Mr Rishabh Shroff

Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Rishabh is a Partner in the Firm, and the Co-head of the Private Client team. He specializes in family constitutions and settlements, trusts, wills and succession planning. He provides succession, taxation, estate and wealth planning advice for wealthy individuals and their families, who are often promoters of family businesses. He is ranked as one of the top private client / family business lawyers in the world by Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has been awarded the ‘Private Client Lawyer of the Year 2015’ award by ‘The Asian Lawyer’ in November 2015. He is the General Editor of enTrusted, the Firm’s family business publication

Mr Abhay Joshi

Associate Partner, Economic Laws Practice

He graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2008 and pursued his masters from NYU School of Law, specializing in law relating to competition and mergers and acquisitions. He has also worked briefly with Schwartz LLC in New York and with the Federal Trade Commission, North Eastern HQ, New York.

Mr. Joshi advises clients on a broad range of competition, commercial and regulatory issues and currently involved in developing Data Privacy and Protection practice at the firm’s Delhi office.

Mr Siddhartha Desai

Principal Associate, J. Sagar Associates

Mr. Siddhartha Desai is a Capital Markets professional with extensive expertise in equity offerings such as IPOs, QIPs, IPPs and Rights Issues and in debt offerings such as NCDs. He has experience in advising various issuers, underwriters (domestic & international) and selling shareholders (domestic & international), across diverse sectors, such as banking & financial services, engineering & construction, entertainment, human resource, pharmaceutical and healthcare.

Mr. Desai worked on the QIP by the State Bank of India of Rs. 80,316 million in January 2014, one of India’s largest QIP of equity shares, as part of the JSA team which drafted the placement document and advised the State Bank of India on the fund raising.

He was part of the JSA team advising the underwriters on the notable IPO by Quess Corp Limited of Rs. 4,000 million in fiscal 2017, which garnered the second highest record of oversubscription (by 147 times) in more than eight years.'

Ms Trishita Das Gupta

Senior Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Trishita Dasgupta is a senior associate in Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and is associated with its capital markets practice area. She has extensively worked on equity deals and has been involved in the listing of various companies in India, including Eris Lifesciences Limited, AU Small Finance Bank Limited, Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, Newgen Software Technologies Limited and Aavas Financiers Limited. Further, she has also been involved in the filing of the draft red herring prospectus for various companies, namely, Sembcorp Energy India Limited, Srei Equipment Finance Limited, Uniparts India Limited, Studds Accessories Limited and Emami Cement Limited. Trishita Dasgupta has also worked on certain bond issuances and qualified institutions placements including the recent off-shore bond issuance by HPCL Mittal Energy Limited and the recent qualified institutions placement by PVR Limited. Prior to joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, she was associated with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Trishita Dasgupta has graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in 2015 and is a gold medalist of her batch.

Mr Aakash Parihar

Partner, Triumvir Law

Aakash Parihar is a partner at Triumvir Law, Bangalore. He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Aakash practices in the realm of general corporate commercial which include advisory on company laws, Indian foreign exchange laws, securities laws, labour laws and regulatory compliance. Aakash in his earlier engagements has extensively worked on private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in India, including domestic and foreign parties.

Mr Pratika Shankar

Managing Associate, Talwar Thakore & Associates

Pratika Shankar is corporate lawyer working as a Managing Associate with Talwar Thakore & Associates, a leading Indian law firm and the best friend firm of Linklaters LLP, a magic circle law firm in the UK. Pratika has also previously worked with Wadia Ghandy & Co Mumbai. 

He specialises in private equity, cross border mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and banking finance practice areas and has advised a wide range of Indian and international clients in relation in the real estate, e-commerce, education, healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors, to name a few.

Pratika graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in 2013 and received the KTS Tulsi Medal of Excellence.

Mr Gaurav Arora

Principal Associate, J. Sagar Associates

Gaurav’s practice covers mergers and acquisitions (both inbound & outbound), private equity, corporate structuring and restructuring and general corporate commercial matters (including drafting commercial/ corporate contracts and corporate business operations). 

Gaurav has advised clients on setting up businesses and on day-to-day business operations in India (including corporate compliance and governance). In transactions, his role has included due diligence, negotiating and drafting definitive documents as well as assistance in completion. 

Gaurav started his professional career as an Associate with JSA in 2013.

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