar crimes. The lawyers at the Firm make sure that clients get the best assistance to run their businesses according to the laws of the land. It assists foreign businesses operating in the country to sail through false criminal cases filed against them to settle business disputes. The team ensures that clients are compliant with Indian and foreign law at every step of a transaction, while also putting in place a safety net in a post-transaction scenario.
Our Energy, Infrastructure & Resources (EIR) practice is a comprehensive, domain focussed legal practice which advises a range of domestic and international clients, including government entities, project sponsors, developers, construction contractors, investors, multilateral agencies, banks and financial institutions. We counsel clients in the sectors of energy projects such as oil and gas and power (conventional, renewable and nuclear) projects, infrastructure projects involving roads, ports, airports, urban infrastructure and railways and natural resources projects involving mines and metals. Within these sectors we advise clients on the entire range of legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investments (strategic, financial and private equity), financing (non-recourse project finance, structured finance and securitisation), public private partnership projects, project documentation (offtake agreements, fuel supply agreements), bid advisory, risk analysis, construction contracts, operation and maintenance contracts as well as regulatory issues pertaining to the sectors. We work extensively with other practice areas of the Firm, including tax, capital markets, intellectual property and dispute resolution to provide holistic, end to end advise to our Clients. India is at the cusp of an infrastructure boom and the EIR practice is well placed to assist clients with domain expertise, industry and regulatory insights and pragmatic legal solutions for infrastructure projects across India covering the full asset life cycle.
The IP practice at our law offices advises clients on non-contentious transactional and regulatory matters and contentious matters including IP prosecution and litigation. Our team is passionate and experienced in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and copyrights including servicing and managing the intellectual property needs and assets of clients. We have a rich IP clientele with wide range of industry sectors including media, real estate, corporates, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers etc. The highly specialized team at VKC Law Offices handles all aspects of intellectual property laws ranging from trademarks, patents, designs, copyright to geographical indications. The team has rendered services to several multinational and Indian companies across a broad range of sectors and industries on issues pertaining to registered and unregistered IP rights including trade mark, copyright, designs, domain name registration, patent, licensing and technology transfer matters, apart from management of IP portfolios. The specialised IP enforcement team comprising of experienced litigators track infringement activities against products & services of its clients and initiate appropriate legal proceedings in Indian Courts covering both the Civil as well as Criminal Law remedies.
The Firm’s tax practice offers comprehensive qualitative services across both indirect and direct taxes (including transfer pricing) covering the entire spectrum of transactional, advisory and litigation work. Our distinctive tax practice seamlessly integrates expertise in both advisory services and litigation, enabling the firm to address and offer redressal in any and all disputes that may arise. We are equally adept on indirect and direct tax our integrated taxation practice serves a diverse client base, ranging multi-national & domestic corporations to individuals. We regularly advise clients on all tax-related aspects including tax optimization and risk mitigation. We provide tax advisory, review pending litigation to comment on the probability of success, and provide well-rounded tax representation & tax litigation services at various fora. Our team routinely renders litigation services to clients. We strategize, assist and represent clients in both adjudications as well as appellate proceedings. We regularly handle cases from the stage of appearing before Assistant or Deputy Commissioners right up-to the Supreme Court on almost every tax issue to have arisen in the country. Our team has the expertise and ability to represent clients at various fora, including the Dispute Resolution Panel, Authority for Advance Rulings and the Supreme Court of India.