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Kanga & Co

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Managing Partner: M L Bhakta
Number of partners: 14
Number of Associate Partners: 3
English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

Firm Overview:
As a traditional firm, Kanga & Co believes in personalised service. Its constant endeavor is to be responsive to client requirements, be proactive in designing creative solutions and provide value addition whilst maintaining a very competitive fee structure. The firm’s partners are hands-on and easily accessible at all times. The firm’s value systems and culture have attracted many clients (including several blue-chip companies and multinationals) who have continued their patronage for decades.

Main Areas of Practice:

Mergers & Acquisitions/Corporate & Commercial Advisory:

4 partners, 8 fee earners
■ Acted as legal advisors in several M&A deals. The firm has recently represented Excel Crop Care Limited in the amalgamation of the listed Excel Crop Care Limited with its unlisted promoter, Sumitomo Chemical India Limited
■ Mr Bhakta has been named as a leading lawyer by Asia Law Journal, Hong Kong and as one of the Leading Lawyers by Chambers and Partners for ‘Corporate and M&A’. He has been included as one of the 35 icons in the latest list of India’s top 100 lawyers and 35 icons for the year 2019 announced by India Business Law Journal 2019
■ Ms Preeti Mehta has been recognised as a leading lawyer by ‘International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers’, Chambers and Partners for corporate and M&A and is included in India Business Law Journal’s “A List” of the Top 100 Lawyers in India
Contacts: Mr M L Bhakta, Ms Preeti Mehta
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Private Equity:
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■ The firm has advised Reliance AIF Management Co Limited for their numerous investments in various real estate projects and is currently advising them on their other transactions in this space
Contact: Ms Preeti Mehta
Email: [email protected]

Equity & Debt Capital Market:
1 partners, 10 fee earners
■ The firm’s capital market practice covers IPOs, SME IPOs, preferential allotments, rights issues, GDRs/ADRs & FCCBs. The recently advised IPOs are Satyasai Pressure Vessels, Annai Infra, Coldex, Narmada Bio-chem, Karda Constructions, Dinesh Engineers, Vishwaraj Sugar, Astron Paper, Silgo Retail, Roopshri Resorts, Pentech Metals, Gleam Fabmat, K.P.I. Global, Ice Make Refrigeration, Sintercom, Shreeshay Engineers, 20 Microns Nano, Supershakti Metaliks, Ambani Organics, and QIP of Aarey Drugs and Rights Issue of Ishan Dyes
Contact: Mr Chetan Thakkar
Email: [email protected]

Joint Ventures & Collaborations:
3 partners, 5 fee earners
■ Over the years the firm has built up high quality experience and an outstanding track record in advising on joint ventures and collaborations
Contact: Ms Preeti Mehta
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
7 partners, 15 fee earners
■ The firm has unmatched experience in real estate and has represented several developers and others in complex real estate deals
■ The firm has been awarded Indian Business Law Journal’s firm Award in ‘Construction and Real Estate’ for several years. The firm has also been ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top firms, ranked by Asia Law Profiles as an outstanding firm in real estate and Band 1 firm for Real Estate by Chambers & Partners 2019. Mr Shailesh Vaidya has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners and by Asialaw Journal
■ The firm has recently advised Premier Limited in the sale of large industrial land admeasuring over 100,000 sq. metres at Chinchwad, Pune District to Runwal Group; HNI in the sale of land with tenanted building known as “Hira Niwas” at Borivali, Mumbai; a group company of Mittal Builders in the sale of large land parcels in Mumbra/Kalwa, District Thane near Mumbai to various purchasers; an Investor group for purchase of large pre-leased office premises at Kalpataru Square, Andheri (East), Mumbai; an HNI investor in purchase of pre-leased office premises in Raheja Titanium, Goregaon (East), Mumbai; a HNI for purchase of luxurious apartment at Usha Kiran, Carmichael Road, Mumbai; an HNI investor for purchase of a Penthouse at Indiabulls Blu, Worli, Mumbai; Issued to IL&FS group of companies the Title Investigation Reports in respect of the large tracks of land admeasuring more than 1 million sq. metres in District Kutch, State of Gujarat; Issued the Title Investigation Reports to facilitate sale of ownership flats in the large residential projects of Raheja Universal Pvt Ltd and CCI Projects Pvt Ltd, at Borivali, Mumbai; preparing Ownership Flat Sale Agreements for Avighna (India) Ltd and Nish Developers for their projects “Avighna I” and Avighna IX” at Currey Road, Near Lalbaug, Mumbai
Contacts: Mr K M Vussonji, Mr Shailesh Vaidya
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

2 partners, 3 fee earners
■ The firm was awarded Indian Franchise Law firm of the Year 2011 by Global Law Experts
■ The firm has represented several international franchisors. Ms Preeti Mehta is chairing the legal committee of the Franchise Association of India. She has been recognised as the leading lawyer for franchising in India by Who’s Who International for several years
Contact: Ms Preeti Mehta
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Banking:
3 partners, 8 fee-earners
■ The firm has advised many of their clients in respect of external commercial borrowings as also borrowings by the offshore subsidiaries of the Indian corporates
Contact: Ms Preeti Mehta
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
5 partners, 14 fee-earners
■ A large and active litigation department handles a variety of litigation and domestic and international arbitrations. The firm has been awarded ‘Corporate Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2012 India and also IBLJ Indian Law Firm Award ‘Corporate & Commercial’ 2012 awards
Contacts: Mr A M Desai, Mr Ashir Amin, Mr Ravi Gandhi
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]