Abhinav Ashwin Partner

Delhi VCF

Abhishek Awasthi Partner

Delhi VCF

Abhishek Shinde Partner

Gurgaon 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 and 2018)
  • 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

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A and Tax by Legal500 Asia Pacific (2011-2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Tax by Asialaw Profiles Leading Lawyers (2016 and 2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ by the International Who’s Who Legal for M&A and Governance (2016–2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Senior Statesman’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2016 and 2017) and ‘Star Individual’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2012-2013 and 2015)
  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2015 and 2017)
  • Recommended for Litigation, Tax advisory and transactional advice by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ and ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Tax by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Eminent Practitioner’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A (2011-2013 and 2016); for Private Equity (2016) and for Tax (2013) by IFLR1000
  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ for Corporate/M&A (2011-2015) and ‘Highly Recommended’ for Private Equity and Tax (2011-2015) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A and ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Private Equity and Tax by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2011-2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Tax (2011 to 2015); and for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (2013-2015) by Asialaw Profiles
  • Recognised for Corporate Governance and M&A in International Who’s Who Legal (2013-2015)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for Tax by Legal Media Group’s Tax Expert Guide (2014)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2011-2013)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2011-2013)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for Tax and M&A by Legal Media Group’s B.R.I.C. Expert Guide (2013)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for M&A by Legal Media Group’s Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (2013)

Akansha Aggarwal Partner

Delhi VCF

Practice Areas

Akhilesh Kumar Rai Partner

Gurgaon VCF

Practice Areas

Alka Nalavadi Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Birla’s acquisition of Lafarge Holcim cement units

Allwyn Noronha Partner

Delhi VCF

Ambarish Mohanty Counsel

Delhi VCF

Ami Parikh Partner

Mumbai VCF

Amrita Patnaik Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

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

Anand Shah Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  •  ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and M&A by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking and M&A by IFLR1000 (2016)

Ananya Sharma Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

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

Anil Kasturi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2013, 2015-2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2016-2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Asialaw (2013, 2017-2018)
  • Recommended for M&A by International Who’s Who Legal (2016-2017)
  • 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

Anoj Menon Partner

Mumbai VCF

Anu Tiwari Partner

Mumbai VCF

Aprajita Rana Partner

Delhi 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

Ashwath Rau Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

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

 

  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2016-2017)
  • Recommended for M&A by the RSG India Report, 2017
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Asialaw Profiles (2016)
  • Recipient of ’40 under Forty’ by the Economic Times (2016)
  • Recipient of ‘Young Achiever’s Award (under 40 years)’ at the Legal Era Awards (2015)

Ashwin Ramanathan Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance, and Aviation by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2015 – 2018)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance by Asialaw Profiles (2016 & 2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance, and Aviation by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance, and Aviation by The Legal500 (2017)
  • Recommended for Negotiation by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Regarded as ‘Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer of the Year – India’ by Finance Monthly Global Award (2017)
  • Recipient of ’40 Under Forty Award’ by the Economic Times (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Spandana Spoorthy Financials raises Funds from a consortium of investors
  • Deals of the Year 2017, China Business Law Journal –
    – Financing of Minsheng’s Airbus Aircraft Purchase
  • Recognised as ‘Rising Star’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for M&A by International Who’s Who Legal (2013)

Bahram Vakil Founding Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2018), ranked as ‘Band 1’ (2012 – 2017) for Banking & Finance and ‘Highly Recommended’ for Corporate/M&A (2012 – 2015) by Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking, Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance and Projects & Energy by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2012 – 2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Project Finance (2013-2016) and for Governance (2018) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global (2011 – 2017)
  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2016 & 2017)
  • Recognised as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Profiles (2016–2017)
  • Recommended for Infrastructure, Banking, Finance & Project Finance by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking, Project Finance, Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR1000 (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014–2016)
  • Recommended for Project Finance by International Who’s Who Legal (2013–2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking and Project Finance, Financial & Corporate and Energy & Infrastructure Guide by IFLR1000 (2011-2015)
  • 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 to draft the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015
  • Member of the U. K. Sinha Committee – Working Group on Foreign Investment in India
  • Member of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Committee (FSLRC) – SEBI Advisory Group
  • Member of the SEBI Sub – Group on Regulatory Guidelines for Redeemable Non – Convertible Preference shares

Bharat Apte Counsel

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

Chetan Nagendra Partner

Bangalore VCF

Daksh Trivedi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • 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

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015 – 2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global (2015 – 2018)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for M&A by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A by IFLR1000 (2016)
  • 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

Dhruv Singhal Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Financial & Corporate Laws by the IFLR1000 (2018)
  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance and IT, Telco & Media by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014-2016 & 2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A by the International Who’s Who Legal (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance, Technology, Media, Telecoms & Corporate/M&A, Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2017)
  • 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
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Technology, Media, Telecoms and M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2016)
  • Featured for Banking & Finance, Technology, Media, Telecoms & Corporate/M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015)

Gautam Varma Partner

Delhi VCF

Hardeep Sachdeva Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Highly Regarded’ for M&A by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recommended for Real Estate by International Who’s Who Legal (2015-2016 & 2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A by IFLR1000 (2016)

Harsh Maggon Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2018).

Heena Singh Partner

Delhi VCF

Hufriz Wadia Counsel

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

Jasmin Karkhanis Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Kamal Shankar Partner

Delhi VCF

Kashish Bhatia Partner

Mumbai VCF

Kunal Kumbhat Counsel

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A by IFLR1000 (2018)

Lionel D’Almeida Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2016 & 2018)
  • 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

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2016 & 2018)
  • Recommended for IPO by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016 -2018) and by Chambers Global (2016 – 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
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia–Pacific (2013)
  • 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 IFLR1000 (2011)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw – India Annual Review (2011)
  • Listed as ‘Hot 100 Lawyers’ by Asian Legal Business (2011)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2009)
  • 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)

Monika Bhonsale Partner

Mumbai VCF

Practice Areas

Nandan Pendsey Partner

Mumbai VCF

Nandita Govind Partner

Delhi VCF

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

  • 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)

Niyatha Srinivasa Counsel

Bangalore VCF

Nohid Nooreyezdan Partner

Mumbai VCF

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

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

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Energy & Infrastructure by IFLR1000 (2014)

Prashanth Sabeshan Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Projects and Finance by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)
  •  Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2017-18)
  •  ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking, Energy &amp Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance by IFLR1000 (2018)
  •  Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking and Project Finance by IFLR1000 (2016)
  •  Ranked as ‘Band 4’ for Projects and Finance by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2015)
  •  Recognised for Project Finance by International Who’s Who Legal (2015)

Prerak Ved Partner

Mumbai VCF

Priyamvada Shenoy Partner

Delhi VCF

Rachit Bahl Partner

Delhi VCF

Rahul Rai Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘World’s Leading Competition Future Leaders’ for Competition by International Who’s Who Legal (2018)
  • Featured by the Global Competition Review (2018)
  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – GTL Infrastructure restructuring

Rajendra Barot Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

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

Raman Sharma Partner

Delhi VCF

Rashmi Chopra Counsel

Delhi VCF

Ravi Bhasin Partner

Delhi VCF

Ravi Prakash Partner

Delhi 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)
  •  Recognised as ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance by Legal500 (2016)

Rushabh Maniar Partner

Mumbai VCF

Sachin Mehta Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • 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

  • Featured as ‘Leading Individual’ for Real Estate by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015 – 2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity, Construction & Real Estate and Project & Infrastructure by Asialaw Profiles (2016 & 2018)
  • Recommended for Private Funds by International Who’s Who Legal (2016 & 2018)
  • 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 Private Equity & Negotiations by the RSG India Report (2017)
  • Deals of the Year 2016, IBLJ –
    – StanChart PE, IFC and ADB’s funding of a Shapoorji Pallonji housing project
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Construction, Real Estate & Project Finance by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014 – 2015)
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – CPPIB – Shapoorji Pallonji JV acquires Chennai IT park.
    – Blackstone acquires 247 Park
  • Recommended for Private Equity, Infrastructure, Investments, Corporate/M&A by the RSG India Report (2015)

Samir Gandhi Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia-Pacific & Chambers Global (2017–2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Competition & Antitrust by International Who’s Who Legal (2010–2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Competition & Antitrust by Asialaw Lawyers (2016 and 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)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Competition/Antitrust by Chambers Asia-Pacific & Chambers Global (2015–2016)

Shameek Chaudhuri Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw Profiles (2016 & 2018)
  • Recognised for Structured Finance by Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets (2018)
  • 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
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking by IFLR1000 (2015 – 2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Noteworthy Practitioner’ for Capital Markets by Legal500 (2016)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for Corporate/M&A by Legal500 (2016)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A by Legal500 (2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global (2015)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Projects and Energy by Legal500 (2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw (2013 – 2015)

Shreya Rao Partner

Bangalore VCF

Sonali Mathur Partner

Mumbai VCF

Soumit Nikhra 'Practice Head - Compliance & Investigation Practice

Mumbai VCF

Srinath Dasari Partner

Bangalore VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as one of “The Economic Times 40 Under 40 – India’s hottest business leaders 2018”
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Private Equity by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Private Equity and Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (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)
  •  Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Private Equity and Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2016)

Sugandha Asthana Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2017, IBLJ –
    – Arpwood Partners’ acquisition of Karvy’s small business loans
  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Shapoorji Pallonji JV acquires Chennai IT park
    – Blackstone acquires 247 Park

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

Vaidhyanadhan Iyer Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Profiles (2016-2018)
  • 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

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ and ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2016 – 2018)
  • ‘Highly Regarded’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2017 – 2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw Profiles (2016 & 2018)
  • Recognised for Debt and Equity by Who’s Who Legal: Capital Markets (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ and ranked as ‘Band 2’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Global (2017)
  • Recommended for Capital Markets – Debt and Equity by International Who’s Who Legal (2017)
  • 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 as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2016)
  • Recommended for Capital Markets by International Who’s Who Legal (2016)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Capital Markets by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2015)
  • Recognised for Capital Markets – Debt and Equity by International Who’s Who Legal (2015)
  • Recognised for Capital Markets by Legal500 (2015)
  • Recognised ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Capital Markets by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014 – 2015)

Varun Lamba Partner

Delhi VCF

Vijayendra Pratap Singh Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Dispute Resolution & Litigation by Asialaw Profiles Leading Lawyers (2017)
  • 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)
  • 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

Vivek Bajaj Partner

Bangalore VCF

Yashwant Mathur Partner

Delhi VCF

Awards

  • Deals of the Year 2015, IBLJ –
    – Delhi International Airport’s High Yield Issuance
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2013-2014)

Zia Mody Founding Partner

Mumbai VCF

Awards

  • Recognised as ‘Market Leader’ for M&A by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2018)
  • Recognized as “Leading Lawyer”, one of the 300 leading female transactional experts by IFLR1000 Women Leaders (2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2018)
  • 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)
  • Recognised as ‘Market Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A by Asialaw Profiles (2016 – 2018)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A (2008-2015), for Corporate Governance (2012-2015) and for M&A and Governance (2016-2018) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Selected as ‘one of the world’s pre-eminent commercial arbitration specialists’ by the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2012-2018)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A by IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide (2015 – 2017)
  • Featured in the ‘Top 100 Indian Lawyers’ list by IBLJ (2016 & 2017)
  • Awarded ‘Professional of the Year – 2017’ at the inaugural UK India Awards.
  • Selected as ‘one the International Who’s Who Legal’s – Thought Leaders, Arbitration’ (2017)
  • Recommended as ‘Leading Practitioner’ for Private Funds (2008-2016); Competition (2017); Franchise (2015-2017); Technology, Media and Telecoms (India Specialist) (2016); Project Finance (2017); and Litigation (2016-2017) by the International Who’s Who Legal
  • Recognised as ‘Star Individual’ for Corporate/M&A; and ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global (2012 – 2016)
  • Ranked as ‘Band 1’ for Private Equity by Chambers Global (2012 – 2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2016)
  • 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)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Individual’ for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Investment Funds by The Legal500 Asia-Pacific (2013 – 2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014 – 2015)
  • Recognised as ‘Leading Lawyer’ in India for M&A, General Corporate Practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance by Asialaw Profiles (2012 – 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)
  • ‘Highly Recommended’ for M&A in Legal Media Group’s Women in Business Law Expert Guide (2014)
  • Winner of ‘Corporate Lawyer of the Year – 2014,’ ‘Legal Icon of the Decade – 2013’ and ‘Best M&A Lawyer of the Year – 2012’ at the LegalEra Awards
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