"assured that matters are handled with care", "very active and well respected in the private equity space."

 Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2020

Harish B Narasappa

Partner

Harish Narasappa’s practice covers general corporate law, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, banking, 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 Competition Commission of India, KKR India, JP Morgan, Sequoia Capital, Pravega Ventures, NTT Group, Reliance Group, Nobroker Technologies, Ola 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.

Bengaluru

T: +91 80 4268 6000

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Recognition

The CCI also engages practice heads Arjun Krishnan and Harish Narasappa on High Court interventions and challenges to its jurisdiction. .’

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

Harish handles infrastructure regulatory aspects.

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

Harish predominantly advises telecoms and technology clients, including AI platforms, on corporate transactions. 

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

Harish is recognised for his deft handling of M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. He frequently assists major international and domestic companies in cross-border transactions. He is appreciated by clients and commentators respectively, who feel "assured that matters are handled with care", "very active and well respected in the private equity space." He possesses particular expertise assisting start-ups as well as venture capital funds with key investments and transactions. Harish is also recognised for his capabilities in transactional TMT mandates, as well as complex litigation within the sector. He is especially noted for his work with early stage start-ups.

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2020

“whose work has spanned across a considerable number of transactional spheres, from project finance and venture capital endeavours to M&A deals.” Clients value “the broad overview he takes of transactions and his skill in ensuring agreements are completed smoothly.” He is well known for his “expertise on venture capital transactions. He often acts for startups on early-stage fundraising issues, as well as representing private equity funds.” He “maintains a highly versatile practice, advising clients on matters as diverse as acquisitions in the e-commerce sphere, regulatory questions in the fintech and music streaming spaces, and entertainment-related High Court litigation.” He is also “an assured handler of cross-jurisdictional mandates for both domestic and foreign clients.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

Advising foreign corporations on business opportunities in India is a core area of activity for Harish Narasappa.

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

‘Harish Narasappa is an expert in M&A in India and has given dedicated assistance to our project. His quality, and delivery (providing necessary output on time) is excellent. We can count on him responding very quickly with the answers we expect. Furthermore, Harish personally oversees the quality and his associates. Even when the requests are not addressed to him, he understands what is going on and cuts in to follow-up when necessary. This make us feel at ease in letting the firm handle the matter because we are assured that our case is handled with care and is taken care of by the best partner.’

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

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Ranked 'Eminent Pratitioner' for 'Corporate M&A'

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2019

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Ranked 'Recognised Practitioner' across 5  practice areas

Asia Pacific Legal500 2019

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The A- List - India’s Top 100 Lawyers

India Business Law Journal 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017

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Recognised as one of the key contact for Real estate

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

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Recommended practitioner

for Projects & Energy

Asia Pacific Legal500 2020

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‘Recommended practitioner’ for Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) -

Leaders League, 2020.

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Recommended practitioner for Private equity and TMT.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 & 2019

"Intellectually one of the sharpest lawyers of his generation."

Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2019