RKC Legal offers a blend of rich experience, creativity, and the energy of youth. RKC Legal advises clients on an array of competition law issues including in connection with domestic and cross border joint ventures, collaborations, distribution and supply arrangements and other commercial transactions. RKC Legal’s expertise ranges from providing stand-alone competition law advice, assistance in filings and obtaining necessary approvals to represent clients before the Competition Commission of India and in courts. The lawyers of our firm have been closely associated with and have witnessed the evolution of competition law in India. This historical knowledge and experience allows the lawyers of the firm to deal with complex competition law issues in a more systematic manner. We also engage and regularly interact with the Competition Commission of India and other stakeholders on the development of policy and regulatory frameworks around competition issues.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION - ARBITRATION AND LITIGATION

RKC Legal has successfully represented clients in some very challenging litigation and dispute resolution matters. Our litigation practice is focussed on corporate entities, government bodies, investors, shareholders, lenders, directors and other institutions on civil matters before the courts and commercial disputes before arbitration forums , enforcement of security, recovery of debts, corporate and securities law, competition law, labour and employment matters, real estate issues and economic offences. RKC Legal handles a number of corporate, civil and criminal matters before various courts, quasi-judicial authorities, and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various States, District Courts and lower courts and special tribunals such as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, Securities Appellate Tribunal and the Competition Appellate Tribunal. Apart from practice, the firm also advises and represents clients in other dispute resolution processes such as international and domestic arbitration, mediation and strategic advice. It is imperative that commercial disputes are disposed of speedily.. In the current scenario, there are a series of recent government initiatives taken to inspire investor confidence. From the amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, to the consolidation of the insolvency and bankruptcy laws to the introduction of the Commercial Courts, all efforts are directed towards alleviating the impediments in the path of conducting business. While advising the clients, RKC Legal consider their business objectives and proceed to assess the commercial and reputational risks of litigation. Our disputes practise contributes effectively not only in dealing with disputes but also in preventing potential disputes from affecting the business of our clients. Our team of lawyers aim to provide commercially and practical solutions. We advise clients on strategies in ongoing litigation, potential disputes, recovery and enforcement proceedings, arbitration, conciliation & mediation. RKC Legal’s services typically include reviewing relevant documents, advising clients on the relevant areas of law, strategizing and proposing courses of action, drafting pleadings and legal documents, representing clients before various forums, conducting witness action and arguments. Besides appearing before the forums ourselves, we regularly instruct nationally and internationally reputed counsels for matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals. • With litigation, corporate litigation, original side appeals and tax matters before the High Courts and the Supreme Court • Prosecution, injunctions and defensive actions relating to infringement of patent, trademarks, copyright, design and confidential information in relation to intellectual property disputes • Corporate litigation before the Company Law Boards • Contractual and commercial disputes, injunctive and specific performance actions including shareholder disputes, disputes relating to contracts such as distributor, franchise and licensing agreements, non-compete and non-solicit obligations • Actions in tort including negligence and defamation • Disputes related to property, succession, sale, lease, mortgage, joint development transactions and damages claims • Disputes related to power purchase agreements, tariffs, wheeling, banking arrangements and grant of open access before the Electricity Regulatory Commissions • Arbitration proceedings across all practice areas, including advice in relation to injunctive relief from the courts, prior to during and post-arbitration proceedings in court for enforcement of an arbitral award • Actions in relation to the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act (1993) before the Debt Recovery Tribunals and Appellate Tribunals and advice in relation to the SARFAESI Act.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

RKC Legal expertise lies in the traditional forms of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights and patents as well as non-conventional areas of intangible property like geographical indications and industrial designs. Apart from litigation and enforcement, we have also represented leading international and domestic clients on domain name disputes in arbitration proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Internet Exchange of India. We also regularly advise on intellectual rights such as copyright acquisitions, franchising models, trademark licenses, technology transfer and software development agreements. RKC Legal’s intellectual property team advises on the below mentioned : IP Protection, including identification, selection, proving searches and opinions, prosecution and registration of varied forms of IP such as trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs, geographical indications, managing IP portfolios and providing related IP protection strategies. IP Advisory, including on searches, IP ownership, rights to use, freedom to operate, risk analysis, interface between different IP rights and invalidity aspects.   IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution, including enforcement and defence in civil suits relating to trademark infringement and passing off, patent infringement, design infringement, copyright infringement, breaches relating to confidential information, trade secrets thefts, domain name disputes before the UDRP and INDRP, initiating and handling oppositions, appeals, rectifications, cancellations, before the Indian Patent Office, the Trademark Registry, the Designs Office, the Copyright Office and/or the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, issuing cease and desist letters, issuing takedown notices, replying to notices alleging IP infringement and violation, and liaising for investigations relating to the enforcement of IP rights·        IP Commercialization, including for drawing relevant arrangements, such as brand licenses and assignments, franchise, distributorship and reseller agreements, technology transfers and licenses, patent assignments and licenses, software licenses and development agreements, non-disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint venture and collaboration agreements, website terms of use, privacy policies, IP policies, and research and development agreements.        

EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Labour and employment is one of RKC Legal’s key practice areas. Apart from advising organisations on labour/employment issues as part of M&A, business transfer and reorganisation transactions. Our experience ranges from the preparation of service rules to the structuring of compensation packages, drafting of employment contracts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, termination notices, negotiating collective bargaining contracts, retrenchment, lay-offs and strikes. RKC legal’s also assist clients seek permissions and registrations under various labour/employment-related laws and regulations.

JOINT VENTURES, FOREIGN INVESTMENT & TECHNICAL COLLABORATION ADVISORY :

RKC Legal are credited with pioneering work related to foreign investment. We have successfully assisted many multi-national corporations in establishing their presence in India and counselled organisations across sectors (including highly regulated sectors from a foreign investment perspective such as insurance, retail and defence) on the changing regulatory environment with regard to foreign investment. Our practice regularly advises non-resident and resident clients looking to create business synergies through international tie-ups either through equity investments or technology tie-ups. We also work closely with regulators across industries, to ensure compliance.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

RKC Legal has a leading M&A practice with comprehensive experience in acting for both sellers and acquirers in private as well as public transactions. RKC’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice advises buyers and sellers on a range of share purchase and asset purchase transactions across a variety of business sectors, involving private and public listed companies. RKC Legal also provides innovative and all-inclusive advice aimed at maximising value for our clients. We handle the various, corporate, litigation, employee benefits, tax, environmental, competition, intellectual property, court/NCLT sanctioned scheme of amalgamation & arrangement, group restructuring, public & private takeovers, privatization, and other issues related to these transactions. We support our clients through each stage of a transaction, from due diligence, to finalisation of structure, preparation, negotiation and finalisation of transaction documents, post-acquisition integration and transition. Our clients include multinational corporations, well known Indian business groups, major listed and unlisted companies, private equity groups, investment houses and financial institutions. Understanding our clients’ business coupled with a strong understanding of accounting, financial and tax matters gives us the added advantage of identifying, comprehending and mitigating risks.

INFRASTRUCTURE

RKC Legal has a particularly strong infrastructure practice and has regularly been involved in advising on a variety of infrastructure projects. RKC Legal has extensive experience on advising clients on transactions involving airports, roads, port, water & waste management projects, logistics ,township and railway projects. Our lawyers have been engaged by different project participants including project developers, investors, EPC contractors and equipment suppliers. RKC Legal Advices on : • Draft, review and negotiate joint venture, shareholder and equity subscription agreements in relation to special project vehicles • Draft, review and negotiate off-take and supply contracts • Advise on regulatory and environmental frameworks • Draft, review and negotiate concession agreements, EPC contracts, FIDIC contracts, operation & maintenance agreements, licenses and other ancillary documentation. • Advise on dispute resolution in relation to distressed projects • Conduct legal due diligence  • Advise on land acquisition 

ENERGY, OIL AND GAS

RKC Legal has significant experience and expertise in the Energy, Oil & Gas sector and is involved in large projects in oil and gas, LNG, airports, mining, power and other infrastructure sectors. We advise entities on the legal aspects of the complete supply chain (upstream and downstream) of crude and refined products, gas and LNG, power generation (including from wind, hydro, biomass and solar projects), gas and power transmission and distribution. Our clients include oil and gas majors, utility companies, banks, gas and electricity transmission and distribution companies, power generators and suppliers, contractors and major energy consumers. 9) CORPORATE INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING SERVICES : RKC Legal advises its clients on corporate restructuring and business reorganization in distressed and other situations. The firm has vast knowledge and comprehensive experience of handling legal issues pertaining to distressed assets and corporate restructuring. We have a team of experienced lawyers advising on demergers, hiving offs, amalgamations, etc. preparing schemes of arrangement with creditors and shareholders and where required by law, We also advise on voluntary liquidation and dissolution of companies and defend client’s interests were winding up or similar proceedings are initiated against them. . Our firm also advises clients on matters pertaining to applications as financial creditor/operational creditor/corporate debtor and keeps itself abreast with recent developments in the Code on a regular basis. Our lawyers have the experience of acting in various jurisdictions in India and can seamlessly advise and assist clients on all elements involved in critical restructurings and bankruptcy matters.

CORPORATE COMMERCIAL ADVISORY

The firm’s corporate and commercial practice not only includes working on complex M&A deals and related transactions but on a variety of commercial and business contracts covering a wide range of manufacturing and service industries, including automotive, construction, energy & infrastructure, food and beverages, healthcare, hospitality, media and entertainment, telecommunications, oil & gas, outsourcing & IT and financial services. The firm has experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of business contracts such as manufacturing, sales and distribution agreements, promotional contracts, supply agreements, purchase agreements, outsourcing, project development and management agreements. RKC Legal also have expertise and experience in incorporating companies and providing advice on a day-to-day basis on corporate, regulatory, governance, operational and structuring matters. We advise clients on management issues relating to liabilities of companies, duties and obligations of individual directors and governance risks faced by the boards of directors. • RKC Legal’s team of lawyers are strongly committed and constantly keep themselves updated with change in laws, regulations and rules affecting their clients. Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership matters. Structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts including consultancy, confidentiality, services, strategic alliance, distribution, franchising, marketing, teaming, joint venture licenses, technology licensing, technology transfer and cooperation, reseller and consortium agreements, Commercial law.

BANKING & FINANCE

RKC Legal advises a multiplicity of clients; banks and financial institutions (Indian and foreign), multilateral and international financial institutions, export credit agencies, non-banking financial companies, concessionaires, foreign portfolio investors (investing under the corporate debt route), mutual funds, private equity funds, alternative investment funds, government bodies, debt funds and corporate houses in almost all forms of banking and finance transactions including structured finance, securitization, project finance, promoter funding/loan against shares, syndicated lending, consortium lending, bonds, debentures and commercial papers. Whilst a large majority of our assignments are as lenders’ or investors’ counsel, we have also acted as borrowers' or issuers' counsel in various transactions. The Firm advises various clients on complicated domestic and international structured finance transactions. We regularly advise on securitization transactions, pooling of assets or financing management buyouts, acquisition finance or structuring surrogate leveraged buyouts (as leveraged buyouts for public companies are not permissible under Indian laws). Our team of lawyers advises clients on due diligence and term sheets and prepares a range of financing documents including facility agreements, common terms agreements, accounts agreements, security trust deeds and a range of security documentation including assignments, legal mortgages, hypothecations, share pledges and guarantees.

COMPETITION

Our competition practice consists of the entire spectrum of competition law including merger control, investigation and enforcement actions, reviewing agreements to ensure compliance with competition law and providing advisory services on all aspects of competition law. We regularly represent our clients before the Competition Commission of India ('CCI') and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), High Court as well as Supreme Court for alleged anti-competitive practices as well as for proposed mergers and acquisitions. We work closely with our clients to formulate competition compliance policies and have also undertaken workshops and training sessions on competition law for some of the largest corporate houses in India. We have successfully defended clients in various enquiries/investigations by the Competition Commission of India in matters which had/have far-reaching impact on their marketing policies and the way they do business in India, besides financial ramifications. We have provided clients strategic advice in structuring their business and modified their agreements with their business partners to avoid any possible competition issues.

PRIVATE EQUITY, VENTURE CAPITAL AND FUND INVESTMENT

RKC Legal team works with a variety of funds (including sector-specific funds such as technology, e-commerce, healthcare, infrastructure and real estate), companies and investors. RKC Legal advises on structures, anticipating future needs as well as catering to short to mid-term horizons. RKC Legal advice on Investment transaction structuring and the potential choice of equity instruments, Legal due diligence, Deal documentation, including term sheets, confidentiality agreements, share subscription agreements, share purchase agreements and shareholders agreements, exit strategies and assisting in the implementation of these strategies.

CORPORATE SERVICES

RKC legal offers corporate legal services to its clients. RKC Legal Firm is one of the leading corporate law firms of India it is providing corporate legal services for the benefit of foreign clients. India has become one of the most attractive investment destinations of the world for the purpose of manufacturing, IT-enabled services, call centres, Technology sector etc., Hence many foreign companies want to make use of the low cost and big market benefit of India. Various states in India have started industrial estates and have announced various investment promotion schemes to attract foreign investors to India. In addition to that Government of India has announced various subsidies and concessions to the foreign investors who invest in India. Key sectors like manufacturing are put under the automatic route of investment with 100% foreign direct investment. Hence the firm is offering the following corporate services for the benefit of the foreign companies investing in India. The team of the firm comprising of various experts including investment experts, taxation experts, FDI experts, Company law experts, employment law experts, Foreign exchange laws experts, arbitration experts, contract law experts etc., Hence the firm is able to provide the best comprehensive services to provide a complete and accurate feasibility report to the foreign investors. The foreign investor who wishes to start a company in India requires to apply and get permissions and approvals from various department including local governments, tax authorities, statutory authorities like pollution control board, fire department, urban development etc., before starting the activity in India. Even though such approvals have become simpler than earlier, it requires applications and follow up.

INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY:

RKC legal offer services related to Insolvency and Bankruptcy services for Corporate Creditors and debtors in New Delhi & Mumbai. The Firm has substantial experience in handling cases for and against Financial Creditors as well as operational creditors. India has finally brought in an effective mechanism for initiating insolvency proceedings against the Financially defaulting Companies by way of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,2016. This Code provides that where a corporate debtor has defaulted in paying a debt that has become due and payable but not repaid, the corporate insolvency resolution process may be initiated in the manner as provided in this Chapter in respect of such corporate debtor by a financial creditor, an operational creditor or the corporate debtor itself. Early recognition of financial distress of a company is very important for timely resolution of insolvency. Actions by a Financial Creditor Action, Actions by an Operational Creditor, Insolvency Application, Resolution Professional, Committee of Creditors, Liquidation. National Company Law Tribunal(NCLT):  The Government of India has constituted National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under Section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 with effect from 01st June 2016. There are eleven benches of NCLT all over India. The Firm is providing services in New Delhi and Mumbai. NCLT is the authority empowers by the Code, to deal with Insolvency and Bankruptcy proceedings.

DEBT RECOVERY SERVICES

RKC Legal handles debt recovery services in India for Foreign Clients & international debt recovery services for Indian Companies. The list of the clients of the firm include Exporters, Insurance Companies, Suppliers, Bankers and financial institutions, Law Firms etc. We have strong experience in serving international clients to collect their receivables in India from Indian Parties. We handle each case as per the international debt recovery practices. National level network, Amicable Recovery without legal action, Demand notice, Insolvency Proceedings, Arbitration Proceedings, Civil Court Action, Criminal Court Action.

CORPORATE INVESTMENT

The Indian Government has taken many steps to ease investing in India and which has increased foreign investment in India in a big way. Many of the Foreign investors who are investing in India are investing in India to manufacture in a lesser cost, to enter into the largest market in the world, to make use of the less expensive educated youngsters, to have a manufacturing facility to cater the needs of Asia & Europe. INDIA INVESTMENT STRATEGY Depending on its business proposal and nature of proposed activities in India, a foreign company can choose either a liaison office, branch office, project office or incorporating an Indian company, either its wholly-owned subsidiary or joint venture with an Indian/overseas partner. INDIAN ENTRY OPTIONS FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS A foreign investor can enter Indian markets by: • Incorporating a Limited Company (Private or Public) • Incorporating a Limited Liability Partnership Indian Company, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Liaison Office/Branch Office/Project Office. • A Foreign Investor can set up a project office in India without obtaining approval of the Reserve Bank of India, if the parent company (Foreign Company) is engaged by an Indian company/ Government to execute a project in India. However, the said project office is not exempted from the prescribed reporting compliances. A project office of a Foreign Company is also a foreign Company as per the Income Tax Act and hence it is also taxed at the rate applicable to foreign companies.

TELECOMMUNICATION, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

RKC Legal’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology team has a vast domain expertise and has advised the entire spectrum of players in these fields – telecom service providers (voice, data, VPN and value-added services) and telecom and broadcast infrastructure entities (including satellites, cable, DTH, MSO, TV etc.), film, television and music production and distribution companies; cinema exhibitors; digital media companies, app-based communication services, online and video game developers and publishers and data protection and privacy. The firm advises on legal, policy, commercial and regulatory matters; negotiate transactions and contract compliance and approvals.

NRI LEGAL SERVICES

The arm of the law and will of our client, RKC legal handles legal affairs for NRIs. With real-time updates at the click of a button, we keep you in the loop at all times and across borders. Our overseas and nationwide presence makes us the best bet for a smooth and beneficial resolution. The team provides the best & top expert legal advisory, assistance and help for NRI and foreign nationals in matters arising out of Indian matrimonial / Divorce/ Family laws. The Team of our lawyers advises & practices International & Indian family / Matrimonial / Divorce litigations arising out of Mumbai courts jurisdictions to minimise court house litigations and resolve complex matters via personal mediations, conciliation and courts legal processes& disputes resolutions with systematic legal approach, Counsel and advisory. Specializing & advising on Disputes Resolution, Statutory Matrimonial laws/Divorce laws /Family laws & the implications of the Criminal Laws with major areas of International Divorce laws and Matrimonial & Divorce litigations.

ESTATE PLANNING AND SUCCESSION ADVISORY

RKC legal handles estate and succession planning for high net worth Indian families, individuals, financial institutions, consultants and trusts using a variety of structures. We provide services to national and international clients having assets in India and worldwide in ensuring that their loved ones are safe from serious conflicts and problems in their absence. We are widely recommended as one of the best lawyers in India for wills, probate, succession certificate and estate planning. If you need an estate planning attorney in India, we can help you customise every aspect of your succession and estate planning. Estate planning, succession and testamentary disposition by will, succession certificate, probate, and letters of administration refers to the process in which ones assets are passed from one generation the next generation. Estate includes cash, property, jewellery, provident fund; fixed deposit etc. An individual can arrange the transfer of assets in many ways; there are different tools available It is wise to plan your estate early in your life, although it might not be at the top of your list of priority. Should the unexpected occur, you do not want your loved ones to suffer. It can be very difficult for family members to make decisions about your personal care and finances when they don't know certainly what you would have ideally wanted. There may have conflicting ideas about what is right and/ or wrong. It is advisable to save your family from stress and possible conflicts by making sure your wishes are clear, and that what you want for yourself is decided in advance.

TAXATION, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE LITIGATION

RKC Legal full-service offering on all tax-related matters is widely recognised as amongst the most preferred counsel. The team, rich in experience and expertise, comprises specialised professionals, many with accounting qualifications in addition to their law degrees. The firm renders the full spectrum of advisory and litigation services, including corporate tax planning, tax advisory as well as transactional tax services across multiple industry segments. We also have a very experienced court-facing litigation practice, which directly handles and argues matters in different appellate forums, such as the Authority for Advance Rulings (Income-tax), Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Several teams, such as the corporate, intellectual property, competition and litigation teams, work closely with our tax team, ensuring a holistic approach to the tax practice. This provides clients with the ability to align their tax approach and evaluate implications of a particular approach or structure within the framework of laws applicable to the business


FDI ASSISTANCE

FDI India is an investment facilitation agency India that acts as a reference platform that matches investors with investment opportunities in the country. We act as the prime point of contact and work tenaciously to provide you and easy connectivity with investors. At FDI India, we aim at transforming the face of FDI facilitation services in India by simplifying the business environment and providing credibility. RKC legal is committed to deliver a highly professional experience to our clients and investors through our interactive platform that enables engaging parties to connect. Team FDI India is designed to create an effortless environment that simplifies the complex structure of investments and transactions. We not only deal in providing committed professional experience to our clients and investors but also advise them on strategic transactions and other financial structures. This puts us in the run to becoming the top investment facilitation agency in India.

LEGAL CONSULTATION

RKC legal was established in the year 2012, the Firm has grown from strength over a period of time covering a wide range of practice including Corporate Recovery , Banking, Company cases, Property Disputes, Arbitration etc. We also practice in non-litigation fields in property, Contracts and Company Matters. We see our strength in providing personalized legal service to our Clients and mostly arguing our own cases. Our office is situated to our clients and mostly arguing our own cases. Our office is situated at Fort in the Close vicinity of the High Court, Session Court, DRT and other Courts.

TECHNICAL COLLABORATION ADVISORY

1. Technical collaboration is a contract whereby the developed country agrees to provide technical know-how, sophisticated machinery and any kind of technical assistance to the developing country. Technical collaboration enables to undertake research and development activities and innovation. 2. Marketing collaboration: Marketing collaboration is the agreement where the foreign collaborator agrees to market the products of the domestic company in the international market. Marketing collaboration creates value for customers and builds strong customer relationship. Marketing collaboration promotes export. 3. Financial collaboration: When the foreign contribution is in the form capital participation, that contract is known as foreign collaboration. When the foreign company agrees to provide capital or financial assistance to the domestic company that collaboration is known” as financial collaboration. 4. Consultancy collaboration: A Consultant is a professional who provides advice in a particular area of expertise such as management, accountancy, human resource, marketing, finance etc. Consultancy collaboration is the agreement between the foreign and the domestic company where the company agrees to provide managerial skills and expertise to the domestic company. This type of collaboration bridges the information gap. a) Joint Venture b) Amalgamation c) Merger d) Take Over/ Acquisition

STRATEGIC LEGAL DOCUMENTATION

• Legal and title due diligence • Advisory and Opinion • Documentation of all kinds including Business Transfer Agreements, Share Subscription and Shareholders Agreement, Debenture Subscription Agreement, Joint Collaboration Agreement, Technology Transfer Agreement, Venture Funding Agreement, Franchising Agreement, Deed of Conveyance, Agreement for development / redevelopment of the property, Mortgage, Lease Deed, Deed of Assignment.