Raghu Babu Gunturu
Co-founder & Partner
Raghu has over 20 years of professional experience in various matters relating to setting up of business in India and overseas, capital structuring and capital raising, domestic and international listing, Foreign Direct Investment, Joint Ventures, Foreign Collaborations, Legal Due Diligence, Transaction Advisory, M & A, Advising on Corporate Governance and Advising on corporate legal matters. Raghu has closely seen more than 500 companies in various stages of their lifecycle across sectors like brick and mortar, new economy, sharing economy etc., and has worked with a number of promoters, entrepreneurs, professional managers.
He provides business advisory services to startups, early stage and growth stage companies on business strategy, growth strategy, fund raising, value creation etc., in his role as a sounding board member or mentor. He is a strategist pro actively trying to identify and create new service lines for the firm, forge domestic and international partnerships and alliances besides managing R & A.
He is a Mentor and Strategic Advisor to Samisti Legal, Advocates & Legal Advisors.
Raghu is also an investor in startups and emerging growth companies which are into in ecommerce, digital payments, new age concierge, FoodTech and analytical testing businesses.
Raghu has trained over 100+ budding professionals over the years and is very passionate about coaching and mentoring them so as empower them for their professional growth.
Regular speaker at various forums such as ICAI, ICSI, FTAPCCI, OU, Tie on diverse subject such as Entrepreneurship, M & As, Joint Ventures, Fund raising, Listing, takeovers etc.,
Aademic & Professional Qualifications:
Samisti Legal is headed by Mr. Prashant Kumar Jain. Prashant specializes in forex, private equity transactions, acquisitions, joint ventures and business re-structuring. He also has expertise in drafting, vetting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of transaction documents and issues relating to such transactions, spread across diverse sectors and industries such as infrastructure, information technology and retail.
Prashant is an advocate, enrolled with the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh. Besides, he is also a Company Secretary (C.S.) and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He completed his graduation in Commerce from Andhra University. He has also served as a faculty member of ICSI, Hyderabad Chapter for Economic Laws.
Santosh is an Advocate with over 14 years of experience and he has anexpertise in providing advisory on corporate commercial and real estate transactions, drafting & conveyance, drafting Development Agreements, Construction Agreements, Lease Agreements and providing Title Report.
He also has a considerable experience in Corporate Litigation & Arbitration, Employment & Labour Laws and has represented the clients before High Court, Civil Courts, NCLT, and other Quasi Judicial & Regulatory Authorities. Santosh also undertakes drafting and vetting various definitive agreements, commercial contracts, including deeds, agreements, due diligence of properties, Transactional Advisory, Corporate Commercial Advisory, Company Secretarial Compliance, legal due diligence & other matters. He has advised various Companies and Institutions over gamut of Corporate Commercial Transactions & Advisory on Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Private Equity Investments, IPOs, QIPs, FCCBs and Corporate Restructuring.
Santosh was earlier associated with leading Corporate Law firm, J.Sagar Associates, (JSA) advocates & solicitors for 7 years where he advised both Domestic and International Clients. Santosh is a member of Bar Council of India,Member of Telangana High Court Advocates Association, Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Member of Corporate Law & Capital Market Committee of Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hyderabad (‘FTAPCCI’).
Anita Dugar is an Associate of the firm. She has an experience of over 6 years in corporate secretarial and legal matters and has worked with various Corporates as well as in a reputed law firm in Kolkata.
She has been dealing in corporate law advisory, conducting legal due diligence of listed and unlisted companies for the investor as well as for the target company, advisory on various SEBI Regulations, drafting and vetting various types of commercial contracts for diverse sectors, structuring of joint ventures, drafting of transaction documents, FEMA and listing compliances.
She extensively works with the team and the clients to create and sustain visibility of the Firm. She is currently a part of core team at Samisti.
Anita is a Bachelor of Law and is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). She completed her graduation in Commerce from Calcutta University.
Madhavi Bairraju is a graduate in Law with a post graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws. She has varied industry experience of over 10 years, with exposure to the LPO industry, secretarial compliance, Labour Laws and FEMA. She has very good client rapport and enjoys their trust and confidence leading to lasting relationships with them.
She is associated with Samisti Legal right from inception and brings the advantage of her multi-industry experience to the firm.
Suraj Choudhary holds a B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Degree from Jindal Global Law School and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana High Court. He has worked with MNC and top tier law firms in India. His areas of practice include drafting of commercial contracts, general corporate advisory including advising on mergers & acquisitions and joint venture transactions. He regularly advices clients on regulatory compliances and other corporate commercial matters.
Abhishek Gupta holds BBA LLB (Hons.) Degree from Faculty of Law, ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education, Hyderabad. He focuses on general corporate advisory and is involved in drafting of commercial contracts.
Rashida Adenwala has an experience of over 25 years in the field of Corporate Law. She is renowned for her innovative thinking and professional approach. She heads the fund raising practice for R & A’s clients both in domestic and international markets including, Private equity, Public Offerings through IPO’s, GDR’s, FCCB’s & QIP’s. She has extensive experience and expertise in preparation of Business Plans, Indian and Overseas Listings, Legal Due Diligence, Shareholder’s Transaction Documents, Cross Border Transactions involving multiple countries and jurisdictions, and Corporate Governance.
She is a professional director on the Board of DQ Entertainment Limited (DQE) and has travelled extensively in India and overseas on various professional engagements. She was associated with various corporate houses in Mumbai and in Hyderabad before starting the firm.
She is a regular speaker at various conferences and training programs conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), FTAAPCI, ICAI. She was a member of the Secretarial Standards Board constituted by ICSI for the years 2006 and 2008. She is a certified trainer on Corporate Governance from the Global Corporate Governance Forum, an initiative of the International Financial Corporation.
She is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce.
She was recently conferred with the Proficiency award by IPA Society of Education for her contribution to the Company Secretaries fraternity. She was also adjudged the best Women Entrepreneur in the field of Corporate Law by the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs of India.
Ramakrishna Gupta Racharla (Ramki) is a Senior Partner of R & A Associates. He has thorough knowledge and experience on Corporate Law matters and has over 15 years of hands on experience in Secretarial and Corporate law matters and also Insolvency Professional registered with Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. He has thorough knowledge on the various corporate laws viz, Companies Act, SEBI Regulations, Foreign Exchange Laws, IPR Laws, etc. He heads the Secretarial Audit, ESOP design and implementation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) practice divisions at R & A. He was closely involved in conducting the Due Diligence of various listed and unlisted Companies and Takeover / Acquisition of more than 20 companies from inception to consummation of the transaction.
Ramakrishna is primarily responsible for representation of the clients on any corporate law matters before authorities like the Registrar of Companies, Official Liquidator, Regional Director and National Company Law Tribunal.
He is a regular speaker at various forums some of which include The ICAI, The ICSI etc.,
Academic & Professional Qualifications
She heads the Labour Law Compliances Vertical, Legal and Regulatory issues and the applicability of various Employment Laws (for both Centre and State). Besides Companies Act, 1956 and Labour Law, she has a good command on Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA), Import Export Policy, SEBI and Stock Exchange related rules, regulations and bye-laws. She is experienced in Compliance Management and Audit, Legal Due Diligence, drafting and vetting of various legal agreements, drafting manuals, articles, guides, interpretations; and provides opinions on various legal matters. She has been associated with R & A since 2004 and was elevated as Partner in 2012.
Her active participation in a seminar hosted by the ICAI on the topic ‘Addressing the Articled clerks of ICAI and Chartered Accountants on MCA 21′ won commendable appreciation from the audience and organizers.
She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Bachelor of Law and also a member of Foreign Trade Committee of the Federation of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI).
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