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Anand Sharma

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Anand Sharma |

Senior Partner

Anand Sharma leads the Corporate and Commercial laws practice at Sharma & Sharma, having a sprawling experience of 25 years and has been a part of the Core Management team at different Corporates and have gained & possessed incisive legal acumen coupled with strong organizational and management abilities with a sense of judgement to strategize and evolve processes.

Prior to this, he was leading the Group Corporate Legal and Company Secretary function at K K Birla Group. He started his career with Export Corporations – Uniworth International Limited, and then worked with a Non-Banking Finance Institution – SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, Engineering & Tyre Co’s – Dunlop India Limited, Metal & Mining Co. – Adhunik Group, and lastly with Sugar, Tea, Textiles, Fertilizers etc. conglomerates – K K Birla Group,

His body of work includes both advisory and litigation. His experience traverse vide array of corporate law assignments such as negotiating joint ventures, structuring private equity deals, negotiating shareholders agreements acquisition of new units/disposal of units, split of business units, mergers & acquisitions, de-mergers & reverse mergers, creation of companies including formulation and finalization of their legal framework for SPV’s, , arbitrations, IPR related matters, legal due diligence, etc.

Mr Sharma has vast experience in Litigation management in a 360 degree perspective – Civil/Criminal Courts, IPR litigation, Commercial Contracts, Consumer Foras, Arbitration etc. including drafting of intricate legal documents and court pleadings, contracts management and documents dovetailing.

Mr. Sharma also has experience in handling complex matters involving QIP, Merger & Acquisition, allotment & conversion of CCD’s & Warrants, Debt instruments, listing/delisting of securities from Exchanges, Issuance of share whether Bonus, Right, ESOP’s or private placement etc. as well as redemption of Preference Shares.

Notable transactions :

  1. Negotiation and finalisation of transactions, including execution of definitive agreements, pertaining to private equity investments thereby raising equity of about INR 500 crore in power sector from IDFC fund, SBI Macquarie fund etc.
  2. Fund raising by way of QIP to the tune of Rs.150 crores for flagship company of Adhunik Group.
  3. Negotiated & finalisation of transactions for hiving-off Cement Co. etc. for around Rs.400 crores to Dalmia Bharat
  4. Negotiated & finalisation of transactions towards monetization of Forging unit for around INR 100 crore to Amtek Group.
  5. Leading inhouse team in successfully carrying out legal due diligence for takeover of Dunlop India Ltd, Falcon Tyres Ltd and India Tyre and Rubber Co Ltd.
  6. Negotiating and finalizing takeovers of new mining business including execution of definitive agreement.
  7. Corporate restructuring e. composite scheme of arrangement involving merger/ demerger of flagship company of Birla Sugar Group and reverse listing of new companies on nation-wide stock exchanges.   

Moreover, he has also been instrumental in formulation and implementation of agreements for financial products, model agreement for the Renewable Energy Division, Rental contract document for movable assets, real estate development projects, carrying out due diligence exercise on land acquisition and property acquisition deals besides taking care of the legal documentation, and setting up of Overseas Companies in the Group

Mr. Sharma is a qualified member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, member of Institute of Internal Auditors, USA, member of Bar Council of West Bengal and holds diploma in Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University and Diploma in Computer Application & Data Processing from Lakhotia Computer Centre (LCC), Howrah. He also holds certification from SWIFT India Course for Professionals from The National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Howrah.