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Aaron Solomon

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Aaron Solomon

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Solomon & Co

3rd Floor, Calcot House,
8/10, M.P. Shetty Marg,
Fort, Mumbai 400023

India

Position within firm: Managing Partner

Aaron Solomon is the Managing Partner of Solomon & Co. and has been in active practice for over 20 years. He specializes in transactional work including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, exchange control regulations, competition laws, banking, investment funds, private equity, capital markets, and securities laws. He has a hands-on approach and his team has the ability to handle large and complex cross-border transactions. With over 2-decades of experience on cross-border transactions of all types and versatility across multiple practice areas, Aaron specializes in guiding clients across a complex Indian business and legal environment. Aaron is a member of the Association of Independent European Lawyers. He is the president of the Friends of the Tel Aviv University in India and is also an advisory member of the China-East Asia International Trade Disputes Settlement Advisory Committee.

Aaron was a partner at two major Indian law firms before joining Solomon & Co. He qualified as an advocate in the year 1995 and was ranked first in the all India Solicitor’s examination in 1996.

  • Relevant experience:
    In 2016, Aaron acted for Jain Irrigation on the largest private equity investment in the India agri-tech sector, a nearly 120 million US$ investment by Mandala Capital in Jain Irrigation.
  • He also acted for Fonroche Energie S.A.S. in 2016 on one of the first M&A transactions in the solar energy space in India, namely the divestiture of two solar power Plants by Fonroche Energie S.A.S. to the Hinduja Group
  • He is impaneled advisor to several banks and Financial services companies, including HSBC Bank, L&T Finance, Bank of Baroda and Bank of Maharashtra.
  • He is actively involved in technology transactions of all kinds and encourages start-ups.
  • He has assisted on several large transactions in the agri-business sector, the defense sector, and the renewable enter sector.

Aaron Solomon’s expertise includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Joint Ventures & Collaborations
  • Corporate & Business Laws
  • Competition Laws
  • Banking and Finance
  • Investment Funds and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets & Securities Laws
  • Foreign Investment & Exchange Control Regulations

 

He is the president of the Mumbai Chapter of the Indian Lawyers Association.

Significant Deals

  • Aaron advised and assisted with the debt restructuring of a listed conglomerate in India. The restructuring involved over 20 banks and financial institutions in India, as well as international banks and financial institutions.
  • Aaron represented one of the worlds largest investment funds with its investment in an Indian medical transcription business. This is one of the largest investments in the medical transcription business in India.
  • Aaron advised and assisted on one of the largest collaborations between an Indian and an Israeli company in the irrigation sector.
  • Aaron advised and assisted a leading international energy company in one of the first M&A transactions in the solar energy space in India.
  • Aaron advised and assisted a leading warehousing and logistics company with its loan and equity funding from a consortium of lenders for their warehousing projects across India.
  • Aaron has assisted with the sale of over 30 significant real estate assets of a financial institution, whose board was taken over by the Government on its insolvency.
  • Solomon & Co. was the first Indian law-firm to be appointed by the Indian Courts to act as a Court-appointed receiver and administrator over properties in dispute.
  • Aaron advised and assisted on the first ever issue of green-bonds listed in Singapore by an Indian company.
  • Aaron was retained over multiple years to advise on the development of the largest real estate project in India, namely the Seawoods Project.
  • Aaron has advised and assisted with several cross border joint venture transactions. He is actively involved in technology transactions and encourages start up investment.
  • Aaron and his firm have advised and assisted in setting up of the Indian subsidiaries of several foreign companies.
  • Aaron is the empaneled advisor to several leading banks and financial services companies in India. He is also empaneled with several Indian Government owned corporations.

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Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial
  • Capital Markets & Securities
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Foreign Investment & Exchange Controls
  • Investment Funds & Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures & Collaborations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Languages Spoken

English, French, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

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