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Wadia Ghandy & Co
Wadia Ghandy & Co provides a steady service in the corporate commercial space, with banking and finance the area recognised as its real strength. Ashish Ahuja and Shabnum Kajiji are the key partners. "Ashish is a pragmatic person who takes a practical view in any situation. He knows where to draw the line, where to drop the ball and when to move ahead," one client says. "He is way ahead in negotiations with the counterparty." Kajiji who deals with securitisation was also praised for her work: "She is quite sharp in terms of knowledge and how to apply it." Kajiji is also active in the project finance area, and has counselled several financial entities in million dollar deals in the last 12 months.
The firm has received praise for its M&A and capital markets practices. In capital market last year, Wadia Ghandy assisted clients such as Tata Asset Management, Primus Investment Advisors and the Wisdom Equity group, which involved assisting with the development of suitable schemes and investment strategies in compliance with current regulatory demands. The firm has also represented a number of broking houses including BNP Paribas Securities India, DSP Merrill Lynch, Citibank and Kotak Group on revised SEBI regulations.
In M&A, Ahuja led a team with partner Xerxes Antia in conducting due diligence, negotiating and reviewing terms of investment by Piramal Enterprises into Green Infra, which is one of the larger renewable energy investments in a downturned economy when investors are pulling back from the green power sector. Antia has been called "brilliant" and "extremely high on innovativeness".
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