Hardeep Sachdeva

AZB & Partners - India

Senior Partner

Delhi NCR

+91 9810065311

Distinguished Practitioner

English and Punjabi



Practice area:

Real estate

Hardeep Sachdeva is Senior Partner at AZB & Partners. With more than 28 years of experience, he advises Indian and international clients and is consistently rated as India’s leading corporate and M&A lawyer.

Hardeep advises across several sectors, including real estate, e-commerce, retail, hospitality, industrial parks, data centres, education, technology, alcoholic beverages, manufacturing and others. Hardeep has been associated with several landmark M&A, PE investments, structured financing and listed debt securities transactions and has done pioneering work in these areas. He also advises various US and Europe based foundations in India on their impact sector investments, lending and other grants/ programs in India.

He has recently been involved on several leading IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code) matters from all aspects including initiation of insolvencies, submission of resolution applications, bids under liquidation, representing resolution professionals and preparation of resolution and liquidation plans; and led some of the judicial precedents in India in this area.

Hardeep has been consistently ranked as leading corporate lawyer in India by some of the most prestigious publications. Hardeep has been a member of governmental and other industry committees and has authored various publications. He is a graduate in economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) and in law from Campus Law Centre (CLC), Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He was admitted to the Indian Bar in 1995. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi High Court Bar Association. In 1995, he joined Ajay Bahl & Co., a Delhi-based corporate law firm and one of the predecessor firms that combined to form AZB & Partners in 2004. He is a key member of the firm since.

  • Xander Investments

o Advised Xander and Virtuous Retails in several investments and exits across various real estate sectors, including commercial, residential, warehousing and retail malls;

  • Amazon Inc.

o Advised on various investments in technology and e-commerce companies in India

  • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

o Advised MSDF on its investments and lending in impact sector companies

  • Varde Partners Inc.

o Various investments and lending in real estate sector in India

  • Havells India

o Advised Havells in its acquisitions and sale within and outside India

  • Rockefeller Foundation

o Advised RF in its lending & investments in India


  • Corporate and M&A
  • Construction
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association

  • B.A. (Hons) Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University, 1992; 
  • LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, 1995.