Areas of expertise and specific interests in her disciplinary research area
Extensive experience in corporate and commercial legal practice. Her research interests
include contract law, corporate law, the practice of legal education and the legal profession.
Varsha Aithala is a research fellow at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, where she will
be offering courses on private law. Most recently, she worked as a senior associate at the
Bangalore office of a national law firm, Samvad Partners where she actively led a team of
associates in various legal due diligence matters, share purchase, secondary sale and equity
investment transactions. She has about ten years of extensive experience in corporate and
commercial laws and specialises in international and domestic private equity and venture
capital investment transactions.
She enrolled as an advocate on the rolls of the bar council of Maharashtra and Goa in 2007
and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2010.
She obtained a master of corporate law (MCL) degree from the University of Cambridge in
2017 and a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad in 2007.
She completed the first module of the executive programme for company secretaries from the
Institute of Company Secretaries of India in 2013.
She is an avid traveller and aims to write an inspiring travelogue in the future.
- Varsha Aithala, Francine Adityani, John Gallagher, Shruti Khanijow, Siddharth Peter
de Souza, ‘Handbook on Designing Socially Responsible Law Firms in India’, Ed.
Siddharth Peter de Souza, (Eastern Book Company, Lucknow, 2018),
- ‘Who is caring for our lawyers?’, October 31, 2017, LinkedIn,
- ‘Foreign Direct Investment in retail - implications of the new regime’, March 25,
2013, The Lex Warrier, http://lex-warrier.in/2013/03/foreign-direct-investment-in-retail-implications-of-the-new-regime/
- ‘Death in the era of hi-tech healthcare: the concept of death under Indian law’,
November 2005, abstract, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, volume II 2005
She tweets on @vroomabel and is on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/varsha-aithala-bb54676/
Theoretical Foundations of Private Law