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Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

Dominating India’s cross–border engagements and setting transaction benchmarks with unparalleled experience and expertise.


AZB’s client relationships are aimed at building long–term partnerships at an organisational level, often collaborating on industry initiatives and regulatory interactions. Reinforced and nurtured at every level, this helps us approach issues from each client’s unique perspective; the advice then is based on past interactions and experience, tailored to suit the client’s organisational culture and risk profile.

Any complex M&A transaction involves mutiple government and regulatory touch points, with industry or sector knowledge critical to identifying any hurdles/ issues. We regularly engage consultants with industry and regulatory experience, who work exclusively with us to evaluate structures and provide practical insights and guidance.

Our senior partners and lawyers have a breadth and depth of experience on deals relating to regulated sectors and public listed companies, as well as experience in handling contentious regulatory disputes. This know–how is the outcome of years of practice and AZB’s experience in the arena is unparalleled.

A culture of sharing knowledge before proffering advice ensures that the Firm’s deep expertise is made available to every client.

Work Highlights


Widely admired firm with an excellent market reputation, frequently active on the most high–profile transactions. Notable strength advising leading buyers, sellers and investors acting in areas such as telecommunications, asset management and energy. Handles a broad range of corporate issues including high–profile M&A, joint ventures and outbound investments. Also has a proven track record in distressed M&A. Strong record assisting with the formation and restructuring of companies, exchange control regulations, contract law and Takeover Code issues.

Chambers & Partners Asia–Pacific (2022) on our Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Team


We begin with understanding your objectives, analysing and evaluating the legal and regulatory framework, and conducting diligence to understand challenges in achieving these objectives. Our in–house forensic and investigation team offers background checks and public database searches, critical to identifying red flags for any potential target or acquirer. This service sets apart our M&A practice and is well appreciated by our clients.

Our lawyers with specialisation focus on the micro aspects, a lead execution lawyer evaluates and contextualises specialist advice to examine it from an overall deal context, with guidance from senior partners to provide clients coherent and practical advice.

Our practical approach to deal making aims for a seamless process through consensus building with the least friction between parties. Our aim is not to help you meet your objectives at any cost, but to employ creativity and experience for the best possible result given the limitations.

The level of expertise, focus and attention, coupled with a practical, solution–driven approach, keeps bringing back clients to AZB; sometimes even serving as part of institutional memory when decision makers change.