Samāna Centre was founded by Aparna Mittal.
With over 13 years of 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, 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. For details please visit the media page of this website.