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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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Shagoofa Khan

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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

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Funds, Private Equity, Tax Structuring 


Partner (Head – Funds, Investments, Advisory)


Shagoofa Rashid Khan is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office. She is the National Head - Funds, Investments and Advisory.

Shagoofa has 18 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. 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. At Kotak, she was part 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. As in-house counsel, she led due diligence, negotiation and documentation for several investments as well as exits (including sale of Peepul Tree Properties to Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited, sale of stakes in Metahelix Life Sciences Pvt Ltd to Rallis Limited and BVG India to 3i Group Plc) including litigation strategy and execution for recovery of investments through enforcement of contracts against promoters and portfolio companies. 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 Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, 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 in the Group Legal Team and reported into the Group General Counsel of Tata Sons. She was part of the core team that structured and negotiated the strategic collaboration between Tata group companies and Uber Inc., led the negotiations and divestment of Tata from Piaggio Aero and sale of Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd. to TVS Logistics, to name a few. She was also part of the core team that redrafted the Tata Code of Conduct.

Prior to Kotak, she was Head - Real Estate Funds practice and advised several offshore and domestic funds as well as Head - International Tax Policy practice at Nishith Desai Associates, a leading Indian law firm. 

Her recent transactions included advising CPPIB on its platform JV with the Phoenix Mills Limited for retail/mixed-used mall assets and advising CPPIB on its platform JV with Indospace group for developing modern logistics facilities, industrial and logistics parks in India.


English; Hindi


LL.B (2002), Chartered Accountant (FCA) (1998), and  Company Secretary (2003)


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Shagoofa Khan heads up Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas' funds, investments and advisory team which counts Blackrock group, Tata Capital and ICICI group as its clients. The department was instructed by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its proposed investment of $500m, to acquire industrial and logistics parks in India from funds managed by the IndoSpace Group. It also assisted ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company with the creation, launch and management of the BHARAT 22 exchange-traded fund.

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