Ashraya Rao is a Partner in the Corporate, M&A and Private Equity Practice Group in the Mumbai office. Ashraya is dual-qualified in India (Advocate) and England & Wales (Solicitor of Senior Courts).
Ashraya has advised several clients on private and public M&As, cross border M&As, private equity, corporate restructurings, insolvency M&A, strategic alliances/JVs and advisory on all aspects of Indian corporate, securities and foreign investment laws.
Ashraya has been recognised as a ‘Notable Practitioner for M&A’ by IFLR (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) and ‘Recommended for M&A’ by RSG India Report 2019.
Ashraya has also worked with Slaughter and May, London as a ‘visiting lawyer’ from September 2015 to March 2016, where he was involved in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.
- Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, India
- Law Society of England & Wales (Solicitor of Senior Courts)
Recognition and Accomplishments
Ashraya has been acknowledged for his experience and expertise by:
IFLR 1000 lawyer rankings (consistently for the 2018, 2019 and 2020) as a Notable Practitioner for M&A; and
RSG India Report 2019 as recommended lawyer for M&A.
Ashraya Rao has represented and advised the following clients
Advised Tata Motors on the INR 7,500 Cr investment by TPG Rise Climate in Tata Passenger Electric Mobility
RPSG Ventures Limited & RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group
Advised RPSG Ventures Limited & RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group on its successful bid for a new Indian Premier League Franchise of Lucknow for a gross consideration of INR 7090 crores
Advised the Blackstone Group on its acquisition of controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt Ltd
EdgeConneX, Inc and EQT
Advised EdgeConneX, Inc and EQT on EdgeConneX’s joint venture with Adani Enterprises Limited for data centres in India
Gangavaram Port Limited
Advised Gangavaram Port Limited and DVS Raju family (promoters) on their strategic divestment to Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd
NUVOCO Vistas Corporation Limited
Advised NUVOCO Vistas Corporation Limited (Nirma group) on (i) its acquisition of 100% stake in Emami Cement Limited; and (ii) the debt investment by Kotak Special Situations Fund
IHH Healthcare Berhad
Advised IHH Healthcare Berhad and its group companies on its acquisition of controlling stake in Fortis Healthcare Limited.
Advised Apis Partners on its acquisition of minority stake in D2C Consulting Services Pvt Ltd (RenewBuy)
Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Estate Planning, Trusts and Private Client
Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Hospitality