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Ash Tiwari



Ash Tiwari



Ash advises on a wide range of corporate transactions including private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, reorganisations, corporate governance, and general corporate advisory work. Ash also leads our India M&A practice and frequently works with international investors investing into India as well as Indian corporates acquiring assets outside India. 

Based in the London office, Ash has specific expertise in complex cross-border M&A transactions and in the structuring of joint venture and equity arrangements. 

Ash was recognised in the 2022 Legal 500 rankings, which reported that Ash was “among the best lawyers I have ever worked with anywhere – truly world class. Sharp, commercial, attentive, super committed and, on a personal level, an absolute joy to deal with. Trusted advisor for sure.” 

Other Noteworthy Experience includes advising:

  • KCA Deutag on its acquisition of the Omani and Saudi business of Dalma Energy for USD660m and subsequent joint venture arrangements
  • EQT and EdgeConneX Inc. on EdgeConneX’s joint venture with Adani Enterprises to acquire, develop and operate data centres in India 
  • TripAdvisor on its acquisition of Bookatable from Michelin 
  • A consortium of 15 banks on the restructuring of Thomas Cook 
  • Thomson Reuters on its acquisition of the WM/Reuters foreign exchange benchmarks calculation business from State Street Corporation 
  • IHS on its equity financing to fund its acquisition of MTN's mobile towers business in Nigeria 
  • Worldpay as issuer's counsel on its IPO and admission to the premium listing on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of GBP4.8bn 
  • Vale on the investment by Mitsui for a 15% stake in the Moatize coal mine and a 50% stake in the Nacala rail/port project, both in Mozambique 
  • Millicom on its acquisition of an 85% stake in Zanzibar Telecom from Etisalat 
  • JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments Fund on its acquisition of Beacon Rail Lux Holdings S.à.r.l. from Pamplona Capital Management

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as a solicitor (England & Wales) - 2010


Legal Practice Course (with Distinction) at College of Law - 2007

BA History (with First Class Hons) at London School of Economics - 2005



For advising KCA Deutag on its acquisition of the Omani and Saudi business of Dalma Energy for USD 660m and subsequent joint venture arrangements

Winner of M&A Deal of the Year at IFLR Awards 2018

Published Work

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising A&O’s Global Charity Partner Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity that works to protect vulnerable children by moving them out of institutions into family based care, on its fundraising contractual arrangements. 
  • Advising a global charity on its investments into India. 
  • A founding member of A&O’s Race and Ethnicity Committee, Ash works with the firm to progress its vision of increasing the number of ethnic minorities at senior levels. 
  • Ash is the co-founder of the South Asian Affinity Group (SAAG). SAAG’s mission is to build a community for A&O staff with South Asian heritage or connections to collaborate, mentor, network, and celebrate their cultural heritage. 

News & insights

Strings of code

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) publishes draft regulations for network data security management

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) published a consultation draft of the Regulations on Network Data Security Management (Network Data Security Regulations) for public…

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Tower overlooking sky

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2021

The Telecommunications (Security) Act: some finality at last

Following a lengthy Parliamentary passage, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 17 November 2021. 

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

India in focus

Earlier this year, the Insurance (Amendment) Act 2021 (the Act) came into force in India, allowing non-Indian investors to hold majority control in Indian insurance companies for the first time…

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AGMs and Annual Reports - what you need to know this year

Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: AGMs and Annual Reports: What you need to know this year

In this podcast our team of A&O experts cover the key issues company secretaries and their teams need to think about when preparing for their next AGM and Annual Report.

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