Bharucha & Partners

India

Analysis

Overview

Bharucha & Partners is an established full-service firm that handles complex, high-level matters. The firm has a stellar reputation in the market for its disputes work, with partners MP Bharucha and DP Singh lauded by peers. This year it ascends into the Highly Recommended tier in our dispute resolution table. Key partners of the transactions practice group are Alka Bharucha, Justin Bharucha and Vandana Pai.  Last year, disputes specialist Shreya Sircar joined from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 

Private equity

Work highlights 

Advised Vedantu Innovations Private on multiple rounds of investment that was led by various global investors. 

Represented International Cargo Terminal and Infrastructure Private (ICTIPL) in seeking investment from Bain Capital through its entity Integral Investments South Asia VIII for a 39% in ICTIPL. 

Acted for General Atlantic on its multiple rounds of investment in Sorting Hat Technologies Privatealong with various other global investors. 

Key clients 

Brighton Park Capital, General Atlantic, Global Innovation Fund, HUMPL, i2india  

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Representing Gautam Thapar, Avantha Holdings, Solaris Industrial ChemicalsCG Power and Industrial Solutions in various proceedings in connection with the alleged fraud in CG before multiple fora. 

Advising Sony Pictures Network India Private on multiple contentious issues of regulatory law, copyright, broadcasting, and distribution issues, and cyberlaws before various fora. 

Successfully represented Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi in an arbitration governed by the London Court of International Arbitration and subsequent enforcement proceedings before various judicial fora on disputes arising out of a joint venture agreement with several Indian parties. 

Representing Diageo in an appeal against the order of the Securities and Exchange Board of India and multiple other proceedings in relation to the open offer made by Diageo in 2013, which the counterparty claims violated the regulations placed by SEBI. 

Key clients 

Beacon, Drive India, KalaariKotak  

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advising Vodafone Idea on the merger between Indus Towers and its telecom tower arm Bharti Infratel.  

Acting for IMCD NV and IMCD India Private on its acquisition of 70% equity stake in Signet Excipients Private 

Representing International Cargo Terminal and Infrastructure Private (ICTIPL) in seeking investment from Bain Capital through its entity Integral Investments South Asia VIII for a 39% stake. 

Key clients 

Dragonfly, Grasim, KPTL, RamrajaUHPL 

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Advising the State Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) on the extension of rupee term loan facilities by the banks to MSEDCL. 

Representing Edelweiss Group’s E Cap on the issue of their non-convertible debentures to multiple entities. 

Acting for new lender NIIF Infrastructure Finance in acquiring facilities extended to Amplus Power by original lender, HDFC Bank and Tata Cleantech Capital. 

Advising the State Bank of India on the extension of a rupee term loan facility to Aseem Infrastructure Finance Solutions 

Key clients 

GSFT, Kotak, Macquarie Group, Tala