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Khaitan & Co.

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

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co. is ‘very professional and deeply committed to ethics and integrity’. Manas Kumar Chaudhuri is ‘prompt, competent and fully committed to his profession’, and Avaantika Kakkar is ‘solution-oriented, with an enviable knowledge of the practice area’. Highlights included advising Royal Dutch Shell on its high-profile merger with BG Group.

Leading individuals

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri - Khaitan & Co.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co. advises borrowers and lenders on domestic lending, external commercial borrowings, acquisition finance, structured finance and corporate restructuring. The dedicated group recently assisted IFC with its INR60bn Maharaja bond programme. Shishir Mehta and Devidas Banerji are highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Haigreve Khaitan - Khaitan & Co.

Ravi Kulkarni - Khaitan & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Manisha Shroff - Khaitan & Co.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

At Khaitan & Co., work highlights saw Abhimanyu Bhattacharya advising Alkem Laboratories on its $204m IPO. The practice also acted for International Finance Corporation (IFC) on updating its $890m Maharaja bond programme. Sudhir Bassi and Nikhilesh Panchal are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Ravi Kulkarni - Khaitan & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Aditya Cheriyan - Khaitan & Co.

Madhur Kohli - Khaitan & Co.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co.’s corporate team delivers ‘value for money’, and ‘timely and quick responses to clients’. In a recent work highlight, the team acted for Reliance Communications during the acquisition of Sistema Shyam Teleservices’ wireless telecoms business. It also advised Nippon Life Insurance on the purchase of an additional 23% stake in Reliance Insurance Company for the sum of $341m, a matter which posed several regulatory challenges. Siddharth Shah, Haigreve Khaitan, Rabindra Jhunjhunwala, Bharat Anand and Rajat Mukherjee are all recommended.

Leading individuals

Haigreve Khaitan - Khaitan & Co.

Next generation lawyers

Atul Pandey - Khaitan & Co.

Pooja Patel - Khaitan & Co.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co.’s pan-Indian practice handles domestic and international disputes across multifarious sectors including banking, IP, natural resources, infrastructure and telecoms. Ajay Bhargava specialises in both civil and criminal litigation; Vanita Bhargava is an advocate on record at the Supreme Court; and Chakrapani Misra frequently represents clients in IP-related arbitration. The team recently acted for Baba Kalyani of Kalyani Group in eight company cross-appeals, and also represented De Nora Water Technology in a dispute with its joint venture partners. Hindalco Industries, Indus Towers and Jindal Steel & Power are also clients.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co. handles insurance-related regulatory issues, market-entry strategies, M&A and dispute resolution. Birla Sun Life and Nippon Life Insurance are among the firm’s clients. Haigreve Khaitan and Anuj Sah are key contacts.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Khaitan & Co.

The team at Khaitan & Co. provides ‘excellent advice, industry knowledge and support’. Recent highlights included drafting patent specifications for Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, Godrej Group and Maschinenfabrik Rieter, and acting for CTP Environment in an infringement suit against Sentro Technologies. Jose Madan heads the practice, where Shailendra Bhandare, Adheesh Nargolkar and Nishad Nadkarni are the other key figures.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co.’s investment fund practice acts for an array of national and international clients. Work highlights included assisting Kalpavriksha Fund with structuring issues, document drafting, tax matters and regulatory compliance. Other clients include IDFC, ICICI Venture Funds and Sequoia Capital. Siddharth Shah and Bijal Ajinkya are recommended.

Leading individuals

Siddharth Shah - Khaitan & Co.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

The employment team at Khaitan & Co. is known for its responsiveness and multi-disciplinary approach, working closely with other departments in the firm. The client base includes Alstom, Toyota Financial Services and Johnson & Johnson. Anshul Prakash, Daksha Baxi and Vinay Joy are key contacts.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co.’s team has ‘vast industry knowledge’, and ‘provides top-notch advice’. The team recently assisted Hanwha Q Cells with its joint venture with Azure Power India. Other clients include India Power Corporation, SunEdison and JSW Group. The ‘responsive and professional’ Upendra Joshi is the leading figure.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co. provides ‘a very efficient service; fast response times, exceptional knowledge and good drafting’. The group has strong contentious and transactional experience, and is highly active in project lending and investment work. Sudip Mullick is ‘very creative in finding solutions to complex problems’, and recently advised Mahindra Holidays & Resorts on its acquisition of a beach resort in Kerala. Savita Singh and Abhishek Sharma are also recommended.

Next generation lawyers

Harsh Parikh - Khaitan & Co.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Khaitan & Co.

The ‘experienced team’ at Khaitan & Co. provides ‘quick responses’, and ‘great value for money’. Rahul Dutt recently joined the firm from Reliance Industries. Other key names include corporate lawyer Sharad Abhyankar, Abhilekh Verma and Ganesh Prasad, who specialises in foreign ventures and strategic investment. Tata Communications, TA Associates and Reliance Communications are clients.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

With one of the largest tax practices in the country, Khaitan & Co. impresses with its ‘outstanding level of service’, and acts for clients in direct and indirect tax matters, regulatory instructions and tax litigation. The firm was recently instructed by Temasek to handle the tax aspects connected to its investment in ETechAces Marketing & Consulting. Daksha Baxi, Nihail Kothari and Sanjay Sanghvi are recommended.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Khaitan & Co.

Khaitan & Co.’s team includes Susmit Pushkar, who handles investigations related to bribery, money laundering and fraud, and Atul Shankar Mathur, who has been involved in various business crime investigations and prosecutions. Recent work includes representing Convergys in document falsification allegations, and defending Jindal Steel and Power against various criminal suits.

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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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