Hardeep Sachdeva is a respected name in the Indian market for real estate matters. He wields over 24 years' experience regarding real estate financing and M&A matters.
Hardeep Sachdeva is a senior partner at AZB & Partners. With more than 24 years of experience, he advises Indian and international clients and is consistently rated as India’s leading corporate and M&A lawyer.
Hardeep advises across several sectors, including real estate, infrastructure, retail, hospitality, industrial parks, special economic zones (SEZs), e-commerce, education, technology, alcoholic beverages, manufacturing and others. Hardeep has been associated with several landmark mergers and acquisitions and private equity investment transactions, and has done pioneering work in all of these areas. He advises on regulatory, legal and other compliance, conducting forensic investigations and due diligences.
Hardeep has been actively advising on various private equity investments and other financing transactions, including debt securities & bonds issuances/placements within and outside India, in both listed and unlisted companies. He has also been actively advising on numerous acquisitions, joint ventures, including cross-border transactions, business transfers, brand acquisitions, alliances and franchise agreements, concessions and bids, joint development arrangements, and other transactional matters. Hardeep advises various US-based foundations in India on their impact sector investments, lending and other grants in India.
He advises clients on investment and entry strategies, regulatory compliances, transaction structures and is involved in drafting and negotiating transaction documents for such investments. He has been involved in complex restructuring of companies in preparation for investment, exits and other transactions. He has also advised on litigation and contentious matters involving disputes under commercial contracts, shareholders agreements, bonds and debenture agreements, joint venture agreements, MOUs and term sheets; and has provided litigation strategies for such contentious matters and advised on appropriate steps to be taken before various dispute resolution forums.
Hardeep has also advised private equity and other investors on their exit strategies, structuring of sale of stake in India, drafting and negotiating transaction documents for such exits and re-structuring. He has been advising various government departments and authorities on drafting of legislations, regulations, Swiss challenge documents.
Hardeep has been consistently ranked as a leading corporate lawyer in India by some of the most prestigious legal publications, including The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, Chambers: Asia, Expert Guide, Who's Who Legal and others.
Hardeep has been a member of governmental and other industry committees. He is a graduate in economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce and in law from Delhi University. He was admitted to the Indian Bar in 1995. He is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi High Court Bar Association. In 1995, he joined Ajay Bahl & Co, a Delhi-based corporate law firm and one of the predecessor firms that combined to form AZB & Partners in 2004. He is a key member of AZB & Partners since.