Archana Panchal

Archana focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint venture arrangements, asset purchase, business transfers and corporate restructuring and expansion.

Archana assists corporates on statutory and regulatory compliances and corporate governance, corporate law and employment law issues and their CSR activities.

Archana also advises angel and HNI investments in start-ups and also advises entrepreneurs in their fund-raising activities.

She regularly advises clients on exchange control regulations, inbound and outbound investments.

She assists international firms and companies on entry routes in India and incorporation/registration of legal entities in India.

She has been advising potential investors in relation to acquisition of companies under the corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Archana advises banks and financial institutions in acquisition of portfolios from other banks and banks and financial institutions.

She advises private equity funds on regulatory compliances and audits applicable to funds, and also in relation to their funding requirements.

Prior to joining JSA, Archana was practising corporate law with Desai & Diwanji, Mumbai, DSK Legal, Mumbai and MDP Partners, Mumbai.



Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa



  • LLB, University of Mumbai
  • B.Com, University of Mumbai



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati

Some of her work includes:

  • Advised few private equity funds in a Series C and Series D fund raise by a biotech company.
  • Advised on a proposed fund raise by company engaged in manufacture and sale of medical devices.
  • Advised a health care focused global private equity fund in its investment and subsequent proposed exit from a healthcare company in India.
  • Advised on an acquisition of AI driven software for healthcare industry.
  • Advised a strategic investor in acquisition of a scientific instruments business in India.
  • Advised data analytics company in its acquisition of data analytics businesses in India.
  • Advised on a fund raise by a sports event management company.
  • Advised a financial institution on its investment in a commercial property platform.
  • Advised a steel manufacturing company in acquisition of a majority stake in another steel manufacturing company.
  • Advised strategic and private equity investors in relation to their proposed investment in the airports sector.
  • Advised strategic investors in their acquisition of majority stake in advisory businesses in India and their subsequent exit.
  • Advised on a joint venture arrangement between leading telecom tower companies.
  • Advised an investor on acquisition of majority stake in a commodity exchange.
  • Advised a private equity fund’s staggered exit in a leading cement manufacturing company.
  • Advised a cements manufacturing company in relation to the sale of 49% stake in its wholly owned SPV to a global energy company.