Aarti Joshi
Partner

Aarti specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate and commercial advisory. She has regularly advised domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, start-ups, governmental bodies and public sector undertakings on corporate matters.

She also has significant experience in advising on a number of capital market transactions.

E: aarti.joshi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487103

Abhilash Pillai
Partner

Abhilash has experience in advising real estate funds, multi-national companies, lenders, borrowers, retailers, institutional and non-institutional real estate investors, developers and operators in a broad range of business arena in aspects of investments, creation of security, sale and purchase, mortgage, loans, license, construction, services, agency & franchise, litigation and arbitration related to real properties.

Abhilash has been recognized in 2014 by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific India Guide to Law Firms.

E: abhilash.pillai@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599684685

Abhinav Kumar
Partner

Abhinav has over 9 years of experience and focuses on a variety of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, rights issues, QIPs and preferential issues.

E: abhinav.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820912648

Aditya Mehta
Partner

Aditya has experience across a wide range of disputes both of a general commercial nature as well as public and regulatory disputes. Such experience spans numerous sectors including financial regulation, sports, local government, planning and environment and public sector projects. He also regularly appears before Courts, Tribunals and Regulatory Authorities.

E: aditya.mehta@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820313945

Ajay Sawhney
Partner

Ajay focuses on projects and financing advising various business groups on their construction and development side of domestic and international projects, and has advised banks and financial institutions on lending in airport, road, power generation and other infrastructure projects throughout Asia Pacific region.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017 has recognized him as a ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Projects, Infrastructure & Energy

E: ajay.sawhney@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599280461

Akshay Jeet Bhat
Partner

Akshay has advised on a number of foreign and domestic private equity investments, joint ventures, strategic investments and acquisitions, having represented investors/acquirers and the target companies, both listed and unlisted.

Akshay’s transactional experience spans a wide range of sectors, such as e-commerce, technology enabled services, financial services, construction-development and healthcare.

E: akshay.bhat@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9740015344

Alice George
Partner

Alice has significant experience in the areas of projects, infrastructure financing, outbound acquisitions and equity investments in the infrastructure space. Alice has represented private sector developers and private equity investors in various transactions and projects across sectors such as roads, ports and telecom.

Alice has been featured and listed in the ‘Who’s Who Legal: Project Finance’ for the year 2014 and 2015.

E: alice.george@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833818016

Amey Pathak
Partner

Amey specialises in infrastructure projects, projects and banking & financing. He routinely advises key Indian financial institutions, multinational banks and multilateral lending agencies with respect to financing of various infrastructure projects in the airport, power, telecom, oil & gas and road sectors in India.

Amey has been recognized as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking and M&A by IFLR1000, 2016.

E: amey.pathak@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820008525

Amita Choudary Katragadda
Partner

Amita has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities laws, and has led several complex and path breaking commercial transactions. She has a nuanced understanding of governance issues from a business and legal perspective and has undertaken training for directors of several listed companies. She has advised on significant constitutional and commercial matters in the 2G cases.

She is a lawyer qualified to practice in India and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

E: amita.katragadda@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599684703

Anand Jayachandran
Partner

Anand specialises in public market mergers and acquisitions, block trades, foreign investment and corporate restructuring. He has advised several reputed Indian and international companies in relation to complex acquisition and restructuring transactions and advised on some of the largest block deals in the Indian securities market.

He also has considerable experience in advising on transactions involving on-market exits by private equity investors from their investments in India.

E: anand.jayachandran@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9845177881

Anchal Dhir
Partner

Anchal focuses on public merger and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. She advises on takeovers, delistings and private equity investments in listed companies on both the buy side and the sell side. She has worked on a number of complex acquisitions and restructuring transactions.

Anchal has also advised on a number of some path-breaking capital markets transactions (both domestic and foreign).

E: anchal.dhir@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833813252

Ankoosh Mehta
Partner

Ankoosh focus is on dispute resolution, including arbitration, and corporate and commercial litigation. He works closely on arbitrations, commercial/corporate disputes, real estate and private client practice related litigation including succession and trust law disputes.

He also works on the white collar crime area of the practice and has been involved in arbitrations, under ad hoc and institutional rules, seated in India and abroad.

E: ankoosh.mehta@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167258182

Anshuman Sakle
Partner

Anshuman advises on issues related to market practice as well as market structure, including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartel enforcement and compliance aspects related to the enforcement provisions of the Competition Act, 2002 and conducted mock ‘dawn raids’ and competition audits.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017 has recognized him for Competition & Antitrust-India.

E: anshuman.sakle@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833818023

Anuradha Mukherjee
Partner

Anuradha has extensive experience of more than 20 years in litigation. She advises domestic and international clients in strategizing and undertaking variety of civil, commercial and corporate litigations and arbitrations. She has been actively engaged in wide range of commercial and infrastructure arbitrations.

Anuradha is actively involved in litigation in the High Court of Delhi, the Trial Courts, the Company Law Board, the Competition Commission, the Debt Recovery Tribunal, the State and National Consumer Forums and the Supreme Court of India.

E: anuradha.mukherjee@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487114

Arun Prabhu
Partner

Arun is part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) group and has special expertise in advising clients in the electronics, information technology enabled services, outsourcing and information technology sectors. He was also a member of the Government of India’s working group on the legal enablement of information and communication technology systems.

Arun was described as a “very effective and highly knowledgeable” lawyer by Chambers and Partners in 2011.

E: arun.prabhu@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9940004080

Ashish Jain
Partner

Ashish has over eleven years of experience in the Real Estate Sector. His areas of work within the sector extend to conveyancing, development of mixed used projects, redevelopment projects, warehouse and logistics, retail and hospitality. In addition to the above, he also advises on real estate aspects of corporate and financing transactions in sectors such as construction and development, special economic zones, power, cement, and many more.

E: ashish.jain@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833818013

Ashwin Sapra
Partner

Ashwin is a specialist in the areas of intellectual property, pharmaceutical/ medical device regulatory and compliance affairs. He brings extensive domestic and international experience which spans a period of 15 years.

E: ashwin.sapra@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487111

Asim Abbas
Partner

Asim has over 22 years of diverse experience in telecommunication sector including as policy maker in Department of Telecommunication (DoT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India. Asim was also involved in important policy formulation like the terms and conditions of various license agreement, interconnection agreement, etc. and interaction with the Telecom Regulator (TRAI) on important policy matters.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017 has ranked him as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Technology, Media & Telecom.

E: asim.abbas@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9821287051

Atman Desai
Partner

Atman is part of project and project finance practice of the firm. He advises on transactions and regulatory aspects involving infrastructure and public private partnership projects, debt finance, acquisitions and joint ventures across various infrastructure verticals.

E: atman.desai@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8879113328

Avinash Umapathy
Partner

Avinash has over 15 years of specialist experience in the areas of banking & finance, financial regulatory, project finance and debt capital markets. He advises wide range of banks and financial institutions, multi-lateral agencies, governmental agencies and state owned enterprises and leading companies and funds, both in India and abroad.

Avinash has considerable experience in and has advised on several matters relating to stressed asset management and debt restructuring.

E: avinash.umapathy@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9741399325

Bharat Budholia
Partner

Bharat advises on the full range of competition law matters, including cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance, merger control and competition audit and compliance. He has been involved in several merger notifications and has also successfully represented several domestic and international clients before the Office of Director General, the CCI and the Competition Appellate Tribunal in relation to alleged anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance investigations.

E: bharat.budholia@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167073778

Biswajeet Dubey
Partner

Bishwajit is involved in advisory work and as well as focuses on disputes and arbitrations in relation to Product Liability, Infrastructure projects, Corporate Commercial, Contractual, Bank Guarantee, Telecom, Automobile sector, Intellectual Property and also some criminal law matters including anti corruption laws. He regularly appears before various fora like the Company Law Board, CESTAT, BIFR, AAIFR, various District Courts, Delhi High Court and the Apex Court

E: biswajeet.dubey@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487156

Dhananjay Kumar
Partner

Dhananjay specialises in project and project finance and focuses mainly on oil & gas, telecom and port sectors. He advises both lenders and developers in the infrastructure sector and has acted for many key players in this space.

Dhananjay is also an integral part of the bankruptcy practice of the firm.

E: dhananjay.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833818020

Faraz Alam Sagar
Partner

Faraz has significant experience in the areas of commercial litigation and investment dispute arbitrations. He regularly advises multinational corporations and financial institutions in a wide range of contentious disputes including investigations, litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings in India. He has considerable expertise in telecom disputes and has notably advised one of the world’s largest telecom companies in the contentious Winding up of its JV company and in the 2G Scam criminal cases.

Faraz also has considerable expertise in white-collar, forensic and corporate espionage investigations. He has advised a number of foreign investors and financial institutions on Money laundering, FCPA and serious fraud investigations.

E: faraz.sagar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167980459

Gaurav Gupte
Partner

Gaurav focuses on public offerings of securities, including, initial and follow-on public offers, rights issues, institutional placements, bond and depository receipt offerings and restructuring and buybacks of bonds. Gaurav regularly conducts lectures Public Issues of Securities at the Government Law College, Mumbai.

IFLR1000, 2016 has mentioned Gaurav as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking and Capital Markets-Structured Finance and securitisation and M&A.

E: gaurav.gupte@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833403359

Gaurav Singhi
Partner

Gaurav is part of the general corporate practice specializing in private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and venture capital investments. He has advised on a number of foreign and domestic private equity investments, joint ventures, strategic investments and acquisitions, having represented investors/acquirers and the target companies mostly in the unlisted space.

Gaurav’s transactional experience spans a wide range of sectors, such as e-commerce, financial services, construction-development and healthcare. He has represented several funds on their investments in and exits from Indian companies, involving advice on transaction structuring and Indian securities & foreign exchange management regulations.

He has also advised Indian business houses on various aspects such as capital raising and group reorganization, and represented start-ups on fund raising and acquisition transactions.

E: gaurav.singhi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167980450

Gautam Gandotra
Partner

Gautam specialises in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions and securities laws and has a rich experience in various aspects of legal advisory across diverse sectors. He has led various transactions acting for private equity players, leading Indian and multinational corporations, across various industry lines.

Gautam also holds a Masters in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law, where he was a Hauser Global Scholar.

E: gautam.gandotra@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8879803698

Gokul Rajan
Partner

Gokul has over 12 years of experience and specialises in capital markets works including offer for sales through stock exchange mechanism, initial public offerings, follow on offerings, QIPs, rights offerings, ADRs, GDRs and FCCBs.

Gokul also has experience in privatisation, joint ventures, private equity investments and general corporate law.

E: gokul.rajan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487119

Gyanendra Kumar
Partner

Gyanendra has advised Indian and foreign clients both investors and multinationals in variety of areas including disputes, mergers and amalgamation, arbitration, white collared crimes, joint ventures, private equity investments, diligences and real estate advisory.

Chambers Asia Pacific has recognized him as ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Corporate M&A for the years 2017 & 2016.

E: gyanendra.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487113

Harita Rao
Partner

Harita specialises in project finance and infrastructure projects. She has represented several strategic investors and developers in various infrastructure sectors. She has also acted for leading Indian banks, financial institutions and multilateral agencies in relation to financing infrastructure projects.

E: harita.rao@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8008201954

Harsh Kumar
Partner

Harsh focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He has advised various Indian blue chip and foreign companies on inbound and outbound acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate restructurings across a range of industries and jurisdictions.

Harsh is also closely involved with the firm’s Japan Desk.

E: harsh.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487117

Hiral Motta
Partner

Hiral focuses on real estate sector with over nine years of experience. She has been involved in several real estate transactions involving FDI investment, acquisition of agricultural lands, development of lands for setting up mixed projects (with particular focus on MMRDA lands in Bandra-Kurla Complex), drafting of transaction documents – acquisition/disposal, leasing and development.

E: hiral.motta@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833514249

Indranath Bishnu
Partner

Indranath specialises in foreign direct investment, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and has advised clients in sectors such as retail, IT services, real estate, telecom, insurance and other financial services such as mutual funds and credit cards.

He has also handled several transactions in relation to business transfers, slump sales, asset transfers and 100% acquisitions in the sectors like FMCG, manufacturing and other services.

E: indranath.bishnu@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833813263

Indranil D. Deshmukh
Partner

Indranil has experience across a wide range of disputes both of a general commercial litigation nature and public and regulatory disputes. This experience has covered numerous sectors including financial regulation, health, sports, local government, planning and environment and public sector projects.

Indranil also advises the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in relation to their contract and tenders.

E: indranil.deshmukh@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820008531

Jatinder (Jay) Cheema
Partner

Jay specialises in Energy, Infrastructure, Finance, and Natural Resources Law and General Corporate. He has advised FII and PE funds on their investments in aviation, SEZ development and manufacturing companies, project developers, Investors, Lenders, Regulators and Suppliers & Contractors on diverse commercial/ transactional issues.

Jay has also assisted the Parliament of Canada as a legal counsel on an ethics investigation and drafted free-zone laws of a Middle-East Country.

E: jay.cheema@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487146

Jaya Singhania
Partner

Jaya is a general corporate lawyer with more than two decades of experience.  She has advised foreign and domestic clients across various sectors including real estate, infrastructure, financial services, media, healthcare and mining with respect to domestic and cross border investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, other partnering arrangements, restructurings and exits.

She has also extensively worked on corporate finance, policy related advisory (for public private partnerships), project finance and developing structured financial products as an in house counsel with Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited for almost 8 years.

E: jaya.singhania@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920034514

Joseph Jimmy
Partner

Joseph specialises in asset financing, structured finance and debt restructuring. He regularly advices some of the leading private banks and foreign banks in India.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph has worked with a leading law firm based in London and with ICICI Bank Limited, one of India’s largest private sector banks.

E: joseph.jimmy@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9930257963

Kapil Arora
Partner

Kapil’s expertise in dispute resolution ranges from the matters that are subject to both domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation before the Supreme Court of India and High Courts.

He has also successfully represented leading companies in corporate fraud and white-collar crimes.

E: kapil.arora@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487161

Kirat Singh Nagra
Partner

Kirat works closely on arbitrations, commercial/corporate disputes, white-collar crimes, indirect tax and regulatory litigation. He appears regularly before various fora, including the Supreme Court of India and a multitude of High Courts, Tribunals and Commissions all across India.

He also has a wide spread experience in disputes emanating out of complex financial instruments and transaction.

E: kirat.nagra@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487101

Kranti Mohan
Partner

Kranti has advised clients on a number of capital markets transactions, including IPOs, QIPs, private placements, rights offerings and overseas listings. He has also assisted with the work related to the firm’s representation on various regulatory committees and assistance to industry chambers and market intermediaries on securities laws related matters.

He is currently also focussing on listing of Infrastructure Investment Trusts and Real Estate Investment Trusts in India.

E: kranti.mohan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833403360

Leena Chacko
Partner

Leena has an extensive experience in general corporate, acquisitions structured finance and securitization transactions. She also has a considerable experience in, foreign investment, private equity and structured finance.

Leena was nominated for ‘Banking and Finance’ by Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2014

E: leena.chacko@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820008537

Maheshwari Sundaresh
Partner

Maheshwari’s advisory and transaction experience extends to foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital investments, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. She also has extensive experience advising on securities market laws. Her sectors of expertise include e-commerce, consumer healthcare and technology enabled services.

 E: maheshwari.sundaresh@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9900039307

Manan Mehta
Partner

Manan specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate and commercial advisory, in the listed and unlisted space. He has regularly advised domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, start-ups and public sector undertakings on corporate matters. He has represented several funds on their investments in and exits from Indian companies, involving advice on transaction structuring and Indian securities & foreign exchange management regulations

He also has significant experience in advising on a number of capital market transactions, both on the debt and equity side, as well as experience across a wide range of disputes both of a general and commercial nature.

 E: manan.mehta@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8879610129

Manisha Kumar
Partner

Manisha specialises in cross border private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions (both in the listed and unlisted space, across diverse sectors), having a rich experience in investment restructuring, and securities law advisory.

Manisha is a ‘recommended lawyer’ by clients, as featured in London based RSG Consulting’s India Report for 2015.

E: manisha.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8879761708

Manishi Pathak
Partner

Manishi specialises in employment law, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and regulatory/compliance matters including general corporate law advisory matters. He has handled several critical employment law matters, JVs, M&A transactions for clients based in jurisdictions such as Japan, U.S.A, Singapore, Thailand, and Europe.

Manishi has been listed as a “Who’s Who” of Indian practitioners of labour and employment laws from 2009 to 2017 consecutively. He is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading employment law practitioner / notable practitioner since 2012.

E: manishi.pathak@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487105

Manita Doshi
Partner

Manita has worked on a variety of M&A transactions, including joint ventures, PE investments, acquisitions and asset transfers, having represented investors/acquirers and the target companies, both listed and unlisted. She regularly advises clients on various matters, in relation to the Companies law, ESOPs, Takeover Regulations, Insider Trading Regulations, Listing and Disclosure Regulations, FEMA and other general corporate matters.

E: manita.doshi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9099900970

Manu Varghese
Partner

Manu focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures. He has worked on a wide range of complex matters involving foreign direct investments, cross border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He also is a member of the Firm’s Japan Desk.

E: manu.varghese@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833813243

Mekhla Anand
Partner

Mekhla leads the indirect tax practice and brings with her extensive experience in advising large Indian and multinational companies in validating supply chains, formulating of indirect tax efficient business models, identifying innovative tax planning opportunities, cross border structuring, turnkey contracts, mergers and acquisitions as well as tax litigation.

E: mekhla.anand@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599280463

Mridul Kumbalath
Partner

With close to 8 years of experience, Mridul is part of the firm’s Real Estate Practice based out of our Bengaluru office, having relocated in 2013 from our Mumbai office. Mridul graduated from NUALS, Kochi in 2008.

E: mridul.kumbalath@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9900014271

Nagavalli G
Partner

Nagavalli has been closely involved in several leading acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate financing, both in public and private companies and cross jurisdictional matters. Her work spans over advisory (including regulatory), strategic and transaction related matters.

She also has significant exposure to labour laws and litigation.

E: nagavalli.g@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9108424836

Namrata Kolar
Partner

Namrata has advised several Indian and overseas clients in both real estate transactions and has represented them in dispute resolution matters. She has expertise in practice of debt recovery, mergers and amalgamations and property/corporate / commercial litigations and real estate development and establishment of corporate campuses.

She also advises on general corporate law including on joint venture, shareholders issues, mergers and acquisitions and arbitrations.

E: namrata.kolar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9980602225

Nivedita Tiwari
Partner

Nivedita has extensive experience in advising clients on structuring, negotiating and implementing of a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and private equity transactions. She has also advised clients on setting up of operations in India within the framework of the Indian foreign exchange laws.

With over a decade of experience, Nivedita has worked across a broad range of sectors and advised domestic and international corporations, private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds.

E: nivedita.tiwari@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599684699

Piyush Mishra
Partner

Piyush has advised both lenders and borrowers in complex project finance and structured deals in sectors such as oil & gas, power, airports, real estate, and national highways. He is a dual qualified lawyer, besides being admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi he is also a Solicitor (Non- practising), England & Wales.

IFLR 1000, 2017 has mentioned him as ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Banking, Energy and Infrastructure, Project development & Project Finance practices.

E: piyush.mishra@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487115

Pranav Sharma
Partner

Pranav has over 15 years of specialist experience in Banking & Finance, Project Finance and Debt Capital Markets. He has advised banks and financial institutions, multi-lateral agencies, sovereigns, governmental agencies, state owned enterprises and companies across a varied spectrum of financings – both in India and abroad.

Pranav worked for over 6 years in the banking group at Linklaters LLP in London. He is dually qualified in India and England.

E: pranav.sharma@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820008524

Pranay Chandran
Partner

Pranay is part of the general corporate practice group with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He has worked on a wide range of matters and has been closely involved in many complex mergers, restructurings, acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and collaborations involving some of biggest corporate houses in India.

Prior to joining the firm, Pranay worked in a Bengaluru based law firm and at Osborne Clarke, Cologne where his primary area of practice was general corporate.

E: pranay.chandran@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9819726847

Radhika Gaggar
Partner

Radhika is part of corporate team and co-head’s private client practice of the firm. She specialises in estate and succession planning, family settlements and constitutions and establishment of trusts. Radhika advises on establishment of charitable institutions to aid and promote the philanthropic endeavours of individuals, families and corporate.

She also advises on general corporate matters, with a special focus on private acquisitions and India inbound and outbound foreign investments. Radhika is also a core member of the Firm’s Japan Desk.

E: radhika.gaggar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820313942

Rahul Goel
Partner

Rahul focuses on competition law, trade law and technology, media & telecommunication (TMT) practice. He advises issues relating to behavioural/ enforcement matters, merger control provisions as well as Antidumping, International Trade & WTO laws. He also advises on various provisions of the Information Technology Act and rules.

Rahul has been recently ranked by Indian Lawyer 250 (a publication of Law Business Research, United Kingdom) among ‘leading Indian lawyers’ under 45 years (40 under 45).

E: rahul.goel@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487116

Ramanuj Kumar
Partner

Ramanuj has over 12 years of extensive experience in the projects and banking & finance practice. He has also worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC) on secondment and Clifford Chance in London

His qualifications includes license to practice in India and admitted to the New York Bar.

E: ramanuj.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599684705

Ramgovind Kuruppath
Partner

Ramgovind focuses on mergers & acquisitions, general corporate and regulatory work. He routinely advises on corporate law, securities law and foreign exchange related issues and has acted for various Indian and overseas companies and funds on acquisition transactions involving legal due diligence, structuring, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents including joint venture agreements, share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements and shareholders’ agreements, and other corporate compliances

E: ramgovind.kuruppath@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920491439

Rashmi Pradeep
Partner

Rashmi advises both domestic and international clients on legal aspects of their business strategy in India, including on various commercial arrangements, entry strategy, private equity, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, foreign investment and employment matters.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017 has mentioned her as a ‘Recognised Practitioner’ for Employment.

E: rashmi.pradeep@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9880712596

Ravi Kumar
Partner

Ravi has over 12 years of experience in general corporate and advisory work. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has been associated with a number of complex acquisition and restructuring transactions.

He has also worked on various private equity transactions, advising both on investments as well as exits by private equity investors.

E: ravi.kumar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9819682833

Reuben Chacko
Partner

Reuben focuses on public offerings of securities, including, initial public offerings, qualified institutions placements, institutional placement programmes, rights issues, offshore listings, REIT listing etc.

He has advised companies across various sectors, including, information technology, retail, healthcare, real estate, infrastructure, manufacturing, financial services and entertainment.

E: reuben.chacko@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9686448304

Rishabh Shroff
Partner

Rishabh is part of corporate team and co-heads private client practice of the firm. He advises on foreign investments into India, private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, insurance, and property / real estate transactions. He also specialises in family constitutions and settlements, trusts, wills and succession planning. He is a Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales and a core member of the Firm’s Japan Desk.

Rishabh was awarded the ‘Private Client Lawyer of the Year 2015’ award by The Asian Lawyer in November 2015. He is also, recipient of ‘40 under 40 Rising Star’, awarded by Legal Era in 2016.

E: rishabh.shroff@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820507775

Rishi Anand
Partner

Rishi specialises in private equity, regulatory affairs, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, foreign direct investments, joint ventures, general corporate, restructuring and reorganisations, fund formation, onshore and offshore structuring and transaction management.

In addition, Rishi is an assistance professor at Symbiosis Law School, Noida, where he lectures on mergers and acquisitions.

E: rishi.anand@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487102

Rishi Gautam
Partner

Rishi’s practice focusses on mergers, acquisition and private equity. He has over 15 years of rich experience. He has been part of the corporate finance practice group of Clifford Chance (London), the private equity team of Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney) and with an Amazon group company (London) in addition to working with the corporate teams of leading law firms in India, including erstwhile Amarchand &  Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. Rishi is a dual qualified lawyer (Advocate – India and Solicitor – England & Wales) with extensive experience of working on domestic as well as cross-border transactions in India, U.K, Africa, Middle East and Australia for corporates as well as private equity houses across various sectors, including infrastructure, consumer goods and retail, healthcare and life sciences, industrials, telecommunications and natural resources.

E: rishi.gautam@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7045661522

Ritika Rathi
Partner

Ritika has an extensive experience in corporate commercial laws including advising on inbound and outbound investments, joint ventures, private equity, business acquisition and restructuring, along with corporate and regulatory advisory.

Ritika has advised numerous Indian and foreign clients across sectors which include, real estate, pharmaceutical, financial services, broadcasting, travel and hospitality, telecom, insurance and retail.

E: ritika.rathi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487145

Rohil Vashist
Partner

Rohil focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, strategic investments and acquisitions. He has represented investors as well as companies and their promoters in equity investments in Indian companies (listed as well as unlisted) by Indian and foreign investors in sectors covering financial services, energy, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing, real estate, retail and information technology.

E: rohil.vashist@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487152

Ruchira Shroff
Partner

Ruchira is part of the Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure Practice. She focuses on infrastructure investment space (onshore and offshore), especially in the power and ports sector and has also advised and acted for various project developers, banks and financial institutions, both Indian and international.

E: ruchira.shroff@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9930257954

Ruetveij Pandya
Partner

Ruetveij specialises in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, transaction & business structuring, financings and has a rich experience in the international capital markets and stressed assets space.

He has closely worked with banking and management teams in a variety of situations and has contributed towards the formulation of several innovative structures, strategies and novel solutions.

E: ruetveij.pandya@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7506258796

S H Bhojani
Partner

Mr. Bhojani has been driving transactions in varied practice areas, including banking and project finance, securitisation, debt and corporate restructuring. His expertise and commercial insight are acknowledged by all relevant players in the financial market. He has worked very closely on important economic legislations as a member of several high-powered committees appointed by the Government of India.

Mr. Bhojani has been recognized as ‘Senior Statesman’ and ‘Notable Practitioner’ for Banking and Finance sphere by Chambers Asia Pacific for the years 2017 & 2016. He has also been rated as ‘Leading Lawyer’ by IFLR1000, 2016.

E: sh.bhojani@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920058104

Sandeep Dave
Partner

Sandeep exclusively focuses on core conveyancing and real estate transaction support work. He represent clients on number of aspects including buying and selling freehold land, buying, assigning, surrendering and renewing title in leasehold land, developing lands and constructing buildings, investigating and issuing title reports and real estate documentations.

He has been mentioned as a ‘Key Contact’ for Real Estate by Chambers Asia Pacific, for the years 2017 & 2016.

E: sandeep.dave@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820415356

Saurya Bhattacharya
Partner

Saurya focuses on domestic and cross border equity investment and  routinely advises on legal issues involving India entry routes and investment structures for foreign entities as well as various regulatory and corporate compliance matters for companies doing business in India. He also advises on strategic investments, financial investments, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, asset and business purchases, commercial contracts and other negotiated deals.

E: saurya.bhattacharya@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9930355962

Shaneen Parikh
Partner

Shaneen focuses on dispute resolution, including arbitration (domestic and international), and corporate and commercial litigation. She has appeared in arbitrations and various regulatory forums and courts (including High Courts, and the Supreme Court), across the country.

She has assisted a leading chamber of commerce in drafting its rules of arbitration, conciliation and mediation.

E: shaneen.parikh@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820092987

Sharad Mathkar
Partner

Sharad has around 40 years of experience and currently focusing on handling complex commercial disputes, winding up proceedings, scheme of arrangements, amalgamation, proceedings u/s 397/398 of the Companies Act reduction of capital and other incidental proceedings under the company law, DRT proceedings, arbitration proceedings, etc., contentious matters relating to securities law before SEBI, SAT, National and State level regulatory authorities.

E: sharad.mathkar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820089051

Shishir Vayttaden
Partner

Shishir has advised Indian and overseas clients for over eleven years on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He regularly advises fortune 500 companies on M&A and the structuring of transactions.

His book on the SEBI’s takeover regulations (Shishir Vayttaden on SEBI’s Takeover Regulations) was published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths. He was included in the “40 under 45” list of Indian Lawyer 250 in 2013.

E: shishir.vayttaden@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9819600720

Shruti Rajan
Partner

Shruti is part of the financial regulation practice of the firm with a special emphasis on regulatory issues in relation to RBI and SEBI regulated intermediaries. Her expertise in financial regulation spans across market entry/innovation, ongoing compliance issues, transactional advisory as well as internal investigations and regulatory representations.

E: shruti.rajan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833813237

Sidhartha Barua
Partner

Sidhartha is a specialist in dispute resolution, anti-trust and corporate advisory. He represents clients in different courts and tribunals including in proceedings before various investigative and before arbitral tribunals constituted by SIAC at Singapore and has considerable experience in Singapore seated arbitrations.

Sidhartha has also been appointed Additional Advocate General, State of Meghalaya in December 2015 and regularly appears for the State and at the Supreme Court and in matters involving chief ministers of various states.

E: sidhartha.barua@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599280467

Smruti Shah
Partner

Smruti specialises in foreign investments into India, public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint venture and the SEBI Takeover Regulations. She has advised top tier Indian as well as foreign companies, private equity players and the promoters and understands the deal dynamics from the investor’s and the target’s perspective.

She is core member of the firm’s Germany Desk. Smruti is also a qualified Company Secretary.

E: smruti.shah@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9819600714

Spandan Biswal
Partner

With close to 10 years of experience, Spandan is part of the firm’s Project Finance Practice based out of our New Delhi office having rejoined us in 2015. Spandan graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2007.

E: spandan.biswal@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487121

Subhalakshmi Naskar
Partner

Subhalakshmi has represented various clients including strategic developers, investors and funding institutions both domestic and international in the infrastructure space. She has advised in projects, project financing, refinancing, structured financing and cross border transactions.

She has worked extensively in infrastructure projects in the roads, ports and renewable energy sectors.

E: subhalakshmi.naskar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833813266

Subhojit Sadhu
Partner

Subhojit is part of the Projects and Project Finance practice group and has worked on a wide range of experience in banking, projects, project financing, structured financing and debt restructuring across various sectors including Solar, Wind, Road, Thermal, Oil & Gas, Transmission, Real Estate, Ports, Hydro, Warehousing, Aviation, Automobile.

E: subhojit.sadhu@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9930257960

Sunil Jain
Partner

Sunil advises Indian and multinational corporations on civil & commercial disputes, controversies under companies act, white collar crimes, fiscal levy controversies at specialised tribunals, high court, supreme court and arbitration at domestic & international forums. He also advises on reforms initiatives, regulatory frameworks, strategic and policy issues across industries/sectors at both federal and state level.

Sunil is also a qualified Chartered Accountant & a Chartered Secretary.

E: sunil.jain@cyrilshroff.com

Tushar Mavani
Partner

Tushar‘s experience includes litigation, arbitration and transactional advisory work on a wide range of issues. He has advised several domestic and international clients in a variety of matters including joint ventures, private equity, mergers, acquisitions, technology transfer, trademark and name license agreements, software license agreements, aircraft operating lease agreements, financing of acquisition of aircraft, and several other commercial contracts.

E: tushar.mavani@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820125858

Uday Khare
Partner

Uday specialises in infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships and banking & financing. He advises financial institutions, multilateral lending agencies, governments and statutory bodies, and financial advisors. Uday has previously worked with the International Finance Corporation.

E: uday.khare@yrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599487112

Vandana Sekhri
Partner

Vandana is currently part of the general corporate practice group and specialises in private equity, joint ventures and corporate commercial transactions.

She has previously advised private equity funds, banks, financial institutions, hedge funds in their investments across various companies in India.

E: vandana.sekhri@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167049281

Vijay Parthasarathi
Partner

Vijay focuses on public offerings of securities, including, initial public offerings, qualified institutions placements, institutional placement programmes, foreign currency convertible bonds etc. He has also been associated with debt offerings.

E: vijay.parthasarathi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9740522133

Yashojit Mitra
Partner

Yashojit has experience in managing mergers, acquisitions, foreign investments and private equity transactions. He regularly advises international and local clients on inbound investments into India and outbound investments from India.

He has been named as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by Legal 500 for transactions relating to investment funds.

E: yashojit.mitra@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7506092982