Prashant Kataria will be the new Head, VC and PE practice, and he will be based in Bengaluru, as reported by Bar & Bench.
Kataria will be the new Head, VC and PE practice, and he will be based in Bengaluru.
On Kataria's addition to the firm, Managing Partner Jidesh Kumar said,
"We are delighted to welcome Prashant into the KSK family. Given his extensive experience in corporate law, especially in VC and PE investment and transactions, he’s the right person to lead our VC and PE practice and assist our clients to ensure they receive the same cutting edge legal skills, industry expertise and seamless experience that we offer in other practice areas across all our offices in India.
We are in the process of hiring more professionals across India with a vision to build KSK as the platform for equitable growth and entrepreneurship, in corporate legal practice across all practice areas in India."
Kataria is a 2003 graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Prior to Algo Legal, Kataria was a Partner at Lexygen and was associated with the firm for about 13 years. Before that, he was working with Nishith Desai Associates.
On his joining the firm, Kataria stated,
"It's an excellent opportunity to be a part of this prestigious firm. With my experience in corporate practice techniques with a focus on VC and PE, I'm excited to help the firm expand its corporate law practice and reach new heights in the field."
Kataria is widely recognised as the leading expert on Indian corporate law.
With his addition to the team, the firm's total partner count in India will increase to 22 across six offices.