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Bharucha & Partners

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 3IndiaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly qualified team acting on the full range of corporate matters including M&A, foreign direct investment and joint ventures. Provides general corporate advice to major companies, financial institutions and investors on both the sale and purchase sides. Provides support to private equity and venture capital entities as well as target companies on the entire life-cycle of investment and fund issues. Handles fund formation, management buyouts, minority and controlling-stake acquisitions and a range of follow-on transactions. Notable ability in the financial services, telecommunications, logistics and energy sectors.

Strengths

The firm's drafting skills and knowledge of various structures and practices are viewed as major strengths.

An interviewee says: "The firm's main strengths are the availability of senior resources, solution orientation and subject understanding."

A client notes that "they are very responsive to our requirements, which is a big positive for us, since it is critical to get a quick turnaround. Whatever advice we have received has been pretty sound, and we are satisfied."

A client values the department's "solution-oriented" manner and the high availability of senior partners.

Work highlights

Handled UltraTech Cement's USD1.2 billion acquisition of Century Textiles and Industries by way of a demerger.

Acted for General Atlantic on its Series C and Series D investments into NoBroker Technologies Solutions, valued at USD51 million and USD50 million respectively.

Notable practitioners

Alka Bharucha handles a prodigious amount of work. Her engagements span domestic and cross-border deals, and she is cited as a "fabulous" practitioner with a "meticulous" approach and up-to-date knowledge of the law.

Justin Bharucha is based in Mumbai and has written for several legal reviews. He is instructed on a range of international acquisitions, asset purchases and transfers.

According to a client, Vandana Pai is "responsive, clear in her comments, and generally very practical and commercially minded." She represents leading global funds in key private equity and venture capital investments in India across various sectors.

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India

Corporate/M&A


Alka Bharucha
Band 1
Justin Bharucha
Band 4
Vandana Pai
Band 4