Corporate Lawyer & Partner J. Sagar Associates. Mr. Potdar brings with him a wealth of expertise in niche corporate areas across verticals and businesses in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investments, Joint Ventures & Cross-Border Transactions.
He has successfully represented his clients including several Multinational Companies and Indian Corporate Houses in several high profile takeover battles, having defended some of the most hostile bids in the history of corporate India.
A widely acclaimed foreign investment expert, he’s advised the best of Indian corporate houses and MNCs across verticals of entertainment, Pharma, IT, FMCG, Engineering, Automobiles and Cement. He’s been recognized by the coveted Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a Private equity expert of international repute. He has won accolades from the Chambers & Partner, London for his pioneering consulting work in M & A, FDI, private equity and partnership contracts. He was a member of International Bar Council’s “India Advisory Group’ as also the working Group on Indian Merger Control rules of the International Bar Association, and member of Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Chamber of Tax Consultants Corporate Committee. Currently member of the CII Western Region Committee on Startups and Entrepreneurship.
Founder Trustee of Maxell Foundation – formed to confer Maharashtra Corporate Excellence Awards in 2012, Founder of Maxplore Centre for Entrepreneurship to teach Entrepreneurship at School, Chairman of the Gandhi Films Foundation since 2014 formed by Pt. Nehru to preserve the digital work on Mahatma Gandhi and a self-taught Artist.
A revered speaker at several thought leadership conferences and seminars organized by leading industry institutions and chambers, he is also a self-motivated social author-activist who regularly steers public attention to the larger cause of nation building across academic, social and cultural forums.