We find the most relevant and highly tailored solutions to our clients’ composite legal challenges as a professional service organization.

With a continually developing legal, regulatory, and business environment, we are determined to help our clients embrace change and stay ahead.

Our multidisciplinary teams with global exposure and in-depth knowledge are frequently sought after by leading national and international organizations for qualitative, legal, and business-critical advice.

Organizations need legal advisors who can assist with day-to-day activities and corporate life events across many jurisdictions. At SBC, we use leading technologies to deliver efficient and transparent support for the lawful activities companies manage.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

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Employment and Labour Law

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General Corporate Secretarial Regulatory and FEMA

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Joint Venture and Venture Capital

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Other Services

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Bankruptcy and Insolvency

SBC has substantial expertise in the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Our corporate recovery and restructuring practice works closely with the Dispute Resolution practice and is widely recognised as the market leader in this field. Our team consists of professionals in the Banking & Finance and Dispute Resolution practice serving clients on insolvency and restructuring matters.

  • Formulating the strategy on restructuring or recovery for lenders.
  • Helping in filing of applications with courts and tribunals.
  • Drafting claims to be filed with insolvency resolution professionals.
  • Preparing and reviewing resolution plans.
  • Implementation of the resolution plan, documentation or documents for any financing required pursuant to the resolution plan.
  • Representing and assisting clients in the institution of, or defending against, corporate insolvency resolution proceedings.
  • Representing and assisting investors and creditors on matters related to security enforcement and strategies for debt recovery.
  • Acting for and assisting resolution professionals, resolution applicants, investors, and secured and unsecured creditors in various aspects of corporate insolvency resolution proceedings.
  • Our professionals at the firm have been handling a wide array of cases before High Court in winding up proceedings. The firm regularly advices on issues relating to winding up proceedings, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings both in litigation and non-litigation matters.

    Employment and Labour Law

    Labour law in India is growing vast and stringent making it compulsory for the employers to understand and be compliant with the same.

  • Structuring executive compensation keeping in view the welfare laws and our client’s requirements.
  • Drafting and executing Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
  • Advice on issues relating to Employee Stock Option plans and draft Employee Stock Option Plans and the related documentation.
  • Help employers in proper documentation of all employment related matters, such as offer and appointment letters, employee agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, IP assignment, non-compete, non-solicit, non-poach agreements, termination, release and relieving, waiver letters.
  • Handle suits and respond to legal notices arising out of misconduct, breach of agreements by employees, illegal acts by employees, breach of non-compete agreements etc.
  • Provide contentious and non-contentious legal services in relation to matters such as wrongful termination, discrimination, retrenchment, harassment at workplace, whistle-blower actions, breach of confidentiality, non-solicit/non-compete obligations, and also in relation to initiating criminal and civil actions related to employment.
  • General Corporate Secretarial Regulatory and FEMA

    The general corporate advisory services that we provide cover all stages of the life cycle of an enterprise including the development of an idea, structuring the investment, setting up operations, growth and expansion, restructuring/renewal/transformation and exit.

  • Pre and post approval from the RBI/FIPB for the issue and gift of shares.
  • Assistance in corporate governance matters such as shareholder and director disputes, directors’ duties and liabilities, board composition and preparation of board policies.
  • Advising and assisting on sectoral requirements w.r.t. Foreign Direct Investment; External Commercial Borrowings in Indian Companies, pledge of shares, Overseas Direct Investment and related approvals from RBI/FIPB.
  • Setting up of a Unit in a SEZ and its related compliances.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts and agreements.
  • Registration of a Company with various departments including VAT, Service Tax, Professional Tax, among others.
  • Providing legal services to our clients in relation to exit, winding up and liquidation of operations.
  • Advising on the best suitable structures and incorporation of a Private Limited Company; LLP; Society; or a Trust in India; along with related compliance requirements, handling corporate and legal Due Diligence.
  • Compounding of offences by NCLT (earlier CLB) and the RBI for non-filings or delayed filings of FC-GPRs and FC-TRS forms with the RBI and any other contraventions of FEMA laws.
  • Joint Venture and Venture Capital

    SBC has substantial expertise in advising on a wide range of joint venture structures and strategic alliances. We have represented and assisted several Indian and International corporations in structuring and negotiating their joint venture agreements. Our team draws on its understanding of domestic and international laws and utilises its vast experience in cross-border transactions to provide advice on commercial, strategic, regulatory and tax issues involved through all stages of the joint venture transaction.

  • Advising on entry of foreign companies into India
  • Advising at all stages of the joint venture transaction, from planning to the incorporation of the joint venture company and addressing related legal compliance
  • Creating strategically viable methods of investment best suited to the client’s needs
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Drafting share purchase agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Advising on exits including by way of IPO, takeovers, and third-party sale; and
  • Advising on matters relating to intellectual property rights, licensing, antitrust, tax and employment issues
  • Other Services

    In today’s business environment, regulators, investors, and independent directors are focusing on corporate governance. Organizations needs to fine tune their processes and controls. Many organizations are recognizing the need to transform their internal audit and risk management functions to turn these challenges into opportunities.

    Our Offerings

    Our firm extends support to in-house HR and Immigration departments on immigration matters to facilitate Indian entities engage overseas professional and employees. We assist in filing H1B, H4, L1B, L1A and B visas, investor visas among others. The firm advises companies on relevant support documentation, inherent issues involved in filing petitions, drafting support letters, preparing forms, collating material papers in support of the petitions.

    We at SBC extends IP services to Indian and Foreign clients in filing and prosecution of Indian, US, Singapore, PCT International and National phase and Conventional applications, analyse Patent, Trademark and Copyright violations/ infringement cases and initiate legal remedies for protection of respective intellectual property rights of clients, and we also assist clients in registration of Copyrights, Designs, Geographical Indications and Plant Variety Protection.

    We are engaged in advising and furnishing opinions on complex issues relating to real estate and infrastructure projects enabling clients to take informed decisions during investments, joint ventures and restructuring of existing transactions. We advise on procedural and practical issues and assist clients formulate pragmatic strategies during investments, for acquisition of land for large infrastructure projects and during restructuring of projects that have not been executed for various reasons. We assist in registration of the necessary documents with statutory and revenue authorities and in carrying out mutation proceedings for evidencing change in ownership.

    The team is highly proficient at handling assignments ranging from title due diligence and transaction structuring, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts such as conveyance, joint the development, leases & licenses, construction, operations & management contracts, to providing complex advisory for land acquisition, township development and slum rehabilitation projects.

    Our team lays a strong foundation to help businesses enhance their reputation and reap the market opportunities through our value-driven, sustainable, relevant, and contemporary approach to corporate governance. This is further enhanced through holistic advice based on comparable local and international references and deep integration into the governance ecosystem, including proxy advisers and stewardship services. We advise corporates on how to deal with workplace situations proactively and put in place practices valued by large investors.

    With innovation at the heart of our practice, we advise corporates on how to deal with dynamic workplace situations proactively and put in place practices valued by large investors. This is helped by our drive to be ahead of the curve, whether by way of the bespoke products and intervention techniques we develop for our clients or with our Centre for Corporate Governance that undertakes focused research & analysis of regulatory and commercial trends across the world.

    We at SBC are involved in providing end-to-end legal, tax, structuring and regulatory advice in relation to investment funds and asset managers. We have been trusted advisors to our clients for providing assistance throughout the life cycle of a fund, including advice and execution in terms of setting up of the vehicles, regulatory approvals, documentation, governance framework, policies, compliance filings, due diligence and winding up process.

    Our investment funds practice consists of trusted advisers, focused on providing commercial advice and solutions to the clients. We act for foreign and Indian sponsors in setting up onshore and offshore funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, mutual funds, real estate investment funds and pooled-investment vehicles. Our practice also includes advising such funds in investments in and divestments from, publicly traded and privately held Indian companies.

    Our team advises on a broad range of domestic and cross-border lending transactions. We are advised on all types of financing transactions, including rupee and foreign currency financings, structured financing, including models such as co-obligor, cross collateralization, guarantee backed and corporate funding, loan against shares, real estate finance, export finance, hybrid debt, securitisation, bond issuances, including private placements to domestic as well as foreign portfolio investors, masala bonds, dollar-denominated bonds, debt restructuring and resolution under various schemes of the Reserve Bank of India, stressed assets financing, last mile financing, arc financing and insolvency. Our full spectrum of banking and finance services includes corporate debt, Acquisition and leveraged finance, Project Finance, Real Estate finance, Asset Finance, Trade Finance, Securitisation, Debt Capital Markets, Debt Restructuring and Insolvency and Funds etc.

    With experience in international commercial and investor-state arbitrations and disputes across all key sectors globally, we represent our clients in investment arbitration, joint venture and M&A disputes, commercial arbitrations as well as enforcing or challenging awards and foreign judgments in the sectors of energy, banking and finance, construction and infrastructure, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology and telecommunications, to name a few.