Current position: Managing partner, Mumbai region
Practice area/industry focus: Cross-border mergers & acquisitions and private equity in a range of sectors, particularly, real estate, insurance, media, FMCG, manufacturing and retail
Career highlights: His deals include advising on: the largest PE acquisition of a strategic stake in PRL Developers by Warburg Pincus; the PE deal of Blackstone acquiring a stake in a commercial/office space real estate portfolio of the K Raheja Corp Group, India; Sumitomo Chemical Company's purchase of a 44.98% stake in Excel Crop Care from the promoters and certain public shareholders for $930 million; and, the acquisition of nine project companies of the Gammon Group by BIF India Holdings, for a combined value of $850 million.
He has been recognised as an outstanding lawyer in Asialaw Profiles 2017; rated as a leading lawyer by IFLR; recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2016 and 2017 as a cross border M&A specialist and a highly recommended corporate lawyer; and has consistently been listed as recommended/a leading individual in the corporate/M&A, real estate, and telecom/media & IT categories by Asia Pacific Legal 500, the PLC Which Lawyer? Mergers & Acquisitions Guide and Chambers & Partners.
Chambers & Partners states that clients praised 'smart and efficient' Akshay Chudasama as a 'fantastic deal maker – he understands the real estate funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investor will face'.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2017 in Construction & Real Estate and IT, Telco & Media