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Akshita Jha


Akshita is a dual-qualified lawyer (admitted in England and Wales, India) and has advised on a variety of commercial transactions, including private acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, tender offers, debt restructurings, reorganisations and general corporate advise.
Akshita has experience in managing large and complicated cross-border transactions and working with a variety of clients ranging from traditional financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds to FinTech startups.


Pro bono

Advised the Big Issue Group on the charity merger of the Big Issue Foundation and its frontline sales operation to create a more optimal platform for fundraising and support for vendors.



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2023

Admitted as an Advocate (India), 2022


B.A. L.L.B (Hons.), the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), 2023


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.