Bharucha & Partners

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 2008
    • Partners: 7
    • Lawyers: 40
    • Recommended for: Corporate Governance, Project Finance
    • Offices: Mumbai, New Delhi
    • Practice Areas: Banking; Capital Markets; Employment; Financial Regulation; Information Technology; International and Domestic Arbitration; IP; Joint Ventures; Litigation; M&A; Private Equity; Projects and Project Finance; Real Estate; Structured Finance; Tax Advisory

    Part of a new generation of Indian law firms that started trading in the past decade, Bharucha & Partners has already distinguished itself as “a top firm” capable of competing with the big names in Delhi and Mumbai. The past year has seen the firm expand its overall headcount as well as its partnership, and it continues to be recognised internationally for its work in corporate and financing matters.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Alka Bharucha spent time at numerous Indian Lawyer 250-rated firms before co-founding Bharucha & Partners, and has been praised by lawyers around the world for her M&A, corporate, projects and public procurement expertise. She currently boasts entries in Who’s Who Legal’s corporate governance and project finance guides and is a “consummate professional” according to sources. Vishnu Dutt was made a partner last year having been with the firm since its inception. He focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A deals and capital markets and has advised on several domestic deals, including IPOs and qualified institutional
    placements.

    CLIENTS

    In the past the firm has acted for Idea Cellular in restructurings, financing matters and acquisitions, as well as advising Hutchison Essar in restructurings before it became Vodafone. MP Bharucha has handled disputes in courts in England, Singapore and the US alongside the Indian High Courts.