Firm Profile > Khaitan & Co LLP > Mumbai, India

Khaitan & Co LLP
ONE INDIABULLS CENTRE, 13TH FLOOR
TOWER 1, 841 SENAPATI BAPAT MARG
MUMBAI 400 013
India

Antitrust and competition Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP’s competition and antitrust team stands out for its expertise in handling leniency applications, with recent successes seeing practice head Manas Kumar Chaudhuri, Sagardeep Rathi and principle associate Pranjal Prateek securing impressive 100% penalty waivers from the CCI. Anisha Chand and Rahul Singh led the team on numerous merger control approvals for high-value M&A transactions and joint ventures, across sectors including automotives, construction, natural resources and asset management. The team often represents clients in enforcement matters concerning unfair pricing, abuse of dominance and cartelisation. The highly regulated pharmaceuticals sector is also a point of focus.

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Testimonials

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri is an expert in this field. We are very happy with his practice.

Profund understanding of the law and the authority’s way of thinking while at the same time able to adopt a practical approach.

Manas Kumar Chaudhuri has a deep understanding of the law and has the ability to adapt to business needs.

Key clients

Nuvoco Vistas Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation

Schaeffler AG

UPL Limited

Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited

Alkem Laboratories Limited

Ministry of Railways, Union of India and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited

Shell BG

InterGlobe Aviation Limited

Nippon Express (South Asia & Oceania) Pte. Ltd.

Advent International Corporation

Nippon Life Insurance Company

India Glycols Limited

Eveready Industries India Limited

Shree Cement Limited

JKB Gas Private Limited

GAIL (India) Limited

Eli Lilly and Company

Lupin Limited

TVS Motor Company Limited

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Bharat Forge

BNB Coatings India Private Limited

Spotify Limited

Booking.com (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

FedEx Express Transportation and Supply Chain Services (India) Private Limited

Hoegh Autoliners A.S.

Moët Hennessy India Private Limited

Volkswagen A.G.

Plasser & Theurer, Export von Bahnbaumaschinen, G. m.b.H.

STX Filmworks, Inc

Banking and finance Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP's pan-India banking and finance practice advises large corporates, banks and NBFCs in all forms of transactions, including project finance, acquisition finance, mezzanine finance, securitisation and insolvency and restructuring mandates. Shishir Mehta advises clients on external commercial borrowing arrangement, NCD transactions, security creation and structured finance. Devidas Banerji's expertise includes acquisition finance, restructuring proceedings under the IBC process and ECB transactions. Kumar Saurabh Singh specialises in debt transactions. Manisha Shroff stands out for her highly regarded marquee financing practice. Shroff is also well versed in debt capital markets and cross-border financing. Principal associates Rolwine Alva and Smita Jha are also recommended.

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Key clients

State Bank of India

Bank of Baroda

Axis Bank Limited

Yes Bank Limited

IndusInd Bank Limited

Kotak Mahindra Bank

HDFC Bank

HDFC Limited

Bajaj Finance Limited

Piramal Finance Limited/Piramal Enterprises Limited

Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

AION Capital

Deutsche Bank AG, Mumbai

Reliance Industries Limited

Zentiva Private Limited

WorldBusiness Capital, Inc

Life Insurance Corporation of India

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

India Grid Trust

DBS Bank India Limited

Kairos Property Managers Private Limited

Bank of America, N.A., Hong Kong branch

Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited

AIGP Developers (Pune) Private Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

Mizuho Bank Ltd.

ING Bank N.V., Hong Kong Branch

ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

Mahindra and Mahindra Limited

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Sumito Mitsui Banking Corporation

Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Resources Plc

Baring Private Equity Asia

Capital markets Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP's capital markets practice is highly active in IPOs, QIPs, issuances of debt securities, private placements and various other capital markets transactions. Sudhir Bassi is often instructed by marquee clients to advise them on IPOs, particularly in the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Manisha Shroff specialises in debt capital markets and structured finance, including international bond issuances. Abhimanyu Bhattacharya has recently advised clients undergoing IPOs, QIPs and debt restructuring agreements. Aditya Cheriyan and Madhur Kohli frequently advise clients, primarily issuers, in relation to IPOs.

Key clients

Muthoot Finance Limited

Reliance Industries Limited

India Grid Trust

Standard Chartered Bank

TVS Motor Company Limited

JSW Steel Limited

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

Delhi International Airport

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

India Infoline Finance Limited –

L&T Finance Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.

Bajaj Finance Limited

Shree Cement Limited

KEI Industries Limited

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited

Gland Pharma Limited

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP offers legal support to publicly listed and unlisted corporate acquirers and targets, investors, private equity firms and funds on the full range of M&A matters, including tender offers, takeovers, buy-outs and corporate restructuring. The team is well versed in inbound and outbound investments, demonstrating sector-specific expertise across insurance, pharmaceuticals, emerging tech and e-commerce. Department head Haigreve Khaitan is experienced in M&A and private equity transactions. Rajat Mukherjee, who has a strong background in cross-border matters, is a key point of contact of the US and Japan desks.

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Testimonials

‘Individuals are characterised by optimism, friendliness and the ability to solve problems quickly. I really enjoy working with the practice and thus highly recommend it.’

‘The team is very hands on and very timely with their responses and support. They are also proactive in advising and recommending approaches.’

‘Rajat Mukherjee is an excellent partner. He is proactive, clear, straightforward and pragmatic in his advice. He acts to support in building client relationships, but has good depth of knowledge on M&A too.’

 

Key clients

Wabco Holdings Inc.

City Football Group

Laureate Education Inc.

Ingersoll-Rand Plc

Reliance Industries

Dalmia Bharat Limited

Flipkart Pvt Ltd

Aditya Birla Group

Tata Sons

INOX Leisure Limited

Siemens

RPSG Group

Piramal Group

TVS

Dhunseri Tea & Industries Limited

CDE Asia Limited

Berger Paints India Limited

WoW Momo Foods Private Limited

Usha Martin

Data protection Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP advises domestic and international clients on data and privacy law issues and provides bespoke solutions. Supratim Chakraborty, whose expertise lies in corporate law and data privacy, has advised both the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Government of India on various aspects of the proposed Personal Data Protection Bill, demonstrating his strong reputation in this field. Harsh Walia carries out data protection due diligence for companies to ensure they are acting in accordance with regulatory standards; in addition to this, he often advises TMT clients on the data protection aspects of new product launches. Principal associate Shobhit Chandra and senior associate Sumantra Bose are also recommended.

Key clients

RingCentral Inc.

UCWeb Inc

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Phillips Carbon Black Limited

Sonde Health Inc

Lam Research Singapore Pte Ltd

Course5 Intelligence Private Limited

Aleron Group

Muster Online Private Limited

Hex Social Club

GE Healthcare

Eatigo International PTE LTD

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP's team often represents major international and domestic clients in ad-hoc arbitrations across India and major cases before international forums, including SIAC, the LCIA and the ICC. Sanjeev Kapoor, who sits as the Vice President of ICC India Arbitration Group, has a wealth of experience in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration, including bilateral investment treaty disputes. Ajay Bhargava handles civil, criminal and corporate litigation and arbitration proceedings in India and various other jurisdictions. Chakrapani Misra has a strong niche in maritime arbitration, alongside broader experience in commercial and IP disputes.

Key clients

Larsen & Toubro Limited

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

Unic Memory Technology (Hong Kong) Limited

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

Siemens AG & Siemens Limited

Emami Agrotech Limited

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP's team excels in competition, tax, insolvency and IP disputes, although the firm's range of work extends into various other areas of law.  Advocate on Record Sanjeev Kapoor has a wealth of experience in constitutional law, environmental law and disputes in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Ajay Bhargava has established himself as a force of nature in civil, criminal and corporate litigation over more than 25 years in practice. Advocate on Record Vanita Bhargava has notable expertise in constitutional, environmental, civil and tax litigation. 'Diligent and meticulous' Nandini Khaitan serves as the external member of the Internal Complaints Committee established under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

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Testimonials

‘In-depth understanding of relevant legal issues, good analytical skills, excellent court strategy and solution oriented approach.’

 

Key clients

Contemporary Brokers Private Limited

Mohan Motors Udyog Private Limited

Oravel Stays Private Limited

Ultratech Cement Limited

Multiplex Association of India

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Larsen & Toubro Limited

Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Company Limited

Torrent Gas Private Limited

Blue Jay Finlease & Ors

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Insurance Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP is frequently involved in market-leading corporate transactions in the insurance sector. Co-heads Nikhil Narayanan, Anuj Shah, and Niren Patel handle high-value M&A deals (including relevant issues pertaining to W&I insurance), private equity investments (particularly in the health insurance space), joint ventures, IPOs, and market-entry projects for insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and investors. Co-head Aravind Venugopal and senior associate Harsh Khemka add strength on the regulatory front, with engagements including obtaining approvals before the IRDAI, structuring transactions inline with domestic policy, and supporting clients in general business activity.

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Key clients

True North

TVS Capital

Ascent Capital

Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited, India Branch

FPGA Family Foundation (Binny Bansal)

Wadhawan Global Capital Limited

Edelweiss Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited

Labour and employment Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP covers the breadth of non-contentious employment issues, from senior appointments and exits, incentive plans and audits, to large-scale restructuring and retrenchment exercises and trade union negotiations. On the regulatory front, practice head Anshul Prakash is advising high-profile global corporates in recent changes to employee provident fund contributions. In related contentious proceedings, Vinay Joy handled tribunal appeals for manufacturing clients challenging orders of the Assistant Provident Fund Commission. Other contentious highlights saw Jeevan Ballav Panda handling trade union disputes in the High Court for financial services clients. Senior associate Abhimanyu Pal and associate Kruthi Murthy regularly assist with the breadth of HR governance and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The team comprises good professionals with sound subject knowledge.

Anshul Prakash and Abhinav Rastogi have been thorough and diligent in their deliveries.

Anshul Prakash is easy to reach, possesses good knowledge of the area of specialisation and has provided satisfactory advisory services to our company.

Having known and been associated with Anshul Prakash for years for his impeccable advice on employment and labour, our organisation has benefited immensely with his expertise on the subject and excellent research and analytical skills. We regularly consult Anshul on several employment law-related issues involving high stakes and often highly sensitive matters and found his business-friendly advice and responsiveness to be the most impressive.

Responsive, clear, knowledgeable, polite and professional.

Key clients

Ambuja Cements and ACC Limited

Advent International

Indorama Corporation

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited

Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited

Rolls-Royce Operations (India) Private Limited

Reliance Industries Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited

FIS Payment Solutions and Services India Private Limited

Robert Bosh GmbH

LEGO System A/s

Prince Pipes and Fittings Limited

Coty Inc

Koch Industries Inc.

Private client Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP's practice advises HNW clients on estate planning, succession planning, trust structuring and migration, corporate restructuring, and family law disputes. Haigreve Khaitan specialises in estate planning, trust disputes and probate and trust administration. Bijal Ajinkya specialises in the tax structuring of succession plans and tax disputes. Anuj Shah focuses on cross-border wealth management. Shabnam Shaikh is a go-to partner for clients involved in tax disputes, M&A transactions and investments. Senior associate Sachin Bhandawat joined the firm from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in August 2019.

Private equity and investment funds Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP’s premier investment funds practice acts for some of the largest funds on the market on end-to-end formation and structuring across all asset classes. Siddharth Shah, Divaspati Singh, Vivek Mimani and principal associate Gaurita Udiyawar provide tax-forward advice on structuring funds both in India (including regional funds) and cross-jurisdictionally. Key names for private equity deals include practice head Haigreve Khaitan, Aakash Choubey, Ganesh Prasad and Kartick Maheshwari, who are retained by market-leading international financial sponsors including funds, banks, REITS, hedge funds and specialist secondary funds to handle high-value transactions. The firm maintains a highly comprehensive knowledge portal ‘Academia’, which makes cutting-edge legal knowledge available to all retained clients.

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Key clients

Citiustech Healthcare Technology Private Limited

Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited

Advent India PE Advisors Pvt Ltd

JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited and its promoters, the Daftary family

Promoter of Essel Propack Limited, i.e., Ashok Goel Trust and its affiliates

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

True North Managers LLP

Meritz Group

RattanIndia Power Limited

Punjab National Bank

EverSource Advisors Private Limited

Harbourvest Partners (Asia) Ltd

TA Associates

Advent International Corporation

The Blackstone Group

Ola Electric Mobility Private Limited

ICG Strategic Equity Advisors LLC

Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, founders ANI Technologies Private Limited (“Company”) and ANI Technologies Private Limited

Bessemer Venture Partners and Bessemer India Capital Holdings II Ltd

Northern Arc Capital Limited

Foundation Holdings

Meritz – Edelweiss Platform deal

Piramal Structured Credit Opportunities Fund

India Housing Fund – Series 2

Investment by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in India Resurgence Fund

Projects and energy Tier 1

The energy, infrastructure and resources team at Khaitan & Co LLP fields a pan-India offering which apart from project finance and development, also includes advice on M&A, private equity (PE) investments and concession agreements. The team is adept at assisting with regulatory and policy issues, offering representation to clients in complex disputes arising out of engineering and infrastructure projects. Clients range from project sponsors and PE investors to governmental entities, developers and lenders. Dibyanshu Sinha has advised on several transactions in the renewable energy and mining sectors. Akhil Bhatnagar and Gahan Singh are key contacts for financial and strategic investors. Furthermore, Shivanshu Thaplyal specialises in PPP projects, while Swathy Ramanath has in-depth knowledge of the power, urban rail and airports verticals. Akshay Malhotra has recently joined from HSA Advocates.

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Testimonials

‘The team tries to understand what the Client wants, then works on tailoring their advice around that and the law, as opposed to telling what they think is right. The commerce drives the contract as opposed to the contract driving the commerce.’

‘They are always willing to listen and understand. Even on fees they understand when you can pay and when you can’t and are willing to go the lengths for the sake of the relationship. That is comforting, as legal costs remain high and availability and dedication remain low in other firms.’

 

Key clients

GS Engineering and Construction Corporation Limited

Delhi International Airport Limited (“DIAL”)

CESC Limited

Torrent Power Limited and Torrent Gas Private Limited

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited and Baboon Investments Holding B.V.

GMR Energy Limited

Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Company Private Limited

INOX Air Products Private Limited

Edelweiss Financial Services Limited and Sekura Roads Limited

Blue Planet Environmental Solutions Pte. Limited

Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Limited

Essar Steel Metal Trading Limited

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Besides having the ability to handle large agricultural and urban land title due diligence across India, the practice at Khaitan & Co LLP is also proficient in IT Park related laws, industrial developments and government lands allocated for private use. Regular instructions include joint venture transactions, acquisition of large parcels of land, leasing of commercial property and redevelopment matters. Private equity investments involving commercial, residential, industrial, retail and hospitality assets are other core areas of expertise for the department. Harsh Parikh has a wealth of experience advising on joint development agreements and slum rehabilitation issues. Avnish Sharma excels in foreign investment in the real estate sector, while title due diligence is an area of specialist interest for Devendra Deshmukh.

Testimonials

‘Experienced, intelligent and pleasant to deal with. The team is quick to adapt (even in these testing times) and always available.’

Key clients

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG

Usha Martin Limited

Omaxe Group

Suraj Estate Developers Private Limited

L&T Realty

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited

Aion India Investment Advisors Private Limited

SHL India Private Limited

Primarc Group

DLF Limited

Waterbright Pte. Ltd

Max Estates Limited (a Max group company)

Meritz Group

Runwal Developers

The Blackstone Group

Congelados de Navarra S.A.U

IIFL Wealth & Asset Management Limited (“IIFL Wealth”)

Dalmia Group

Adventz Securities Enterprises Limited

Samrat Zaveri

ASK Property Investment Advisors

Northern Propmart Solutions Limited (a Max group company)

Mr JC Chaudhry, Promoter (Aakash Institute)

Oberoi Group

Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia

Sudershan Poddar

Eknath Buildco Private Limited, (a Shree Naman Developers group company)

Hilton Group

Ambuja Realty

Royal Bank of Scotland

India Educational And Research Institutions Private Limited (KK Birla Group)

Actis TREIT Holdings (Sing

Tax Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP. provides a full-service tax practice for the entire breadth of contentious and non-contentious issues. Dinesh Agrawal and Arvind Baheti are key names for indirect tax instructions and Ashish Mehta, Aditi Sharma and Bijal Ajinkya are go-to names for direct tax matters. Recent landmark litigation highlights involved disputes concerning withholding tax provisions and international proceedings relating to the confidentiality of taxpayers’ information. A high volume of transfer pricing disputes are also handled by Sanjay Sanghvi and Ritu Shaktawat. High-value global deals ranging from joint ventures and M&A transactions to strategic divestments are routinely handled for premier corporate and private equity clients. The team recently welcomed Sudipta Bhattacharjee at its New Delhi office who joined from Advaita Legal in February 2021.

Testimonials

A very competent tax practice which gives practical advice.

Bijal Anjikya is highly regarded and has exceptional technical knowledge.

It’s hard to find a law firm which has this level of knowledge and clarity on Indian tax.

Ayush A Mehrotra  is always supportive and provides good outcomes to us in timely manner.

Key clients

TVS Group

Subway

Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited and Westlife Development Limited

Sameena Capital

O’neil Capital Management India Private Limited

Milestone India Professional Investor’s Private Real Estate Investment Limited Liability Company

Advent International

Laureate Education Inc.

Metropolis Healthcare Limited

C K Birla Group

Hindustan Times Group

Avendus Capital Private Limited

Pune Kondhwa Realty Private Limited

Varian Medical Systems (India) Private Limited

Silversmith Capital Partners

Euclid Transactional UK Limited

DUAL Corporate Risks

Harinagar Sugar Mills

CESC Limited

Indorama Synthetics (India) Limited

Anheuser Busch InBev India Limited

Super Highway Labs Private Limited

H-D Motor Company India Private Limited

Mangalam Cement Limited

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited

Siemens Healthcare India Private Limited

7-Eleven Inc.

Royal Touch Fablon (P) Ltd.

Emami Agrotech Limited

Sthirlaxmi Excavation LLP

Philips Carbon Black

White-collar crime Tier 1

Khaitan & Co LLP fields an extensive bench of white-collar crime partners with expertise across the breath of typical and niche disciplines. Co-heads Rajiv Bhatnagar and Susmit Pushkar represent corporate clients in POCA and PMLA investigations by enforcement bodies, and also assist with internal investigations. Ongoing trial defence work includes High Court proceedings into money laundering allegations in the manufacturing sector, with instructions including high-stakes challenges to the powers of the Enforcement Directorate. Clients in the food and drinks sector engaged the team to defend criminal misconduct offences under the Food Safety and Standards Act. Bhatnagar is also representing clients in misconduct proceedings under the POSH act, and co-head Chakrapani Misra often advises clients on police investigations into economic crimes.

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Testimonials

A well-respected law firm with a depth of knowledge in white-collar crime and related matters.

Bijal Ajinkya is knowledgeable and hardworking, with excellent client care skills.

Manavendra Mishra is knowledgeable and approachable, also with excellent client care skills.

The team has a profound experience with white-collar crime matters and is used to work on cross-border matters. The firm understands the needs of clients and provides services with the required speed and accuracy. This is a go-to place for every company or individual that faces a crisis.

Manavendra Mishra is a very hands-on, brilliant lawyer with loads of experience in white-collar crime matters with an international angle.

Susmit Puskhar is an experience white-collar crime lawyer known for his reliability and deep knowledge of the relevant laws and practices.

The team at Khaitan & Co is very talented, experienced and highly professional.

Key clients

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Limited

Usha Martin Limited

INOX Leisure Limited

Booking.com BV

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

Ceasefire Industries Private Limited

Match Group LLC (Tinder)

Intellectual property Tier 2

Recent contentious highlights for Khaitan & Co LLP’s IP practice saw Ajay Bhargava handling copyright infringement litigation before the High Court for clients in the digital media sector and practice co-heads Adheesh Nargolkar and Smriti Yadav handling copyright and design litigation for high-profile automotive clients. Patent and trade mark prosecutions are routinely handled by the team, including opposition and enforcement strategy. Commercial IP and transactional matters are also strong points; co-head Shailendra Bhandare acts for global clients on high-value portfolio acquisitions, exploitation strategy and IP-rich joint ventures. The team expanded its IP transactional offering with the hire of Nirupam Lodha who joined from L&L Partners Law Offices in May 2021.

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Testimonials

We have worked with this firm over a good few years in India. We like this firm for their quick turnaround and comprehensive advice.

Shailendra Bhandare is a wonderful practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena: commercially astute, proactive and knowledgeable.

Highly accomplished and motivated team backed by leaders who have extensive domain knowledge.

Has the unique elements of a boutique IP firm blended into full service firm.

Adheesh Nargolkar and Shailendra Bhandare stand out as being exceptional professionals. Ethics, professionalism, competence & domain expertise are the pillars on which their practice and service delivery is based. They never short change and go the extra mile to ensure that their client gets the best. They lead by example and their intense passion and dedication is infectious and their team resonates these values. They are honest and never mislead their clients for commercial gains, which is a very critical characteristic.

Key clients

CEAT Limited

Belron Group

Ambuja Cements Limited

TVS Motor Company

Marico

upGrad Education Pvt. Ltd

Fosroc

Novartis AG

Amazon

Beam Suntory Group

MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG

Zespri

Hindustan Unilever

Godrej Group Companies

Tata Group Companies

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Lupin Ltd

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Loreal

Atos

JSW Group

Pidilite Industries Ltd.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Khaitan & Co LLP has particular expertise in assisting international lenders on complex distressed investments into India, offering advice to a sizeable client roster of private credit and distressed funds. Finance and restructuring expert Kumar Saurabh Singh is experienced in the corporate insolvency processes of large non-performing accounts in India. Distressed M&A transactions are key specialisms for both Ashwin Bishnoi and Nikhil Narayanan.  Other names to note include Rajeev Vidhani and Shruti Singh, who have advised on several corporate restructuring and IBC matters. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Siddharth Srivastava, who was the former head of the insolvency department at Link Legal – India Law Services; he has considerable experience acting for lenders and resolution professionals in big-ticket insolvency processes.

Key clients

Silver Point Capital, LP

The Carlyle Group

Committee of Creditors of Alok Industries Limited (“CoC”) represented by State Bank of India as the lead bank

Rattan India Power Limited

SMC Power Generation Limited

Synergy Group Limited – potential bidder in the insolvency resolution process for Jet Airways (India) Limited

Bidder in connection with potential acquisition of assets in the Videocon Group

Consortium of banks led by State Bank of India

Jindal India Thermal Power Limited (“JITPL”)

NBCC (India) Limited

Rajiv Chakraborty- Resolution Professional (“RP”) of Era Infra Engineering Limited (“ERA”)

Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (“Company”)

Mahender Kumar Khandelwal – Resolution Professional (“RP”) of Pawan Impex Private Limited, Payne Realtors Private Limited, Prius Commercial Projects Private Limited, Sharan Hospitality Private Limited and SVIIT Software Private Limited (“Corporate Debtors”)

Sundaresh Bhat – Resolution Professional (“RP”) of EMCO

TMT Tier 2

Khaitan & Co LLP primarily advises clients across the TMT sector on various corporate transactions, including M&A, investments and funding rounds. In addition, the practice has a team dedicated to assisting clients in the e-commerce, fintech and new media industries with their corporate, commercial and regulatory needs. Sharad Moudgal is a very active member of the firm, known for assisting multinationals and investors with various transactions. Harsh Walia specialises in IT, data protection and telecoms matters. Tanu Banerjee joined from IndusLaw in January 2021.

Key clients

Ather Energy Private Limited

Music Broadcast Limited

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Twitter Inc.

63Ideas Infolabs Private Limited (“Ninjacart”)

ANI Technologies Private Limited

Bertelsmann Nederland B.V

Birlasoft Limited

Delivery Hero SE

DST Global (through Gemini Investments, L.P. (“Gemini”)

HCL Technologies Limited

Horizon Investments Limited

Insight Venture Management, LLC

Investcorp Private Equity Fund II acting through its investment manager, Investcorp India Asset Managers Private Limited

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

Lightbox Ventures

Perfios Software Solutions Private Limited

Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited

Reliance Jio Digital Services Limited

Aviation (including aerospace and defence) Tier 3

Kabir Bogra is driving the aerospace and defence practice at Khaitan & Co LLP., and along with senior associate Tushaar Talwar, is advising on a range of joint ventures, procurements and industrial licensing matters. The client roster comprises international aircraft parts, engines and instruments suppliers and big-ticket OEMs. Regulatory advice is provided in relation to the establishment of manufacturing facilities and operations for multinational defence companies.

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Key clients

Bird & Bird (referring law firm)

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann (referring law firm)

Elbit Systems

Gokaldas Images Private Limited

Axon Inc

James Fisher Defence

Aero Precision Industries

Safran Electrical & Power

Diehl Bgt Defence

ECA Robotics

Zodiac Fluid Equipment

The firm: Founded in 1911, Khaitan & Co is one of the oldest Indian law firms. It combines a rich heritage of over 100 years with modern, cutting-edge and solution-oriented legal practice and offers full-service legal solutions to its domestic and international clients. The firm has a strength of over 530 fee-earners, including 115 partners and directors across its four offices.

The firm is one of India’s most recognised full-service law firms offering specialised advisory services to clients across all Indian law practice areas. The firm’s expertise in its practice areas has been widely recognised by various leading international rankings and publications including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

The firm has received several awards and recognition in recent times for its work, some of which include: Law Firm of the Year, M&A Law Firm of the Year and Best Law Firm to work for – IDEX Legal Awards 2017; Law Firm of the Year and Best Overall Law Firm 2016 – India Business Law Journal – Indian Law Firm awards; India Deal Firm of the Year – Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2017; Best Indian Law Firm 2016 – Gold Award – International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA); India National Law Firm of the Year – Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2015; Best Overall Law Firm, competition and antitrust, energy, project and infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and insolvency – India Business Law Journal – Indian Law Firm Awards 2015; and Corporate and M&A Firm of the Year 2015 – Asian Mena Counsel.

Over the years the firm has attracted and retained some of the best legal talent in India to provide the high-quality legal counsel expected from it across all spheres of commerce and industry. The strategic hiring of partners has resulted in the addition of new practice areas, strengthening of the existing practice areas and also bringing in the best international practices.

Khaitan & Co is an independent law firm and routinely works with several leading law firms internationally on inbound and outbound assignments across various jurisdictions on multiple transactions across its practice areas.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Competition/antitrust
Corporate/commercial and M&A
Dispute resolution
Energy, infrastructure and resources
Environment
Estate planning, trusts and private clients
Funds
Hospitality
Intellectual property
Labour and employment
Private equity
Real estate
Taxation (direct and indirect)
Technology, media and telecom
White-collar crime
Number of lawyers : 530
at this office : 280
English
French
German
Hindi
Japanese
and a variety of Indian regional languages
Meritas
Contacts : Haigreve Khaitan (partner)
Contacts : Rabindra Jhunjhunwala (partner)