Ashitha Bhagwan is an experienced dual licensed corporate lawyer and is the head of Inventus Law India. She has represented startups, founders, investors, accelerators, family offices and VC/PE funds on various stages of their businesses’ lifecycle. Ashitha regularly structures, counsels and negotiates cross-border transactions related to the formation, growth and exit of startup companies. She has worked with Indian entrepreneurs to help set up and expand their US operations, and US companies looking to expand into India.
Prior to working with Inventus Law, she has worked with other American law firms as their sole dual licensed attorney (India and US). She has counseled Indian and US entrepreneurs on venture capital investment, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, and intellectual property. Ashitha’s experience with the Indian legal system makes her uniquely suited to better serve clients doing business in or with India. She regularly conducts workshops and is a guest speaker on various forums related to start ups, financings, mergers & acquisitions and cross border structures.
Ashitha holds an B.A.L., LL.B. from Bangalore University, India and a Masters in Corporate Law (LL.M) from New York University, New York. She also holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School of India University, India. She is licensed to practice law in India and California. During her free time, she likes to scuba dive, paint or play with her son. She is fluent in English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.