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Snehal B Patil

Snehal B Patil

Practice areas:

Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Incorporation, Licensing, Venture Capital

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About Me

Snehal Patil is a corporate and licensing attorney who counsels startups, emerging companies, and multinational corporations on complex corporate and technology transactions, with a particular focus on joint ventures and strategic partnerships, licensing and outsourcing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture financing, and renewable energy and cleantech investments.


Snehal has developed a special niche in international transactions involving India has represented several Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals in their U.S. - India investments and operations.


Snehal has served as a top-ranking federal officer in India's prestigious Civil Services, to which he was appointed by the President of India.  He was also recommended for appointment to India's Cabinet Secretariat.


Snehal is licensed to practice law in California, USA and in India, and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi languages.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on legal and business issues relating to U.S.-India transactions, and has been involved in leadership roles with the American Bar Association (ABA) and the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA).


Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Business: 30%
    13 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    13 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    11 years
  4. Licensing: 15%
    13 years
  5. Venture Capital: 10%
    11 years



Hourly ($365-465/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

IndUS Counsel, Inc.

530 Lytton Avenue.
Second Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94301-1541



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateTHE CHUGH FIRM2004 - 2007
Senior AssociateDSK LEGAL2002 - 2004
Assistant Personnel OfficerMINISTRY OF RAILWAYS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA2000 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ABA InternationalLiaison to North American South Asian Bar Association2009 - 2010
ABA International, India CommitteeEditorial Board, India Law News2009 - 2010
ABA International, India CommitteeVice-Chair2008 - Present
ABA International, International Antitrust Law CommitteeSteering Committee Member2008 - 2009
ABA International, The International Law News, Special Focus Issue on India, Vol 38, No 2Guest Issue Editor2008 - 2009
South Asian Bar Association of Northern CaliforniaDirector & External Liaison2007 - 2008
ABA International, Asia-Pacific CommitteeVice-Chair2007 - 2009
North American South Asian Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Programming2006 - 2007

Publication NameTitleDate
A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-PacificIndia Chapter2010
ABA International, International Law News, Vol 38, No 2A Lawyer's City Guide to Mumbai2009
ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol. 42, No. 22007 Year-In-Review (India)2008
ABA Sections of Antitrust Law, Business Law & International LawABA Comments on Implementing Regulations for and Amendments to the Merger Control Provisions of India’s Competition (Amendment) Act, 20072007
ABA International, The Asia Law News, Vol 3, No 1To Be Or Not To Be: Liberalization of India's Legal Services Sector2007
ABA International, The International Lawyer, Vol 41, No 22006 Year-In-Review (India)2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi, IndiaInternational Law & DiplomacyPost-Graduate Diploma2002
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, IndiaSociologyM. A.2000
Government Law College, University of Mumbai, IndiaN/ALL. B.1997
Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, IndiaFinancial Accounting & AuditingB. Com.1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fourth Energy Technologies Forum, Mumbai IndiaAttracting Overseas Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for Clean Technologies / Emerging Energy Technology2008
ABA Annual MeetingDoing Business in India2008
ABA CLE TeleconferenceAsia-Pacific Antitrust Round-Up2007
Spring Meeting, BerkeleyDoing Business in India2005