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Yashita Sharma


Yashita is qualified to practice law in India and is based out of the New Delhi office of Touchstone Partners.  After completing her LL.B. from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2015, Yashita worked at a leading law firm in India for two years before joining Touchstone Partners.  Yashita’s practice areas are cross-border M&A, business transfers, joint ventures, private equity investments and advising on all aspects of Indian corporate and foreign investment laws. She has guided clients in numerous sectors such as petrochemicals, infrastructure, alcobev and healthcare on all aspects of a transaction, including regulatory structuring and documentation. Yashita also regularly advises clients on a range of employment matters.

Select Corporate & M&A Experience:

  • Advised United Spirits Limited on the sale / franchise of certain brands in the ‘Popular’ segment to Inbrew Beverages Private Limited
  • Advised BP on its investment of USD 1 billion in a fuels and mobility joint venture with Reliance Industries
  • Advised a leading GCC sovereign wealth fund with its pre IPO placement into MobiKwik
  • Advised Lanxess AG, a leading German specialty chemicals company, on the sale of its Organic Leather Chemicals business to TFL Ledertechnik GmbH
  • Advised Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited, a leading Indian automobile parts manufacturer, in relation to, investment by a Blackstone Group entity
  • Advised the Envien Group in connection with setting up a joint venture in India with Zuari Industries Limited for establishment and operation of a biofuel distillery
  • Advised Continental AG, a leading German automotive manufacturing company, in relation to the carve-out of its powertrain business division in India
  • Advised the SITAC Group on its joint venture with EDF Énergies Nouvelles for developing wind energy projects in India
  • Advised a leading GCC sovereign wealth fund and Mitsubishi Corporation on their investment in Cube Highways and Infrastructure Pte. Ltd.
  • Advised WPP on its acquisition of majority stakes in various Indian companies engaged in the advertising and communications sector.

Select Private Equity & Venture Capital Experience:

  • Advised Lupa Systems in connection with its Series B investment in Doubtnut, an ed-tech venture.
  • Advised Investcorp in connection with its Series D investment in the Global Dental Services Limited group (which operates a chain of dental clinics under ‘Clove Dental’).
  • Advised a leading GCC sovereign wealth fund on its investment in UPL Corporation.
  • Advised Tencent on its investment in Ola.

Other Select Experience:

  • Advised a leading GCC sovereign wealth fund, an investor in Cube Highways, on the setting up of, and transfer of its various road assets into, a privately listed Infrastructure Investment Trust.
  • Advising various global corporations and start-ups on the legal and regulatory issues in connection with the grant of stock options and awards to employees based in India.
  • Advising multinational corporations on employment law matters pertaining to their Indian operations and / or portfolio companies, including in relation to transfer of employees, employment redundancies, termination of senior employees and employment policies and handbooks.


  • National Law University, Jodhpur (B.Sc. LLB (Hons.)) 2015

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi, 2015