Prathap Nagaraj




Prathap Nagaraj is a Partner at the Kochhar Bangalore office.

Prathap is a member of the Firm’s Corporate M&A practice, Corporate Restructuring and Compliance practice.

His professional experience spans over a decade and a half with specialisation in corporate & business laws, having extensive experience in advising multinational clients across industry segments on complex company law issues, legal and regulatory issues, strategic acquisition of target companies, drafting & vetting of commercial contracts, foreign inbound and outbound investment, share/asset purchase/sale deals, business formations, structuring, winding up/liquidations, exchange control & foreign investment laws, employment laws, real estate and other general corporate commercial matters.

Prathap has represented the Firm’s multinational clients on large and high value restructuring projects, inspections, investigations and proceedings undertaken by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Directorate of Enforcement, Reserve Bank of India and such regulatory authorities. He has also represented and attended various personal hearings and adjudications conducted by high placed regulatory officials in relation to the above.

Prathap also routinely advises clients on entry strategies for foreign entities, setting-up private limited companies, limited liability partnerships, branch and liaison offices, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, takeover of companies, corporate social responsibility, corporate restructuring, conducting due diligences, regulatory compliances and approvals.

Prathap also has experience in real estate transactions including title verification of immovable property, negotiations and preparation of documentation, advice on regulatory issues, risk analysis in relation to non-compliances, leasing and facilities management agreements and other such real estate matters.


Corporate M&A
Employment Law
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Real Estate
White Collar Crime


  • B.A. LL.B, B.M.S College of Law, Bangalore University


  • Karnataka State Bar Council

Select Experience Statement

  • Lead counsel in representing major global software companies in inspections, investigations and proceedings conducted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Directorate of Enforcement and Reserve Bank of India.
  • Undertook due diligences, prepared transaction documentations such as share/asset purchase/sale agreements, closing documentations and such, for acquisition or sale of entities in India.
  • Handled India leg of big-ticket global merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Advised globally ranked and reputed American software companies on acquisition of companies with software business in India.
  • Advised Indian promoters on sale of stake to prominent companies.
  • Principal and routine advisor to a global software giant on numerous corporate and regulatory issues in India.
  • Advised major multinational entities on inbound investment and setting up of entities in India such as private limited companies, limited liability partnerships, branch and liaison offices etc.
  • Handled winding up/liquidation of several entities being acquired entities or subsidiaries.

Contact Details

  • 201, Prestige Sigma, No. 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001 Karnataka (India)
  • +91 80 4030 8000
  • +91 80 4112 4998