India has experienced remarkable growth in Infrastructure Projects in the last decade. For this purpose, the Government of India has formulated various policies, guidelines and legislations for each Industry in these Sectors.
PRAGS advises on diverse laws governing infrastructure projects in India and incidental issues thereto. The head of PRAGS has considerable expertise in implementing legal and contractual framework for diverse infrastructure projects. PRAGS handles the full range of drafting of and advising on engineering, construction, supply, and services contracts for Turnkey Projects, Infrastructure Projects and other heavy construction activities. The core area of practice include (i) EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) Contracts, (ii) Off-shore & On-shore supply contracts, (iii) Installation and commissioning contracts, (iii) O&M contracts (iv) Consortiums, joint bidding, and joint venture agreements, and (v) Other related documentation.
Adv. Simran R. Gurnani has worked very closely at all stages of such projects right from advising and forming various opinions on the legal aspects of such projects uptill the stage of negotiation and/ or dispute resolution.
REAL ESTATE LAW
PRAGS handles the core areas of real estate and has extensive practice in the areas of advising developers, investors, land owners etc. PRAGS also provides advise on property and laws relating thereto including the Transfer of Property Act, Stamp Duty Act & The Indian Registration Act.
The head of PRAGS has immense experience in Due Diligence, drafting, reviewing & negotiating various types of transactional documentation including Memorandums of Understandings , Leave & License Agreements, Agreements for Sale, Powers of Attorney, Declarations & Undertakings, Indemnity Deeds, and Guarantees, Term sheets, Development Agreements, Joint Development Agreements, Joint Venture Agreement, Conveyance Deeds, Mortgage Deeds, Re-conveyances, Leases, Business Transfer Agreements, Assignment Deeds, Maintenance Agreements, Tenancy Agreements, Agreements for Temporary / Permanent Alternate Accommodation etc.
PRAGS handles various commercial agreements which are required by the corporate, businessman and entrepreneurs in dealing with various parties. Transactional documents such as Business Transfer Agreements, Non disclosure and confidentiality Agreements, Annual Maintenance Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, Technology Transfer Agreements, Service Agreements and arrangements etc, are drafted and vetted by PRAGS.
PRAGS also provides advice on day-to-day legal issues concerning commercial & business affairs on legal structuring of commercial arrangement, corporate legal affairs, formation of legal entities in India & Overseas, corporate transactional matters, commercial contracts and documentation.
PRAGS has extensive understanding of the issues relating to Companies Act 1956 as well as 2013. It provides specialised transactional and advisory services in corporate law.
PRAGS drafts and reviews all types of Share Purchase and Subscription Agreements, Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions and Private Equity transactions.
PRAGS handles entire legal due diligence for Companies. It also assist in Drafting and review of ancillary documents, including technology and intellectual property licence / transfer agreements, services agreements, marketing and distributorship agreements, manufacturing agreements, non-compete agreements, escrow agreements, deed of adherences etc.
BANKING AND FINANCE
Banking and Finance laws are the most imperative part of modern and commercially complex structure in India. With the increase in number of entrepreneurs and businessman, the banking and finance formalities relating thereto has gained immense importance and has almost become a day to day part of each individual’s life.
PRAGS assists in all legal issues relating to banking and finance, including but not limited to advising on complex matters and drafting and vetting of various documents required by the banks for providing loans etc. PRAGS also provides advise on a wide range of banking issues including syndicated loans, structured finance, asset finance, project finance etc.
PRAGS also deals with all the matters relating to Debt Recovery Tribunal and SARFAESI Act.
PRAGS provides appropriate legal advice to match the client requirements to protect their Intellectual Property Rights.
The owner of PRAGS has in depth knowledge about the importance and requirement of intellectual property in today’s fast moving world.
The protection of an Intellectual property through appropriate documentation including drafting of application for registration, licensing and transfer of intellectual property is done by PRAGS.
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
PRAGS provides legal assistance to all persons involved in media and entertainment industry including but not limited to the producers, distributors, exhibitors, broadcasters, TV channels, multiplex operators etc.
PRAGS provides drafting and vetting of various agreements such as Film Production Agreement, Film Distribution Agreement, Exhibition Agreements and protection and licensing of intellectual property rights under such Agreements. PRAGS also provides legal assistance on Joint Ventures of Companies relating to media and entertainment.
Arbitration also known as alternate dispute resolution has gained enormous importance due to it being the simplest and less time consuming process to resolve dispute between the parties.
Arbitration is one of the areas of expertise of PRAGS. It provides complete assistance in the matter relating to Arbitration. Right from the early stage of vetting of documents having an arbitration clause, invoking of the arbitration till the award and execution thereto is handled by PRAGS. Adv. Simran R. Gurnani has immense experience in preparation, drafting and filing of arbitration pleadings and arguments on behalf of clients (both, Claimant as well as Defendant). The owner has handled several matters including complex issues of law. PRAGS also provides legal assistance in forming appropriate opinion on challenging of an Award.
PRAGS handles the entire range of litigation including but not limited to Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Banking and Finance laws, Media and entertainment law, Infrastructure Projects, Constitutional Law, Labour Law, and Arbitration Petitions etc.
PRAGS handles matters before various Courts in India i.e. Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Small Causes Court, City Civil Court, Company Law Board, Environmental Tribunal, Consumer Protection Forum, Pollution Board etc.
WILLS, PROBATE AND MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS
Apart from the above specific areas of law, PRAGS also provides legal assistance and utilises its expertise in other legal documents and formalities required by an individual.
PRAGS ensures that a client’s legal requirements are satisfied without any hassles and time consuming process. It assists in drafting of wills and obtaining probate for a client.
Criminal law basically consists of three legislations i.e Criminal Procedure Code 1973, Indian Penal Code 1860 and Indian Evidence Act 1872. PRAGS handles various matters under criminal law such as defamation, cheque bouncing cases, anticipatory bail applications, regular bail applications, discharge applications etc.
In addition, there are numerous legal documents required by an individual and corporate on a regular basis such as Power of Attorneys, Personal and Corporate Guarantees, Confidentiality Agreements, Employment Agreements, Loan Agreements etc which are drafted and vetted by PRAGS.