“…….. Samāna which means equal(ity) aims to bring about meaningful social impact and change by creating tangible and measurable growth and empowerment for women and members of the LGBTQ community in India”.

“…….. Samāna which means equal(ity) aims to bring about meaningful social impact and change by creating tangible and measurable growth and empowerment for women and members of the LGBTQ community in India”.

 
 

    THE FOUNDER

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.