Mithun V Thanks, an Equity Partner with the firm, specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, with a special focus on Private Equity, along with a strong background in the General Corporate area.
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!”
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.
Having graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2005, Mithun 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. He is enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and is also admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales. He is also a member of the International Bar Association.
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