Akila Agrawal

Partner (Head – Mergers and Acquisitions)

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Akila has over 20 years of experience in matters pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, general corporate and employment law.

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Qualifications

  • 1999 B.A.,L.L.B (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
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Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • IT/ITES
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Food & Beverage

She has extensively handled acquisitions, disposals, takeover offers, delisting offers, commercial contracts and SEBI related matters. Akila has considerable national and international experience having served several significant clients across a broad range of industries and sectors.

She is a frequent contributor to professional journals, such as India Business Law Journal and In-House Lawyer. She is also a commentator on legal issues in leading publications and newspapers such as Business Standard and the Economic Times. Akila is also regularly invited to speak at workshops and conferences.

Akila joined erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.’s Delhi office in April 2002 and continued with Shardul Amarchand thereafter prior to joining the firm. She has also worked with Wipro Limited, Bangalore as in-house counsel.

Professional Experience

  • The Coca-Cola Company on the refranchising of its bottling business in India; and sale of the bottling business of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited to, Enrich Agro Food Products Private Limited and Moon Beverages Limited in the Delhi-NCR territory; SLMG Beverages Private Limited in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand; and Kandhari Beverages Private Limited in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
  • Escorts Limited on allotment of 10% stake to Kubota Corporation, Japan along with a simultaneous announcement of considering a selective capital reduction of equivalent number of treasury stock held by Escorts; and acquisition of 40% stake in Kubota Agricultural Machinery India Private Limited.
  • Philips India Limited in the demerger of is domestic appliance business, amalgamation of Preethi Kitchen Appliances Private Limited into Philips Domestic Appliances India Limited and re-organization of the share capital and securities premium reserve account of Preethi by way of a capital reduction.
  • Stone Point LLC in its acquisition of Duff & Phelps in India from Permira Funds
    Mastercard on its investment in Pine Labs Pte. Ltd. which has two subsidiaries in India, Pine Labs Private Limited and Qwikcilver Solutions Private Limited.
  • Evolutionary Systems (Evosys) in the transfer of its global Oracle business to Mastek UK Limited.

Awards & Recognition

  • Consistently ranked in Chambers & Partners Global and Chambers Asia Pacific for Corporate and M&A practice for several years.
  • ‘A-List Lawyer’ (inclusion in India’s most outstanding lawyers list), IBLJ 2020
  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A; Private Equity, IFLR1000, 2019 & 2020
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate M&A, AsiaLaw 2021
  • Global leader in M&A and Governance, Who’s Who Legal 2020
  • ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Corporate M&A, Legal500, 2021

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association

Qualifications

  • 1999 B.A.,L.L.B (Hons), National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • IT/ITES
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Food & Beverage

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