The corporate and commercial practice is the firm’s core practice area and is divided into the following disciplines:
Investments and Entry Options
Corporate Advisory and Governance
Clasis Law is recognised for its robust Corporate Practice. The firm has extensive experience in corporate transactions and offers end-to- end transaction management from deal structuring, negotiating, documentation to assisting in closing of the transaction. The scope of our corporate and commercial advisory goes beyond the resolution of typical legal problems. Our objective is to collaborate with our clients and become a partner in their business decisions.
Our team of lawyers provide hands-on and bespoke assistance to our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 blue chip companies to small and medium-size enterprises and individual entrepreneurs, who benefit from our comprehensive experience which extends from complex transactions to advising on day to day matters involving every stage of a company’s business cycle, making sure that we work in the way most suited to the clients’ needs.
The acquisitions practice is one of the core practice areas of the firm and our lawyers have in-depth experience in advising clients, on the buy and sell side, on acquisition transactions across various sectors, both domestic and cross border.
Our experience of having advised buyers and sellers gives us expertise in full range of challenges that a transaction can present and this helps us in not only identifying the issues beforehand (and thereby avoiding unnecessary surprises) but also addressing them in a timely manner.
We advise on all aspects of private equity, from establishing the fund and making investments, to ongoing portfolio assistance including restructuring advice, to exiting from those investments.
Investments and entry options
Our lawyers have in-depth experience of advising offshore clients on their investment structuring and entry options, either through subsidiary, branch office, liaison office or project office, in India.
With our knowledge of the relevant issues across a variety of industry sectors we are able to help our clients navigate through the regulatory framework and achieve their commercial objectives.
Our experience, from inception of the joint ventures through to termination, ranges from advising multi- nationals to individual stakeholders.
We understand the complex legal challenges posed by joint ventures and this helps us in ensuring that we provide our clients, solutions which help them meet their business objectives quickly and effectively.
We have extensive experience of advising clients on restructuring of their businesses and operations, in many cases with significant cross-border and multi-jurisdictional aspects, which allow them to enhance value, minimize costs and streamline their operations.
Corporate advisory and governance
We regularly advise, both listed and unlisted companies, on company law matters and legal issues that affect the day-to- day operation of our clients’ businesses.
Our practice covers all aspects of company law, from advice on procedural / secretarial issues to analysing corporate policies, codes of conduct, and assistance with shareholder engagement.
With our in-depth experience we not only advise our client on the rapidly evolving areas of law but also help them in understanding the law, ensuring compliance and minimising the negative effects on their business.
We provide practical and commercially focused advice, by combining sector and technical knowledge, on all forms of commercial contracts and arrangements covering all the activities of a business across sectors, whether strategic transactions or on a more day-to- day level.
Our expertise across all areas (including logistics, agency, distribution, sales and marketing, packaging, manufacturing, franchising, outsourcing, e-commerce and licensing) helps us address the diverse situations and business needs of our clients.