Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah

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Our team includes lawyers who have lived, studied, qualified and worked in India, who can provide advice against a background of in-depth local knowledge.
  • Profile
  • Experience

The team regularly advises Indian banks, businesses and entrepreneurs on transactions and disputes relating to activities in India, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

We have a deep understanding and familiarity with the market, the way Indian businesses work and what they expect from their professional advisers.

Our multi-disciplinary team advises on M&As, IPOs, litigation, arbitration, finance matters, and covers sectors including aviation, finance, financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources, technology, outsourcing and marine and international trade.

Sources point out the team's "strong reputation" with Indian corporations, particularly for M&A matters.
Chambers Global 2014

Unitech Limited, a leading Indian real estate developer

Acting in relation to an alleged breach of a US$150 million facility agreement, against Deutsche Bank AG. This case includes some of the first allegations of LIBOR manipulation in the English courts.

FTSE 100-listed Indian conglomerate

Defending against a US$400 million LCIA arbitration and English High Court proceedings in claims of misrepresentation, non-performance and breach of contract.

Piramal Enterprises Limited a leading global pharmaceuticals headquartered in India

Advised on the sale of its 'Domestic Formulations' division for US$3.8 billion and on the purchase of Bayer's significant molecular imaging product portfolio.

Indian real estate developer

Advising in resisting the enforcement of two arbitral awards concerning a dispute under a shareholders' agreement and an agreement for the commercial development of land in India.

Vedanta Resources plc

Acted for various companies within this UK-listed group in relation to commodities litigation.

High net worth Indian family group

Advised a significant Indian family group on the acquisition of a major South Asian TV platform targeted at the NRI (non-resident Indian).

Kingfisher airlines

Start-up advice on the acquisition of its first aircraft from Airbus and on operating contracts with the operating lessor.

Indian banks and corporates

Advised on derivatives and structured products transactions, including synthetic equity trades and hedging strategies.

Indus Gas Ltd

Advised on the £300 million AIM IPO of this Northern India based oil and gas exploration company.

Indian shipping giant

Advised on their first foray into offshore contracting including contracts advice for the purchase, provision and management of the Floating Production and Storage facilities.

Government of the Republic of India

Advised on a US$ multi-billion UNCITRAL arbitration.

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