Litigation or dispute–litigation in Latin–happens when people or professional entities feel that their legal rights have been violated. Thus, they want the judiciary to enforce the law in order to defend their fundamental legal rights. This process of litigation is carried out on behalf of these claimants by advocates, lawyers, attorneys, or legal associates.
However, in modern times there is an urgent need to look at all these activities from a different perspective–A non-litigation viewpoint – the way Kamendu Joshi & Associates have been doing since their inception in 2013.
The firm is helmed by Adv Kamendu Joshi, the Founder and Managing Partner, who holds degrees and certificates including LLM, M.COM and FCS and an extensive work experience in the fields of Legal, Real Estate and Secretarial for over 22 years.
Mr. Joshi states, “Our aim is to ensure compliance. ‘How not to go for litigation’, i.e., “Litigation free World”!!! is our passion and vision too.”
Previously, Mr. Joshi has held significant positions in leading Corporate houses such as Reliance Industries Ltd., Reliance Communications Ltd., and Multi Media Frontiers Ltd. (TVS Group).
Philosophy Driven Fundamentals
In his versatile experience of over two decades, Mr. Joshi has gained an immense tactical transactional understanding and significant industry expertise across diverse sectors such as Real estate, Manufacturing, Logistics, Media, Pharmaceuticals, Financial services, Shipping, technology, Engineering, Infrastructure, and Health.
The philosophy drives Mr. Joshi that the growth of his clients is fundamental to his firm’s growth. Clients commend Mr. Joshi for his result-oriented approach and ability to grasp legal concerns, commercial impact and advise most pragmatically as a business partner. He wears the hat of a generalist and approaches agreements with the disputes to experience gained over the years.
Research-Based Legal Solutions
Sharing his vision and mission for venturing into the legal profession, Mr. Joshi says, “Our vision is to deliver trusted and practical solutions to clients for their legal matters and our mission is to provide an innovative research-based legal solution with a high standard of integrity in India and overseas.”
Mr. Joshi is catering through Kamendu Joshi & Associates to Listed/Unlisted enterprises, mid-sized firms, and Start-Ups. Mr. Joshi advises his clients across a whole gamut of transactions essential for the smooth functioning of any organization in the economic-legal environment.
He has successfully advised organizations regarding standardization and negotiation of documents, Statutory compliance advisory including Business Location advisory, Land due diligence and acquisition, Land regularization, Industrial licensing, Corporate advisory, advice on compliance with the Companies Act, foreign exchange laws, and SEBI laws.
Imparting Knowledge Principles
Elaborating on the professional values admired by his clients, Mr. Joshi shares, “Our values like ‘Adding high-quality value to the clients; Imparting knowledge-based services and spread its awareness; Helping clients understand better and influence the legal environment; and Consistently adopting best practices for clients’ interest are well appreciated by our clients all across the country from our head office in Ahmedabad.
Mr. Joshi has recently advised many Manufacturing, FMCG, and Food processing companies–global and Indian listed entities–to run and manage their existing contracts, create templates for new business verticals, and structure transactions with clients and vendors. Mr. Joshi has also been instrumental and continues to develop retail expansion strategies for his clients in the healthcare and apparel sectors, along with End-to-end documentation and diligence support on pan-India basis.
An Innovative and Inclusive Approach
Speaking about his firm, Mr. Joshi says, “Established in 2013, we have earned the reputation for being a research-driven firm, providing innovative legal advice to businesses in India and globally. We are modern and inclusive in our outlook and offer a solution-based approach for clients to effectively navigate risks in today’s convoluted legal and regulatory landscape.”
Mr, Joshi is strongly focused on commercial documentation. He has developed highly streamlined diligence and documentation processes for enterprises and has been instrumental in assisting clients to save substantial costs and resources.
For Start-Ups, Mr. Joshi believes that his process-driven approach is quite essential for the good legal health of businesses right from the initial stages. He provides End-to-end advisory for start-ups, including how to receive investments and structuring business relationships with clients and vendors.
Rising Star of the Legal Era
Detailing his firm’s many practices, Mr. Joshi states, “With a keen focus on learning and specialized practices, we keep in touch with the changing environment in which our clients operate. We offer a wide breadth of practices in all areas of Corporate Legal matters ranging from Real Estate Transactions, Company Secretarial, Governmental Permissions, Approvals, Licensing and Liaising and Legal Audits. Our solicitous blend of 30+ legal professionals work seamlessly and enable us to offer not only depth of expertise but also breadth of sound business acumen for clients.”
For their many accomplishments, Mr. Joshi and his firm have been recognized as one of the “40 under 40” – Rising Star in India at the Legal Era GenNext Counsel Congress and Awards 2016.
The Firm has also received the ‘Global LEX-Falcon awards Dubai 2022 Category Legal above 10 years.’
A Pan-India Presence
Further, Mr. Joshi adds, “Our USPs are ensuring compliances so that not to go for Litigation.”
Kamendu Joshi & Associates is a Law firm undertaking assignments pertaining to Land Title due diligence, Change of land usage permission, Legal Retainership, Legal Opinion and Legal Proceedings for various Courts.
The firm has branches in Baroda, Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi and Delhi NCR. It has its head office in Ahmedabad with a team member of 30. The firm’s associates are spread across the Gujarat region, covering Patan, Palanpur, Mehsana, Rajkot, Morbi, Junagadh and Saurashtra.
The firm is currently empaneled with SIDBI Bank, Mehsana Urban Co-Operative Bank, Kalupur Commercial Cooperative Bank, ADC Bank, Shree Vinayak Sahakari bank, The Naroda Nagrik Co-op Bank, GPCB and Gujarat Urban Development Authority as empaneled advocates.
Benchmarks of Integrity
Kamendu Joshi & Associates a full-service law firm present on a Pan India basis. Its services are highlighted below for your reference.
Legal and Litigation Support: They are legal consultants with a proven track record of working with some of the very reputed industry names like Aditya Birla Group, Kusters, Kohler, Just Dial, Hyundai Heavy Equipments, Fiat Chrysler Auto, Arvind Ltd, Parekh’s Group, Pidilite Industries Ltd., JMC (Kalptaru Group), GRASIM Industries Ltd., Hypercity, Shalby Ltd., Neesa Leisures Pvt Ltd., Aloft Hotel (Starwood Hotels) to name a few.
Solar – Wind Park Due diligence and compliance: They have served various Renewable Energy Companies for their permits, land due diligence and litigations on the land matter for their solar and wind park. They have also extended our legal opinion on the risk associated with wind and solar parks for our client, a buyer in M&A Transaction at the Company level. “We have undertaken these assignments across Gujarat State,” mentions Mr. Joshi.
Real Estate Property laws, Land Acquisition and Compliance: Mr. Joshi adds, “The extensive knowledge of our specialists’ support corporations in various sectors, whether it’s performing due diligence, drafting property deeds and documents, purchasing, and selling industrial, commercial, or private real estate, legal opinions on stamp duties etc. Land Acquisition Advisory, Title Search report, Property/Land Due diligence, Drafting and vetting of deeds, Legal opinions on stamp duty adjudication.”
Regulatory and Statutory Compliances: End-to-end project compliance consultation for Green-field and Brown Field projects. They undertake all the necessary approvals to reduce the time between land acquisition and the start of commercial activities.
Nullifying the Challenges
Speaking about the challenges faced by the firm while continuing in the legal space, Mr. Joshi reveals that they have established themselves as a non-litigation law firm in the market and therefore, have struggled to establish their identity as a non-litigation law firm. “It took a longer time and ultimately, we are able to establish our Brand as a non-litigation law firm,” conveys Mr. Joshi.
The Legal Tech-Upgrade
Regarding the technological impact on the legal industry, Mr. Joshi feels that the digitalization of the legal industry has impacted significantly “Adoption of those technological upgradations in the legal industry led us to upgrade ourselves with the usage of various Software and technological platforms. As an individual and a firm, we are adopting such technological upgradation frequently, and our team completely shifted from manual handling of age-old law firm processes to a completely paperless office,” he explains.
The Differentiating Factor
Mr. Joshi’s advice to the young generation of legal enthusiasts is genuinely unique. He recommends, “As we have established ourselves as a non-litigation law firm and differentiated our firm from other litigation law firms, young advocates have to find out how to differentiate from others as well as to create their own identity in this competitive field.”
Aiming Global Footprints
Envisioning his firm in the long run, Mr. Joshi reveals their future goals, “Our goal is to expand our footprints from Local to Global, and as a first step, our firm has started our global footprints in UAE recently and our future goals are to expand in the UK and the USA” before concluding, “We have created a strong presence and goodwill for ourselves in an industrial circle and embody professionalism and ethics.”