Vaibhav Kakkar is a Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute. He has over 15 years of experience with a unique mix of extensive regulatory and transactional expertise and specializes in structuring transactions (especially cross-border), and advising on foreign investment/exchange laws, company law, securities laws, TMT laws and gaming laws. He has advised several global corporations on appropriate strategies in relation to investments in India and domestic and multinational clients on significant and complex corporate matters including cross border mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions and regularly advises and works with the Government on policy issues relating to company law, exchange control, and is key member of the Firm’s advocacy and policy development team.
He is also a much sought after commentator on emerging legal issues in India, particularly on FDI and exchange control by major news channels, electronic and print media houses. He is also a member of the CII national committee on e-commerce, as well as on the advisory board of The Online Rummy Foundation (TORF) and the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF).
Vaibhav’s recent accolades include being recognized as ‘40 under 40’ outstanding legal professionals by Asian Legal Business for 2019; India’s 50 Future Legal Leaders by IBLJ, ‘Leading Individual’ in M&A by Legal 500 in 2021 and ‘Highly Regarded’ in M&A by IFLR 1000 for 2020. In addition, Vaibhav has also been recognised as ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by 2018 an 2019 RSG Report in the area of corporate and commercial laws as well as ‘Rising Star’ by Legal Era.