Abhishek Krishnan

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Abhishek Krishnan
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Abhishek Krishnan is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the firm’s Private Equity group. Mr. Krishnan advises a wide range of corporate and private equity clients on M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, exits and restructurings in China, India and across Asia.

Mr. Krishnan has been ranked “Up-and-Coming” by Chambers Asia Pacific 2024. Interviewees described him as “very sophisticated, detail-oriented and responsive”, and “wonderfully savvy and is super good across the market”. He was also described in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as “an outstanding attorney and is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, commercial, and responsive.” Mr. Krishnan has been recognized by ALM's in its inaugural list of “Private Equity Rising Stars: 10 Lawyers in Asia to Watch”.


Mr. Krishnan joined Goodwin in 2015. He has nearly fifteen years of legal experience in the Asia Pacific region, including a secondment at Hillhouse Capital in 2017.

Some of Mr. Krishnan’s recent work includes advising:

  • Numerous venture capital and growth equity firms in early stage seed financings through late stage growth equity financings, including DST Global, Hillhouse Investments, Coatue Management, General Catalyst Partners, Bond Capital, Alkeon Capital, Falcon Edge Capital, B Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Iconiq, Naspers, Arena Holdings, Bain Capital Ventures, a16z, Greylock Partners and Battery Ventures
  • Various financial sponsors’ investments into businesses that include:
    • India: Byju, Cars24, Cardekho, Citymall, Cred, Dailyhunt, Delhivery, Dream11, Flipkart, Grofers, Groww, Mobile Premier League, National Stock Exchange, Olacabs, Ola Electric, PayTM, Pine Labs, Razorpay, Rebel Foods, Refyne, Sharechat, Spinny, Stockgro, Swiggy, Udaan, UrbanClap, Zolve and Zomato
    • Greater China: Ant Financial, Bytedance, Dada Nexus, De Jia Wu, Didi Taxi, Guazi (Chehaoduo),, Kuaishou, MaiMai, Meituan-Dianping, NextEV, Nice Tuan, PatPat, Xiaomi, Xpeng, Yuanfudao and 17zuoye
    • Other APAC: Airwallex, Bucketplace, Bukukas, Careem, Carro, Eucalyptus, Go Jek, Grab, Ninja Van, SEA, Stakeshop, Tonik, Toss, Xendit and Zipmex
    • US: Airbnb, Artiva, Away, BioNova, Beam Therapeutics, Brex, Brii Biosciences, Everest Medicines, Impossible Foods, Messagebird, Faria Education, Mnemo Therapeutics, Moderna, NextCure, Pipeline Therapeutics, Pyxis Oncology, Talaris Therapeutics, TransferWise, Uber and Zoom
  • Private placements of securities issued by (NASDAQ: CTRP) for US$500 million, Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for US$286 million, TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) for US$500 million and iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ)
  • Strategic Joint Ventures and M&A
    • A joint venture for the distribution of coffee and tea products in Greater China with the world’s leading coffee company
    • The launch of KaylaRe, a Bermuda-based reinsurer, with an initial capital of $620 million
    • Joint venture for the distribution of snow sports equipment and apparel in Greater China
    • Joint venture for the distribution of licensed sports apparel and memorabilia in Greater China
    • on its sale to Zebra Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ZBRA)
    • TechProcess on its sale to Ingenico SA
    • Wipro Limited in the demerger of its infrastructure engineering, customer care and medical diagnostics businesses divisions*
    • The Sun Group in its acquisition of SpiceJet; Aliaxis S.A. in its acquisition of Ashirvad Pipes; and UTC Fire & Security in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Agnice Fire Protection*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin



BA LLB2009

National Law School of India University




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

Recognition & Awards

  • “Up-and-Coming”, India Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - Chambers Asia Pacific 2024
  • "Private Equity Rising Stars: 10 Lawyers in Asia to Watch" - ALM's