Khaitan & Co

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team that regularly assists Indian companies with their acquisitions abroad. Additionally involved in large inbound M&A transactions, regularly acting as counsel to both foreign investors and Indian target companies. Also experienced in distressed asset transactions. Its impressive client roster includes prominent companies from the sport, social media, and food and beverage arenas, among others.

Strengths The practice is praised for its strong negotiation skills and for being "very reachable and responsive."

Another source lauds the team's commercial nature, adding: "They don't hide behind the law."

Work highlights Advised Nippon on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management.

Notable practitioners

Aakash Choubey
is capable of handling a range of work covering investments and acquisitions. He is described as "sincere, diligent and responsive" by an interviewee.

Bharat Anand
has experience of working in India and abroad. He is well versed in acting on a range of different corporate agreements and praised for helping clients map out their approach to deals.

Ganesh Prasad
is referenced by sources for his active practice, bringing in an appreciable amount of work for the group. Based in Bengaluru, he oversees high-value inbound investments.

Haigreve Khaitan
is lauded as "very commercially savvy and in a different league" by an interviewee. A practitioner with extensive and varied corporate and private equity expertise, he represents both buyers and sellers in high-value transactions.

Rabindra Jhunjhunwala
advises on significant cross-border agreements and is well regarded by several sources. He often advises on the India component of global M&A transactions.