Advisory & Consultancy Services
Seth Associates has extensive experience in rendering legal advisory and consultancy services to its clients on wide range of matters relating to foreign direct investment, foreign collaboration, joint ventures & import and export law and procedures. The firm advises its domestic and foreign clients on incorporation of corporate entities, establishment of branch, project and liaison offices in India and abroad, regulatory compliance matters and renders advice and assistance on post incorporation legal formalities. Our firm has advised clients on vast portfolio of subject matters that include foreign exchange regulations, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, Customs law, brand positioning, warehousing, Special Economic Zones, and direct and indirect taxes. We have rendered comprehensive legal services to renowned multinational companies based in the U.S.A., Asia and Europe such as Snapple Beverage Corporation, USA, TOSHIBA, Japan, and FEDEX on planning, executing and launching their products and services in the Indian Market. The firm has unmatched expertise in Food and Drugs law and Indian laws regulating labeling and packaging of products to be marketed in India. The firm has unparalleled expertise in advising major industrial players including clients in the Real Estate, Health care and Education sector on specialized areas of Real Estate and Municipal Laws, Industrial Relations and Employment laws.
The firm has successfully represented its clients on negotiating and finalizing high stake financial, contractual and commercial arrangements. We assist our clients in preparation of legal documentation including drafting of contracts for establishing joint ventures in India and abroad, distribution, agency & franchise Agreements, manufacture and supply agreements, business purchase, brand acquisition, asset purchase, transfer of technology, licencing and assignment of Intellectual property, besides other commercial arrangements. We have advised a leading manufacturer of lighting products in India in setting up of their Joint Ventures in different parts of the world and also prepared legal documentation for Acquisition of a business undertaking of a renowned multinational company based in the USA. The firm has also advised Asia’s largest manufacturer of sports goods on negotiating & settling their commercial agreements including distributorship agreements, manufacture- supply agreements, trademark Licence agreements, and technology sublicense agreements besides other commercial contracts.
The firm has a cutting edge practical experience in conducting both private and commercial litigation and has an established name in this field. Seth Associates actively represents clients in litigation on diverse subject areas of law across all verticals. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in Real estate, Education, Manufacturing, Export and Healthcare sectors before several legal forums including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Courts, Consumer Courts, Company Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, and other forums. The firm’s attorneys also specialize in handling employment disputes and matrimonial and family law matters. The firm has actively conducted litigation for reputed clients that include major export houses, leading manufacturers of electrical items in India, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies, and a renowned group of hotels in the hospitality sector.
Cyber Laws & IT Laws
The firm has advised many International and Indian corporate entities on complex cyber law issues. We succeeded in an administrative action on a trademark infringement complaint lodged with Google against Naukri.com. Our team of IT experts includes cyber forensic experts, cyber lawyers that have the expertise to handle some of the most complex cyber law cases. The firm is conducting a cyber crime case for a client against Makemytrip.com for fraudulent debiting from a consumer’s credit card account. We assist our clients in cyber law related litigation, drafting and vetting of website content and formation of software licensing and other IT contracts.
Global IPR & e-IPR Practice
Our firm has rich experience in advising clients on both contentious as well as non-contentious Intellectual Property matters, particularly the creation, registration and protection of Intellectual Property rights, including specialised areas of Trademark, Patent, Know-how licensing, Trade secrets, Designs and Copyright law. We have advised major corporate houses on Franchise law issues, IPR due diligence, brand acquisitions and anti-counterfeit actions. The firm takes pride in having formed an excellent integrated team of lawyers and IPR agents from different parts of the World. We have assisted our cleints in securing Trademark registrations in more than 25 countries worldwide. Our firm has successfully conducted anti-counterfeit actions for a major pharmaceutical group in India. The firm has advised leading manufacturers and export houses in finalising brand acquisition deals, trademark licence agreements, recordal of assignment of trademarks, technology and know-how licence agreements.
The firm actively conducts e-IPR practice and we assist clients in complex cyber law disputes including cyber squatting, trademark and copyright infringements and other Internet related e-IPR issues.
The firm represents its clients in dispute resolution through ADR and conducts both domestic and international arbitration matters before various forums, relating to all areas of general and special practice, including finance, commerce, contractual, intellectual property rights, cyber laws, building, construction, as well as industry and employment related disputes. The lawyers and technical experts of our firm have the requisite expertise of handling high stake arbitrations, including those pertaining to supply contracts, building and construction contracts and turnkey projects. Our senior counsels have significant experience in conducting arbitration proceedings for major clients that include National Research Development Corporation, ABN Amro Bank, , Smith Kline Beecham, Ranbaxy, Cement Corporation of India and KJMC Global Market (India Ltd).
Anti Dumping Laws
The firm represents major industrial players in Anti-dumping investigation proceedings before the Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. We have acted for Indian Agro and Recycled Paper Mills Association in Anti-dumping Investigation concerning the import of Caustic Soda originating in or exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Japan, USA & France.