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Kanga & Co.
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Kanga & Co.
Advocates & Solicitors
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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About this office:

Kanga & 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. Kanga & Co. has 15 partners and 20 Associates with Mr. M.L. Bhakta as the Senior and Managing Partner.

Kanga & Co. is broadly divided into principal departments like Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Litigation, Franchising, Intellectual Property and Taxation with a partner heading each department but working in close association with other partners. Kanga & Co's expert teams in each department are known for their sound advice as also prompt and swift turnaround time, which has been highly appreciated and acknowledged by the clients worldwide.

Areas of practice:

The Firm has expertise in all matters relating to banking and finance, including syndicated foreign currency loans and securitisation. This practice area is headed by Mr. S.C. Kothari and Ms. Preeti Mehta.

The Firm has strong practice in joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions lead by Mr. M.L. Bhakta and Ms. Preeti Mehta.

The Private Equity Team headed by Ms. Preeti Mehta has advised on the several deals involving offshore and domestic investors.

The Firm's real estate practice headed by Mr. M.L. Bhakta, Mr. Kishore Vussonji and Mr. Shailesh Vaidya caters to many recognised construction houses.

The Firm's capital market department headed by Mr. Chetan Thakkar has strong reputation in handling a wide variety of capital market transactions including IPOs, QIPs, GDR issues, private placements and public offers.

The Firm has vast experience in advising Indian as well as international clients for establishing franchise network in India. Ms. Preeti Mehta is recognized as one of the leading franchise lawyers in India.

A large and active litigation department headed by Mr. S.C. Kothari, Mr. A. M. Desai, Mr. A.R. Amin and Mr. R.V. Gandhi handles a variety of matters in litigation and disputes, both commercial and constitution as well as in areas of direct and indirect taxation, environmental laws, real estate and banking. The Firm regularly handles domestic and international arbitration.

IPR department of the Firm headed by Mr. Chetan Thakkar has vast experience in registration of copyrights, trademarks and patents and drafting of agreements for transfer of intellectual property rights.

The firm also advises in project finance, shipping and taxation.

The Firm has been ranked by LEGAL 500 as one of the top firms in Real Estate. The Firm has been awarded Indian Business Law Journal's Indian Law Firm Award in "Construction & Real Estate" category for three consecutive years 2008, 2009, and 2010 and Asian-Counsel Firm of the Year for the category of "Regulatory & Compliance" in India 2010 and for Maritime & Shipping - 2011. It has also been awarded Global Law Experts - Indian Franchise Law Firm of the Year - 2011. The Firm has also been awarded Acquisition International M&A Awards Corporate litigation law firm of the year 2012 India.

Mr. Bhakta has been named as one of the Leading Lawyers by Asia Law Journal, Hong Kong. Mr. Bhakta and Ms. Preeti Mehta have been recognised as leading lawyers in Corporate/M&A by Chambers & Partners. Ms. Preeti Mehta has been recognized as one of the Leading Lawyers by the "International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers" and the "International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate Law; Foreign Collaboration and Joint Ventures; Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate; Litigation / Dispute Resolution; Franchising; Intellectual Property; Project Finance; Shipping; Direct and Indirect Taxes.

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