Jinal Shah advises private and public companies, funds and investors on high-value cross border M&A, private equity, joint ventures and strategic investments.

He has advised clients on a wide range of commercial agreements and often helps multinational businesses reconcile the regulatory and compliance regimes of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Jinal also represents issuers and financial institutions on capital markets transactions (debt and equity) and provides general advice on company and commercial issues to corporate clients.

Jinal has experience in a wide range of sectors most notably in power, mining and natural resources, technology, media, entertainment, manufacturing and financial services. Jinal is the principal contact for Orrick’s India Practice Group and has advised on numerous emerging markets transactions.

  • Recent experience includes the following:

    • Advised Canal+ Overseas on its strategic investment in iROKO, Africa’s largest Internet TV operator and the world’s largest online platform for African video content.
    • Advised Infracapital on its investment in Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited (BIG) and BIG's subsequent investment in the first waste-to-energy plant to utilise the U.K. Government's contracts for difference regime.  
    • Represented Canal+ Group, the leading pay-TV company in France, in the sale of their majority stake in Poland’s largest broadcaster TVN group to U.S. media group Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Advised GMO GlobalSign, the security division of the Tokyo-based GMO Internet Group and a leading provider of identity services for online transactions, on its acquisition of Helsinki-based Ubisecure Solutions, Inc., a privately-held identity and access management software developer.
    • Led a cross-border and multi-disciplinary Orrick team advising Actis, one of the largest and most active funds in Africa, on its purchase of a majority interest in three power assets in Cameroon from Fortune 200 global power company AES Corporation.
    • Advised Gécamines in connection with certain joint venture interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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