Harsh Pais heads Trilegal's corporate practice and focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. Harsh advises extensively on cross border acquisitions (involving public and private targets) and joint ventures.
In addition, Harsh provides strategic counsel to clients on matters involving change of control transactions, corporate governance, securities laws, troubled joint ventures and crisis management. Harsh is also experienced in providing transactional and regulatory advice to clients in regulated industries, such as financial services, infrastructure, and TMT.
Harsh was recognised among the 'Top 20 Emerging Legal Leaders in India' by RSG in its inaugural list of Emerging Legal Leaders in 2019. He is rated as a 'leading lawyer' 'highly regarded' for Corporate M&A by IFLR 1000 Guide. He is recognised by Chambers and Partners for both Corporate M&A and Private Equity - "he has excellent commercial judgement and a deep understanding of the issues that are of greatest concern to investors". RSG's India Report cites feedback that "Harsh provides clients with 'top quality advice … he is extremely 'responsive' and 'commercial' with 'knowledge of the client's sensitivities'.
Harsh holds a significant role at FICCI, the apex chamber of commerce for industry in India, as member of its National Committee on Corporate Laws.
He has past experience at a major international law firm in New York and is additionally qualified in the UK and New York. Harsh is an alumnus of Columbia Law School and the National Law School of India.