Shreya Lal Damodaran is a senior attorney based in the London office. She has also been designated as the firm’s Senior India Consultant.
Ms. Damodaran’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and restructuring transactions. She has represented corporates, shareholders and private equity funds on a broad range of international M&A and joint venture transactions. She has extensive experience in cross-border international transactions and has been involved in a number of transactions in emerging markets. Ms. Damodaran has extensive knowledge of the Indian market and is a specialist on corporate transactions involving India.
Ms. Damodaran’s experience has included advising Highstar Capital in its acquisition of a 25% stake in London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners; Luxfer Holdings plc in a complex restructuring with bondholders and shareholders; the super senior revolving credit facility lenders in the TI Automotive restructuring and scheme of arrangement in the UK courts; and Sberbank Capital in a restructuring whereby Sberbank Capital acquired Urals Energy’s 35% stake in an East Siberian oil and gas producer.
Ms. Damodaran’s India-specific experience has included advising Reliance Communications Limited in its bid for a controlling interest in Hutchison Essar Limited; B4U Television Network in connection with the proposed acquisition by Eros International, a Bollywood films producer and distributor; Reliance Communications Limited in its proposed combination with MTN, South Africa; First Reserve Corporation in its investment in Kenersys, an integrated wind energy company of the Kalyani Group; Fortress Investment Group in its acquisition of a minority stake in Reliance Telecom Infrastructure Limited from Reliance Communications Limited; Grupo KUO in the formation of a joint venture with Divgi Metalwares Private Limited; and the selling shareholders, Newbridge Capital, Maxwell (Mauritius) Pte. Limited and N. Prasad, in the sale of a controlling interest in Matrix Laboratories to Mylan Laboratories.
Ms. Damodaran joined the firm in March 2006. Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb, Ms. Damodaran was a senior associate at Amarchand & Mangaldas, a leading corporate law firm in India.
Ms. Damodaran is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and is also a qualified Indian advocate.