L&L Partners Law Offices

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Full-service offering with a strong record of supporting prominent multinationals from the pharmaceutical, healthcare, technology and construction industries on complex M&A transactions. Vast experience handling stock acquisitions, takeovers, asset transfers, privatisations and buyouts. Oversees the India-related aspects of major global acquisitions. Experienced in handling IBC-related transactions including distressed asset acquisitions. Clients benefit from the firm's thriving practice in related areas such as tax, capital markets and IP. Also advises corporations on investment strategies and commercial contracts.

Strengths Interviewees value the way in which the group "really explains what the legal jargon means in terms of consequences."

A source believes the team matches "a high level of subject matter knowledge" with the ability to interact effectively with regulators.

Work highlights Advised ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel on the USD7 billion purchase of Essar Steel.

Notable practitioners

Mohit Saraf
is highly experienced in the market. He is referred to by interviewees as someone who grasps the business needs of a matter quickly and provides "practical solutions" that extend beyond simply legal analysis.

Rajiv Luthra
is the founder and managing partner of the firm. He has many years of experience in this field, much of which has centred on project finance models and public sector mergers and transactions.

Sundeep Dudeja
specialises in corporate structuring, and his practice also encompasses other disciplines such as foreign exchange issues and transaction advisory work. He is thought by a market observer to play a "critical" role in the firm's operations.