Merger and Acquisition During Covid 19 Situation – Strange Experience

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal) & General Counsel, Hinduja Group, London, UK

Globally we have been in a strange situation for almost 18 months. Covid 19 has created havoc worldwide. Many lives have been lost and families destroyed. Livelihoods of many have been severely impacted. Businesses could not be an exception. Many of them have been closed down or severely affected. Impact is significant for small and medium sized organisations whereas it is also severe for large entities. Be that as it may, the tech companies and the pharmaceutical enterprises have done exceptionally well. Net giants like Facebook and Google have earned record profits. Also are pharma companies like Pfizer.

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Mergers & Acquisition General August 2021 Vol.14, No. 56, Summer 2021

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

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Abhijit Mukhopadhyay is President (Legal) and General Counsel of the Hinduja Group and is involved in the Group’s worldwide legal matters based in London since June 2002. Previously, he worked in India as Company Secretary and Head of Legal in six major multinational, public and private sector companies. During his time in education, Abhijit graduated in Commerce (Honours) and Law both from the UK and India. He is also a qualified Company and Chartered Secretary both from India and the UK. In India, Abhijit has been listed in the top 50 legal professionals, the top 25 General Counsels, and the Legal 500 most powerful list. Recently Abhijit has been included in the list of top 99 General Counsels from 31 countries. The Hinduja Group, headquartered in London, employs 127,000 people in 60 countries with a global annual turnover of USD 18 billion. It has 10 business verticals in automotive, foundry, power, healthcare, BPO, lubricant, media, chemical, explosives and real estate. Abhijit was the Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR as also a member of its Steering Committee in Paris (2014-2017). He is also on the Advisory Board of CCLS, Queen Mary University of London and an Executive Committee Member of the IBF, Confederation of Indian Industry, UK. He has spoken globally and his articles have been published in many countries.

Hinduja Group, London

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Hinduja Group is a USD 18 Billion annual turnover conglomerate with 127,000 people operating in more than 60 countries and dealing with 10 business verticals in core sectors marketing its products in more than 100 countries and IPRs registered in more than 100 countries. Its business verticals are automotive/foundry, lubricant, BPO, healthcare including hospitals, banking, industrial explosives, power, renewable energy, media and entertainment as also real estate.

Mergers & Acquisition General August 2021 Vol.14, No. 56, Summer 2021

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