Venkatesh is part of the leadership team at J Sagar Associates in the infrastructure, transportation and energy space.
Venkatesh practises corporate and civil law with a focus on advising and representing clients on domestic and cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, entry strategies, transaction structuring, joint venture, technology transfer and private equity funding especially in transportation (including railways, MRTS and dedicated freight corridors), energy (including RE, oil and gas value chain and LNG), infrastructure (including construction and engineering), automotive (including HEV and EV) and Make in India-related initiatives. Venkatesh’s role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with foreign law firms, investment banks and financial advisers.
He has worked extensively in the energy and infrastructure sector and has the experience of handling a wide array of complex transactions and project documentation. He has advised large Indian and international infrastructure and energy companies (including those in RE, oil and gas, LNG, commodity trading, chemicals and refinery) with regard to their domestic and international investment.
As part of his advisory, Venkatesh advises on the entire gamut of the project value chain risk analysis and provides mitigation strategies.
In the general corporate law and M&A transactions, he has led the team of lawyers representing various large domestic business houses, multinational businesses and state-owned entities on a variety of M&A and joint venture transactions. He has worked extensively in the energy (including the entire hydrocarbon value chain), automotive (including electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicle), manufacturing and construction and engineering space. His work assignments have related to the entire suite of documents customarily required in these types of transactions and rendering strategic advice to his clients – domestic and foreign.
He has worked on cross-border transactions in multiple jurisdictions, including the US, Europe, the UK, Japan, Latin America, Australia, Africa, ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar) and China – along with various foreign law firms, investment banks and strategic management consultants.
Venkatesh has an LLM 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 and automobile space.