L. Badri Narayanan is an Executive Partner at the firm and practices in the areas of corporate, investment and tax laws. He advises companies on mergers and acquisitions, business transfer agreements (slump sales), joint ventures and share acquisitions, and has been involved in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Badri advises on various issues involving consortiums and joint ventures such as contract manufacturing scenarios, valuation, secondment, royalties and license fee arrangements.

Badri has advised and assisted various leading Indian and multinational corporations with transactions pertaining to joint ventures, acquisitions and restructurings. Badri has advised some of the largest e-commerce companies on their India entry and operations, in order to comply with various Indian laws. He has drafted representations for changes in the laws relating to foreign direct investments (FDI) and tax laws relating to e-commerce. He also regularly advises and represents companies in the auto, healthcare and pharma, shipping, liquor and financial sectors.

He also deals in gaming laws and structuring of gaming transactions relating to poker, fantasy games, lottery and other games from the regulatory and tax perspective. He has appeared before the Law Commission of India for amendments in the gaming laws and related tax laws on behalf of the Gaming Federation.

In tax, Badri has advised companies on various corporate tax, international tax and indirect taxes, particularly in relation to business transfers, joint ventures, merger, demerger, amalgamation, carry forward of losses, dividend distribution and capital gains arising out of direct and indirect transfer. He has also been involved in counseling companies on key issues concerning financial operations and supply chain. His broad experience also includes having represented parties before various fora in tax and commercial disputes.

He always had a keen interest in intellectual property laws and has drafted licensing agreements and technology transfer agreements. He is registered as a Patent Agent before the Indian Patent and Trademark office (PTO) and previously held Patent Attorney registration before the USPTO during his tenure in the USA. He also heads the digital initiative at the firm.

He is admitted to practice in India and New York.


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