Senior Partner

Practice Areas


Private Equity

General Corporate Advisory

Labour Law and Employment Matters


B.S.L., LL.B., University of Pune (2004)


Bar Council of Karnataka

Shwetambari Rao


Shweta is the Managing Partner of K Law. She started her career with K Law in 2004 and has been committed to the Firm ever since. Her commitment to work, integrity, dedication to K Law and its clients have enabled her to grow exponentially within the Firm and she now heads the Corporate and Commercial law practice in Bengaluru. Shweta has made K Law one of the leading law firms in Bengaluru. Building the Corporate and Commercial practice in Bengaluru from a team of 3 to 35 lawyers, within a span of 10 years, has been one of her greatest contributions to the Firm.

A specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law, Shweta has advised on several high-value transactions involving structuring and setting up of business operations in India. She also specialises in Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Inbound and Outbound Investments, Project Finance, Commercial Contracts, E-commerce and Corporate Restructuring transactions.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2022 in the Top 50 Managing Partners in the “Below 10 Years’ experience” category as well as the Top 100 Individual Lawyers in the “Above 10 Years’ experience” category

  • Recognised as Top 30 Female Lawyers in India by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), 2022

  • Recommended Lawyer for Private Equity and Investment Funds for India by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022

  • Ranked 1 in the Top Individual Lawyers in Mergermarket M&A (Medical & Biotechnology) league table for India by deal value and deal volume, Q2, 2022

  • Recognised as one of the Super 50 Lawyers in India by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), 2021

  • Honoured with ‘Indian Achiever’s Award’ hosted by the Indian Achievers’ Forum, 2020

  • ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Corporate / M&A by Asia law Leading Lawyers, 2016

External Member of Committees

In addition, Shweta has been a member of various corporate boards, including SABMiller, and special committees in relation to law and governance.

She regularly conducts workshops and mentorship programmes for start-ups and entrepreneurs on doing business in India as well as investment structures/asks in PE/VC deals.