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- LL.M European and International Trade Law (Distinction), University of Leicester, U.K.
- B.L.S. LL.B., Government Law College, University of Bombay
Rahul Dutt is a Partner in the M&A and Private Equity Practice Group in the Mumbai office.
Rahul specialises in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, franchising, technology licensing, infrastructure and commercial contracts across sectors including retail, refining, petrochemicals, telecommunications, security solutions, and general corporate law advisory.
Prior to joining the Firm, Rahul was senior in-house counsel with India’s largest private sector company, Reliance Industries Limited, and led several of Reliance group’s transactions and has overseen commercial contracts across businesses and functions.
Rahul also worked for a year (2004 - 2005) for law firm Michael Wilson & Partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
Recognition and Accomplishments
Recognised as a Notable Practitioner for his expertise in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Profile.
Rahul Dutt has represented and advised the following clients
Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Acquisition of the textile manufacturing assets, employees, and contracts of Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., which was then in receivership
BP Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Acquisition of BP Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., manufacturer of purified terepthalic acid, from BP Plc
Network 18 Media & Investments Limited
Acquisition of Network 18 Media & Investments Limited
Indian Super League
Establishing a football franchising and media rights JV business for the Indian Super League with the STAR Group
Iconix Brand Group Inc
Establishing a brand acquisition and licensing joint venture with Iconix Brand Group Inc
Divestment of GAPCO Rwanda engaged in petroleum retail business in Africa to an indirectly held African company