Abhilash Pillai

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 by Asia Pacific Legal 500 for his work in the space of Real Estate.

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

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav has over 10 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.

Chambers and Partners 2018 has recognized Abhinav as an “up and coming” capital markets lawyer and noted that he is “extremely responsive and gives nuanced advice”. Indian Business Law Journal (2017-18) has recognized Abhinav for “constant and careful explanation, and strong advice on negotiations and legal requirements”. He is also recognized as a notable practitioner by IFLR 1000.

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

Adarsh Saxena

Adarsh has experience in civil/ commercial litigation before the Bombay High Court. He has advised clients in court litigations as well as arbitration. His practice covers disputes relating to joint ventures, shareholder agreements, media rights contracts, franchise agreements, construction projects and sports law related issues, etc.

Adarsh joined the firm soon after his graduation from National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2010.

E: adarsh.saxena@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167257190

Aditya Mehta

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

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

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

Amarta Roy

Amarta has over 13 years of experience in advising clients on Private Equity, Joint Ventures, Financing, Exits, Demergers, Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), and General Corporate Advisory. He has advised domestic and international clients on structuring investment route and agreements; negotiations for various private equity funds, venture capital investments and sovereign wealth funds; foreign strategic investments into existing Indian ventures and greenfield companies; business transfer agreements; foreign direct investment; investment routes; exit rights; foreign exchange control regulations and other regulatory aspects; foreign currency convertible bonds and acquisition of loan portfolios.

During his career, Amarta has represented both buy side and sell side in private equity deals, as well as worked with some of India’s largest business houses on business reorganization and overseas investments.

E: amarta.roy@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8448585915

Amey Pathak

Amey Pathak

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 Gupta Katragadda

Amita has a varied skill set and a strong track record in Corporate M&A, Disputes and Governance. She has been the lead legal counsel on several complex and path breaking commercial M&A transactions. She also has significant experience in nuanced commercial litigation with a special focus on shareholder disputes. Amita has a keen understanding of governance issues from a business and legal perspective, and regularly advises listed companies on corporate governance matters, including advising on the most high profile governance conflicts in India. She is an integral part of the Firm’s Corporate Governance Centre and our Policy Practice.

Amita is a lawyer qualified to practice in India and also holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She was listed in the prestigious “40 Under Forty India’s Hottest Business Leaders 2019” by the Economic Times. She was also recognised by Asian Legal Business in their “40 under 40” list (2019), which profiles 40 of the most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age.”

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

Anand Jayachandran

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

Anchal focuses on advising listed companies, their sponsors and investors on a broad range of issues that include M&A, corporate restructurings and securities laws. Given her extensive experience of advising various stakeholders in the listed space, Anchal is an integral part of the Firm’s corporate governance initiatives and advisory practice.

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

Ankoosh Mehta

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

Anshuman advises on all issues related to market practice as well as market structure, including merger control, abuse of dominance and cartel enforcement. He advises on compliance aspects related to the enforcement provisions of Indian competition law and has conducted competition law audits. Further, he has been involved in advising clients in relation to the leniency programme of the CCI.

He has advised clients across various sectors such as pharmaceuticals, automotive components, media and entertainment, financial services, heavy machinery, civil aviation, chemicals and information technology.

Anshuman has been a resource person on merger control and abuse of dominance modules for the certificate courses provided by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. He has recently also been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Competition Law.

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

Anuradha Mukherjee

Anuradha has extensive experience of over 25 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 and arbitrations related to the oil and gas industry.

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

Anuj Pethia

He has over 10 years of experience in capital markets and has acted on number of initial and follow-on public offerings, rights offerings, qualified institutional placements, institutional placement programs, ADR/GDR, FCCB and bonds offerings, MTN programs, bulk/block trades and buybacks. He joined the firm soon after his graduation in 2008 and he also holds an LL.M. form the Columbia University School of Law, New York.

Anuj has been recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Capital Markets by the IFLR 1000 (2020) rankings

E: anuj.pethia@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7506258792

Arun Prabhu

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

Ashish has over 13 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

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

Atman Desai

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

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

Bharath Reddy

Bharath has over 11 years of experience in general corporate and advisory work. He advises both domestic and international clients on legal aspects of their business strategy in India. He is part of the Firm’s Corporate Governance Centre and advises listed companies on various governance matters. He further specializes in employee stock options, investigations, director appointments and remunerations, and advice on FDI in retail trading.

Bharath joined the firm soon after his graduation from National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad in 2008.

E: bharath.reddy@cyrilshroff.com

M: +91 9741388416

Bharat Vasani

Bharat has over 30 years of experience at senior management level. His areas of specialization includes company law, corporate and commercial laws, securities law, capital market, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, media & entertainment law, competition law, employment law and property matters. He heads firm’s media and entertainment law practice.  He is highly regarded in Government circles and in various industry organizations for his proactive approach on public policy issues. Bharat was a member of the Expert Committee appointed by the Government of India to revise the Companies Act, 2013.

Prior to joining the Firm, Bharat was the Group General Counsel of the Tata Group.  He has been at the helm of and steered several large key M&A transactions pursued by the Tata Group in the last 17 years.

Bharat’s contribution to the legal fraternity has been recognized by the Harvard Law School’s Award for Professional Excellence in 2016. Bharat has won several other national and international awards for his various achievements. He had a brilliant academic record in law and first rank holder in all India company secretary examination.

E: bharat.vasani@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9820008535

Bishwajit Dubey

Bishwajit has an experience of over 15 years and specializes in Insolvency & Bankruptcy practice and Product Liability. He has been involved in several high profile landmark disputes. He also has extensive experience in handling matters in relation to Automobile sector, Intellectual Property, anti-corruption, environment laws, tax exemptions and contractual disputes.

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

Dhananjay Kumar

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

Dhruv Singhal

Dhruv has over 12 years of experience in public M&A and listed company work. He has led several marquee deals over the years. He has closely worked with clients in sectors spanning across Healthcare, Telecom, Insurance, Infrastructure, Cement and Manufacturing.

He is a graduate from National Law School of India University (Bangalore).

E: dhruv.singhal@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7045695741

Edward James

Edward has experience across a wide range of civil and commercial law related litigations, including corporate insolvency matters. He has also worked on arbitration matters across various sectors and was appointed as an advocate commissioner by the Chennai Consumer Forum in a construction related dispute.  In addition, Edward has also advised a number of clients on various corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.

He graduated from the School of Excellence in Law, Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai.

E: edward.james@cyrilshroff.com

M: +91 9940004077

Faraz Alam Sagar

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

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

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

Gautam specialises in mergers & acquisitions, private equity investments and exits. He has led various transactions acting for private equity players, leading Indian and multinational corporations across various industry lines including NBFCs, retail, hospitals, mutual funds, insurance and FMCG. Gautam also advises various Indian listed companies on securities laws and corporate governance issues.

Gautam 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

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

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

Himashu Narayan

Himanshu has over 24 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and general corporate advisory. He has steered transactional aspects of various deals, including inbound and outbound investment; advisory on complex matters pertaining to international collaborations and fundraises and having regard to sector specific matters.

Himanshu has been recognised for his stellar work by various legal publications, including Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers International.

E: himanshu.narayan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8448585914

Hiral Motta

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

Indranath is involved in general corporate advisory, foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures and specializes in the Insurance industry. He has advised multiple corporations, both Indian and foreign, in relation to the establishment, operation, management and control of insurance companies in India. Pursuant to the amendments of the Insurance Act as well as the Foreign Investment Policy relating to the insurance sector in 2015, Indranath has been involved in multiple deals involving the entry, exit and increase of ownership of stakeholders in the said sector.

He also advises on mergers and acquisitions in other financial services sectors such as mutual funds, credit information companies, commercial banks, credit card companies, and payment and settlement systems. Other sectors that he has advised in include civil aviation, retail, consumer goods and services, and real estate.

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

Indranil D. Deshmukh

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

Jay specialises in energy, infrastructure, projects, natural resources law and general corporate. He advises governments and regulators on the policy framework, and has diversified experience in dealing with upstream, midstream & downstream operators, and works with investors, suppliers & contractors on complex commercial, transactional, and dispute resolution issues.

He currently serves on the US-India Gas Task Force constituted by the Department of Energy, Govt. of US, along with Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India. He had drafted the current Master Revenue Sharing Contract (MRSC) and related policy documents under the Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP).

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

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

Jyoti Dastidar - Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Jyoti Dastidar

Jyoti Dastidar is a Partner in the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas New Delhi (Saket) office.

She is currently part of the dispute resolution practice group with a special emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, white collar crime, and arbitration.  She is an Advocate on Record of the Supreme Court of India and a gold medalist, and has regularly appeared before the Supreme Court of India in several matters, including matters of constitutional import.

Having graduated from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 2009, she joined the firm in August 2016.

E: jyoti.dastidar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9599684710

Kapil Arora

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

Kranti Mohan

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

Lakshmi Prakash

Specialising in Projects, Structured Finance and Insolvency at the Bangalore office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Lakshmi has wide range of expertise in advising private equity plyers, lenders (both public and private international bans) and other investors in the renewable energy, real estate and transportation sectors. She has also advised resolution professional, committee of creditors and resolution applicants in the IBC process.

E: lakshmi.prakash@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7259025535

Leena Chacko

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

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

Manan specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate and commercial advisory, in the listed and unlisted space and is actively involved with several resolution applicants in the IBC 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

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

Manita Doshi

Manita is part of our general corporate practice, with specific focus on listed companies. 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 (listed and unlisted). She regularly advises clients on various matters in relation to Companies law, Takeover Regulations, Insider Trading Regulations, Listing and Disclosure Regulations, ESOPs, FEMA and other general corporate matters. She is part of the Firm’s corporate governance initiatives and advisory practice.

Manita has also advised on several domestic and international capital markets transactions, such as initial public offerings (including overseas listing by an Indian group), QIPs, institutional placements, bond offerings and restructurings, and IDRs.

E: manita.doshi@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167980422

Megha Bhargava

Megha has 11 years of experience and focuses on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, commercial contracts and other corporate matters. She has extensively advised Indian and multi-national companies across different sectors, with special expertise in cinema exhibition business, FMCG and IT sectors.

Megha graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2008. She joined the firm in September, 2018. She was also a part of erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (AMSS).

E: megha.bhargava@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8448185598

Mekhla Anand

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.

She regularly appears before various indirect tax authorities, including the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and Sales Tax Appellate Tribunals.

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

Mridul Kumbalath

Mridul has over 11 years’ of experience in the real estate sector. Mridul was originally based out of the Firm’s Mumbai office, having subsequently moved to the Bangalore office of the Firm. He has handled several complex real estate transactions pertaining to locations throughout India and regularly advises developers, lenders, large corporates and investors on their legal requirements surrounding real property including acquisitions, land development, leasing, security creation, regulations around special economic zones, restrictions surrounding holding and acquisition of agricultural lands etc. In addition, he has experience in handling and advising on construction and development related laws considering development control regulations, buildings rules and bye-laws.

Mridul joined the firm soon after his graduating from NUALS, Kochi in 2008.

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

Nagavalli G

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

Omar Ahmad

Omar specialises in dispute resolution, including domestic and international arbitration, writ petitions/regulatory matters and commercial litigation. He also specialises in matters relating to white collar crime and economic offences. He represents clients across various sectors in court litigations and also, international commercial arbitrations. Omar has also represented clients in investment treaty arbitrations at the Peace Palace, The Hague.

E: omar.ahmad@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8448185594

Pooja Patel

Pooja has over twelve years of experience in a range of corporate areas, and specializes in private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, both domestic as well as cross border. She also has extensive experience in a range of corporate advisory and strategy matters including corporate, shareholder and joint venture disputes. She has advised on transactions across industries including cement, mining, manufacturing, telecom, media & entertainment, real estate, seeds & agriculture, hospitality, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and IT & ITeS as well as a range of structures and instruments including equity, structured debt and mezzanine finance. She has advised several leading private equity funds as well as leading Indian and international business houses.

Pooja has been recognised as one of the three “Next Generation Indian Corporate and M&A Lawyers” in 2016 and 2017 by Legal 500.

E: pooja.patel@cyrilshroff.com

M: +91 8879803575

Pranav Sharma

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

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

Pururaj Bhar

Pururaj has extensive experience in project financing and banking. He advises banks, financial institutions and companies on a broad range of financing matters including project finance, cross-border financing structures, export financing structures, structured lending and stressed assets resolution.

Pururaj is a part of the firm’s Financing team based out of its Mumbai office. He joined the erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in 2009


E: pururaj.bhar@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920496087

Radhika Gaggar

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

Ramanuj Kumar

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

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

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

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

Ravi Shah

Ravi is dual-qualified in India and the UK having a wide range of experience working in both the jurisdictions. He primarily focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, advising national and international clients.

He has also assisted clients on a range of complex commercial agreements including international franchising arrangements, project management and consultancy agreements, technology and data-center infrastructure agreements. His experience spreads across sectors including pharmaceuticals & healthcare, technology, FMCG, manufacturing, infrastructure, defense and aviation.

E: ravi.shah@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9099991359

Reuben Chacko

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

Richa Mohanty Rao

Richa has over 11 years of extensive experience in various aspects of employment law, including transition of employees in case of mergers and acquisitions, individual and mass redundancies, advisory on sexual harassment matters, employee investigation, social security benefits such as provident fund, gratuity, superannuation, etc., contract labour arrangements, trade union issues, conciliation proceedings initiated by workmen, and etc.

E: richa.mohanty@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9819796849

Richa Roy - Partner Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Richa Roy

Richa is currently part of the Finance and Policy practice group with a special emphasis on restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy and policy advice across sectors and practice areas. She has experience of over 12 years in Banking and Finance, Debt Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Public Policy, Microfinance and Social Enterprises, Private Equity, Funds.

She has served on and contributed to multiple financial sector reform committees of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Corporate Affairs and RBI.  Under the aegis of the Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee she assisted in drafting the corporate insolvency provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and the CIRP Regulations.

She has graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2005, and the University of Oxford in the year 2017

E: richa.roy@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920860746

Rishabh Shroff

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 Gautam

Rishi’s practice focusses on mergers, acquisition and private equity. He has over 16 years of experience of working with the corporate finance practice of Clifford Chance (London), private equity practice of Herbert Smith Freehills (Sydney) in addition to working with the corporate practice of leading law firms in India, including the erstwhile Amarchand &  Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. Rishi is also qualified as a Solicitor (England & Wales) and has 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

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

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

Ruchira is part of the project finance, energy & infrastructure practice. She focuses on project development, financing and infrastructure investment, 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

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

Saurya Bhattacharya

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

Shaneen has over 20 years of experience in complex commercial disputes and focuses on arbitration (both domestic and international) having handled cases before various institutions, including ICC, LCIA and SIAC.  She is also a Member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.

She also handles commercial litigation in disputes relating to commercial contracts, shareholder issues, infrastructure, power and construction projects, financial and structured products, infrastructure, power and construction projects and white collar crime. She has also represented clients in various courts and tribunal across India, including the NCLT, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. She is qualified to practice as an advocate and solicitor (in India and in England & Wales)

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

Sharad Mathkar
Partner – General Counsel and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

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

Shatarupa Dasgupta

Shatarupa specialises in equity and debt capital markets, focussing on domestic and offshore public offerings, qualified institutions placements and structuring and listing of infrastructure investment trusts. She has also been actively involved in liaising with the government and other stakeholders in the capital markets space.

E: shatarupa.dasgupta@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 8879610135

Shishir Vayttaden

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

Smruti Shah

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

Sourav Kanti De Biswas

Sourav has more than 15 years work experience focusing on M&A (public and private), JVs, business transfers, commercial contracting, corporate and commercial laws, securities law (Takeover Regulations, Insider Trading Regulations, Listing Regulations, etc.) corporate governance and general corporate advisory. He has extensively advised several domestic and international clients (listed and unlisted), both on buy side as well as sell side, on complex legal transactions across diverse sectors including manufacturing, information technology, retail, media & entertainment, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, etc.

Sourav graduated from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2005. He has also worked as an in-house counsel with Reliance Communications and VP – Transactions for the OYO Hotels Group.

E: sourav.biswas@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9810133235

Spandan Biswal

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

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

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

Surya Sreenivasan

Surya is a Partner in the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai office.

She is currently part of the projects and project finance practice group with a special emphasis on the airports and renewable energy sectors. She has significant experience in banking, projects, project financing and structured financing.

Having graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2010, she joined the firm in August 2010.

E: surya.sreenivasan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9167257195

Taher D. Mandviwala

Taher is a Partner in the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai office.

He is currently part of the real estate practice group with a special emphasis on Core conveyancing and real estate transaction support work. He has worked on a wide range of matters relating to real estate (both residential and commercial) including investments, leasing, licensing, sale, acquisition, development and mortgaging of land and premises.

E: taher.mandviwala@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9833818025

Tushar Mavani

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

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

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

Varun Sehgal

Varun is a Partner at the Firm’s New Delhi office in the corporate practice group. He has more than 14 years of work experience and have advised several multinational and domestic clients in relation to cross border investments, M&A transactions, commercial contracts and general corporate matters across various sectors. Varun has also advised clients on multi-brand & single brand retail trade, e-commerce and public-procurement transactions in India. In addition to investments advisory, he has advised clients on pre-litigation contractual disputes and exit options and strategies.

Varun is a member of the Japan desk of the firm with focus on serving Japanese clients. Varun was seconded to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Tokyo, where he worked with the India Practice Group to advise Japanese clients on their India related investments and business operations. Varun has conducted seminars in Tokyo and Osaka in relation to legal and regulatory issues faced by Japanese companies in India

E: varun.sehgal@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7428699491

Vijay Parthasarathi

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

Vijay Pratap Singh Chauhan - Partner - Competition Law - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Vijay Pratap Singh Chauhan

Vijay has more than 12 years of experience in Competition/Antitrust Practice. He has advised a number of domestic and international corporates, law firms on full range of competition law matters. He has been involved in strategizing, drafting and filing merger control notifications with the Competition Commission of India for several high profile global as well as domestic M&A transactions and has represented clients in some of the major cartel, bid rigging and abuse of dominance cases before the competition law authorities in India.

Vijay has been recognised in 2020 rankings of the Chambers & Partners-Asia Pacific in the Competition/Antitrust law practice. He has also been recognised as a “Future Leader” by Who’s Who Legal (GCR) for 2018 and 2019.

E: vijay.chauhan@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7428699494

Vishak Abraham

Vishak specializes in private equity / venture capital investments, private mergers & acquisitions, and strategic joint ventures; with a healthy mix of buy side and sell side mandates, across India. He also has significant experience in corporate restructuring, and advising clients on entry and exit strategies. He also brings to the table his experience in undertaking complex negotiations of promoter/ sell-side requirements.

Vishak has undertaken transactions across sectors, with a focus on the real estate, waste-management/ environmental services, education and e-commerce sectors.

E: vishak.abraham@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7022020676

Vishwanath Pratap Singh

With over 12 years of experience, Vishwanath specialises in Corporate Laws, Private Equity, Venture Capital along with Mergers and Acquisitions across varied industries. His area of expertise includes advising on structuring, exit strategies and issues related to portfolio management.

He is a graduate from National Law School of India University (Bangalore).

E: vishwanath.singh@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 7428593201

Vivek Rathore

Vivek has over 10 years of experience and has been part of the project and project finance practice group having special emphasis on Infrastructure Projects. He focusses on project development and has advised clients on public procurement and tendering and bidding, EPC contracts (including FIDIC), concession agreements, tolling agreements, O&M agreements, and other project contracts in the ports, telecom, mining, roads and urban infrastructure sectors. He has also advised clients on project financing in the telecom, conventional power, ports, mining, steel and oil & gas sectors, including on matters relating to stressed asset resolution

Vivek joined the firm soon after his graduation from  National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad in July 2009.

E: vivek.rathore@cyrilshroff.com
M: +91 9920485342

Yashojit Mitra

Yashojit has over 15 years of 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 also has experience rendering advisory services to clients in connection with issues pertaining to company law, securities laws, exchange control laws and other related enactments.

Yashojit is a dual qualified lawyer and is admitted with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and also admitted to practice in the courts of India, England and Wales.  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