Kaustubh’s key focus areas are Mergers & Acquisitions (Listed and Unlisted) and Private Equity. He has advised clients across all stages of transactions including structuring, legal diligence, documentation, negotiations and closing. He also advises clients on entity formation and governance, corporate business structuring and restructuring and all types of commercial and corporate contracts.
- Kaustubh recently advised and assisted Lixil Corporation, a Japan based multinational corporation, on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Sentini Sanitaryware Private Limited, wherein Kaustubh’s role comprised drafting and negotiating various closing related documents and advised on closing-day actions and post-closing compliances, by both parties. The deal size was approximately INR 2.5 billion
- He is currently advising Singapore Telecommunications Limited (a company listed on the Singapore Exchange), on its proposed equity infusion in Bharti Telecom Limited, the holding company of Bharti Airtel Limited (a company listed on the BSE and the NSE), by way of a preferential allotment which would increase its stake in Bharti Telecom Limited from 47.17% to 48.9% upon consummation. The deal size was approximately INR 26.4 billion
Kaustubh has been practising corporate law since 2013. He was previously working as a Senior Associate with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Mumbai.