Samāna Centre was founded by Aparna Mittal.
She leads the advisory work across our 5 service verticals and is one of India’s leading advisors in these areas.
With over 15 years of professional experience, her industry knowledge and expertise spans a diverse range of sectors including hotels & hospitality, information technology, hospitals & healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecom, wholesale distribution, retail and e-commerce, media & entertainment (including cinema business), banking, insurance, oil & gas, infrastructure, hydro power, automotive, real estate, mining, food and manufacturing and service sectors.
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 and Indian publications as a leading / recommended advisor for the aforesaid, including :
Godrej India Culture Lab in their Manifesto for Trans Inclusion at the Workplace, 2018;
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 economic 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.