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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
EXPRESS TOWERS, 23RD FLOOR
NARIMAN POINT
MUMBAI 400 021
India

Work Department

M&A, Private Equity and General Corporate Commercial

Position

Mr. Akshay Chudasama is the Managing Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and heads the Firm’s practice in the Mumbai region. He has advised on various marquee transactions including one of the largest PE acquisitions of a strategic stake in PRL Developers Private Limited by Warburg Pincus; Blackstone’s acquisition of a stake in the commercial/ office space real estate portfolio of the K Raheja Corp Group, India; an American insurance company in their acquisition of an additional 23% equity stake in their joint venture from their Indian partner; Sumitomo Chemical Company in their purchase of a 44.98% stake in Excel Crop Care Limited from the promoters and certain public shareholders, the acquisition of 9 project companies of the Gammon group by BIF India Holdings Pte. Ltd, amongst many more.

Akshay has been recognized in the “A” list of India’s top 100 lawyers by India Business Law Journal, 2017 & 2018. He has also been recognized amongst the “market-leading lawyers” in Construction and Real Estate, IT, Telco and Media lawyer in Asialaw Profiles, 2019 and was recognized as an Outstanding Lawyer by Asialaw Profiles 2017. Akshay has also been recognized as one of the 75 “Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – India 2019 in India. He has been rated as a “Leading Lawyer” by IFLR in 2017 and as “Highly Regarded” leading lawyer in 2018. He has been described as “cross border M&A specialist” & “a highly recommended corporate lawyer” in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2016, 2017 and has consistently been listed as “recommended” / “leading individual” in Corporate / M&A / Real Estate / Telecom / Media & IT category by Asia Pacific Legal 500, PLC’s Which Lawyer?/ Merger & Acquisition Guide and Chambers & Partners. Chambers & Partners states that, Clients praised “smart and efficient” Akshay Chudasama as a “fantastic deal maker – he understands the Real Estate Funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investors will face”, in 2018 they further added saying he has a “notable cross-border expertise”, the guide further states that “Akshay offers high quality and is responsive on transactions”. The Chambers guide, 2019 has distinguished Akshay as “highly sought after by both international and domestic clients. He advises on investment and exits across a wide range of industries and is especially praised for his expertise in the real estate and technology sectors.   Others enthused: “He thinks quickly when there is a deadlock and is able to structure a creative solution to make a transaction move forward.” He has ‘won client recommendations for his legal and business acumen, as well as his great empathy and friendliness’. He has also been ‘recommended for his expertise in the media sector, particularly involving M&A and joint venture agreements.’ RSG Consulting Report, 2017 has recommended Akshay for Negotiations. He has been described as an ‘excellent lawyer to have by your side’. He is ‘effective in solving complex issues’. He deals with negotiations with the ‘requisite diplomacy and sophistication’.

Career

Akshay has been practicing law since 1994. Akshay was a Partner at AZB & Partners for over 3 years and thereafter at J. Sagar Associates (JSA) for almost 10 years.

Languages

English, Hindi

Memberships

Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, Bombay Bar Association, International Bar Association, Inter – Pacific Bar Association, Entrepreneurs Organisation, Law Society (England & Wales), American Bar Association (Associate Member).

Education

LLB from London School of Economics, University of London (1994), and B.A. (Economics) from University of Bombay

Lawyer Rankings

India > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Akshay ChudasamaShardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co covers the full spectrum of real estate matters, including commercial leasing, asset sales, acquisitions, private equity investments and real estate finance. Offering a pan-India service, the firm is also well equipped to act as local counsel on issues pertaining to land and property. Litigation is another core area of work for the department, which is experienced in settling claims arising from contract, construction and title disputes, as well as loan services and foreclosure issues. Managing partner Akshay Chudasama and Mrinal Kumar, whose areas of expertise include land acquisition and foreign direct investment, lead the practice, which also advises on the establishment of real estate funds managed by both domestic and international institutions.