Bharat Anand, a partner at Khaitan & Co., in New Delhi, India, was the keynote speaker on Sept. 23 at an event sponsored by the Center On The Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.

Anand, a 2013 graduate of HLS’s Executive Education Leadership in Law Firms program, spoke about hostile M&A deals in family-owned businesses in India. With Rishi Shroff, an associate at his firm, he outlined recent legal and commercial developments that have occurred since the May 2014 general elections in India.

David Wilkins ’80, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, director of the Center on the Legal Profession, and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, introduced Anand, whose talk was one of a series of events sponsored by the Center on the Legal Profession.

Khaitan & Co. partners with the Center on the Legal Profession’s Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies (GLEE) on research in India. The GLEE initiative investigates the impact of globalization on the corporate legal sector and the changing role of general counsel in major emerging economies, such as India, China and Brazil.

Anand joined Khaitan & Co. in 2009 to kick-off the firm’s M&A practice in New Delhi. Prior to joining Khaitan & Co., Anand worked at the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.