Sandeep Parekh is the founder of Finsec Law Advisors, a financial sector law firm based in Mumbai. He worked as an executive director at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), where he headed the Legal Affairs and Enforcement departments and has been a faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad. He has worked for law firms in Delhi, Mumbai and Washington, D.C. Sandeep focuses on securities regulations, investment regulations, private equity, corporate governance and financial regulations.


Sandeep has obtained an LL.M. (Securities and Financial Regulations) degree from Georgetown University and an LL.B. degree from Delhi University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of Mensa. He is a World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader”. Sandeep has published op-eds in the Financial Times and the Economic Times and has been quoted in the WSJ, Economist, Bloomberg and CNBC. He has spoken at Davos. He has an active blog called Initial Private Opinion. He is the author of a well-received book “Fraud, Manipulation and Insider Trading in the Indian Securities Markets”, published by CCH Wolters Kluwer.


Sandeep has been a member of the Cabinet Secretariat task force for measuring performance in ministries and departments of the Government of India. He is a former chairman and member of various SEBI and RBI Committees and Sub-committees and is a member of Securities Committee of International Law Association, London and CII’s National Council on Financial Sector and CII’s National Committee on Financial Markets, Ficci/BCCI/IMC Committee on Capital Markets. He has been recognized for exceptional standing in law by International publications like AsiaLaw, IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners IBLJ and Legal500.