Rakesh Warrier

Rakesh Warrier, Partner, JSA

Rakesh focuses on Corporate Commercial, Regulatory and Policy matters in various sectors. He works for several IT, ITES, BPO and Technology Enabled operations of multinationals, including those in the regulated space. His experience involves, advising on setting up operations in India, corporate/business structuring and commercial contracting, regulatory advice on telecom licensing and compliance requirements in India, advice on setting up STPI’s (Software Technology Parks of India) and SEZ’s (Special Economic Zone) and general legal issues involving Telecom and IT companies.

Rakesh also advises domestic and international clients on foreign exchange regulations and general corporate laws in India, and has been involved in conducting legal due diligences, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and transaction documents.

In addition, he has extensive experience in assisting clients on real estate transactions by way of lease or leave & license.

He has been practicing law since 2008. Before joining JSA, he was with Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Kerala (2008)

 

Publications

  • ‘Social Networking Encryption: A boon or a bane’, Business World (July, 2016)
  • ‘Information and Communication Technology: the Indian Influence – Within and Outside’, “INDIA NIGERIA BUSINESS FORUM 2015” (Brochure – September, 2015)

 

Education

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin (2008)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Rakesh amongst others, cover the following:-

  • Advised DE-CIX International AG in acquiring 49% stake in Interwire Internet Services Private Limited, which entity owns and operates the Mumbai Convergence Hub (Mumbai IX), India’s largest open peering exchange hub.
  • Advised Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Limited, in relation to provision of various telecom services in India (enterprise solutions, data centre services, etc).
  • Advised Broadcom group entities on a long term leasing transaction for a substantial expanse in a Special Economic Zone.
  • Advised Mubble Networks Private Limited in relation to investments made by Accel Partners and Mr. Nandan Nilekani.
  • Advised Just Eat Holding Limited in connection with transfer of 49.9% stake in Achindra Online Marketing Private Limited to Just Eat India Holding Limited.