Aakanksha Joshi is a Partner in the Energy & Infrastructure, Hospitality, Corporate & Commercial, Private Equity and Real Estate practices of ELP. She graduated from the Government Law College, Mumbai and obtained her Solicitor’s qualification from the Bombay Incorporated Law Society.
Aakanksha has been involved in various infrastructure, corporate and hospitality transactions ranging from drafting and review of fuel supply agreements, power purchase agreements, construction contracts, concession agreements, bid documents and hotel agreements. She also advises on joint venture and private equity transactions, primarily in the infrastructure and hospitality space. She has represented various kinds of clients ranging from government bodies, international cement companies, construction companies, power generation companies, international hotel management companies, hotel owners and private equity funds.
Aakanksha recently advised New Silk Route Advisors in relation to the sale of its stake in Destimoney Enterprises Limited to Carlyle which also resulted in an indirect acquisition of 49% stake in Punjab National Bank Housing Finance Limited. The deal also involved giving off six subsidiaries of Destimoney. This is said to be Carlyle’s first major buyout in India. This deal has been recognised as the Private Equity & Venture Capital Deal of the Year by India Business Law Journal in the Deal of the Year Awards 2015.
Aakanksha has been ranked by Chambers Asia – Pacific for her expertise in Projects, Infrastructure & Energy. She has been recognized as Highly Regarded and Women Leader by The IFLR1000 guides, and she has been recognized as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500. Aakanksha also has recently featured in Asian Legal Business’ list of India’s Top Female Lawyers 2022. Additionally, she has featured in Business World’s elite 40 Under 40 Club of Young Law Achievers. Aakanksha has been recognized as a Notable Practitioner for Corporate and M&A by Asia Law profiles. She has also been featured as GenNext Leading Lawyer for Projects & Energy in Legal Era 2023 rankings.
Prior to joining ELP, Aakanksha was an article clerk and an associate with DSK Legal, Mumbai and worked on corporate and real estate transactions.