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Raghubir Menon, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Raghubir Menon

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
New Delhi

Contact
Tel: +91 99 1099 8321
Email: raghubir.menon@AMSShardul.com

Practice areas

Corporate governance; mergers & acquisitions; private equity, venture capital & funds; restructuring & insolvency

Introduction

Raghubir Menon is a corporate, M&A and PE partner at the firm, the regional head of M&A and PE (Mumbai region) and advises numerous corporates, sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds.

Raghubir actively represents large corporate clients such as Facebook, Walmart, Flipkart, One97 Communications, Sembcorp and blue chip PE and SWF clients such as KKR, Blackstone, Softbank Vision Fund, CPPIB, General Atlantic, GIC, ADIA and Temasek. He has recently advised IndiaIdeas.com Limited on its sale of the entire share capital of the company to PayU Payments Private Limited through the secondary sale of USD4.6 billion. He has worked on some of the largest recent M&A and PE transactions in India including advising Facebook, TPG, PIF, L-Catterton, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, General Atlantic, KKR and ADIA’s investment of more than USD20 billion by Reliance Jio – India’s biggest conglomerate. He also advised the investors on Reliance Retail’s fundraise of more than USD6 billion and Blackstone’s acquisition of Mphasis Limited for USD2.8 billion in 2021. In 2018, Raghubir represented Walmart on its acquisition of Flipkart for USD16 billion, making it the largest e-commerce acquisition globally.

Chambers and Partners 2022 views Raghubir as a Band 1 lawyer for each of Private Equity and M&A and he has also been ranked as a Band 1 lawyer by Chambers and Partners Global and Asia-Pacific for M&A for 2021. Chambers and Partners Global 2020 quotes a source saying Raghubir is “an excellent, star partner”. He is further praised for his deep experience in complex cross-border M&A, acting recently on some of India’s most important landmark transactions.

Raghubir was ranked number one lawyer by Mergermarket in 2017 and 2018 for the entire Asia-Pacific region by deal volume and has been noted as the busiest lawyer in Asia in 2018, 2019 and 2020, by Mergermarket. He is also ranked No. 1 in the Mergermarket Individual League Table 2020 Global Rankings, with 45 deals worth USD24.3 billion to his credit. He was awarded “Partner of the Year” by IDEX Legal Awards 2017 and is recommended by RSG Consulting 2019 for M&A and Private Equity, and won the M&A Lawyer of the Year: Private Equity at the Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015. Raghubir has been consistently ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Global and India Thought Leaders for M&A and Corporate Governance.

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