Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021 India
Tel: (+91 22) 6636 7000
Fax: (+91 22) 6636 7172
Current position: Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Corporate & commercial, private equity & venture capital
Career highlights: Darshan Upadhyay is a partner in the corporate & commercial and private equity & venture capital practices of Economic Laws Practice. He is a qualified company secretary and a law graduate from the University of Mumbai.
With over 14 years of experience in the private equity and M&A space, Darshan has advised several Fortune 500 companies around the world and continues to advise funds and multinationals on aspects such as entry, acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial transactions for their India-related forays. His expertise in exchange control regulations, Securities and Exchange Board of India and general corporate law is an added advantage on M&A transactions.
Darshan’s recent transactions include advising Johnson Controls in relation to its global air conditioning business joint venture with Hitachi. This deal has been recognised as a deal of the year by Inhouse Community’s Asian Mena Counsel in its 2015 awards. He also advised Jet Airways as co-counsel on the acquisition of a 24% stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways India. This deal was awarded the M&A and joint venture deal of the year award by India Business Law Journal in its 2013 awards; and in Inhouse Community’s Asian-Mena Counsel deal of the year awards 2013.
Darshan has been recommended for his expertise by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and IFLR1000.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2016 in Corporate/M&A