Praveen Raju

Praveen Raju

Praveen is the Head of the Corporate Practice Group at Spice Route Legal, and a founding partner of the firm. As one of India’s leading M&A lawyers, he brings to the table over two decades of experience, having practised law in India and Singapore, and assisted on deals in over 50 countries over the course of his career.

He has a sector-focussed practice, primarily within the sustainability, alternative energy, mobility, healthcare, lifesciences, and pharmaceuticals sub-sectors. He has acted on some of the largest transactions in these sectors and has represented investment funds, large corporates, and inter-governmental agencies in deals involving India.  

Most recently, Praveen’s accomplishments include – 

  • assisted a leading renewable energy company with (i) a global restructuring of their operations, involving cross border domiciling and complex investment structuring advisory, and with (ii) multiple project development and finance mandates for energy projects in India;
  • assisted India’s third largest IT and telecoms distributor with their strategic acquisition of a majority stake in a leading enterprise tech company in India;
  • advised American and Chilean strategic and financial investors on their investment into a US-based hydrogen fuel technology company;
  • advising a proprietary family investment fund on multiple investments made by them, into various target companies in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector;
  • assisted an EV manufacturer with advisory and the contractual arrangements for the supply of electric buses by them, under the latest FAME-II India guidelines;
  • assisting a healthcare sector-focused investment fund, an affiliate of India’s second largest pharmaceutical company, with over 10 acquisitions, IP licensing, and regularly advice the client (including its group companies and subsidiaries) on various day-to-day commercial arrangements;
  • advised India’s largest defence, ship building & offshore infrastructure company, on multiple joint ventures and on its eventual sale to one of the largest conglomerate companies in India. This was one of the few defence acquisitions in India, which also had to comply with takeover code regulations; and
  • advised a global IT solutions and consulting company on their acquisition by one of the top five construction companies in the world.


ILS Law College, Pune


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