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Akshay Chudasama

Akshay Chudasama

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Mumbai

Contact
Tel: + 91 98210 38898
Email: akshay.chudasama@AMSShardul.com

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Key practice areas

M&A, private equity, general corporate commercial and real estate

Introduction

Akshay Chudasama has advised on various marquee transactions including one of the largest PE acquisitions of a strategic stake in PRL Developers by Warburg Pincus; Blackstone’s acquisition of a stake in the commercial/office space real estate portfolio of 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 from the promoters and certain public shareholders; and the acquisition of nine project companies of Gammon group by BIF India Holdings, among others.

RSG Consulting Report 2017 has recommended Chudasama 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”.

Chudasama has also been recognized as a Market-leading Lawyer by Asialaw Profiles 2019 and a Highly Regarded Lawyer by IFLR 1000(2019). He has been described as “cross-border M&A specialist” and “a highly recommended corporate lawyer” in Asia Pacific Legal 5002016, 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 and Partners. Chambers and Partners states that, clients praised “smart and efficient” Chudasama as a “fantastic deal maker – he understands the real estate funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investors will face” and in 2018 they further added that he has a “notable cross-border expertise”. The guide further states that “Akshay offers high quality and is responsive on transactions”. 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.

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