Consistently recognised as a “Cross-Border M&A Specialist” by Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Akshay is particularly noted for his expertise in construction and real estate, IT, telecommunication and media laws. He has advised on various marquee transactions including one of the largest PE acquisitions of a strategic stake in PRL Developers Private Limited by Warburg Pincus; Blackstone’s acquisition of a stake in the commercial/office space real estate portfolio of the K Raheja Corp Group, India.
Chambers & Partners Global, 2020 says Akshay impresses clients with the "depth of his knowledge and ability to close transactions swiftly." His skills and expertise draw from a great depth of experience, handling landmark deals in a multitude of industries. Further, Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2020 mentions that he is lauded by clients for his "keen commercial acumen and overall understanding of the regulatory framework and prevailing market practices."
Chambers & Partners has noted Akshay Chudasama as a “fantastic deal maker as he understands the real estate funds sector and anticipates the issues a foreign investors will face”. They further added in 2019 that he is “highly sought-after by both international and domestic clients”. He advises on investment and exits across a wide range of industries and is especially praised for his expertise in the real estate and technology sectors.
Akshay has been included in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – M&A 2019. He has been ranked Band 1 in Corporate / M & A by Chambers & Partners, Global, 2021-2022. Band 1 in Corporate / M & A, 2021-2022 | Band 3, 2021 & Band 2, 2022 in Private Equity | Band 3 for Real Estate by Chambers & Partners, Asia Pacific, 2020-22. Hall of Fame in Real Estate, 2020 and 2021 and Construction, 2021.
He was recognised as a leading Individual for Corporate / M&A / Real Estate / Telecom / Media & IT category by The Legal 500, 2019 and Hall of Fame for Real Estate & Construction in 2020-22 Highly regarded lawyer for M&A, PE, Investment Funds & Real Estate by IFLR1000, 2019-2022, Akshay was recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner for Corporate and M&A, 2020-2022 and Real Estate by Asialaw Profiles, 2020-21. Among the Top 50 Managing Partners in the Forbes, India, Legal Powerlist, 2020-21. Top 75 in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – India, 2019 | Global Leader for M&A and Corporate Governance by Who’s Who Legal, 2021 | Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Firm Management, 2022. Recognised in the A list of India’s top 100 lawyers by India Business Law Journal, 2017-2021 and among top Legal Icons 2020-2021.
Akshay has also emerged as a ‘preferred lawyer of choice’ for major multinational corporations operating in a complex legal and regulatory environment like India for soliciting quick and cost-effective solutions on vexed legal issues. RSG Consulting Report, 2017 specifically highlighted and noted his expertise on negotiations. RSG Report 2019 has also highlighted Akshay as ‘business savvy’, an ‘exceptional communicator’ and recommended for having ‘excellent’ M&A experience.
Akshay Chudasama is the Co-managing Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He is based out of Mumbai office. Akshay is a part of General Corporate Practice Group, counselling clients on corporate / private equity transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions.