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

Jinal advises clients on a wide range of commercial agreements and often helps multinational businesses navigate the complex regulatory environments of the different jurisdictions they operate in. He 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.

His clients span a variety of sectors, including: power, mining and natural resources, technology, media, entertainment, manufacturing and financial services. Jinal regularly advises on cross-border matters, particularly in emerging markets and is the principle contact for Orrick's India Practice Group.

Jinal is ranked as a leading individual in M&A by the legal directories, with Chambers UK noting his "responsive, commercial and thorough" approach to M&A, joint ventures and private equity work and Legal 500 noting that he is "very good under pressure and in putting people at ease".

  • 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.
    • 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 Intu Properties plc on its joint venture with LaSalle Investment Management, acting on behalf of Greater Manchester Pension Fund and West Yorkshire Pension Fund, to jointly own the intu Chapelfield Shopping Centre in Norwich.
    • Advised Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, a specialist investor in the biomass and waste to energy sector, in its acquisition of a portfolio of 20 assets from the UK's Green Investment Bank.
    • Advised StudioCanal in the acquisition of Paddington and Company Limited, which owns all intellectual property rights, apart from publishing rights, to Michael Bond's classic children's character Paddington Bear.


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