Siddharth Raja merges practice with Vertices Partners

Siddharth Raja merges with Vertices Partners
Siddharth Raja

Former Samvad Partners co-founder Siddharth Raja continues his entrepreneurial journey by merging his practices with Mumbai-based first-generation law firm, Vertices Partners.

A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur in the legal startup world”, Raja merged his corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisition, private equity/venture capital practices, and team with Vertices to became a senior partner in December last year.

Raja had moved on from the Bangalore-headquartered law firm, Saakshya Law – his fourth law practice startup – that he co-founded in July 2019.

Prior to Saakshya, Raja worked at Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja in 2006, that merged in 2013 to form the pan-India, multi-city law firm, Samvad Partners, where he was also one of the co-founders.

In 2016, Raja also broke away from Samvad and merged his practice with Argus Partners as a senior partner and national executive director.

“In most law firms of a certain size, growth very often results in growth of manpower, but I believe that growth should also involve developing multiple expertise or expanding into achieving expertise in wider areas of operation for delivering best-quality services for clients who are growing, too,” says Raja.

He said he has acquired competence in private equity and venture capital transactions, foreign-exchange law and enforcement, regulatory, compliance, and adjudication, and cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions in his 25 years of practise.

Raja joined Udwadia, Udeshi & Berjis in Mumbai in 1998 after graduating from National Law School of India University in Bengaluru and the University of Warwick, UK.

He specialised in cross-border M&A, mostly connected to China and Indonesia, at O’Melveny & Myers in Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004.

Vertices Partners, a full-service law firm offering a pan-India presence, has also hired Rajat Agarwal, a former Dua Associates lawyer, and his team, as a part of its human capital development push.

Agarwal, who brings banking and finance skills, along with Delhi-based regulatory and secretarial compliances partner Manasi Pathak Verma and Mumbai-based real estate partner Jayesh Karandikar, were inducted to the firm.