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Sushil Jacob

Partner, London


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Advocate, India


Sushil is a corporate partner in our India Group, based in London, and co-head of the Global Industrials sector. He has wide ranging experience advising on transactions relating to Indian cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, advising both international and Indian clients.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • Rosneft on the US$12.9bn acquisition of Essar Oil Limited from Essar Energy Holdings and its affiliates and its joint venture with a consortium of international investors
  • Reliance Exploration & Production DMCC on the disposal of its East African petroleum storage, wholesale and retail operations and distribution business in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda under the GAPCO brand
  • Serco on the sale of its private sector BPO business to Blackstone for approx £250m
  • S.W.I.F.T. scrl on the joint venture with nine banks in India to provide a domestic financial messaging service in India
  • Unilever on the US$5.4bn (£4.5bn) voluntary offer to increase its stake in Hindustan Unilever, its publicly listed Indian subsidiary
Professional experience

2018 to date Partner, Linklaters, London
2015 - 2018 Counsel, Linklaters London
2010 - 2015 Managing Associate, Linklaters London
2009 - 2010 Managing Associate, Linklaters Hong Kong
2007 - 2009 Associate, Linklaters Hong Kong
2002 - 2006 Senior Associate, AZB & Partners, Mumbai, India


2007 - London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M
2002 - National Law School of India University, Bangalore, B.A., LL.B (Hons)


English, Hindi