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Sharad Abhyankar

Sharad Abhyankar

, Mumbai

Partner | Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Governance

education

  • Solicitor, Mumbai (1991)
  • LL.M (Commercial Laws), Bombay University (1990)
  • LL.B., Bombay University (1988)

Sharad Abhyankar is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in the Mumbai office. With over 30 years of experience, Sharad specialises in corporate laws, securities laws, anti-trust laws, telecom regulations, constitutional litigation and international commercial arbitrations. He advises Indian and international clients on strategic M&As, private equity investments and exits, capital market transactions, financing transactions, domestic and cross-border foreign collaborations and joint ventures, foreign exchange and securities law related matters.

Sharad has led many M & A transactions in various industries including telecommunications, heavy industries, automobiles & auto-ancillaries, manufacturing, power projects, ITES, e-commerce, financial services, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, etc. He has advised on complex regulatory issues relating to digital signatures, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions in various manufacturing & services sectors.  Sharad has led many complex legal due diligence assignments for domestic and transnational M & A transactions and court supervised schemes of mergers and demergers; as well as for compliance check, health check, related party transactions and insider trading for large Indian Corporate Houses.

Sharad has also led preparation of compliance manuals on Indian federal and state laws for Indian Corporate Groups with international operations.

Sharad is also involved in facilitating different government agencies in framing policies and regulations such as the State Education Board in Maharashtra, Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India, ICASA - the Telecom Regulator in Republic of South Africa.    Sharad also led the project of developing the Model Shops & Establishments Law in association with FICCI, which was adopted by the Union Cabinet in 2016.

Sharad Abhyankar is an Independent Director on a few listed and unlisted Indian companies and has been a part-time faculty on various legal subjects at the Government Law College, Mumbai, for more than 27 years.   Sharad conducts specialised sessions on Business Ethics and Corporate Governance across various industry sectors and professional bodies. 

Sharad is a member of the Advisory Committee and Drafting Committee of the NSE Centre for Excellence in Corporate Governance.  Sharad has authored several articles on a variety of legal topics in both, Indian and International journals and is often invited as a speaker/ panellist at a number of professional seminars.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • The Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • The Trade Mark Registry and The Patent Office, India

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