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Dhir & Dhir Associates

D-55, DEFENCE COLONY, NEW DELHI 110 024, INDIA
Tel:
Work +91 11 4241 0000
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Fax +91 11 4241 0091
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www.dhirassociates.com
Aichi-Ken, Hyperbad, Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Dhir & Dhir Associates’ client roster includes a mix of banks, corporates and financial institutions, and the team also acts for regulators, project developers and government entities on the financial aspects of major projects. Girish Rawat heads the practice, and recently advised PTC India Financial Services on a debt facility provided to Azure Power Thirty Six.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Dhir & Dhir Associates provides ‘excellent’ advice to public and private companies on takeovers, public offerings, private placements and other SEBI-related issues, and also assists clients with restructuring, due diligence and corporate governance matters. The team is especially noted for its expertise in debt capital markets and the buyback of securities, and has solid experience in compliance matters such as continuous disclosure, listing criteria and regulatory filings. The firm recently advised National Aluminium Company on its INR3000 crore buyback of equity shares, and acted for Manganese Ore India, an ore mining company in Nagpur, on its high-value buyback of 21% of its equity shares. The team also handled major buybacks for clients including Bharat Electronics, Gujarat Ambuja Exports and NHPC, a category-I enterprise of the government of India. The practice is headed by Girish Rawat, who specialises in banking, finance and capital markets matters.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Dhir & Dhir Associates’ broad range of sector expertise include telecoms, real estate, defence and infrastructure, and the team regularly handles matters related to foreign direct investment, entry strategy, secretarial compliance and the setting up of project offices. Highlights included advising Jiyo India on its website terms and conditions, and on its registration and recognition as a start-up with the DIPP, and acting for India Infrastructure Finance Company on the setting up of a sectoral fund. Managing partners Alok Dhir and Maneesha Dhir are the practice co-heads.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dhir & Dhir Associates

The ‘hardworking and sincere’ team at Dhir & Dhir Associates has substantial expertise in the telecoms, media, financial services and aviation sectors, among others, and has an extensive track record in complex litigation matters. In a recent highlight, the firm represented Girdharilal Sugar and Allied Industries in a breach of contract dispute, and also acted for Deccan Chronicle Holdings in an insolvency petition filed by Canara Bank. Managing partners Alok Dhir and Maneesha Dhir jointly head the practice, and Sachin Gupta is also a leading figure.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 4

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Led by Alok Dhir, the team at Dhir & Dhir Associates advises on employment terminations, employee transfers and contracts, benefits and compensation structuring, confidentiality agreements and audits, as well as handling contentious employment matters. The group acts for clients in sectors including e-commerce, automobile, and education.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Dhir & Dhir Associates

The ‘excellent’ team at Dhir & Dhir Associates recently advised REC Transmission Projects Company on a number of inter-state transmission developments, and also acted as lender’s counsel to L&T Infrastructure Finance and L&T Intra Debt Fund concerning financial assistance to a borrower for the refinancing of a 20MW solar power project in Madhya Pradesh. Girish Rawat heads the team, where Hyderabad-based Siva Gopinatham is also a key figure.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Girish Rawat heads the practice at Dhir & Dhir Associates, which recently advised Pragati Group on the formation of a joint collaborative agreement between two group companies. Rawat assisted Samyak Projects with its acquisition of land in the NCR region and acted for DMI Finance on the grant of a loan for the development of a residential project in Karnataka.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Led by Alok Dhir and Nilesh Sharma, the team at Dhir & Dhir Associates includes senior associates Bhuvan Arora and Raghav Soni, and advises on complex and high-value restructuring and insolvency matters. The practice advises Shree Bankey Behari Exports on the restructuring proposal to its lenders and assists Gupta Corporation with seeking a resolution to its financial distress under the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Leading individuals

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Next generation lawyers

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Dhir & Dhir Associates’ clients have included Microsoft, Tower Vision, and PVR, and the practice has considerable litigation expertise in the TMT space. Managing partner Maneesha Dhir is the name to note.

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