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Commercial Law Advisors (CLA) is a law firm set up with an aim to provide specialized, sophisticated and top quality legal services.

Our philosophy is to maintain above par levels of integrity in our work and to add value to each client mandate. Our practice emphasis is to find resolution to intricate legal and business requirements, always keeping in mind commercial expectations of the client.

CLA's head office is based out of Chennai with liaison offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore. The firm has four partners, a team of attorneys and of-counsels. 

In addition, our professionals also have sector focus which include healthcare, technology, e-commerce, media & entertainment, financial services, pharmaceutical, real-estate, power and energy. Given the experience and diversity in practice and sector focus amongst our professionals, we have the capability to support a wide spectrum of legal requirements. Our Of-counsels extend support in handling civil and commercial disputes.

Work Highlights

  • Advised a Category II AIF with respect to finalisation of fund documents including PPM, contribution agreement, investment management agreement etc.

  • Advised a leading global provider of purpose-built software for semiconductor design validation, in its strategic agreement, with NI (Nasdaq: NATI) an industry leader in providing robust high-productivity software platforms and systems

  • Advised a leading company in the field of water treatment with regard to EPC and joint venture contracts globally.

  • Advised a leading motion pictures post-production services provider company in their contractual and operational legal matters.

  • Advised a prominent India based company providing remote cardiac diagnostics, arrhythmia interpretation and reporting solutions on their various operational and cross-border legal matters.

  • Advised the tech-arm of a prominent group of companies in South India on its Master Service Agreements and Data Processing Agreements with its customers in Europe and the USA.

  • Advised an AI enabled educational networking portal in connection with investment from SucSeed Venture and Obopay Mobile.

  • Advised and assisted a leading online gaming company on its legal requirements, including evaluation relating to game of skill vs game of chance and related regulatory issues.

  • Advised TVS ASL’s (part of TVS Group) in its acquisition of stake in Storeji Private Limited operating e-commerce portal catering to sale of automobile spare parts.

  • Advised an information technology & services company providing management, supervision and automation services using unmanned aerial vehicles in connection with their bridge series investment round.

  • Advised a leading player in the online movie ticketing business, in their stake sale to One97 Communications (operates

  • Advised a prominent Japanese multinational in connection with their commercial and operations legal matters in India.

  • Advised corporates/celebrities in connection with brand promotion agreements.

  • Advised certain MNCs in connection with ‘other service provider’ (OSP) licensing requirements.

  • Advised several SaaS companies in the growth stage on designing standard agreements, review and closure of commercial agreements as well as data protection / GDPR aspects

  • Advised a leading travel company, in connection with series A investment from Gofrugal Technologies and certain HNI investors

  • Advised and issued written opinions to several prominent corporate houses on various corporate and commercial laws including under Companies Act and FEMA.

  • Advised MNCs and prominent Indian business houses on their stock option schemes (ESOPs), cash settled stock appreciation rights (CASRs) and structured employee benefit schemes.

  • Advised on government tenders and related consortium agreements.

  • Advised on public procurement issues including principles under General Finance Rules.

  • Advised companies in the manufacturing and IT industries on employment laws and various labour Related matters.

  • Advised a global company providing cloud-based logistics optimization solutions on becoming GDPR compliant.

  • Advised a global company providing cloud-based guidance and performance support for web applications on implementing a privacy framework for them, that can address privacy and data protection requirements in EU, US, and India

  • Advised a global company providing billing platforms for subscription-based SaaS and eCommerce businesses on becoming CCPA compliant.

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