Bharat Anand is a highly knowledgeable lawyer who is well respected for his strong expertise in complex M&A transactions.
Bharat’s practice spans a range of areas including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions as well as being a strategic advisor on particularly complex or sensitive situations in India. He has a wide range of industry experience including financial services, insurance, renewable energy, telecoms, information technology, manufacturing and consumer goods. He represents financial sponsors, founders and family offices on control deals, growth capital investments, joint ventures and exits. He has also advised Indian and foreign clients on disputes in India.
Bharat is ranked in band one of both Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers UK for M&A work in Delhi.
Bharat joined Khaitan & Co in 2009 with direct responsibility for the firm’s corporate and M&A practice in Delhi and is a member of the Firm’s national executive committee. Prior to joining Khaitan & Co, Bharat had a successful career at the London offices of Freshfields from 2001 until 2009.
Bharat plays an active role in leading industry associations in India. He is co-chair of FICCI’s committee on stressed assets and a member of CII’s committee on transparency and governance.
Bharat read law at Jesus College, Cambridge, and is an alumnus of St Columba’s School.