Ashwini Vittalachar is a Partner at Samvād: Partners, and has been instrumental in the establishment of the New Delhi office of the Firm. Ashwini works extensively on private equity and venture capital transactions; as well as M&A and joint ventures. Recently, she has advised on several transactions in the e-commerce sector; the clients being both investors / VC funds, as well as the target companies / promoters. Her expertise extends not just to deal negotiations, but also to general corporate / commercial and advisory matters as well as employment law. The breadth of her expertise helps her provide a full range of services to her clients, and tackle complex issues with a holistic perspective.
Ashwini completed BA-LLB in Bangalore, India and obtained a masters in law (LL.M), at the Law School, University of Chicago, USA. She has authored articles on several topics at national and international fora, including on private equity and employment laws. In addition to being a partner at Samvād: Partners, she has taught elective courses on ‘Private Equity & Venture Capital Transactions in India’, at the O.P. Jindal Global Law School. ‘Ashwini is singled out by clients for her "communication skills, quick understanding of key business issues, and negotiating ability." She has acted on several mandates for clients in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors of late.’ (Chambers 2014 and 2015).