Corporate & Commercial Law

Corporate & Commercial law significantly affects the ways in which companies operate. It also has a great impact on management effectiveness. SMA Legal advises clients across several sectors on Corporate and Commercial law involving Indian as well as international organizations looking to do business in India.In this field, SMA Legal caters to the following :

New Business Advisory

SMA Legal advises its clients on starting a new business in the Indian territory by advising on key matters such as due diligence, capital structure, setting up a subsidiary, holding, branch or representative offices, Share holding structure, Tax issues, preparation of draft deeds, by-laws and other documents for incorporation, drafting of agreements, contracts and deeds, filing with the relevant authorities,Compliance and regulatory work, representation before court, etc.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The economy of India is considered to be fast emerging in the World, increasing the possibilities of opportunities for the investors across the World. Companies or groups use Mergers and Acquisitions as a corporate strategy, to enhance their business growth rapidly in terms of economies of scale, scope or market share. SMA Legal assists corporates in this transition processes by providing end to end services from  pre-transaction support such as due diligence, risk review, etc. to drafting the complete transactional documentation and post-transaction support.

Real Estate Transactions

SMA Legal provides strategic and practical advice on business practice, rules, regulations and taxes impacting your real estate projects and investments. We advise on transaction structures, real estate acquisition, contracts to carry out projects, contractor agreements, real estate leasing and litigation.


SMA Legal has a team of experienced IP practitioners who have been extensively involved in issues involving protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and transactions involving technology. Our services include various processes like IP registration, written opinion, search and handling related litigation and protection against infringement of any such rights.


SMA Legal advises clients on tax laws that affect their business operations and individual liabilities be they issues involving Direct Tax or Indirect Tax. Through an experienced tax team, SMA Legal advises on Income Tax, Services Tax, Sales Tax, VAT, Works Contract Tax, Double Taxation and Transfer pricing issues, Customs duty and Central Excise.

Joint Ventures & Collaborations

With the liberalization of Indian Economy, a large number of joint ventures and collaborations happen in India. It is critical to understand the issues and laws involved in the transaction process of a joint venture or collaboration, especially if it involves companies in two different legal jurisdictions. SMA Legal brings in extensive experience through its practitioners who have successfully helped in concluding important cross boarder joint venture transactions.

Due Diligence

We have highly skilled professionals who help evaluate and analyze a potential prospective business opportunity before any transaction. These investigations may involve issues related to financial, legal, labor, tax, technology, market factors or the commercial situation of the target company or business.


SMA Legal is a boutique Legal Advisory Firm that specializes in high profile cases involving large Indian corporations, International companies with business interests in India, distinguished individuals & country missions to India.         Read More

Case Studies

With over 16 years of experience, SMA Legal has successfully handled high profile cases in the areas of India Business Advisory, Arbitration & Conciliation, Investigation Services, Corporate & Commercial Law and NRI Services. Read More

We have rebranded!

We have renamed our organization from Shantanu Mohan & Associates to SMA Legal, effective 2nd April’12. The rebranding exercise is a part of a bigger vision to establish ourselves as India’s leading boutique legal advisory firm.   Read More

Corporate Profile and Fact Sheet

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