Reeba Chacko

Partner (Head – Corporate)

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Reeba Chacko with over 20 years of experience is a corporate, private equity and mergers and acquisitions law practitioner. While a lawyer with vast experience in these practices across industries, real estate industry is one of her primary areas of sectoral specialisation having been involved in several landmark and large transactions in India over the past few years.

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Qualifications

  • 2002 L.L.M., London School of Economics
  • 1999 B.A. LLB., National Law School of India University
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity

Sectors

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • IT/ITES
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Infrastructure

Reeba has vast experience working with both domestic corporates and institutions as also foreign clients and international counsel in structuring complex private equity deals, domestic and cross border M&A, and in advising clients on regulatory and strategic matters on transactions, acquisition and investment strategies.  She has represented several leading global private equity funds, as well as large Indian corporates in her areas of expertise.  Her transactional experience ranges across various sectors including real estate and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, technology, retail and ecommerce, financial services and education.

Reeba is the National Head of the firm’s General Corporate (GC) practice that includes within it, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and general corporate advisory amongst other specialist practices like Competition, Tax, Real Estate, Employment and Funds. The CAM GC practice comprises over 353 lawyers including 78 partners across multiple offices of the Firm.

Chambers and Partners has described her as “… energetic and knowledgeable, with a good ability to grasp and represent client requirements” and “good lawyer who has represented funds and companies on a lot of transactions.” She is especially recognized for her experience advising international private equity groups and venture capital firms in large-scale, complex transactions.

Reeba is one of the winners of the Economic Times “40 under Forty Award 2017 – India’s Hottest Business Leaders 2017”.  Reeba is also a recipient of the Economic Times “Women Ahead Listing” for the year 2017.

Professional Experience

  • KKR Advisors in its acquisition of controlling stake of EuroKids International Private Limited. This is a first of its kind control deal by a private equity player in the Pre-School and K-12 Education Sector.
  • Blackstone acquisition of approximately 40K square meters in the ‘One BKC’ building in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai from Raghuleela Builders Private Limited. This transaction is the largest commercial real estate transaction in 2020 and was undertaken in the background of significant insolvency and litigation risks.

Awards & Recognition

  • ‘Band 1’ for M&A and Corporate, Chambers and Partners 2018 – 2022
  • ‘Band 1’ for PE, Chambers and Partners 2022
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate and M&A, AsiaLaw 2020 – 2022
  • ‘Highly Regarded’, IFLR 1000, 2020 – 2022
  • A-List Lawyer, IBLJ 2019 – 2021
  • Best Woman Lawyer in M&A”, Euromoney Legal Media 2019

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi, India

Qualifications

  • 2002 L.L.M., London School of Economics
  • 1999 B.A. LLB., National Law School of India University
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity

Sectors

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • IT/ITES
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Infrastructure