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Probir Roy Chowdhury
Partner
Bangalore
  +91 80 4350 3618
English, Hindi, Bengali

Probir specializes in Corporate Commercial, Venture Capital & Private Equity, and Information Technology. He has been involved in corporate transactions focused on the high technology industry including cross border Mergers & Acquisitions.

His transactional practice includes advice on Transaction Structuring, Entry strategies, Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions and Foreign Exchange Regulations. He also liaises with Government Regulators on a regular basis.

Probir has considerable experience in the Venture Capital & Private Equity Practice, and has been involved in providing structuring advice for Venture Capital / Private Equity Funds and has assisted in setting up the overseas & India operations of the funds including assisting the funds in making investments in portfolio companies.

Probir also advises on various areas of Information Technology Law including outsourcing, data protection and e-commerce issues. He also has experience of providing general advice on content, negotiating carrier agreements and privacy and networking matters to IT and communications companies and their users, in international, public and private sectors.

He is involved in the Education practice of the Firm and has represented and continues to advise Foreign Universities / Educational Institutions on their India investment initiatives. He regularly advises Private Equity / Venture Capital funds investing in the Education sector in India.

Probir has been sent on secondments to law firms in Switzerland, Spain, Germany and Italy. He has worked closely on EU data protection regulations and has, as a result of his secondment, a good understanding on cross border complexities in corporate and technology transactions.

Probir writes on several technologies related subjects and had published articles on several topics including Data Protection. He has contributed to the United Nations WSIS Summit Project on Technology Surveillance and to the Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business on International Franchising. He has contributed chapters to Advances in Biopharmaceutical Technology in India, published by BioPlan Associates Inc. He is a regular contributor to the ‘Computer Law Review International’. He has also written a paper on Privacy Laws for the Cyber Law course at IGNOU. His paper – “Foreign Provision of Higher Education in India – Legal Issues and Practices” was published by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, UK. His book ‘Outsourcing Biopharma R&D to India’ was published by Biohealthcare Publishing (Oxford) Limited.

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