Over the years, Mithun has worked on several marquee transactions and has substantial experience in advising high profile clients on foreign investment laws and their joint ventures, strategic acquisitions, India entry and exit strategies, integration work streams, pre-litigation/ arbitration strategic advisory, general corporate advisory etc. Among others, some of his anchor clients over the last decade, include McCormick and Company Inc., British American Tobacco, UPS Inc., Jan De Nul Group, Goldman Sachs, Blackstone Group and Partners Group.
Mithun has worked across various sectors including FMCG, Food and Beverage, Education, Logistics, Manufacturing (Industrial and Consumer Products), Real Estate and Retail and Franchising.
Mithun is very well regarded by his clients, many of whom have worked with him over several years now. He is recognised as “consistently providing clear, commercially practical advice, in a very prompt and responsive matter- no matter the time of day” and as someone who “makes a special effort to get to know his clients and understand their business in-depth, which helps him provide strategic inputs as well.” His referees also credit him as a seasoned practitioner who “has a deep knowledge of the law, holds a very precise pen on documentation and has worked closely with our teams to provide business oriented solutions to complex problems. He is intelligent, friendly, accessible and fun to work with!”
Mithun has been involved in several speaking engagements and has conducted training sessions at multiple client events and industry fora, in relation to various subjects including corporate governance and Companies Act, 2013. As part of his university support initiatives, Mithun provides career guidance and mentorship sessions to students at multiple law schools and he is also a co-opted member of the Academic Council of the Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
Mithun recently led his team in a unique exercise for LexisNexis India to develop/prepare an online tool/product, namely, Lexis Practical Guidance, being introduced by Lexis Nexis, similar to such products of theirs in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong etc with a vision to provide a one stop online platform for legal and practical guidance, for practioners. Mithun and his team contributed the entire chapter on “Private M&A- Share Sale”.
During his time as Partner at J. Sagar Associates, Mithun played a key role in preparing and analysing the India chapter as part of a comprehensive international report on acid violence as part of a pro-bono work stream for Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), as part of Trust Law, an initiative of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For their exemplary work, the team that he was a part of, was nominated as a recipient for the 2016 Trust Law Impact Award and the comprehensive report was used by ASTI for their continued advocacy efforts, against acid violence.
In the past, Mithun has worked with: (a) Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Mumbai; (b) Herbert Smith LLP, London; and (c) J Sagar Associates, Mumbai, where he was elevated as a partner, prior to joining SAM.
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