Nallini Puri’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and franchising.

She has advised various corporate clients and private equity funds on cross-border investments.

Nallini joined the firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2018. Prior to joining Cleary, she was an associate at a corporate firm in New Delhi, India.

Notable Experiences

  • Edenred in its £1.15 billion acquisition of Reward Gateway. 

  • Veolia in its antitrust divestments of Vigie’s (formerly Suez) UK waste business to Suez, following Suez’s exercise of its right of first refusal in respect of Vigie’s UK waste business.

  • Wockhardt Limited, the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology major, in its agreement with the UK government to fill finish COVID-19 vaccines for the United Kingdom.

  • Alstom in its €5.8 to €6.2 billion acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

  • Schibsted, the majority shareholder of Adevinta, in Adevinta’s $9.2 billion acquisition of eBay Classifieds.

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and TPG Capital in connection with their $1.2 billion joint equity investment into UPL Corporation Limited (UPLC), a wholly owned subsidiary and the international arm of UPL Limited.

  • A leading sovereign wealth fund in an acquisition by its subsidiary of a 25.1% stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) from Adani Transmission Limited and for a shareholder subordinated debt investment in AEML.

  • Tronox Holdings plc in its acquisition from Eramet S.A. of TiZir Titanium & Iron AS and its Norwegian production facility that upgrades ilmenite to produce high-grade titanium slag and high-purity pig iron for approximately $300 million.

  • Brookfield in its ₹41 billion acquisition of Leela Hotels from Hotel Leelaventure.

  • Lavazza in its acquisition of the Mars Drinks business from Mars, Inc.

  • AB InBev in its joint venture with Anadolu Efes to combine their Russian and Ukrainian businesses.

  • McDonald’s Corporation in the $2.08 billion formation of a joint venture company with CITIC Limited and The Carlyle Group that will act as the master franchisee responsible for McDonald’s businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong.

  • ArcelorMittal in its €1.4 billion divestment of European steel plants to Liberty House Group.

  • Lafarge S.A. in its 50:50 joint venture with Anglo American plc to combine their UK cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and contracting businesses to form Lafarge Tarmac.

  • Barclays in the sale of its global index business to Bloomberg.

  • SA D’Ieteren NV, a Belgian-listed, family-owned group, in the auction sale of a 40% interest in Belron to an acquisition vehicle capitalized by funds managed by Clayton Dubilier & Rice.

  • NV Bekaert SA in the formation of a joint venture with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to combine the ropes and advanced cords businesses of the Bekaert and Bridon groups.

  • HanesBrands in its acquisition of clothing company DBApparel from Sun Capital Partners.

  • Falck Renewables S.p.A. in the sale of a 49% interest in six onshore wind farm projects in the UK to Copenhagen Infrastructure I, a Danish fund.

  • Grupo KUO in the formation of a joint venture with Divgi Metalwares Private Limited to assemble and market manual transmissions and other components for cars and commercial vehicles in India and the SAARC region.

  • Stanley Black & Decker in its successful topping tender offer to acquire Niscayah Group for $1.2 billion.

  • TPG Growth in its acquisition of approximately 10% of the enlarged ordinary share capital of Greenko Group.

  • Vale in its $1.6 billion acquisition of holding interests in a potash project in Argentina and the Corumbá iron ore mine in Brazil from Rio Tinto.

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Selected Activities

  • Associate Editor, Commonwealth Law Journal, University of Oxford
  • Editor, Student Bar Review, National Law School of India University