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Udwadia Udeshi & Argus

Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners is a leading law firm in India with a diverse practice portfolio. The Firm was reconstituted in April, 2012 with the merger of Udwadia & Udeshi and Argus Partners and renamed Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners.

With offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai, the Firm has built a formidable reputation for its work and has been acknowledged and appreciated by its clients and peers for providing quality services. Established more than a decade ago by lawyers who have vast experience in handling domestic and cross-border transactions, the Firm has grown considerably over the last few years. The Firm’s clientele includes industry and business leaders in all segments of the market and at various stages in the growth of their businesses.

The Firm’s core practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, projects, banking and finance, competition, disputes, real estate, education, policy and estate and succession planning.

The Firm’s M&A Practice:

The Firm is well known for its M&A practice having participated in complex transactions in India, both domestic and cross border. The Firm’s M&A team consists of highly skilled lawyers who have developed significant expertise in this area of practice and offer creative and pragmatic solutions on all matters. The Firm’s expertise include mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, asset sale and purchase, joint ventures, court sanctioned scheme of amalgamation and arrangement, group restructuring, public and private takeovers, privatization, private equity, leveraged buyout and management buyout. The Firm has represented both public and private acquirers as well as target companies and the sell side in varied inbound as well as outbound acquisition transactions.

The Firm’s offices across India, gives it a distinct advantage. Lawyers across all offices work closely to provide clients with comprehensive advise on M&A matters. The Firm’s depth of experience and skills in a broad spectrum of other practice areas such as tax, competition, disputes, finance and exchange control regulations, enable it to service clients more effectively.

The Firm offers advice on every aspect of a transaction including structuring the transaction, documentation, undertaking a comprehensive legal due diligence and offering post closing advisory services amongst others. The Firm has represented clients before the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for proposed mergers and acquisitions and have been successful in obtaining timely clearance from the CCI for several mergers and acquisitions.