NAME: Ashish Ahuja

LAW FIRM: Wadia Ghandy & Co


PRACTICE AREAS: Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A

Ashish Ahuja, a partner at Wadia Ghandy & Co, wins our April lawyer of the month award for his leading role in private lender HDFC Bank’s $40 billion acquisition of its biggest shareholder, housing finance firm HDFC. This deal is India’s largest-ever M&A, creating a financial services giant to better tap into the growing demand for credit. Ahuja and his team represented HDFC Bank.

Mumbai-based partner Ahuja is a veteran banking lawyer, who also holds a management role. He is well-versed and experienced in a broad range of banking, capital markets and corporate matters. He is also recognised as a distinguished practitioner in asialaw.

Wadia Ghandy & Co was founded in 1883 and is one of the oldest law firms in the country.