The Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, Ajay is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. In addition to being a lawyer, he is a qualified accountant and prior to setting up of the Firm, he practiced in the areas of direct tax as an accountant. He qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1978 and went on to become a Bachelor of Law from the University of Delhi in 1985. He has been associated with various important leading tax rulings. Ajay has also served as an independent expert on behalf of the Government of India on matters of accounting and tax issues before the International Court of Justice at the Hague. The Chambers Asia: Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008, has mentioned Ajay Bahl as a Band One individual for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice. The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers have named Ajay a leading attorney in the fields of Taxation and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has also been referred to as a linchpin of AZB’s corporate, M&A, private equity and finance practices. He is extremely well respected in India and overseas for being an astute lawyer and an acknowledged point of reference for difficult questions of law.