Haigreve leads the Firm’s Corporate / M&A and Private Equity practices. He is an elected member of the 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, promoters 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. His advice is also sought on key estate and succession planning matters by the Firm's private clients.
He 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 companies, promoters, regulatory agencies as well as some of the largest global funds investing in India. He also 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.
Haigreve is on the board of directors of various public listed companies, including Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, CEAT Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, Tech Mahindra Limited and Gujarat Borosil Limited.
- 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 ranked amongst top 100 lawyers in India by India Business Law Journal (“IBLJ”) through an independent survey of General Counsels and has been recognised as the ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business.
Chambers and Partners have ranked him as ‘’Star Individual’’ for M&A and an ‘’Eminent Practitioner’’ for Private Equity.
Legal 500 has recommended him as a ‘’Leading expert’’ for Corporate and M&A.
IFLR 1000 ranks him as a ‘’Market leading’’ lawyer for Corporate M&A.
Haigreve Khaitan has represented and advised the following clients
Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited and Grasim Industries Limited
Advised on USD 9 billion restructuring.
Aircel and Maxis Communication
Advised on merger with Reliance Communications to create INR 650 billion entity
Vedanta Resources and Cairn India
Advised on USD 2.6 billion merger.
Baring Private Equity Asia
Advised on acquisition from the promoters of Hexaware and General Atlantic for approximately USD 420 million.
Advised on acquisition of GlobalLogic, Inc. from WestBridge Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital.
Advised on acquisition of minority stake of AVTEC by Warburg Pincus and exit of Actis from AVTEC.
Advised the sole power supply company of Kolkata, India for setting up its 2x250 MW Thermal Power Project in Budge situated in the State of West Bengal, India.
Hutchison Telecommunication International Limited / Hutchison Essar Limited
Advised on re-financing of all loans in India.
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited
Advised on acquisition of Asarco LLC for a total consideration of USD 1.7 billion.
Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Regulatory
Partner, New Delhi
Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Venture & Collaborations
Direct Tax, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client, Employment, Labour & Benefits