Rajiv Khaitan is a Senior Partner in the Firm. With a career spanning over 30 years, he heads the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in the Bengaluru office and advises clients in the defence, hospitality, technology and real estate sectors.
Rajiv specialises in business laws and regulations, corporate governance, financing and structuring, mergers and acquisitions both in India and overseas, strategic alliances, acquisition of distressed assets, technology protection, licensing and transfer, retailing and franchising. In the real estate sector, he advises his clients on acquisition and development of large parcels of lands, setting up industrial and commercial parks, including all kids of lease, leave and license arrangements.
Some of his marque clients, include important promoters and HNIs who reach out to him for advice on planning investment holding structures, succession planning, estate planning, trust deeds, wills, family constitution, family arrangements and partitions. Rajiv has also handled multiple disputes and appeared before various courts, tribunals and arbitration forums.
Rajiv serves as an Independent Director on the boards of listed companies - Onmobile Global Limited and Himatsingka Seide Limited and on a few unlisted Companies including EFD Induction Private Limited, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd and Himatsingka Holdings NA Inc, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Akshara Foundation which is dedicated to ensuring quality pre-school and primary education for every child.
- Karnataka State Bar Council
- The Incorporated Law Society, Calcutta
- The Advocates Association, Bangalore
Rajiv Khaitan has represented and advised the following clients
DBS Bank Limited
Represented in a suit filed by Opto Circuits India Limited and others seeking injunction against Client restraining Clients from enforcing and recovery of outstanding loan.
Qualcomm India Private Limited
Represented in challenging a categorization of buildings for charging property / municipal taxes by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike
Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited
Represented in clients disputes with (i) the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited on demanding higher electricity tariff; and (ii) with Lake Development Authority on claiming encroachment of lake land.
Werner Finley Private Limited
Advised on disputes relating to breach and termination of contract by GE Power Conversion India Private Limited to enable Client to effectively resolve the disputes without resorting to litigation
Hardcastle Restaurants Private Limited
Represented in clients disputes with the State of Karnataka and others challenging the constitutional validity of the composition scheme under Karnataka Value Added Tax Act.
Advised on succession planning and settlement of a trust including tax consequences and consequences of having a non-resident trustee or beneficiary and establishment of an LLP trustee entity
Advised on restructuring of family holdings and drafting of Family Settlement Agreement amongst family members. Advised on corporate restructuring including considering various options for demerger or business transfer to implement the family arrangement
Advised on reclassification of promoters to public shareholders and separation agreement amongst family members and applicable compliance under applicable security laws
Advised on FEMA related issues, setting up of multiple trusts along with incorporation of an LLP trustee entity