The firm was established by the Managing Partner in 2013 with a strong dispute resolution bend. The Firm continues to provide comprehensive services with its successful Dispute Resolution & Litigation practice. The Firm’s offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Goa as well as associate offices across India provide exhaustive services in varied areas across the spectrum.
The firm’s solution centric practice is complemented with the experience and oversight of the managing partner who leads the dispute resolution team. The teams across the country work with special focus on litigation and play an active role in matters which set precedent in India.
The lawyers of the firm prosecute and defend matter for its clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts across India along with Civil, Criminal and Special courts as well as statutory tribunals. The firm has led in diverse matters before specialized tribunals such as Appellate Tribunal For SAFEMA, FEMA, PMLA, NDPS & PBPT Act(AT PMLA), Armed Forces Tribunal(AFT), Authority for Advance Ruling, Income Tax(AAR), Authority for Advance Ruling, GST(AAR), Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling, GST(AAAR), Appellate Tribunal for Electricity(APTEL), Central Administrative Tribunal(CAT/CGAT), Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal(CESTAT), Debt Recovery Tribunals(DRT), Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals(DRAT), Income Tax Appellate Tribunal(ITAT), Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal(IPAB), Motor Accidents Claim Tribunals(MACT), National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT), National Company Law Appellate Tribunal(NCLAT), The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission(NCDRC), National Green Tribunal(NGT), Railway Claims Tribunal(RCT), RERA Appellate Tribunals, Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), The Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) and other regional and state tribunals and commissions.
Curare Legal has one of the leading Arbitration practice in India, the firm is continually retained by its clients to represent in Domestic and International Arbitration. The firm specializes in arbitration arising out of contractual disputes, invocation of bank guarantees, shareholders agreements, commercial contracts, joint ventures, construction projects, media rights contracts, recovery proceedings, development projects, bilateral treaty investments, tax matters, EPC disputes, joint venture agreements, foreign investments, consortium agreements and also for enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
The firm advises and represents key sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Biotechnology, Capital Markets & Securities, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Drug, Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Franchising & Licensing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, MSME-Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom, Media-Broadcasting & Technology/TMT, Tourism, WTO/International Trade, mining, oil and gas, metal, transportation, textiles and event management.
The firm is also frequently retained by clients for non-commercial arbitration rising out of contracts including employment disputes.
The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, provides for a complete code for conducting arbitration as well as proceedings before judicial forums and Courts.
The firm also handles proceedings for interim measures under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 as well as proceedings under Section 11 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 for appointment of Arbitrator before the Supreme Court, High Courts and Civil courts in India.
The firm also represents its clients in proceedings relating to challenge to the Award of Arbitrator under Section 34 and second appeals under Section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 before the appellate courts as well as appeals to Supreme Court.
The comprehensive arbitration practice of the firm is lead by the Founding and Managing Partner and the dedicated arbitration team has been frequently retained for its expertise in providing end to end solutions to the clients.
The firm’s team of commercial litigation lawyers comprehensively lead in providing outstanding advisory and representation to its clients.
The Commercial litigation team is retained by the clients in diverse sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Biotechnology, Capital Markets & Securities, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Drug, Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Franchising & Licensing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, MSME-Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom, Media-Broadcasting & Technology-TMT, Tourism, mining, oil and gas, metal, transportation, textiles and event management for contentious matters arising in the course of commerce including contract enforcement, mercantile documents, dispute relating to transactions of sale, lease and finance aircraft and other disputes in the aviation sector, agreements/transactions relating to properties for commercial purposes, distribution and licensing agreements, management and consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, subscription and investment agreements pertaining to the services industry including outsourcing services and financial services, mercantile agency and usage, partnership agreements, technology development agreements, technology transfer agreements, agreements for sale of goods or provision of services, exploitation of oil and gas reserves or other natural resources including electromagnetic spectrum, insurance and re-insurance, contracts of agency etc.
The landscape of Commercial litigation underwent substantial changes with the enactment of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 and subsequent amendments. The law provides for establishment of Commercial Courts across India as well as dedicated commercial division in the high courts. The legislation led to substantial amendments to the procedure for conducting trials by the designated commercial courts for adjudicating commercial disputes.
The Commercial Courts Act, 2015 provided for adjudication of applications and appeals related to international commercial arbitration to be heard by the commercial division of the High Court, mandated timely disposal of commercial disputes and appeals and provisions for summary judgments relating to certain commercial disputes.
The firm has been retained by clients for representing in commercial suits and appeals as well commercial Arbitration and judicial proceedings under Section 34 and Section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 for challenge to the commercial arbitral awards.
The firm also handles proceedings for interim measures under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 as well as proceedings under Section 11 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 for appointment of Arbitrator before the Supreme Court, High Courts and other Civil courts in India.
The firm’s consumer disputes team represents both the consumers as well as businesses in disputes relating to Consumer protection laws; the key sectors handled by the firm includes Real Estate, Healthcare, Automotive, Insurance, Telecom, Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Retail, E-commerce, tourism etc.
The primary legislation governing the arena is the Consumer Protection Act, 2019(replacing Consumer Protection Act, 1989). The firm has successfully represented clients in key areas before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), all State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and District forums across India.
The expert lawyers of the firm are regularly retained for commercial insurance claims, medical negligence, medical malpractice, real estate disputes including delay in possession, compensation for delay in possession, refund of sale consideration etc.
In the matters relating to Medical Negligence, the firm is retained by both claimants as well as Hospitals & Medical Professionals. The team of expert lawyers with decades of experience in cases of Medical Negligence also engage independent medical experts in the matters, if required.
Curare Legal’s dispute resolution team work in tandem with the Corporate & Commercial team to provide a unique holistic approach to complex disputes which arise in the key sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Biotechnology, Capital Markets & Securities, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Drug, Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Franchising & Licensing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, MSME-Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom, Media-Broadcasting & Technology-TMT, Tourism, WTO/International Trade, mining, oil and gas, metal, transportation, textiles and event management.
The prominent area of practice is the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal where matters concerning Companies Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,2016 are adjudicated.
The other important regulators and tribunals which the firm deals with include the Competition Commission of India.
The firm’s Antitrust & Competition team coordinates with the Corporate Litigation team to advises and represent on antitrust complainants and companies/opposite parties in proceedings before the Commission relating to investigation and adjudication before the CCI. The firm also represents in appellate proceedings before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal(NCLAT).
The Capital markets & Securities team acts and advises with the corporate litigation team in handling and dealing with matters before the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as well as before the Securities Appellate Tribunal(SAT) and the Supreme Court.
The firm’s respective key teams such as infrastructure also works in representing before regulators and tribunals such as Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, National Green Tribunal, statutory and regulatory bodies including the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Tariff Authority for Ports, Airport Economic Regulatory Authority, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Central and State Pollution Control Boards as well as High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
The WTO/International Trade team actively works in dealing with the matters related to Antidumping before the Directorate General of Trade remedies.
The criminal law practice works in close coordination with the white collar crimes team and handles high-profile white-collar crimes as well as criminal matters arising out of complex special laws such as PC Act/CBI, POSCO Act, UAPA, NDPS, SC/ST Act and assists and advise on investigations relating to Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI), National Investigation Agency(NIA), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Enforcement Directorate(ED), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence(DRI), Economic Offences Wing(EOW) etc.
The firm advises and represents its clients in criminal matters and proceedings relating to quashing of FIR, criminal writs, criminal complaints, domestic violence, fraud and Forgery, misappropriation of funds, violations of cyber laws, dishonour of cheques, criminal breach of trust, cheating, POCSO etc. The firm is frequently retained to conduct proceedings such as bails, criminal trial, evidence and also other proceedings such as remissions, suspension of sentence, parole, furlough, commutation etc.
The firm’s white collar teams handles Corporate Frauds, Insider Trading and Market Manipulation, Economic Offences, Serious Frauds Investigation office, Bank and Financial Institutions Frauds, Misappropriation and Siphoning of Funds, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, proceedings under Trademark, copyright and patents laws, cases under Cyber Laws-Information Technology Act etc.
The firm also handles matters relating to FEMA, COFEPOSA, SAFEMA, Narcotics and Drugs Violation under the NDPS act.
The firm has extensive experience in representing clients’ criminal matters at pan India level across different courts, including Supreme Court of India, High Courts and District Courts.
The firm is also retained to represent in appellate and revisional matters in the High Courts across India as well as appellate matters before the Supreme Court of India.
Debt Recovery & Securitization
The Debt Recovery and Securitization team deals with the Banking and Finance litigation related to recovery of debts wherein the firm represents debtors and creditors under the The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993, as well as under the SARFAESI Act,2002 before specialized tribunals established across India to recover debts due to Banks and NBFCs.
The firm represents clients before the Debt Recovery Tribunals and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals across India. It also represents parties to litigation in proceedings arising out of DRT and DRAT before the jurisdictional high courts as well as Supreme Court of India.
The firm also advises matters relating to securitisation, asset reconstruction and security interest enforcement under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002(SARFAESI Act).
The firm with its expertise in matters relating to complete proceedings under the he Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002(SARFAESI Act) as well as rules made thereunder in relation to proceedings before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate(CMM) or District Magistrate(DM) under Section 13 and 14 of the act, provides comprehensive support and services to the clients including in proceedings before the DRT and DRAT in appeal.
The leading team of lawyers in the Dispute Resolution practice handle both civil and criminal defamation practice. In Civil defamation proceedings, the courts can award damages and compensation while Criminal defamation the courts can impose punishment including imprisonment as well as fines.
Defamation is an action of damaging good reputation of a person and comprises of slander (a spoken statement damaging a person’s reputation) and libel(a published false statement damaging a person’s reputation). Defamation occurs when as person’s character or reputation is called into question by publication of a statement.
In criminal defamation, the firm represents both the complainants as well as the accused in varied cases before the criminal courts as well as in quashing, revision and appeal proceedings before the High Courts and Appeal before the Supreme court.
In civil defamation, the firm represents both Plaintiff and Defendants in defamation suits before the Civil Courts and High Courts(original side) as well as appellate and revisional cases before the High Courts as well as appeals before the Supreme Court.
Education related litigation is one of the leading areas of work of the dispute resolution team. The matters realted to Education are preferred before the specific tribunals appointed in respective states. Furthermore education related litigation is prominently dealt by High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
The firm represents educators, educational trusts and societies, promoters, parents, teachers and professors, schools, colleges, educational institutions, and universities of both Government and Private sectors before varied forums relating to disputes arising in the sector.
The firm also advises and strategizes on matters relating to grant of recognition, renewal/withdrawal of recognition; proceedings before internal committees and disciplinary proceedings against teachers, professors, other teaching and non-teaching staff in schools, colleges and universities and also represent them before tribunals, high courts and Supreme Court.
Environment related litigation is a key practice area of the Firm. The Firm represents businesses, environmental protection organisations, societies, trusts, individuals and other bodies as well as victims of environmental disasters before the National Green Tribunal, all High Courts and Supreme Court of India in matters relating to Environment Protection Act, 1986, Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, Water (Prevention &. Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 and Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
The firm advises and represents in matter relating to grant of/rejection of environmental clearance and approvals, impositions of fines and penalties as well on the issue of revocation and cancellation of environmental clearances; the firm has advised on matters relating to claims arising out of industrial accidents from claimants and victims of accidents as was as for industrial units.
The firm also advises and represents in proceedings under Biological Diversity Act, 2002 as well as all proceedings emanating thereto.
Estate & Succession
The firm’s Estate and Succession team leads in providing all rounded advise and complete representation in civil courts in matters relating to estate devolution and testamentary and non-testamentary succession.
The team works in active collaboration with the Estate & Succession team to advise and represent clients in matters relating to devolution of assets through partition, gift, formation of trusts etc. as well as matters relating to Will and Codicils. The team represents clients before the High Courts and Civil Courts for grant of probate, letters of administration as well as for succession certificate.
The firm assists on inheritance claims and represent executors or beneficiaries in relation to claims relating to disputed testamentary instruments.
The firms also leads in cases where assets or liabilities are across multiple jurisdictions in close coordination with associated attorneys and law firms relating to cross-border probate and wills.
The firm’s vast experience in estate and succession related matters which works in close coordination with the Real Estate team, the firm’s attorneys have successfully represented its clients including NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and foreign citizens before courts across the country.
Since the present statutory framework relating to succession in India is based on personal law, the firms succession law team is well versed with the varied intricacies of laws, practices and regulations regulating succession in India.
The firm advises and litigates on Hindu and Muslim personal law as well as other notable legislations such as Hindu Succession Act, 1956, Indian Succession Act, 1925 which regulate both Testamentary and Non-testamentary succession in India.
Family & Personal Laws
The family and personal law team of the firm provides comprehensive advisory and litigation service to the clients. The Family and personal laws team handle matters concerning divorce(contested and mutual consent), judicial separation, custody, adoption, domestic violence including cases relating to cross border divorce and custody cases & habeous corpus writ petitions before the High Courts and Supreme Court etc.
The team is frequently retained for representing before Family Courts, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India in matters relating to divorce, maintenance, alimony, annulment, judicial separation, child custody and property related disputes in proceedings under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, Muslim personal laws, The (Indian) Divorce Act, 1869, etc.
With substantial contentious matters of Non-Resident Indians(NRI’s)/Persons of Indian origin(PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India(OCI) relating to divorce, child custody, maintenance, alimony, property disputes etc. the firm’s private client practice is led by expert team of lawyers.
The rapid increase in international/cross border adoption, the firm also works in close coordination with the specialised adoption agencies in India which are recognised by Central Adoption Resource Authority, the firm has successfully repressed the SAAs as well as prospective parents in adoption proceedings before courts in India.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
The team of insolvency and Bankruptcy lawyers work in close coordination with teams of key sectors Aviation, Banking & Finance, Biotechnology, Capital Markets & Securities, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Drug, Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Franchising & Licensing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, MSME-Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom, Media-Broadcasting & Technology-TMT, Tourism, mining, oil and gas, metal, transportation, textiles and event management.
The advent of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 has conferred jurisdiction for adjudicating corporate insolvency with the National Company Law Tribunal and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The Firm advises, strategies and represents financial and operational creditors as well as corporate debtors before the NCLT and NCLAT as well as Supreme Court in matters relating to insolvency and bankruptcy.
The recent developments in Insolvency and bankruptcy which has been brought about by the code has provide with faster and simpler debt corporate insolvency resolution and brought in time-bound recovery resolution.
The firm works with the strategy to oversee the speedy conclusion resolution process and aims for ensuring that the provisions are for the benefit of our clients.
With the expertise in the practice area, the firm works in both voluntary and compulsory insolvency and winding up matters. The stand alone team works in the corporate insolvency resolution process with coordination with Interim Resolution Professional/Resolution professional.
The insurance sector also brings in high volume of disputes related to claims arising of contracts of insurance. While the insurance claims involving road transport sector is adjudicated before the Motor Accident claims tribunal, the claims relating to railway accidents are adjudicated by dedicated Railway Claims Tribunal, the firm represents insurance companies, private clients, vehicle owners etc. in the tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court.
Other insurance related claims arise from Life and non-life insurance policies before the consumer forums, State Consumer Commissions and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission relating to repudiation of claims, violation of insurance contracts and compensation claims.
Furthermore insurance disputes which do not fall in the ambit of dedicated tribunals and consumer forums are adjudicated by Civil Courts and High Courts(original side) in civil suits and commercial suits under the Commercial Courts Act, 2015 or by way of Arbirtation(commercial or non-commercial) under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.
The claims and contentions matters relating to Marine Insurance is overseen by the Shipping team.
The Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Practice focuses on helping a wide variety of clients to protect their IP. We lead in prosecuting claims relating to infringements, passing off claims and other similar action. The firm recognises that enforcement of Intellectual property is vital for its clients. The firm’s IP litigation team works with singular focus i.e. to ensure that IP owner’s hard work in creating the intellectual property is protected.
The firm with its lawyers and of counsels have successfully handled IP cases and represents clients in contentious matters of IP litigation trademark litigation, patent infringement, copyright litigation, IP licensing claims, domain name disputes, trade secret protection, passing off claims, false advertising, product defamation and disparagement.
The trademark dispute resolution practice comprises of prosecution proceedings before authorities and litigation before tribunals and civil and criminal courts.
The firm handles matters relating to trademark infringement, trade dress, passing off, anti-counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition cases. This includes matters for interim injunctive reliefs include ex parte orders for seizure of infringing goods in High Courts(original side), district courts/civil courts/commercial courts as well as appellate work in high court and Supreme Court of India including writ petitions arising out of orders from the IPAB and other administrative and quasi juridical authorities of the government of India.
The firm both prosecutes and defends proceedings related to trademarks as well as passing off actions for unregistered trademarks. With expertise in the IP litigation, the firm represents clients in opposition and revocation proceedings before the Registrar of trademarks as well as before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board(IPAB) and in matters relating to dispute arising out of licence agreements.
The firm also oversees domain name disputes before all major domain name dispute resolution forums including WIPO/ National Arbitration Forum and .IN Registry/NIXI.
The patent dispute resolution firm deals with a niche yet upcoming area of practice; patent related prosecution and litigation are dealt before the Controller General of patents under the Patent Act, 1970 and thereafter before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, High Court and Supreme Court of India.
The firm represents its clients in matters relating to pre-grant opposition and post-grant opposition as well as invalidation proceedings as well as revocation/rectification proceedings and appeals before the IPAB, High Court and Supreme Court.
The firm handles matters relating to Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Chemical and other Life Sciences as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical Patent matters.
With the expansion of Patent litigation, the firm also deals with matters relating to voluntary licence and compulsory licence in India.
The leading copyright practice of the firm is mentored by the Managing Partner. The copyright litigation relating to infringement of copyright of the author/owner etc. in literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, cinematograph film and sound recordings.
The firm prosecutes and defends claim arising out copyright infringement disputes as well as voluntary licence disputes before High Court(original side) and civil/commercial courts. It also represents in matters relating to grant of compulsory licence before the Copyright Board(now Intellectual Property Appellate Board/IPAB).
Labour & Employment
The firm’s leading Labour and Employment team advise and litigate for employee/s or trade unions or association of employees, the firm also represents workmen, trade unions, employee associations as well as employers, factories and businesses across various forums.
The firm is frequently engaged and instructed to handle a variety of matters relating to labour laws including Industrial Disputes act, Worker’s Compensation Act, 1923, The Trade Unions Act, 1926, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, Indian Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Factories Act, 1948, Maternity Benefits Act, 1961, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, MRTU and PULP Act, 1971, The Payments of Gratuity Act, 1972, Employees Provident Fund, Employees’ State Insurance, Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, 2013 etc.
The firm represents its clients before the quasi-judicial authorities such as Labour Commissioners as well as Industrial Tribunals, Labour Courts, internal committees, POSH Committees, High Courts and Supreme Court in varied matters relating to labour and industrial relations.
The firm also represents clients in industrial relations matters such as strike, lockout, retrenchment, settlement, closure of establishment etc.; conditions of employment such as transfer, promotion, increment, industry-cum-region basis payment, bonus etc.; termination of service matters such as discharge simplicitor, dismissal by way of punishment, constructive dismissal etc.
The firm leads in handling disciplinary matters relating to dismissal on misconduct related to duty, discipline and moral and including absenteeism, go slow, riotous behavior, theft, moral turpitude etc. and also handles complete disciplinary proceedings such as drafting show cause notices, charge sheets, conducting inquiries, advising on disciplinary action etc.
The firm has also represented on contract labour related claims including claim of contract labour for regularization etc.as well as wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and whistleblower cases.
The firm has been retained for representing in courts as well as for drafting petitions and suits, interlocutory applications, criminal complaints, legal notices etc. as has successfully represented management in industrial actions before civil courts.
The land acquisition team handles matters relating to the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 as well as the LARR Act, 2013, the firm has represented clients in a variety of eminent domain matters including challenge to constitutional validity of laws and land acquisition proceedings, notifications under the laws, Awards, for enhancement of compensation, reference & Land Appeals before the Land Acquisition collector, Reference courts, High Courts and Supreme Court as well as coordinate with the revenue authorities.
The Land Acquisition Act, 1894, stood repealed and substituted with The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013. The Land Acquisition law was a pre-constitution and pre-independence legislation enacted by the British for serving their own purpose i.e. to be able to appropriate properties of natives quickly and without any judicial or legal recourse to the landowner/occupant to challenge the acquisition. The compensation amount under the Old Act,1894 was also a meagre amount. The expropriatory and exploitative legislation, finally came to be repealed and replaced by the New Act, 2013 i.e., LARR Act, 2013.
The firm advises and represents land owners in a variety of proceedings related to The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement Act, 2013.
Municipal, Special and State Laws
The Firm’s Delhi, Mumbai and Goa offices handles contentious matters relating to State, special and local/municipal laws in respective jurisdictions.
The Delhi team advises and litigates on local and state legislations rules and corporations include proceedings related to Municipal Corporations of Delhi(NDMC/EDMC/SDMC), New Delhi Municipal Council(NDMC), Delhi Cantt Board, Delhi Development Authority(DDA), Delhi Rent Control, building bylaws relating to construction of properties, Delhi Cooperative societies, societies, NGOs, proceedings before Revenue Controller, Financial Commissioner, before the court of Lt. Governor of Delhi, BSES/NDPL, Delhi Fire rules, Delhi Land reforms, delhi land revenue code, Delhi laws special provisions, Delhi Medical Council, Delhi Metro, Delhi Nursing council, Delhi preservation of trees act, Delhi prisons rules, delhi school education act, Delhi apartment ownership act, Delhi waqf board, delhi jal board, Indian stamp act(delhi), MCOCA, National Capital Territory Of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions), delhi slum areas provisions and such similar local, state and municipal laws.
The Litigation team in Delhi also represent clients before District Courts in Delhi including New Delhi-Patiala House Courts, South & South East-Saket, North-East/East/Shahdara- Karkardooma, West/Central-Tis Hazari, North/North-East-Rohini and South-West/Dwarka as well as tribunals such as Delhi cooperative tribunal, Delhi school tribunal, Delhi tax tribunal, Delhi Waqf Tribunal, Delhi RERA Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for MCD and NDMC(ATMCD) etc.
The Mumbai team handles and oversees matters related to excise laws, cinema regulation, land revenue code, bombay police act, BMC/Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation act, bombay rent hotel lodges act, shops and establishment act, stamp act, Maharashtra apartment ownership act, Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority(MHADA), Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation(MIDC), Maharashtra Municipalities Act, Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, Maharashtra Rent Control Act, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA), cooperative societies, Bombay public Trusts act/charity commissioner etc.
The Mumbai team represents the clients in courts across the city as well in the Greater Mumbai region as well as State tribunals, including Bombay City Civil & Sessions Court, Courts at Esplanade Court, Sewree, Kurla, Girgaon, Dadar, Vikhroli, Broivali, Bandra, Andheri, Ballard Estate, Dongari, Dindoshi, Mulund, Ville Parle, Bombay Central, CST, Small causes court at Mumbai and Bandra, CAT Mumbai Bench, ITAT Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur and High Court of Bombay at Mumbai, Nagpur & Aurangabad. The firm also handles matters in courts at Thane/Bhiwandi/Dahanu/Jawhar/Kalyan/Murbad/Palghar/Shahapur/Ulhasnagar/Vashi/Vasai/Virar/Wada forming part of the Thane District and other districts such as Pune, Raigad, Nashik & Ratnagiri.
The Goa team oversees and represents clients in matters related to Panaji Municipal Corporation, Goa Administrative Tribunal, Goa Cooperative Tribunal, Goa Municipalities Appellate Tribunal and Goa College Tribunal, North Goa(Panaji/Mapusa/Bicholim/Ponda/Pernem/Sattari/Valpoi) and South Goa (Margao/Vasco-Da-Gama/Quepem/Sanguem/Canacona) Courts, as well as High Court of Bombay at Panaji, Goa, Goa Land revenue code, Goa Municipalities Act, Goa public gambling act, Goa prevention of defacement of property act, Goa excise duty act, civil code etc.
The Goa team also represents the clients before the Civil Courts and High Court of Bombay at Panaji, Goa, ITAT, Panaji, as well as state tribunals and quasi judicial authorities.
We have represented individual property owners, small businesses and large commercial developments such as developers, secured lenders, loan participants, bondholders, borrowers, landlords, tenants etc.
The firm represents clients in disputes involving purchase or sale contracts, specific performance and other fraud claims, mortgage on secured loans including foreclosure, guarantee enforcement and loan disbursement disputes, loan participations and other co-ownership arrangements including inter-creditor agreement and agent disputes.
We represent in matters relating to housing projects and other government supported projects, agreements as well as matters related to resort, hotels malls and shopping complexes as well as disputes related to management and operation of projects including issues related to common area maintenance etc.
The firm also represents clients in matters relating to title disputes, leases, proceedings including eviction and forced ejection as well as interpretation of leases, enforcement of covenant, tenant claims, rent revisions, eviction notices, easement and covenant claims and disputes and other claims such as service charge disputes and boundary disputes.
The firm has dealt with and advise on matters relating to Escrow agreement, builder buyer agreement, construction contracts, bank guarantees, purchase agreements, memorandum of understanding, mortgage deeds, transfer deed, gift, change of land use, franchise agreement and issues related to specific performance of the contract.
The disputes arising out of EPC contracts, management and operational agreements for hotels, resorts and shopping malls, Land development agreements, concessionaire agreements and disputes relating to agreements with architects, construction contracts, work orders and tri-partite agreements.
Other real estate related litigation includes landlord and tenant disputes, rent control matters, advising on insolvency of tenant and claims of the landlord and Family Disputes/Partition.
Regulatory & Public Policy
The firm’s dispute resolution team handling the Regulatory affairs and public policy team work in close coordination with the teams from the key sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Biotechnology, Capital Markets & Securities, Education, Entertainment, E-commerce, Food & Drug, Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Franchising & Licensing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, MSME-Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds, Projects & Energy, Real Estate, Retail, Startups, Shipping, Telecom, Media-Broadcasting & Technology-TMT, Tourism, WTO/International Trade, mining, oil and gas, metal, transportation, textiles and event management.
The firm engages with the clients to handle the contentious matters in the key sectors before the sectoral regulators, quasi-judicial authorities, commissions and tribunals as well as High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
We advise and prosecute matters relating to compliance issues as well as on business liabilities arising out of regulatory issues. The firm’s leading practice includes adjudication before all regulators including the Competition Commission of India(CCI), Reserve Bank of India(RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India(IRDAI), Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority(PFRDA), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI), Central Board of Film Certification(CBFC), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Advertising Standards Council of India(ASCI), Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) and News Broadcasting Standards Authority(NBSA) as well other appellate tribunals and commissions.
The firm with its deep understanding of the businesses provides comprehensive litigation services for issues arising in the regulatory framework which provides a challenging landscape for its practice area.</p>
The firm advises on matters relating to appointment, recruitment, seniority, NFS/NFSG, MACP/ACP, pay fixation, pay revision, increments, pension fixation/revision, retirement, disciplinary proceedings, termination, compulsory retirement, internal inquiry, family pension, compassionate allowance, compassionate appointment, CCS(CCA), CCS(Conduct), CCS(Pension), fundamental rules, deputation, transfer, 6th pay commission, 7th pay commission, increment, allowances, retiral benefits etc with its extensive and active practice in this niche area.
The firm is also retained to represent officers and other personnel of the Armed forces including Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard in matters relating to commission, allotment of govt quarters, transfer, disability pension, court marital(summary/general), summary trial, bail, parole, family pension, allowances, suspension, deputation/repatriation/absorption, resignation, ration and uniform, LTC, leave, medical facilities, ex-servicemen, physically handicapped, retirement, release, discharge, seniority, confirmation, fixation of pay, pension, family pension, retiral benefits, stagnation increment, compulsory retirement etc. including before the Armed Forces Tribunal(AFT), High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
Further, the firm advises and represents officers and personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces(CAPFs) including ITBP, BSF, CISF, CRPF, NSG & SSB in service matters relating to appointment, transfer, disability pension, conviction, family pension, allowances, suspension, resignation, leave, medical facilities, physically handicapped, retirement, seniority, fixation of pay, pension, family pension, retiral benefits etc. and has successfully represented its clients before High Courts and Supreme Court of India.