Saeeda Bandukwala

Saeeda Bandukwala, Of Counsel, JSA

Saeeda specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions including court / tribunal approved scheme of arrangements / amalgamation. She has extensive experience in all manner of reconstructions, amalgamations, mergers, demergers, capital reduction transactions involving listed and unlisted companies/entities.

In addition, she has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial, Disputes and Real Estate related transactions across industry sectors.

She has been practicing law since 1994. Before joining JSA, she was part of the erstwhile law firms Desai Berjis and Chinoy (Advocates & Solicitors) and Udwadia Udeshi & Berjis (Advocates & Solicitors) for several years.

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (member – advocate)
  • Bombay Incorporated Law Society (member – solicitor)

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • LLB

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Saeeda amongst others, cover the following: –

  • The demerger of the offshore services business of the Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited and creation of Great Offshore Limited;
  • The splitting of Bajaj Auto Limited and demerger of its manufacturing/financial/insurance businesses and creation of three companies Bajaj Auto Limited, Bajaj Holdings & Investments Limited and Bajaj Finserv Limited;
  • The slump sale and hiving-off of the fertilisers and technical ammonium nitrate of Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation Limited and consolidation into a separate entity;
  • The reverse merger of Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited;
  • The demerger of the IT enabled services business and engineering software tools of Geometric Limited into HCL Technologies Limited; the integration and consolidation of the software business of Dassault Systemes in India and subsequent dissolution of Geometric Limited.
  • The capital reduction scheme involving exiting of the public shareholders of UTV Software & Communications Limited making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Inc.
  • Mergers and demergers involving several listed and unlisted companies including Crest Animation Limited, Mukand Limited, Raymond Limited and Disney group companies.
  • Fast track scheme of amalgamation of Angel Broking Pvt Ltd and Angel Commodities Broking Pvt Ltd under the provisions of Section 233 of Companies Act 2013