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DSK Legal

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Established firm with significant experience in cross-border M&A, private sales and acquisitions, public takeovers and mergers. Respected for its strength in related areas, including taxation, competition and regulatory issues. Acts on the entire spectrum of domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, acting in majority and control-stake investments and increasingly active on investment fund set-up work. Clients include hedge funds, large financial institutions and corporates from a diverse set of sectors including pharmaceutical, real estate and financial services.

Strengths

The "practical and commercial" nature of the group's advice is hailed by a client, who also notes that this advice is specifically tailored to fit their needs.

"The team is available at all times and goes beyond the required scope of work," affirms one interviewee, who adds that "their turnaround time is impeccable."

An additional client considers the team to be composed of "practical and pragmatic deal makers who are able partners in all transactions."

Moreover, DSK is thought to adopt a "deal-oriented" approach, according to an interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised Container Corporation of India on the strategic disinvestment of the 30.8% of the company held by the Government of India, a share valued at INR135 billion.

Assisted Korea Investment Partners and JingHui Equity Investment Partnership with an investment into the special purpose vehicle Moneed Global, towards the acquisition of Shabri Investments.

Notable practitioners

Anand Desai is a managing partner at the firm and a veteran of many domestic and international deals and disputes. He has a history of representing both companies and individuals and is described as an "excellent" lawyer by a commentator.

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Corporate/M&A


Anand Desai
Band 3