Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Our team has deep expertise in handling complex regulatory and commercial matters across jurisdictions and before various forums, such as sectoral commissions, tribunals, lower courts, various State High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. We regularly represent our clients before APTEL, NGT, TDSAT, State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, NCLT, NCLAT, AERAAT, various State High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, in matters falling under ordinary jurisdiction, extra-ordinary jurisdiction and writ jurisdiction.
Our team is also well versed with Indian and foreign institutional and non-institutional arbitration as well as the workings of other ADR forums. Our dispute resolution and arbitration offering spans the entire lifecycle of a dispute from the initial strategic advisory to notices, drafting, filings, evidence and final arguments as well as interim reliefs.
We frequently brief some of the most sought-after senior advocates in India on path-breaking matters in the country.
Banking and Finance
Our award-winning banking and finance practice has experience in handling high value transactions. We regularly advise and assist multiple banks, financial institutions, NBFCs, debt funds and corporate houses on their debt related transactions. We also advise on compliance with various frameworks prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India including external commercial borrowings, liberalised remittance scheme, export of goods and services etc.
Our team also has substantial experience in matters pertaining to securitization, listing of debt instruments, refinancing transactions, distressed debt restructuring, project and acquisition finance. The scope of services being rendered by the Firm, inter-alia, includes drafting, negotiating and vetting of financing and security documents.
E-Commerce, Technology and Privacy
Sagus Legal advises and assists on policy and regulatory advisory regarding e-commerce, data protection, technology, and data privacy regulations as well as issues relating to GDPR and other regulations applicable on Indian businesses. Our services include developing or revising data protection policies and implement data transfer and sharing strategies, identifying legal, regulatory, and contractual risks in outsourcing, technology transfer, and licensing transactions by implementing best practices and contractual safeguards.
Sagus Legal has one of the market leading energy practice. We frequently advice and represent organizations across the spectrum including governmental organizations, PSUs, financial institutions, EPC contractors, consultants, utilities and some of the biggest private sector energy companies in India.
Our Energy practice covers full breadth of transactions in the sectors including generation, distribution, transmission and trading of energy. We have deep expertise in advising and representing clients before various regulatory forums across India and also before the specialized tribunals as well as constitutional courts in matters pertaining to sectoral importance.
Infrastructure and Oil & Gas
Our Infrastructure & Oil and Gas practice has deep insights of the sector and has successfully handled matters related to major infrastructure projects (both greenfield and brownfield) of some of the biggest players in the country. We advise and assist clients on project development, project finance, regulatory advisory, EPC contracts, PPAs, PPP projects, policy advisory and other related transactions.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Sagus Legal extensively advises financial and operational creditors as well as corporate debtors on Insolvency and Bankruptcy disputes. We have advised multiple banks (both public and private) and investors/individuals for initiating and/or defending the insolvency process under the IBC Code and have been involved in assisting creditors, investors and other stakeholders in restructurings and out of court settlements. Notably, the first ever resolution plan in India under the IBC Code was drafted by our Founding Partner, which demonstrates our experience and in-depth understanding of this practice area.
M&A, Investment and General Corporate
Our team has experience in advising and assisting clients in structuring complex commercial transactions including PE investments, acquisitions, exits, inbound and outbound debt and equity financing and JVs. We also provide end to end legal professional services including business restructurings, drafting of composite schemes of arrangement including mergers and demergers and implementation of the same. Further, we have assisted in drafting of various resolution plans.
We advise listed and private companies in matters relating to various government regulators including SEBI, RBI, MCA, RoC, Directorate of Enforcement, Regional Directors etc. We also liaison with the relevant government authorities on behalf of the clients for undertaking compliances and seeking necessary approvals as required. We also advise boards of directors, including independent directors, board committees, and executive leadership of prominent corporate houses on all aspects of corporate governance and compliance.
Additionally, we advise various clients on complex issues concerning Companies Act 2013, Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, FDI Policy, external commercial borrowings and the regulations framed thereunder, Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002, Indian Partnership Act 1932 and Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008 etc.
Furthermore, we advise various clients on formation of trusts, societies and special investment vehicles.
Other Practice Areas
- Competition and Anti – Trust Advisory
- Environmental Law
- Distressed Acquisitions
- Mines and Minerals
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Advisory
- White Collar Crimes