Anu Tiwari

Partner (Co-Head - Fintech)


Anu has represented many Indian and multinational fintech, banking, broker-dealer, exchange, asset management, speciality finance and information/emerging technology companies on transactional, enforcement and regulatory matters

His transactional practice focus is on public & private M&A, capital raising, commercial agreements and activism matters.

Anu advises financial services clients on matters before the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Ministry of Finance, Enforcement Directorates, Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), appellate tribunals and Supreme Court of India.

Professional Experience

  • Gruh’s USD 3.3 billion merger with Bandhan Bank.
  • IDFC’s USD 1.5 billion merger with Capital First.
  • Warburg’s investment in IDFC First Bank.
  • Brookfield’s USD 1.5 billion acquisition of IndoStar Capital.
  • Zestmoney’s funding rounds.
  • Visa’s investment in BillDesk.
  • PayMate, Fulletron’s investment in Lendingkart
  • CPDQ’s investment in Edelweiss Finance.
  • Sachin Bansal’s acquisition in speciality finance and mutual fund space.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognised as a Band 1 Leading Individual for Fintech Legal Practice, Chambers & Partners Fintech 2022
  • ‘Notable Practitioner’ for M&A, IFLR1000, 2021
  • Recognised Lawyer for Fintech, Chambers & Partners 2020
  • Recognised Lawyer for M&A / Financial Services, IFLR1000
  • Ranked 3rd in MergerMarket’s India M&A league tables, 2019


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India
  • Member of the RBI Committee on Household Finance
  • Member of the SEBI Working Group on Mutual Fund Regulation


  • 2007 B.A. LLB. (Hons.), National University of Juridical Studies (NUJS), Kolkata


Practice Areas

  • Financial Regulatory
  • Corporate


  • Fintech