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Kanga & Co

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Managing Partner: M L Bhakta
Number of partners: 14
Languages:
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
■ 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’
■ Ms Preeti Mehta has been recognised as a leading lawyer by‘International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers’ and Chambers and Partners for corporate and M&A
■ The firm was awarded Asian-Mena Counsel ‘In-House Community firm of the Year’ in India for regulatory and compliance 2010
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, 16 fee earners
■ The firm’s capital market practice covers IPOs, SME IPOs, preferential allotments, rights issues, GDRs/ADRs & FCCBs. The recently advised IPOs are Narmada Bio-chem, Karda Constructions, Dinesh Engineers, Vishwaraj Sugar, Astron Paper, K.P.I. Global, Ice Make Refrigeration, Sintercom, Shreeshay Engineers, 20 Microns Nano, Garv Industries, Saketh Exim, Seam Industries, Accord Synergy, Yasho Industries, Silgo Retail, Supershakti Metaliks, Ambani Organics, Banka BioLoo, Shradha Infraprojects, Giriraj Civil Developers 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, 10 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 and ranked by Asia Law Profiles as a highly recommended firm in real estate. Mr Shailesh Vaidya has been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners
■ The firm has recently advised Foods and Inn in the sale of its land with the buildings standing at Chembur, Mumbai, to Purvankara Limited; Asian Paints in acquisition of 100% shareholding of Reno Chemicals owning property at Andheri, Mumbai; Investors Group in purchase of offices at Kalpataru Prime, Thane; Investors Group in sale of large offices in Chemtex House at Hiranandani Gardens, Mumbai; Empire Industries and an HNI in purchase of three apartments at Ashford Palazzo, Mumbai; Manhar Resorts and another HNI in purchase of two duplex apartments at Monticello, Bandra, Mumbai; AZA Fashions in purchase of offices in Naman Midtown, Elphinstone, Mumbai; Accel Estates in acquisition of plot in Thane
Contacts: Mr K M Vussonji, Mr Shailesh Vaidya
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Franchising:
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], ashir. [email protected], [email protected] kangacompany.com