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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

AMARCHAND TOWERS, 216 OKHLA INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PHASE 3, NEW DELHI 110 020, INDIA
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Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurugram, Kolkata, Mumbai and 1 more

India

Antitrust and competition
Antitrust and competition - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The 'outstanding' competition law team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 'stands out', particularly for its 'sharp, crisp, well-thought-through, and super quick' advice. Shweta Shroff Chopra is key name to note for merger control matters and led a team assisting with the $23bn amalgamation of Vodafone with Idea Cellular Limited. Naval Chopra is highlighted for his 'expert knowledge and exceptionally good experience' and successfully defended WhatsApp before the CCI following allegations of abuse of dominant position. Harman Sandhu remains a key name to note for this area and Yaman Verma is also recommended. Mumbai-based Gauri Chhabra – who attracts praise for being 'super prompt' – was recently promoted to the partnership. All lawyers named are based in New Delhi, unless specified.

Leading individuals

Harman Singh Sandhu - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Yaman Verma - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 'provides the highest quality service in the banking and finance space with expertise in handling high stake and complex transactions'. The 'excellent' team has been active in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and the group has solid expertise in acquisition finance, real estate investment, and banking litigation. Practice head Sapan Gupta is 'an expert negotiator and has a thorough understanding of the client’s requirements', while Soummo Biswas attracts praise for his 'great understanding of sector nuances and expertise in handling complex transactions'. Executive chairman Shardul Shroff is highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Sapan Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Soummo Biswas - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is adept at handling the whole spectrum of debt and equity offerings, particularly for a client base of investment banks and issuers. The team recently advised Azure Power on the issue of $500m worth of green bonds and represented Kotak Mahindra Capital Company and J.P. Morgan India as the two managers in the $2bn buyback of shares from Infosys. The client base also includes UBS Securities, Yes Bank, Eris Lifesciences and HPCL-Mittal Energy. The practice is headed by Prashant Gupta, and chairman Shardul Shroff is well known in this space.

Leading individuals

Prashant Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Manjari Tyagi - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has established expertise across the range of domestic and cross-border transactions, and draws upon the firm’s strength in tax, competition, employment, and policy practices when handling high-value M&A deals. The client base includes corporations from the real estate, media, oil and gas, manufacturing, financial services, and power sectors, to name a few. Chairman Shardul Shroff is highly regarded for his experience in joint ventures, strategic alliances, and takeovers.  Akshay Chudasama and Gunjan Shah are also key names in the team.

Leading individuals

Gunjan Shah - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co's 'proactive' team demonstrates 'in-depth industry knowledge' of the dispute resolution arena, and has a strong track record appearing before Indian courts in high-profile disputes. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff heads the practice, and Tejas Karia is noted for his expertise in international arbitration. Nitesh Jain 'has sound knowledge of the industry and understands its nuances'.

Leading individuals

Pallavi Shroff - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Nitesh Jain - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Rishab Gupta - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The insurance team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co counts Lloyd's of London, American International Group and Prudential International Insurance Holdings as its clients. The group has experience handling a range of matters, from transactional, regulatory to contentious issues. Based in the firm's Delhi office, practice head Shailaja Lall is a key name to note for non-contentious matters, while principle associate Ashish Teni (also based in Delhi) is highlighted for regulatory advice.

Leading individuals

Shailaja Lall - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Ashish Teni - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The investment funds practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has experience assisting private equity and venture capital clients on a range of transactions. This has included setting up new funds and advising on regulatory compliance. Raghubir Menon heads up the practice from the firm's Mumbai office.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The labour and employment team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is headed up by Pooja Ramchandani and boasts capabilities across a broad range of matters. The team advised a toll operating company on issues relating to the strike of unionised contract workers appointed through an operating agency. In another work highlight, the group acted for a leading Japanese motor application manufacturer in a transaction requiring the structure of employee movement from the seller to the buyer and thereafter from the buyer to a third-party service provider. Senior associate Vaibhav Bhardwaj is highlighted as being 'diligent and proactive, and gives very quick turnaround'.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

In the words of one client, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co's practice is 'excellent in all respects'. The team has a strong portfolio of work in power, transportation, ports, and oil and gas projects, and is noted for its expertise in LNG transactions. Highlights include advising IndianOil and GAIL, a natural gas processing and distribution company, on purchasing a 4.5 MMTPA capacity in a 5 MMTPA LNG project developed by Dhamra LNG Terminal. Jatin Aneja heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Jatin Aneja - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Next Generation Partners

Prashant Sirohi - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The 'professional and time-tested' real estate team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is noted for offering 'good response times, business acumen, industry knowledge and value for money'. The practice, which is jointly led by Delhi-based Mrinal Kumar and Akshay Chudasama in Mumbai, advised Mangalam Multiplex Private on agreements with Birla Estates for a joint development of a group housing project in Gurugram. The team also acted for Piramal Fund Management on two transactions for the issue of non-convertible debentures by Lodha Developers Private. Aarthi Lakshminarayanan – praised for her 'apt advice based on legal prepositions' – is another key name to note, particularly for title examination and RERA disputes.

Leading individuals

Akshay Chudasama - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Mrinal Kumar - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co has experience acting for both creditors and resolution professionals. A team, jointly led by Shardul Shroff and  Pallavi Shroff, was instructed by the State Bank of India in filing corporate insolvency resolution proceedings against Essar Steel India.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co is frequently instructed by clients in the media, information technology and media sectors, particularly in relation to M&A transactions. Pallavi Shroff heads up the practice and led a team advising Vodafone India on its merger with Idea Cellular. The group also represented Zee Entertainment Enterprises in its acquisition of 9x Media Private. Other clients include One97Communications and Videocon.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The three-partner tax team at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co boasts the capabilties to handle a full range of contentious, transactional, structuring and advisory matters. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff heads up the practice which includes Sandeep Chilana, Amit Singhania who specialises in direct taxes advice, and Abhay Sharma who is known for advising on taxation aspects of transactions.

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

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Pallavi Shroff heads the practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, which has significant experience in advising a broad spectrum of clients on Indian laws relating to bribery, data theft, corporate fraud, money laundering, and anti-corruption. Recent work includes assisting AirAsia India with an investigation into allegations of bribery. The 'thoughtful and strategic' Anuj Berry is the other key name to note.

Leading individuals

Anuj Berry - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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