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Who We Are
MNSA LEGAL is a full service law firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, and a representative office in Birmingham, United Kingdom. We have a dedicated team of professionals specializing in various disciplines including corporate and commercial laws, dispute resolution and taxation. Our professional strength is derived from a unique combination of expertise in the relevant practice area and an in-depth industry focus.
The Firm’s philosophy and commitment towards its clients embraces the highest levels of accessibility, integrity, quality and responsiveness as well as an extremely proactive approach.
Mnsa legal practice is principally structured around the following practice areas and industry focus:
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Disputes Resolution
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets and Securities Law
  • Regulatory and Policy
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Fund Formation and Fund Investment
  • Competition Law
  • Employment & Labour Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Industry

  • Aerospace, Aviation & Defence
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Power, Energy & Natural Resources
  • E-commerce, IT and ITES
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Real Estate & Hospitality
  • PPP Projects/ Procurement and Transaction Advisory Services
  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology

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Our Sectors

Aerospace and Defence

The Aerospace and Defence team at our firm have worked extensively in the defence sector and have had the opportunity to work very closely with large Indian as well as global defence companies of the world.

Our expertise and understanding of the business is the foundation for providing our clients in the defence sector a full range of legal services including:

   Foreign Investments,

   Regulatory

   Structuring

   Import and Export Control Laws

   Offset Policy

   Joint Ventures

   Sourcing /Supply Agreements

   Manufacturing License Agreements

   Technology Transfer and/or License Agreement 


Infrastructure and Project Finance

The team has advised clients on project structuring keeping in view the various legal, contractual, financing and tax aspects; on project implementation on DBOT, DBFOT, BOT, BOO, BOOT and BOLT basis, on tax incidence and on negotiation of concession agreements. Other services include drafting, reviewing and negotiating various project related contracts, project financing documents; prospecting and joint development agreement; conducting a due diligence review and / or a risk analysis; reviewing the financial projections; assisting the client in obtaining regulatory approvals and advice and assistance in dispute resolution.

             mnsa legal has specialized knowledge in the procurement law space and has advised many clients on various legal issues arising out of RFQ, RFPs, EOI, concession agreements, project development agreements and joint development agreements etc and carried out detailed legal risk analysis of various reputed infrastructure projects.


Energy & Natural Resources

The team has assisted various clients in various power projects involving development and financing of power generation in India. We have been involved in both Conventional and Non-Conventional Power Projects. The firm was involved in drafting and negotiating project documentation including engineering procurement and construction contracts, supply contracts, service contracts, work contracts, operation & maintenance contracts, power purchase agreement, implementation agreements, various project financing documents, and joint development agreement for power projects, etc.

Other services include conducting a Due Diligence Review and / or a Risk Analysis, advising on power tariff related matters, assisting the client in obtaining regulatory approvals, rendering regulatory legal advice and advising in dispute resolution.


E-commerce, IT and ITES

The team has considerable experience in advising companies in information technology and outsourcing sectors and on various legal issues involving privacy, protection of data and online gaming/ gambling.

The team members have advised and assisted companies in matters relating to data theft, hacking, phishing, pharming, spamming, pornography, liability of service provider obligations on intermediaries and network service providers, data centers etc. The team advises clients on various provisions of the Information Technology Act and rules including offences/ violations committed thereunder. The team has advised and assisted several companies in structuring, commencement of business operations in online gaming/ gambling sector and has assisted them in drafting, negotiating and finalizing related commercial and licensing contracts.

The team members have advised clients on issues relating to e-commerce transactions, e-contracts and website development (associated contracts) apart from assisting them in negotiating and finalizing contracts pertaining to software licensing, software development, and master services agreements, service level agreements etc.

The team members also advise clients on issues relating to protection, transfer and storage of data including drafting of privacy policies and providing advice on data protection compliance. 


 Our services in the technology and outsourcing sector include:

   Online gaming and gambling including issues relating to virtual world/ social networks

   Internet and e-commerce issues including advice on B2B/ B2C trading and associated contracts (such as software development and license agreements)

   Structuring of investment and commercial agreements for joint ventures, business transfer, mergers and acquisitions etc.

   Data Protection and privacy including confidentiality agreements

   Service provider and re-seller arrangements

   IT Outsourcing and Call Centre Operations

   Issues arising out of Information Technology Act and rules framed thereunder.


Real Estate & Hospitality

The team has expertise in handling large scale real estate transactions including those involving FDI in the real estate sector and has in the past provided advisory with respect to township, SEZ and other residential and commercial real estate projects in India. The firm has advised on complicated joint development arrangements involving issues relating to sharing of FSI, sharing of revenue, joint development, etc.

The services include advising:


   Real Estate Projects like townships, SEZ, Technology Parks, Hotels & Tourism Projects

   Regulatory laws including those relating to licenses and approvals

   Structuring of transaction

   Stamp Duty

   Change of land use

   Regulations governing acquisitions and sale of property

   Property tax and other taxes on real estate

   Construction Contracts, Joint Development Agreements, Project Management Consultancy Agreement, etc.

   Grant/ Assignment of leasing / licensing of commercial and residential properties

   Due diligence and preparation of Title Search Reports

   Representation before various courts including arbitrations regarding real estate disputes


Telecommunications, Media and Technology

The team has assisted and advised a number of clients in acquiring telecommunications, OSP and ISP licenses in India. The firm advises on legal and regulatory issues connected with telecom equipment manufacturing, mobile handset manufacturing, etc.

The team has also advised clients on issues arising in broadcasting and media sector and assist them in obtaining licenses, registrations and various approvals from relevant Governmental authorities.


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our Practice Area

Litigation

The firm has a strong civil, criminal, and corporate &commercial litigation team with knowledge base in all form of dispute resolution. We always endeavour to ensure that disputes are resolved efficiently and effectively. The team advises and represents various international and national entities which are inter alia engaged in hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, energy, e-commerce, entertainment, intellectual property, retail trade, information technology, property, construction activity.

The litigation services include representing clients before various courts, tribunals, regulatory and adjudicatory bodies in India. We have represented various multinational corporations, private and public sector undertakings and banks.

MNSA Legal has specialised experience in white collar crimes/economic offences/financial frauds and have been actively advising many international clients on various legal issues arising out of Indian prevention of corruption laws.

 

Arbitration and Disputes Resolution

The Firm is actively engaged in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice and the team has handled various international & domestic arbitrations. We advise clients on strategies, potential disputes and mediations, and have conducted several matters involving complex issues of law.
We represent a variety of clients, including domestic and international corporations, public utility undertakings and high net worth individuals.

 

Banking & Finance

Banking and Finance are both essential to the process of investment, and also imperative to the growth of an economy. MNSA Legal represents institutional lenders including global banks, non-banking financial companies, broking houses, investment advisors and also advises borrowers and issuers across a diverse range of financial transactions. Our advice spans matters including:

  • Acquisition Financing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Banking Product Advisory
  • Regulatory Advisory Services
  • Structured Finance

Capital Markets and Securities Law

The Firm has a strong capital markets and securities lawand regularly advices with respect to: (i) Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s); (ii) Rights issues; (iii) Private placements in both bond & equity markets; (iv) Advisory services to listed companies & market intermediaries in the areas of statutory & regulatory compliances, including signing off on day-to-day compliance obligations, assisting with registrations for operating in the Indian market with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), for various types of intermediaries; and (v) Acquisition involving the Takeover code.

 

Regulatory and Policy

We represent our clients beforevarious regulatory authorities and judicial fora including the Electricity Regulatory Commissions, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the Tariff Authority for Major Ports, the Competition Commission of India, the Competition Appellate Tribunal, the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal, ADR mechanism, arbitral tribunals, the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. The firm’s policy practice encompasses (i) Legislative, policy & sector strategic legal advisory; (ii) Structuring legal and regulatory frameworks to facilitate effective public private partnerships in Infrastructure & social sectors; (iii) Public procurement; (iv) Restructuring & reform initiatives; (v) Economic & safety regulation in diverse Infrastructure sectors; (vi) Competition regulation; (vii) Regulations pertaining to New and Renewable Energy; and (viii) Direct and Indirect Tax.

 

Corporate Advisory

Indian laws mandates compliance with various provisions of company law, foreign exchange laws and other legislations pertaining tolabour and employment, real and movable property, intellectual property, partnerships, etc. As per applicable laws various licenses, certificates and approvals are required to be obtained from several regulatory authorities. MNSA Legal assists clients in the following areas:

  • Advising companies on legal, regulatory and tax aspects of doing business in India
  • Structuring and setting up of operations in India, including applying for and obtaining requisite approvals
  • Setting up liaison, branch and project offices, and trusts in India
  • Advising companies on an on-going basis on legal and regulatory issues
  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating various commercial and business related agreements including employment, consultancy, confidentiality, services, strategic alliances, distribution, franchising, marketing, teaming, joint ventures, technology licensing, reseller and consortium agreements
  • Compliance with commercial laws including property laws, labour laws, etc.
  • Re-structuring, mergers, capital structures, winding up and repatriation of proceeds

Fund Formation

Investment Funds, including venture capital firms, growth funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds and infrastructure funds have become a key part of the Indian corporate and investment eco-system. MNSA Legal advises clients in the set-up of investment funds. Our services within Fund Formation include:

  • Structuring the fund, including the geographic location
  • Advising on the appropriate entity or vehicle for the fund such as pass-through trusts, limited liability partnerships and companies, protected cell companies, etc. based on the objective of the fund and regulatory environment of the investor’s home jurisdiction
  • Drafting of documents including the charter documents for the fund entity, private placement memorandum, investment management agreements, investment advisory agreement, and other required documents
  • Assisting in applying for required regulatory approvals
 

Fund Investment

MNSA Legal works with a variety of funds including sector specific funds such as technology, e-commerce and infrastructure (including real estate), as well as investors looking at investing in companies across its funding lifecycle from seed stage to late stage. Our substantial expertise and commitment to research enables us to create structures that anticipate future needs as well as cater to short to mid-term horizons. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Investment transaction structuring and advice, including the instrument/s to be used
  • Advising on the use of appropriate instruments
  • Conducting legal due diligence
  • Deal documentation, including term sheets, share subscription agreements, share purchase agreements and shareholders’ agreements
  • Formulation of exit strategies and assisting in implementation of these strategies
 

Competition Law

The firm advises on issues and concerns emerging out of exclusive dealership arrangements, supply and distribution agreements, sales promotion campaigns, licensing, retail pricing, joint buying, ”dominant-firm‟ status and price discounts etc. MNSA Legal has assisted clients in drafting necessary documentation in matters with regard to “monopolistic and restrictive trade practices‟ and “unfair trade practices‟ and has represented them before the Competition Commission of India and the Competition Appellate Tribunal.

 

Employment & Labour Law

The firm advises clients (both domestic and International) on various complex regulatory and legal aspect of labour and employment laws in order to ensure full compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. The firm advises on applicability of such laws in mergers, acquisitions, transfer or sale of business undertakings in India. We advise on layoff/termination processes and documentation, on all aspects of domestic or cross-border employee stock option plans and on social security benefit requirements. The firm has experience in drafting wage policies, leave policies, overtime policies, procedure manuals and employment contracts.
We also review cross-border plans to ensure that the same are in compliance with all Indian regulations. Our services range from resolving industrial disputes to drafting and negotiating collective agreements. In addition, we conduct due diligence for corporate clients and advise on labour, employment matters and immigration law.

 

Environment

MNSA Legal regularly advises its clients on practice and procedure for setting up industry and to seek regulatory approvals. The firm advises on land use pattern as per master/regional development plan for proposed projects in India, on prescribed requirements for hazardous/toxic waste management, in relation to disposal of wastes, on emission norms in India, on liabilities of the project proponent regarding risks caused to the environment and human health and on violation of any international codes of practice to which India is a signatory.

 

Intellectual Property

MNSA Legal advises clients on copyright, trademark, patents, designs, trade secrets, provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and its application to IPR protection, data protection and privacy, e-commerce, etc. Some of the services we provide include:

 
  • IPR Management: Advising on selection, clearance and registration of IPRs in India as well as in foreign jurisdictions, and managing IP portfolios
  • Exploitation of IPR: Assisting in commercial exploitation of IPRs including advising on technology transfer, technology collaboration, licensing strategy, including factors like fields of use, exclusivity and geographic limitations
  • Contracts: Drafting, reviewing and negotiation of outsourcing agreements, licensing agreements including shrink-wrap licenses, software bureau services, assignment of intellectual property, contracts relating to data protection and confidentiality, distribution, marketing and maintenance agreements (hardware and software) and turnkey contracts
  • Dispute Resolution: Advising on enforcement issues, including disputes arising from on-line transactions, domain name disputes, copyright & trademark infringement and passing-off suits



contact us

Delhi

D - 107, Lower Ground Floor,
Defence Colony,
New Delhi - 110024
Ph:+91 11 490 78601 / 05

Mumbai

33, Atlanta Building,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021
Ph:+91 98192 28584

Hyderabad

Plot No.44, Phase 1,
Kavuri Hills,
Hyderabad - 500 033
Ph:+91 98111 93391

Bangalore

52, Cubbon Road,
Banglore - 560 001
Ph:+91 99582 01822

Birmingham

7, Portland Road,
Edgbaston,
Birmingham -B69HN
Ph:+440 121 4561100

Email: info@mnsalegal.com


    

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