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Bharucha & Partners

4TH FLOOR, CECIL COURT, MK BHUSHAN MARG, COLABA, MUMBAI 400 039, INDIA
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Mumbai, Mumbai, New Delhi

India

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners' practice handles syndicated lending, debt restructuring, project financing and regulatory issues, among other areas. The client roster includes the Federal Bank, HSBC France and InVenture Capital Corporation. Alka Bharucha and Justin Bharucha are the key names to note.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Bharucha & Partners

Alka Bharucha heads the capital markets practice at Bharucha & Partners, where the team's expertise covers the full spectrum of debt and equity matters, including debentures, IPOs, private placements and share issuances. The firm predominantly assists issuer clients and is developing a solid client base of banks and underwriters. The group recently acted for two shareholders of the Motilal Oswal Private Equity Group in the £54m IPO of Dixon Technologies (India). Vishnu Dutt is the other name to note.

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

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners is adept at representing financial institutions and listed and unlisted companies from a range of industries in joint ventures, share purchases and M&A transactions. The client base includes Seabird Marines Services, Twitter, Axis Asset Management and Idea Cellular. Alka Bharucha heads the practice.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners has a strong client roster of companies from the telecoms, real estate and environment sectors. Recent disputes instructions include representing the Collage Group in relation to real estate development projects undertaken with the Unitech Group and the applicability of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016. MP Bharucha is the name to note. Abhishek Malhotra left the firm in early 2019 to become the managing partner or TMT Law Practice.

Leading individuals

M P Bharucha - Bharucha & Partners

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Bharucha & Partners

The employment team at Bharucha & Partners is jointly led by MP Bharucha and Justin Bharucha who focus on contentious and advisory matters respectively. The group acted for Alchem International drafting employment documentation as well as in breach of confidentiality claims. India Tourism Development Corporation, Inventure Capital Corporation and Key Media are clients.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 2

Bharucha & Partners

Infrastructure projects form the backbone of Bharucha & Partners' practice, where the team handles instructions from the transport sector involving ports, railways, and roads, among other areas. Alka Bharucha has notable expertise in acting for developer clients, and Justin Bharucha has experience handling structured finance matters.

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

Bharucha & Partners

D.P. Singh leads the white-collar crime practice at Bharucha & Partners, which represents individuals and corporations in fraud, anti-corruption and money-laundering mandates. In a recent highlight, the team defended Unitech Wireless in a high-profile multi-defendant fraud and corruption case, regarding the Ministry of Communications' alleged issuance of second-generation licenses for mobile networks at throwaway prices to ineligible applicants instead of through a bidding process; the client was acquitted. Sonam Gupta is the other name to note. Karthik Somasundram joined from Krishnamurthy and Co in March 2018.

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