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Rajendra Barot is a senior partner at AZB & Partners, one of
India’s most prominent law firms, and has been a partner there
since its inception. Mr Barot received his bachelor of law from
the University of Bombay in 1994. He is a member of the
Bombay Incorporated Law Society. His main areas of practice
include dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and mergers
and acquisitions, with a special focus on insurance and mining.
Mr Barot heads the litigation and arbitration team at AZB’s
Mumbai office. He has advised clients in various forums,
including quasi-judicial tribunals, the high courts of several
Indian states and the Supreme Court of India. Previous work
has covered corporate commercial disputes, monetary suits,
administrative actions and constitutional matters.
Mr Barot has been involved in asset acquisitions in India,
as well as corporate restructuring, particularly for financially
distressed companies. He has advised private equity funds in
relation to private equity in public equity deals, and has worked
with leading cement companies in relation to the acquisition of
cement plants in India.
Mr Barot has acted for several large insurance companies
on their entry into the insurance sector in India – including life,
non-life and health insurance – by establishing new joint venture
companies and acquiring stakes in existing insurance
companies. He has also advised on all aspects of transactions
in the insurance industry, including the structuring of the
transaction, advising on Indian legal issues, negotiating and
drafting transaction documents and filing applications with
the insurance regulator.
Within the mining sector, Mr Barot has advised clients
in relation to the acquisition and transfer of the mining rights
of major and minor minerals – for example, limestone, bauxite,
aggregates and coal linkage. He has also assisted clients on
various other legal issues, such as real estate, corporate law
and governance, stamp duties and securities laws.
AZB & Partners
Express Towers 23rd Floor
Nairman Point
400 021
+91 22 6639 6880
+91 22 6639 6888
Barot, Rajendra
AZB & Partners – Senior Partner
Winner – M&A, India
What clients said
“Rajendra Barot is our preferred legal adviser
in India.”
“He is very proactive and always available.”
“Mr Barot can handle multinational transactions
by expertly coordinating panels of legal advisers
based in different countries.”