Nishkarsh Jakhar

Law Clerk


Nishkarsh Jakhar is a law clerk and a member of the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities practice groups.

Nishkarsh advises public and private corporations, underwriters and sponsors across matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, and corporate governance and periodic reporting compliances. He has more than 5 years of experience advising on Rule 144A/ Section 4(a) and Regulation S offerings including public equity offerings, high yield issuances, and SPACs.

Nishkarsh is also a licensed attorney in India where he was previously a senior associate in the capital markets practice at one of India’s leading law firms. In India, he represented underwriters, PE sponsors and issuers on some of the largest capital markets transactions across sectors spanning ecommerce, clean energy, life sciences, finance, real estate, and manufacturing. 

Nishkarsh received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 2023, where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholar Prize in the upper-level M&A course. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree (JD Equivalent) from National Law University, Delhi, India in 2017.


Editor - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas' Treatise on Securities Law
Thomson Reuters (March 2021)

Foreign Direct Investment in LLPs under the Automatic Route: A Progressive Step?
Corporate Law Adviser (June 2016)

Not Loving It: A Critique of the anti-arbitration injunction against McDonald’s in Vikram Bakshi v. McDonald’s India Pvt. Ltd.
NUALS Kochi Law Journal - Vol. 9 (March 2015)

Nishkarsh Jakhar


LLM: Harvard Law School (2023)

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (JD Equivalent): National Law University, Delhi, India (2017)


Nishkarsh speaks English and Hindi as native languages.

Bar Admissions

India (2018)

New York – Awaiting admission

Practice Areas

Contact Address

Office: New York

Phone: (212) 930-9700

Direct dial: (212) 398-9026

Fax: (212) 930-9725


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