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Pier Counsel

Pier Counsel is an award-winning boutique law firm consisting of seasoned professionals. The firm is adept in providing comprehensive legal services across the entire spectrum of transactional, advisory, litigation and regulatory matters. Pier Counsel areas of expertise include Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Seed funding, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy, Media and Technology and Startup advisory. In addition to this, the firm also acts as “outside general counsel” for many of its clients. The firm’s success is driven by its core values which form the very foundation in defining its cohesive culture and what it stands for as a team. It has a lean Partner to the Associate ratio which ensures the quality of services to the clients at all times. The firm provides a quick turnaround time, on-deck availability with quality, reliability and consistency for every client’s deliverable.

Our Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on public and private M&A, demergers, joint ventures and restructuring across various sectors on both, domestic and cross-border transactions. We excel in providing innovative and all-inclusive advice aimed at maximizing value for our clients. We support our clients through each stage of a transaction, from due diligence to finalization of structure, preparation, negotiation and completion of transaction documents.

Venture Capital & Private Equity

he amalgamation of skilled and experienced professionals helps us in advising the clients on complex PE/VC transactions. Equipped with proficiency in PE/VC transactions, we cater the need of different industry sectors in carrying out such transactions. Our scope of services includes advising nascent startup in seed funding to carry out series transactions for corporate giants.

General Corporate Advisory & Secretarial Compliance

Our general corporate advisory team provides a wide array of legal services to the client which includes advising, drafting and negotiating contracts providing compliance regulatory solutions and giving opinion on various legal landscapes.

Litigation & Alternate Dispute Resolution

We offer proven capabilities in litigation and dispute resolution practice areas, especially in handling international and domestic arbitrations as well as litigation in the Supreme Court, various High Courts of India and various judicial and quasi-judicial tribunals/forums including at National Company Law Tribunal, Appellate Tribunals, Tax Tribunals, Competition Commission, and other adjudicatory bodies.

Complete start-up advisory

The journey for a startup to turn into a corporate giant is a challenging process. Most entrepreneurs require legal support to cross the hurdles for becoming a market leader. We provide a wide spectrum of legal and secretarial solutions to such nascent businesses, including filling relevant documents with the registrar, securing intellectual property registration, drafting the paperwork and negotiating in the best interest of our Client. We aim at providing customized legal solutions on a real-time basis to ensure the consistent growth of the startup.

Our Services Include

Corporate, Startup and IP

  • Corporate law [Mergers & Acquisitions, Shareholders Agreement, Venture Capitalist Agreement, Investment – Term Sheet, Agreement; Promoters Agreements, Share Transfer Agreement;
  • Company law – ROC compliances, filing of requisite documents,
  • HR Compliances
  • Other government compliances
  • Intellectual Property
  • Online issues – Facebook, social media takedown requests; domain name disputes
  • Data Privacy
  • Software related issues
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution [Arbitration, Negotiation, Conciliation]
  • Administrative action [Customs recordal of rights, domain name dispute resolution]
  • Complete start-up advisory

Policy Framework

  • Assisting government agencies in framing of laws

Litigation & ADR

  • Civil, criminal & Administrative litigation and action
  • Alternate dispute Resolution

In-house Support

  • Set up HR policies
  • Set up IT compliances [esp. In WFH culture]
  • Protection and prosecution of intellectual property
  • Vetting and customisation of templates/agreements [like employment agreements, NDAs, vendors]

External Support

  • Work with in-house counsels for legal and secretarial compliances
  • Internal documents data bank set-up – to ensure all compliances
  • Government grants/aids assistance [like Start-up registration, related benefits, etc]
  • Start-up support

Administrative work

  • Inhouse set-up of HR Compliances, like POSH review
    Set up ROC Compliances in place
  • Help Investors in Company internal management

Get in touch

Feel free to reach out to Pier Counsel via our LinkedIn Page or by filling the form here.


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