Managing Partner


Elite Practitioner



Practice area:

Corporate and M&A

Industry sectors:

Real estate

Akshay Chudasama is the Managing Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
Akshay is a part of our General Corporate Practice Group, counselling clients on Corporate / Private Equity transactions, particularly cross-border transactions. Consistently recognised as a “Cross Border M&A Specialist” by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Akshay is particularly noted for his expertise in Construction and Real Estate, IT, Telecommunication and Media Laws.

He has advised on various marquee transactions including one of the largest PE acquisitions of a strategic stake in PRL Developers Private Limited by Warburg Pincus; Blackstone’s acquisition of a stake in the commercial/ office space real estate portfolio of the K Raheja Corp Group, India.

Chambers & Partners Global, 2020 says Akshay impresses clients with the “depth of his knowledge and ability to close transactions swiftly.” His skills and expertise draw from a great depth of experience, handling landmark deals in a multitude of industries. He is regularly sought after by a roster of major private equity funds, to whom he offers his expertise in large private equity transactions, both inbound and outbound. Further, Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2020 mentions that he is lauded by clients for his “keen commercial acumen and overall understanding of the regulatory framework and prevailing market practices.” His client base includes a roster of major private equity funds, to whom he offers his expertise in large private equity transactions, both inbound and outbound.

Chambers and Partners has noted Akshay Chudasama as a “fantastic deal maker – he understands the real estate funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investor will face”. They further added in 2019 that he is “highly sought after by both international and domestic clients”. He advises on investment and exits across a wide range of industries and is especially praised for his expertise in the real estate and technology sectors. Akshay has also emerged as a ‘preferred lawyer of choice’ for major multinational corporations operating in a complex legal and regulatory environment like India for soliciting quick and cost effective solutions on vexed legal issues.

Akshay advises large listed and private companies on public and private M&A and joint ventures. With deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, Akshay offers practical advice to multinational companies, PE funds, investment banks, and growth stage enterprises on extremely complex deals. He concentrates his practice on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Akshay has been practicing law since 1994. Akshay was a Partner at AZB & Partners for over 3 years and thereafter at J. Sagar Associates (JSA) for almost 10 years.