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India

Our long-established India team advises Indian clients across a range of sectors on corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.


We combine a detailed understanding of the Indian market with a highly personalised, partner-led approach to deliver solutions and practical advice, particularly in the structuring and coordination of cross-border transactions in the M&A, investments and private equity fields.

We also advise non-resident Indians and high net worth Indian individuals who are the promoters and controlling shareholders of companies on their personal wealth management matters, as well as advising on their corporate, financial, UK immigration and other legal needs.

The India team handles cases of considerable size and complexity for corporate and individual clients for all forms of commercial dispute resolution, including high court litigation, international and domestic arbitrations and mediation.

Experience:

  • Taj Dubai hotel – acting for an investment fund in relation to the purchase of the Taj Dubai Hotel in the Burj Khalifa district, Dubai; the financing of the construction of the hotel by a consortium of UAE banks; and its operation and management arrangements with Taj Group.
  • Force India F1 team – various litigation, arbitration and sporting matters including an appeal to the FIA International Court in Paris.
  • UTV Motion Pictures Plc – advising Grant Thornton, the nominated adviser, and Jermyn Capital Partners, the brokers, for UTV Motion Pictures Plc, on its admission to AIM and placing for an estimated US$70m, giving the company a market capitalisation of approximately US$302m.
  • Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd – raising of US$15m by way of foreign currency convertible bonds listed in Singapore for the largest independent producer of met coke in India.
  • Mortice – admission to AIM, following a placing by Jermyn Capital Partners, for this security and facilities management company based in India.
  • Sonata Software – multi-million pound outsourcing deal with TUI (one of Europe’s largest travel groups) for the leading Indian software service provider based in Bangalore. This deal provided for the outsourcing to Sonata of various software development, support and consultancy functions with an option for a dedicated offshore development centre to be provided for the exclusive benefit of the client.
  • Jindal Steel & Power Limited – ongoing arbitration relating to the sale of 12 river barges and ongoing litigation for its UAE subsidiary concerning an Omani gas plant.
  • First International Group Plc – setting up of investment funds for investments in Indian equities and bonds.
  • Bird Group – acquisition and refinancing of The Royal Park Hotel for India based Bird Group, a conglomerate of independent companies in the travel and technological arenas. US-based Interstate Hotels and Resorts deal with the overall management, operations, sales and distribution for the hotel.
  • Alok Industries Limited – raising of US$35m through a listing of convertible bonds on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and restructuring of its UK retail business.
  • Toto’s Restaurant, Knightsbridge and Le Chabanais, Mayfair – acting for the owners and promoters of India origin of Toto’s Restaurant in Knightsbridge, London and Le Chabanais restaurant in Mayfair, London in relation to the purchase, refurbishment and opening of the restaurants.

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