Cyril Shroff
Cyril Shroff is the Managing Partner of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

With over 34 years of experience, Cyril is regarded as the leading and authoritative figure in corporate law in India. Cyril is regarded and has been consistently rated as India’s top corporate, banking and project finance lawyer by several international surveys, including those conducted by International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Euromoney, Chambers Global, Asia Legal 500, Asia Law and others.

Cyril is a member of the first apex advisory committee of the IMC International ADR Centre; a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Study of the Legal Profession established by the Harvard Law School, a member of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) and on Board of IIM, Trichy.

cyril.shroff@cyrilshroff.com

Vandana Shroff
Vandana Shroff is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office.

She has over 28 years of wide-ranging experience in general corporate matters and specific expertise in private equity and funds related areas.
She has extensive experience in corporate law and has been advising both domestic and international clients on all aspects of its activities, including mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, foreign investment and commercial agreements She has acted for several foreign and domestic private equity funds and venture capitalists, both in public and private investments and has handled all aspects, including due diligence, regulatory fillings, open offers and other compliance issues.
Her clientele includes blue-chip private equity funds across a range of geographies.

vandana.shroff@cyrilshroff.com

L Viswanathan
L Viswanathan is Partner and Chair of Finance and Projects Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Viswanathan advises India’s leading corporate and financial institutions on infrastructure projects and banking and finance deals, and has deep expertise relating to regulatory aspects of major energy projects.

Viswanathan has been included amongst the top Project Finance as well as Banking and Finance lawyers in India by several leading international legal publications such as in the International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyer, International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyer, Expert Guides, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global, Project Finance International, Asialaw and Asia Pacific Legal 500.

l.viswanathan@cyrilshroff.com

 

Rishabh Shroff
Rishabh Shroff is a Partner and Co-Head in the Private Client Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Rishabh specialises in family constitutions and settlements, trusts, wills and succession planning. He also advises promoters of Indian business on issues concerning their personal and corporate (i.e. ‘next-generation’) succession planning.

Rishabh is also a Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales and core member of the Firm’s Japan Desk.

rishabh.shroff@cyrilshroff.com

Reeba Chacko
Reeba Chacko is Partner and Head of General Corporate Practice of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Reeba specializes in private equity / venture capital investments, mergers & acquisitions, takeover and joint ventures.

Her work experience ranges across various sectors including real estate and infrastructure, technology, retail and ecommerce, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, defence and education.

Reeba has also been named in “Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Mergers & Acquisitions 2012” as one of the thirteen named lawyers from India.

reeba.chacko@cyrilshroff.com

Percival Billimoria (Percy)

Percy is the National Chair of “Disputes, Regulatory, Advocacy and Policy (DRAP)” practice and Head of the New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He specializes in dispute resolution pertaining to commercial trans-national matters such as contracts, joint venture & project finance matters, oil and gas, power and infrastructure contracts, anti-trust, and defending white collar crime cases. Percy has extensive industry sectoral disputes experience and regularly appears before the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT), Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), the Company Law Board, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal and various arbitral panels. He is known for this extensive experience in adversarial matters concerning international companies and investors doing business in India. The 2016 edition of Chambers & Partners edition states that clients report that he “inspires confidence when arguing a matter,” owing to his extensive preparation and strategic insight.

percy.billimoria@cyrilshroff.com

Gauri Rasgotra
Gauri Rasgotra is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice and Deputy Head of Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Gauri has advisory and litigation experience of 22 years in both academic and corporate settings.

Gauri is an independent director on the Boards of three prominent public listed companies in India and has also held the position of Director of the India Studies Centre of George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C.

gauri.rasgotra@cyrilshroff.com

Shishir Vayttaden
Shishir Vayttaden is a partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. Shishir regularly advises fortune 500 companies on M&A and the structuring of transactions in listed companies.

Shishir has also authored a book on the SEBI’s takeover regulations (Shishir Vayttaden on SEBI’s Takeover Regulations) published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths in 2010. He was included in the “40 under 45” list of Indian Lawyer 250 in 2013.

shishir.vayttaden@cyrilshroff.com

Amita Katragadda
Amita is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. She has extensive experience in public and private 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.

amita.katragadda@cyrilshroff.com

Anshuman Sakle
Anshuman is a Partner in the Competition Law Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He advises on issues related to market practice, including merger control, abuse of dominance, cartel enforcement and compliance aspects related to the enforcement provisions of the Competition Act, 2002.

He has conducted mock ‘dawn raids’ and competition audits. He regularly writes on Indian competition law and his articles have been published by various Business journals.

anshuman.sakle@cyrilshroff.com

 

Bharat Budholia

Bharat is a Partner in the Competition Law Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.Bharat advises on the full range of competition matters, including cartel enforcement, abuse of dominance, merger control and competition audit and compliance. Bharat has represented various Indian and multinational clients across sectors such as, cement, banking, pharmaceuticals, agro-chemical, natural gas, airlines, steel, manufacturing, FMCG, passive telecom infrastructure, polyester value chain products, airport passive infrastructure etc.

bharat.budholia@cyrilshroff.com

Asim Abbas
Asim is a Partner in the TMT Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Delhi Office.

He 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.Asim has advised Indian and International telecom companies on various legal and regulatory matters including interconnection, internet telephony, resale of services, protection and privacy, encryption, number portability, sharing of infrastructure, FTTH by infrastructure provider, auction of spectrum, spectrum trading and sharing, access to cable landing station, internet access in the flying aircraft in Indian airspace, net neutrality, other service providers/application service, OTT, value added services, telemarketing, license fee, etc.

asim.abbas@cyrilshroff.com

Ravi Kumar
Ravi is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office.
He is part of the general corporate practice group with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He has been associated with a number of complex acquisition and restructuring transactions.He has worked on various private equity transactions, advising both on investments as well as exits by private equity investors.

ravi.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Sidhartha Barua
Sidhartha is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ New Delhi office.

He is part of the Dispute Resolution team of the firm with a specialist focus in dispute resolution, anti-trust and corporate advisory. He represents clients in different courts and tribunals including in proceedings before various investigative agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate and Serious Fraud Investigation Office 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.

sidhartha.barua@cyrilshroff.com

Ruetveij Pandya
Ruetveij is a partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. He specializes 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.

ruetveij.pandya@cyrilshroff.com

Manisha Kumar
Manisha is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. She specializes 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. Manisha is also qualified as Solicitor with the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2003 and the Bombay Incorporated Law Society, 2002.

manisha.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Gautam Gandotra
Gautam is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai Office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Gautam specializes in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions and securities laws and has a rich experience in various aspects of legal advisory across diverse sectors.

gautam.gandotra@cyrilshroff.com

Shagoofa Rashid Khan
Shagoofa is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. She is Head of Funds, Investments and Advisory practice.
Shagoofa has 17 years of post qualification experience across structuring funds, managed accounts, fund documentation, acquisitions / exits / restructuring / joint ventures and strategic initiatives, international taxation and planning, corporate and commercial laws, business advisory, compliance and ethics advisory, audit and finance.

shagoofa.khan@cyrilshroff.com

Nagavalli G

Nagavalli is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Bengaluru office. She specializes in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate financing and joint ventures.She 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 and also has significant exposure to labour laws and litigation.

nagavalli.g@cyrilshroff.com

Alice George
Alice is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.
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.

alice.george@cyrilshroff.com

Joseph Jimmy

Joseph is a Partner in the Banking and Finance Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.Joseph specialises asset financing, structured finance and debt restructuring. He regularly advices some of the leading banks and financial institutions on various aspects of debt restructuring, distressed assets and enforcement of security.

Ramgovind Kuruppath
Ramgovind is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office.
He is part of General Corporate team with focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate and Regulatory. Ramgovind 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.

ramgovind.kuruppath@cyrilshroff.com

Ramanuj Kumar
Ramanuj is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi office. He is part of Projects and Project Finance practice. Ramanuj has extensive experience in the Projects and Banking & Finance Practice.

ramanuj.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Kunal Gupta
Kunal is a Partner and head of White Collar Crimes practice at the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, New Delhi office. Kunal has significant global experience in handling complex investigations involving corporate fraud and regulatory issues pertaining to US FCPA, UK Bribery Act and Indian Prevention of Corruption Act, among other legislations. Kunal has been involved in designing compliance frameworks for a number of global and Indian companies and conducting numerous trainings for such companies on ethics and compliance issues.

Kunal speaks regularly at industry forums and at premier academies such as National Judicial Academy, Delhi Police Training Institute and National Institute of Banking Studies and Corporate Management.

kunal.gupta@cyrilshroff.com

S. R. Patnaik
Patnaik is the Head and Partner in the Tax Practice, at the New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He specialises in various aspects of direct tax, such as international tax, transfer pricing, corporate tax etc.

He also has experience and expertise in various in-bound and out-bound M&A transactions. He has serviced clients across sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Banking, Defence, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Insurance, ITES,Media & Entertainment, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Private Equity, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer Goods, Roads & Highways, Telecommunications, etc. He has received several accolades including being nominated as one of the leading Tax Lawyers for multiple years by Asia Law.

He has been featured as one of the leading Tax Controversy Leaders in India by the international publication “International Tax Review” in its Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2014 publication.

sr.patnaik@cyrilshroff.com

S.H. Bhojani
S H Bhojani is the Head and Partner in the Finance Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. His expertise and commercial insight are acknowledged by all relevant players in the financial market.

He has been named as senior statesman and has also been described “a legendary figure” in the financial legal landscape by Chambers Asia 2013. He has also been mentioned as a ‘leading lawyer’ in banking by IFLR1000 (2012). He has worked very closely on important economic legislations as a member of several high-powered committees appointed by the Government of India.

sh.bhojani@cyrilshroff.com

Ritika Rathi

Ritika is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.She has 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.rathi@cyrilshroff.com

Rishi Anand
Rishi is a Partner in the General Corporate Team at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Delhi office.

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. Rishi has serviced clients from various sectors, including the leading domestic and international foreign commercial enterprises, internet companies, financial institutions, leading private equity funds and venture capital funds as well as state and regulatory bodies. In addition, Rishi is an assistance professor at Symbiosis Law School, Noida, where he lectures on mergers and acquisitions.

rishi.anand@cyrilshroff.com

Rashmi Pradeep
Rashmi is the Head of Employment Practice of the firm for the Mumbai region (including the South) and Partner in the General Corporate Practice. She is located at the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Bengaluru office. She 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.

rashmi.pradeep@cyrilshroff.com

Nivedita Tiwari
Nivedita is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

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. In addition to her transactional experience, Nivedita has advised clients on a host of legal issues ranging from the setting up of operations in India within the framework of the Indian foreign exchange laws, including efficient and regulatory compliant operating models, to the drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts, such as hotel management agreements, joint development agreements, contracts for services, licensing, distribution and marketing.

nivedita.tiwari@cyrilshroff.com

Piyush Mishra
Piyush is a Partner in the Projects and Project Finance Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi office. He is a dual qualified lawyer. Besides being admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi he is also a Solicitor (Non- practising), England & Wales. He is recognised as a leading lawyer by international publications including IFLR 1000 (leading Infrastructure Lawyer). He has authored various publications including some in PFI and PLC (Securitisation Multijurisdictional Guide- India).

Piyush has advised both Lenders and borrowers in complex project finance and structured deals. He has also advised leading project developers and participants on development of projects in sectors such as oil & gas, power, airports, real estate, and national highways

piyush.mishra@cyrilshroff.com

Manishi Pathak
Manishi is a Partner in the General Corporate and Employment Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ New Delhi Office. Manishi specializes in employment law, Mergers & Acquisitions, joint ventures and regulatory/compliance matters including general corporate law advisory matters. He has been actively involved in general to complex employment law matters including advice and support on retrenchment of employees (from junior to key managerial persons), closure of establishments, matters involving transfer of business and undertakings, issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, complaints relating to sexual harassment and misconduct, compliance with data privacy laws, employees related policies and employees related litigation. Manishi has been listed as a “Who is Who” of Indian practitioners of labour and employment laws from 2009 to 2014 consecutively. He has also been recognised as the leading employment lawyer in India by Chambers and Partners and recognized amongst the top legal professionals in India by Legal 500.

manishi.pathak@cyrilshroff.com

Nikhil Naredi
Nikhil is a Partner in the Capital Markets practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. Nikhil is an experienced capital markets lawyer, having represented issuers, investors, and underwriters in a variety of public and private securities offerings, including initial public offerings, follow on offerings, QIPs, rights offerings, ADRs, GDRs and FCCBs, involving debt and equity securities. He has advised on several pioneering capital markets transactions involving India’s leading corporates. He also has experience in private equity investments, joint ventures as well as a range of corporate advisory matters.

Nikhil was recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2015) for capital markets in India

nikhil.naredi@cyrilshroff.com

Santosh Janakiram
Santosh is a partner and head of Projects practice. Santosh has rich experience in banking, projects, project financing, structured financing, acquisition financing and private equity and represents developers, sponsors, lenders and contractors in infrastructure and project finance transactions. He has led The Firm’s development of the Renewable Energy practice in the last few years, whereby The Firm has emerged as the pre-eminent firm in the sector in India. Chambers and Partners have since 2009 considered Santosh Janakiram a Leading Lawyer in India in the Projects, Infrastructure & Energy sector and stated that he is considered by his peers to have a “detailed knowledge” of his practice area, and being “enthusiastic, fantastic and extremely bright with the ability to handle large transactions”. Mr. Janakiram has been named a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Energy and Infrastructure, Project Development and Project Finance by IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal Project Finance.

santosh.janakiram@cyrilshroff.com

Shaneen Parikh
Shaneen is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. Shaneen has extensive experience in wide range of issues, including disputes relating to commercial contracts, joint venture, technical collaboration and shareholder agreements, writ jurisdiction, intellectual property, infrastructure, power and construction projects, commercial financing transactions and documents, torts, labour, etc. Shaneen advises clients both Indian and multi-national in domestic and cross-border disputes, in relation to court litigation as well as arbitration (both domestic and foreign).

Shaneen is actively involved in dispute resolution-related initiatives and has co-authored several articles, on arbitration and litigation including most recently, the 4th edition of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Handbook (India Chapter) published by Global Legal Insights, and has assisted a leading chamber of commerce in drafting its rules of arbitration, conciliation and mediation.

shaneen.parikh@cyrilshroff.com

Mekhla Anand
Mekhla is a Partner in the Tax Practice at the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ New Delhi office. Mekhla has 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 has also been regularly representing clients before various indirect tax authorities and specifically before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and Sales Tax Appellate Tribunals in relation to indirect tax disputes.

mekhla.anand@cyrilshroff.com

Kapil Arora
Kapil is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. 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 successfully handled complex issues and routinely advises multinational companies on a host of engineering power and infrastructure projects disputes. He has also successfully represented leading Companies in corporate fraud and white-collar crimes.

kapil.arora@cyrilshroff.com

Namrata Kolar
Namrata is a Partner and Heads the Real Estate and Dispute Resolution practice of the Bangalore office at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Namrata advises on various aspects of real estate transactions including issuing opinions on title of property, acquisitions of property (both agricultural and non-agricultural) by way of conveyance, joint development models, lease or license, development and establishment of corporate campuses. She has advised regularly on other aspects including creation of mortgages, foreign direct investments into real estate, drafting and negotiating commercial leases, construction contracts etc.

She has represented both domestic and international clients before various High Courts, Tribunals, Company Law Boards, Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Debt Recovery Tribunals.

namrata.kolar@cyrilshroff.com

Ranjan Negi
Ranjan is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ New Delhi office. He leads the Firm’s IP Practice Group.

Ranjan has extensive experience in representing international and domestic clients from diverse industries on issues relating to brand adoption, prosecution and registration of trademarks; adversarial opposition and cancellation matters before the Intellectual Property Offices and litigation in Courts of India; His expertise also includes handling commercial transactions driven by exploitation of intellectual property, licensing arrangements and other alliances involving trademarks, copyright and information technology. Ranjan also handles a variety of unconventional and emerging IP issues such as online IP infringement, ISP liability, keyword advertising, privacy and data protection.He is recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of intellectual property by Asialaw, IP STAR by Managing Intellectual Property and a leading trademark lawyer in India by World Trademark Review 1000.

ranjan.negi@cyrilshroff.com

Jaya Singhania
Jaya is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office.

She regularly advises on Project Finance (Debt and Equity), Public Private Partnerships (including Concession Agreements/Regulatory Aspects Of Infrastructure Projects), Project Contracts, Structured Products, Debt Restructuring, General Commercial Joint Venture, Partnering Arrangements and Private Equity.

jaya.singhania@cyrilshroff.com

Vandana Sekhri
Vandana is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. Vandana is currently part of the general corporate practice group and specialises in private equity, joint ventures and corporate commercial transactions.

vandana.sekhri@cyrilshroff.com

Yash J. Ashar
Yash is a Partner and Head of Capital Markets practice. Yash specialises in capital markets transactions including initial public offerings; follow on offerings, QIPs, rights offerings, ADRs, GDRs and FCCBs. He has advised on several pioneering capital markets transactions involving India’s leading corporate. He also has experience in privatisation, joint ventures, private equity investments and general corporate law.

Yash is ranked as a leading lawyer for Capital Markets: India by Chambers Asia. “Solution-focused, with a sharp eye for detail”, “He’s always able to give his advice carefully, clearly and without ruffling any feathers” – (Chambers Asia 2013). “His deep experience makes him somebody you would want acting for you on a deal” – (Chambers Asia 2011). “He is commended by numerous sources, and is frequently called upon to advise on the most innovative and cutting – edge transactions” – (Chamber Asia 2010).

yash.ashar@cyrilshroff.com

Nivedita Rao
Nivedita Rao is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice and Head of Merger and Acquisitions at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Bengaluru office. Nivedita is highly experienced in a range of corporate areas, and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment and corporate restructuring, both domestic as well as cross border. She also has extensive experience in private equity investments, joint ventures as well as a range of corporate advisory matters.

Nivedita has been recognised as one of the “40 Under 45” leading lawyers in India in 2013 by Indian Lawyer 250, the official research partner of the International Bar Association, ABA Section of International Law.

nivedita.rao@cyrilshroff.com

Yashojit Mitra
Yashojit Mitra is a partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. He 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.

yashojit.mitra@cyrilshroff.com

Sandeep Dave
Sandeep Dave is a Partner in the Real Estate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. Sandeep publishes often in his area of specialization.

sandeep.dave@cyrilshroff.com

Pranav Sharma
Pranav Sharma is a Partner in the Financing Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas based in Mumbai.

Pranav specialises in Banking & Finance, Project Finance and Debt Capital Markets. Pranav has in-depth experience in banking and finance transactions ranging from commodity or receivables backed financing, ECA backed financing, acquisition financing and structured and trade finance transactions, debt restructurings, leveraged finance and tax-based structured finance. Besides routinely advising on several issuances of Rupee denominated bonds, he has acted for the lead manager(s) or the issuer company in several offerings of foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) and global depositary receipts (GDRs). Pranav has also acted for the lenders (both domestic and foreign) as well as the sponsors and the project company on project financings for several successfully concluded and on-going projects in the roads & highways, power, telecommunications, hotel and steel sectors in India.

pranav.sharma@cyrilshroff.com

Leena Chacko
Leena Chacko is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. She has extensive experience in General Corporate, Acquisitions Structured Finance and Securitization transactions, foreign investment, private equity and structured finance.

leena.chacko@cyrilshroff.com

Jatinder Cheema
Jatinder Cheema is Partner of the Projects, Energy and Natural Resources practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, New Delhi office. He 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. His Projects, Energy and Natural Resources practice has three major sub-practices, viz. oil & gas, LNG, natural resources, and infrastructure advisory and finance. Jatinder has assisted the Parliament of Canada as a legal counsel on an ethics investigation and drafted free-zone laws of a Middle-East Country.

jay.cheema@cyrilshroff.com

Sharad Mathkar
Sharad is a Partner in Dispute Resolution practiceat Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai Office. Sharad has its expertise in 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.

sharad.mathkar@cyrilshroff.com

Rahul Goel
Rahul is a Partner in the Competition Law and TMT Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, New Delhi Office. Rahul routinely advises on all issues relating to Competition Law including behavioural/enforcement matters (cartels, bid-rigging, anti-competitive agreements, dominance) and merger control provisions. He assists and represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts (Writ Jurisdiction), Competition Appellate Tribunal and Competition Commission of India. He also advises and assists companies in auditing their existing agreements/ practices and forming compliance programmes/ procedures (including Do’s and Don’ts Policies) in accordance with Competition law. Rahul was nominated at the Global Competition Review Annual Awards at Washington DC, USA in 2013 for obtaining the landmark order from the Competition Commission of India in the Cement Cartel matter. 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). Also, he has been recommended by several legal directories (since 2008/ 2009) including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Asia Law & Practice as a leading/ recognised practitioner in Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector.

rahul.goel@cyrilshroff.com

Niloufer Lam
Niloufer is a Partner in the Financing practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’, Mumbai office. Niloufer has extensive experience in capital raising instruments globally, corporate, banking, debt capital markets, regulatory advisory, structured investments, derivatives and insolvency/restructuring domestically and internationally. She advises large corporates, banks, funds and investors. She is a Member of the India Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Committee and of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Committee on Corporate Bonds for Co-Operative Societies. She’s been a speaker at APLMA, Indian Securitisation Forum, International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) and ASSOCHAM conferences.

niloufer.lam@cyrilshroff.com

Dhananjay Kumar
Dhananjay Kumar is a Partner in the Projects and Projects Finance practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Dhananjay specializes in oil & gas, telecom and port sectors and advises both lenders and developers in the infrastructure sector. Dhananjay is also an integral part of the Bankruptcy team.

dhananjay.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Gaurav Gupte
Gaurav Gupte is a Partner in the Capital Markets practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. 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 as a part of the Securities Law Course at the Government Law College, Mumbai.

gaurav.gupte@cyrilshroff.com

Gokul Rajan
Gokul Rajan is a Partner in the Capital Markets practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Gokul has extensive experience in capital market transactions including offer for sales through stock exchange mechanism, initial public offerings, follow on offerings, QIPs, rights offerings, ADRs, GDRs and FCCBs.

gokul.rajan@cyrilshroff.com

Gyanendra Kumar
Gyanendra is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Gyanendra is ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading lawyers in Delhi. Gyanendra has advised both investors and multinationals in variety of areas including Shareholders disputes including oppression and mismanagement, mergers and amalgamation, winding up petitions, arbitration and pre-arbitration litigation in matters involving exit of investors, white collared crimes and land related litigations.

gyanendra.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Harita Rao
Harita Rao is a Partner in the Projects and Project Finance practice at the Hyderabad office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Harita routinely represents strategic investors and developers and also acts for leading Indian banks, financial institutions and multilateral agencies in relation to financing infrastructure projects.

harita.rao@cyrilshroff.com

Harsh Kumar
Harsh Kumar is a Partner in the General Corporate practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Harsh focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions and 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.

harsh.kumar@cyrilshroff.com

Indranath Bishnu
Indranath Bishnu is a Partner in the General Corporate practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Indranath specializes 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.

indranath.bishnu@cyrilshroff.com

Amey Pathak
Amey Pathak is a Partner in the Project and Projects Finance Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Amey 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.pathak@cyrilshroff.com

Ankoosh Mehta
Ankoosh Mehta is Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Ankoosh 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 collared crime area of the practice and has been involved in arbitrations, under ad hoc and institutional rules, seated in India and abroad.

ankoosh.mehta@cyrilshroff.com

Anuradha Mukherjee
Anuradha Mukherjee is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at the Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Anuradha 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. She 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.

anuradha.mukherjee@cyrilshroff.com

Arjun Lall
Arjun Lall is a Partner in the General Corporate and Capital Markets Practice and Head of South Region of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Arjun specializes in mergers and acquisitions (inbound as well as outbounacquisitions), foreign investment and corporate restructuring, both domestic as well as cross border. Arjun has vast experience in advising international private equity funds in relation to their investments in India. Arjun is also a experienced practitioner in Indian securities law and has been associated with landmark capital markets transactions. He has routinely been profiled by the Chambers Global for his achievements in capital markets.

arjun.Lall@cyrilshroff.com

Arun Prabhu
Arun is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Bengaluru office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Arun is part of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) group and has special experise in advising clients in the electronics, information technology enabled services, outsourcing and information technology sectors. Arun was also a member of the Government of India’s working group on the legal enablement of information and communication technology systems.

arun.prabhu@cyrilshroff.com

Anshuman Jaiswal
Anshuman is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Hyderabad office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.Anshuman specializes in corporate advisory matters. The prime sectoral focus by Anshuman include oil drilling and mining, infrastructure (in the telecom, power and EPC sub-space), pharma and biotech, hospitals/ health care, BFSI, newsprint, telecom software and real estate/construction.
Anshuman is in-charge of the pro-bono activites conducted by the Firm.

anshuman.jaiswal@cyrilshroff.com

Radhika Gaggar
Radhika is a Partner and Co-Head in the Private Client Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Radhika specialises in estate and succession planning, family settlements and constitutions and establishment of trusts. She also advises on establishment of charitable institutions to aid and promote the philanthropic endeavours of individuals, families and corporate

Radhika is a core member of the Firm’s Japan Desk.

radhika.gaggar@cyrilshroff.com

Ashish Jejurkar
Ashish is a Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Ashish focuses on mergers & acquisitions (including Public M&A), private equity, regulatory and restructuring. Ashish specialises in the pharmaceutical sector as well as health and healthcare sector.

Ashish.Jejurkar@cyrilshroff.com

Avinash Umapathy
Avinash is a Partner in the Banking and Finance Practice at the Bengaluru office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Avinash 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, both at a portfolio level and of individual companies and specifically, some large companies in the micro finance and infrastructure sectors.

Avinash.Umapathy@cyrilshroff.com

Kranti Mohan
Kranti Mohan joined the firm in 2007 after completing his LLM from Newcastle University (UK) and a short stint at Securities and Exchange Board of India. He has previously undertaken litigation practice at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.

He is a part of the Capital Markets team and has advised clients on a number of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, qualified institutions placements, private placements, rights offerings and overseas listings. Kranti has advised on several pioneering transactions, such as SGX listing of Religare Health Trust, initial public offering of Just Dial Limited (involving safety net arrangement for prospective investors), and one of the first IPOs under SEBI ICDR Regulations. 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.

kranti.mohan@cyrilshroff.com

Subhalakshmi Naskar
Subhalakshmi is a partner in the Projects and Project Finance practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. 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.

subhalakshmi.naskar@cyrilshroff.com

Anchal Dhir
Anchal Dhir is a partner at Cyril Amarchand Managaldas’s Mumbai office. She is a part of the General Corporate practice with a focus on Public M&A and corporate restructuring.
Anchal 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 and has advised several large corporates (both Indian and overseas) on various general corporate matters.

anchal.dhir@cyrilshroff.com