Badrinath Durvasula

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.

To be in sync with the organisational aspirations and align with the stakeholders, while upholding professional values & ethical conduct

I have had the privilege of knowing Mr. Badrinath Durvasula for almost two decades now. He is an excellent lawyer, and a very responsible and a sharp General Counsel. Whenever I had an opportunity to work with him on any matter, I admired the way in which he would immediately get to the root of the issue and see the big picture of the case. This is so characteristic of him and an excellent quality for a General Counsel. He has been a great asset to the organisations with which he was associated. In fact, myself and my colleagues have learnt a lot during our deliberations with Mr. Durvasula on arbitration matters. I look forward to continuing my association with him both professionally and socially. I wish him good luck and success in all his endeavours.

Ganesh Chandru
Partner, Dua Associates

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