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Touchstone Partners

Corporate/M&A

4 ranked lawyersBand 2IndiaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Accomplished group that specialises in handling strategic M&A and joint ventures on behalf of renowned multinational clients from the financial, energy, technology and pharmaceutical industries. Recent experience includes handling transactions targeting distressed assets and special situations. Draws on its extensive international experience to ably support prestigious international law firms on high-profile matters. Other clients include noted names from Europe, Asia and North America.

Strengths

A source praises the practice's provision of "pertinent and well-structured advice in a timely fashion."

Another laudatory evaluation describes the quality of the team's advice as "unparalleled in the Indian market" in terms of its "clarity, nuance and timeliness."

Work highlights

Instructed by the London Stock Exchange Group on its USD27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv.

Notable practitioners

Gaurav Desai is thought to provide "thorough yet succinct analysis," according to a source. He has experience acting on a variety of different corporate deals from acquisitions to divestment operations.

Karam Daulet-Singh is qualified to practise in both India and the UK. He is heavily focused on advising international companies on their India-based operations and highly valued for his broad experience and "outstanding" client management skills.

Uday Walia is referenced by market sources as someone who is doing "good work." He is qualified in England and India and has experience working abroad.

Yashasvi Mohanram has private sector experience and a large international client base. An interviewee reports that "he is always available, clear and effective in his delivery of advice and work, and he is a genuine pleasure to work with."

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India

Corporate/M&A: Bengaluru-based


Yashasvi Mohanram
Band 2

Corporate/M&A: New Delhi-based


Gaurav Desai
Band 4
Karam Daulet-Singh
Band 1
Uday Walia
Band 3