Amit advises clients across a variety of industries including IT & ITES, software, logistics, micro-finance, manufacturing, technology, internet, thermal and renewable energy and business process outsourcing, on a whole range of issues including corporate governance, transaction structuring, FEMA, Securities laws (including SEBI), and employment related issues.
Among others, some of Amit’s recent and marquee transactions include: representation of Byju’s in its USD 540 million investment by Naspers & CPPIB, representing Times Internet Limited and Gaana.com in their USD 100 million fund raise from Tencent, representing BookMyShow in multiple rounds of funding including their latest USD 100 million fund raise from TPG and Network 18, representing the Khemka family in their USD 75 million (approx.) sale of securities in Bazaar Kolkata to a consortium of Private Equity buyers, representing JM Financial in their stake sale to Blackstone as part of the USD 300 million investment by Blackstone into Sona BLW as well as representing the stakeholders (Ashok Munjal) in the USD 120 million stake sale to Kedaara Capital.
Amit has a strong client base that includes Byju’s, JM Financial, BookMyShow, Lightspeed, Continuum Energy, SAIF Partners, Avendus Capital, O3 Capital, Lok Capital, Rivigo among other international and domestic funds;
Amit has been ranked as one of the top 15 APAC legal advisers in 2018 by Mergermarkets, in deal volume. Amit has been ranked as a Band 2 lawyer by Chambers and Partners in Corporate & M&A since 2015 and is currently ranked Band 2 in Venture Capital. He is also ranked as a Notable Practitioner by ILFR100, 2021 for Corporate/ M&A practice.
In the Chambers, 2019 guide, Amit has been mentioned as “an experienced practitioner specialising in M & A, joint ventures and private equity”. Clients praise his strong deal making credentials with one interviewee reporting: “He is very commercial and a problem-solver. He battles for the client but also at the same time knows when to get the transaction done. He knows his stuff in terms of the broad commercial aspects as well as the law.”
According to Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2017, Amit is “an exceptional lawyer” who “provides excellent customer service and enjoys great relationships with clients”. He is a well-respected name in the corporate market and “a prominent figure in the private equity sphere.” The Guide says, Amit is “a very experienced and practical lawyer who delivers excellent work” and is “regularly involved in the venture capital space.”
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