SKOCH India Law Award

Bahram N Vakil

Co-Founder, AZB & Partners

SKOCH India Law Award

Service to Law

Mr Bahram N Vakil

Co-Founder, AZB & Partners

New Delhi, 26th Aug 2023

Bahram N. Vakil, the Co-Founder of AZB & Partners, is a prominent figure in India’s legal landscape, specializing in restructuring, bankruptcy, infrastructure, and project finance. He has advised distressed funds, insolvency professionals, and leading banks, handling large, stressed accounts referred to insolvency resolution by the RBI. Mr. Vakil’s impact extends beyond legal practice, as he has served on various high-level government committees focused on financial reform, foreign direct investment, and securities market reform.

Notably, he played a crucial role in drafting the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) as a key member of the Dr. T K Viswanathan Committee, appointed by the Ministry of Finance. With an LLM from Columbia University, he is qualified to practice law in both India and New York. Bahram N. Vakil’s contributions as a leading lawyer in restructuring, banking, and project finance have solidified his position as a legal luminary in India’s corporate world.

L To R: Gursharan Dhanjal Vice Chairman SKOCH Group; Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, SKOCH Group;
Mr Bahram N Vakil, Co-Founder, AZB & Partners

SKOCH India Law Award

SKOCH Award, independently instituted in 2003, is India’s honest civilian honour conferred by an independent organisation as a third party assessment. It is the only award in the country that is based on feltneeds assessment and outcome evaluation based on evidence. It therefore, recognises people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.


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