Vice President & General Counsel
HCC LTD. MUMBAI
Currently heading the legal department responsible for M&A, contracting, litigation and arbitration at Indian multinational conglomerate Adani Group, Badrinath Durvasula has a distinguished pedigree in the in-house legal market. His career, spanning more than 25 years, has seen him working at high calibre companies such as: General Insurance Corporation of India, Lloyds Steel Industries, Asian Paints India, Reliance Industries, Great Offshore, United Phosphorus and Larsen Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
While at L&T between 2011 and 2015, Badrinath served as vice president and head of legal, notably dealing with the legal aspects of turn key management; a niche element of legal expertise that he believes showcased his intellectual acumen Recognised by peers as a charismatic leader with deep insight when it comes to the oil and gas industry.
Badrinath is also known for the apparent ease with which M&A road maps have been planned and successfully executed, since joining Adani Group in 2015. With his experience and skills, Badrinath and his team of 28 are perfectly placed to manage the effects of government policy changes and the opening up of foreign direct investments which has `rocked the boat' on their joint ventures.