Bhavin Gada is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial, Private Equity & Venture Capital and Real Estate practices of ELP. He is a commerce graduate with a law degree from the University of Mumbai. Bhavin got his Master’s in Business Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU). He is also a qualified Solicitor from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society (BILS).
With over 13 years of experience in M&A transactions, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Real Estate; Bhavin has advised funds, multinationals and private investors on various aspects such as entry, inbound and outbound acquisitions (listed as well as unlisted), domestic fund formation, joint ventures and other commercial transactions for their India-related forays. He has advised clients across sectors including services, retail, real estate, pharmaceutical and healthcare, IT, aviation, telecom and infrastructure.
Bhavin’s expertise in exchange control regulations, SEBI, real estate, contractual arrangements and general corporate law is an added advantage on M&A transactions. His experience helps in strategising deals and transactions including identifying key structuring issues that are crucial for all transactions. Bhavin’s strategic approach for dispute management and disputes (at various forums including National Company Law Tribunal) arising out of corporate law matters has proven to be an added advantage for clients in mitigating risks involved in a practical and enforceable manner.
Some of Bhavin’s recent transactions include advising Johnson Controls in relation to its global air conditioning business joint venture with Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (Japan) and Hitachi Limited (Japan). The joint venture is said to be world’s largest commercial air conditioning provider. This deal has been recognised one of the Deals of the Year by Inhouse Community’s Asian Mena Counsel in its Deals of the Year 2015 award. He was also involved in advising New Vernon Private Equity Limited and Hilson Estates Limited in the sale of their entire shareholding held in Carwel Estates Limited and Faery Estates Limited respectively to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s joint venture company SPREP Pte. Ltd. for the acquisition of SP Infocity IT Park in Chennai. This deal has been recognised as the Real Estate Deal of the Year by India Business Law Journal in the Deal of the Year Awards 2015.
Bhavin is a frequent speaker at various conferences which seek his expertise in corporate and real estate laws and is also a contributory author for the Lexis Nexis’s Practical Guide on the Indian Takeover Code.
Prior to joining ELP, Bhavin was with Rajani Associates from 2007 to 2011 and was a litigation lawyer practicing at the High Court of Bombay with C. R. Naidu and Co before 2011.
Bhavin is seen by clients as being 'practical', an 'innovator' and 'deal closure orientated'.
Gada is recognised for his "innovative approach."