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Suhas Srinivasiah

Suhas Srinivasiah

Senior Partner


  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Defence & Aerospace
Suhas is a Senior Partner in the Firm and a founding member of the Firm's Bangalore office. After graduating with a B.A., LL.B (Hons) degree from the prestigious National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU), he was called to the Bar in the year 1998.

Suhas does substantial work as part of the firm's Technology Law Practice. He represents some of the largest hardware and software companies in the world with regard to their operations in India. In particular, he has been responsible for assisting clients in setting up very large software development, R&D, engineering design, back office and BPO operations in India.

Suhas has strong experience in joint ventures, technical collaborations, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments in the information technology, manufacturing, automobile and biotech industries. His work has included structuring, due diligence, advice on regulatory and anti-trust approvals, contract preparation and negotiations.

Suhas also handles large real estate projects of clients in the Bangalore office. In addition to Bangalore (and the State of Karnataka), Suhas has handled large real estate projects all over the country including in the cities of Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore, etc. He also oversees a substantial portion of the complex commercial and criminal litigation in the office.

Suhas is very active in the aviation sector and assists several aviation manufacturers on sales to Indian entities (both in the private and public sectors including defense related sales/procurement). He has comprehensively advised many nuclear suppliers on liability issues under recently passed Indian laws. Suhas has advised many clients on Indian laws relating to trading of imported and locally procured goods, franchise arrangements, channel partner and distribution agreements, etc.

Suhas has spoken at various conferences including of the American Bar Association at Houston, USA on 'Legal Aspects of Outsourcing to India'. He has previously co-authored the (India) 'Chapter of Doing Business Around the World' published by the World Bank and co-authored articles published by the India Committee of the American Bar Association. He regularly undertakes training and legal update sessions to 'in-house' legal departments.

He is listed in the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Editions of the Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunication Lawyers, the 2012 Edition of The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers and the 2011 and 2012 Chambers Asia Pacific Corporate/M&A section. He is listed in the Indian Lawyer 250's "40 under 45" leading legal practitioners in the country surveyed by Law Business Research Ltd.

Chambers & Partners states: Suhas Srinivasiah received fulsome praise for his excellent service. Clients remarked on his "amazing work ethic" and described him as "an extremely bright and conscientious young man with great business judgement."

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar in 1998.


B.A., LL.B.(Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Areas of Practice

Joint Ventures | Mergers & Acquisitions


Defence: Key Changes in the Regulatory Landscape Pursuant to Atmanirbhar Bharat
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, November 2020

The Government of India has been very active in putting in place the necessary framework to implement the objectives of the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. The ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ or a program of self-reliance announced by the Government of India intends to focus on the five key pillars of economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography, and demand...

US-India Partnership in the Defence Sector Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant and a Resilient India)
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, October 2020

Background and about Atmanirbhar Bharat The idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat,or self-reliance, was at the heart of the Hon’ble Prime Ministerof India, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on 12May 2020 when he announced an economic package towards building aAtmanirbhar Bharat, or a self-reliant, resilient India...

Private Mergers and Acquisitions Overview
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, January 2020

Kochhar & Co. Senior Partner, Suhas Srinivasiah, and Principal Associate, Ajay G Prasad, have co-authored the India chapter of the ‘Private Mergers & Acquisitions’ published by Practical Law, Thomson Reuters. The paper provides a holistic view of the M&A law in India and recent trends in the private M&A space”...

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