Partners

Our expertise helps clients resolve a wide range of corporate commercial disputes, across a variety of sectors.

Umesh Kumar Khaitan

Umesh Kumar Khaitan

MANAGING PARTNER
B.A. (Hons.), University of Delhi
Solicitorship, High Court of Calcutta

Mr. Khaitan, the founding partner of Khaitan & Khaitan. He has four decades of legal experience and has excellent credentials and reputation as a master strategist and an expert commercial lawyer. His prominent clients include promoter families, major players in infrastructure corporations, banking and finance, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, hotels, etc. He has advised clients on group structuring, raising structured finance, family settlements and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, as well as on complex corporate settlement matters.

Mr. Khaitan is a trustee of the Mamta Health Foundation, a non-government organisation serving women and children by providing sustainable healthcare, especially in rural areas. He is also involved in charitable projects such as developing schools in rural areas and in the upli!ment of the girl child in the SAARC region.

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Ashutosh Khaitan

Ashutosh Khaitan

SENIOR PARTNER
B.Com., University of Delhi
LL.B., University of Buckingham
Attorney at Law, New York
Solicitor of England and Wales

Ashutosh’s areas of focus and expertise comprise high stake dispute resolution and corporate-commercial matters. The dispute resolution matters that he handles are varied and not industry specific. Matters he has worked on include disputes of a varied nature relatable to industry sectors such as FMCG, pharma, real estate, telecom, insurance, mining, energy, etc. He represents clients before various judicial and quasi-judicial fora, including domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

In addition to dispute resolution, Ashutosh’s focus area is corporate-commercial law. He has led well-known restructuring and corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border corporate finance, private equity and capital market transactions, including structured fund raisers and recoupment of securities upon default. Ashutosh’s corporate practice includes advisory services in relation to foreign exchange laws, securities regulations and corporate compliance matters. He has two decades of legal experience and prior to joining the Firm in 2000, he worked in the New York office of Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. He is enrolled as an Advocate (India) and Solicitor (England and Wales) and is also admitted to the New York Bar.

Key Practice Areas
  • Litigation Advisory
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Banking
  • Corporate Finance
Angira Singhvi Lodha

Angira Singhvi Lodha

PARTNER
B.B.A. LL.B., National Law University, Jodhpur (Gold Medallist)
Associate Company Secretary (National Merit in Part I)
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Ex-Delhi Judicial Services, 2012

Angira is currently a Partner with Khaitan & Khaitan. She advises clients on their corporate-commercial, employment and intellectual property matters across various sectors.

Her transactional practice comprises of advising on investments, projects, private equity transactions and joint ventures. She also advises clients in the regular commercial matters such as purchase and supply agreements, distribution agreements, property management agreements (commercial and non-commercial), etc. She assists clients with drafting, review, negotiation and finalization of all forms of commercial agreements.

Besides corporate-commercial laws, Angira’s practice comprises of employment laws and intellectual property rights. It includes employment structuring and re-structuring, technology transfer agreements, trademark assignments and registrations thereof.

Angira is heading the start-up desk of Khaitan & Khaitan. The desk comprises of professionals across various practices (contentious and non-contentious) and advises and handholds start-ups with respect to establishment and setting up of their business, obtaining regulatory approvals, IP protection, advising on investments as well as dispute resolution.

She began her legal career with Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to joining the Firm in 2012, she had qualified as a judge in Delhi judiciary after her association with J. Sagar Associates in their corporate and M&A practice. She has gained work experience in the UK as well as the MENA region during her association with Herbert Smith Freehills.

Key Practice Areas
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • M&A
Deepak Khurana

Deepak Khurana

PARTNER
B. Sc. (Hons.), University of Delhi
LL.B., University of Delhi

Deepak graduated from University of Delhi in 2006 and started his career with Khaitan Sud & Partners and in a short span of six years earned the position as Partner. Deepak has been an integral part of the litigation practice at K&K and also has extensive experience in arbitrations. He has dealt with litigation pertaining to land acquisition challenges, environmental issues and public interest litigations. He has represented various infrastructure companies before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across the country, the National Green Tribunal, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Electricity Regulatory Commissions, and Appellate Tribunal for Electricity.

Deepak is actively involved in corporate litigation. In his corporate practice, he has handled matters relating to shareholders rights as well as proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Deepak is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and is also a Member of Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Key Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Regulatory Compliances
  • Financial Law
Kanishk Vardhan Shahi

Kanishk Vardhan Shahi

PARTNER
Graduation, University of Delhi
LL.B., University of Delhi

Kanishk has been with the Firm since 2007 and has wide experience in corporate commercial law. He regularly advises both Indian and multinational clients and has worked on numerous transactions pertaining to inbound and outbound investments to and from India and transactions involving disinvestment. Kanishk actively advises clients on devising India-specific efficient entry and exit strategies and on the restructuring of their complex offshore holding/investment structures. In terms of sector-specific transactions, he has extensive experience in the agro-chemical, financial, telecom, real estate, logistics and agro-based industries, and manufacturing sectors.

Kanishk has advised both lenders and borrowers, primarily in corporate finance transactions. He is regularly engaged by clients to advise on structuring, documentation and security creation for both domestic and external commercial borrowing transactions. He has also worked on large debt takeovers in non-banking financial companies. Kanishk is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and has over 14 years of post-qualification experience. He is also a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Key Practice Areas
  • General Corporate
  • Advisory and Transactional
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring
  • Exchange Control Laws
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate

Navpreet Singh Ahluwalia joined the Firm in the year 2008 as an associate before being elevated to partnership in 2014. Navpreet’s experience ranges from handling complex commercial litigation to managing volume litigation and regulatory compliance. His core area pertains to Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Property Law, Companies Act, Drug Prices Control Orders, Contract Act, Arbitration, Recovery of Debts Act and the Securitization Act, Consumer Protection Act, Regulations relating to Medical Council of India, Sugar Industries and various aspects of Criminal Law etc. His clients regularly seek him for high value disputes that require a tailored and out-of-the-box approach. He has also been regularly advising and handling cases for leading FMCG/IVF/Skin Clinics and other Multinational Companies on issues relatable to the FSSAI Act, the Legal Metrology Act, PNDT Act, ART, Guidelines, Medical Negligence, Local Nursing rules, Drugs & Cosmetics Act, Consumer Protection Act, Labour related issues. He also is actively involved in ensuring regulatory compliance and obtaining relevant licenses/approvals.

Apart from regularly appearing before the Supreme Court of India, and the High Court of Delhi, Navpreet also has been appearing before the various High Courts of India. He appears before various district courts/forums/tribunals/quasijudicial authorities. Navpreet has established a robust network with several lawyers and counsels all over India (ranging from remote districts to various metropolitan cities) to effectively manage contentious issues/litigation as well as ensuring legal compliance and due diligence for various clients. He is also a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association and the New Delhi & Saket Bar Association.

Key Practice Areas
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contractual/Commercial/Property Disputes/Arbitrations
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy/Banking and Regulatory Issues
  • Company Law/Regulatory Issues qua Statutory Authorities/Medicine & Allied Laws
Prantik Hazarika

Prantik Hazarika

PARTNER
Graduation, University of Delhi
LL.B., University of Delhi

Prantik joined the Firm in 2015 and was elevated to partnership in 2018. He started his career in 2005 as an associate with a leading litigation firm in Delhi before moving to work with a prominent corporate law firm in 2007, where he was a core member of the corporate team and handled dispute resolution mandates

Prantik’s professional experience includes representing various private equity investors in their investments in Indian entities, handling financing transactions, general corporate and commercial matters and contract management, and helping several multinational companies in formulating and executing entry strategies into India through representative offices or by way of foreign direct investment (FDI) into wholly owned subsidiaries or joint ventures. Apart from regularly appearing before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, Prantik has been appearing before the High Courts of India. He appears before various district courts/forums/tribunals/quasi-judicial authorities. Prantik is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, LAWASIA, Delhi High Court and Dwarka Court Bar Association.

Key Practice Areas
  • General Corporate Advisory and Transactional
  • Banking and Finance
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Foreign Direct
  • Investment in India
  • Private Equity Restructuring and Insolvency Matters
Ray Sharat Prasad

Ray Sharat Prasad

PARTNER
LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Laws, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
M.A., Hindu College, University of Delhi

Sharat joined the Firm in 2019 as a Partner and has over 15 years of post qualification experience. Sharat has advised several multinational and Indian companies on various transactions, particularly in the areas of real estate, hospitality, banking & finance, legal/property/environmental due diligence, commercial contracts, FDI, land acquisition, and infrastructure and environmental laws. He has assisted the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, in dra!ing The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill & Rules. He has also advised the Revenue Department, Government of NCT of Delhi & the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India on their “Ease of Doing Business” initiative regarding registration of immovable properties in Delhi. He has been a part of the stakeholders’ consultation process on “single window approval system” organized by MoHUA in 2014. He has been regularly advising the World Bank Group on the status of implementation of reforms in sale and registration of immovable properties in Delhi for their “Doing Business Report”.

He regularly advises clients in dra!ing and negotiating business loan agreements, term loan agreements, working capital facility agreement, LAP, term sheet, collateral documentations. He also has expertise in conducting legal due diligence on power projects (hydro, thermal & wind), pharmaceutical, textile, PVC pipes, scented candles/incense and sanitary ware factories in various States, touching upon issues such as land acquisition, rehabilitation & resettlement policy implementation, labour laws, environmental clearance, consent to establish & operate. He also advises clients on business transfer & sump sale transactions, dra!ing, vetting & negotiating various commercial agreements such as service level agreements, vendor agreements, supply agreements, master service agreement, SOW, license agreement, assignment agreement, non- disclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, consultancy agreements, purchase orders, sales invoices, dealership, distributorship, warehousing contracts. He is also a member of the Bar Council of India.

Key Practice Areas
  • Real Estate & Hospitality
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Infrastructure & Environmental Laws
Subodh Sadana

Subodh Sadana

PARTNER
B. Com(H), University of Delhi
LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
ACS, Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Subodh joined the Firm in 2019 as a Partner and has over 17 years of experience as a corporate M&A and transactional lawyer. Subodh has advised prestigious international and domestic clients on several cross border corporate transactions including joint ventures, collaborations, technology transfers, business acquisition, exits from companies, business structuring, etc. Subodh has also advised several international clients in setting up of business in India and has helped them in local compliances, approvals, licenses and permissions. He has also conducted legal audits and diligence on several companies across various sectors.

In terms of sector specific transactional experience, he has wide experience in the defence, hospitality, real estate, pharma, automotive, manpower and manufacturing sectors. Subodh also regularly provides legal services to start-ups and assists them in business structuring, legal compliance and funding transactions. He also provides legal services to private equity and venture capital investors in legal evaluation of businesses, investment documentations and exits. Subodh also advises clients in project finance and loan documentation. Subodh is a member of the Bar Council of India, Delhi High Court Bar Association and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Key Practice Areas
  • Cross Border M&A transactions
  • Private equity and VC investments
  • Legal audits and diligence
  • Inbound and Outbound investments
  • General corporate advisory & compliance

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Khaitan & Khaitan
(Solicitors & Advocates)
A - 38, Kailash Colony, New Delhi - 110 048 India

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