Anu Tiwari

Partner (Co-Head - Fintech)


Anu has represented many Indian and multinational banking, broker-dealer, exchange, asset management, speciality finance, information/emerging technology and fintech 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) and appellate tribunals.

He is a visiting faculty at SP Jain School of Global Management, Government Law College Mumbai, W.B. N.U.J.S. Kolkata and NMIMS School of Law Bangalore.

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 by Chambers & Partners, Fintech, 2020, 2021 & 2022 (Band-1)
  • ‘Leading Individual’ for Financial Services; Recommended TMT, Legal500, 2022
  • ALB India’s Top Fintech Lawyers, 2022
  • ‘Lawyer of the Year in India for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Financial Regulatory and M&A’, by Corporate INTL Global Awards 2022
  • Recognised for M&A and Financial Services, IFLR1000, 2018-2021
  • Ranked 3rd in MergerMarket’s India M&A league tables, 2019


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India
  • Member of the Fintech Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • 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
  • General Corporate


  • Fintech