Managing Director - Legal
ESSAR Capital Advisory, Mumbai, India
Apart from being a strong legal professional, he has a keen interest in improving the standards of legal education in India and speaks at forums in India and abroad, including at the Parliament of the UK. It is so characteristic of him to get to the root-cause of the issues and see the big picture of the case.
Badrinath Durvasula is the Managing Director – Legal at Essar Group. His role involves mergers and acquisitions, contract management and litigation and arbitration the world over. Prior to joining Essar, Badrinath was a known face as the Legal Head of L&T. He has also worked with Hindustan Construction Company, Adani Group, Reliance Industries, Dr. Reddys, Asian Paints and General Insurance Corporation. With over 30 years of experience, his expertise also lies in cross-border transactions, international contracting, intellectual property, strategy, compliance, and joint-venture formations. Badrinath also works in legal and financial due diligence, long-term supply agreements and ancillary agreements, and International Chambers for Commercial arbitrations. He travelled extensively in Europe, US, Australia, GCC countries and South East Asia attending a number of legal matters. He had to his credit many a representations in High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
A Masters in Nuclear Physics, Masters in Law from the University of Mumbai and a qualified MBA with specialisation in the marketing of services, he is pursuing his doctorate on value proposition in the M&A domain. He is on board of many Universities and on the editorial board of most legal journals.
Badrinath has successfully guided transformational initiatives for organisations and his zeal to provide solutions to his clients is always foremost in his mind. As an expert, he is frequently invited to deliver lectures at conferences and seminars and has received laurels for the same.