Private Equity , Venture Capital
Aparna Ravi’s practice focuses on banking and finance, insolvency law, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate advisory matters. She has considerable experience advising on financing and restructuring transactions in multiple jurisdictions. She also advises companies on their anti-sexual harassment policies and in making work places safer and more inclusive.
Prior to joining Samvad, Aparna worked in the corporate and capital markets departments at the New York and London offices of the law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and subsequently as in-house counsel at Credit Suisse in London.
Aparna was a member of the Bankruptcy Law Reform Committee constituted by the Central Government and writes and delivers lectures regularly on insolvency law reform in India. She recently edited the 6th edition of Mulla The Law of Insolvency in India, a treatise on personal insolvency law that was published by Lexis Nexis in September 2017.
She has also been a visiting faculty at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and is an adjunct faculty at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
Aparna serves as a trustee on the international board of Article 19, an international not-for-profit that focuses on freedom of expression and the protection of journalists.
Aparna has a J.D. from New York University School of Law (2003) and an A.B. in Government from Harvard University (2000). She is qualified to practice law in India and in New York.
Aparna’s hobbies include reading fiction, long distance running and tennis
Samvād: Partners is a full-service Indian law firm with offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. We strive to maintain lasting relationships with our clients by understanding their business needs and offering simple and effective solutions to complex legal and regulatory challenges in India. We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professional integrity and nurturing our lawyers in a work environment that motivates them to achieve and maintain the highest standards.
In Sanskrit, ‘Samvad’ connotes “discussion, dialogue, debate, engagement”. Samvad underpins the core philosophy of the partnership, comprising a collegiate of partners with a rich mix of domestic and international experience – having worked in top-tier national firms and several international legal and financial centres outside India, including London, New York, Singapore and the Hague.
Samvad coalesced from a merger of regional practices in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai and expanded to a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Delhi and Hyderabad. The Firm has grown steadily over the years to more than 100 lawyers and staff.