Corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; private equity; venture capital & funds; real estate
Akshay Chudasama, is the co-managing partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and along with Ms Pallavi Shroff, Managing Partner, has successfully led the firm to an exponential growth from 60 partners in 2015 to 144 partners as of December 2021.
Akshay’s practice is primarily M&A and concentrates on cross-border and multijurisdictional, having advised on several marquee 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 for various high-profile transactions in these areas. He also advises on investment and exits across a wide range of industries. His varied experience includes advising 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 is highly regarded for his practical advice to multinational companies, PE funds, investment banks and growth stage enterprises on extremely complex deals. 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”. Chambers and Partners 2020 notes that he is highly sought after by both international and domestic clients. He advises on investment, exits across a wide range of industries, and is especially praised for his expertise in the real estate and technology sectors and that he impresses clients with the “depth of his knowledge and ability to close transactions swiftly.”
Chambers and Partners, 2022 views Akshay as a ‘Band 1’ lawyer in Corporate/M&A. IFLR 1000 has been consistently recognising Akshay since 2017 and in 2022 views Akshay as a ‘Highly Regarded’ lawyer for Investment funds, Private Equity, M&A, Real Estate Acquisitions. RSG Report 2019 has also highlighted Akshay as ‘business savvy’, an “exceptional communicator” and recommended for having “excellent” M&A experience. Who’s Who Legal sees Akshay as a Global Leader for Corporate Governance and M & A. Akshay was a partner at AZB & Partners for over three years and thereafter at JSA for almost 10 years.