Anu Tiwari

Partner (Co-Head - Fintech)


Anu represents Indian and multinational banking, broker-dealer, exchange, asset management, speciality finance, fintech 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 Directorate and appellate tribunals.

‘Anu Tiwari is widely regarded as an expert in regulatory compliance and transactional matters, as well as fundraising.’ ‘Anu is one of the smartest lawyers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He asks the right questions, efficiently focuses on the material issues and offers practical, business-friendly advice.’ ‘Anu has been a fabulous support. His knowledge of the regulatory domain is commendable. He is able to advise his clients in a timely fashion and bring valuable insights for critical decision-making.’ ‘He is very good about managing client relationships and goes out of his way to corral company resources to answer any questions we might have.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2024 (Asia Pacific Edition)

‘Most of my work is with Anu Tiwari. He is top notch in the payments and bank regulatory space. He is efficient, pro-active and capable. He inspires confidence, looks for creative solutions to issues and is an excellent team player.’ ‘Anu Tiwari has in-depth and wide knowledge of various issues in the fintech sector.’ ‘Anu Tiwari is a true leader in his field and I would highly recommend him and his team.’ – Legal500 APAC 2024.’

Professional Experience

  • IDFC Limited’s USD 9.2 billion ongoing merger with IDFC FIRST Bank – India’s second largest private sector banking consolidation
  • Merger of L&T Finance, L&T Mutual Fund Trustee and L&T Infra Credit with L&T Finance Holdings
  • Jio Financial Services on its asset management JV with BlackRock
  • Sale of Adani Finance and Housing to Bain Capital
  • USD 589 million sale of IDFC Mutual Fund to consortium of Bandhan Bank, GIC Singapore and ChrysCapital : India largest AMC/ MF sale
  • Centrum Group and BharatPe on setting up ‘Unity Small Finance Bank’ and its subsequent merger with PMC Bank
  • MoneyGram’s USD 1.8 billion sale to Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Western Union’s USD 910 million sale of its Business Solutions business to Goldfinch Partners and Baupost Group
  • MUFJ’s USD 400 million investment in DMI Finance
  • SMBC’s investment in Aseem Infrastructure Finance
  • Acquisition of Indiabulls Mutual Fund by GROWW
  • Brookfield’s USD 1.5 billion acquisition of IndoStar
  • CDPQ’s USD 250 million investment in Edelweiss
  • Gruh’s (HFC) USD 3.3 billion merger with Bandhan Bank – IBLJ’s winning deal of 2019
  • IDFC’s USD 1.5 billion merger with Capital First Group
  • Reliance’s acquisition of Embibe and Rhea Retail
  • Visa’s investment in BillDesk and PayMate
  • Bank of Baroda’s USD 895 million acquisition of Vijaya Bank and USD 438 million acquisition of Dena Bank: India’s largest public sector banking consolidation
  • Merger of 6 banks with India’s largest bank, the State Bank of India (SBI), to create a global top 50 bank with an asset base of over USD 450 billion, adding over USD 120 billion to SBI’s asset base: first ever large-scale consolidation in the Indian banking sector
  • Sale of JPMorgan Mutual Fund to Edelweiss Mutual Fund
  • Setting up Religare Invesco asset management JV and subsequent exit by Religare

Awards & Recognition

  • ALB Asia 40 under 40 (2023)
  • IBLJ India’s Future Legal Leaders 2024 Fintech Lawyer of the Year , ALB (2023); ALB India’s Top TMT/ Fintech Lawyers 2022
  • Chambers & Partners, Fintech 2019- 2024 (Band-1)
  • Legal500 APAC 2021-24 Leading Individual, Financial Services; Recommended , TMT
  • IFLR, M&A/ Financial Services,  2018-2023
  • Financial Regulatory, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Lawyer of the Year, India, Corporate INTL Global Awards 2021-2022
  • 3rd , MergerMarket’s India M&A League Tables, 2019


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Member, Fintech Group, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII); Member, RBI Committee on Household Finance; Member, SEBI Working Group on Mutual Funds
  • Visiting Faculty, SP Jain School of Global Management; NUJS Kolkata; GLC Mumbai


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


Practice Areas

  • Financial Regulatory
  • General Corporate


  • Fintech