PRACTICE AREAS

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
 

Arbitration is the most suited dispute resolution system and a quick mean of redressal. Although having core competency in litigation, the Firm encourages Arbitration and pre-litigation solutions like Mediation, Conciliation and Negotiations by way of giving litigation-preventive advises to the Clients. The Firm ensures that every step of our client is legally accurate so as to prevent uncalled and frivolous litigation and repercussions thereof. Arbitration team of the Firm is also actively involved in creating public awareness about alternative dispute mechanisms.

 


CONSUMER LAW
 

RGAA has an active practice in Consumer Disputes. The Firm represents individuals as well as companies before the Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums. The Firm provides services of litigation at all levels, including filing and defending consumer complaints before District Consumer Redressal Forum, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

 


CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW
 

RGAA undertakes work of Corporate, Legal and Financial Due Diligence, Investigations and Regulatory Matters, Consultancy and facilitation to Indian as well as foreign companies to establish their business in India, Corporate structuring/restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions (including tax implications, stock swaps, purchase or sale of stake and other ownership changes), Joint Venture, Setting up of branch offices, liaison offices or project offices in India and overseas, Winding Up and Dissolution of Companies, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) regulations/guidelines and other relevant Laws/policies.

RGAA also undertakes work of Leasing and hire-purchase finance and consumer credit, Corporate Secretarial functions, Optimization of customs duty through appropriate classification and use of various exemption and incentive schemes, assistance in submissions, representations and reviews.

RGAA advises Companies on Corporate Debt Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments. The Firm provides advisory services to Listed Companies and Market Intermediaries in the areas of Statutory and Regulatory Compliances, including signing off on day-to-day compliance obligations, assisting with registrations for operating in the Indian market with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

 


CAPITAL MARKETS
 

RGAA advises on matters relating to IPO (Initial Public Offerings), FPO (Follow-on Pubic Issues), QIPs (Qualified Institutional Placements), Takeover of listed companies, Buyback of Shares, Delisting and Domestic Debt/Bond Issues such as Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) for companies spread across various sectors.

RGAA has the experience and expertise to undertake legal diligence and preparing offer documents for public offers in compliance with Indian regulations. The Firm has represented issuer companies, promoters, merchant bankers and underwriters in various public offerings. The Firm also assists issuers and merchant bankers in dealing with queries raised by the regulators to enable smooth public issue and listing of shares on the bourses.

In addition to the above, the Firm offers advice on investigations and proceedings initiated by SEBI for violation of securities market regulations and non-compliances.

 


COMPLIANCES
 

With the aid of affiliated company secretaries as well as chartered accountants, RGAA provides compliance services. The Firm has a wide-ranging client base in this province that varies from multinational corporate and financial and investments houses to start ups of individuals looking out to be corporate entities. Along with pure legal services, the Firm provides para-legal services for Corporate and Government Compliances. The Firm undertakes all compliances services with Labour Offices, ROC, MIDC, Patents/ Trademark/ Copyright Registries, Registrar and Collector Offices, Tehsildar Offices, Tax Commissioner’s Offices, Municipal Corporations, Charity Commissioner’s Office, all Government Offices and Government Instrumentalities.

 


DRAFTING AND CONVEYANCE
 

Every business and commercial activity creates a contractual relationship between the parties and attracts the Law of contact and Law of enforcement thereto. The Firm ensures while drafting or in vetting of the contracts that the interest of its clients are safeguarded. The Firm undertakes all sorts of legal drafting inter alia Agreement for sale, Deed of Conveyance, Mortgage Deed, Lease Deeds, Gift Deeds, exchange of Property deeds, Trust Deeds, Partition deeds, Leave and License Agreements, Ownership of Flats and Development Agreements, Arbitration Agreements, Copyright/ Patents/ Trademark/ Industrial Designs License Agreements, Hire-Purchase Agreements, Bailment, Pledge, Agency Agreements, Service Contracts, Partnership Agreements, Building Agreements, Foreign Collaboration Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Consultant Agreements, Employment Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Vendor Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Advertisement Agreements, Sponsorship Agreements, Transport contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Software Development Agreements, Software Technology Agreements, Software License Agreements, Shipping Agreements, Risk Management Policies, Business Continuity Planning Policies, Encryption Policies, Privacy Policies, Testamentary Documents- Will, Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association of Companies, Power of Attorney, Adoption Deeds.

 


ENVIRONMENT LAW
 

RGAA represents its clients before the National Green Tribunal of India and its benches. The Firm has appeared for environmental organisations and citizens' groups in public interest matters in various courts. RGAA also represents its clients before the Indian Environment Departments.

The Firm advises its clients on compliance with Indian environmental norms and guidelines. The Firm has assisted with the structuring of various transactions and real estate projects to ensure their compliance with Indian environmental Laws.

 


FAMILY LAW AND ESTATE ADVISORY
 

RGAA advises individual clients (including high net-worth individuals), as well as family-run corporations and partnerships on India's complicated family law regime. The Firm also provides practical legal advice on wealth maintenance and preservation.

The Firm has an active practice in cases of domestic violence, cruelty, custody of children, restitution of conjugal rights, maintenance and obtaining divorce on all grounds.

The Firm advises its clients on resolution of family disputes, particularly in respect of the division of family property; structuring the estates of individuals, companies, trusts, societies etc., to make these more tax efficient; maintenance and division of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) property; formation and structuring of trusts; drafting trust deeds and ancillary documents for the management of trusts by companies, financial institutions etc; assisting with issues related to succession and testamentary disposition of property, inheritance of ancestral property; succession planning options, including in relation to the preservation of wealth, filing and obtaining testamentary documents including probates, letters of administration and succession certificates.

 


FORMATION OF TRUSTS, APARTMENTS, CONDOMINIUM AND SOCIETIES
 

RGAA assists clients with the formation, registration and governance of trusts, societies and NGOs. In this practice area, the Firm also prepares advice and reports for clients with respect to compliance with various Laws, the planning of tax structures etc. The Firm provides necessary information and renders required legal services for formation of Apartments / Condominium or Society of Schemes consisting of bungalows, row houses, villas, duplexes, flats etc. and preparation, execution and registration of required Declaration / Condominium, Deed of Apartments, Deed of Conveyance / Deed of Assignment and all related documentation.

The Firm provides necessary information and renders required legal services relating to the public and private trust and properties viz. obtaining permission/s for sale and purchase of the properties, submission of annual reports, change reports. The Firm also renders required legal services relating proceeding before Charity Commissioner in case of disputes.

 


INSURANCE AND BANKING LAW
 

RGAA has an active practice in Insurance and Banking sector. The Firm represents insurance companies in third party claims before MACT, consumer cases as well as civil cases. The Firm is also empanelled with Banks where it provides services of Title search reports, legal opinions and mortgage registrations.

 


INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY
 

RGAA advises corporate debtors, financial and operational creditors, for a range of services which includes strategizing and advising the client from the perspective of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code; Filing/defending insolvency petition before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT); Restructuring/ revival exercise of the corporate debtor, including, preparation or assisting in examination of resolution plans; Initiating/ defending proceeding against guarantors/mortgagors of the corporate debtor; Advising and action on behalf of the resolution professional; and Advising client on the different facets of the insolvency and liquidation process.

 


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CYBER LAW
 

RGAA provides an array of services in this sector, such as, Software Protection & Licensing, Data Protection, Cyber Law related legal disputes, Domain names dispute resolution, E-Commerce, Online unfair use or infringement of intellectual property rights, Formation of contracts and legal vetting of web content, Credit Card Frauds, and Arbitration relating to Cyber Law.

 


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
 

Whether scientific inventions or literary work, dramatic work or cinematography, a business symbol or a brand name, RGAA has legally advised and defended its client’s intellectual property rights with its experience in Trademarks, patents and copyrights. The Firm facilitates registration of trademarks, patents and copyrights. Trademark attorneys at the Firm effectively represent our clients in various proceedings during oppositions and infringement cases. The Firm represents its clients before the Trademark Registry in objection and oppositions and before the Civil Courts in trademark, patent, design and copyright infringement suits, passing off suits.

 


LITIGATION
 

RGAA claims its core competency and expertise in general civil and corporate litigation. The Firm is capable of representing its clients personally in all courts in Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, including appearances before Civil and Criminal Trial Courts, Small Causes Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Commercial Courts Charity Commissioner, Debt Recovery Tribunals, District/ State/ National Consumer Commissions, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Green Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal, Competent Authorities created under various statutes and all Government Quasi Judicial Authorities. The Firm is also actively involved in handling cases in the High Court of Judicature at Bombay. The Firm has affiliations with several Senior Advocates and Counsels in Delhi and thus also undertakes the litigation work in the Supreme Court of India.

Civil Litigation

RGAA claims its core competence in Civil Litigation. RGAA’s team of Civil Lawyers has deep knowledge of substantive and procedural law, strong written and oral advocacy skills, analytical and logical reasoning abilities, and an impeccable ability to synthesize complex legal and factual materials, knowledge of legal research techniques and software, and negotiation skills.

RGAA represents its clients in all kinds of civil disputes including real estate and property issues, partitions, disputes warranting mandatory and prohibitory injunctions, declaration, specific performance of contract, enforcement of civil liabilities, contested wills, probate challenges, breach of trust claims, inheritance and succession claims, recovery of dues, suits for damages and compensation and all its related disputes.

RGAA’s litigation methods are judiciously crafted after achieving client’s confidence and understanding of their interests. The Civil Litigation practice limb of the Firm works harmoniously with all other limbs within the Firm. This allows our clients to have a mutually comprehensive solution to the case. The Firm accentuates professionalism, conviction to the client's interests and contentment.

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

RGAA undertakes and resolves commercial litigations of all Business Sectors. The Firm’s team of Lawyers is experienced in all areas of Business Law, including corporate and commercial Law, class actions, shareholders' disputes, officer and director liability, commercial fraud, banking, securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate, intellectual property, estates and trusts, franchise and distribution disputes, administrative and public Law, procurement and international trade. The Firm is also experienced in all major industries including automotive, banking and financial services, natural resources (mining, oil & gas), power generation, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and technology.

Criminal Litigation (Economic Offences)

RGAA provides a selective catena of defense representations in criminal litigation especially white collar crimes and crimes surfacing out of commercial, contractual and corporate disputes and other offences against the property including cheating, forgery, criminal breach of trust etc. and also medico-legal cases. The Firm has defended many individuals and directors of companies in a wide range of criminal trials and appeals. The Firm has successfully represented our clients in obtaining clear acquittals, anticipatory bails and at times post arrest bails in accusations involving charge of serious offenses.

 


PRIVATE EQUITY
 

RGAA’s services in this area of practice includes conceptualizing and structuring the investment, conducting legal due diligence and participating in negotiations from the term sheet stage till closing, preparing, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing various transaction documents like Share Subscription Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreement and other documents required by the parties including ancillary commercial documentation advising clients on regulatory aspects and compliances both pre and post investment.

 


REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
 

Having been Legal Advisors for many real estate entities, construction companies and developers, RGAA claims real estate legal services to be the Firms’ forte.

Title Investigation and search report of the property

In investigation of the title, RGAA conducts physical search at the sub-registrar’s office and confirm the marketability of the subject property. Upon title investigation, a legal opinion cum report will be issued as to marketability of the property.

Physical visit to the site and valuation

RGAA’s team would personally visit the site along with the valuers (Govt. Approved) for ascertaining the real/market value of the property.

Negotiation Meetings

Being experienced in property related transactions, RGAA has flair in reaching out to desired results. We assist our clients in meetings with the other party in order to facilitate the transaction.

Publication of Notice

Before entering into any agreement or understanding withthe prospective seller, a public notice calling objections from public at large regarding encumbrances, charge or interests of any nature, will be published in the local newspaper. This is a precautionary measure which ensures and confirms the free title of the property.

Memorandum of Understanding

Before deciding the terms and conditions and final clauses of the agreement to sell, a Memorandum of understanding will be executed between the parties as per the requirements.

Agreement to sell

Before handing over of the actual possession of the property and at the time when parties have decided to enter into a transaction of sale, an agreement to sell will be executed. This agreement contains all final clauses and points of agreement including consideration etc. between the parties.

Sale Deed

At the time of final conveyance or delivery of possession and entireclearance of the consideration of the property Sale Deed will be executed and the same will be registered.

Power of Attorney

If any of the parties are unable to remain present for the registration or are unable to sign over the agreements, a power of attorney can be drafted and registered empowering any other person to do the same on his/her behalf.

Registration of the Agreement to sell and Sale Deeds

Since registration of these documents is compulsory, RGAA assists the parties in registration at the related sub-registrar’s office.