Abhijit Joshi is the Founding and Managing Partner of Veritas Legal. He is a first-generation lawyer who embraced his entrepreneurial instincts in 2015 to set up Veritas Legal, which has successfully marked its niche presence in each of its practice areas and emerged as one of the top 15 business law firms in India, having been recognised by ‘RSG in partnership with Financial Times’ as the ‘Fastest Rising Boutique Law Firm’ within few years of its inception.
As the Founding and Managing Partner, Abhijit has been spearheading the firm, which has, within a short span, grown into a leading mid-sized firm consistently acknowledged and ranked by global publications year after year.
Over the course of his career spanning 3 decades, Abhijit has carved a niche for himself and is recognised globally as a leading corporate lawyer. Through the years, he has worked on several landmark deals and cases and is also recognised as a leading lawyer in the Private Client practice area.
While advising various multi-national companies, Abhijit has been at the forefront of transactions over the last two decades, keeping in mind the transactions that have been seminal to the country’s economic progress. He has also advised various large Indian corporates in their outbound investments across the globe, including North America and Europe.
Over the course of his legal career, Abhijit has dedicated more than 2 decades in advising various business houses and promoter families on wealth management from an Indian and foreign exchange law perspective. His private client practice includes testamentary dispositions, formation and operation of trusts, moving of assets into trusts in the most efficient manner, and advising on and applying for regulatory approvals in this regard for listed and unlisted companies.
Notably, Abhijit has been at the forefront of leading deals in the Pharmaceuticals & Lifesciences, and Hotels & Hospitality spaces, and provided advice to Indian and international clients on navigating the legal, regulatory and commercial landscape of India.
Abhijit stepped into his professional career with Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in 1993 and went on to practice with Dua Associates in Mumbai. In 2001, he joined AZB & Partners as one of their first partners, going on to become the CEO of the firm, before he set up Veritas Legal in 2015.
Abhijit has consistently made it to the A-List of India’s top 100 lawyers and Legal Icons year on year, and is enrolled in India with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, and the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. Internationally, he is enrolled with the Law Society (England & Wales), and is a member of reputed worldwide communities viz. the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Young Presidents’ Organization. He serves on the Steering Committee of Cambridge Forums, an international organisation that brings together the elite in a particular field, the Atlantic Council, USA, a nonpartisan organisation which endeavours to shape solutions to global challenges, and the Advisory Board of the Oberoi International School, Mumbai, India.
“Don’t learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.”
“I have known Abhijit Joshi for the past two decades, he is my consultant and mentor for any advice that I require, whether it relates to my personal and family issues or my business/commercial matters. He is totally reliable, multi-faceted and very human in his approach to all matters. Abhijit Joshi has an outstanding legal knowledge, skills and ability, coupled with a commercial mindset and acumen that distinguishes him apart from his contemporaries. He is a formidable lawyer, he ensures that one’s legal interests are protected and also provides mutually acceptable solution to problems. I have total faith and completely depend on Abhijit for anything legal and use him as a sounding board for all non-legal matters as well. Over the years, he has never let me down and has always been there to help and assist me with utmost expertise and effectiveness. He has outstanding reputation among his clients and in the legal world.”
Dr. Yusuf K Hamied, FRS