“Afridi delivers international quality advice on local law matters. The team meets deadlines and bring a commercial understanding to their work product. They are also responsive and personable in their dealings.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


  • Professional
  • Odisha Bar Council
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Oriya
  • Academic
  • B.A. LLB, M.S. Ramaiah College of law, Bangalore, India, 2016


Vaishali’s practice focuses on general corporate private equity and mergers and acquisitions.


Vaishali has successfully advised and acted on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions across key industry sectors such as renewable energy, infrastructure, hospitals, information technology and e-commerce. Vaishali has also advised clients on the regulatory framework in India involving the exchange control and securities laws.


Representative transactional experience includes:


  • Advising DEG, FMO, ADB and Proparco on their investment of up to USD 100 million in a company engaged in renewable energy sector.
  • Advising Mahogany Singapore Company Pte. Limited on its primary investment in TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited.
  • Advising Cisco in relation to its acquisition of two Indian information technology companies in India.
  • Advising on Sequoia’s investment as part of a Series C funding round of USD 110 million into a company engaged in the business of providing online search related services in the automobile sector.
  • Advising on Sequoia’s primary and secondary investment of up to USD 380 million into a company engaged in the business of providing baby products and cosmetic products.
  • Advising a Saudi-based company on 100 per cent acquisition of a company engaged in manufacturing wind turbine generators.
  • Advising an alternative investment fund on its primary investment in a company engaged in news, news aggregation and digital media marketing.
  • Advising a venture capitalist firm in the acquisition of 40 per cent stake in an artificial intelligence platform and information technology company.


Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2022, Vaishali was an associate at two leading law firms (AZB & Partners and Khaitan & Co) in India.