Abhinav Ashwin Partner

Delhi VCF

Abhishek Awasthi Partner

Delhi VCF

Abhishek Shinde Partner

Gurgaon VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M & A by IFLR1000, 2019.

Abhyudai Singh Counsel

Delhi VCF

Aditi Gopalakrishnan Partner

Delhi VCF

Aditya Singh Chandel Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Aditya Vikram Bhat Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recommended for Litigation by the RSG India Report (2015)

Agnik Bhattacharyya Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Rising Star’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2016, 2018 & 2019)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – New India Assurance IPO
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – Varun Beverages’ IP
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – InterGlobe Aviation IPO
    – Coffee Day IPO

Ajay Bahl Founding Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Eminent Practitioner (2019), Senior Statesman (2016 – 2019) and Star Individual (2012, 2013 & 2015) for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global
  • Eminent Practitioner (2016 – 2019) and Band 1 (2011 – 2013) for Corporate / M&A; Eminent Practitioner (2016 & 2019) and Senior Statesman (2017 & 2018) for Private Equity and Band 2 for Tax (2015 – 2019) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2015 – 2018)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for M&A and Private Equity (2018 – 2019), ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A and Private Equity (2011 – 2016) and Tax (2013) by IFLR1000
  • ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ (2016 – 2019) and ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2013 – 2015) for Corporate/M&A and Tax, ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity (2013 – 2015) and Tax (2011 – 2015) by Asialaw Profiles
  • ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A and Tax by Legal500 Asia Pacific (2011 – 2018)
  • ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A and Governance (2013 – 2019) and for Corporate Tax (2019) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recommended for Litigation, Tax advisory and transactional advice by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for Tax and M&A by Legal Media Group’s B.R.I.C. Expert Guide (2013)

Akansha Aggarwal Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Akhilesh Kumar Rai Partner

Gurgaon VCF

Practice Areas

Awards

  • Ranked as a leading TM professional under Individuals: Enforcement & Litigation table and  Prosecution & Strategy table by WTR 1000 (2019)

Alka Nalavadi Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR 1000, 2019
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Birla’s acquisition of Lafarge Holcim cement units

Allwyn Noronha Partner

Delhi VCF

Ambarish Mohanty Partner

Delhi VCF

Ami Parikh Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR 1000, 2019

Amrita Patnaik Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2019)
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Investment in Mobikwik

Anand Shah Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2018 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2016) for Banking and M&A by IFLR 1000.

Anant Dang Partner

Delhi VCF

Ananya Sharma Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR1000, 2018 – 2019
  • Recommended for Private Equity, Infrastructure and Investments by the RSG India Report (2015, 2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – StanChart PE, IFC and ADB’s funding of a Shapoorji Pallonji housing project

Anil Kasturi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2016-2019)
  • Ranked for Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013, 2015-2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Recommended as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Asialaw Profiles (2013, 2017-2019)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A (2016, 2017 & 2019) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recommended for Corporate Law by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – Max India’s three-way demerger
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – ANI Technologies series G & H Financing

Anind Thomas Partner

Bangalore VCF

Anindita Roychowdhury Partner

Delhi VCF

Anisha Shridhar Partner

Delhi VCF

Ankit Tandon Partner

Delhi VCF

Anoj Menon Partner

Mumbai VCF

Anu Tiwari Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A (2018 – 2019) and Financial Services (2019) by IFLR1000, 2019.

Aprajita Rana Partner

Delhi VCF

Arundhati Bhattacharya Senior Consultant

Mumbai VCF

Arvind Ramesh Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recommended for IPO, Fund Raising, Insurance and General Board Advisory by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – SBI Life Insurance Company IPO

Ashish Pareek Partner

Delhi VCF

Ashwath Rau Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2017 – 2019)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017 – 2019)
  •  ‘Highly Regarded’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2019)
  •  Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Investment Funds by Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
  •  Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A and Governance (2018 – 2019), Corporate (2019) and for Private Equity (2019) by the International Who’s Who Legal

 

  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2016-2017)
  • Recommended for M&A by the RSG India Report, 2017
  • Recognised as ‘Top Legal Practitioner’ in India for M&A by Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide 2018
  • Top 3 Law Firm Partners for General Corporate / M&A by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings 2018
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A (2016, 2018 & 2019) and Private Equity by Asialaw Profiles (2016)
  • Recipient of ’40 under Forty’ by the Economic Times (2016)
  • Recipient of ’40 under 40 lawyers in Asia (ex-China)’ by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) (2016)

Atreya Bhattacharya Partner

Mumbai VCF

Bahram Vakil Founding Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Band 1 (2011 to 2017) and Eminent Practitioner (2018 & 2019) for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global
  • Band 1 (2012 to 2017) and Eminent Practitioner (2018 & 2019) for Banking & Finance and Highly Recommended for Corporate/M&A (2012 to 2015) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Highly Regarded (2018 & 2019) and Leading Lawyer (2016) for Banking, Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure; and Leading Lawyer for Financial & Corporate (2011 to 2015) by IFLR1000
  • Market Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Profiles (2016 to 2019)
  • Featured on the IBLJ A-List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers (2016 to 2018)
  • Recommended by the International Who’s Who Legal as a Leading Practitioner for Banking (2019), Corporate (2019), Government Contracts (2019), Project Finance (2013-2016), and Governance (2018 – 2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year – India’ by Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019
  • Recommended for Infrastructure, Banking, Finance & Project Finance by RSG India Report, 2017. Clients have regarded Bahram as ‘one of the best in his fields’. He has been instrumental in the creation of India’s legislative changes in bankruptcy law, as a member of the bankruptcy law reform committee.
  • Recognised as ‘Top Legal Practitioner’ in India for Project Finance by Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (2018)
  • Leading Individual for Banking & Finance; and Projects & Energy by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2012 to 2018)
  • Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A – Asia Law Leading Lawyers (2014 to 2016)
  • Appointed as a key member of the Dr T K Viswanathan Committee on Bankruptcy Law Reforms (BLRC) constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.  The BLRC drafted the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015
  • Appointed as a key member of the Task Force on the Development of Secondary Market for Corporate Loans
  • U.K. Sinha Committee – Working Group on Foreign Investment in India
  • Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Committee (FSLRC) – SEBI Advisory Group
  • SEBI Sub – Group on Regulatory Guidelines for Redeemable Non – Convertible Preference shares

Bharat Apte Partner

Delhi VCF

Bhavi Sanghvi Partner

Mumbai VCF

Practice Areas

  • Knowledge Management

Awards

  • Recommended for Negotiating Contracts by the RSG India Report (2017)

Bhuvana Veeraragavan Partner

Bangalore VCF

Daksh Trivedi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as Notable Practitioner for M&A, Private equity funds and Private Equity by IFLR1000 –  2019
  • Recommended by the RSG India Report (2015)
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Future Group’s acquisition of Bharti Retail
  • Advised on some of the largest open offers in India –
    – GSK Consumer Healthcare Limited
    – GSK Pharmaceuticals Limited

Darshika Kothari Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2015 – 2019)
  • Ranked for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015 – 2019)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2018 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2016) for M&A by IFLR1000
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Silgan Holdings and affiliates’ acquisition of WestRock’s dispensing system business
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for M&A by Legal Media Group’s B.R.I.C. Expert Guide (2013)

Deepak Chopra Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ (2019) and ‘Recognised Practitioner’ (2018) for Tax by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Top 3 Law Firm Partners for Tax by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings 2018

Dhirajkumar Totala Partner

Mumbai VCF

Dhruv Singhal Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A (2019) and for Financial & Corporate Laws (2018) by IFLR1000
  • Recommended for Corporate Law by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Listed as one of ‘The Lawyers who have received the most unsolicited positive comments from clients and international firms’ by the RSG India Report (2013)

Divya Mundra Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000, 2016 & 2019
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Silgan Holdings and affiliates’ acquisition of WestRock’s dispensing system business

Dushyant Bagga Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  •  Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Bharti Airtel’s acquisition of Tikona Digital
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Snapdeal’s acquisition of Freecharge
    – Equity investment in Mobikwik

G Padmanabhan Sr. Consultant

Mumbai VCF

Gautam Saha Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Banking & Finance by Chambers  Global (2015 – 2019)
  • Ranked for Banking & Finance, and Corporate/M&A (2015 – 2019), for TMT (2015 – 2017) and for Private Equity (2017 – 2019) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • ‘Highly Regarded’(2018 – 2019) and recognized as ‘Leading Lawyer’(2016) for Banking by IFLR 1000
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate and M&A (2019), for Banking & Finance and IT, Telco & Media (2014-2016 & 2018) by Asialaw Leading Lawyers.
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A (2018) and for Corporate (2019) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recommended for M&A by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Bharti Airtel’s acquisition of Tikona Digital
    – Airtel sells part stake in Bharti Infratel to KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board investment
    – Fund raising by education start-up Byju

Gautam Varma Partner

Delhi VCF

Hardeep Sachdeva Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Real Estate by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2016 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2016) for M&A by IFLR1000
  • Recognised as a ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Real Estate (2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019) by the International Who’s Who Legal

Harsh Maggon Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR1000, 2018 – 2019.

Heena Singh Partner

Delhi VCF

Hemangini Dadwal Partner

Delhi VCF

Hufriz Wadia Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as a ‘Mentor’: The ‘She Leads’ 2017 campaign conducted by the British Deputy High Commission of India: 2017
  • Appointed Convenor, Policy and Advocacy, Tamil Nadu by Confederation of Indian Industry’s Indian Women Network: 2017-2018.

Jaishree Tolani Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as Notable Practitioner for Banking & Finance, M&A, PE  by IFLR1000 – 2018, 2019

Jasmin Karkhanis Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Kamal Shankar Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Kashish Bhatia Partner

Mumbai VCF

Kunal Kumbhat Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2019)
  • Pro Bono Lawyer Award by A4ID – 2011

Lionel D’Almeida Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Rising Star’ for Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitisation by IFLR1000, 2016, 2018 & 2019.
  • Recommended for Capital Markets by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) IPO
    – Initial public offering by Central Depository Services Ltd.
    – SBI Life Insurance Company IPO
    – New India Assurance IPO
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Jaguar Land Rover bond offering and Tata Motors Global rights issue
    – Infosys Founders divestment of stake
    – HDFC Bank’s QIP & ADR
    – VRL Logistics IPO

Madhurima Mukherjee Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2009, 2013, 2016 – 2019)
  • Ranked for Capital Markets by Chambers Global (2016 – 2019)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2016 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2011) for Capital Markets by IFLR1000
  • Recognised as ‘Top Legal Practitioner’ in India for Capital Markets by Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide 2018
  • Recommended for IPO by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) IPO
    – Initial public offering by Central Depository Services Ltd.
    – SBI Life Insurance Company IPO
    – New India Assurance IPO
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – GMR’s bond issuance to Kuwait Investment Authority
    – Varun Beverages’ IPO
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by the International Who’s Who of Professionals (2012)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by the Asialaw Leading Lawyer (2012)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw – India Annual Review (2011)
  • Listed as ‘Hot 100 Lawyers’ by Asian Legal Business (2011)
  • Voted as the ‘Most highly-acclaimed legal expert in the Asia-Pacific region’ for Capital Markets and Corporate Finance by Asialaw Leading Lawyers survey (2008-2009)

Medha Marathe Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR 1000, 2019

Monika Bhonsale Partner

Mumbai VCF

Practice Areas

Nandan Pendsey Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked as a leading TM professional under Individuals: Enforcement & Litigation table and Prosecution & Strategy table by WTR 1000 (2019)

Nandita Govind Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and PE by IFLR1000 – 2019

Nanditha Gopal Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  •  Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Elara Technologies’ acquisition of Locon Solutions
  •  Recommended for Corporate by the RSG India Report (2017)
  •  Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Infosys acquires Panaya and Kallidus
    – Twitter acquisition of Zipdial
    – Snapdeal’s I series funding

Niladri Maulik Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as Notable Practitioner for Banking & Finance, M&A by IFLR1000 2019
  • Recommended for Corporate Law by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – Demerger of Max India Limited

Nilang Desai Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2017, China Business Law Journal-
    – Financing of Minsheng’s Airbus Aircraft Purchase
  • ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Shipping by the RSG India Report (2015)

Nilanjana Singh Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2019).

Niyatha Srinivasa Counsel

Bangalore VCF

Nohid Nooreyezdan Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • “Recognised Practitioner” for Employment by Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Pallabi Ghosal Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as one of the ‘Top 40 under 40’ Alternative Investment Professionals in India by the Association of International Wealth Management of India and Indian Association of Alternative Investment Funds
  • Recognized as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Private equity funds and Private equity by IFLR1000, 2019.

Pallavi Meena Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – GMR’s bond issuance to Kuwait Investment Authority
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Investment in Mobikwik
    – InterGlobe Aviation IPO

Pallavi Satpute Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Percis Anklesaria Partner

Pune VCF

Piyush Mishra Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking, Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Project finance (2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Energy & Infrastructure (2014) by IFLR1000.

Prashanth Sabeshan Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Projects and Finance (2018), for Banking & Finance (2017 – 2018) and Ranked for Project and Finance (2015) by Chambers Asia-Pacific.
  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance (2017 – 2018) and Ranked for Projects and Finance (2015) by Chambers Global.
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2018 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2016) for Banking, Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance by IFLR1000
  • Recognised for Project Finance by International Who’s Who Legal (2015 & 2019)

Prerak Ved Partner

Mumbai VCF

Priyamvada Shenoy Partner

Delhi VCF

Rachit Bahl Partner

Delhi VCF

Rahul Rai Of Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IFLR1000, 2019
  • Recognised as ‘World’s Leading Competition Future Leaders’ (2018) and as a ‘Leading Practitioner’ (2019) for Competition by International Who’s Who Legal
  • Featured by the Global Competition Review (2018)
  • Winner of a 2019 International Advisory Experts Award in Competition Law in India
  • Recognised as ‘Rising Star’ in Competition and antitrust by Expert Guides (2018)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – GTL Infrastructure restructuring

Rajendra Barot Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration) by Chambers Global (2015 – 2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration) by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015 – 2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Dispute Resolution (2016, 2018 & 2019) and Litigation (2016 & 2018); as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Dispute Resolution (2014 & 2015) by Asialaw Profiles

Raman Sharma Partner

Delhi VCF

Ravi Bhasin Partner

Delhi VCF

Ravi Prakash Partner

Delhi VCF

Richa Choudhary Partner

Pune VCF

Rinki Ganguli Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Canadian pension fund, CDPQ, Kuwait Investment Authority and SGRF, Oman, set up an investment platform with Tata Power and ICICI Venture for thermal and hydro power investments
    – Investment by Kedaara Capital, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board and Soros Fund Management in Spandana Spoorthy Financial, a microfinance company, which involved a complex debt restructuring process

Rohan Bagai Partner

Delhi VCF

Rohit Bajaj Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Roopali Singh Partner

Delhi VCF

Roxanne Anderson Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2019)
  • Top 3 Upcoming Law Firm Partners for Banking & Finance by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance by Legal500 (2016)

Rushabh Maniar Partner

Mumbai VCF

Sachin Mehta Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognized as Rising Star for M&A by IFLR1000 – 2019
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Airtel sells part stake in Bharti Infratel to KKR and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board investment
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Future Group’s acquisition of Bharti Retail

Sai Krishna Bharathan Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Private Equity (2018 – 2019) and for Real Estate (2015 – 2019) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Industry: Real Estate and for Practice Areas: Real estate acquisitions and Investment funds by IFLR1000 (2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity (2016 – 2019)  and for Construction & Real Estate and Project & Infrastructure (2014 – 2019) by Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Private Funds by International Who’s Who Legal (2016, 2018 & 2019)
  • Deals of the Year (2017) IBLJ –
    – Arpwood Partners’ acquisition of Karvy’s small business loans
    – Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec, Kuwait Investment Authority and State General Reserve Fund of Oman, set up an investment platform with Tata Power and ICICI Venture
  • Recommended for Infrastructure, Investments, Corporate/M&A (2015), for Private Equity (2015 & 2017) and for Negotiations (2017) by the RSG India Report.
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – StanChart PE, IFC and ADB’s funding of a Shapoorji Pallonji housing project
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – CPPIB – Shapoorji Pallonji JV acquires Chennai IT park.
    – Blackstone acquires 247 Park

Samir Gandhi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ (2017 & 2018) and ‘Band 1’ (2015, 2016 & 2019) for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Global
  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ (2017 & 2018) and ‘Band 1’ (2015, 2016 & 2019) for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Competition & Antitrust by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2016-2019)
  • Recognised as a ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Competition & Antitrust by International Who’s Who Legal (2010–2019)
  • Top 3 Law Firm Partners for Competition by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings 2018
  • Recognised as ‘Future Leaders – Competition Lawyers’ by International Who’s Who Legal (2017)
  • Recognised as ‘Expert Lawyer – India’ by Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition & Antitrust Lawyers (2017)

Shameek Chaudhuri Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2018 – 2019) and recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2015 – 2016) for Banking by IFLR 1000
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2013 – 2016, 2018 & 2019)
  • Recognised as a ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Structured Finance – Capital Markets (2018) and for Capital Markets (2019) by Who’s Who Legal
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec, Kuwait Investment Authority and State General Reserve Fund of Oman, set up an investment platform with Tata Power and ICICI Venture
  • Ranked as ‘Tier 1’ for Corporate/M&A (2015), as ‘Tier 1’ for Projects and Energy (2015), recognised as ‘Noteworthy Practitioner’ for Capital Markers (2016), and ‘Highly Recommended’ for Corporate/M&A (2016) by Legal 500.
  • Ranked for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2015).

Shivani Kabra Partner

Mumbai VCF

Shreya Rao Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ and ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Private Wealth Law by the Chambers HNW Survey (2016-19)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ and ranked for Tax by the Chambers Asia-Pacific Survey (2015-19)
  • Recommended by the RSG India Report (2015)
  • IBA Taxation Section scholar (2007)

Shriram Shah Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Siddharth Khanna Partner

Delhi VCF

Sonali Mathur Partner

Mumbai VCF

Practice Areas

Awards

  • Appointed to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre – Young SIAC Committee (2019)

Soumit Nikhra Practice Head - Compliance & Investigation Practice

Mumbai VCF

Srinath Dasari Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Ranked for Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018-2019)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Capital Markets: Equity and Private Equity (2018 – 2019),  for M&A (2019) and ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity and Capital Markets (2016) by IFLR1000
  • Recognised as one of “The Economic Times 40 Under 40 – India’s hottest business leaders 2018”
  • Recognised as ‘Key Practitioner’ for Technology, Media and Telecoms by Legal500 (2017)
  •  Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Elara Technologies’ acquisition of Locon Solutions
  •  Recommended for Corporate by the RSG India Report (2017)

Suharsh Sinha Partner

Mumbai VCF

Sumit Ghoshal Partner

Delhi VCF

Sunil Agarwal Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Delhi International Airport’s High Yield Issuance

Sunila Awasthi Partner

Delhi VCF

Suresh Varanasi Partner

Delhi VCF

Swati Chauhan Partner

Delhi VCF

Vaidhyanadhan Iyer Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2016-2019)
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – Hitachi-Johnson Controls joint venture
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Snapdeal’s I series funding

Varoon Chandra Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015 – 2019)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Global (2018 – 2019)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ (2017 – 2019) and ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2015 – 2016) for Capital Markets (Debt and Equity) by IFLR1000
  • Recognised as a ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Debt and Equity by Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets (2015 – 2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014-2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Top Legal Practitioner’ in India for Capital Markets by Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide 2018
  • Top 3 Upcoming Law Firm Partners for Capital Markets by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings 2018
  • Recommended for IPO, Fund Raising, Insurance & General Board Advisory by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) IPO
    – Initial public offering by Central Depository Services Ltd.
    – SBI Life Insurance Company IPO
  • Recognised for Capital Markets by Legal500 (2015)

Varun Lamba Partner

Delhi VCF

Vijayendra Pratap Singh Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Dispute Resolution by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017 – 2019)
  • Awarded ‘Disputes Star of the Year, India’ by Asialaw Asia-Pacific Disputes Resolution Awards (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Top 100’ in the Global Arbitration Review, 6th edition (2013)
  • Recognised as ‘Disputes Star of the Year’ by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2013)

Vinati Kastia Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by ILFR1000 (2018-2019)
  • Featured on the ‘India Incs Rising Women Leaders’ List by Spencer Stuart (2015)
  • Recommended by the RSG India Report (2015)
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Future Group’s acquisition of Bharti Retail
  • Selected to be part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network – Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship – VI

Vinay Butani Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Vivaik Sharma Partner

Mumbai VCF

Vivek Bajaj Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity- IFLR1000, 2019.

Zia Mody Founding Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ for Corporate/M&A (2012 – 2019); ‘Band 1’ for Private Equity (2012 – 2015); and ‘Band 1’ for Banking & Finance (2015) by Chambers Global
  • Recognised as ‘Senior Statesman’ (2017) and ‘Star Individual’ (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) for Corporate / M&A; and ‘Band 1’ (2015 & 2017), ‘Star Individual’ (2016) and ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2018 & 2019) for Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Received Special Jury Recognition as Leader of the Year at the News Corp VCCircle Awards (2019)
  • Recognized as a ‘Market Leader’ (2018 – 2019) and ‘Leading Lawyer (2015 – 2017) for M&A by IFLR1000
  • Recognized as one of the 300 leading female transactional experts by IFLR1000 Women Leaders (2018 – 2019)
  • Recognised as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A (2016, 2018 & 2019); ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A, General Corporate Practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (2012 – 2015); and ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity (2014 – 2015) by Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds (2013 – 2015, 2016 & 2018), and Capital Markets (2013 – 2015) by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘World’s Leading Practitioner’ for Arbitration (2012 – 2019); Litigation (2016 – 2019); M&A (2008-2019); Corporate Governance (2012 – 2019); Private Funds (2008-2016); Competition (2017); Franchise (2015-2017); Project Finance (2017 & 2019); and Technology, Media and Telecoms (India Specialist) (2016) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recognised as ‘Top Legal Practitioner’ in India for M&A and Private Equity by Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (2018)
  • Top 3 Law Firm Partners for General Corporate / M&A by Vahura Best Law Firms to Work Rankings (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Corporate Lawyer of the year’ in India by InterContinental Finance & Law Global Awards (2018)
  • Recognised as BW Most Influential Woman of India 2019 by BW Businessworld
  • Recommended for M&A, Securities Law, Private Equity and Project Finance by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Recognised as a ‘Top 13 Female Acritas Star’ globally by Acritas Star (2018)
  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2016 & 2017)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for M&A in Legal Media Group’s (2014) and recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ (2018) by Women in Business Law Expert Guide.
  • Awarded ‘Professional of the Year – 2017’ at the inaugural UK India Awards
  • Awarded ‘India Managing Partner of the Year – 2016’ by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters)
  • Regarded as ‘The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India (2016)’ by Fortune India
  • Winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award by Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards (2015)
  • Recommended as ‘Outstanding Business Professional in India’ by the International Who’s Who of Professionals (2014)
  • Recommended by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2013)
  • Winner of ‘Legal Icon of the Year (2018 – 2019),’ ‘Corporate Lawyer of the Year (2014),’ ‘Legal Icon of the Decade (2013)’ and ‘Best M&A Lawyer of the Year (2012)’ at the Legal Era Awards
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