Rustam Gagrat

Rustam Gagrat is a Senior Partner of Gagrats, Mumbai and Gagrat & Co, New Delhi. Rustam Gagrat's Practice Areas cover Corporate (M&A), Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Aviation, Private Equity and Dispute Resolution. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India.

His praiseworthy education covers a B.A with First Class Honours in Politics from Elphinstone College, Bombay, a BA with Honours in Law and a MA from Downing College, Cambridge University and the PIL at The Harvard Law School.

On pathbreaking cross border financings, M&A deals, stake sales, PE deals, Infrastructure Projects and securities offerings (in India & Overseas), Rustam has represented leading corporates, international organisations, PSUs, Funds, FIIs, airlines and banks across varied sectors; for which he and his Firm have received awards and recognitions including from Euromoney, India Business Law Journal, Acquisition International and Air Finance. At Domestic & International law conferences, he has presented papers.

Rustam has been ranked in Who’s Who Legal, IBLJ’s “A List” of India’s Top 100 Lawyers, ICCA’s “India’s Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers”, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Asia / Asia Pacific, Who’s Who in Finance & Industry & World’s Leading Lawyers.

His list of awards includes ICFMs 500 Leading Lawyer for the years 2013 to 2017 Awards; as the Aviation - Lawyer of the Year - India 2014 to 2019 Awards; the 2015 Lawyers World Premier 500 Award; the Corporate Livewire’s Innovation & Excellence Award 2016; the Lawyers Worldwide Award 2016; the Global Leading Lawyers Award, 2016; M & A Today’s Global Award 2016; the Asia Law Leading Lawyer Award 2013 and 2017; the Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers, India Award - 2017 and 2018; the Lawyers Worldwide Award - 2017 and 2018; the Most Influential in Aviation Law 2018 - India Award; the Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s Leading Individual - Aviation (aerospace and defence) - India Award, 2018; the Market Leading Lawyer Award, 2018; the International Commercial Arbitrator of the Year - India Award, 2018; the Top 100 Lawyers Award, 2018 and 2019; the Lawyer of the Year Award- 2019; AI’s ‘One of the Leading Professionals in the field of M & A’ Award, 2019; Asian Achievers of the Year Award, 2019; Aviation Expert of the Year 2021; as amongst IBLJ’s ‘A List’ of India’s Top 100 Lawyers including in 2022 and 2023; Intercontinental Finance & Laws Top 50 Global Law Experts, 2019; Top 100 Lawyers, 2019, Aviation Expert of the Year in India 2021, Global Awards and Leading Lawyers in India, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”


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