Siddharth Shah

Senior Partner,
Khaitan & Co.


Siddharth is a senior partner with Khaitan & Co (, a leading law firm in India. He has nearly 25 years of professional experience in advising domestic and international fund clients on legal, regulatory and tax matters involving structuring and organisation of funds/investment platforms. His clients include funds across asset classes ranging from angel, venture capital, private equity, real estate, credit, distress assets, hedge funds, REITs, INVITs etc. He also advises clients on corporate transactions involving M&A, private equity and real estate investments and joint ventures.

Besides advising clients on traditional fund structures, he has also been very actively involved with establishment of bespoke investment platforms spanning across asset classes ‐ private equity/venture capital, venture debt, structured credit, distress assets, infrastructure as well as real estate. He advises clients across the entire spectrum of services covering conceptualisation of the structure, establishment of relevant entities under the platform, preparation of documents (including shareholders agreements as well as platform/fund documentation), negotiations (inter se between partners as well as LP negotiations), seeking of necessary regulatory licenses, structuring of carried interest and related documentation, and other incidental services including ongoing operational matters customary to such bespoke structures.

He is acknowledged as an expert and an expert in his field by reputed legal directories and industry publications and is a regular invitee/member of various industry associations and regulatory committees set up by regulators for policy initiatives. He is also a regular speaker at domestic and international conferences.


  • Consistently ranked as ‘Elite Practitioner’ in Private Equity by Asialaw Leading
  • Lawyers – Asialaw Profile
  • Ranked ‘Highly Regarded’ practitioner in Private Equity by IFLR 1000 Lawyers
  • Ranking
  • Identified by India Business Law Journal as one of India’s top lawyers, 2021 and
  • A member of the exclusive ‘A’ list of lawyers.
  • Recognised as ‘Band 1’ lawyer for Private Equity by Chambers & Partners in its
  • Asia‐Pacific rankings
  • Recognised as Global Elite Thought Leader – Private Funds ‐ Formation 2021 by
  • WhosWhoLegal published by Law Business Research Limited, UK.