Indian Law Firm

S&R Associates is an Indian law firm with offices in New Delhi and Mumbai providing legal services to Indian and international clients.

Our lawyers are admitted to practice in India and many have previously practiced law in other jurisdictions, including in the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore. As a result, we offer our clients a unique combination of Indian law expertise coupled with international quality legal services.

We distinguish ourselves based on the quality of our services and legal advice and on the range of our experience. Our lawyers have advised on some of the most significant Indian transactions and matters in recent times. The quality of our legal advice and services has helped us become the law firm of choice for our clients and has also been recognised by various industry publications, surveys and rankings. Lawyers in each of our practice areas have routinely been recognised as leading lawyers in India by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal500 and RSG India Report.

Recent Publications

How to Correctly Incorporate an Arbitration Clause by Reference: NBCC v. Zillion Infra

A robust arbitration clause is necessary to ensure an enforceable framework for dispute resolution in any contract. The recent decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in NBCC (India) Limited v. Zillion Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd. has clarified the critical difference between ‘reference to an arbitration clause’ and ‘incorporation of an arbitration clause’. The Supreme Court held that a mere reference to an arbitration clause does not bind the parties to arbitrate in case of a dispute. To bind the parties to arbitration, the reference should be such that the arbitration clause is incorporated in the agreement. Thus, it is crucial to understand how to correctly incorporate an arbitration clause by reference.
In this note, we analyze the aforesaid Supreme Court’s decision and set forth principles that emerge as best practices for incorporating an arbitration clause by reference.

Smooth Transitions: Navigating Succession in Business Transfers on Slump Sale Basis!

Succession of a business, in simple words, implies a change in ownership of a business from one person (“the predecessor”) to another (“the successor”). Section 170 of the Act deals with the provisions relating to income tax liability in the case of succession of business pursuant to any business restructuring – transfer of business, amalgamation, demerger, etc. This note discusses the tax implications that may arise pursuant to succession of a business by way of slump sale.