Srinivas Kaushik focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and growth capital investments. Principal clients include Apax Partners, BC Partners, Bain Capital, Lincolnshire Management, MSD Partners and Warburg Pincus. Srinivas also regularly represents portfolio companies of clients with respect to general corporate counseling and transactional matters.

Srinivas is considered to be "fantastic at dealing with and looking after clients" and is praised as a "very hard worker. He is smart, organized and practical" per Chambers. According to Chambers Global, one peer remarked, “he's one I would be very positive about, a brilliant lawyer.” From 2019–2022 he was recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for Banking; M&A by IFLR1000. Recently, he was named a "Private Equity MVP" in Law360's "MVPs of the Year" for his work on some of the year's most high profile and complex deals.

In addition, Srinivas leads the Firm's India practice where he has represented the Firm's clients in a number of acquisition/buyout and investment transactions in Indian companies, including in the largest leveraged acquisition to date. Srinivas is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners among lawyers with respect to investment funds investing in India.

Mr. Kaushik also serves on various firmwide committees including the Business Development Committee, the Finance Committee, the Partner Review Committee and the Associate Review Committee.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, “Structuring issues pertaining to cross-border M&A deals,” M&A in India — New Opportunities and Challenges in a Dynamic India, Mumbia, India, March 9–10, 2018

Moderator, “Adding Value Through Differentiation,” 24th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity Conference, New York, NY, February 23, 2018

Speaker, “The Changing Landscape of M&A In India,” Mumbai, India, March 18–19, 2016

Panelist, “Emerging Markets Investing,” 18th Annual Columbia Business School Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, New York, NY, February 3, 2012

Panelist, “Doing Business in Asia,” Harvard Business School PE Conference, Cambridge, MA, February 13, 2010

Panelist, “Doing Business in South Asia: Career Opportunities and Issues for American Lawyers,” South Asia Heritage Week at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, January 30, 2007

Guest Lecturer, “Private Equity Transactions in Emerging Markets: The Indian Case,” London Business School, Venture Capital & Private Equity Class, London, September 13, 2006

Panelist, “Due-Diligence, Structuring, & Negotiating in India — Lessons Experienced Dealmakers Have Learned About Getting Deals Done Right,” 1st Annual Capital Roundtable MasterClass on Doing Deals in India, New York, July 27, 2006

Chair and Workshop Leader, “Mechanics of Setting up a Fund to Invest in India,” organized by the Capital Roundtable on July 26, 2006 in New York

Lecturer, “Private Equity in India: Transactions and Funds,” London Business School, Private Equity Class, September 13, 2006


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999, Bar Council of India
  • 2001, New York
  • 2002, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolLL.M.with Honors1999
  • McGill UniversityLL.M.1999

    Max Stern Fellowship

    Chief Justice Greenshields Scholarship

    John and Edmund Day Award

  • National Law School of India UniversityB.A.; LL.B.Honors1997

    Lady Templeton Award

    Co-Editor, National Law School Journal