116 B, Mittal Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India

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Bharat Sharma

  • Partner

Practice Area/Industry Focus

General Corporate, Projects, Real Estate, Regulatory

Highlights of Professional Journey

Bharat is recognized by international ranking agencies as a leading M&A lawyer in India.

Bharat's core areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions (in-bound and out-bound), private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, regulatory advisory (including IBC), compliances and general corporate. He has considerable experience in mergers / demergers / reduction of capital / joint venture / share purchase / share subscription / shareholders’ / slump sale (business transfer) / asset purchase / LLP / partnership agreements.

Bharat has advised and assisted listed entities in terms of the above as well as in open offers / delisting.

Bharat has advised financial institutions on the entire spectrum of securities / foreign exchange laws in India.  Bharat has advised on fund formation as well as their investment in portfolio companies and their exit therefrom.

Bharat has partaken in big ticket transactions (upwards of USD 2 billion) which has required communicating with, and obtaining permission from, the competition commission in India.

Bharat’s expertise is sector agnostic and has spanned amongst othersdefence, manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure, media, hospitality, and healthcare.

Corporate Advisory

Advised Vedanta in relation to joint venture with Taiwan based electronic manufacturing conglomerate in setting up a manufacturing facility for semiconductor and display fabs in India.

Advised and assisted Runaya Metsource in setting up joint venture with a global manufacturer of mining and infrastructure solutions.

Advised Imagicaaworld Entertainment (erstwhile Adlabs Entertainment), in relation to fund raise through private equity – ICICI private equity.

Advised and assisted Believe SAin drafting and finalization of the share purchase agreement for acquisition of 100 percent stake (in a staggered manner) in one of the biggest South India based music and film distributor company. Our services included drafting and finalization of transaction documents.

Advised CANIPL in finalization of the share subscription cum shareholders agreement for subscription of 10 percent of its shareholding by the Singapore based technology unicorn.

Advised CANIPL in finalization of the share subscription, share purchase cum shareholders agreement in relation to a 26 percent stake by Nepean Capital.

Advised and assisted Flex Trade group in a global M&A. Towards this end, we assisted Flex Trade India (US based company’s Indian subsidiary)for transfer ofits undertaking to the Singapore Stock Exchange group. This was done by way of the Flex Trade India incorporating a subsidiary and transfer its undertaking to such a subsidiary. Thereafter 100 percent stake of Flex Trade India in such a subsidiary was sold to one the Singapore Stock Exchange group entities.

Advised Adlabs Entertainment Limited in the set-up of theme park ‘Adlabs Imagica’, including advice in relation to statutory compliance and certifications, licenses, permissions, and other intellectual property rights issues.

Advised BBC Worldwide India Private Limited on ensuring compliance of their content with applicable Indian laws.

Advised KWAN in its joint venture with CAA.

Advised KWAN and Reliance Media in their joint venture through a business transfer and joint venture arrangement.

Advised Reliance Media in its acquisition of Fun on Go.

Advised Reliance Media in its acquisition of Big Synergy.

Advised Reliance Media in its acquisition of Big Synergy.

Advised stakeholders of CDKD (Global Hospital, Mumbai) in investment by Parkway Pantai in its holding company.

Advised Reliance Media in its joint venture with Friday Filmworks.

Advised Reliance Media in its joint venture with Rohit Shetty.

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