Akshita Pandit


Akshita advises on wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters and has worked on a variety of cross-border transactions and distressed investments.

Her clients include distressed debt funds, banks, large corporates and other international financial institutions. During her time at the firm, Akshita has completed a secondment in the firm's Dubai office.

Akshita is a dual qualified lawyer. She is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and as an advocate in India.


Pro bono

Volunteered at the Make A Wish Foundation of India, a charity aimed at providing support and care to underprivileged and terminally ill children in November 2013.

Advising with Refugee Legal Support, a human rights charity, in relation to their Family Reunion from Europe project aimed at reuniting applicants in Greece with their family members in the UK.

Published Work

  • Jennifer Marshall, Lucy Grey, Akshita Pandit and others, (2022) “Rent arbitration and the UK restructuring toolkit”, Herstructurering & Recovery Online

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, India



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2021

Admitted as an Advocate (High Court of Bombay, India), 2018


B.A., LL.B (Hons), NALSAR University of Law, 2018


English, Hindi
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.