Number of partners: 10
Number of associates: 85
Established in 1993, Dhir & Dhir Associates is a full-service law firm with a pan India presence in prime cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and strategic alliance with associate lawyers across the nation. The firm has an international presence with a representative office in Japan. Renowned for the depth and quality of its diverse expertise, the firm and its network of alliances give the benefit to the clients of a single-window service provider, to deal with all kinds of matters within the country and cross-border transactions. With over 100 professionals including lawyers, insolvency professionals, chartered accountants, company secretaries, cost accountants, MBAs and engineers, the firm’s strength lies in over 37 years of cumulative institutional experience in offering legal advice, representation in key practice areas and handling complex legal and financial matters. The firm has been recognized as the leaders in restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, banking and finance, projects, infrastructure & energy, technology, media and telecommunication, project finance, corporate/M&A, financial service regulatory and private equity by leading publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm offers comprehensive service in Insolvency practice and corporate restructuring which include:
■ Strategizing M&A transactions in distress space including its documentation and court procedure for implementation
■ Advisory and support services for the CIRP on behalf of stakeholders including financial creditors, corporate debtors, operational creditors, Committee of Creditors, Resolution professionals, Resolution applicants and bondholders
■ Preparation and execution of resolution plans
■ Assistance in raising funds from investors for restructuring, takeovers, etc.
■ Restructuring of debts owed to banks/FIs both on a bilateral basis and through various mechanisms
Corporate & Commercial/FDI:
The team offers guidance to domestic and offshore clients on matters relating to general corporate compliance including investment regulations, sectoral caps, and regulatory issues/compliance. The team is best known for its practice in M&A and takeovers, particularly in the distress asset space.
Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has a robust litigation team, which handles corporate commercial disputes in various Courts and Tribunals and holds a proven track record of handling complex cases across diverse sectors.
Banking & Finance:
The firm handles the entire spectrum of banking and finance work including due diligence on the borrowers, promoters and projects/securities, structuring transactions, drafting term sheets, transactional documents, negotiations, advising on the regulatory framework and related issues.
Capital Markets & Securities:
The firm provides assistance in raising capital in private and public companies, takeovers, initial public offerings (IPOs), private placements, renounceable and non-renounceable rights issues and other Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) related issues.
Infrastructure & Energy:
The firm has advised regulators, government entities, project developers, investors, and contractors, on commercial/transactional issues across diverse sectors including airports, power, energy, natural resources, ports, railways, roads, highways, urban infrastructure, etc.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
The firm has been advising various clients on data privacy and related issues. It is also representing TRAI before various forums such as TDSAT, SC and HC against the challenges to statutory regulations, tariff orders and directions by several service providers/operators. It is also providing legal service to different organizations for registration of OSP licenses and obtaining NOC from DoT/GOI for different services.
Intellectual Property Rights:
The firm has a robust IP law practice encompassing trade-marks, copyrights, designs, patents, domain names, confidential information & trade secrets and provide services relating to registered & unregistered IP issues including filing & prosecution of applications, oppositions and rectification proceedings, conducting market/ public searches, renewals, licensing and registered users, franchising, IP audits etc.