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Singhania & Co

Work +91 9819332365
Fax 011 4052 8340
Hyderabad, London, Mumbai, New Delhi

The firm

Singhania & Co was established in 1969 by Mr DC Singhania, a veteran of the Indian legal industry with vast experience of over four decades in commercial laws, arbitration (both national and international) and litigation. Since then, the firm is recognised as one of the oldest and consistently practicing law firms in India.

The firm has a proud legacy of having long-standing professional relationships with its clients which range from MNCs, large public companies, private companies, high commissions, government bodies, etc. The firm’s expertise in power projects and legal advice on bid documents is highly valued by the clients. The breadth of the firm’s practice includes admiralty, anti-dumping, aviation, arbitration and dispute resolution, banking, securities and financial services, corporate and commercial, infrastructure, intellectual property, joint venture and technology, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer, project financing, capital markets, private equity and funds, securitisation and structured finance and taxation laws.

The firm has experience in multiple jurisdictions such as India and UK and aims to deliver quality service to its clients through foreign collaborations and joint ventures. The firm has assisted many Indian ventures of UK and EU companies since 1990 and it continues to facilitate diverse trade rights including trading, manufacturing, outsourcing, technology transfers and services between UK and India. In the UK, Singhania & Co is on the panel of various banks and building societies such as Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, India Infrastructure Co. UK Ltd., State Bank of India, Canara Bank and several other prominent institutional lenders. This position has been beneficial to its clients when dealing with international finance and External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs).

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial: its team consistently advises clients on laws related to: advisory services/legal opinion on issues related to SEBI, company law, foreign exchange laws, consortium formation, legal restructurings, and other corporate laws; shareholding patterns, drafting and vetting of shareholding and JV agreements; liasoning with registrar of companies, company law board, Reserve Bank of India, SEBI; and undertaking statutory and regulatory compliances on behalf of clients.

Its team of corporate law experts regularly counsel both public and private companies in matters and other issues that they encounter in their daily business.

Arbitration and dispute resolution: its team of lawyers regularly provide the following dispute resolution services: mediation and conciliation; domestic and international arbitration; enforcement of awards in India; and enforcement of awards outside India.

Energy: it provides the following services on energy laws to its clients: power purchase agreement; advice relating to development, construction, operation and maintenance, transfer and termination; advice on private participation construction contracts; advice and negotiating financing and related documentation; risk management; sponsor support guarantee; supply and off-take contracts; production contracts; and advice on supply of LNG.

Intellectual property: its IP team services the clients on the following: registration renewal of trade/service marks, copyrights, patents and designs; initial investigations into potential patentability of inventions; license agreements; merchandising agreements; domain name disputes; infringement; and counterfeit product investigation/seizure.

Mergers and acquisitions: M&A; conducting due-diligence; managing negotiations; preparation and finalisation of agreements; liaising with requisite authorities for necessary permissions; execution and completion of the transaction; and advice relating to the Takeover Code.

Capital markets, private equity and funds: asset management; banking regulation; bank mergers and acquisitions; consortium lending; debt securities; development financing; establishment/closure of banking office; floatation; foreign exchange; leasing and asset finance; loan documentation; management buyouts; private placements; public offerings; restructuring and compliances; securitisation of movable and immovable assets; stock exchange listings; trade finance; and venture capital fund.


Other officesAhmedabad

Number of lawyers 60-65

at this office 25

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