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Haigreve Khaitan

Haigreve Khaitan

, Mumbai

Partner | Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client


  • LL.B., South Kolkata Law College (1995)

Haigreve Khaitan is a Senior Partner and leads the Firm’s Corporate, M&A and Private Equity practices at the Firm. He is an elected member of the National Executive Committee of the Firm, which is responsible for the Firm’s strategic growth and development. He is also one of the co-founders of the Firm’s Mumbai office. He advises companies, boards of directors and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, corporate governance, corporate restructuring and other corporate and securities laws matters.

Haigreve has been involved in some of the most high-profile and complex M&A and private equity transactions in India and is sought after for his expertise by some of the most prominent Indian promoters, Indian and international companies, Indian regulatory agencies as well as some of the largest global funds investing in India. He advises a range of large Indian conglomerates and multinational clients in various business sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, infrastructure, steel, software and information technology. A well-known name in India’s legal industry, Haigreve is counted among the top lawyers of the country.

Haigreve is on the board of directors of various companies including Jio Platforms Limited, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, CEAT Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Tech Mahindra Limited, PVR Inox Limited and Borosil Renewables.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of West Bengal
  • Incorporated Law Society, Kolkata
  • International Bar Association, London
  • The Indian Council of Arbitration
  • The Indian Law Institute
  • The Bar Association of India
  • Young Presidents’ Organization

Recognition and Accomplishments

Haigreve has been consistently recommended by many of the world’s leading law chambers and accreditation bodies. Sources also praise him as an “outstanding lawyer” who is “extremely good and very sharp when it comes to large transactions’’. He has been acknowledged for his experience and expertise by:

  • Asian Legal Business amongst the top 15 M&A lawyers in Asia.
  • Chambers and Partners as a ‘’Star Individual’’ for M&A and an ‘’eminent practitioner’’ for Private Equity;
  • The Legal 500 as a ‘’Leading expert’’ for Corporate and M&A;
  • IFLR 1000 as a ‘’market leading’’ lawyer for Corporate M&A; and
  • India Business Law Journal amongst top 100 lawyers in India.
  • Who’s Who Legal as a “Thought Leader’ for M&A and Governance in India.


Representative Matters

Haigreve Khaitan has represented and advised the following clients

Reliance Industries Limited

Advised Reliance Industries Limited on internal restructuring and multiple large acquisitions in (i) Oil & Gas and (ii) Digital / TMT sectors

Aditya Birla Nuvo

Advised Aditya Birla Nuvo and Grasim Industries on a USD 9 Billion restructuring

Vedanta Resources

Advised Vedanta Resources on a number of transactions, including its USD 2.6 Billion merger with Cairn India

Zydus Wellness

Advised Zydus Wellness and Cadila Healthcare Limited on their acquisition of Heinz India for USD 650 Million

IHH Healthcare Berhad

Advised IHH Healthcare Berhad on the acquisition of Fortis Healthcare Ltd for USD 565 Million

Birlasoft (India) Limited

Advised the promoters of Birlasoft (India) Limited on the acquisition of KPIT Technologies Limited’s IT business

Apax Partners

Advised Apax Partners on a number of transactions, including (i) the acquisition of a controlling stake in Healthium MedTech by its portfolio company Quinag Acquisition for USD 300 Million and (ii) the acquisition GlobalLogic, Inc. from a number of financial sponsors

The Blackstone Group

Advised The Blackstone Group on exits from Gokaldas Exports Limited, CMS Infosystems, Jagran Prakashan and Gateway Rail Freight, among others

Advent International

Advised Advent International on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Manjushree Technopack from Kedaraa Capital and the promoters



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