Kanga & Co

India

Analysis

Overview

Kanga & Co maintains its perch atop the real estate ranking, a respected firm with an enviable client list in this sector. It also excels in the construction space. This year, the firm debuts in the banking and finance and capital markets tablesThe firm has a strong practice of helping SMEs list on domestic SME stock exchanges and in the last nine years, advised over 70 such companies. On the offshore front, the team acted for ESR Cayman as local counsel on its debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. Senior partner Mansingh Bhakta and partners Preeti Mehta and Chetan Thakkar are key contacts.

Client feedback 

Customer Friendly with eye for detail is their positive attribute.  Documentation quality is very good – Construction 

I have been interacting with Kanga & Co. for close to 20 years, during which period I was employed with organisations across business segments and was also freelancing for a few years. We approached them for opinions / advice as well for transaction advisory and for matters covering various laws and involving various degrees of complexities. I have always got the comfort that Kanga & Co. has a 'client first' approach. As a client, there can be nothing better than that. Also, I am assured that I will always get the right advice. The collective expertise and experience which the firm possesses is phenomenal and second to none. As a client, I have always derived satisfaction about the quality of delivery and results, which is made possible only with the quality of their team and their hard work. – Corporate and M&A 

The M&A team is one of the best I have worked with throughout my career, very diligent, knowledgeable, transparent, and dedicated. This is a complicated cross border deal and the Kanga teams advice has been instrumental to me as the CEO, having them at my side has been one of the best business decisions I have made. Each member of the team from the Managing Partner and M&A Partner onwards is available at a moments notice for consultation and they listen to the issue at hand, analyze the options, provide insight and recommendations, and participate in the decision. This is not the typical firm which throws warm bodies at their client for billing purposes, they are honest to the core! – Corporate and M&A 

They are easily accessible. Detailing is very good. – Real estate 

We appreciate their knowledge and research Skills, responsiveness and analytical skills. They have tremendous knowledge and work experience in real estate. They go down to the nitty gritty of the issues and find solutions thereon. – Real estate 

The lawyers are meticulous, do detailed diligence, and have the ability to mitigate legal risks through appropriate and practical steps. – Real estate 

 Puneet Damodar 

 

He is extremely diligent, has a clear understanding of the provisions of law and can find a solution to the problems that emerge during the due diligence process. 

Preeti Mehta 

She is accessible, quick and very efficient. 

She is easily accessible and has a good eye for details. 

Preeti has been a true partner for me on this transaction. She is extremely experienced and well versed in all things M&A both with respect to India and cross border. She has also developed an excellent team around her, and we are  pleased to discuss any issue with any member of her team. I could not have hoped for better support from Preeti or her group. 

Sirisha Sampat 

Has excellent in-depth knowledge, analytical skills and communications. 

Chetan Thakkar 

Chetan has a great legal brain, an excellent work ethic and is result oriented, which reflects in his work and the results. His passion about his work has had a rub-off effect on all his associates all these years. He has an eye for detail which allows him to always quickly grasp the nuances of any matter. True to the tradition of Kanga & Co., Chetan and his team have a 'client first' approach. I have always got tremendous comfort from it and as a client, there can be nothing better than that. What started as a purely professional relationship has over the years, transformed into a professional cum personal one.  That is mainly because I have kept approaching Chetan for the legal matters even though I shifted from one organisation to another. And that is only because of the high level of comfort and confidence which I have in his abilities and also the satisfaction about the quality of delivery and results. I would trust his abilities regardless of the matter on hand. He is clearly a cut above the rest. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Acted for GPX Global Systems on the acquisition of GPX India and GPX India II, and the indirect acquisition of GPX India Services, by Equinix India in an all-cash transaction of $161 million.  

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advising Veltech Forging and QMS Medical Allied Services on their pending listings in India.  

Real estate

Work highlights 

Advising IL&FS group of companies on its $20 million sale of large tracts of land in Kutch, Gujarat. 

Acting for Mittal Builders Group on its $13 million sale of land near Mumbai.  

Represented Premchand Roychand and Sons as the owners of a premium property in Mumbai’s Malabar Hil area on the sale of the property.  

Key clients 

Cable Corporation of India, CCI Projects, Hill County Properties