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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 is a partner in the M&A corporate practice and has been part of some of the largest M&A deals in the country. Zakir is also a retained counsel on behalf of the firm for the Japanese External Trade Research Organisation. Zakir’s clients form part of the Fortune 500 and he regularly represents multinational corporations and financial investors in a range of transactions, including private and public cross-border M&A, minority and control investments, structured investments, strategic partnerships, restructurings, and quasi-equity and debt investments. He has advised investors for their investments in several start-ups and growth stage companies as well as public listed companies.

Zakir also has a niche practice revolving around specializing in pre-dispute strategies between joint venture partners (foreign and domestic) leading to exits or buy outs. As an incidental practice, Zakir specializes in product recalls and emission control standards. Zakir also forms part of the firm’s Japan desk.

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