J Sagar Associates

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for High-quality team that assists domestic and global companies, investment banks and accounting firms across the whole gamut of corporate transactions. Respected for its work advising on mergers and acquisitions, amalgamations, demergers, divestments and the restructuring of listed and unlisted entities. Skilled at advising international and domestic private equity funds, venture capital entities, incubators, hedge funds and investee companies across a range of transactions. Provides support to funds throughout all stages of their investments advising on structuring, negotiations, documentation and regulatory concerns. Notable expertise assisting with due diligence procedures, fund formation and fund-raising, as well as enabling tax-efficient methods of investing into India. Capabilities in sector-specific transactions is bolstered by its standout TMT, real estate and projects and infrastructure practices.

Notable practitioners

Dina Wadia is especially well placed to provide expert assistance in complex cross-border transactions, leveraging her deep knowledge of corporate finance and the relevant regulatory frameworks. She also possesses good experience in advising investment funds on inbound investments as well as exits.

Sandeep Mehta is "excellent on legal and tactical matters, solution-oriented and expeditious," according to one client. He is recognised for his expertise in foreign direct investments as well as cross-border M&A. Additionally he possesses further experience of M&A-related employment issues.

Vivek Chandy attracts strong praise from clients and market commentators, with one reporting that he is "brilliant to work with, knows the law very well and has business sense and knows what the client needs done." He is deeply experienced in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as assisting domestic and international private equity funds on major investments often in the real estate and hospitality sectors.