Aakanksha Pagnis
Senior Associate

Mumbai Office



Mergers & Acquisition

Private Equity 

Equity Financing


Media & Entertainment


Start-ups & Emerging Companies

Aakanksha (Aypee) is the smarty pants of the firm who is dual qualified to practice in India and the state of New York. She humbly brushes aside her Ivy League accomplishments and prefers to focus on her exceptional list-making abilities and her undying efforts to create the greatest working environment at RL instead. 


She is spectacular at simplifying the most complex of issues (summing up a  5 hour negotiation into a short email for clients who she spares from such calls? No problem! Convoluted clauses that you’re losing sleep over? De nada! Many of the firm’s documents (and policies) have become a lot simpler and readable thanks to Aakanksha. 


As designated Chief Happiness Officer, she has been instrumental in declaring birthdays as holidays and finding ways to ensure a minimum of 12 declared holidays at the firm (even if it means making Raksha Bandhan a holiday), and introducing those without a discerning taste to all the possible types of Gin in the universe. But she also pranks new associates into asking for permission to eat lunch.

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