Aparna is a Partner with the Firm’s Competition Law Practice. A merger control specialist, she is well regarded for her strong command of the merger control process, practical, well-considered advice and tenacity in securing the best result for her clients. She has been involved in several high profile matters including Reliance’s acquisition of Future Retail, Bayer/Monsanto (winning deal at the Global Competition Review Awards, 2019), WABCO/ZF, L&T/Schneider, PVR/DT Cinemas GE/Alstom, Zuari Fertilizers and Chemicals/Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers, Capgemini / iGate, Bharti/Walmart, and GE/Thermo Fisher. Aparna was leading the competition aspects for the insolvency and acquisition of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited by a consortium comprising of AION, a leading private equity fund and JSW Steel Limited, which. won the Innovation in Legal Expertise Award of the Year at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific, 2019.
Aparna has co-authored several competition law publications for ABA, USIBC, GCR and Chambers & Partners.
Aparna has been recognised in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists in 2017-19; ‘Most Highly Regarded Partner’ by WWL Future Leaders, 2018-20; “Rising Star” in Competition/Antitrust in The Experts Guides list 2018-20. She has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners.