Shagoofa Rashid Khan

Partner (Head – Funds)

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Shagoofa has 22 years of post-qualification experience across structuring funds, managed accounts, fund documentation, private equity, acquisitions / exits / restructuring / joint ventures and strategic initiatives, international taxation and planning, corporate and commercial laws, business advisory, compliance and ethics advisory, audit and finance.

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Qualifications

  • 2003 Company Secretary
  • 2002 B.A. LLB., University of Mumbai
  • 1998 Chartered Accountant (FCA)
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity

She was in-house counsel, for 10 years, with leading Indian corporate houses. She was Senior Vice President & Head – Legal at Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank and its alternate assets management platform. As in-house counsel, she led due diligence, negotiation and documentation for several investments and exits as well as developing litigation strategy for execution and recovery of investments through enforcement of contracts against promoters and portfolio companies. At Kotak, she was also a member of the core team that structured, negotiated and implemented the strategic infrastructure fund management joint venture between Kotak, SMBC Japan and Brookfield Asset Managers, Canada. She was also responsible for compliance and regulatory matters on account of which she oversaw compliance and administration of funds and investment vehicles set up in Mauritius, Singapore and Cyprus and led negotiations with all institutional LPs in the funds.

Prior to joining cam, Shagoofa was Senior Director and Head of Legal & Compliance with IDFC Alternatives Limited, the alternate assets manager of IDFC group. Prior to IDFC, she was Vice President (Group Legal Team) and reported into the Group General Counsel of Tata Sons Limited. Prior to Kotak, she was Head – Real Estate Funds practice and advised several offshore and domestic funds and was also Head – International Tax Policy practice at Nishith Desai Associates.

Awards & Recognition

  • “India’s Top 100 Women in Finance 2020”, Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI)
  • ‘Top 20 Emerging Legal Leaders: India’, RSG Emerging Leaders 2019
  • ‘Leading Lawyer’, Legal 500 APAC 2020 & 2019
  • ‘Distinguished Practitioner’, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2019 – 2021
  • ‘Tier 1’ for Investment Funds, Legal 500 2019
  • ‘Outstanding’, AsiaLaw 2020 & 2019

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Qualifications

  • 2003 Company Secretary
  • 2002 B.A. LLB., University of Mumbai
  • 1998 Chartered Accountant (FCA)
expertise

Expertise

Practice Areas

  • Investment Funds
  • Private Equity

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