“ I enjoy helping clients in distinct and dynamic industries around the globe to navigate their complex M&A and private equity matters.
Amit has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, securities offerings, as well as a broad range of transactional and corporate advisory matters. He represents corporations, financial sponsors, and their portfolio companies in global mergers and acquisitions across a wide range of industries, including:
Amit focuses on advising strategic acquirers and financial investors in connection with global cross-border transactions involving the United States, Europe, Latin America, China, South Korea, India, rest of South Asia, and South East Asia.
Amit has been named Dealmaker of the Year by multiple publications. He has been recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as one of the leading lawyers for India corporate and M&A work, where he is described as a “very sound lawyer” and “very proactive” by his peers, and in The International A-List 2020, described by a client as “out and out, the best international M&A lawyer I have interacted with. He is the lawyer you want on your side as a client. Always”. In Chambers Global another client commends Amit for “meticulous attention to detail in drafting”. Other sources add: “He is very prompt in anticipating potential roadblocks in a transaction and finds innovative solutions to address such roadblocks.” In the latest edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, a source says: "His strength is his attention to detail and ability to negotiate in multiple languages and formats."
Amit has practiced in New York, London, Hong Kong, and India. He speaks fluent English and Hindi.
Represented IndoSpace in the formation of IndoSpace Logistics Parks III, its US$580 million India-focused industrial real estate fund.
Represented IndoSpace in the formation of IndoSpace Core, its US$1.2 billion joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board which will focus on acquiring and developing modern logistics facilities in India.
Represented Softbank in connection with the merger of its portfolio company Locon Solutions Private Limited (Housing.com), an Indian real estate portal, and Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd., Singapore (PropTiger).
Represented Softbank in its further investment in Snapdeal, which included investments by Alibaba and Foxconn, totaling US$500 million.
Represented Softbank as the lead investor in a US$120 million Series C financing of Grofers International Pte. Ltd., an express delivery online marketplace application in India.
Represented Softbank in its follow-on investment in Ola Cabs, India’s leading mobile application for cab booking, integrating city transportation for customers and drivers onto a technology platform.
Represented Softbank in connection with its proposed joint venture with Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology to develop solar power projects across India, including Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, following on the Indian Prime Minister’s target of developing 100GW of solar power capacity in the country by 2022. SoftBank aims to add 20GW of solar power, and has estimated that this will require a US$20 billion investment.
Represented SoftBank Vision Fund as lead investor in the combined US$1 billion financing in OYO Rooms, India’s leading hospitality business, to expand current operations in India and launch new operations in China.
Represented Hitachi and Hitachi Appliances in a mandatory tender offer for shares of Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange-listed Hitachi Home and Life Solutions India Ltd (HHLI) triggered by Hitachi’s formation of a global air conditioning joint venture with Johnson Controls. In the venture, Johnson Controls obtained a 60% ownership stake in Hitachi’s more than US$2.6 billion global air conditioning business, including Hitachi’s interests in HHLI and the parties’ other affiliates across 24 countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Represented QuEST in its acquisition of Network Systems.
Represented ASSA ABLOY in its acquisition of Enox Brand in India.
Represented the Special Committee of China Hydroelectric Corporation in its going private acquisition by a consortium led by NewQuest Capital Partners and its affiliates.
Represented Diageo’s US$1.9 billion open offer to acquire United Spirits.
Represented DLF Global Hospitality in its US$300 million sale of Silverlink Resorts Limited, the holding company for Amanresorts.
Represented Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Adler Mediequip.
Represented Warburg Pincus in the sale of Alliance Tire Group to KKR.
Represented Warburg Pincus in its investment in Quikr.
Represented Cargotec Corporation in its acquisition of 49% interest in China Crane.
Represented Indiabulls Group in its internal reorganization and the demerger of Indiabulls Infrastructure and Power Limited (IIPL) from Indiabulls Real Estate Limited (IBREL) and an SLB 4 distribution and listing of Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) of IIPL on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Represented Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited in its amalgamation with Indiabulls Financial Services Limited and listing of IHFL’s Global Depository Receipts on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Represented AIG in the US$35.5 billion proposed sale of its Asian Life Insurance Unit (AIA) to Prudential PLC.
Represented MassMutual in the sale of its interest in its Taiwan-based affiliate, MassMutual Mercuries Life Insurance Co.
Advised General Electric and NBC Universal on certain corporate matters related to the formation of the NBC Universal-Comcast joint venture valued in excess of US$30 billion.
Represented Verizon Wireless in its US$2.35 billion sale of wireless assets to AT&T and US$240 million acquisition of wireless assets from AT&T.
India Business Law Journal 2020
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
Chambers Asia 2019
The International A-List 2020 / 2021