The pandemic has resulted in a situation when companies and investors need legal assistance more than ever. The force majeure and existential crisis have led to a 30% increase in demand for legal services in the last three months as companies are dealing with disputes with their vendors, partners, and even employees when it comes to the contacts and payments, and promoters seeking guidance on runway extension to support their portfolio companies. Also, there are few other issues that rise up during the normal course of business with regards to the administration, tax assessment, regular operations, fundraising, etc., making it a very active time for law firms.
Here are five law firms that are helping businesses and investors to resolve lawful complexities and survive the economic drop.
Burgeon Law is on a mission to guide the distressed stakeholders of the startup sector, including promoters and entrepreneurs. It is proactively guiding promoters on the legalities of managing the uncertainty and extension of the runway in order to tackle various issues rising up with the lock-down and its impact on India’s start-up ecosystem whereas many startup founders are consulting Burgeon Law to understand legalities associated with the force majeure. The startup ecosystem is quintessential to India’s economy and Burgeon Law is contributing to reducing the negative impact of COVID-19 on the sector. Burgeon Law’s key practice areas include Business Formation, Co-founders agreement, Franchising, Fund Formation, Data Privacy and Protection, IP Protection and Commercialization, Dispute Resolution, Fundraising, Commercial Contracts, Due Diligence, Compliance Management, Employment Contract, Policies and Stock Options.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is among India’s leading full-service law firms and has over eight offices across India. The firm is known for its capacity to empower the business with its creative arrangements, responsiveness, and coordinated effort with its clients in all the major practice areas. With a global client base, it specializes in General Corporate (includes M&A & PE), Capital Markets, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Banking & Finance, Tax, and many other major practice areas.
Sagar Associates is a leading national law firm in India. It is perceived as the Indian law office that drives a change in outlook towards standardizing and professionalizing law office possession and management. It is known for the well-read, efficient and available teams, which endeavour to give the highest calibre of administration to the clients, by tuning in, understanding their needs, reacting quickly, and satisfying the duties. Ranging from corporate to disputes, the firm has a large client base in different sectors like hospitality, tourism, agriculture, real estate and pharma. It has expertise in various practice areas such as corporate commercial, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and infrastructure projects.
Founded in 2012, Ikigai Law is a technology-focused law firm headquartered in Delhi. It gives a vital exhortation to new-age organizations that blossom with innovation and business-level advancement. Their key clients are innovative, supple, and problematic businesses. With expertise in technology and innovation and corporate, commercial sectors, Ikigai Law specializes in investments and transactions, business advisory, foreign investment, M&A, private equity, venture capital, technology law, regulatory, and policy advisory.
Vakilsearch.com is one of India’s most trusted legal solutions platforms. It helps organizations of all sizes to guarantee they are lawfully consistent and secured with all lawful, IP, tax, charge, and secretarial needs. The firm’s mission is to provide one-click access to individuals and businesses for all their legal and professional requirements. Vakilsearch has a vast clientage ranging from finance, hospitality to e-commerce. They offer a wide range of services such as property agreements and tax filings, accounting, documentation, government registrations, and more.