Sai Krishna Bharathan

Sai Krishna Bharathan
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Who's Who Legal Private Funds: Formation

Sai is a senior partner at AZB & Partners and has over 23 years of experience in various areas of practice.

Sai co-heads the funds practice at AZB & Partners. He has handled an array of transactions across the M&A and funds space, which have involved complex and innovative structuring and documentation, taking into account clients’ commercial objectives and balancing them with legal and regulatory considerations.

Sai is recognised by Chambers & Partners, Asialaw and WWL as a leading practitioner, and transactions that he has led have been designated as deals of the year by International Business Law Journal. Sai is also recommended for private equity and negotiations by the RSG India Report (2017) and recognised as leading lawyer for private equity; construction and real estate; and project and infrastructure by Asialaw. Chambers & Partners has consistently ranked Sai as a leading real estate lawyer and states that “Clients are 'exceptionally pleased with him', and his 'wide and deep knowledge of the law and masterful negotiation style attract compliments'".

Key funds Sai has advised on include: HDFC Capital Affordable Real Estate Fund I and II in which ADIA and HDFC are investors; Lakeshore India Retail Ventures Fund in which ADIA is the lead investor; Kedaara Capital’s India focused funds which have several marquee international investors; Piramal Ivanhoe Residential Equity Fund and Logos India Logistics Venture Fund in which Ivanhoe Cambridge is a key investor; and real estate-focused funds including those raised by the ASK Group, Aditya Birla Sunlife AMC, KKR and the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.

WWL says: Sai Krishna Bharathan is a high-quality practitioner with a strong reputation for his expertise in major fund formations.

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