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Tatva Legal

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Number of partners: 19
Number of lawyers: 80

Firm Overview:
Tatva Legal is a boutique Indian law firm focused on the technology, healthcare, education, real estate, infrastructure, manufacturing and financial services sectors. Tatva Legal is relationship-driven and built to meet the ongoing legal needs of international and domestic clients wherever they choose to do business in India within the areas of its expertise. Tatva Legal has over 80 lawyers based in six offices across India. Tatva Legal lawyers are specialised legal professionals, including those who have previously worked in leading international law firms. Tatva Legal’s team of lawyers delivers the highest standard of legal services required by Indian and international clients. Tatva lawyers in all locations provide the same dedicated approach to legal services and quality, are fully versed in their local and cultural business communities and apply the highest technical skills with the best informed current thinking.

Main Areas of Practice:
Tatva Legal offers clients an extensive range of legal services through the following practice areas: private equity, venture capital, funds, impact investing, corporate advisory and M&A, real estate, technology, banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, dispute resolution.

Funds, Private Equity, Venture Capital & Impact Investments:
12 partners, 40 lawyers
Tatva Legal’s team has extensive experience in advising investors and investee companies in all aspects of an investment transaction. The team has acted for investors across the deal spectrum, including angel investors and family offices, early stage investors and incubators, venture capital funds across Series A, B, C and follow on investments as well as private equity funds like healthcare, agri-industry, e-commerce, fintech, financial services, consumer internet retail. Tatva Legal also has extensive fund formation experience, and has advised on the establishment and setting up of more than eight funds in the last two years alone. These funds comprise venture capital funds, public market funds and private equity funds, and include domestic capital funds as well as funds with significant foreign limited partner participation.
Clients: HDFC’s (HCARE Fund), Aspada Investments, UC-RNT, Aarin Capital, Everstone Capital, ASK Pravi Capital.

Corporate Advisory & M&A:
12 partners, 40 lawyers
Tatva Legal’s corporate advisory practice covers the full range of legal advisory services including structuring and evaluating entry strategies, company formation, reorganisation and restructuring, corporate governance and contract law. The team also has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures (domestic and cross border). The firm has advised acquirors, target companies and promoters (as the case may be) in the purchase and sale of equity interests across various sectors including telecom, insurance, infrastructure, education, real estate, IT and healthcare.
Clients: QVC Realty Developers Limited, Strides Pharma Science Ltd, Titan Ltd, Ascendas, Smartplay Technologies, Metlife, Coffeeday Enterprises, Manipal Group, Timken, Accenture, MindTree, Manipal Hospitals, Café Coffee Day etc.

Real Estate:
8 partners, 20 lawyers
Tatva Legal has a leading real estate practice advising investors and lenders to the Indian real estate industry. Tatva Legal advises corporates, hospitals and hotels on their real estate acquisition needs such as built-to-suit buildings, operating assets and leasing built-up spaces.
Clients: Indospace, Samhi Hotels, Manipal Hospitals, Tanglin Developments, Interglobe Hotels, Accenture, Brigade Group, Orbit Group, Maker Developers, Mantri Developers, Total Environment, DivyaSree Group, IJM India, India Value Fund, IL&FS, Mahindra Lifespaces, Novartis Group, Prestige Group, Shriram Properties, Sobha Group, Kotak Group and Watermarke Group.

2 partners, 7 lawyers
Tatva Legal regularly advises organisations in the information technology (IT) and telecom sectors. The scope of advice includes specialised advice relating to technology licensing, open source licensing and compliance, IP due diligence, IP protection, mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.
Clients: MindTree Ltd, Sonata Ltd, CME, Dell Inc.

Banking & Finance:
6 partners, 20 lawyers
Tatval Legal has an active practice in advising Banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in fund deployment, including through listed corporate bonds, mezzanine debt and lending. The firm has advised on transactions ranging from the issuance of secured listed bonds, unlisted bonds and domestic as well as foreign equity to mergers and acquisition, structured financing, construction finance and straight debt.
Clients: Reliance Capital Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank, Piramal Finance Limited, JM Financial Ltd, DMI Finance Ltd, HDFC.

Insolvency & Restructuring:
5 partners, 10 lawyers
Tatva Legal has an active insolvency and restructuring practice and, among other clients, advises financial creditors in insolvency resolution matters, particularly in the National Company Law Tribunal across India.

Dispute Resolution:
7 partners, 20 lawyers
The dispute resolution team comprises reputed and renowned lawyers who specialise in both litigation and arbitration. The firm represents corporates, trusts and individuals across forums from the City Civil Courts to the Supreme Court including tribunals like the National Company Law Tribunal, Securities Appellate Tribunal etc. The work varies from commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, writ jurisdiction, arbitration, insolvency, securities disputes and white-collar crime.
Clients: New Silk Route Advisors, Peepul Capital, Firepro Systems Pvt. Ltd., Accor Hotels, Indospace Logistics etc.