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, and India such as Cambridge, London, The LSE, Harvard, NYU, McGill, and The National Law School University of India. Some of the Partners of the Firm have also qualified as Solicitors of the Supreme Court of England.
The Members of the Firm have represented clients on significant cross border Financings, path breaking M&A deals in India and overseas, Private Equity Deals and Large Power and Infrastructure 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 2014 M & A Law Firm of the Year – India Award, the 2014 Deal Maker Award, the 2013 Asian Mena Counsel Deal of the Year Award, the 2013 Indian Business Law Journal Dealmaker Award, the Corporate Livewire Global Award 2014 for Banking & Finance, the 2013 Capital Markets “Law Firm of the Year Award – India”, the Global Award 2014 for Tax, the 2014 Antitrust & Competition Law Firm of the Year Award, the ACQ and India Business Law Journals 2014 Aviation Law Firm Awards, the 2013 Golden Global Award 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, Which Lawyer PLC and Who's Who Legal.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Arbitration, Aviation; Asset Based Finance; Banking; Capital Markets; Commercial Law; Competition Law; Copyright Law; Corporate Law; Energy Law; Exchange Control; Foreign Investment; Franchising; Information Technology; Infrastructure; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Finance; Joint Ventures; Labour Law; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Mutual Funds; Mining, Oil and Gas; Power Projects; Privatisations; Project Finance; Private Equity; Real Estate; Securities Law; Securitisations; Shipping; Taxation (both Direct & Indirect); Technology Transfer; Telecommunications; TMT; Trademarks.
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 also 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, 2013 and 2014 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 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 Sectors.
The Firm's Banking and Finance Practice has been the recipient of several Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2014 including the 2014 Corporate Livewire Global Award, the 2014 Deal Maker Award and the 2014 Finance Monthly Award.
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, retail, defense, 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 also represented Foreign and Indian Corporates as bidders in the Privatisation Process.
The Firm has been the recipient of several awards for its M & A work including 2014 M & A Law Firm of the Year – India Award, the 2014 Deal Maker Award, the 2013 Asian Mena Counsel Deal of the Year Award and the 2013 India Business Law Journal Dealmaker 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.
The Firm's Litigation Practice has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation and members of the Firm have also been selected by Benchmark Asia Pacific as amongst their 2014 Disputes Stars.
The Firm has also been the recipient of the 2014 Antitrust & Competition Law Firm of the Year Award.
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 several awards including the ACQ Global Awards 2014 and the Global Awards 2014.
TMT: Clients include leading Indian & Foreign Information Technology Companies.
The members of the Firm have been involved in some of the largest Private Equity Deals in Information Technology Sector, and also in IPOs, GDRs and ADRs offerings and Licensing and BPO Agreements 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.