Saurya Bhattacharya

Saurya specialises in domestic and cross-border corporate matters, with a special focus on acquisitions, joint ventures, asset and business sale, commercial contracts, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate compliance and strategic advisory.

As a wide spectrum business lawyer with close to seventeen years of market-recognised experience, he has led large and complex transactions, as well as handled mid-market and start up matters. He regularly advises foreign businesses on India entry strategies and establishing an India presence. His clients include prominent Indian business houses/conglomerates, listed entities, prominent multinational companies and investors. He takes an active interest in strategic and operational aspects of businesses, and their potential legal impact.

Saurya is recognised as a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate/M&A in India by IFLR-1000 for 2020, 2021, 2022; and as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate/M&A in India by Legal Era for 2023.

Before joining JSA, Saurya has been Partner with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as well as national Partner & Head of Kolkata Office, with HSA Advocates.



  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
  • International Bar Association


Select publications/thought leadership:

  • Author, “UGC Draft Regulations on Foreign Campuses In India: Positives And Grey Areas”, Mondaq, January 2023
  • Author, “Virtual Currencies and CBDC: Where Now and Headed Where?”, Achromic Point Knowledge Forum, March 2022
  • Guest Speaker, “Workshop on PE-VC Fundraising”, Capital Quest, October 2021
  • Author, “Streamlining Outbound Investments”, Hindu BusinessLine, August 2021



  • LL.M. (Corporate and Financial Laws), Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University
  • B.Sc. LLB. (Hons.), National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali

Select matters that Saurya has advised on in the past are provided below:


  • Acted for Greaves Cotton in relation to its acquisition of Excel Controlinkage Private Limited
  • Acted for Mytrah Energy in relation to the divestiture of its Renewables portfolio in favour of JSW
  • Acted for Adani Transmission in its acquisition of Reliance Infrastructure’s Mumbai Power Division
  • Acted for Adani Transmission in its acquisition of Reliance Infrastructure’s Gujarat and Maharashtra Transmission Assets
  • Acted for Siemens in relation to its acquisition of C&S Electric
  • Acted for FDC Limited in its strategic acquisition of “Enteroplus” and related assets from
    GSK Pharma
  • Acted for Blanco on its India joint venture exit
  • Acted for a global services entity in its divestiture of key assets portfolios in India
  • Acted for a global safety equipment manufacturer in relation to India aspects of its offshore restructuring
  • Acted for a prominent integrated logistics and warehousing entity in its domestic acquisition and portfolio enhancement


Strategic Advisory

  • Advised a large Indian conglomerate on restructuring of offshore holdings in key businesses
  • Advised a large Indian conglomerate on structuring its e-commerce business
  • Advised a global investment firm owned foreign pharmaceutical company on structuring and implementing its India entry
  • Advised a listed IT/ITES company on all critical and strategic employee related issues
  • Advised a market leading e-commerce entity on implications of amendments to E-Commerce Rules in India
  • Advised a global medical devices company on structuring and documenting transfer of a division of India employees
  • Advised a global conglomerate on strategic and governance risks in relation to its global gas and power business restructuring

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