Individual Members

Akil Hirani

Head of the Transactions Practice and Managing Partner
Majmudar & Partners, International Lawyers, India

Mr. Hirani is one of India's leading lawyers having more than 23 years of experience. He is the Managing Partner at Majmudar & Partners and also heads its transactions practice. Mr. Hirani combines superlative Indian law acumen with an international skill set and has been ranked as one of the most in-demand lawyers in India by Chambers Asia.

Mr. Hirani is qualified to practise law in India, California, and England & Wales, although he is currently on inactive status in the latter two jurisdictions. Mr. Hirani graduated with a BA in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, in 1989, and obtained his LLB (Hons.) from the Government Law College, University of Mumbai, in 1992, having specialized in Private International Law. He has work experience in California and London.

Mr. Hirani’s particular experience includes structuring investments of foreign companies and financial institutions into India, tax and regulatory advice, M&A, joint ventures, and private equity. He represents the who's who of banks, multinationals and funds.

Mr. Hirani has authored several articles and publications on topics, including structuring investments into India, outsourcing to India, joint ventures in India and on tax issues. He is a member, among others, of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, AIJA, and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Mr. Hirani regularly speaks on M&A, capital raising, issues affecting hedge funds and FIIs, India investment strategies, and related subjects at many international forums, including at seminars held by Terrapin in India and Hong Kong, PLI and ATLAS Legal in the US, and the IBA. He is regularly featured in shows on CNBC TV18, Bloomberg UTV and ET Now. He has won several distinguished awards.

Specialties: Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Joint Ventures, Tax, and Finance