Gunjan Shah holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and B.C.L from the University of Oxford. She specialises in General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Corporate Restructuring, Debt Restructuring and Securities and Takeover Regulation in India. Gunjan regularly advises large corporate and private equity funds on domestic and cross-border public and private transaction.
Gunjan has received several recognitions and accolades for her ground breaking innovative and first of a kind legal work across several transactions which have now been adopted as market precedents.
In 2019, FT Innovative Lawyers 2019, Asia Pacific Awards, awarded her transaction, AION and JSW’s acquisition of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited on innovation in legal expertise. She has also been recognised by Asia One among 50 most influential Indians under 50 – 2016-17 and in March 2015, was acknowledged in the list of India's Hottest Young Executives - 2015, Business Today's ninth listing of the best and the brightest corporate performers under 40.
Gunjan has been recognised as one of India’s top 40 business leaders under the age of 40 by the Economic Times – Spencer Stuart Survey, 2014. According to Chambers & Partners 2021 “Gunjan is considered a thorough, deal-oriented and senior lawyer with a notable market presence”. She has also been recognised as Best in Private Equity at Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2020.
According to Chambers Asia Pacific 2019 “Gunjan Shah handles a broad range of corporate commercial issues. She is a popular choice of counsel amongst both domestic and international entities for advice on investment and restructuring work.”
“I have worked with Gunjan on countless deals over the last 10-12 years. Her knowledge of the law, her attention to detail and her stamina for excruciatingly detailed work that often requires out-of-the-box solutions is simply incredible. However, from my perspective, what I like best about working with Gunjan is that when she is on my deals, I can be confident that we have one of the best legal minds in the country working for us. This is the highest praise I can give for any external adviser for Apollo”
Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management
Gunjan Shah is a Partner and serves on the Management Committee of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.