Richa is a partner focusing on corporate and securities transactions, stock or asset purchase and sales, mergers, and joint ventures. Backed by the firm’s highly-regarded healthcare regulatory team, Richa also represents private equity firms structure and close transactions in the healthcare industry. She also supports early-stage companies from other countries to establish a presence in the U.S. and raise U.S. seed and venture capital. A large part of Richa’s work involves cross-border corporate transactions. Among others, Richa’s clients are in the technology, health care, AI/machine learning, logistics, media, life sciences, impact investment, and consumer industries.
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 acquire or partner with U.S. targets as part of their entry strategy into the U.S. 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.
I am one of the leaders of the firm’s South Asia practice, and am on the Board of the New York chapter of TiE, a global entrepreneurship organization. I am a member of the German American Chambers of Commerce NY, and the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce NY. In addition to representing domestic U.S. companies, I frequently represent companies based in Europe and Asia entering the U.S.
As startups in recent years have grown, and proven their technologies, more established companies across industries are seeking out strategic acquisitions of innovative startups at various stages. Having represented both the sell-side and buy-side on such deals, I am keenly aware of the unique challenges in structuring and negotiating such a transaction. The unique opportunities for both parties in such transactions, will, I believe, lead this trend to continue and expand.
Long Island Business News | June 21, 2018
Long Island corporate partner Richa Naujoks is quoted in this article discussing the need for early-stage businesses to have proper partnership agreements and an IP protection strategy in place.
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M.
National Law School of India University, B.A., LLB , with honors