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Zakir Merchant

Khaitan & Co

Tel: +91 98700 77255
Email: [email protected]

Key practice areas

M&A, general corporate, private equity, and corporate disputes


Zakir Merchant is a solicitor and M&A, corporate partner at Khaitan & Co. He has been part of some of the largest acquisitions in the mutual fund, insurance, auto, logistics and food sectors in India.

Merchant plays an active advisory role in industries connected to drugs, cosmetics, FMCG including regulatory issues relating to auto emissions control, product liability etc. He specializes in strategic corporate M&A disputes leading to exits or buy outs. Merchant is currently actively involved in advising foreign funds investing in the venture capital space.

At a governmental level, Merchant is a retained counsel for the Japanese External Trade Research Organisation (India region) and is part of the firm’s Japan Desk.

His notable clients have included, Nippon Life Insurance, ENIL, L&L Products, SG Holdings, Recruit, GCA Savvian, Nissin, Hitachi, Kokoyu, Itochu, Honda, Toyota, and Yazaki.

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