Over the years, GLA has been working extensively with some of India’s most exciting social enterprises in the education, healthcare, financial services and agriculture sectors. These enterprises are engaged in solving problems that can potentially transform the lives of the poor in India.

Amongst others, we have been privileged to be the trusted legal counsel for one of India’s pioneering social business incubators and one of India’s foremost CSR consulting and implementation firms.

We also serve as legal counsel for the first Technology Business Incubator in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This incubator is aimed at incubating technology startups focused on economic and/or social impact.

We at GLA are proud to play the role of enablers to these enterprises, their investors and founders, by helping them attain their business objectives in a legally compliant manner.

Our Social Enterprises practice group is comprised of lawyers who have expertise in diverse practice areas that affect social entrepreneurs.

How do we help social enterprises?

  • We advise on the most suitable form of Entity Structure and Formation
  • We provide sector-specific legal and regulatory advice to Social Enterprises operating in the Education, Healthcare, Agriculture and Financial Services sectors
  • We help structure, draft and negotiate funding arrangements, including grants, equity investment transactions and loans
  • We help structure, draft and review Corporate Governance Codes
  • We help structure, draft and negotiate Commercial Contracts
  • We conduct Legal Due Diligence exercises on Social Enterprises on behalf of Impact Investors
  • We help structure transactions concerning the licensing and distribution of Intellectual Property by Social Enterprises
  • We help Social Enterprises comply with Employment Law

We also play an active role in the community by conducting “legal basics” workshops for the benefit of social enterprises in collaboration with social business incubators.