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Hardeep Sachdeva, AZB & Partners

Hardeep Sachdeva

AZB & Partners

Tel: +91 98100 65311
Email: hardeep.sachdeva@azbpartners.com

Practice areas

Corporate & commercial; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds; real estate


Hardeep Sachdeva is a senior partner at AZB & Partners. With more than 27 years of experience, he advises Indian and international clients, and is consistently rated as India’s leading corporate and M&A lawyer.

Hardeep advises across several sectors, including real estate, e-commerce, retail, hospitality, industrial parks, data centres, education, technology, alcoholic beverages, manufacturing and others. Hardeep has been associated with several landmark mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment transactions, and has done pioneering work in all of these areas. He advises on regulatory, legal and other compliance, forensic investigations and due diligences.

Hardeep has been actively advising on various private equity investments and other financing transactions, including debt securities and bonds issuances, placements within and outside India, in both listed and unlisted companies. He has also been actively advising on numerous acquisitions, joint ventures, including cross-border transactions, business transfers, brand acquisitions, alliances and franchise agreements, concessions and bids, joint development arrangements, and other transactional matters. Hardeep advises various US-based foundations in India on their impact sector investments, lending and other grants in India.

He has recently been involved in several leading IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) matters from all aspects, including the initiation of insolvencies, submission of resolution applications, bids under liquidation, representing resolution professionals, and the preparation of resolution and liquidation plans; and led some of the judicial precedents in India in this area.

Hardeep has been consistently ranked as leading corporate lawyer in India by some of the most prestigious legal publications, including The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, Chambers: Asia, Expert Guide, Who’s Who Legal and others. Hardeep has been a member of governmental and other industry committees. He is a graduate in economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce and in law from the University of Delhi. He was admitted to the Indian Bar in 1995. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi High Court Bar Association. In 1995, he joined Ajay Bahl & Co, a Delhi-based corporate law firm and one of the predecessor firms that combined to form AZB & Partners in 2004. He has been a key member of the firm ever since.

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