Corporate & commercial; private equity, venture capital & funds; mergers & acquisitions
Akshay Chudasama is managing partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and is based out of the Mumbai office of the firm.
Akshay is a partner in the general corporate practice group, counselling clients on corporate finance transactions, particularly cross-border transactions. Consistently recognized as a cross-border M&A specialist by Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Akshay is particularly noted for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, IT, telecommunications and media laws and has been adviser to various high-profile marquee transactions in these areas. He also advises on investment and exits across a wide range of industries. Akshay advises large listed and private companies on public and private M&A, joint ventures, demergers and restructurings as well as both primary and secondary capital raisings. Akshay offers practical advice to multinational companies, PE funds, investment banks and growth stage enterprises on extremely complex deals. He concentrates his practice on cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions.
Chambers and Partners notes Akshay as a “fantastic deal maker, he understands the real estate funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investor will face”. They further added in 2019 that he is 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.
Akshay has also emerged as a preferred lawyer of choice for major multinational corporations operating in a complex legal and regulatory environment like India for soliciting quick and cost-effective solutions on vexed legal issues. RSG Consulting Report, 2017, 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. He has been rated as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 in 2017 and as a highly regarded leading lawyer in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for investment funds, private equity, M&A, real estate acquisitions. Akshay has been practising law since 1994. He was a partner at AZB & Partners for over three years and thereafter at J Sagar Associates for almost 10 years