Bharat Vasani

Partner (Mentor - Disputes Practice)

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Bharat has over 30 years of experience at a senior management level. He leads firm’s media and entertainment law practice.

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Qualifications

  • 2017 M&A Training, Harvard Business School
  • 2010 Leadership in Corporate Counsel, Harvard Law School
  • 1980 Company Secretary, ICSI, India
  • 1984 B.Com. LLB., University of Bombay
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • Media & Entertainment

His areas of specialisation includes company law, corporate and commercial laws, securities law, capital market, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, media & entertainment law, competition law, employment law and property matters. He is highly regarded in Government circles and in various industry organizations for his proactive approach on public policy issues. Bharat was a member of the Expert Committee appointed by the Government of India to revise the Companies Act, 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, Bharat was the Group General Counsel of the Tata Group.  He has been at the helm of and steered several large key M&A transactions pursued by the Tata Group in the last 17 years.

Bharat is a keen public speaker and is a regular in television debates on corporate law issues. He has addressed several national and international seminars on various subjects, including corporate governance, insider trading, takeover code, constitutional law issues, etc. He was selected to speak on India’s Competition Act at the reputed Chatham House, London. He is also a prolific writer and has written several articles on corporate law and governance.

Professional Experience

  • Strategic advisory to various clients on queries related to employment, contracts, litigation arising due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Advising various media & entertainment companies on legal issues.
  • Adani Green Energy in relation to its joint venture agreement with Total S.A. for solar projects across India.
  • Orbimed Asia III Mauritius and Orbimed Asia III Mauritius FVCI acquired 9.9% stake in Advanced Enzyme Technologies.

Awards & Recognition

  • ‘Professional Excellence, 2016’ awarded by the Harvard Law School
  • ‘Leadership Excellence Award, 2016’ & ‘Best General Counsel 2011’, Legal Era Awards
  • Awarded President’s Medal for securing the First Rank in the Company Secretaries examination

Memberships

  • Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chairman of CII and the Regulatory Affairs Committee
  • Co-Chairman of the FICCI Corporate Law Committee
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra, India
  • Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Qualifications

  • 2017 M&A Training, Harvard Business School
  • 2010 Leadership in Corporate Counsel, Harvard Law School
  • 1980 Company Secretary, ICSI, India
  • 1984 B.Com. LLB., University of Bombay
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate

Sectors

  • Media & Entertainment