The Legal 500

Khaitan & Co.

ONE INDIABULLS CENTRE, 13TH FLOOR, TOWER 1, 841 SENAPATI BAPAT MARG, MUMBAI 400 013, INDIA
Tel:
Work +91 22 6636 5000
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Fax +91 22 6636 5050
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Web:
www.khaitanco.com
New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore

India

Top-tier recommendations

  • India: Corporate and M&A > Mumbai
  • India: Projects and energy > Mumbai

Recommendations

  • India: Intellectual property > Mumbai
  • India: Intellectual property > New Delhi
  • India: Investment funds > Mumbai

India

Within Leading firms in Bangalore, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

IndusLaw has a strong reputation for tax-related corporate and litigation. Khaitan & Co. handles work for domestic and international clients. Rajiv Khaitan is the name to note. Ganesh Prasad is also noted.

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Within Patent and trade mark practices, Khaitan & Co. is a third tier firm,

At Khaitan & Co., the ‘knowledgeable’ Jose Madan leads the team, which is ‘respected’ for its trade mark and patent practice.

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India: Banking, finance and capital markets

Within Mumbai: banking and finance, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Excellent’ full-service firm Khaitan & Co. stands out for its ‘practical, sound advice’ and for consistently going ‘beyond expectations’. Co-headed by Shishir Mehta and Devidas Banerji, the practice handles the full range of work for lenders and borrowers.

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Within Mumbai: capital markets, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. fields one of the most experienced teams in the market, which handles the full range of capital markets work for local and foreign clients. Recent highlights include advising Morgan Stanley India on a $930m share buyback transaction. Ravi Kulkarni and Nikhilesh Panchal are recommended

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Within New Delhi, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Particularly strong on the lender side, Khaitan & Co. continues to advise on domestic and international lending, aviation and project financings, capital markets transactions and debt restructurings. The team is also increasingly involved in real estate financing. In Delhi, Sharad Vaid is the main name for capital markets work, and Ashwin Bishnoi was promoted partner.

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India: Corporate and M&A

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a first tier firm,

Khaitan & Co.’s team stands out for its ‘strong level of service’. It acts for domestic and international heavyweights on the full range of transactions across a variety of sectors, including the pharmaceuticals industry. Highlights included advising Elder Pharmaceuticals on the sale of its branded domestic formulations business. The team is headed by Rabindra Jhunjhunwala, and includes Haigreve Khaitan and Ravi Kulkarni.

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Within New Delhi, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

In a sign of its commitment to strengthening its corporate practice, Khaitan & Co. promoted four associates to the partnership in 2013, including the highly regarded Joyjyoti Misra, and acquired now dissolved PXV Law Partners’ practice. The team’s recent work has involved advising Indian companies on outbound M&A transactions, as well as advising local and international corporate acquirers and targets, and private equity firms on inbound investment. Highlights included advising Dalmia Cement (Bharat) on its $141m acquisition of a 74% stake in Bokaro Jaypee Cement. Bharat Anand and Rajat Mukherjee are recommended.

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India: Dispute resolution

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a third tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. handles the full range of dispute resolution matters, including domestic litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. Practice head Chakrapani Misra is recommended for litigation and arbitration. Highlights included successfully defending Siemens in arbitration proceedings concerning the reinstatement of a bank guarantee.

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Within New Delhi, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Experienced across the full range of judicial, arbitral and administrative proceedings, Khaitan & Co.’s practice handles a steady flow of litigation for companies in the natural resources, infrastructure, telecoms and energy fields. Sanjeev Kapoor is representing Dalmia Cement (Bharat) in a LCIA case against Xstrata over an alleged breach of contract. Ajay Bhargava, Gauri Rasgotra and Vanita Bhargava are also recommended.

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India: Intellectual property

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

The ‘knowledgeable’ Jose Madan heads the team at Khaitan & Co., which advises on the full range of IP matters.

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Within New Delhi, tier 4

Headed by Jose Madan in Mumbai, full-service outfit Khaitan & Co. has rich IP litigation expertise in Delhi through Ajay Bhargava and Sanjeev Kapoor. The pair regularly handle contentious trade mark and media matters.

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India: Investment funds

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. advises domestic and international clients on fund structuring and regulatory aspects for private funds, and mutual funds. The arrival of Siddharth Shah and Bijal Ajinkya from Nishith Desai Associates has strengthened the firm’s capabilities.

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India: Projects and energy

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a first tier firm,

Khaitan & Co.’s ‘excellent’ team ‘goes the extra mile’ on infrastructure and energy projects. In a project finance highlight, it advised Axis Bank on a loan to Raigarh Champa Rail Infrastructure for the purpose of developing railway siding and other related infrastructure. Upendra Joshi and Amitabh Sharma are highly recommended.

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Within New Delhi Leading individuals

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India: Real estate

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a third tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. is particularly noted for its expertise in foreign investments and funds work, and has been involved in major real estate transactions and disputes arising out of construction contracts. It advised Mahindra & Mahindra on the acquisition of industrial land in Maharashtra. Sudip Mullick, Savita Singh and Abhishek Sharma are recommended.

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India: TMT

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. acts for major domestic players in the IT and telecoms sectors, as well as international investors. It is also experienced in IT-related M&A transactions. Haigreve Khaitan and Rabindra Jhunjhunwala are recommended.

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Within New Delhi, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

At Khaitan & Co., Asim Abbas has experience in policy, regulatory, contractual and M&A matters in the telecoms and broadcasting sectors. The team is particularly active in outsourcing work, and recently advised Baring Private Equity Asia on its acquisition of a stake in Hexaware. Other notable clients include BT Group, Reliance and Accenture.

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India: Tax

Within Mumbai, Khaitan & Co. is a second tier firm,

Khaitan & Co. fields one of the largest teams dedicated to direct and indirect tax law. It advised Toshiba Corporation on the tax aspects of its acquisition of a power transformer from Vijai Electricals. Daksha Baxi, Nihal Khottari and Bijal Ajinkya are recommended.

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Within New Delhi, Khaitan & Co. is a third tier firm,

Primarily active out of its Mumbai office, Khaitan & Co. now fields partner-level tax expertise in Delhi with the promotion of indirect tax expert Kabir Bogra in April 2014.

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Legal Developments by:
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    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is responsible for investor protection and development and regulation of the securities market in India. The scope of SEBI’s jurisdiction over the issue of securities by public companies is an important issue. This issue was recently considered by the Supreme Court in Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd. and Ors. v. Securities and Exchange Board of India and Anr., MANU/SC/0702/2012; (2012) 8 SCALE 101. This article analyses this judgment and its implications.
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