Divi Dutta is a Partner with the Firm’s General Corporate practice.
Divi specialises in the General Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions practice area as well as Trusts, Wills, Estates and Private Wealth Management advisory. She has extensive experience in matters pertaining to assisting foreign companies in setting up operations in India, advising and assisting in secretarial compliances required to be undertaken by corporates on a continuous retainership basis, providing corporate advisory services, acquisitions by companies, registration with regulatory authorities in India, including working closely with regulators like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)and the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Previously, she has worked with M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co., Advocates & Solicitors.
Divi represents strategic corporate clients (both in India and overseas) on a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. Some of her leading recent Private Wealth/ Corporate/ M&A transactions include advising the O.P Jindal Group in relation to its internal reorganization through a family settlement; setting up of trusts and drafting of wills for the generation succession of various high net worth individuals; assisting in the acquisition of the business of Tecsys Solutions Private Limited by the Endurance International Group, Inc.; assisting in the India restructuring of the United Technologies Group; advising the Accenture Group in relation to setting up of a branch office for their foreign subsidiary in India; advising on the sale by Dodsal Group of their Pizza Hut franchise to Sapphire Foods India Private Limited.
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Better World Technology Private Limited and its group companies in relation to merger of their corporate benefits and corporate gifting undertaking with Sodexo SVC India Private Limited as well as an investment by Sodexo Pass International S.A.S into Zeta Investments Holdings Pte Limited.
JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley’s setup and global acquisition of securities product reference data analysis business of Smartstream Technologies.
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. in its acquisition of CD-adapco, a multinational software company.
Amex TRS and American Express Services India Private Limited in the acquisition of Mez Mobile, Inc. and Mezi Commerce Private Limited.
Acted as legal advisor to Leeds Equity Partners, LLC in the acquisition of LRN Corporation and LRN Technology and Content Solutions (India) Private Limited.
Private Client Practice
Mr. Prithavi Raj Jindal, Mr. Sajjan Jindal, Mr. Ratan Jindal and Mr. Naveen Jindal in their family settlement concerning the P Jindal Group.
Drafted Wills for late Mr. Qimat Rai Gupta and Mrs. Vinod Gupta – promoters of Havell’s India Private Limited.
Mr. Pawan Munjal, Mrs. Renu Munjal, Mr. Sunil Munjal and Mr. Suman Munjal in their family settlement concerning the Hero Group.
Mr. Kamal K. Singh (promoter of the Rolta Group) in succession planning and setting up of domestic private trusts.
Mr. Lalit Seth and Mr. Praveen Seth (promoters of HPL) in connection with a family severance.
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