L. Badri Narayanan
Badri Narayanan advises clients in the area of tax and investment laws. He has worked in multiple jurisdictions including the US and India. He leads the Digital L&S initiative.
Badri routinely advises our corporate clients, financial institutions and Corporations across a broad range of contentious situations, in both a representative and advisory capacity, from internal or regulatory investigations, through to formal court or arbitral proceedings.
Badri has particular interest and experience in cross-border investment and tax laws. He has been advising several companies on a variety of issues such as consortiums and joint ventures, valuation, secondment, royalties and license fee arrangements, contract manufacturing scenarios, software as a service offering, and outsourcing.
He has worked with clients from a wide range of industries including several technology and services companies. In the area of E-commerce and software, Badri has handled several issues including protection of software and business methods in India, shrink-wrap and click-wrap contracts, new business models for distribution of software and services, open source software, transfer pricing and custom valuation studies.
Prior to joining the firm, Badri practiced as an intellectual property lawyer in the United States and has drafted and negotiated intellectual property licensing and cross-licensing arrangements. He was also involved in many patent litigation matters in the US.
Cornell Law School
University of London
St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
BSc (hons.) Physics
He is admitted to practice in India and New York; and is a qualified patent agent in India.
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