ALA'S CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL PRACTICE

 

TAXATION

  • Advised leading Indian Real Estate developer on sales tax and service tax implications on construction projects in India and overseas.
  • Advised on incidence of service tax and implication of license fee on internet services provided by the client.
  • Advised on issues relating to excise duty on handicrafts.
  • Advised on taxation including sales tax, services tax and other levies on import of multi level mechanical parking systems & installation thereof in India.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

  • Acted for a Multi National Company in their pursuit to acquire a major north Indian processed food manufacturing company and brand. We advised on deal structuring, due diligence on target company and documentation.
  • Acted for M/S. MONNET ISPAT AND ENERGY LIMITED in their acquisition of coal mines in Indonesia and India.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents for acquisition of steel plant in Indonesia, value exceeding INR 2 billion.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents including Share Purchase Agreements and Shareholders Agreements, for acquisitions of companies or part thereof.

PRIVATE EQUITY

  • Advised VESTAS RRB INDIA LIMITED in their private equity deal with Merrill Lynch. The deal size was INR 2180 million.
  • Acted for LOGIX GROUP in its private equity deal with an off-shore real estate private equity fund. The deal was for an investment in IT SEZ project for the value INR 450 million.
  • Acted for LOGIX GROUP in its private equity deal with an off-shore real estate private equity fund. The deal was for an investment in IT Infrastructure development project for the value INR 450 million.
  • Acted for the developers in the private equity deal with a domestic private equity fund for a residential project in Nagpur.
  • Acted in invitation of funds for BJN Hotel Group;

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Acted for M/S. MONNET ISPAT AND ENERGY LIMITED (AFRICA TRANSACTION)
  • Acted for M/S. MONNET ISPAT AND ENERGY LIMITED in their INR 100,000 million integrated power project in the state of Orissa. We drafted all the major agreements relating to the project including Power Purchase Agreements, Evacuation Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, etc.
  • Acted for Indure Ltd. in their EPC contract for a power plant in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents for setting up a greenfield integrated stainless steel plant in Orissa, India.
  • Advised, conducted due diligence, negotiated and drafted documents including Joint Venture Agreement, Fuel Supply Agreement, Mine Development and Operation Agreement for acquisition of mines and various mining projects, including through bidding, in Turkey, Oman, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, India and other countries.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents on setting up, operation and maintenance of an Oxygen Gas Plant in Orissa, India.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents for setting up and subsequent management of an integrated steel complex in Abu Dhabi.
  • Advised, negotiated and drafted documents regarding supply and services contracts with Siemens Vai Metals Technologies GmbH & Co., Austria and Andritz AG, Austria.
  • Advised on collaboration agreement with foreign companies for construction of light steel structures in India and negotiated and drafted the documents.

INSURANCE

  • Acted for Indo European Credit Guarantee Ltd in regard to their Joint Venture with Gerling and assisted in making the Insurance Policies, vetting and issuance of Insurance Policies and general regulatory work.
  • Acted for Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. and assisted in getting the Company incorporated after getting due approvals and for the transfer of business from the General Insurance Company.

JOINT VENTURE

  • Acted for SOMANI KUTTNER INDIA (P) Ltd in their operational tie-up with German engineering major UDHE Gmbh.
  • Acted for Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd in respect of a Joint Venture with MMTC Ltd regarding mining operations.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong based Flatware and Hollowware manufacturer and distributor seeking to collaborate with an Indian Stainless Steel Manufacturer to cater to the Indian hotel industry.
  • Acted for Logix Group regarding their joint venture documentation with an offshore partner for the construction of IT Infrastructure Parks.
  • Acted for Putzmeister India Pvt Ltd regarding their Joint Venture dispute with Putzmeister AG.
  • Acted for the Monnet Group regarding the sharing of a Coal Block in India.
  • Acting for Monnet Group as regarding development of a Coal Blocks in Joint Venture with companies or corporations in Indonesia, as well as in the Indian States of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
  • Advised on and negotiated and drafted documents for entering into joint ventures in South Korea, Vietnam, Spain, South Africa and other countries.
  • Advised on the legalities of setting up a joint venture to operate a winery in India.

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • Advised M/s INX MEDIA and INX NEWS on their day to day functional and operational issues.
  • Advised a content outsourcing company in its marketing tie-up with NDTV.

STRUCTURED FINANCE

  • Acted for a major international financial institution for restructuring of securitized instruments (PTCs) worth INR 5600 million held by them issued against lending made to a leading Real Estate Company.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

  • Advised HCL Infotech Ltd. on various employment issues.
  • Advised Inx Media Pvt. Ltd on various employment issues.
  • The judgment of the Supreme Court of India in Percept Ltd. v. Zaheer Khan regarding interpretation of S.27 of the Contract Act where we represented Percept Ltd.
  • We have been appearing for Tata Communications Ltd in regard various employees issues of the said company which was prior to disinvestment Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

INCORPORATION

  • Advised on setting up wholly owned subsidiary in USA, Italy and Indonesia negotiated and drafted documents, legal compliance etc.
  • Advised on setting up a branch office of US based retailer and assisted in drafting various agreements, documents, handbooks etc.

REAL ESTATE

  • Advised clients for the acquisition of property and conducted comprehensive searches of the land records and legal due diligence.
  • Advised clients on several projects involving several multi-story buildings of thirty-eight stories each, which is the largest project coming up in the Eastern Region of India.
  • Handled large property transactions in New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Bangalore and Kolkata.

BANKING & FINANCE

  • Advised IndusInd Bank Ltd. on conflict between the Securitization And Reconstruction of Financial Assets And Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 and The Recovery Of Debts Due To Banks And Financial Institutions Act, 1993.
  • Advised DCM Financial Services Ltd. Non-Banking Finance Company on compliance and regulatory aspects with the Reserve Bank of India.
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