Varnika Chawla

Associate Tax
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Varnika is an associate in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

Varnika focuses on UK and international tax structuring in the context of cross border private equity, real estate, private fund structuring, M&A transactions and reorganisations. Varnika also has extensive experience in advising on UK and international tax disputes.


Thought Leadership


“The Doctrine of Corporate Opportunity - A Comparative Analysis,” Business Law Review, 2018

“Indian Supreme Court on the Patentability of Genetically Modified Life Forms,” Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 2018

“Corporate Powers as Powers Held in Trust,” Business Law Review, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Council of India


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2017, Bar Council of India


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • German
  • Punjabi


  • National Law School of India UniversityB.A.; LL.B.with Honors2017

    Editor-in-Chief, NLS Business Law Review

    Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    University Gold Medalist