Harish Narasappa’s practice covers general corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate financing, dispute resolution and commercial real estate.
Harish has a B.A.LL.B (Hons.) and a Ph.D from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, a BCL from Oxford University (where he was a Radhakrishnan Scholar) and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London.
Harish’s clients include JP Morgan, NTT Group, SoftBank Energy, General Electric, Delhivery, Inventus, Acciona and DMG Mori.
Harish is the author of the book titled “Rule of Law in India – A Quest for Reason”. Harish is also the co-founder of Daksh, a civil society organization that promotes accountability and better governance in India. He has authored the book titled, “Rule of Law in India – A Quest for Reason”. He is also the joint editor of Daksh’s two pioneering reports – “State of the Indian Judiciary – A Report by Daksh” and “Approaches to Justice – A Report by Daksh.” Harish is admitted to practice law in India.
Apart from the law, Harish’s hobbies include running and mountaineering.
T: +91 80 4268 6000
The A- List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers
Ranked 'Eminent Pratitioner' for 'Corporate M&A'
India Business Law Journal 2019, 2018 & 2017
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2019
Ranked 'Recognised Practitioner' across 4 practice areas
Harish is a recommended practitioner for Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A and Intellectual Property.
Harish is a recommended practitioner for Projects & Energy.
Legal500 2019, 2018 and 2017
Legal500 2019 & 2018
Harish Narasappa is included in The A List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers based on extensive research conducted by India Business Law Journal.
India Business Law Journal 2018, 2017 and 2016
Harish is described as “top-class on the financing side.” Market sources praise him as “an excellent lawyer” who “performs high-quality work in private equity and early stage venture capital transactions. He is very experienced, business-savvy and objective during negotiations.”
“His experience and admirable negotiation skills helped us to successfully close the deal.” “He is a very responsive and highly knowledgeable corporate lawyer who is able to provide us with an independent perspective;” and “top class on the financing side.”
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
Harish Narasappa has a wide base of experience spanning M&A private equity investment and corporate financing. Commentators praise him as a "brilliant lawyer" who is "intellectually one of the sharpest lawyers of his generation." He is well regarded for his experience representing start-ups and major venture capital and private equity groups and he is also a highly rated practitioner in this sector. Clients appreciate that "he is very reliable replies to our emails very quickly and his answers are always clear and easy to understand."
Harish is also recognised as an ‘eminent practitioner’ for Corporate/M&A. He is particularly adept at assisting on transaction TMT mandates with one client remarking upon his "excellent talents backed by real and deep experience in handling M&A matters".
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
Harish Narasappa is described as a “very intelligent practitioner” with excellent experience in banking and finance. He is regularly sought out for his knowledge of corporate financing, project finance and private equity matters.
And, sources also described him as an “excellent lawyer” noted for being “solution-oriented on deals.” A client appreciates his “sound legal knowledge, his positive attitude to make a deal happen and his ability to explain to the other side the rationale of legal clauses in an agreement.”
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018