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Talwar Thakore & Associates

3RD FLOOR, KALPATARU HERITAGE, 127 M G ROAD FORT, MUMBAI 400 001, INDIA
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Work +91 22 6613 6900
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Fax +91 22 6613 6901
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Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 2

Talwar Thakore & Associates

The practice at Talwar Thakore & Associates has particular strengths in the broadcasting, petrochemicals, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors. Practice head Vinod Dhall advised Rosneft on its joint acquisition of a 98% equity stake in Essar Oil with a consortium of investors, and managing associate Sonam Mathur is representing Sanofi Pasteur India in the CCI’s cartel investigation into the meningococcal vaccines market. Managing associate Ram Kumar Poornachandran is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Vinod Dhall - Talwar Thakore & Associates

Next generation lawyers

Sonam Mathur - Talwar Thakore & Associates

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Talwar Thakore & Associates

Talwar Thakore & Associates provides ‘a thorough analysis and solid legal advice’, handling primarily acquisition and structured finance transactions for a range of domestic and international banks. Key contact Sonali Mahapatra recently advised Standard Chartered Bank on its INR8bn financing of an acquisition by Singapore Technologies Telemedia of a 74% stake in a data centres business owned by Tata Communications.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Talwar Thakore & Associates

Talwar Thakore & Associates is adept at handling domestic and international offerings, and has a particular focus on structured high-yield transactions. The team has advised on a number of masala bond matters over the last year, in international capital markets and as private placements, and also retains a buoyant equity practice, advising clients including Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered Bank. Work highlights included advising JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, among others, as placement agents for masala bonds issued by ReNew Power Ventures, and acting for Fullerton India Credit Company on the issuance of senior secured notes of an aggregate amount of INR5bn. The practice is jointly headed by Kunal Thakore and Rahul Gulati. Sonali Mahapatra is the key figure in the debt capital markets space.

Leading individuals

Shobhan Thakore - Talwar Thakore & Associates

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Talwar Thakore & Associates

The ‘prompt and efficient’ team at Talwar Thakore & Associates has ‘an in-depth knowledge of corporate and M&A transactions, is easily approachable and always takes business requirements into consideration’. The firm recently advised Rosneft on its purchase of a stake in Essar Oil, and assisted SunLife with increasing its equity stake in an Indian joint venture. Suresh Talwar is recommended along with Kunal Thakore and the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Feroz Dubash.

Leading individuals

Kunal Thakore - Talwar Thakore & Associates

Suresh Talwar - Talwar Thakore & Associates

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Talwar Thakore & Associates

Talwar Thakore & Associates provides ‘reliable, high-quality guidance and a thorough analysis of each matter’, and the team ‘stands out for its knowledge of the Indian banking industry, and its great attention to detail’. Sonali Mahapatra heads the department, which recently advised Rosneft on its acquisition of a 98% equity interest in Essar Oil.

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