Tejesh Chitlangi

Senior Partner, Head - Financial Services & Regulatory Practice,
IC Universal Legal


Tejesh has been regularly featured as India’s top Investment Funds & Regulatory lawyer. Has been ranked as the “Global Leader” in the ‘Funds Regulatory’ space for the year 2022 by Who’s Who Legal (WWL), world’s top-most independent global ranking agency and is the first and only Indian lawyer to make it to WWL’s Asia-Pacific 2022 Top 5 Funds regulatory lawyers’ list. He has also been listed as India’s top lawyer in private equity and funds space by Chambers & Partners, Asia Law as well as Lexology, world’s leading independent law firm ranking agencies.

He is also recognized as one of the most quoted securities and financial services lawyers in India’s business media and is a guest writer for leading newspapers and journals.

To his credit, are some of the biggest offshore and Indian Investment Fund structures, been assisted and advised by him. Under his leadership, the firm has maintained, over the past several years, a share of more than 25 per cent in the Indian private equity, venture capital, credit and hedge fund structuring/set-up space regulated under SEBI’s alternative investment fund (AIF) regime. Tejesh has advised several global investors in structuring their large billion-dollar deals.

Tejesh also advises majority of the Top Fifteen Indian asset management companies/mutual funds and biggest wealth managers. Under his leadership, firm is also credited for facilitating highest registrations with SEBI, for the clients across intermediary space. Besides negotiating several global PE/VC & M&A deals, with a primary focus on the financial services sector, Tejesh & team regularly assist Policy Makers (including Indian Government) & Regulators (SEBI , IFSCA etc), on various policy initiatives, drafting of new regulations and on international best practices. Tejesh is also a part of several regulatory working groups, including being a Member of the prestigious Expert Committee on Investment Funds constituted by IFSCA.

He holds a B.B.A. LL.B. (Honours) from the prestigious National Law University, Jodhpur, with specialization in corporate and securities laws.