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Ankita KansilLegal Counsel

Ankita joined Elevar in 2019 and is the Legal Counsel for India.

Prior to joining Elevar, Ankita worked with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices (now L&L Partners) for over six years. She has considerable transactional and advisory experience, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions, investments and joint ventures – across various sectors.

Ankita graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore with an integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree. In her free time, Ankita enjoys reading thrillers and likes to dabble in squash.

What are the most and least favorite parts of your job?

The most favourite part of my job is finding solutions to hurdles that come in the way of providing access to capital to the underserved communities. The least favourite part of my job is tracking compliance with inane requirements of our legal system.

What is your Elevar career highlight so far?

It would probably be the closure of a mammoth transaction where Elevar simultaneously purchased stakes in 7 portfolio companies, across India and Latam. It involved discussions with various stakeholders, more than 22 remittances across multiple geographies, all during a worldwide lockdown, completed within preset deadlines… exhilarating! 

How would you describe what you do at Elevar?

You could say that I’m the gatekeeper of all things legal at Elevar. I also help our portfolio companies get funded, by nudging lawyers to think commercially – so that investors can sign across the dotted lines and put money in our companies’ bank accounts.