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The firm: In 2017 Royzz & Co restructured to become a full-service law firm. It is headed by its founder and managing partner, Ms Mahua Roy Chowdhury. The restructuring has resulted in the expansion of its practice areas and, accordingly, the induction of new partners in various domains. Mr Sanjay Visen (litigation), Mr Rakesh Parik (corporate, M&A and tax) and Mr Dhaval Shah (real estate and project finance) and Mr.Suresh Balakrishnan (Insurance-OfCounsel). The firm has its offices in Mumbai, Delhi,  Chennai and Pune, and the fifth additional office in Mumbai (Fort area) for supporting its litigation practice. The firm is skilled in commercial dispute resolution and technology transaction while  retaining its core strength in IP inlcuding Patent drafting and prosecution. The firms practice have vast experience in 'India entry' and supports in all logistics for the same.

Areas of practice: Litigation and dispute resolution: the team has been successful in unprecedented litigation, including related to complex technology. Royzz & Co's team of attorneys are qualified and experienced engineers and scientists, thus they can easily relate to and provide pragmatic solutions in contentious issues related to varied and complex technology. The team have been successful in several software infringement dispute resolution as well.

The team is also equally skilled in arbitration and mediation and has handled complicated contractual disputes involving diverse technologies.

The team has been involved in the establishment of a leading luxury automobile company as a well-known trade mark in India, received the relief of John Doe order against the counterfeit sellers from Delhi High Court, as well as being involved in the revocation of patents in different forums.

The team has successfully procured interim injunction orders for infringement of trade marks against 20 defendants in a joint suit from the Delhi High Court.

The team continues to assist a leading MNC software company regarding the enforcement of its and various rights in its products.

It successfully resolved a software infringement dispute against a leading software company for a multimillion-dollar claim wherein it challenged an audit report of a leading global auditing firm.

It was also involved in strategic advisory and representation in commercial arbitration, wherein the dispute was regarding a boot contract for providing filtration technology and services between two companies and a claim of multimillions of dollars.

General corporate: the team has been involved in advising, structuring and strategising various acquisitions including  acquisitions of technology, spin-offs and acquisition of stakes by investors.

The team has also advised in relation several Indian Entry including Tax and regulatory norms, downstream investment and FDI guidelines related to the same.

The Corporate team supports transaction including JVs, appointing distributors and Franchisees and has experience in vast Licensing agreements.

Intellectual Property: Royzz & Co, before being restructured to a full service firm, was a leading IP & IT Boutique firm and evolved to become a full service, which was a natural growth encouraged by its diverse clients and track record of success in  litigation, dispute resolutions and handling complex transactions.

The team has Patent Attorneys and Agents from various domains like Electronics, Software, Life Science, Chemical, Mechanical, Automobile, Biotech. The firm has clients like Indian Institute of Technology, several international universities and MNCs as its Clients for Patents.

The firm has a huge portfolio of Trademarks and Copyrights. Its team was thus the pioneer in developing an indigenous web based software for IP Management. The firm created a new software DDfact , which manages the portfolio of client virtually.

Technology, media and telecommunication: the team advises TV Channel, Celebrities, Advertising & Media companies, Content Studios and several Companies  for their brand endorsements, including disputes related to the same.

The team advises its client including for necessary compliances in broadcasting, acquisition of content and licensing contents. Conducting due diligence and negotiating agreements is part and parcel of this practice area.

The firm represents several multinational IT companies is resolving its cyber security disputes and represents them in several forums. It is supported by its lawyers who are electronics and software engineers too.

The team successfully contested a matter related to bundling and distribution of content in handheld devices at Bombay High Court.

It is representing a leading airline company in the Bombay High Court in relation to adwords in a popular search engine and diversion of online traffic.

It successfully defended a leading foreign bank in a suit a in Delhi High Court in relation to advertisement and licensing.

The firm is representing in the enforcement works of a legendary singer and a leading fashion designer in various forums.

The team successfully resolved disputes for a leading luxury automobile company against a tyre company in a licensing conflict.

Taxation: the team advised various clients on the newly introduced reforms in Indian Tax regime under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. It has expertise and experience in several companies entering India.

Insurance: Royzz & Co has evolved to be firm dealing with insurance disputes, especially related to professional liability, which is an emerging domain in India and has extensive experience in negotiating claims and allocation. It is representing several IT companies in resolving its disputes with insurance companies.

Real Estate: The team has a spectrum of experience and expertise in managing end to end advisory for major infrastructure projects including conducting due diligence and negotiating transactions for a leading multinational cafe and jewellery company across India.

Banking and project finance: the team has represented a leading manufacturing company and successfully restrained an infrastructure company from encashing performance bank guarantee.

It has expertise and experience in insolvency proceeding at various forums under the newly introduced insolvency and bankruptcy code.

Banking and project finance: the team has represented a leading manufacturing company and successfully restrained an infrastructure company from encashing performance bank guarantee.

It has expertise and experience in insolvency proceeding at various forums under the newly introduced insolvency and bankruptcy code.

  • Number of lawyers: 30
  • Languages
  • English
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Gujarati
  • Marathi
  • Malayalam
  • Member
  • IBA
  • INTA
  • APAA

Above material supplied by Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law.

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