Soumya Kanti De Mallik

Soumya Kanti De Mallik

Partner | New Delhi

Corporate & Commercial, Projects Energy & Infrastructure, Labour & Employment
Enrolment No. D/1177/2003

About

Soumya is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial and Projects, Energy and Infrastructure practice group of the firm. With over 15 years of experience, he specializes in M&As, JVs, greenfield and PPP projects, urban development, smart cities and industrial corridors projects and general corporate advisory assignments. He is a law graduate from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Warwick, England.

Practice areas

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Projects Energy & Infrastructure
  • Labour & Employment

Expertise

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • General Corporate
  • PPP Projects
  • Labour & Employment
  • Private Equity

Representative matters

  • Major Indian FMCG group on: (i) acquisition of a significant minority stake in the luxury brand owner Lalique Group SA, a listed Swiss entity, by way of a share purchase from the promoter, subscription of shares through rights offering and private placement, and exercise of a call option; (ii) sale of 50% shareholding of its Swedish joint venture entity manufacturing Swedish snus and white tobacco products, to a British American Tobacco group company.
  • Forsyth Technologies, USA on acquisition of 50% stake of India JV entity, as part of India leg of the global acquisition of business of HP
  • Vistara – TATA SIA Airlines on the sale and leaseback arrangement for the first spare CFM Leap 1A aircraft engine with GECAS Limited.
  • National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC),on structuring and framework issues for setting up relevant legal entities in separate states that will develop industrial cities under the DMIC, CBIC and AKIC projects. Drafting the transaction documents in respect of the early bird projects, assisting in negotiations and execution of documents with State level nodal agencies, and generally advising NICDC on an ongoing basis.
  • The World Bank, on (i) legal framework relating to land acquisition, environment and agricultural labour laws for the World Bank supported Amaravati Sustainable Capital City Development Project; (ii) conceptualizing and drafting the model documents required to effectively implement the Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India, examining existing legal and institutional framework relevant for smart city projects and providing implementation guidance for the smart city SPVs.
  • National Capital Region Transport Corporation on legal and institutional framework for land value capture instruments identified for servicing of debt for the regional rapid transit system (RRTS) being implemented in the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan

Publications & recognitions

  • “Smart City Mission: The Challenges ahead” – India Business Law Journal
  • “Executive compensation in India: Summing up the Infosys controversy” - Business Standard
  • “Why India’s ambitious USD 13 billion roads and highways plan might remain a pipe dream” - Quartz India
  • “Picking the right bidder to take on PPP project risks” – India Business Law Journal
  • “Industrial corridor projects offer clues to revive mission” – India Business Law Journal
  • “Value capture financing – Legal issues and challenges” – India Business Law Journal
  • Recognized as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 Asia Pacific