Venkatesh practices Corporate and Civil laws with a focus on Infrastructure, Energy and Foreign investment. His current work profile includes advising on Domestic and Cross Border Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entry strategies, Transaction structuring, Joint Venture, Technology Transfer and Private Equity funding especially in the Energy and Infrastructure space. Venkatesh’s role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with foreign law firms & investment banks.
He has worked extensively in the Energy and Infrastructure sector, and has an experience of handling government contracts & projects implemented on BOT (Build, Operate & Transfer) and BOOT (Build, Own, Operate & Transfer) basis. He has advised large Indian & International Energy companies with regard to their domestic and international investment.
As part of his projects advisory, Venkatesh advises on the entire gamut of the project value chain risk analysis and providing mitigation strategies.
In the general corporate law and M&A transactions, he has led the team of lawyers representing various multinational businesses, state-owned entities, private equity firms, and venture capital firms, particularly in the Infrastructure, Energy, Heavy engineering, R&D, Automotive, Construction & Engineering and has been involved in transaction involving more than USD 3-4 Billion of FDI in India in the last 4-5 years. His work assignments have related to the drafting of share sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, and associated transaction documents and rending strategic advice to his clients – domestic and foreign.
Venkatesh has an LL. M. from New York University (NYU). He is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and workshops on issue of law regulation, investments, and reforms in the Infrastructure & Energy space.