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Manjula Chawla

Co-founding Partner
New Delhi

Manjula Chawla concentrates in the areas of strategic corporate investments, corporate finance and restructuring, M&As, joint ventures, corruption & compliance investigations, and general corporate and commercial matters.

She was one of the first handful of lawyers who chose to become a corporate lawyer and advise on cross-border transactions soon after the India economy was liberalized in 1991. By doing so, she set a path for many Indian women lawyers who were looking for an “alternate” but wished to remain in the profession of law.

  • For over 25 years now, she has assisted innumerable multi-national corporations (including many Fortune 500 companies) in establishing their presence in India in a variety of sectors including automobiles, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, financial services, food and beverages, healthcare & pharma, information technology, oil & gas, power and telecommunications.
  • She has structured, negotiated and drafted a wide range of business transactions for foreign investors and multinational corporations over the years.
  • She was involved in deals involving privatization of the telecom sector for the first time and one of the major disinvestments by the Government of India from VSNL, the government company having monopoly on international long distance services.
  • She advises her clients on a wide range of issues faced by them in India involving anti‐corruption laws, competition law, corporate governance, exchange control laws, data privacy and protection, outsourcing, intellectual property protection, labour & employment and real estate.
  • She has also been involved in certain complex litigation and dispute resolution matters.
  • She has also represented several foreign and international non-profit organizations in relation to their activities in India on a pro bono basis.