Jaya is a partner in Addleshaw Goddard's London Corporate Division where she leads the Corporate Governance team. She has over 25 years' experience providing support to clients on governance and compliance issues, as well as on a wide range of complex cross-border and UK corporate transactions. Her transactional experience extends to public takeovers, private M&A and recapitalisations across a variety of sectors. 

For some years, India has been a key market focus for Jaya and she Co-Chairs AG's India Business Group. Her roster of clients includes Indian headquartered conglomerates and banks, as well as international clients connected to or considering opportunities in that market. She has built up strong relationships with leading Indian law firms and investment bank teams covering India. 

Jaya is a regular speaker at client and other training events and formerly sat on the Institute of Directors' Board of Examiners. 


Her governance and compliance experience (gained at her previous firm) includes advising:

  • a FTSE company board on a shareholder activism situation 
  • on a high profile executive departure from a FTSE company 
  • FTSE companies on relationship matters with controlling shareholders 
  • on AGM and regulatory compliance matters for a range of UK listed and unlisted corporates 

Her deal experience (gained at her previous firm) includes advising on:

  • The proposed Rs 7,000 crore investment by PSP Corporation as a member of a consortium comprising ADIA and NIIF into the GVK Group to acquire an interest in Mumbai Airport 
  • Advising on the Indian restructuring of a stressed group
  • The demerger of an international company's Indian services businesses
  • The India aspects of the sale by WPP of 60% of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting and analytics business to Bain Capital Private Equity  
  • A divestment of non-core assets located in Africa and Asia by a major Indian corporate in the oil and gas sector 
  • A restructuring of a joint venture relating to oil and gas products and involving Indian investors 
  • Advising Lekki Port Investment Holding Inc. on the equity investment by China Harbour Engineering Company relating to the development of Lekki Port – Nigeria's first deep sea port 
  • An acquisition of a minority stake by a consortium of funds in a ports owner and operator 
  • The recommended GBP1.45 billion cash offer by a consortium jointly-led by funds managed by Dalmore Capital Limited and by Equitix Investment Management Limited 
  • The GBP2.3bn privatisation of the Green Investment Bank 
  • The offer by WPP and Providence Private Equity for Chime Communications 
  • A major merger in the insurance sector
  • The all-share merger between TUI AG and TUI Travel 
  • The recapitalisation plan for a major bank 
  • The recommended takeover offer of Continental Farmers Group by United Farmers Holding Company
  • The GBP1.38bn acquisition of the London Metal Exchange by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing 
  • The 1.87bn takeover of Dana Petroleum by Korea National Oil Corporation 
  • The GBP2.54bn takeover by Reckitt Benckiser Group for SSL 
  • A major takeover of a bank
  • The merger between Alliance UniChem and Boots 
  • The takeover by the Glazer family of Manchester United