Firm Profile > Parinam Law Associates > Mumbai, India
Parinam Law Associates Offices
4th Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg
Parinam Law Associates > Firm Profile
Parinam Law Associates is a multi-specialty law firm with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. Parinam has 12 Partners and approximately 85 attorneys who cater to the needs of the clients across various segments and practice areas. The Firm brings value in all its engagements with the clients with its experienced team structures across offices.
The Firm comprises of talented and industrious teams formerly with ALMT Legal, J. Sagar Associates and SKJ Legal. Firm’s partners have been advising domestic as well as international clients in various high stakes and complex matters and the association with such clients has been nurtured over a long period of time.
The Firm regularly advises clients on various streams of law including civil and criminal dispute resolution, regulatory and white collar crime, arbitration, corporate advisory, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and real estate. Parinam has a robust practice in certain niche practice areas such as its dispute resolution and securities regulatory practice, a practice which the partners have individually developed for nearly 20 years. Firm’s expertise is also spread across specific areas such as media and entertainment law, securities law, labour and employment law.
Brief Overview of the Firm’s Practice Areas
Banking & Finance:
Parinam team is experienced in advising and representing various banks (domestic and international) and non-banking finance companies. The team has been advising on varied transactions including external commercial borrowings / foreign borrowing, structured finance, derivatives and regulatory issues. Parinam is engaged by banks in connection with primary and secondary investments and other regulatory compliances with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) and the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”) Guidelines.
The team advises international as well as domestic clients on a range of issues pertaining to Competition Law inter alia including the enforcement aspect (cartel investigations and abuse of dominant position), merger control, competition audit and issues pertaining to compliance. The Firm also regularly represents it clients in competition law related matters before the Competition Commission of India and the Supreme Court.
Corporate & Commercial:
The Firm has been retained by clients in matters pertaining to corporate advice. The team has been handholding the clients and providing solution-oriented legal advice and support to in-house legal counsels. The corporate and commercial practice of the firm entails company formations, contractual documentations, agreements, advice on exchange control regulations, international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and management buyouts. The Firm provides single window service for start-ups and entrepreneurs which provides assistance in entity selection and creation, advice on licences and operational structuring and drafting of various contracts such as NDAs, MSAs, SLAs, Distribution Agreement, Manufacturing and Supply Agreement, Franchise Agreement, Shareholder’s Agreement, Investment Agreement, Technology Transfer Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement etc.
The Firm has also been advising angel investors and funds.
Dispute Resolution practice is a niche practice area of the Firm. The team has handled many challenging cases and is actively involved in matters in various fora. Parinam has advised and assisted in matters before the Supreme Court, various High Courts, City Civil and District Courts, Sessions Courts, Consumer Courts, Small Causes Court, Family Courts, Consumer Forums pertaining to various civil, criminal and commercial laws.
The team also regularly handles matters relating to protection of the minority shareholders against oppression and mismanagement, sanction of schemes of arrangement between listed and unlisted companies etc. before the National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (“NCLAT”).
The Firm has a specialized team handling various arbitrations (domestic and international). The Firm has been representing clients in institutional arbitrations and arbitrations held under the aegis of the stock exchanges.
The Firm regularly advises clients in white collar matters. Parinam regularly advises clients in proceedings before various tribunals including arbitral tribunals, statutory authorities under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2005. The Firm regularly advises clients in matters before the Directorate of Enforcement, PMLA Tribunal, Special Courts, Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Central Bureau of Investigation. The team specializes in handling securities and regulatory disputes and litigation before the SEBI, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (“SAT”) and other such tribunals.
Intellectual Property and Information Technology:
Parinam’s intellectual property law practice encompasses patent and trademark search, advice and assisting on registration of trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, handling objection, opposition and rectification proceedings. Parinam has also assisted clients in licensing of intellectual property in various industries such as film and television, jewellery and lifestyle brands and products, defence, consumer goods etc. The Firm specializes in entire IP Portfolio Management including filing of PCT application, national phase application, payment of annuities in different countries, handling patent examination, filing of trademark application in various Member States of Madrid Protocol and System.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy:
Parinam handles matters before the NCLT as well as NCLAT in matters relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Parinam has also assisted financial and operational creditors through the insolvency process. Parinam has also assisted clients in acquiring assets / businesses as part of the resolution process.
Labour & Employment:
Parinam has assisted clients in a gamut of matters pertaining to Labour and Employment. Parinam’s USP is that we assist the client from initial advisory work, through internal compliance requirements. Parinam also represents clients before the labour court/ industrial tribunal/ labour authorities.
Parinam also regularly advises clients on various laws pertaining to employee provident funds.
Parinam regularly assists domestic and multi-national companies in drafting contracts, employee handbooks and manuals, and has also advised them on termination issues and procedures, compliance and regulatory matters under both central and state legislations, contract labour, pension and other social security benefits. Parinam has extensive experience in setting up ESOPs and structuring trusts for this purpose. The team from Parinam has acted as external members of ICCs of various entities set up under POSH law.
Matrimonial Disputes and Custody:
Parinam represents clients in matrimonial and custody matters. Parinam is engaged by various clients in matters pertaining to divorce, judicial separation, alimony and adoption matters.
Media & Entertainment:
Parinam has a robust and growing media and entertainment law practice. Parinam regularly advises various production houses on structuring of film deals and has also acted as production counsel for various projects. Parinam represents various celebrities on documentation pertaining to endorsements and film/ media projects.
Parinam has developed competence and expertise in a relatively niche area of digital media with specific focus on Video-On-Demand platforms and content developed in relation to such platforms.
Trusts and Estates:
The team has vast experience in advising clients on wills and codicils. Parinam is assisting clients in matters pertaining to obtaining probate, letters of administrations and succession certificates, besides setting up family trusts.
Private Equity and Fund Structure:
Parinam has experience in private equity and fund structuring having advised private equity and venture capital funds on various aspects of transactions beginning with term sheet review, due diligence, investment structuring, drafting and negotiating necessary documentation and shareholder agreements. Parinam also has extensive experience in optimally structuring on shore and off-shore funds.
Property and Real Estate:
Parinam has diverse and versatile experience in real estate and property related matters. Parinam provides documentation and advisory services on property related matters including acquisition of property, structuring, investments in real estate and has been involved in matters ranging from land audits, due diligence exercises, giving opinions on title and encumbrances, to drafting conveyances, sale deeds and related ancillary documentation for flats and offices and undertaking contracts for engineers, building construction, management and development, re-development, society formation, deemed conveyance and related issues. Parinam has a successful retail and leasing practice and advises clients on a pan-India level.
Parinam has an active practice on the regulatory platform which involves complex and high-stake matters before the SAT, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Parinam represents parties challenging regulatory action by the SEBI, the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India and the stock exchanges. Parinam advises clients in matters pertaining to SEBI and SFIO investigation.
The team from Parinam has represented regulatory and autonomous bodies such as the SEBI, NSDL, AMFI and BSE before the SAT and the Supreme Court. The team from Parinam has represented parties in various landmark matters like the Satyam scam, the IPO scam, Home Trade scam, determination of negative control & veto rights, insider trading cases, P Notes and GDR issues, etc.
Shipping and Maritime:
Parinam has represented charterers and ship owners in matters involving arrest of vessels and enforcement of mortgage claims. The shipping practice also involves due diligence for sale and purchase of vessels, drafting pleadings for all levels of proceedings, attending hearings, preparing for trials, general advisory work etc.
Parinam’s securities advisory practice entails advisory work on structuring of corporate transactions from the perspective of various securities laws such as listing regulations, takeover regulations, insider trading regulations or prevention of fraudulent trading in securities and various other regulations applicable to market intermediaries.
Parinam regularly assists in drafting and vetting of internal mandatory codes and rules for listed entities, market intermediaries and professional bodies including the framework of compliance under the listing regulations and insider trading regulations. Parinam also assists regularly in drafting and vetting of contracts pertaining to market intermediaries. The Firm is advising various clients in relation to the minimum public shareholding requirements and various modes of bringing down the promoter shareholding in the company.
Parinam has advised various market intermediaries such as stock-brokers, investment advisors, alternative investment funds, foreign portfolio investors on registration processes and compliance of regulatory frame-work applicable to them. The team has earlier undertaken fraud and compliances audit for multinational funds. The team has been involved in getting the licenses and registration for various funds, investment advisors and research analysts.