Kanga & Co


Readymoney Mansion
43, Veer Nariman Road, Fort

+91 22 66230000 / +91 22 66332288/ + 91 22 2204 2288

+91 22 66339656/ +91 22 6633 9657

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Partner: Mr M L Bhakta
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Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi
Number of lawyers: 50
Number of partners: 14

Kanga and Co is one of India’s oldest law firms established in 1890 with its office in Mumbai. Kanga & Co is a full-service law firm advising on all areas of law. The firm’s expert teams are known for their sound advice and swift turnaround time, both of which have been highly appreciated and acknowledged by clients worldwide.

The firm has strong practices in joint ventures, private equity and banking and finance matters.

In the M&A and private equity practice, the firm has recently represented Excel Crop Care Limited in the proposed amalgamation of the listed Excel Crop Care Limited with its unlisted promoter, Sumitomo Chemical India Limited and represented Nippon Life India AIF Management Company Limited for their numerous investments in companies undertaking development of identified real estate projects in Mumbai. 

The firm has a high reputation for its real estate practice and caters to many construction houses.

The firm’s capital market department has a strong reputation in handling a variety of capital market transactions. The firm has recently advised on IPOs of Vishwaraj Sugar Industries, Nirmitee Robotics (BSE Start-up), Annai Infra Developers, Satyasai Pressure Vessels, Coldex, Narmada Bio-chem, Shiv Aum Steels, Roopshri Resorts, Pentech Metals, Gleam Fabmat, K.P.I. Global Infrastructure and buyback of SH Kelkar. The firm advised from Indian law perspective on the IPO of ESR Cayman on the global offer of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  

The firm’s litigation department handles a variety of litigation matters, both commercial and constitutional, in taxation, real estate and banking. The firm handles domestic and international arbitration.

The firm has received numerous accolades over the years: ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top firms for real estate; awarded the Indian Business Law Journal, Indian law firm award in the construction and real estate categories for over a decade; it received Asian Counsel’s Firm of the Year award for regulatory & compliance in India in 2010 and for maritime and shipping in 2011; it was named Global Law Experts’ Indian Franchise Law Firm of the Year in 2011; received Acquisition International M&A Awards’ Corporate Litigation Law Firm of the Year in India award in 2012; won IBLJ’s India law firm award for corporate and commercial in 2012 and the IBLJ Dealmakers Deal of the Year award in 2012 and 2014.

Mr ML Bhakta and Mr Shailesh Vaidya have been recognised as leading lawyers by Chambers & Partners.

Ms Preeti Mehta has, for the last several years, been recognised as a leading lawyer by the International Who’s Who for Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers and Franchising in India and included in IBLJ’s “A List” of Top 100 lawyers in India. She was similarly recognised by Chambers & Partners for corporate and M&A.

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate & commercial advisory
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets
  • Banking
  • Joint ventures & collaborations
  • Real estate
  • Franchising
  • Dispute resolution
  • IPR
  • Insurance
  • Taxation
  • Project finance
  • Shipping