Bharat is a Partner at the firm’s Mumbai office. His core areas of practice include mergers & acquisitions (in-bound and out-bound), private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, regulatory advisory and general corporate.

Bharat has advised a full spectrum of clients across various industries. These include private equity, manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure, media, hospitality, startups, funds and healthcare. Bharat’s involvement in Corporate M&A transactions has been at a 360 degree level – term sheet, due diligence, drafting the transaction documents, negotiating, closing and post-closing items.

Bharat has also advised clients on the setting up of funds, and guided them on their investment and exit strategies. He has been involved in mergers, demergers, reduction of capital and squeeze out. Additionally, Bharat has partaken in open offers and delisting of companies.

With respect to his involvement in the aforesaid matters, Bharat has liaised with and obtained approvals from the RBI, BSE, SEBI and the FIPB.

Prior to joining HSA, Bharat was a Partner at Naik Naik & Co, before which he worked at Khaitan & Co Mumbai, as a member of the corporate practice group in the infrastructure space. Prior thereto, Bharat was a legal assistant at Linklaters, Hong Kong where he was involved in the Capital Market Sector.

Primary Practice


Mergers & Acquisitions

Private Equity

Joint Ventures

Venture Capital

Corporate Restructurings



LL.B., K. C. Law College, University of Mumbai

M.A. (International Finance), Middlesex Business School, London, U.K.

B. Com, University of Mumbai


Bombay Incorporated Law Society

Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa


English and Hindi