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Rustam Gagrat

  • Firm: Gagrat & Co.
  • Practice Area: Aviation
  • Country: India
  • Email: [email protected]
  • ‘Nirmal’, 12th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai, 400 021.

About Rustam Gagrat

Rustam Gagrat is the Senior Partner of Gagrats, Mumbai and Gagrat & Co, New Delhi. Mr.Gagrat’s Practice Areas cover Corporate (M&A), Banking & Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Aviation, Private Equity & Dispute Resolution. Mr.Gagrat is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He obtained a BA(First Class Hons) in Politics from Elphinstone College, Bombay, a BA(Hons) in Law and a MA from Downing College, Cambridge University and has also done the PIL at The Harvard Law School.

Mr. Gagrat has represented leading corporates, airlines and banks on pathbreaking crossborder financings, M&A deals, Stake Sales, PE deals, Infrastructure Projects and Securities Offering (in India & overseas). Several of these have received awards and recognition including from Euromoney, India Business Law Journal, Acquisition International and Air Finance. He has presented papers at Domestic & International law conferences.

He has been ranked in Who’s Who Legal, IBLJ’s “A List” of India’s Top100 Lawyers, Distinguished Legal Minds, ICCA’s “India’s Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers”, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who in World, Who’s Who in Asia / Asia Pacific, Who’s Who in Finance & Industry & World’s Leading Lawyers. He is the recipient of several awards including ICFMs 500 Leading Lawyer Awards from 2013 to 2017; as the Aviation – Lawyer of the Year – India 2014 to 2019 Awards; the 2015 Lawyers World Premier 500 Award; the Corporate Livewire’s Innovation & Excellence Award 2016; the Lawyers Worldwide Award 2016; the Global Leading Lawyers Award, 2016; M & A Todays Global Award 2016; the Asia Law Leading Lawyer Award 2013 and 2017; the Most Trusted Corporate Lawyers, India Award – 2017 and 2018; the Lawyers Worldwide Award – 2017 and 2018; the Most Influential in Aviation Law 2018 – India Award; the Legal 500 Asia Pacific’s Leading Individual – Aviation (aerospace and defence) – India Award, 2018; the Market Leading Lawyer Award, 2018; the International Commercial Arbitrator of the Year – India Award, 2018; the Top 100 Lawyers Award, 2018 and 2019; the Lawyer of the Year Award– 2019; AI’s ‘One of the Leading Professionals in the field of M & A’ Award, 2019; Asian Achievers of the year Award, 2019; Intercontinental Finance & Laws Top 50 Global Law Experts, 2019; Top 100 Lawyers, 2019, Aviation Expert of the Year in India 2021, Leading Lawyers in India, 2023 and 2022, Legal Era Awards in 2022 and 2023, IBLJ’s A List of Top 100 Lawyers in 2022 and 2023 and Who’s Who Legal 2023 and 2024.

Practice Areas

Arbitration, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate (M&A), Corporate Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Energy & Infrastructure, Foreign Investment, Mediation, Private Equity, Regulatory laws, Securities Laws

Professional Affiliations

  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Bombay Bar Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • The Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • The Law Society of England
  • International Bar Association


  • Advocate, Supreme Court of India, & Solicitor
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England


  • Elphinstone College, Bombay University – BA (Hons) Politics.
  • Downing College, Cambridge University – MA, Law.
  • The Harvard Law School –  PIL.

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