Ajay Bahl


Ajay Bahl currently serves on various committees which include:i) Chairman, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Task Force on Judicial Reforms (2022 - 23, 2021 – 2022, 2020 – 2021 and 2018 – 2019); ii) Member of the Expert Committee for drafting legal framework for allowing Variable Capital Company (VCC) structure in the IFSCs set up by the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), Government of India (2022); iii) Member of the High Level Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to prepare the investigation manual for the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) (2020); iv) Member of the Company Law Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India (2019)to review the offences under the Companies Act, 2013 and other aspects of the Companies and LLP Acts; and, v) Member of the CII Economic Growth and Investments Council (2012 – Present).

Ajay also served on various committees which include: i)Member of the Committee to simplify the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India (2015); andii) Member of the “Committee of Experts to examine the need for an Institutional framework for regulation and development of valuation professionals” constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India in August 2019.

Ajay has earned numerous accolades for his experience. Recognized as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2019 – 2022), a ‘Senior Statesman’ (2016 – 2018) for Corporate / M&A by Chambers Global

Recognized as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2016 – 2022) for Corporate / M&A; an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ (2016 & 2019 – 2022) by Chambers Asia–Pacific

Recognized as ‘Highly Regarded’ for M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2018 – 2022)

Recognized as an ‘Elite Practitioner’ for Corporate / M&A, Private Equity and Tax (2020 – 2022)

Inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ for Corporate/M&A and Tax by Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021 – 2022)

Named a ‘Leading Individual’ for Corporate/M&A and Tax (2011 – 2020) and ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Private Equity & Investment Funds and Private Client Practice (2021 – 2022) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recognized as a ‘Litigation Star of the Year' by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific (2020)

Named a ‘Thought Leader Global Elite’ for M&A (2021), Thought Leaders – Firm Management (2021), ‘Leading Practitioner’ for M&A, Governance (2013 – 2019) and Corporate Tax (2019 – 2020) by the International Who’s Who Legal

“Hear, reflect, imbibe, improve. Learning is constant.
Clients must hear what they need to know—not what they want to hear.”

“Ajay’s CA and lawyer skills make him the best business lawyer. His client commitment is legendary.”

Rakesh Bakshi
Vice President – India Legal, Amazon

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