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Adity Chaudhury

Partner

Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Competition,

Listed in BusinessWorld Legal’s 40 under 40 list of lawyers and legal influencers and identified as one of the '10 Most Influential Women Lawyers to Watch' by the Insights Success magazine, Adity is known for her expertise in corporate and commercial laws. She is experienced in handling a variety of transactions in the nature of mergers (including distressed M&A under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code), acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, group restructuring, public and private takeovers, corporate insolvency and restructuring, and merger control. She has also advised on several corporate and shareholder disputes. Adity also regularly advises on corporate governance and general corporate and disclosure matters. Adity’s clientele includes large corporate houses, multinationals, financial institutions and funds. She also regularly advises resolution applicants on their bids under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, apart from advising committee of creditors and resolution professionals.  

Adity is a member of the following committees of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce – ‘Legal Affairs and IPR’; and ‘Private Equity, Venture Capital and Capital Markets’. She has written several articles on a wide range of subjects and has spoken at various seminars and conferences including those organised by CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). She has also given lectures at law schools.

Having graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, Adity began her career with the law firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. She later joined Argus Partners in 2009. She is admitted to practice law in India and is currently based out of Mumbai, India.

Select Professional Experience

  • Advised HDFC Limited on its acquisition of a stake in Yes Bank made pursuant to a scheme of reconstruction of Yes Bank notified by the Central Government owing to the deteriorating financial health of Yes Bank. (Recognised as IBLJ Deals of the Year 2020).
  • Advised Tata Steel Limited on the acquisition of Usha Martin (Steel Division) in one of the largest deals in the steel sector outside the framework of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. (Recognised as IBLJ Deals of the Year 2019).
  • Advised Monnet Ispat and Energy’s resolution professional on the acquisition of the said company by a consortium of JSW Steel and AION Capital. (Recognised as M&A deal of the year (midsize) at the Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business Awards).
  • Advised Edelweiss in connection with the strategic debt restructuring of Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Limited. (Recognised as IBLJ Deals of the Year 2017).
  • Advised GRUH Finance on its merger with Bandhan Bank. (Recognised as IBLJ Deals of the Year 2019).
  • Advised Binani Cement Limited’s Committee of Creditors on the insolvency resolution of the said company and its acquisition by Ultratech Cement. (Recognised as IBLJ Deals of the Year 2019).
  • Advised HDFC on the acquisition of L&T General Insurance by HDFC ERGO. (Recognised as IBLJ Deal of the Year 2016).
  • Advised Magma Fincorp Limited on its acquisition of the entire housing finance portfolio of GE.
  • Advised Mukand Limited on its joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan.
  • Advised JM Financial on an investment in it by Vikram Pandit (former Citigroup chief).

Awards & Recognition

  • BusinessWorld Legal 40 under 40 elite list of Lawyers and Legal Influencers.
  • Identified as one of the '10 Most Influential Women Lawyers to Watch' by the Insights Success magazine in its December 2020 issue.
  • Shortlisted by IFLR1000 India Awards 2021 in the category of Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer of the year.
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 (a guide to world’s leading financial law firms) as a notable practitioner in the practice areas, Private Equity and M&A in 2021 and 2020.
  • Chambers and Partners (a leading international publication that identifies and ranks the world's best lawyers and law firms) has also recognized Adity for her work.

Memberships

  • Bar Council of West Bengal.
  • Bombay Chamber of Commerce – Legal affairs & IPR, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Capital Markets.

Papers & Publications

29th Sep, 2020

Protection of Confidential Information without a Contract

21st Sep, 2020

SEBI's Latest Informal Guidance on Angel Funds and its Implications…

08th Apr, 2020

COVID 19 - Latest Relaxations from Legal Provisions

07th Apr, 2020

When compliance with law becomes an impossibility: COVID 19 Fallout

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