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Bharucha & Partners

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Managing Partner: Mr M P Bharucha
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 70
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

Firm Overview:
Bharucha & Partners was founded on enduring principles of professional ethics and excellence. The firm now has four offices in three cities with 10 partners and over 70 associates who offer a mix of rich experience, creativity, and the energy of youth. Each partner has a wealth of experience handling complex commercial transactions or disputes and associates are selected as sharing the qualities and vision of the partners. An expertise in corporate and commercial practice along with M&A, banking and finance, litigation, arbitration, governance, ethics, and anti-corruption, IP, capital markets and financial regulation is well recognised. The Firm counts leading international and Indian corporate houses, banks, financial institutions and funds as clients. The Firm advises clients on domestic and cross-border issues across sectors including financial services, infrastructure, TMT, IT and ITES, construction and development, specialty chemicals, commodities, and wholesale and retail trade.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
■ Advised Safeway Concessions (a part of the Macquarie group and comprising of 9 Indian concessionaires) on raising approx. INR 50,000 million financing from Yes Bank for funding the concession fee for the 1st Toll Operate Transfer concession package in India.
■ Advised a syndicate of banks led by Axis Bank in connection with the INR 3,810 million financing of Columbia Asia Global, a global healthcare company.
Key Clients: HSBC, Federal Bank Limited, Profectus Capital
Contacts: Alka Bharucha, Justin Bharucha
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:
■ Advised Vodafone Idea Limited on the divestment of its passive infrastructure assets through the sale of its wholly-owned tower subsidiary to the ATC Group for INR 40,000 million and its exit from Indus Towers as part of the proposed merger of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel
■ Advised Grover Zampa Vineyards on several acquisitions as a consequence of which India’s oldest wine maker is now India’s second largest wine maker by capacity and sales
Key Clients: The Aditya Birla Group, General Motors, Twitter, Inc.
Contacts: Alka Bharucha, Justin Bharucha
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■ Represented Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi in proceedings to enforce an LCIA award before the High Court Mumbai
■ Represented Unitech Wireless (Tamil Nadu) Private Limited in ‘2G Spectrum Case’ titled CBI V.A. Raja & Others
Key Clients: Diageo Plc, Dai-Ichi Karkaria Ltd, JSW Ltd.
Contacts: MP Bharucha
Emails: [email protected]

Private Equity:
■ Advised General Atlantic on multiple investments including in IIFL Wealth Limited, and Nobroker Technologies ■ Advised Girnar Software Private Limited on several series of fund raising, including from Sequoia Hillhouse, Google and HDFC Bank
Key Clients: General Atlantic, Apollo, Ivanhoe Cambridge
Contacts: Vandana Pai
Emails: [email protected]

Capital Markets & Securities Law:
■ Advised Inga Advisors Private Limited in its capacity as lead manager in respect of the initial public offer of equity shares by Bharat Road Network Limited for an amount aggregating INR 6,006.50 million
■ Represented B. Ramalinga Raju and B. Rama Raju in the appeal preferred by them before the Securities Appellate Tribunal in the matter of Satyam Computer Services
Key Clients: Inga Advisors, ICICI Securities, Intellect Design Arena Limited
Contacts: Vishnu Dutt, Ajai Achuthan
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Governance, Ethics & Anti-Corruption:
■ Represented Telenor before the Delhi High Court in an appeal against acquittal in the 2G spectrum case after successfully defending them in the trial before the CBI Special Court at New Delhi
■ Represented clients before the Delhi High Court in an appeal against conviction with respect to coal block allocations
Key Clients: Telenor, Ashok Daga, DHFL
Contacts: DP Singh, Sonam Gupta
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

TMT & Intellectual Property:
■ Advised India Sports Flashes Private Limited on raising USD 1 million from Sri Capital, a fund operated by Sasi P. Reddy
■ Advised Satyacheck Technologies on setting investigations
Key Clients: India Sports Flashes Private Limited, Satyacheck Technologies, Shemaroo World
Contacts: Kaushik Moitra, Karthik Somasundram
Emails: [email protected], karthik. [email protected]