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

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

Jinal is ranked as a leading individual in M&A by the legal directories, with clients noting in Chambers UK that he is “excellent - thorough, responsive and flexible” and with Legal 500 noting that he is "very good under pressure and in putting people at ease".

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Leading individual: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m, Legal 500 UK 2021
    • Recommended Individual: M&A: Lower Mid-Market, £50m-£500m, Legal 500 UK 2019 - 2021
    • Elite Leading Lawyer: M&A: Lower Mid-Market, £50m-£500m, Legal 500 UK 2020
    • Leading Individual: Corporate/M&A, Chambers UK 2017- 2021
    • Recommended Individual: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m, Legal 500 UK 2016, 2017 & 2018
    • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 2017
    • Leaders in their Field: Corporate M&A (UK), Chambers Global 2016
    • Recommended Individual: Emerging Markets, Legal 500 UK 2015
    • Leading individual: Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad): India, Chambers Global 2014 and 2015
    • Leading Individual: Corporate/M&A, Chambers UK 2017- 2021
    • Recommended Individual: M&A: Mid-Market, £50m-£250m, Legal 500 UK 2016, 2017 & 2018
    • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 2017
    • Leaders in their Field: Corporate M&A (UK), Chambers Global 2016
    • Recommended Individual: Emerging Markets, Legal 500 UK 2015
    • Leading individual: Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad): India, Chambers Global 2014 and 2015
    • Leaders in their Field: Corporate M&A (UK), Chambers Global 2016
    • Recommended Individual: Emerging Markets, Legal 500 UK 2015
    • Leading individual: Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad): India, Chambers Global 2014 and 2015
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Representative Experience

His experience includes advising*:

  • Canal+ International, on its strategic investment in iROKO, Africa’s largest Internet TV operator and the world’s largest online platform for African video content.
  • Infracapital, on its investment in Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited (BIG) and BIG's subsequent investment in the first waste-to-energy plant to utilise the UK Government's contracts for difference regime.  
  • Canal+ Group, the leading pay-TV company in France, on the sale of its majority stake in Poland’s largest broadcaster TVN group to U.S. media group Scripps Networks Interactive.
  • 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.
  • Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, a specialist investor in the biomass and waste to energy sector, on its acquisition of a portfolio of 20 assets from the UK's Green Investment Bank.
  • StudioCanal, on 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.

*prior to joining BCLP