Gagrats has a broad based practice cutting across a wide range of legal disciplines with Associate Offices in New Delhi and Dubai.
Most of the members of the Firm have attended prestigious universities in England, the U.S.A. Canada, Singapore and India such as Cambridge, London, LSE, Harvard, NYU, McGill, NUS and The National Law School University of India. Some of the Partners of the Firm have also qualified as Solicitors of the Supreme Court England.
The Members of the Firm have represented clients on significant Financings, Large Acquisitions in India and overseas, Large Private Equity Deals and Large Power Projects. The Firm has also represented Issuers on Securities Offerings including Offerings of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), Global Depository Receipts (GDRs), Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs) and Rights Issues.
The Firm has also been the recipient of Awards including the M & A International Global 2013 Award, the Global 100 2013 Award, the Finance Monthly Global Award 2013, the Corporate Livewire Global Award 2013, the Lawyers World Global Awards 2013, the 2013 Dealmaker Award, the ACQ Law Awards 2013, the 2008 to 2012 Indian Law Firm Awards, the 2011 Global Awards, the 2011 and 2012 Indian Corporate Tax Law Firm Award, the 2012 Law Firm of the Year Award for Tax - India, the 2011 Asian Mena Counsel Awards, the 2012 Dealmaker Award, the 2012 M & A Award, the ACQ Law Awards 2012 and been recognized as one of the Most Responsive Law Firms in India.
Gagrats has also been ranked as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers & Partners, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asia Law Profiles, The IFLR 1000 and Which Lawyer PLC.
Key Areas of Practice
Aviation: The Firm represents major domestic and international airlines and multilateral aviation authorities, and has considerable experience in cross border financings relating to the purchase and leasing of aircraft. The Firm has been involved in some of the largest aircraft financing deals in India, involving both US Exim Bank and the European Credit Agency, and was involved in financings which were selected by Air Finance as the "Deal of the Year".
The Firm's Aviation Practice has been the consistent recipient of Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as the "Aviation Law Firm of the Year".
Banking & Finance: The Firm represents major Indian and foreign banks, multilateral lenders, domestic and foreign funds and Foreign Institutional Investors. The Firm has considerable experience in corporate finance, including on external commercial borrowings, securitisations and project finance.
The members of the Firm have been involved in significant financings, including those which were selected by Euromoney as the "Deal of the Year," and in some of the largest External Commercial Borrowings and Financings in the Aviation, Engineering, Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals and Power Sector.
The Firm's Banking and Finance practice has been the recipient of Awards in 2011 and 2013.
Capital Markets: Clients include several leading publicly listed companies. The Members of the Firm have experience on a range of Public Issues, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Rights Issues, Institutional Placement Programmes (IPPs) as also on Global Offerings of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), Global Depository Receipts. GDRs) and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs).
The Firm has been the recipient of the 2013 Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year Award - India.
Corporate (including M & A): The Firm advises leading foreign and Indian corporates and international organizations on Acquisitions and Disposals, both in India and overseas, including in the consumer products, engineering, pharmaceuticals, information technology, mining, shipping, courier services, oil & gas, logistics, real estate, hospitality aviation, advertising, publishing, chemicals, travel and leisure sectors.
The Firm has been involved in some path breaking cross border M & A Deals. The members of the Firm have represented Foreign and Indian Corporates as bidders in the Privatization Process.
The Firm has been the recipient of Awards for its Compliance / Regulatory work and been the recipient of the M & A International Global Award 2013, the 2013 Deal Maker Award, the 2012 Dealmaker Award and the 2012 M & A Award.
Dispute Resolution: Work includes competition law, corporate, commercial, intellectual property, labour, securities and taxation matters before a wide range of courts and tribunals.
The Firm also handles domestic and international arbitrations, and has been involved in several high profile arbitrations in India.
Intellectual Property: Regulatory work for both foreign and Indian clients include trademark, copyright and patent registrations, assignment and licensing work. The Firm also undertakes contentious passing off and infringement work.
Energy & Infrastructure: The members of the Firm have been involved in several major power projects in India in which they have acted for and advised foreign and domestic power companies and state electricity boards on IPPs, Co-generation projects, Wind Power Projects and more recently on Nuclear Power Projects.
The members of the Firm have also been involved in some of the Largest Nuclear and Wind Energy Power Projects in India.
The firm has also advised on other infrastructure projects such as oil and gas, mining, ports, pipelines, special economic zones (SEZs), airports, and telecommunications.
Taxation: There is a large practice in corporate, direct and indirect tax.
The firm has been the recipient of the 2011 and 2012 Global Awards as the "Tax Law Firm of the Year in India," the "2011 Indian Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year Award," and the "2012 Law Firm of the Year Award for Tax - India" and the ACQ Law Awards 2012 and 2013 as "Tax Law Firm of the Year".
TMT: The firm advises and represents leading Indian & Foreign Information Technology Companies, including on their licensing and BPO Agreements.
The members of the Firm have been involved in some of the largest Private Equity Deals in Information Technology Sector, as also in large IPOs, GDRs and ADRs offerings of Information Technology Companies.
Clients: The firm advises and represents several major Foreign and Indian Corporates, Multilateral Organisations, Banks, Funds, Foreign Institutional Investors and Airlines.