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  • India: Banking, finance and capital markets > New Delhi

India: Banking, finance and capital markets

Within New Delhi, Dhir & Dhir Associates is a third tier firm,

Newly promoted Girish Rawat is the main partner at Dhir & Dhir Associates following project finance specialist Jatinder Cheema’s move to Clasis Law in November 2013. Rawat recently advised the National Housing Bank on its INR31bn tax-free bond issuance on the National Stock Exchange of India. Other clients include Power Finance Corporation, NHPC and Hindalco Industries.

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India: Corporate and M&A

Within New Delhi, tier 4

Clients of the ‘very good and efficientDhir & Dhir Associates note the ‘prompt and sound legal advice’ provided by competition expert Rahul Goel, who co-heads the practice alongside Manish Gaurav. The team largely focuses on general corporate compliance advice to domestic and international corporates, including Volvo Auto India, Smile Group and TBEA Energy (India).

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India: Dispute resolution

Within New Delhi, Dhir & Dhir Associates is a third tier firm,

Dhir & Dhir Associates is acting for Deccan Chronicle in an $80m claim filed by Indiabulls Housing Finance under the Sarfaesi Act. It also represented Union India in $175m proceedings against Reliance Telecom, and C&C Construction in a $122m dispute against DBS Bank. Name partners Alok Dhir and Maneesha Dhir are recommended.

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India: Insolvency

Within New Delhi, Dhir & Dhir Associates is a first tier firm,

Dhir & Dhir Associates regularly wins key roles in the major insolvency and debt restructuring cases in the country, and excels at debtor-side domestic and cross-border work. Managing partner Alok Dhir and Nilesh Sharma are acting for Deccan Chronicle Holdings in insolvency proceedings, which includes the restructuring of its debt with various secured and unsecured creditors. Other clients include Mawana Sugars, Sree Jayajothi Cements and Malwa Cotton Spinning Mills. Sandeep Kumar Gupta is also recommended.

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India: Projects and energy

Within New Delhi, tier 4

Dhir & Dhir Associates demonstrated its commitment to the area with the promotion of Santosh Pandey to the partnership. He recently advised Oil & Natural Gas Corporation on its $400m acquisition of a stake in Nagarjuna Oil Corporation.

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India: TMT

Within New Delhi, Dhir & Dhir Associates is a third tier firm,

TMT work is one of Dhir & Dhir Associates’ signature strengths, where the firm packs a punch in litigation, licensing and regulatory matters. Clients include Microsoft, Tower Vision India and India Brand Equity Foundation. Managing partner Maneesha Dhir heads the team, which also features Rahul Goel.

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