Gautam Saha

Senior Partner

The aim is always to build trusted advisor relationships with clients, which goes beyond just advising on discreet legal or transactional issues. It has also been a gratifying experience to be part of the process of building a team of fantastic lawyers and see them evolve from young professionals into leaders in their own right.

Gautam Saha elicits widespread praise from market observers, who praise his knowledge in this space and recognise his handling of an impressive portfolio. An impressed commentator says that “his approach is simplifying complexity,” adding that “he is very solution-oriented and focused.

Chambers & Partners Global (2021)

Gautam Saha has 18 years of experience and has practiced law in India and Europe. He advises multinationals, financial institutions and PE funds across sectors, including telecom, information technology, financial services and renewable energy. Gautam has advised on a wide range of transactions, including PE investments, acquisitions, exits, cross–border debt and equity financing, JVs and the restructuring of businesses.  According to Chambers & Partners, Gautam draws high praise from peers, who consider him a “very smart,” “brilliant lawyer,” who stands out for being “hard working.”  Gautam holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from Queens College, University of Oxford and is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales.

DIRECTORSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Board of Advisors, Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) (2012 – Present)

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

RECENT RECOGNITION

2022

2021

2020

2019

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

Chambers & Partners Global

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Investment Funds, Projects/Infra & Energy and TMT

Legal Era

• Named a Leading Lawyer Champion for Corporate / M&A and Private Equity
• Named a Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance

Asialaw Profiles

‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate and M&A, Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

Chambers & Partners Global

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

• Named among Asia’s Best Lawyers
• ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Investment Funds, Projects/Infra & Energy and TMT

Who’s Who Legal

‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ for M&A

Asialaw Profiles

‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Ranked for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and TMT

Chambers & Partners Global

Ranked for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000

• Named among Asia’s Best Lawyers
• ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Projects & Energy

Who’s Who Legal

‘Thought Leader’ for M&A and Governance

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Ranked for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and TMT

Chambers & Partners Global

Ranked for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000

‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance

Legally India

Rank No. 4 in the ‘Top 100 Corporate Dealmakers of the Year’ List

RSG India Report

Recommended for M&A

Who’s Who Legal

‘Leading Practitioner’ for Corporate

RECENT RECOGNITION

Asialaw Profiles

‘Elite Practitioner’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

Chambers & Partners Global

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Investment Funds, Projects/Infra & Energy and TMT

Legal Era

• Named a Leading Lawyer Champion for Corporate / M&A and Private Equity
• Named a Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance

Asialaw Profiles

‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate and M&A, Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

Chambers & Partners Global

• ‘Band 1’ for Corporate/M&A
• Ranked for Banking & Finance

IFLR1000

• Named among Asia’s Best Lawyers
• ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

India Business Law Journal

Featured in ‘A–List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers’

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity & Investment Funds, Projects/Infra & Energy and TMT

Who’s Who Legal

‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ for M&A

Asialaw Profiles

‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Ranked for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and TMT

Chambers & Partners Global

Ranked for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000

• Named among Asia’s Best Lawyers
• ‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

• A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance
• Recommended for Projects & Energy

Who’s Who Legal

‘Thought Leader’ for M&A and Governance

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific

Ranked for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and TMT

Chambers & Partners Global

Ranked for Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A

IFLR1000

‘Highly Regarded’ for Banking and Technology & Communications

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

A ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking & Finance

Legally India

Rank No. 4 in the ‘Top 100 Corporate Dealmakers of the Year’ List

RSG India Report

Recommended for M&A

Who’s Who Legal

‘Leading Practitioner’ for Corporate