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Ashraya Rao

Ashraya Rao

, Mumbai

Partner | Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions


  • B.B.A. LL.B., Symbiosis International University (2010)

Ashraya Rao is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial practice group in the Mumbai office. Ashraya has advised several clients on corporate and commercial transactions, including private and public M&A, strategic alliances, private equity, joint ventures and advisory on aspects of Indian corporate and foreign investment laws.

Ashraya has worked with Slaughter and May, London as a ‘visiting lawyer’ from September 2015 to March 2016, where he was involved in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. 

 Ashraya comes recommended as ‘notable practitioner’ by IFLR1000 for M&A for 2018 and 2019.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Recognition and Accomplishments

Ashraya comes recommended as ‘notable practitioner’ by IFLR1000 for M&A for 2018 and 2019.

Representative Matters

Ashraya Rao has represented and advised the following clients

IHH Healthcare Berhad and its subsidiaries

Advised on acquisition of controlling stake in Fortis Healthcare Limited.

Birlasoft (India) Limited and its promoters

Advised on the proposed merger, demerger and consolidation of its IT Business with KPIT Technologies Limited.

Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited and its promoters

Advised on the sale of the entire 50% stake in DHFL Pramerica mutual fund business to Prudential Financial Inc.

Vedanta Limited

Advised on the acquisition of Electrosteel Steels Limited as part of the corporate insolvency resolution process.

Spencer’s Retail Limited

Advised on its acquisition of  100% stakes in Natures Basket Limited from Godrej Industries Limited

Sterlite Power Technologies Limited and Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited

Advised on purchase by SPTL of entire stake of Standard Chartered PE entities in the Company

Medtist Group

Advised on its acquisition of controlling stake in Andromeda Sales.

Nissin Foods HD, Japan and Nissin India

Advised on the India leg of its strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Metropolis Healthcare Private Limited and its promoters

Advised on: (i) acquisition of controlling interest (purchase of all shares held by Warburg Pincus); and (ii) facilitating the purchase of minority stake by Carlyle group.

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