Equipped with over 200 years of cumulative experience, Hammurabi & Solomon (H&S) is a full service law firm and has evolved as one of the most preferred law firms in India for a wide gamut of services including Corporate & Commercial, Project Finance, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, IPR and Taxation to name a few. With offices in prime locations of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna and Ranchi, the Firm enjoys a pan India presence.
With over a 100 lawyers in India, H&S are the pioneers in the realm of legal services and known to deliver seamless solutions to its diverse client range, which includes Multinationals, Embassies and leading Indian Corporations.
The professionals of the Firm have extensively assisted clients in structuring transactions that enable fulfillment of their business goals while working within the often complex regulations, foreign exchange rules, tax laws and various other commercial regulations.
The Firm implements a holistic approach towards client satisfaction by offering higher level of services, in-time solution, exercising greater insights to understand the clients’ sectors and requirements to extend professional support in achieving strategic business goals in a cost effective manner.
To provide Quality, Professional, Result Oriented Legal and Business Solutions. Client Commitment, Innovation and Team Work are the corner stone of our Practice
We believe that the best advice is achieved by working closely with our clients and developing a thorough understanding of their business. A collaborative approach enables us to provide workable, operational and value-adding solutions for short and long term.
We, as a firm, implement a holistic approach towards client satisfaction by offering higher level of services, in time solutions, exercising greater insights to understand the clients’ requirements in achieving strategic business goals in a cost effective manner.
ANTITRUST & COMPETITION LAW
Offer legal advice on competition law pertaining to complex economic, technical & practical issues about pricing, bidding, manufacturing, marketing, agency & distribution, structuring corporate documents and transactions, international business, etc.
ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION CONTROL LAWS
Obtaining permissions, certificates, license, approvals etc from various environmental authorities, landfill disposal, hazardous waste management, natural resource permission etc.
LEGAL AUDIT & DUE DILIGENCE
Comprehensive Legal Audit, Vetting and Analysis of documents, agreements, & material contracts, Analyzing issues relating to Properties, Intellectual property, Litigation and any other issues as applicable depending upon the particular area of trade
CAPITAL MARKETS & SECURITIES
Provide support in respect to all aspects of corporate finance & securities law and ensures that the compliance with SEBI regulations and guidelines are adhered to from time to time
FDI & RBI ADVISORY
Entry strategy to India, guiding clients through the various laws, rules and regulations, Structure the investments in a most tax optimal manner, Filing applications with the various regulatory authorities and obtaining a clearance
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Structuring the Acquisition, Conducting Legal Due Diligence, Takeover Code & other related issues, Listing & Regulatory requirements, Government Approvals, statutory filing etc
CORPORATE & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Company and Secretarial law issues relating to holding of meetings, maintenance / ﬁling of records, returns, corporate governance, ESOP, Buy Back of securities, Take-over regulations and Insider Regulations.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE & ANTI-DUMPING
Export & Import Laws & procedures, obtaining statutory permissions and sanctions from various regulatory & government bodies, departments & agencies i.e., FIPB, RBI, DGCA, SIA, MoI, CLB, DoE and MoF.
Project Finance and major infrastructure projects, energy projects, international ﬁnancing and privatizations, and trade & customs disputes.
COMPANY LAWS & TRANSACTION SUPPORT
Share Purchase Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Loan Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Consignment Agreements, Design and Construction Agreements, Equipment Purchase, etc
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SUPPORT
Drafting and reviewing a diverse range of IP assignments, licensing agreements and drafting & filing copyright, trademark & patent applications in India and internationallly
REAL ESTATE PRACTICE
Title investigation, initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and ﬁnancing through to the ﬁnal exit along with Construction, Development, Investment, Letting and Leasing, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Litigation.
DISPUTE MANAGEMENT & ARBITRATION
Appointment of arbitrators by the Court, obtaining/opposing any interim relief’s pending, appointment, proceedings before the arbitrator(s) & enforcement/challenge to the arbitration award in court along with Mediation, Negotiation and Case Management
Represent clients in the Supreme Court to the High Courts, National Consumer Disputes Forum, State Consumer Disputes Forum, District Courts, Company Law Board and various other tribunals & Fora.
TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOM
Interconnect agreements, conditional access systems agreements, server collocation space agreements, procurement of license, undertaking negotiations and general advice on regulatory requirements & opportunities.
Policy & Regulation
Government policies and regulations have an influence on the competitiveness and profitability of any business and these businesses changes the way of their operation with the change in the rules and regulations.
Hammurabi & Solomon (H&S) having a competitive edge, acquire timely and relevant information through its bipartisan team who not only have the ability to identify and access the right government officials but provide an inside perspective of how the government operates and how its actions can affect the clients.
Our government relations practitioners have an in-depth understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework in which issues arise, coupled with strong ties with executive agencies, and decision-makers and opinion leaders. This combination positions our Public Policy Practice as the ideal vanguard for your government relations initiatives.
The firm undertakes research projects in the Law, Regulation and Public Policy space including preparing white papers, draft legislations, theme discussions, support on emerging laws and regulations, commissions of enquiry, and much more.
We are well known for his expertise in providing cutting edge solutions to often complex regulatory or legal issues faced by valued clients. The Firm has extensive experience in interacting with the Government of India including:
- Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB),
- Department of Company Affairs, Company Law Board/Tribunal,
- Various Ministries such as Commerce, Finance, Labour, etc.,
- Independent Regulatory Authorities such as Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI), Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI), the Drugs Controller, etc.,
- State and municipal government bodies.
We understands their clients’ legislative and policy objectives and with the use of collective knowledge and experience the Firm successfully manoeuvre through the policy lifecycle: legislation to regulation and dispute resolution.
The team’s tremendous efforts internal and external have helped us a great deal in achieving the desired outcome in areas of Public Policy and Regulation. The team led by Dr. Kumar, inspire confidence with their application of knowledge combined with effective communication. They do what they say they will do, to a very high standard in a time effective manner. We strongly feel that the firm is proficient for representing interest of companies / corporate houses/government bodies for major projects requiring dedication, dependability and efficiency.
DR. MANOJ KUMAR, D. LITT
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Dr. Manoj Kumar has a well-earned reputation for innovative & out-of-the box thinking strategies pertaining to most Critical & Complex matters pertaining to Corporate M&A, Strategy and Policy & Regulation practice space in India. Apart from being one of the ‘100 Legal Luminaries’ in India, as per the report published by LexisNexis 2016, Dr. Kumar is known as Lawyer, Policy Expert, Independent Director, Author, Strategist, Columnist, Philanthropist, Thought Leader and Guest Faculty (at top of the line Law Schools & the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM)).
Shweta is an alumnus of Prestigious Institute like Harvard Business School and Bucerius Summer School and Asian Forum on Global Governance, Germany. Shweta is the Chair of the Environment Law Committee of the Inter Paciﬁc Bar Association (IPBA). She has been recognized as one of the top Dispute Resolution Lawyers of India. She brings together a perfect blend of litigation strategy & business practices meeting the business needs of the clients. She possesses a vast experience of more than a decade in dealing with dispute resolution needs and reliefs of the clients. Shweta has represented clients in all facets of the corporate litigation and strategy.
Bharath’s experience spans over 20 years with expertise honed in the arenas pertaining to inbound investments in the real estate sector, infrastructure projects, Corporate and Commercial laws, Computer and IT Law, Intellectual Properties, regulatory compliance and Employment laws. Bharath drives the South India Practice of the firm. His core specialties at the Firm among others include advising multinationals in setting up ventures in India, advising on infrastructure projects, real estate developments, handling contractual, employment, dispute resolution and commercial issues. He has also been involved in a variety of contentious matters, in addition to advising on real estate transactions and intellectually property matters. He has also advised clients on a range of issues including international corporate commercial transactions, banking and labour matters.
Kumar is a well- versed lawyer with an experience of over a decade and co-heads the East India Practice of the Firm. He has niche and in-depth expertise in advising various multi – nationals in the property matters and runs the Real Estate and Litigation Practice of the Firm. With the ability to handle complex issues, Kumar has been involved in many of the high stake matters of the Firm and is renowned for his professionalism among the clients. Kumar has handled multifarious and complex Litigations & Arbitrations for numerous Multi-nationals as well as Domestic clients, mediated disputes and negotiated several settlements.
With a widespread experience of a decade, Shantanu is a seasoned lawyer and significant member of the litigation team at the Firm. Shantanu is well known amongst our valued clients for helping in commercial negotiation, and represented international clients as counsel from across the globe on issues of copyright, trademark and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience of handling litigation and arbitration for companies involved in sectors such as Information Technology, Food Products including FMCGs, Automobiles, Hospitality & Leisure, Construction and Engineering, Retail, and Insurance. Shantanu has also been advising in matters involving Telecommunication, family disputes, and testamentary disputes. He has also been instrumental in various high stake complex matters.
SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE & TAXATION
Sanjay has an experience of more than 3 decades in the field of taxation. Over the years, Sanjay has advised the clients in the areas of income tax, sales tax, service tax, wealth tax, TDS, VAT/CST, special economic zones and foreign trade policy. Sanjay has been instrumental in matters involving returns, registrations, audit, presentation in departments, liasoning work with the various departments, Project finance & bank finance for various clients. Sanjay is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Alok has a vast experience of civil and commercial Litigation, Arbitration and public law remedies and has evolved with the Firm’s East India Practice. Alok drives the arbitration, litigation, real estate & East India practice of the firm. He has cleared title and development of over 5000 acres of land in various parts of India for over 16 major projects. He has represented clients before different fora in matters relating to Real Estate, Infrastructure, Banking, Environment law and Administrative law. He also has a vast experience in handling transactions involving Real Estate and Infrastructure development. He is also adept at negotiating and enforcing commercial contracts.
Digajmaan has handled varied matters in courts & tribunals relating to Commercial & General Civil Litigation involving statutory, tortuous and contractual aspects of civil laws. He has handled highly contentious and complex Litigations & Arbitrations for numerous multi-nationals as well as domestic clients, mediated disputes and negotiated several settlements. He has an extensive experience & expertise in handling various types of Litigations – Corporate & Commercial, Arbitrations, Writs under the Constitution of India, transaction business, legal audits & due diligence exercises and drafting of commercial agreements. He has extensive experience of advising and handling litigations or arbitrations for Companies involved in manufacturing, processing, trading & import of Food products, Hospitality & Leisure, Airline & Travels, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Construction & Engineering, Retail, Medical Equipment, Information Technology and Automobiles.
Jyoti Kumar holds a LLB degree from Delhi University. He has an experience of a decade in litigation including Coal Block matters, Arbitration cases (international & indigenous), Anti-Suit/Anti-Arbitration cases, Civil Disputes, Mining cases, Securitization & Corporate issues. He has excellent drafting skills and has single handedly appeared and conducted proceedings before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Various High Courts across India, District Courts, Forums/Commissions, DRT/DRAT, BIFR/AAIFR, Green Tribunal etc.
DIRECTOR, CORPORATE & SECRETARIAL
Alok is a Graduate in Law and a qualified Company Secretary registered with Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI). He has strong understanding of commercial agreements, memorandum of understanding including employment agreements, shareholders agreement, securities subscription agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements, services agreements, settlement agreements, maintenance agreement and documentation pertaining to property matters like agreement to sell, sale deeds, lease deeds, leave and license agreements and other conveyances including registration thereof.
Rohit’s professional experience spans for more than two decades in international transactions including acquisition of business, open offer of a listed company, entry and exit strategies, legal due diligence, joint ventures, shareholders and share subscription agreements, slump sale, collaboration agreements, due diligence, private equity investments, advise/opinion on capital markets/SEBI/ Stock Exchange related matters, stamp duty and secretarial compliances, etc. He is a graduate in law and a Company Secretary with the Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI).
John Thomas holds LL.B Degree from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.) and LL.M from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is a qualified lawyer having around 18 years of experience in advising Residential/Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Companies, lenders, borrowers, retailers, developers, Brokers, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources & Energy, Trusts, Labour Laws & Dispute Resolutions.
Neelesh with his rich experience in Environment & Pollution laws, Criminal litigation is an integral part of the team at Hammurabi & Solomon. His practice areas covers varied areas of Environment, Criminal Law, Taxation including but not restricted to, criminal complaints, matrimonial matters, consumer complaints, writs, NGT matters, Section 138 Negotiable Instruments Act matters, DRT matters, winding up and arbitrations. Neelesh’s expertise involves drafting of pleadings, giving legal opinions and appearing before various judicial authorities including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Courts among other Tribunals.