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Bharucha & Partners

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Managing Partner: Mr M P Bharucha
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 57
Languages:  English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi

Firm Overview:
Bharucha & Partners is founded on immutable principles of professional ethics and excellence. The firm has grown to three offices in two cities with 11 partners and more than 50 associates. The firm offers a blend of rich experience, creativity, and the energy of youth and each partner has a wealth of experience handling complex commercial transactions or disputes. Each associate has been individually selected as sharing the qualities and vision of the partners. The expertise in corporate and commercial practice with mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, litigation, arbitration, governance, ethics, and anti-corruption, IP, capital markets and financial regulation is well recognised, and the firm counts leading international and Indian corporate houses, banks, financial institutions and funds amongst the clients. Bharucha & Partners advises clients on domestic as well as cross-border mandates across business 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 Vodafone Idea Limited on a term loan facility of INR 40,000 million from Yes Bank Limited
■ Advised Macquarie’s Indian entities on the USD 1,379.55 million financing for financial closure of TOT Bundle 1 road projects
Key Clients: Vodafone Idea Limited, Macquarie Global Real Assets, The Federal Bank Limited, Profectus Capital
Contact: Alka Bharucha
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Justin Bharucha
Email: [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
■ Advising the Parekh Group on their joint venture with Hyundai Merchant Marine and their INR 842.5 million acquisition of MJ Logistic Services
Key Clients: The Federal Bank Limited, Axis Mutual Fund, the Aditya Birla Group
Contact: Alka Bharucha
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Justin Bharucha
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■ Advising Diageo Plc. on Indian law in relation to the claim against Dr. Vijay Mallya and his affiliated entities before the High Court, London and representation before the Indian Courts in connection with offences under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018
■ Representing Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi in proceedings to enforce an LCIA award before the High Court Mumbai
Key Clients: Diageo Plc., Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi, Vodafone Idea Limited
Contact: MP Bharucha
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Abhishek Malhotra
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Karthik Somasundram
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:
■ Advised General Atlantic on multiple investments including in IIFL Wealth Limited and Absolute Barbeque Private Limited
■ Advised Visvires on investments in several businesses including luxury goods, hospitality and wineries
■ Advised Girnar Software Private Limited on several investments including from Sequoia, Hillhouse, Google and HDFC Bank
Key Clients: General Atlantic, IL&FS Investment Managers, Macquarie Global Real Assets, Global Innovation Fund, Girnar Software Private Limited
Contact: Alka Bharucha
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vandana Pai
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ 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
■ Advised Vodafone Idea Limited on a preferential issue of equity shares to the Aditya Birla Group for an aggregate consideration of INR 32,500 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 Private Limited, ICICI Securities Limited, Intellect Design Arena Limited
Contact: Alka Bharucha
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vishnu Dutt
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ajai Achuthan
Email: [email protected]

Governance, Ethics & Anti-Corruption:
■ Advising 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
■ Advising clients before the Delhi High Court in an appeal against conviction with respect to coal block allocations
Key Clients: Telenor, Ashok Daga
Contact: DP Singh
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sonam Gupta
Email: [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 up India’s First Online Platform for Private Investigations
Key Clients: India Sports Flashes Private Limited, Satyacheck Technologies, Shemaroo World
Contact: Abhishek Malhotra
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kaushik Moitra
Email: [email protected]