Highlights of the Companies Amendment Act

The Companies Amendment Act, 2017 (Amendment Act) was notified on 3rd January 2018. The highlights of the Amendment Act are 1) Minimum number of persons of a company- The Amendment Act provides that if the minimum number of persons falls below 7 for a public company and below 2 for a private company and the […]

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DGS assisted Dayal Buildmart Private Limited

DGS assisted Dayal Buildmart Private Limited to acquire a 33% equity stake in Mourya Realty Private limited for an undisclosed consideration in a debt and equity investment deal. This acquisition helps braodbase the Amantara group of hotels in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The transaction was led by Ameeta Verma Duggal.

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Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

DGS has been regularly advising major pharmaceutical companies hospitals in India and medical equipment makers regarding compliance issues as well as structuring their businesses within the existing regulatory framework including interfacing with Medical Council of India and various hospitals.

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Regulatory Practice

Regulatory Practice

The firm’s regulatory practice spans across several areas, including, company law, exchange control laws, environmental approvals and permits, industrial licenses and permits, export & import licenses and relaxations. Our regulatory practice involves advising clients about the requisite approvals from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for ...

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Property Law

Property Law

The firm’s real estate practice encompasses advising and assisting its clients on legal and regulatory issues for various real estate projects. The firm has extensively handled negotiation and drafting of construction and development of airport terminals for cargo handling, data centers and software development centers. The firm also regularly advi...

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Project Finance

Project Finance

The firm is experienced in negotiating funding options and strategy, term sheets with a single bank or a consortia of lenders, refinancing, tender documentation, risk allocation, prepare bid/Information memorandum, drafting relevant documentation, negotiating credit agreements and credit enhancement agreements on behalf of its clients. The firm has...

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Personal & Family

Personal & Family

The firm has been regularly advising its clients on various aspects of estate and trust laws. The firm has also been engaged in representing its individual clients in partition suits, execution and probate of Wills, matrimonial disputes, and divorce proceedings before the High Courts as well as District Courts.

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Non-Government Organizations

Non-Government Organizations

The firm has been actively involved in advising many non-profit organizations and trusts in achieving their various social objectives. Some of the charitable or not-for-profit organizations being represented by the firm are Combat Blind Foundation-India; SAHIL; Vibhuti Educational & Welfare Society of India and ELSA-Lady Shri Ram College Alumni...

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Labour & Employment

Labour & Employment

The firm is well versed with various labour and employment related matters. The range of advise on employment matters is all encompassing – be it model code of conduct, employee benefits, non-competition issues, social statutory benefits, executive compensation, traditional retirement programs, health and welfare benefit programs, employment and co...

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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

The firm regularly advises, negotiates and drafts agreements for its clients ensuring that their intellectual property rights remain protected, while contracting for the sale of goods and services and entailing the manufacture, development, sale, distribution and marketing of such goods and services to be protected by intellectual property rights. ...

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Recent Labour Law Ammendments

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 has come into force on March 28, 2017 after receiving the assent from the President on March 27, 2017. The major changes brought by the amended Act, compared with the provisions of the earlier Act, are given here under: Duration of maternity leave: […]

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FEMA Updates

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), recently released the consolidated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy circular of 2017 (FDI Policy). The new FDI Policy is effective immediately from the date of its publication, i.e., 28 August 2017. The New FDI Policy supersedes the consolidated FDI policy of 2016 issued by the DIPP. E...

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Ameeta V. Duggal

Ameeta Verma Duggal is a law graduate from the University of Delhi and was admitted into the Bar in 1992. She has worked extensively in the field of domestic and international commercial arbitration and civil and corporate litigation with primary focus on anti-dumping proceedings, winding-up, mergers and amalgamation, contractual and commercial dis...

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International Trade

International Trade

The firm has a well established trade law practice, including anti-dumping law, safeguards law and the Foreign Trade Policy. The firm is very well positioned in its trade law practice and has been involved in a number of trade proceedings, delivering satisfactory results to its various multi-national and domestic clients. The firm brings a combinat...

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The firm has been regularly advising its clients in various infrastructure projects in civil aviation, highways & ports, real estate and telecom, including assisting in tender bidding process, negotiations, regulatory approval and documentation. Firm has been actively involved in advising its clients from Turkey and Kuwait for successful partic...

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Environment, Health & Safety

Environment, Health & Safety

The firm has considerable experience in advising its clients, particularly from the consumer goods industry, with respect to the air, water, noise and solid, hazardous and toxic waste standards. The firm also engages in environmental audits ensuring that the client’s facilities are at all times environment compliant and fulfilling the reporting and...

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Commercial & Corporate Law

Commercial & Corporate Law

DGS has an extensive experience in advising its clients in all aspects of transactional work, including cross-border transactions, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, franchises, shareholders’ agreements, technology transfers, software licensing and trademark protection; entry options into India, exchange control regulations, mergers and acquis...

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Arbitration, Mediation & Litigation

Arbitration, Mediation & Litigation

DGS has successfully represented its multi-national and domestic clients in several domestic and international commercial arbitration, mediation and conciliation proceedings. The firm’s litigation practice primarily focuses on enforcement and execution of arbitral awards, corporate commercial disputes, such as disputes amongst shareholders, joint v...

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About Us

About Us

DGS Associates was established in 2004 and is situated in New Delhi, India with another office in Guwahati, Assam. DGS is an independent law firm and has no exclusive relationship with any of the foreign law firms. We engage with foreign law firms on transaction to transaction basis based on their skills, quality and expertise […]

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Niti Sudhakar

Niti Sudhakar is a law graduate from the University of Delhi and was admitted into the Bar in 1998. Her expertise lies in transactional and conveyancing work, including review and drafting of escrow agreements, foreign collaboration agreements, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, technology license agreements and other commercial documents; ag...

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Gaurav Duggal

Gaurav Duggal is a law graduate from the University of Delhi and was admitted into the Bar in 1993. Gaurav has been Central Government Standing Counsel since (2004-2009). He has worked extensively in the field of arbitration and civil litigation with primary focus on suits for recovery, infringement and injunction of intellectual property rights, w...

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DGS recently assisted GPX Global Systems Inc

DGS recently assisted GPX Global Systems Inc, USA to set up its second internet Data Centre in Mumbai to be designed, built, and operated to the highest U.S. and E.U. standards for environmental controls, security, power availability, infrastructure flexibility, physical security, and customer support. The Data Centre design accommodates equipment ...

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DGS recently assisted Havas Participations, France

DGS recently assisted Havas Participations, France with the acquisition of the majority stake in Sorento Healthcare Communications Private Limited (“Sorento”), a leading Indian healthcare advertising agency for an undisclosed consideration. Consequent to this deal Sorento is now rebranded as Havas Life Sorento making it part of “Havas H...

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Atreyee Barthakur

Atreyee Barthakur earned her Bachelor of Law at the Guwahati, University, Assam, in the year 2000 and has worked extensively in both Litigation and Corporate Law. She has comprehensive knowledge, skill and practical experience in various aspects of Civil and Company Law with her tenure as a lawyer for the Union of India and Official […]

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Rakesh Sarmah

Rakesh Sarmah is a law graduate from Bangalore University, has done his L.L.M. from King’s College London, U.K. and was admitted to the bar in 2007. He has worked in the field of domestic arbitration, civil and corporate litigation with primary focus on Arbitration Law, Company Law, Contract Law, Tax Law and commercial disputes before […]

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Shekhar Kumar

Shekhar Kumar is a law graduate from Campus law Centre, University of Delhi and was admitted to the Bar in 2008. He has been working in the field of Civil litigation with the primary focus on Civil Laws (Property and Rent), Service and Labour Laws, Contract law and Arbitration and Intellectual Property Laws before the […]

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Harish Kumar

Admitted to the Bar Council in 2012; Law Graduate from University of Delhi. Worked with Amarchand & Mangaldas, DMD Advocates and Link Legal India Law Services. Harish Kumar is a law graduate from the University of Delhi and was admitted to the Bar in 2012. Harish is a qualified Company Secretary and is also a […]

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