Samheeta Rao

Location: Bengaluru



Languages: English, Konkani, Kannada and Hindi


Samheeta Rao is a Partner at our Bengaluru office, and has 14 (Fourteen) 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 has also garnered significant experience in general corporate and commercial advisory throughout her career, including corporate governance and foreign exchange control. She is also well versed in enterprise risk assessment issues, handling sensitive investigations and regulatory inquiries. Apart from spearheading the Firm’s Employment Practice, she is also adding heft to GLA’s Social Enterprises practice.

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

  • Social Enterprises
  • Technology, Media and Telecom
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Company Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advising a leading impact consulting firm on all its corporate and commercial law assignments
  • Advising a healthcare-focused group of social enterprises on multiple corporate and commercial law assignments
  • Advising a specialized cloud services company on multiple corporate and employment law issues
In the News

Listen to our partner, Samheeta Rao, discuss why its necessary for employers to show their humane and ethical sides now, in the face of adversity - from fulfilling their obligations of government directives, to focusing on upskilling their workforce.

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Samheeta Rao & Amrut Joshi discuss some legal and policy measures that the Central Government could consider taking, to ease this burden on and preserve liquidity for companies, while also protecting the interests of employees to the maximum extent possible.

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