Venkatesh Raman Prasad

Venkatesh is part of the leadership team of JSA in the Infrastructure, Transportation & Energy space.  

Venkatesh practices Corporate and Civil laws with a focus on advising/representing clients on Domestic and Cross Border Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entry strategies, Transaction structuring, Joint Venture, Technology transfer and Private Equity funding especially in the Transportation(including Railways, MRTS, Dedicated Freight Corridors), Energy (including RE, Oil & Gas value chain LNG), Infrastructure (including Construction and Engineering), Automotive (including HEV and EV) & Make in India related initiatives. Venkatesh’s role in these transactions has included negotiations, drafting, complex structuring, rendering strategic advice and interacting with foreign law firms, investment banks and financial advisors. 

He has worked extensively in the Energy and Infrastructure sector, and has the experience of handling government contracts & projects implemented on BOT (Build, Operate & Transfer) and BOOT (Build, Own, Operate & Transfer), EPC, Production Sharing Contract, Revenue Sharing Contract, Annuity Model Contract et al. He has advised large Indian & International Infrastructure & Energy companies (including those in RE, Oil & Gas, LNG, Commodity Trading, Chemicals, Refinery etc.) with regard to their domestic and international investment. As part of his advisory, Venkatesh advises on the entire gamut of the project value chain risk analysis and providing mitigation strategies.

In the general corporate law and M&A transactions, he has led the team of lawyers representing various large domestic business houses, multinational businesses, state-owned entities, private equity firms, and venture capital firms, particularly in the Infrastructure, Energy, Manufacturing, R&D, Automotive (including HEV and EVs), Construction & Engineering space. 

His work assignments have related to the entire suit of documents customarily required in these type of transaction and rendering strategic advice to his clients – domestic and foreign. He has worked on cross border transactions in multiple  jurisdictions including – USA, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Australia, Africa, ASEAN(including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia Myanmar), China - alongwith various foreign law firms, investment  banks and strategic management consultants. 

Venkatesh has an LL. M. from New York University (NYU). He is a regular speaker at international and national conferences and workshops on issue of law regulation, investments, and reforms in the Infrastructure & Energy space.




  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Bar Council of India


  • Master of Law (LLM) from NYU 
  • School of Law, New York University, U.S.A., 2003 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, India,1997
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) University of Delhi, India, 1994


  • English
  • Hindi

Last Updated on 30th January 2019

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