Distinguished Practitioner



Practice area:

Corporate and M&A

Gunjan Shah is an Equity Partner and is a long standing member of the Management Board of the Firm.

Gunjan Shah holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a B.C.L from University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She is a well-known and prominent practitioner in mergers and acquisition, private equity, debt and equity restructuring and Indian securities law.

In 2019, FT Innovative Lawyers 2019, Asia Pacific Awards, awarded her transaction, AION and JSW’s acquisition of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited, for innovation and legal expertise. Gunjan has been recognised as Best in Private Equity at Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020.

She has been recognised by Asia One among 50 most influential Indians under 50 – 2016-2017 and in March 2015, she was acknowledged in the list of India’s Hottest Young Executives in 2015, Business Today’s ninth listing of the best and the brightest corporate performers under 40. She has also been recognised as one of India’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40 by the Economic Times – Spencer Stuart Survey, 2014. According to Chambers & Partners 2021 “Gunjan is considered a thorough, deal-oriented and senior lawyer with a notable market presence.”

Gunjan regularly represents several global and domestic private equity funds and corporates in large complicated first-of-a-kind and innovative transactions.

She has been featured in IBLJ’s A-List of India’s Top 100 Lawyers, 2022. She has also been recognised as a Thought Leader & Global Leader for M&A by Who’s Who Legal, 2022, and also been recognised as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Corporate & M&A at the Legal Era Awards, 2023. She was awarded ‘Star Woman Lawyer of the Year’ at the Legal Era Women in Law Excellence Awards 2022. She has been recognised as a ‘Distinguished Practitioner’ for Corporate and M&A by Asialaw Profiles, 2021-2023. She was also featured as a ‘Highly Regarded Individual’ for M&A by IFLR1000, 2018-2022.