Number of partners: 10
Number of associates: 75
Languages: English, Hindi
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. This network of alliances gives 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 under one umbrella. With over 100 professionals including lawyers, insolvency professionals, chartered accountants, company secretaries, cost accountants, MBAs and engineers, the firm is adept in handling complex legal and financial matters. The firm has been recognised as the leaders in restructuring and insolvency and widely acclaimed for banking and finance, capital markets and securities, infrastructure, corporate advisory, telecom and dispute resolution by leading publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm offers comprehensive service in Insolvency practice and corporate restructuring which include:
■ Strategising 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 bond holders
■ 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 bi-lateral 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 strong commercial litigation team, with knowledge in all forms of dispute resolution. The firm has handled litigation of complex nature and holds a track record of handling 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 of 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 organisations for registration of OSP licenses and obtaining NOC from DoT/GOI for different services.
Intellectual Property Rights:
The team assists and advises on protection of intellectual property rights including matters related to patents, trademarks, copyrights with in depth knowledge and understanding of the healthcare, food and pharmaceutical industry.