Abhijit Joshi

Abhijit Joshi, Founding and Managing Partner, Veritas Legal, is one of the country’s leading Corporate and M&A lawyers with a noteworthy career ofmore than 25 years. He has represented various multinational companies on inbound M&A in India as well as Indian companies on outbound M&A. Over the years, Mr Joshi has advised various business houses and promoter families on wealth and estate planning, including formation and operations of trusts and succession planning.

Mr Joshi started his career with the erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas& Suresh A. Shroff& Co. in 1993 and went on to practice with Dua Associates in Mumbai. He joined AZB & Partners as one of their first Partners in 2001, going on to become CEO. In 2015, he established Veritas Legal specializing in practice areas such as Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Anti-trust laws, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, White-Collar Crime etc. In a short span, the firm has grown in strength and been involved in over 100 noteworthy M&A and private equity deals, and more than 500 litigation filings in various judicial forums across the country.

Mr Joshi is a qualified solicitor in India and England and brings his rich experience given his noteworthy work on various landmark deals. He has been recognized in The ‘A-List: India’s Top 100 lawyers’ by India Business Law Journal; as a ‘Thought Leader for M&A’ by Who’s Who Legal; ranked in the top tier for Corporate/M&A by the prestigious Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific & Global Guide. In addition to all of these, he has received many accolades including ‘Distinguished Practitioner' for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by Asia law Leading Lawyers; ‘Highly Regarded’ lawyer by IFLR1000 for M&A; Recommended Lawyer’ for Corporate and M&A by RSG; ‘Acritas Star Lawyer’ by Acritas (Thomson Reuters); and recommended by International Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Governance, Mergers &Acquisitions and Private Client Practice. He has procured the Financial Times Innovation Award (Asia Pacific) for a complex merger transaction.

Mr Joshi is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India; the Bombay Incorporated Law Society; the Law Society of England and Wales; the Entrepreneurs ’Organization; and the Young Presidents’ Organization. He is also on the advisory board of the Oberoi International School. 

Testimonials

Chambers and Partners 2019 to 2021

“Abhijit Joshi possesses a wealth of experience and maintains a stellar reputation in corporate mandates. His prowess in M&A and corporate advisory earns him praise from clients for his ‘sage advice’ and his ‘insightful, reliable and proactive assistance.’

Founding partner, Abhijit Joshi is hugely respected for his counsel on a full gamut of corporate transactions spanning acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures. He is described by one interviewee as ‘one of the smartest lawyers I have met,’ and as ‘particularly adroit at navigating Western inbound investment into India.’

Abhijit Joshi is the founder of the firm and has a wealth of experience in the corporate sphere. A client appreciates that "he is solution oriented and guides us very candidly."

RSG India Report 2017 & 2019

Clients praised his ‘extensive knowledge’ on legal matters as well as his ‘creativity’ with complex issues. Abhijit is described as ‘a leader in the corporate field’.

Clients recommended Abhijit Joshi as ‘totally trustworthy’, with a ‘sharp mind’ and a character with which one would feel comfortable talking openly and freely.

Furthermore, clients noted Abhijit’s expert knowledge of legal issues, his availability and his remarkable negotiating skills.

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