Adani hires US legal powerhouse Wachtell in short-seller battle | Financial Times

Gautam Adani has hired one of Wall Street’s fiercest activism defence law firms to fight back against claims made by short seller Hindenburg Research, as the Indian billionaire battles to reassure investors about the financial health of his business empire.

In recent days, the Adani Group has tapped senior lawyers at New York’s Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to advise it on how to stem the crisis facing the Indian conglomerate since Hindenburg accused it of accounting fraud and stock market manipulation in late January, four people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The Adani Group’s decision to hire Wachtell, known as one of the most expensive law firms in the US, shows the severe international pressure the group is facing since Hindenburg levelled its claims.

Source: Adani hires US legal powerhouse Wachtell in short-seller battle | Financial Times