Our mission is focussed on enabling business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. This enviable heritage has helped us create a track record of success for us and our clients. Being a full service firm, our expertise runs deep and wide across our nine practice groups, focussed on exceeding the expectations of a diverse range of stakeholders and clients including corporates from multiple industry sectors, central and state governments, regulatory bodies, industry chambers and not-for-profit organisations.
Being among India’s most well recognised firms, we are frequently sought by leading global and Indian business entities for high quality advice on legal and business critical matters. A continuously evolving business environment implies disruptive change that brings with it multiple regulatory and legal challenges. We understand these challenges and collaborate with our clients to solve these.
Our diverse and high quality talent anchors our multiple perspectives, which we leverage to create the most effective solutions. Our team encompasses 668 lawyers, with over 129 partners from diverse practice areas including General Corporate, Merger & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, Intellectual Property and Venture Capital.
We have been at the helm of major headline transactions in all segments of industry and business. We represent major transnational corporates on their India entry and business strategy. We are known globally for our exceptional merger & acquisition, tax, competition law, dispute resolution & arbitration, regulatory litigation, capital markets and private equity practices. We are at the forefront of global and Indian M&A and private equity transactions, cutting edge high risk litigation and advice on strategically important matters across a spectrum of practices and industries for our multi-jurisdictional clients.
We have a pan India presence, with offices in seven cities across India – New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. The firm is also the exclusive member firm of LexMundi for India. LexMundi is the leading association of independent law firms in 100+ countries worldwide. This association allows SAM & Co to not only be the preferred law firm for clients of other global law firms of the Lex Mundy network but also allow its clients gain access to similar high quality legal advice, no matter what part of the globe.
As one of our largest practice domains, it includes our expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions, JVs, Private Equity and Business Restructuring. Our Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Regulatory teams work very closely with the corporate teams for facilitating deal closures. Our Insurance Practice is robust and well recognized. We have helped enable many impactful, marquee and industry transforming transactions.
Our offerings range from traditional banking documentation to securitisation, factoring, setting up payment banks, syndicated loans, structured finance, acquisition finance and mortgage backed securities, guarantee structures, equipment financing, non-convertible debentures, external commercial borrowings and working capital loans.
Our diversified Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice is highly regarded. It addresses a diverse range of scenarios, starting from early signs of distress at corporates, restructuring towards revival, to processes focussed on liquidation and winding down of businesses. We provide comprehensive solution, encompassing financial restructuring and recovery, insolvency, corporate reorganization and restructuring, creditors’ rights, and contingent preparedness against any peripheral litigation.
With a strong and recognized competition practice in India, we have a proven track record of successfully helping our clients through their largest transactions, complex investigations and high-stakes litigation.
We are recognized as a go-to firm for domestic & international arbitrations, commercial & corporate and regulatory disputes in various courts, tribunals, forums, administrative authorities & regulators in India.
We advise developers, EPC contractors, investors and lenders on various infrastructure projects in diverse sectors including power, oil & gas, nuclear energy, ports, roads and mining. We also advise on regulatory aspects, contractual issues and government tendering aspects typically associated with such large scale projects.
Our offerings on the equity aspect include legal and regulatory advice on IPOs, FPOs, rights issues, QIPs, ADRs, GDRs, IDRs, AIM listings. On the debt capital markets side, our offerings focus on issuance and restructuring of FCCBs, non-convertible bonds, unlisted infrastructure bonds and medium term note programs (MTN Programs). We also have a well-developed Financial Regulatory Practice (FRP).
We offer a broad range of direct and indirect tax services (including customs duty, central excise, service tax value added tax, central sales tax, state excise duty etc.) ranging from tax planning, advisory, implementation, documentation, representation and litigation support. We have supported large international and domestic transactions.
We offer a full range of services covering patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other allied laws, across several stages including conceptualization to enforcement, and from negotiations to creation of innovative corporate structures based on intellectual property.
We represent premier domestic and international clients for investor as well as investee companies, for early and growth stage financings. Our VC lawyers at our Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi offices have substantial deal experience (including having worked at prominent VC funds) and bring a deep understanding of the nuances of early stage investing, providing practical advice to start-ups and emerging companies, and the venture capital funds that invest in them. We also provide seamless advisory on Intellectual Property, Tax, M&A and Capital Markets. Given our robust intellectual capital, we also help set best practices and provide relevant inputs to regulators and policy makers.
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