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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Established in 2015
Total number of professionals: 510 (91 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi 
Other offices: Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad

Key practice areas: General corporate, banking & finance, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, projects & project finance, capital markets, tax, intellectual property and venture capital.

Our services:

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co (SAM & Co), founded on almost a century of legal achievement, is one of India’s leading full-service law firms. The firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisers through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. SAM & Co is known globally for its exceptional practices in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, competition law, insolvency & bankruptcy, dispute resolution, capital markets, banking & finance, and projects & infrastructure. We have a pan-India presence and we have been at the helm of major headline transactions and litigations in all sectors, besides advising major multinational corporates on their entry into the Indian market and their business strategy.

General corporateOur work in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, JVs, private equity, insurance, real estate, employment and business restructuring is well documented in the annals of Indian corporate history. Our corporate teams are well complemented by our other practices to facilitate deal closures.

Banking & finance: Our offerings range from traditional banking documentation to securitization, factoring, payment banks, syndicated loans, structured acquisition equipment finance, mortgage backed securities, guarantee structures, NCDs, ECBs, and working capital loans.

Competition lawWith a strong and the most recognized competition practice in India, the competition team has a proven track record of successfully steering clients through their largest transactions, complex investigations and high-stakes litigations.

Insolvency & bankruptcyOur experience covers an entire range of scenarios relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, from early signs of distress and restructuring towards revival, to processes involving liquidation and the winding down of businesses. We provide a comprehensive solution to financial restructuring and recovery, insolvency, corporate reorganization, creditors’ rights and contingent preparedness against any peripheral litigation.

Dispute resolution: We are a go-to firm for domestic and international arbitration, as well as commercial, corporate and regulatory disputes in various courts, tribunals, forums, administrative authorities and regulators.

Projects & project finance: We advise developers, EPC contractors, investors and lenders on various infrastructure projects, regulatory aspects, government tenders, and contractual issues in sectors such as power, oil & gas, nuclear energy, ports, roads and mining.

Capital marketsWe advise on IPOs, FPOs, rights issues, QIPs, ADRs, GDRs, IDRs, and AIM listings on the equity side, and the issuance and restructuring of FCCBs, non-convertible bonds, unlisted infrastructure bonds, and medium-term note programmes (MTN programs) on the debt side.

Tax: We offer a broad range of advisory and litigation services in the areas of direct and indirect taxes (including customs duty, goods and service tax, and state excise/alcohol duty).

Intellectual property rights: We offer a full range of services that cover patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other allied laws, from conceptualization to enforcement and from negotiations to creation of innovative corporate structures based on intellectual property.

Venture capital: We represent premier clients on the investor and investee sides of early and growth stage financings. Our VC lawyers have sizeable deal experience (some have worked at prominent VC funds) and bring a deep understanding of the nuances of early stage investing.

Clarity needed on contract or job worker manufacturing

By Sourav Kanti De Biswas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Manufacturers in India are permitted to sell their products through wholesale and/or retail (including through e-commerce) without seeking prior approval of the government. A...

Proposed amendments may require deal restructuring

By Aayush Kapoor and Karuna Thapa, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The recently enacted Companies (Amendment) Act, 2017, brought a fresh set of revisions to the Companies Act, 2013, aimed at plugging loopholes and facilitating...

SEBI pricing norms for merger schemes

By Promode Murugavelu and Karthika Menon, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Listed companies undertaking schemes for compromises and arrangements have to comply with conditions prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). The...

‘Order of preference’ and the growth of reinsurance

By Shailaja Lall and Ashish Teni, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Since January 2017, Indian insurers have been required to follow the “order of preference” prescribed by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India...

Conundrum of funding for insurance companies

By Roopal Kulsrestha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
A flourishing insurance sector is crucial in a developing economy like India. The sector has been in the limelight in recent years – first...

Warranty and indemnity insurance: What can it do?

By Faraz Khan and Aishwaria S Iyer, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In standard M&A transactions, the interests of the parties are rarely aligned. Typically, a buyer demands broad representations and warranties from the seller as...

Will easier M&A for stressed companies cause any stress?

By Yogesh Chande, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
With a view to facilitate turnaround of listed companies in distress and for the benefit of their shareholders and lenders, the Securities and Exchange...

New cross-border regime: Analysis and observations

By Divi Dutta and Anant Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In April this year, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) brought into force section 234 of the Companies Act, 2013, which permits cross-border mergers....
Puja Sondhi, Sumeet Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas on Minority investments in listed companies

Key concerns for minority investors in listed companies

By Puja Sondhi and Sumeet Singh, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Private equity and other investors (strategic or otherwise), while making minority investments in a listed company (listco), have to navigate a myriad of regulations...

Practical implications of trading window closure

By Puja Sondhi, Aayush Kapoor and Aakanksha Dalal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 (PIT Regulations), restrict “insiders” from dealing in listed (or to-be-listed) securities...

4 key drivers of a successful real estate M&A transaction

By Ashoo Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
The real estate sector is the largest employer in India after agriculture and is forecast to grow dramatically over the next decade. Little wonder...

Cross-border mergers under the Companies Act, 2013

By Divi Dutta and Anant Gupta, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Until 2014, all matters relating to companies, mergers, acquisitions, etc., were governed by the Companies Act, 1956. The 1956 act only allowed the merger...

Dynamism endures

By Iqbal Khan and Natasha Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Iqbal Khan and Natashaa Shroff at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas analyse India’s PE landscape in 2017 In a global investment environment characterized by increasing policy uncertainty,...

The M&A themes that may dominate in 2017

By Shuva Mandal and Ankit Mishra, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
In 2016, the Indian government’s ban on high-denomination notes, the US presidential elections, the UK’s vote to exit the EU and the US Federal...

Companies to face SEBI’s tightened merger regime

By Iqbal Khan and Tanavi Mohanty, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in its meeting on 14 January, proposed revisions to the regulatory framework governing the merger of...

Issues in reclassification of listed companies’ promoters

By Roopal Kulsrestha and Komal Modi, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In India, a promoter is generally understood as a person in control of a company. A change in the promoter of a listed company...

Digital wallets in India: The road ahead?

By Anuj Bhasme and Gaurav Dugar, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Financial technology (fintech) in India has been attracting significant attention from legacy financial services providers, venture capitalists and regulators alike. A recent KPMG and...

Asset reconstruction: Are latest amendments enough?

By Anu Susan Abraham and Anandita Kaushik, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI), was enacted to allow for the registration and regulation...

E-commerce valuations: To invest or not to invest?

By Natashaa Shroff, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In recent years, India has seen startups mushroom in the e-commerce sector. Boosted by cheaper data and penetration of smartphones to more households, mobile...

Share sales via exchange: Decoding the mechanism

By Yogesh Chande, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Through a notification dated 24 March 2015, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended its Buy Back of Securities Regulations, 1998, Substantial...

Class action suits under the Companies Act, 2013

By Jasleen Oberoi, Rudra Kumar Pandey and Vishal Nijhawan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
A class action enables one or more plaintiffs to file a suit on behalf of a larger group or class, wherein such class has...

M&A in stressed assets: Issues and challenges

By Shuva Mandal and Sayak Maity, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Recently, there has been an increased focus on M&A activity in stressed assets. A significant factor in this regard has been a drive by...

Renewable energy sector: M&A issues and incentives

By Gaurav Singhi and Ruhi Goswami, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
In recent times, the government of India has reiterated the potential of renewable energy (RE) to meet the growing demand for power in the...

Roadblocks to banking amalgamations in India

By Jay Parikh and Aastha Khurana, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The cut-throat competition in India’s banking industry, together with the cocktail of systemic difficulties that the industry faces, present stiff challenges to stabilized and...

Insights into changes in the insider trading regulationsc

By Inder Mohan Singh and Sridevi VS, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has taken further steps to curb insider trading by issuing the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading)...

‘Single window clearance’: Reality or a misnomer?

By Shruti Kinra and Vyom Dave, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
An important issue that often arises in a restructuring exercise is the choice between a court approved scheme of arrangement and a private contractual...

New regime introduced for valuers and valuation

By Rudra Kumar Pandey and Vishal Nijhawan, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Several streams of professionals currently render valuation services, and their conduct is regulated by the rules of the respective governing/regulatory bodies of which they...

Foreign investors to see more change on options

By By Sourav Kanti De Biswas and Maneka Khanna, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The regulatory regime governing optionality clauses in India has seen a history of restrictions and uncertainties, leading to ambiguities on their enforceability. A notification...

Curbing the RBI’s powers over investment: Desirable?

By Amit Kumar and Ambarish, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Finance Act, 2015 (FA), has amended the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA), with effect from a date yet to be notified. The...

Price discovery of delisting offers: Time for a change

By Akila Agrawal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently amended the Takeover Regulations providing potential acquirers who trigger a mandatory tender offer an...

Red signals on put options turned yellow, soon green?

By Vidyut Gulati and Kushal Sinha, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Not long ago, the validity and enforceability of put options on equity shares and compulsorily convertible debentures and preference shares held by foreign investors,...

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