Date of birth:
9 September 1981
The name of the law school from which you received your first law degree:
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Current law firm and office:
Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, Mumbai
Position within the firm:
Key practice areas:
General corporate, M&A, Private Equity and Securities Law
Why you chose to focus in these areas:
One intellectual compromise that corporate lawyers are forced to make is to be boxed into a narrow range of legal subjects. Among corporate lawyers, M&A and general corporate lawyers have it somewhat better on that count. Diligence exercises keep throwing up novel issues. Repeated acquisitions (and post-acquisition integration advice) in regulated sectors provide an opportunity to understand the regime governing those sectors. Most importantly, as the one person coordinating and managing inputs from different practice teams in a transaction, the M&A lawyer views issues under a diverse range of laws from a vantage point.
Details of the matter that you have worked on in your career to date that you are most proud of, and why:
One of the first unsolicited tender offers under the 1997 takeover code, the UB Group’s acquisition of Shaw Wallace will remain an enduring source of pride simply for how early in my career I had the opportunity to assist the partners advising on that transaction.
The name of any more senior lawyers that you look up to or consider to be mentors:
Mohit Saraf (Senior Partner, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices) and Sundeep Dudeja (Partner, Luhtra and Luthra Law Offices).