About Siddharth Raja

A seasoned corporate lawyer, Siddharth, now in his 23rd year of practice, focuses on private equity and venture capital transactions; and on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions.  He has been highly ranked for several years, including by Chambers & Partners – lauded for his “global business perspective”, “attention to detail” and “excellent technical knowledge”.

Siddharth is currently one of the founder Partners of the Bangalore-headquartered full-service law firm, Saakshya Law; his fourth law practice.  Siddharth previously co-founded Narasappa, Doraswamy & Raja that merged to form Samvad: Partners, where he was also one of the co-founders.  He has also worked in Hong Kong, with the international law firm, O’Melveny & Myers.

Siddharth graduated from St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School.  A Gold Medalist with a Bachelor’s Law degree fromNational Law School of India University, Siddharth also holds a Masters in Law from the University of Warwick Law School, where he was a British Council & Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening, and J. N. Tata, Scholar.

Siddharth is or has been a Visiting Professor at NLSIU; Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science; and IIM, Bangalore. Siddharth has served as an elected Governor on the Board of Governors of the Bangalore International Centre – he was also previously an elected member of the BIC’s Executive Committee.  He was also a member of the Bangalore Tourism Advisory Committee established by the Karnataka Government.

His love for history has lead him to run a successful historical walking tour company – along with his wife, Priya – called “Nandi Valley Walks”.  In his free time, Siddharth pursues historical research on the Princely State of Mysore, through the biographical prism of one of its Dewans, Sir Albion Rajkumar Banerji.