PRACTICE AREAS  
 

> Corporate Commercial

As external legal advisers to publicly listed companies, multinationals as well as small and medium-sized companies, our full service corporate practice has the necessary sophistication and resources to allow us to be efficient and responsive to our clients’ needs. These advantages allow us to offer our clients custom legal solutions and professional project management in a uniquely efficient and cost-sensitive manner, regardless of whether we are functioning as sole legal counsel for companies or working together with in-house legal departments to provide critical advice on complex legal issues.

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> Corporate Real Estate

We have long-standing relationships with key players in the real estate market and our focus on innovative solutions to real estate issues have enabled us to represent major banks, financial institutions, real estate companies and individual in transactions involving construction, mortgages, debentures, loans and mezzanine financing related to land as well as leases of industrial, commercial and residential properties.

Many of the real estate transactions that we handle are extremely complex and present a variety of challenges.

We have advised on matters such as:
• Drafting and reviewing of construction and asset management contracts for a securitisation exercise
• Drafting and reviewing various security documents such as all monies open mortgages, deed of assignment of rental proceeds and debentures
• Commercial and residential development projects for listed property developers involving several hundred units
• Advising as head counsel for the first integrated commercial and residential project with public transport system
• Floor financing documentation for moving stock
• Ship mortgages for refinancing of existing vessels and new builds
• Assignment of Charter Hire Insurances and Earnings

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> Dispute Resolution

The Dispute Resolution practice of Selvam LLC conducts a wide array of contentious and non-contentious work.

Reach includes:
• Admiralty & maritime
• Banking, finance, securities and brokerage disputes
• Contractual disputes
• Disputes arising out of partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
• Employment matters
• Intellectual property, technology, media and entertainment
• Insurance
• Property and construction disputes
• White collar crime

We engage in both domestic and international arbitration matters and benefit from the guidance of Mr. G.P. Selvam, and other former members of the judiciary, as consultants to the Firm.

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> Intellectual Property

In this age of global competition and the wide-ranging intellectual property protection afforded by international conventions, companies (whether as proprietors or licensees) no doubt have to manage numerous risks arising from the various types and complexity of IP assets. Our lawyers are well versed in the acquisition and protection of IP rights as well as managing and development those IP rights. As such, we are able to advise clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets at any stage in the growth and development of their IP assets.

Our practice also extends to the ever-evolving high-tech world. Our tech-savvy team is engaged on matters involving software development, content licensing, website development and a myriad of e-commerce related issues.

Lastly, we actively assist our clients in selecting and clearing trademarks and service marks, registering and maintaining marks and copyrights, both domestically and globally.

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> Tax

The Tax Practice is an integral part of our transactional practice, working closely with our corporate lawyers to structure and effectuate complex transactions from a tax perspective to better fit our clients' business objectives. For M&A transactions, we also assist in tax due diligence.
Apart from institutional and corporate clients, we also advise on the tax aspects of charities, institutions of public character and other not-for-profit organizations.

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