Sharad Abhyankar

Sharad Abhyankar

Sharad Abhyankar, Solicitor & Advocate joined the M&A and Corporate Advisory Practice of Khaitan & Co, Mumbai Office in December 2011. Practising for more than 30 years, Sharad specialises in corporate laws, securities laws, anti-trust laws, telecom regulations, constitutional
litigation and international commercial arbitrations. He advises Indian and international clients on strategic M&As, private equity investments and exits, capital market transactions, financing transactions, domestic and cross-border foreign collaborations and joint ventures, and foreign exchange and securities law related matters.

Sharad has led many M & A transactions in various industries including telecommunications, heavy industries, automobiles & auto-ancillaries, manufacturing, power projects, ITES, e-commerce, financial services, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, etc. He has advised on complex regulatory issues relating to digital signatures, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions in various manufacturing & services sectors. Sharad has led many complex legal due diligence assignments for domestic and transnational M & A transactions and court-supervised schemes of mergers and demergers; as well as compliance checks, health checks, related party transactions and insider trading for large Indian Corporate Houses.

Sharad has also led the preparation of compliance manuals on Indian federal, state and provincial laws for Indian subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations and large Indian Corporate Groups with Pan-India presence and international operations.

Sharad is also involved in facilitating different government agencies in framing policies and regulations such as the State Education Board in Maharashtra, the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, ICASA - the Telecom Regulator in the Republic of South Africa. Sharad also led the project of developing the Model Shops & Establishments Law in association with FICCI, which was adopted by the Union Cabinet in 2016.

Sharad is an Independent Director of a few listed and unlisted Indian companies and has been a part-time faculty on various legal subjects at the Government Law College, Mumbai, for more than 27 years. Sharad conducts specialised sessions on Business Ethics and Corporate Governance across various industry sectors and professional bodies.

Sharad is a member of the Advisory Committee and Drafting Committee of the NSE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance. Sharad has authored several articles on a variety of legal topics.