Siddharth is a Partner in the Funds and Corporate Practice Group in Mumbai. Prior to joining Khaitan & Co, he was a Partner at Nishith Desai Associates. He has vast experience in the funds space having over the years advised large number of clients on matters related to fund formation involving structuring & organisation of domestic and offshore funds across asset classes, corporate and regulatory advice in relation to operations of the funds, foreign investment and exchange control laws. In addition to fund formation, he also has substantial experience in corporate transactional space including fund investments (including PE investments in real estate sector), public and private acquisitions, corporate restructuring and capital markets (involving public and private offerings).
In his areas of expertise, some of the clients that Siddharth has been involved in advising include:
Fund Formation:Represented the following clients in respect of their onshore and offshore fund formations and other related regulatory advice: ICICI Ventures, IL&FS Investment Managers, Indiareit Investment Advisors, Ascent Capital (formerly UTI Ventures), Kotak Realty Funds, BTS India Private Equity Fund, Sandstone Capital, Soros Fund Management, Zephyr-Peacock, Global Investment House (Kuwait), Aditya Birla Private Equity and Real Estate Funds, JM Financial Investment Managers, Sequoia, NEA, Nirvana, Blueridge Capital, Milestone Capital, Arthaveda (formerly DHFL Venture Fund Limited), SEAF Agri Business Fund,Omnivore Capital, Aditya Birla Private Equity and Real Estate Funds, etc.
Fund Investments: Represented many private equity, venture capital, real estate funds, debt / mezzanine funds on their investments such as General Atlantic Partners, Farallon Capital, Temasek, Sequoia, Blueridge Capital, Nirvana Ventures, ComVentures, Indiareit, Kotak Realty Funds, Milestone, PHL Finance, Godrej Properties Limited (for creation of their offshore funding platform), Aditya Birla PE Fund, etc.