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Richa Naujoks



Richa is a partner focusing on corporate and securities transactions. The bulk of Richa’s work involves cross-border corporate transactions, including advising regional centers raising EB-5 capital for U.S. transactions, and supporting early-stage and mid-size companies from other countries to establish a presence in the U.S., through acquisitions, joint ventures or raising capital. Among others, Richa’s clients are in the health care, life sciences and health tech industries.

What do you focus on?

Corporate Transactions

The bulk of my practice is in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and investments. Companies in other parts of the world are increasingly turning to the US to raise their seed or Series A round of financing or to make smaller acquisitions as part of their entry strategy into the US. A mid-market or early-stage international transaction requires many of the same skills as a larger international transaction, and my practice allows me to use the same skills for mid-market international deals.

Industry focus

Although I have experience in a wide range of industries, my focus areas are life sciences, health care transactions, IT, and impact investment. I also represent regional centers in EB-5 (investor visa) financings and recently represented the issuer in a $125 million EB-5 financing for construction of a stadium.

Geographical focus

I am one of the leaders of the firm’s South Asia practice and co-chair of the India Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. In addition to representing Indian companies entering the US, I represent clients from other parts of Asia, Europe and Latin America.

What do you see on the horizon?

We are actively involved in shaping the documentation and strategies around emerging forms of fundraising and investing, such as crowdfunding. I am also able to leverage off the firm’s regulatory depth in order to focus on key concerns in transactions with regulated entities (e.g., health care transactions).

Publications

  • “Corporate Governance,” India—The Business Opportunity: A practical legal and regulatory handbook, Chapter 8, 2016 (co-author)
  • “Integrating CSR into the Corporate Governance Framework: The Current State of Indian Law and Signposts for the Way Ahead,” ISMR (National Stock Exchange publication on Corporate Governance), 2010 (author)
  • “Survey of Indian Laws relating to CSR,” 2009 (author)
  • “Pre-IPO Planning after Sarbanes-Oxley,” IPO Planner, February 2005 (coauthor)
  • “Recent Changes in Delaware Corporate Law,” M&A Advisor, September 2004 (author)

Public speaking engagements

  • “Navigating a Career in the Private Sector,” panel on diversity within the legal profession organized by the South Asian Bar Association of New York, New York, August 12, 2015
  • “Crowdfunding for Early Stage Companies,” Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 4, 2015
  • “New York for Dummies—Legal Update for Entry into the US,” Swedish American Chambers of Commerce, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20, 2014
  • “India Corporate Legal Update,” BNA Bloomberg Investing Into India: Legal & Tax Update, Arlington, Virginia, June 16, 2014 
  • “Crowdfunding: Raising Capital for Start-Ups,” LaunchPad, Huntington, New York, April 22, 2014
  • “Communicating with Shareholders and Stakeholders,” Training for officials of the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Registrars of Companies, New Delhi, September 15, 2010
  • “Money Laundering,” Training at the Advanced Program on Commercial Law for Appeal Court Judges, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 17, 2008, and July 3, 2008

Persistent Energy Ghana raises $1.5 million to support distribution of solar home systems in Ghana

Tech Moran | November 01, 2016

This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.

Nixon Peabody Promotes NLSIU grad Richa Naujoks to Partnership

Bar & Bench | February 01, 2016

This feature article highlights New York City securities partner Richa Naujoks’ election to the partnership. The article discusses Richa’s practice and also links to the Nixon Peabody 2016 Partner Class video.

Indian American lawyer shortlisted for prestigious award

The Times of India | August 14, 2015

The feature story notes that Richa Naujoks has been shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Foundation's TrustLaw Lawyer of the Year award.

Contact

Richa Naujoks

Partner

Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7540

New York

Phone: 212-940-3148


Fax: 866-492-7972

University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.

National Law School of India University, B.A., LLB , with honors

New York

Karnataka, India

  • Board member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) NY
  • Member, German American Chambers of Commerce and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce
  • Immediate past co-chair, India Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law
  • Volunteer, New York Chapter of the Association for India’s Development (AID), a nonprofit supporting grassroots development projects in India
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