Dispute Resolution

Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Litigation

The litigation practice area covers a wide and challenging spectrum of matters including Commercial Contractual Disputes, Company Matters, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Venture Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Debt Recovery, Employment and Human Resources, Unfair and Restrictive Trade Practices, Intellectual Property Disputes, Trust and Probate, Local laws, Family disputes etc.

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Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

Commercial Contracts such as Equipment Purchase/ Supply Agreements, Distribution/ Franchise Arrangements, Trademark Licenses, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Master Service Agreements, Consultancy/ Employments Contracts, Sponsorship/ Brand Ambassador Agreements, Non-circumvention Agreements, Co-operation Agreements, Joint-Development Agreements, etc.

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Employment Related

Employment Related

Employment Related suh as Employment Contracts & Service Contracts, Employment Litigation, Protective Agreements - Non-Competition, Non-Solicit, etc., Employee Share Option Plans (ESOPs), Office Manuals, Policies, Processes and Procedures,




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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Initial investigation into potential protection of IPRs. Prosecution of applications for registration/ renewal of Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights & Designs. Business transactions such as licensing, franchising, assignment of Intellectual Property Rights. IP audits / Due Diligence. Protection of Domain names



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Personal Laws

Personal Laws

Adoption, Guardianship & Matrimonial Law
Succession & Estate Planning
Wills
Trusts and Endowments






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Property & Real Estate

Property & Real Estate

Title verification, Encumbrance Search, Zoning and Permitted Usage of the Properties, Vital aspects regulating construction and development, documents in connection with acquisition, development of land such as Conveyance Deeds, Transfer Deeds, Joint Development Agreements, Construction Agreements, Gift Deeds, Settlement Deeds, Leasing, Advice regarding stamping etc.

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Sports Law

Sports Law

Advising National Sports Federations
Framing of rules and regulations of sports bodies, representation in proceedings before Sports Tribunals.






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Tax

Tax

Advising clients on structuring of transactions to optimize the incidence of tax (Excise, Customs, Service Tax, Sales Tax, Income Tax etc.) in respect of transactions and representing clients before the tax authorities and before various appellate fora, including the Commissioner of Appeals, Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunals etc.

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About

Anand Sashidharan was born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an alumnus of Sishya, Adyar and Vidya Mandir, Mylapore.

On Completion of his schooling, he pursued law at the Indian Law Society’s ILS Law College, Pune, one of the premier Institutes of Legal Studies in India and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Social Legal Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (First Class).

Anand pursued his interest in Intellectual Property Law by completing ‘Post Graduate Specialization Course in Intellectual Property’ jointly organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the University of Turin.

He has handled cases before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts, Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Consumer Court, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Tax Tribunals, Quasi-Judicial Authorities etc. for his various clients, which include various multinational corporations, consulates, and individuals.

He has been appointed as a member of the International Judicial Commission of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), which is the governing body for international motorcycle racing.