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Veritas Legal

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Managing Partner: Abhijit Joshi
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 44
Languages: English, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Veritas Legal is a firm consisting of experienced professionals. The firm has grown in strength and has been involved in over 100 noteworthy M&A and private equity deals, and more than 500 litigation filings in various judicial forums across the country.

The firm and its members have been named and ranked in India Business Law Journal, the RSG India Report 2017, Chambers & Partners (Asia-Pacific and Global Guides), IFLR1000, Benchmark Litigation, Asialaw Profiles and ALB (Thomson Reuters), in addition to being mentioned in Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Venture Intelligence league tables for India.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Litigation
Real Estate
Retail & Franchising
Competition Law
Banking & Finance
Private Client
Restructuring & Insolvency
Data Protection & Privacy

Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm is well versed with the regulatory complexities and issues around diverse industry sectors and has extensive experience in general corporate advisory, acquisitions, private equity and cross-border investments (inbound and outbound), corporate restructuring (mergers, demergers and spin-offs), strategic alliances, corporate governance and joint ventures.

Private Equity:
The firm has been involved in various transactions across a wide range of sectors such as real estate, pharmaceuticals, fintech, retail, FMCG etc. The team has represented various private equity firms as well as various investee companies and funds having an in-depth and sound understanding of legal and regulatory issues that concern private equity transactions from all perspectives.

Dispute Resolution:
The firm has been extensively engaged in civil, criminal and commercial law disputes through litigation before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and other tribunals such as the National Company Law Tribunal, Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Securities Appellate, Sessions Court, Magistrates etc. in India. The firm also advises clients on alternative dispute resolutions within and outside India. 

Litigation:
The firm has been extensively engaged in civil, criminal and commercial law disputes through litigation before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and other tribunals such as the National Company Law Tribunal, Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Securities Appellate, Sessions Court, Magistrates etc. in India. The firm also advises clients on alternative dispute resolutions within and outside India.

Real Estate:
The firm advises not just in relation to acquisition of land parcels in Maharashtra but also on matters ranging from joint developments to agreements relating to hotel operations and internationally branded residential projects, as well as domestic and offshore investments in real estate ventures in India. The firm is also well regarded for investigation of title to property as well as drafting and negotiation of land acquisition/transfer documents.

Retail & Franchising:
The firm advises on issues pertaining to real estate transactions, corporate transactions (domestic and cross-border mandates), commercial franchising matters and dispute resolution, and is well positioned to advise on regulatory compliance and operational requirements, as well as handling exchange control issues surrounding foreign franchisors. The firm is recommended for advising hotel developers, owners, operators in commercial, franchising and management agreements.

Competition:
The firm advises on a wide gamut of competition law issues such as merger control, anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, competition advisory, competition audit of business practices and preventive compliance work. This includes advising clients with respect to both regulatory and compliance issues and acting and advising both the acquirer and target companies as well as merging entities in connection with obtaining merger clearances from the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’).

Banking & Finance:
The firm has extensive experience in banking and finance ranging from advising on financial products including securitisation, financing, external commercial borrowings, syndicated lending and structured products, distressed assets, debt restructuring and specialises in financial technologies.

Private Client:
The firm’s professionals have a prudent understanding of issues relating to the complexities of family function, generational differences and ambitions. The practice also integrates with various service providers in multiple jurisdictions providing holistic solutions for non-resident Indians having global assets.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm advises various domestic and international banks, multinationals and non-banking financial companies on insolvency and restructuring related aspects, being well versed with the complexities of the regulatory environment across these sectors. The services also include legal and commercial advice on various issues including corporate restructuring, corporate insolvency, resolution planning, and negotiated settlements.

Data Protection & Privacy:
The firm advises clients on issues involving transfer of sensitive data, security breaches, developing pro-active measures to address data privacy issues, drafting and negotiating agreements and consent forms, advising on special IT settings such as cloud storage and data warehousing services. The firm also prepares tailor-made privacy and security breach policies for Indian subsidiaries of international companies.