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Rahul Dutt

Rahul Dutt

, Mumbai

Partner | Corporate and Commercial, Securities Litigation and Enforcement


  • LL.M European and International Trade Law (Distinction), University of Leicester, U.K.
  • B.L.S. LL.B., Government Law College, University of Bombay

Rahul Dutt is a Partner in the M&A and Private Equity Practice Group in the Mumbai office.

Rahul specialises in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, franchising, technology licensing, infrastructure and commercial contracts across sectors including retail, refining, petrochemicals, telecommunications, security solutions, and general corporate law advisory.

Prior to joining the Firm, Rahul was senior in-house counsel with India’s largest private sector company, Reliance Industries Limited, and led several of Reliance group’s transactions and has overseen commercial contracts across businesses and functions.

Rahul also worked for a year (2004 - 2005) for law firm Michael Wilson & Partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Recognition and Accomplishments

Recognised as a Notable Practitioner for his expertise in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Profile. 


Representative Matters

Rahul Dutt has represented and advised the following clients

Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Acquisition of the textile manufacturing assets, employees, and contracts of Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., which was then in receivership

BP Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Acquisition of BP Chemicals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd., manufacturer of purified terepthalic acid, from BP Plc

Network 18 Media & Investments Limited

Acquisition of Network 18 Media & Investments Limited

Indian Super League

Establishing a football franchising and media rights JV business for the Indian Super League with the STAR Group

Iconix Brand Group Inc

Establishing a brand acquisition and licensing joint venture with Iconix Brand Group Inc

GAPCO Rwanda

Divestment of GAPCO Rwanda engaged in petroleum retail business in Africa to an indirectly held African company

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