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Arbitration

The Firm has consistently maintained a strong presence in alternate dispute resolution processes and more particularly, in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, including in Singapore and London. Over the years the team has developed and sustained a diversified client base to include individuals, companies (both local and multi-national) and Institutions of high standing across diverse sectors including finance, telecommunications, real estate, joint ventures, natural resources, environment laws, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure etc. The Firm has handled and continues to handle some of the largest claims in India.

Banking & Finance

The Firm has Planned to establish itself as one of the leading players in the country in the Banking and Finance practice area. Our expertise in Banking and Finance covers acquisition & leverage finance, structured finance, global loans, restructuring, external commercial borrowings, asset securitisation and various regulatory issues pertaining to the area. The practice is involved in some of the largest and complex transactions, requiring exhaustive knowledge of the Indian finance market and its legal framework; our counsels are also involved in a large number of cross-border financing transactions and on account of that have developed a deep understanding of international regulations, industries and legal & financial techniques.

Our interaction with the Reserve Bank of India (India’s Central Bank and responsible for regulating various financial intermediaries including banks and NBFCs), the Indian Banks Association and various other participants in the Indian banking and finance space has provided us with knowledge and understanding of regulatory issues and expectations enabling us to address client requirements within the contours of an evolving regulatory framework. This ability has enabled us to excel in an industry which is witnessing a steady increase the number of transactions involving complex structures and innovation..

Competition/Antitrust Law

Ahmedabad based Competition/Antitrust Law Team of The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates is one of the market leading practices covering all aspects of Indian competition/antitrust law. The Firm boasts of a head start in the field of competition/antitrust law and its interdisciplinary team of competition lawyers (with a background both in commerce and economics) has developed expertise both in the provision of strategic solutions and in litigating competition matters. The team specializes in all aspects of competition law: cartels, leniency applications, anti-competitive agreements, concession arrangements, abuse of a dominant position, joint ventures, distribution systems, merger control, interface with IPRs and sector regulators, state aids, subsidy and consumer law.

The Firm has been closely associated with the Competition Commission of India (Commission) and advised at the stage of formulation of all the Regulations which are currently in force. The Managing Partner of the Firm is also a Member of several Advisory Committees constituted by the Competition Commission of India. The Firm acted as Legal Adviser to the Federal Trade Commission, US in supplementing and review of Reference Material on Mergers & Acquisitions for in house use of the Competition Commission of India.

The Firm advises clients on a full spectrum of competition law issues including reviewing potentially anti-competitive agreements, dominance and practices, competition audit of business practices and arrangements, formulating and conducting compliance & training programs etc. We have also advised market players in the carved-out sectors of glass, textile, automotive components, information technology (IT), liquor, aviation, telecommunications, healthcare, bio-technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, transport, infrastructure, media etc. on both regulatory and compliance issues. The Firm serves as Ombudsman for several multi national corporations on anti trust issues arising in Indian jurisdiction.

Corporate/M&A

The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associateshas an enviable Corporate / M&A Practice which continues to be a powerhouse of high value, complex M&A activity and corporate advisory matters. The team has indepth knowledge and expertise in all areas of M&A practice (including stock acquisitions, takeovers, business / asset transfers, joint ventures, privatizations, buyouts (including LBOs and MBOs), due diligence etc- many of which have global/ cross border aspects) which is combined with an astute understanding of the business and commercial requirements. The team boasts of significant deals in almost all sectors such as pharma and health, retail, hydro power, oil and gas, automotive, education, real estate, information technology and bpo, ecommerce, infrastructure, textiles, financial service, hotels, hospitals, food, insurance, broadcasting and news media, telecom, etc. Apart from drafting and negotiating the entire gamut of transactional documents the team also advises multinational clients on optimal structuring options and entry/ investment strategies.

In addition to M&A, the team also works extensively on commercial contracts such as equipment purchase/ supply agreements, distribution/ franchise arrangements, trademark licenses, master service agreements, consultancy/ employments contracts and so and so forth. The team is well equipped to take a transaction from start to finish – and is known for expert advise on all ancillary aspects to a M&A matter such as post acquisition advisory, entity formation, applications for regulatory approvals, corporate secretarial matters etc. Further, general corporate advisory (including securities and foreign exchange law) also forms a core aspect of the practice and the team has extensive experience in the same.

Dispute Resolution

Litigation is a pervasive fact of Indian business life but picking the right legal advisers and law firm is often half the battle won. Our litigation practice is second to none, boasting of around 45 specialist lawyers advising a diverse range of clients on disputes in all forums and areas of law.

We have a large number of experienced litigators with a wide range of experience in courts at all levels ranging from the Supreme Court of India, the various High Courts, district and lower courts, Tribunals and judicial as well as quasi-judicial authorities under special statutes etc.

Our dispute resolution practice area covers a wide and challenging spectrum of commercial matters including mergers & acquisitions, joint venture disputes, consumer disputes, debt recovery, employment and human resources, media and entertainment, unfair and restrictive trade practices, contractual disputes, company matters, intellectual property disputes, amongst others.

We see beyond dispute as mere litigation or arbitration. We devise strategies and tactics to get you to your goal, employing the expertise of a wide variety of practice areas and solutions. To that end, the Firm also represents clients and advises them on institutional and ad hoc mediations and conciliations.

The following are our broad areas of practice and relevant experience in dispute resolution:

·         Commercial Litigation

·         Company and Insolvency Litigation

·         Debt Recovery

·         Consumer Law and Dispute Resolution

·         Criminal Law

·         Public and Administrative Law

·         Technological Laws

·         Media and Entertainment Laws

·         Employment and Human Resources

Education

The Firm has a robust education laws practice and has considerable experience in providing advice in relation to the entire range of educational institutions from preschools to higher education. The Education practice group is familiar with various legal, regulatory and tax aspects of the education sector in India, which is characterized by multiplicity of laws and regulators thereby requiring careful navigation of the regulatory space.

From our large experience we are providing consultancy services for the establishment of schools/colleges/universities we give consultancy to get approval, accreditation and legal services related to setup new institutes as per the state government/UGC/AICTE/ICSE/CBSE norms.  for details contact

Email : manojkumarpattanaik@ymail.com

The Firm has proposed to advise on all aspects of the structuring and operation of transactions, as well as represented clients in the education space on dispute resolution. Further, the team is actively advising various stakeholders on education policies and the scope for reform. The Education practice group is presently planning to advise the Planning Commission on a model concession agreement for the promotion of Public Private Partnership for various educational institutes/schools/colleges proposed to be set up in various states. Further, the Founder and Managing Partner of the Firm, Mr. Manoj K Pattanaik  presently serves many educational institutions.

Human Resources & Employment Law

The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates has a dedicated team of attorneys who specialize in issues and concerns related to employment law.

The Firm is currently advising a number of multinational companies including several companies in the IT/ITES sector, on employment and service related issues. It has also been representing clients before various courts and tribunals, ranging from basic domestic enquiries to cases before the Supreme Court of India.

The Firm is extensively involved in advising and drafting of employment agreements, employee handbook, consultancy agreements, service bonds, deputation agreements, grievance settlement procedures, policies to prevent sexual harassment, leave policies, rules & regulations, certification of standing orders, and memoranda of settlement with trade unions, amongst others.

The Firm has also successfully conducted numerous human resource audits, which generally focus on issues pertaining to compliance with all necessary employment statutes’ requirements under the Union law; compliance with the rules of employment (if any) under laws made by the State concerned in which the premises/factory of employer is situated[1]; compliances with respect to outsourced staff (e.g. contract labour) and the legal consequences involved; analysis of complaints pertaining to sexual harassment, if any; analysis of the possible liabilities of the company in case of any employee related dispute.

The Firm has further assisted clients on issues such as relating to severance / termination, resignations/abandonment of job, lay offs, closure and transfer of undertakings, domestic enquiries, gratuity, provident fund, employees’ state insurance, amongst others.

Apart from the above, the Firm also advises several clients on their day-to-day legal issues pertaining to operations, compliance, governance, obtaining requisite permissions from the regulatory authorities, statutory filings, maintenance of records and registers, amongst others.

The Firm has a dedicated team of lawyers who specialize in issues related to employment and have been assisting clients on issues ranging from compliances, retrenchment/ termination, closure and transfer of undertaking, social security and provident fund related issues etc. The advisory experience of the Firm includes advising several domestic and international clients on issues relating to the secondment and employment of expatriates.

Immigration

The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates has been planned to involved in a large number of complex cross-border transactions, requiring exhaustive knowledge of legal and regulatory frameworks. We like to advise both borrowers and lenders in connection with various matters such as due diligence, drafting, negotiation and vetting of loan and security documentation, including in respect of ECBs and trade credits, ring fenced expansion strategies, inter-creditor issues, complex security structures and general corporate issues in collaboration with experienced lawyers.

The Law office of Pattanaik and associates is a leading immigration law firm providing Canadian, American and global immigration lawyer services. With over 7 years of combined experience, the Pattanaik & associates Law Group provides a level of expertise, competence and strategic focus that ensures the best chance of success for corporate and individual clients worldwide.

The Law Office of Pattanaik and Associates exclusively focus on Canadian immigration, US immigration, and global immigration has enabled us to establish an excellent reputation. Our Canadian immigration lawyers, U.S. immigration attorneys and Global immigration specialists have had the distinction of representing multinational corporations, as well as small and medium sized organizations, entrepreneur/investors and skilled professionals in a variety of industries, including energy, IT, R&D, manufacturing, engineering, entertainment, telecommunications and finance.

Infrastructure

The firm has proposed to advise in the most prestigious and pioneering deals in the infrastructure space, assisting government authorities and regulatory bodies, multinational corporations and multilateral institutions in projects across various sectors including airports, ports, freight corridors, highways, railways, refineries, pipelines, inland waterways and urban transportation in connection with a wide range of matters, from evolution of legal and regulatory frameworks, bidding and award of projects and in connection with development and financing of projects.

Recently, The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates has been planned to involve in advising the Planning Commission (Government of India) on the preparation of model documents for various sectors, including airports, railway stations, transmission (electricity) and procurement-cum-maintenance of locomotives, which puts it in a unique position to leverage the expertise of its lawyers in regulatory frameworks evolved by the Government of India through model PPP documentation. Our lawyers have extensive experience in drafting and negotiation of project documentation, including concession agreements, O&M contracts, shareholders agreements, state support agreements, engineering procurement and construction contracts, and in relation to others matters, such as conducting due diligence and advising on regulatory consents and approvals.

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property [IP] law Practice at The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates is the only top ranked IP practice from among general practice firms in India. Significantly, the firm’s IP Practice also ranks among the top IP practices in India, a practice field, until now, normally reserved in India to specialist IP firms.

The IP practice at the firm asserts considerable expertise in IP based transactional and regulatory matters and additionally excels in IP prosecution and IP litigation (anti-piracy / enforcement based and big ticket litigation).

The practice is populated by specialist IP practitioners who have spent years living and breathing Intellectual Property law combined with expert grounding & sectoral experience in every aspect of the IP Practice spectrum such as:

·         Prosecution [Trademark, Patent, Copyright & Designs];

·         Business transactions [structuring, licensing, franchising, joint-ventures, mergers & acquisitions, IP audits / Due Diligence];

·         Litigation (including enforcement / anti-piracy);

·         Policy Development [advisory as well as legislative drafting support, deposing before parliamentary committees etc].

Work Culture

If you join us, we will exceed your expectations. In fact, we seldom overlook an opportunity to celebrate anything wonderful that happens to our firm or the people within it. We do more than listen to our employees - we actively seek their input, perspective and ideas. Here, everyone has the opportunity to achieve their potential and enjoy their work. We believe we provide an environment in which talented people flourish.

To be successful at our Firm, a lawyer must be at ease working in an informal environment and have the initiative and imagination to deal with novel legal issues.

The local office undertakes most of our recruitment. But there are also synchronized recruiting efforts by regional practice groups. The staffing requirement for each office varies considerably from time to time and from practice area to practice area - but an office will always be pleased to hear from you if you have a keen interest in joining the Firm.

So whether you are a student looking to start your career, a qualified lawyer interested in a specific office or practice area, or would like to work with us in a non-legal role, you are always welcome to get in touch with our office at any time to find out what career opportunities may be available.

Where We Are

168, Sector-21,  Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

313, Kailash Sagar, Sector-22, Gandhinagar
 
 
 
 
 

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You might be wondering why only The Law Office of Pattanaik & Associates while there are lots of other law firms mushrooming around you.

These reasons may convince you

  • Quality services at affordable prices
  • More accountability
  • Experienced advocates from reputed fields
  • Ongoing research and publication
  • Trustworthy associations
  • Calm environment
  • Global activities
  • Free Counseling facilities
 
 
 
 
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