Lumiere Law Partners

India

Analysis

Overview

Lumiere Law Partners is a boutique law firm with strengths in corporate and M&A and private equity. Managing partner Probal Bhaduri helms the team alongside partners Vihang Virkar and Chetan Nagendra. Since the latter joined last year, the firm has experienced an uptick in private equity-related instructions and has been active in advising start-up companies that are seeking private equity or venture capital investors.  

Client feedback 

Very thorough in their review of the lease agreements, polite but firm negotiations with other parties, and had a full understanding of the commercial aspects of aircraft lease agreements. – Aviation 

Vihang Virkar 

He is knowledgeable, easy to approach and a good negotiator. He highlights potential risk areas and consequences, enabling easy decision making on our part. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Mohan Fibre Products and its shareholders on its sale of the entire 100% stake to Brodrene Hartmann for over $15 million.  

Acted for Supreme Group, through its Thai subsidiary, on its acquisition of the automotive interior trims and NVH business of Futuris Automotive in Thailand 

Represented RWS UK Holding on the 100% acquisition of the share capital of Webdunia.com India from its shareholders for more than $20 million.  

Key clients 

De Dietrich, Gulf Oil Corporation, Smart Health City, Syntel 

Aviation

Work highlights 

Advised Go Air on its lease of two Airbus aircrafts from Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Two 

Represented Babcock & Brown Air Funding I Limited on claims against Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries Holdings. 

Acted for Go Air on its financing by China Construction Bank for the leasing of four Airbus aircrafts.  

Key clients 

DVB Bank, Natixis Transport Finance