Rukshad Davar

Partner and Head - M&A Practice Group

+91 22 61237272


Rukshad Davar has over 19 years of experience in corporate/M&A, competition and tax matters, and has advised on complex domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, private equity investments, strategic investments, asset sales and purchases, slump sales and hive-offs, corporate advisory matters, income tax and tax treaty issues, and real property matters.

Rukshad regularly speaks at corporate, M&A and other forums, including conferences convened by the International Bar Association and the International Association for Young Lawyers (AIJA.)

Recently, Rukshad has:

  • Advised Intertape Polymer Group Inc. on corporate issues in relation to its joint venture company, Powerband Industries Private Limited.
  • Represented Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Factory Inc. on its acquisition of an additional stake of 20% in its existing joint venture company, Otsuka Pharmaceutical India Private Limited from Claris Lifesciences Limited.
  • Represented Fluidmaster Inc. on its investment in a joint venture company in India.
  • Represented Roto-Die Company, Inc. on its indirect acquisition of Electro Optic (Asia) Private Limited and restructuring of its Indian subsidiaries.
  • Represented Altas Copco AB on the sale of the road construction equipment business owned by its Indian affiliate, Atlas Copco (India) Limited to Fayat group.
  • Represented EX2 Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Builder Homesite, Inc., in the purchase of the business of Deznu Technologies Private Limited through a business transfer agreement. 
  • Represented United Retirement Plan Consultants, Inc. on their investment and tax structuring in India in relation to the proposed acquisition of MGA Consultants in Baltimore, Maryland, for cash and stock.
  • Banking and Finance
  • Competition
  • Corporate/M&Amp;A
  • Inbound Investments Into India
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Tax
  • Consumer and Retail
  • Financial Services and Insurance
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life sciences
"Rukshad exudes confidence and experience, and is adept at explaining Indian law to US lawyers and business executives in a way that is easily understandable"
"He is very well prepared, always available and his advice always arrives on time"
"He is willing to roll up his sleeves and proactively lead a deal"
  • BCom, HR College of Commerce and Economics, University of Mumbai (1995)
  • LLB, KC Law College, University of Mumbai (1998) Chartered Accountant (inactive) (1998)
  • India
  • England and Wales (inactive)
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
  • Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • International Bar Association
  • International Association for Young Lawyers (AIJA)
Ranked by
  • IFLR1000
  • Chambers Asia Pacific
  • Asia Leading Lawyers
  • Runner up for the Partner of Year award at IDEX Legal Awards