A seasoned corporate lawyer of two decades experience, Siddharth focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions; possessing cutting-edge expertise in cross-border and domestic M&A. Siddharth also has a rapidly growing practice in corporate insolvency resolution / bankruptcy in India.
A Gold Medalist with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in 1997, Siddharth also holds an LL.M. in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick’s Law School, U.K., where he was a British Council & Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening, and a J. N. Tata, Scholar, in 1998.
Clients whom Siddharth has represented include several of the leading global PE / VC funds, Indian corporates and MNCs. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in Band 1 among private equity lawyers in India for several years, being lauded for having “a global business perspective”, an “attention to detail” and has “earned praise for his excellent technical knowledge”.
Siddharth was an associate (1998 – 2001) and then a partner with the Firm, heading the Bangalore and Chennai offices in 2004 – 05. Between 2001 and 2004 he was an associate with the international law firm, O’Melveny & Myers at its Hong Kong office. In 2006, Siddharth co-founded Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja that merged to form Samvad: Partners in 2013, where he was also one of the co-founders.
Siddharth merged his practice with the Firm in 2016 and is currently a Senior Partner and National Executive Director based in the Bangalore office.
Siddharth has been a visiting professor at NLSIU, Bangalore; Jindal Global Law School; Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science; and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is also a guest faculty with the think-tank, The Takshashila Institution.
Siddharth is admitted to practice law in India and in England & Wales.
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