Alka Bharucha

Bharucha & Partners

Described by clients as “very knowledgeable, articulate, composed and balanced in approach,” Alka is respected for her transactional work. In over 30 years of her practice as a transactions lawyer, Alka has advised on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, restructuring, banking and structured finance, capital markets, and infrastructure mandates.

Her practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity/Venture Capital; Banking & Finance; Project Finance; Infrastructure; Capital Markets and Securities Law.

Alka has in-depth expertise in the telecom sector, having advised Indian and multinational telecom companies on mergers and acquisitions, financing, refinancing, initial public offerings, and regulatory matters. Alka also has significant experience in the power sector and has represented several developers. She has negotiated and drafted coal supply, transportation, wagon lease, and private siding agreements for developers.

Her general corporate work includes the establishment of mutual funds, providing regulatory advice to foreign portfolio investors, foreign venture capital investors, brokers, merchant bankers, and other financial intermediaries. Alka is actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, real estate, and the defence sectors, all of which have restrictions on foreign investment. For real estate investments, the engagements include conceptualising and devising alternate structures to establish onshore and offshore funds.

Alka began her career with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe. She joined Amarchand & Mangaldas and Suresh A. Shroff & Co. as a partner in 1992. She co-founded Bharucha & Partners in 2008.