Bharat Sharma

Bharat Sharma

Founding Partner

Bharat is a seasoned corporate lawyer with 2 (two) decades experience. Bharat is enrolled as an Advocate, Solicitor (Bombay Incorporated Law Society) and an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India.

Bharat is internationally recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in India by esteemed ranking agencies such as Legal 500. Bharat’s expertise encompasses amongst other mergers and acquisitions (listed and unlisted space), private equity, corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, overseas direct investment, competition regime, securities laws etc. Bharat has significant experience in big ticket transactions upwards of a billion USD.

Bharat also offers strategic advice on commercial disputes. Bharat is actively involved in providing advice to high-net-worth families in the private client space.

Bharat had been associated with Talwar Thakore & Associates, Linklaters (Hong Kong) and HSA Advocates prior to founding Cygnus Legal.


Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity | Corporate Restructuring | Private Client Practice | General Corporate

Education & Professional Credentials:

  • Advocate-on-Record, Supreme Court of India
  • Solicitor (2007), Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • LL.B. (2005), University of Mumbai – Merit Holder
  • M.A. (International Finance – UK – 1999)
  • B. Com (University of Mumbai – 1996) – First Class

Select Professional Experience

  • Advised Baillie Gifford group (AUM being USD 455 billion) in terms of proving their entire spectrum of services to Indian institutions.
  • Advised Tata Group companies in their consortium pact with Airbus where the deal was valued at USD 3 billion.
  • Advised Altran SA in their USD 2.2 billion acquisition of Aricent.
  • Advised Mytrah Energy in their proposed sale of all their wind and solar assets for proposed deal value – proposed (USD 2 billion).
  • Advised Leighton India in their divestment (USD 150 million) to Welspun India.
  • De listing of FCI OEN Connectors Limited.
  • Advised Tata Group namely Tata Power in relation to their reorganization (through the NCLT mechanism) of business activities in the defence space.

Awards & Recognition

Leading individuals corporate, M&A – Legal 500


  • Advocate on record, Supreme Court of India (2017)
  • Solicitor (2007), Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (2005)