Samheeta Rao

Senior Partner

Samheeta Rao is a Senior Partner at GLA and has more than 17 years of post-qualification experience. Prior to joining GLA, Samheeta co-headed the legal department of Goldman Sachs’ Bengaluru office and was Goldman’s sole employment counsel covering all their India offices during her stint there.

She brings to the table, strong transactional and advisory experience, having spent the first 6 years of her career at the Bangalore office of Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co., where she advised clients on mergers and acquisitions transactions, private equity and venture capital investment transactions, spanning early stage funding rounds all the way to pre-IPO rounds of funding. She is also well versed in enterprise risk assessment issues, handling sensitive investigations and regulatory inquiries.

Samheeta is the Chair of GLA’s Corporate, Commercial, Employment and Social Enterprises Practices.

Samheeta graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2006.



◉ Social Enterprises
◉ Technology

Practice Areas

◉ Employment Law
◉ Commercial Contracts
◉ Company Law
◉ Mergers & Acquisitions

Recent Work

◉ Representing the India subsidiary of a global intelligent customer service solutions provider focused on mobile app, gaming and new economy clients, on its acquisition by a Canadian-headquartered leader in the customer care industry.
◉ Advising India's leading impact consulting firm on all its legal mandates
◉ Advising a healthcare-focused group of social enterprises on multiple corporate and commercial law assignments


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