Rajesh has been a practicing lawyer since 1988. His area of specialization includes Financial Services, Commercial Laws, Real Estate, ESG and Private Client Practice. He is an advisor to number of leading Foreign and Indian Banks, Financial Institutions, Real Estate players, Corporate and Industrial Houses.
He has successfully led several negotiations and is consulted on business solutions and strategy. He regularly advises on routine and complex financial and commercial transactions.
He was a special invitee by the IBA and the RBI in connection with the amendment of The Banking Regulation Act, 1949. He was retained by the Banking Industry on implementation on the (SARFAESI) Act, 2002. He has advised NeSL with setting up of First Utilities Services under the Indian IBC, 2016.
He authored and revised several books on banking laws and practices including the publications of Late Mr. M L Tannan and S.N. Gupta. His legal research papers are published regularly by leading dailies, law journals and reputed publications in India and abroad.
Has been a speaker at various forums in India and overseas on matters of legal significance.
Rajesh was an Independent Director on the board of HDFC Limited till its merger with HDFC Bank. He is an Independent Director on the boards of HDFC Capital Advisors Limited, HDFC Credila Financial Services Limitedand J.C. Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited. He co-chairs the Banking and Finance Reforms sub-committee of the CII National Committee on Legal Services 2023-24 and few other organizations. He is also an appointed member of the SGDs committee of SIDBI in the capacity of an external expert.
Rajesh is enlisted amongst the “Top Managing Partners” in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist. He is also recognized as a ‘Leading Lawyer Legend’ by Legal Era and amongst the ‘Top 50 Legal Icons’ and ‘Top 100 Lawyers in India’ by Asia Law’s, India Business Law Journal.
Rajesh is a Recognized Lawyer in the field of Private Wealth Law by Chambers and Partners in their HNW Guide and as “Lawyer of the Year – Private Client” in the Indian Legal Awards presented by Legal Era. He has been acknowledged as a veteran in Private Wealth Law practice by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.