Reeba Chacko

Partner (Head – Corporate)

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Reeba has vast experience working with foreign clients as well as international counsel in structuring complex private equity deals, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions spanning several jurisdictions, and in advising clients on Indian acquisition strategies, foreign exchange control regulations, structured investments and other regulatory aspects.

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Qualifications

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

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Private Equity

Sectors

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

She has represented several leading global private equity funds, as well as large Indian corporates in connection with private equity investments. She advises both buy and sell side in strategic sale transactions in India as well as financial investor stake sales and exit transactions and also representing several multinational corporations.

Reeba is the National Head of the Firm’s General Corporate (GC) practice that includes – private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and general corporate advisory and other specialist practices like competition, tax, real estate, employment, funds and intellectual property. The GC practice comprises over 350 lawyers including 60 partners across six 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 as a “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.

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 & ‘Band 2’ for PE, Chambers and Partners 2018 – 2021
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate and M&A, AsiaLaw 2019 – 2021
  • ‘Highly Regarded Lawyer’, IFLR1000, 2019 – 2021
  • Best Woman Lawyer in M&A, Euromoney Legal Media 2019
  • A-List Lawyer, IBLJ 2019 – 2020

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

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