Sidharth Bhasin


Sidharth Bhasin is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s M&A Group and he divides his time between the firm’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices. Mr. Bhasin’s practice focuses primarily on private equity investments and exits, public and private mergers & acquisitions (including take-private transactions), joint ventures, restructurings and workouts, and capital market transactions. He has previously practiced in New York. Mr. Bhasin also helps lead Shearman & Sterling’s India practice and was named by Chambers as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A for India.

Mr. Bhasin regularly represents many of the top Asian and multinational corporations, such as, General Electric, Petronas, the Tata Group, Aditya Birla, Reliance, Essar and others, on complex cross-border mergers & acquisitions, financings and restructurings globally.

Mr. Bhasin also has extensive experience advising private equity funds, including Goldman Sachs PIA, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Everstone Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Xander Funds, New Quest, ADV, TRG, and others.

Selected Experience

  • PETRONAS on Saudi Aramco’s US$7 billion investment in the RAPID Refinery and Petrochemical project in Malaysia 
  • The Xander Group Inc in a joint venture with APG Strategic Real Estate Pool N.V. (APG) to Invest US$450 million in retail developments in India and the related US$300 million acquisition by the joint venture company Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd. of an initial portfolio of three retail assets from a Xander sponsored fund
  • CX Partners and Capital Square Partners (CSP) on the sale of Minacs for approximately US$420 million to Concentrix Global Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Synnex Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. Sidharth previously advised CX and CSP on the acquisition of Minacs from Aditya Birla for an enterprise value of approximately US$260 million
  • General Electric on the sale of its Commercial Lending and Leasing Business to a Consortium Backed by AION Capital Partners
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in their co-investment with MBK Partners in the acquisition of shares of Woongjin Coway Co. Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs PIA in the initial and subsequent investments (over US$500 million) in ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd (formerly ReNew Power Wind Power Private Limited), one of the largest investments in renewable-energy sector in India

Selected Publications

  • An article on the media and entertainment industry in India and the US titled “Prevention is better than Cure,” June 2013, Box Office India
  • An article on investing in Southeast Asia titled “Entering restricted markets,” May 2013, India Business Law Journal
  • “Investing into India,” October 2008, International Financial Law Review (Private Equity and Venture Capital Review)
  • An article on the insurance sector in India titled “Hitting the Ceiling,” November 2007, Best’s Review


  • Cornell Law School, LL.M.
  • Cardiff Law School, LL.B.
  • University of Delhi, India, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)



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