Samāna Centre was founded by Aparna Mittal.
With over 14 years of professional experience, her industry knowledge and expertise spans a diverse range of sectors including hotels & hospitality, retail and e-commerce, information technology, media & entertainment (including cinema business), hospitals & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecom, manufacturing, insurance, wholesale distribution, oil & gas, hydro power, automotive, real estate, services, mining, and food sector.
Prior to this, she was Partner – Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions, with India’s leading corporate law firms AZB & Partners, and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, with more than a decade of experience in advising leading multinational and domestic clients on significant and complex M&A matters including cross border acquisitions, business/ asset transfers, joint ventures, private equity transactions, investment structuring, commercial contracts, franchises, due diligence, and extensive general corporate and regulatory advisory matters. Labour and employment laws formed a key part of the advisory work undertaken by her.
She has consistently been ranked by international publications as a leading / recommended advisor for the aforesaid, including :
Chambers and Partners (Asia)- in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and Chambers and Partners (Global) in 2010; and
Asialaw in 2017 and 2014;
She graduated from India’s foremost law school, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (2005), and is registered with the Bar Council, New Delhi (2005).
She is a regular speaker at key conferences and publishes frequently in national dailies and leading journals, on issues related to women’s empowerment, LGBTQ inclusion, and diversity and inclusion. She is also a mentor for several leading organisations. For details please visit the media page of this website.