The Firm has a leading Capital Markets & Securities Laws practice that covers the entire spectrum of Capital Markets transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and securities litigation.
Our services in the transactional space include advising and acting as legal counsel to issuers and merchant banks in domestic and international IPOs, follow-on public offerings, rights issues, convertible bonds, secured and unsecured domestic and offshore bonds , MTN programmes and private placements (including qualified institutional placements) in both equity and debt markets. We also advise corporates, banks, etc. under Regulation S as well as Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act, 1933, denominated in foreign currency and offered in the international capital markets. On such transactions, our services cover the full range of legal advisory role including due diligence on issuer companies, drafting and anchoring offer documents, drafting and settling other transaction documentation with various market intermediaries, and advising on documentation relating to allotment and final listing of securities.
On the public mergers and acquisitions side, we assist acquirers and listed target companies on takeover regulations and delisting issues including conducting due diligence, preparing public tender offer documentation, advising on block trades, and on compliance with takeover and delisting regulations.
We are also active in PIPE transactions and preferential allotments by listed companies to strategic as well as financial investors.
On the regulatory and compliance side, we advise listed companies and securities market intermediaries, such as, stock brokers, merchant bankers, mutual funds, venture capital funds, alternate investment funds, asset management companies, and underwriters on registrations with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and on statutory and regulatory compliances including issues concerning insider trading , price manipulation and front running.
We have an active securities litigation practice before the SEBI and the Securities Appellate Tribunal in defending regulatory and disciplinary action by SEBI, and in appeals before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.