|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 venture partners, contractual disputes, company matters, such as acquisitions, mergers, amalgamations, winding up and liquidations, constitutional matters, economic offences, family & matrimonial disputes, labour & employment disputes, public service disputes and taxation issues.
We represent our clients, including the Union of India, Airports Authority of India, Food Corporation of India, Power Grid Corporation and other major corporates before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Courts and various quasi-judicial Authorities and Tribunals, including the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping, Directorate General Safeguards, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Company Law Board and Consumer Courts.
|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 acquisitions, regulatory approvals, company formations, restructuring and liquidation of companies, corporate governance, legal audits and various contractual arrangements regarding supply of goods / services and general corporate advise in a wide range of sectors like civil aviation, highways and ports, information & broadcasting, pharmaceuticals, real estate, sports, entertainment & media, telecom, trading (retail and wholesale).
To serve client interests, the firm extends assistance to co-ordinate, conduct and attend meetings of Board of directors and Shareholders of its clients and ancillary work associated therewith, including drafting agenda, minutes of meeting and other statutory and corporate compliances.
|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 certification obligations.
|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 participation in the tenders at major Indian airports. Firm has also assisted its international client from USA in obtaining clearances from Department of Telecommunication for setting up of Data Centre in India.
|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 combination of expertise and good relations within the Government departments.
|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.
The firm renders ongoing advice to major media planning and advertising clients from france and spain regarding their intelectual property rights protection and other transactional issues. The firm also represents its clients before various courts in suits for infringement and injunctions.
|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 consulting agreements, and related litigation.
|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 Association.
DGS also regularly advises the firm’s corporate clients on issues pertaining to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013. A partner of the firm is also the vice chairperson on the Ethical Review Board of one the leading research organizations in the field of social research that involves human subjects who are considered vulnerable including issues like LGBT studies being funded by World Bank.
|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.
|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 negotiated several project finance contracts for its clients.
|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 advises on property and its related issues, including the Transfer of Property Act, Stamp & Registration laws and Tenancy laws.
|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 investments in India, Reserve Bank of India, Registrar of Companies, Registrar of Societies, Director General of Foreign Trade, Medical Council of India, Department of Telecommunication and other appropriate Government departments at the Central, State and local levels.