Aditya Rathi

Aditya Rathi, Partner, JSA

Aditya is a part of the Corporate practice group of the firm. Aditya has a diverse practice portfolio encompassing private Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Corporate Restructurings, Commercial Contracts, Private Client Practice and White-Collar Crime investigations. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and matters including on aspects that relate to structuring transactions, due-diligence, entry and exit strategies, corporate governance, contentions shareholder disputes and internal investigations in connection with white-collar crimes.

He advises several business families on succession planning and trust structures. His advisory includes drafting of family constitutions, restructuring family businesses as well as the creation of trusts and wills.

He has significant experience in transactions in diversified sectors, including infrastructure (ports and power), manufacturing, retail, real estate, services, hospitality, agriculture, etc.

IFLR1000 ranked him as a Notable Practitioner in Corporate and M&A for the Asia Pacific region for 2021 and 2022.

Aditya has over fifteen years of legal experience. Prior to joining JSA in 2008, Aditya worked with a leading law firm, Desai & Diwanji.



  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India



  • B.S.L., LL.B., ILS Law College, Pune (2007)
  • Company Secretary, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (2006)



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Aditya amongst others, cover the following:

  • Advised Ecolab USA Inc. in its acquisition of the Digital Centre (inter alia carrying out application development, digital development, data science/analytics, provision of information technology enabled services, software development and maintenance services, data review and entry services) from SMEDC Services.
  • Advised Sledgehammer Oil Tools Private Limited (involved in oil tools and oil rig equipment business) and its promoters comprising of Mr. Pradeep Mohanty in sale of their 100% stake in the said company to Varel group based on an enterprise value of USD 30 Million.
  • Advised Cello in the raising of funds from ICICI Venture Partners in a funding round of 480 Crores INR.
  • Advised Temasek in its investment in DeHaat, in the Series D and Series E rounds.
  • Advised Temasek in its investment in API Holdings Private Limited (owner of India’s largest online pharmacy PharmEasy), in a funding round of 240 Million USD.
  • Regularly advising private equity funds, Ankur Capital and Artha99, in all their investments.
  • Advised SBI in acquiring 100% stake in SBI Global Factors Limited.
  • Investigated internal breaches by the management of Jet Privilege Private Limited.
  • Investigating whistle blower complaints on internal management of the concerned companies.
  • Advised IndInfravit Trust (“IndInfravit”) (wherein the unitholders include Allianz insurance companies represented by Allianz Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and OMERS Infrastructure) in its acquisition of 9 special purpose vehicles in India (road portfolio) from Sadhbhav Infrastructure Projects Limited (“SIPL”), for an aggregate consideration partly in cash and party by allotment of units of IndInfravit to SIPL, which is based on an enterprise value of INR 66,112 million.
  • Advised Ammann Group (headquartered in Switzerland, a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure) in dispute with their Indian JV partner, AEML Investments Private Limited (“AEML”) (a subsidiary of Gujarat Apollo Industries Limited) in Ammann India Private Limited (“AIN”) and in the acquisition of the entire stake of 30% held by AEML in AIN for a consideration of approximately INR 2024.3 Million.
  • Advised China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited in acquiring the rights of development, commercialization, operation and management of the Port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka including a concession agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority, for a consideration of US$ 1.12 Billion.
  • Assisted Aircel in initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  • Advised Dassault Systemes and 3DPLM Software Solutions Limited, a leading European multinational software company, in their joint venture with Geometric Limited and the scheme of arrangement and amalgamation amongst Geometric Limited, 3DPLM Software Solutions Limited and HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • Assisted Harsco group in the India related transaction on the sale of its Infrastructure business globally to Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services.
  • Advised Aitken Spence, a Sri Lankan company, in the acquisition of port assets in Fiji.
  • Advised Simar Port Private Limited (entity forming part of the Shapoorji Pallonji group): on documentation in relation to Sub-Concession to HPCL Shapoorji Energy Private Limited to carry out the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of an LNG receiving, storage, re-gasification and send-out terminal at the Chhara Port.
  • Advised IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Limited for the development of the thermal power project in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu and executing EPC Contracts and the operation and maintenance contracts with China based contractors.
  • Advising on Aitken Spence group’s purchase of a Hotel in Chennai from the Rayala group.

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