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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
MUMBAI 400 013

Work Department

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)

Lawyer Rankings

India > Private equity and investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Shagoofa KhanCyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Ravindra Bandhakavi heads the private equity practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, handling transactions for global funds clients operating in the financial services sector, and sovereign wealth funds in the infrastructure sector. Shagoofa Khan leads a team handling fund formation and structuring, and also leads on fund of funds mandates. The team regularly advises on the establishment of AIFs, retail funds, joint venture funds, venture capital funds and distressed fund restructurings. In the REIT space, Arjun Lall recently advised on the restructuring, due diligence and acquisition of a real estate portfolio leading to a landmark listed REIT. The expansive bench of corporate partners, including co-heads Reeba Chako and Nivedita Rao, adds strength to the downstream investment phase.