Our team at Edictum Law & Co. (“Edictum Law”) has a vast experience of advising and representing clients, ranging from corporates (domestic and international), societies, public sector undertakings and trusts, to individuals, before various forums including, the Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts, and Sectoral Tribunals. Our focus and approach is both analytical and detail oriented, whereby we build strategies best suited for our clients’ peculiar set of facts. The same is based on cogent research and prevalent practice, which may also include engagement of senior counsels or taking an advisory opinion from a retired Supreme Court or a High Court Judge.
ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Alternate Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) is a time effective means of dispute resolution, especially for commercial disputes, by way of a private tribunal. Our team at Edictum Law has conducted several arbitration proceedings before different private tribunals for our clients pertaining to diverse areas of corporate disputes, which include, infrastructure development, information technology and domestic and cross-border investments. Our team has experience in arbitrations conducted under several Institutions and Rules.
INSOLVENCY & RESTRUCTURING
Our team at Edictum Law has been involved in several matters pertaining to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, representing creditors, debtors, resolution applicants and resolution professionals before Supreme Court, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Our team at Edictum Law regularly advises and assists Clients with resolutions, restructuring and liquidation. Our team also works closely with Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARC’s) and corporates with strategic advice on risks involved in taking over businesses of companies undergoing resolution process.
BANKING & FINANCE
Our team at Edictum Law advises borrowers and lenders on structured finance, acquisition finance, banking disputes, syndicated loans, and restructuring and insolvency processes. Our team has advised and represented business houses and leading financial institutions, such as Banks (public and private), Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC), National Housing Banks (NHB) and Asset Restructuring Companies (ARC) before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRAT) and Debts Recovery Tribunals (DRT).
Our team at Edictum Law provides services to all interest-holders, such as, owners, developers (corporates and individuals), space buyers and investors, across all types of real estate transactions.
Our practice covers the entire field of real estate transactions, from acquisitions and developments, to lease and sales. The Firm advises clients on comprehensive arenas of real estate transactions, i.e., development of property/Projects, compliance and regulatory services, preparation and execution of contracts, allocation of Properties of space buyers and disputes arising out of transactions. Our team assists Clients with due diligence of properties and also advises on construction related laws. Our team has a rich experience in representing various Clients, across all spectrums, including Builders, Developers, Allottees, Government Bodies before the Supreme Court, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), State and District Consumer Forums, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) and National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Real Estate Appellate Tribunals and Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERA).
Our team at Edictum Law has extensive experience in handling matters relating to taxation laws. Our Team has assisted and represented several Clients, across various forums, on matters involving issues relating to Direct Tax and Indirect Tax. Our team also provides services of financial management, reconciliation, and tax compliance to the Clients. Our team has dealt with issues ranging from (i) exemption from capital gains on transfer of a capital asset by the holding company to its subsidiary company, (ii) to challenging orders of Income-tax Settlement Commission rejecting settlement applications, (iii) handling appeals against additions of alleged unexplained cash credits and investments, and subsequent re-opening of completed assessments in absence of incriminating material found during the search, (iv) handling appeals against additions on the basis of Remand Reports requisitioned by Commissioner of Income Tax from the Assessing Officers without furnishing the same to the Assessee, (v) seeking a waiver of pre-deposit of tax under the Central Excise Act.
Our team at Edictum Law extensively represents educational institutes including private unaided schools as well as universities providing professional degrees in India. We have successfully represented Sanskriti School before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in matters pertaining to admissions, fees and such other related issues from time to time. Apart from litigation support we also advise educational institutions on various administrative aspects, which are legally required to be carried out such as gratuity, pension, labour, POCSO Act, Apprentices Act etc.
ANTI-TRUST & COMPETITION
Our team at Edictum Law has experience in representing and assisting clients in the areas of cartels, market dominance, merger control and alliances.
With respect to the areas of cartel, our team has a rich experience in handling various aspects of cartel investigation and litigation, including, collating information, defending cartel complaints, representing before the Regulator, and filing leniency petitions under the leniency regime. We have also assisted our clients with identifying and drafting complaints against potential cartel setups. We also assist our clients at the appellate stage before Supreme Court, High Courts, and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). Our team has an experience of representing Clients across spectrum, on issues relating to abuse of dominance rules and predatory pricing.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES
Our team at Edictum Law has experience in advising and representing corporate houses, including their boards, executives and officials in matters involving white collar (non-violent) wrong doings common to trade and commerce. These may include economic offences, money laundering, fraud, bribery, cybercrimes, offence under Prevention of Corruption Act, insider trading, data breach, antitrust, regulatory enforcement and/or internal investigations, amongst other things. Our team assists and provides representation to their clients in criminal trial (PMLA / PMLA (AT) / Enforcement Directorate / District Courts) and / or related appellate matters.
EMPLOYMENT, SERVICES & LABOUR LAWS
Our team at Edictum Law provides legal and advisory services on employment laws, including but not limited to advisory services and lodging formal proceedings in cases of employee performance related issues [recruitment, termination, corrective action, disciplinary action, labor conciliation settlements, remuneration and incentives, Health and Safety etc.], preparing, amending or updating internal policies as per applicable laws, Regulatory and Secretarial compliance towards PF, ESI, Shop & Commercial Establishment Act, Factories Act, etc.
Our team also handles various matters relating to service and administrative laws, ranging from disciplinary proceedings to absorption, and other related issues, and have an experience of representing Clients before Supreme Court, High Courts, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and various Commissions.
Our team at Edictum Law provides complete spectrum of services in patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, geographical indications, data protection, etc. We provide services for filing applications, initiating prosecution, investigation, conducting litigations, interferences, licensing, portfolio management, assignments, registered user agreements, transfer agreements and advising on Protection and Retention of Intellectual property of Clients.
Our Firm’s services also include handling litigations relating to trademark and design infringement and passing off, and infringement of patents and copyrights before various authorities, tribunals, High Courts, and the Supreme Court.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Our team at Edictum Law provides comprehensive transactional support to clients (domestic and international) belonging to varied industrial sectors, in all their corporate commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions, amalgamations or any restructuring-oriented transactions. We undertake all tasks including preliminary due diligence, negotiation, preparation and execution of transactional documents and corresponding regulatory approvals, which may get attracted as per applicable law prevalent in India. Our aim is to ensure that all such eventualities, which affect our client’s commercial interests are accounted for in the transactional documents, keeping best interest of our clients as the driving force.