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Tejesh Chitlangi

Mumbai, India Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Investment Funds
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Investment Funds - India

Band 2

Tejesh Chitlangi is well respected for his expertise in fund formation, with a client describing him as "practical, very conscious of timelines, and detail-oriented." A further interviewee reports: "The quality of his input is second to none - he knows the Indian system of setting up funds inside out. If you ask him a question, he usually has an answer."
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Tejesh Chitlangi is a senior partner with IC Universal Legal and heads the firm’s financial services and investment funds practice at its Mumbai office. He has assisted in setting up of some of the biggest offshore and Indian Investment Fund structures. Under his leadership, the firm has maintained, over the past several years, a share of more than 30 per cent in the Indian private equity, venture capital, credit and hedge fund structuring/set-up space regulated under the alternative investment fund (AIF) regime notified by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India’s securities markets regulator. He has advised several foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) on structuring their large billion-dollar investments in India.

Tejesh also advises majority of the Top Ten Indian asset management companies/mutual funds, largest global wealth managers and advisers. His team is also credited for facilitating highest registrations with SEBI, for the clients across intermediary space. He has also negotiated several global PE/VC & M&A deals, with a primary focus on the financial services sector.


Some of the key business columns authored by Tejesh include (published in leading Indian business dailies and available online):

- Don't scare the LP-GP Community

- Minority Interest Over-Protection

- Time to fortify Corporate Governance

- Revamping insider trading laws with caution

- SEBI AIF Rules need some tweaking

- Insiders Beware

- Research Analysts: Beware

- Onshore Hedge Funds: Still a Myth!!

- New FPI Regime, Multiple Challenges!!

- AIF Regime - What's Next?

- Managing the investment advisors

- Dont micromanage Investors

- Mutual Funds: The Chosen One

- Exchange Conflict for Competition

- Independent Directors: A Mirage?

- P-Notes: Removing Bad Participation


Tejesh has regularly been featured as a top private equity and Investment Funds lawyer as well as a Thought Leader by several leading global independent law firm ranking agencies like Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal (WWL), Asia Law as well as Lexology.


Some of the key clients include:

- Aditya Birla Group

- Nippon

- HDFC Bank

- BNP Paribas

- Mirae


- Sequoia

- Lightspeed

- Matrix

- Avendus




Tejesh has 14 years of extensive leadership experience in corporate, securities laws, regulatory and financial services space.

Industry Sector Expertise

Tejesh is recognized as one of the most quoted securities and financial services lawyers in Indian business media and regularly writes columns for leading newspapers and journals. He regularly assists the Regulators and the Government on various policy initiatives, drafting of new regulations and on international best practices. He is a regular speaker at various national and international conferences.


Thought Leader - India

Who's Who Legal


Global Leader - Private Funds

Who's Who Legal


2020 Client Choice Lawyer - Private Funds

Lexology - Client Choice



National Law University, Jodhpur (India)

B.B.A. LL.B.

2002 - 2007

Tejesh Chitlangi

IC Universal Legal

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Phone number

21, Commerce House

Ropewalk Street






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Asia-Pacific 2021

Asia-Pacific 2020

Asia-Pacific 2019

Asia-Pacific 2018

Asia-Pacific 2017

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