Ramesh K. Vaidyanathan is the Managing Partner of Advaya Legal. He is a general corporate lawyer with extensive experience in setting up foreign collaborations, joint ventures and franchising entities in India. Before founding Advaya, Ramesh was in private practice as the Resident Partner of a large law firm in Mumbai and the General Counsel of an Indian infrastructure group.
During his initial private practice stint, Ramesh specialised on all aspects of corporate law. In 2006, he moved in-house as the General Counsel of the Mumbai International Airport development and modernisation project. In addition to this aviation role, Ramesh also advised the promoter group on power, retail, oil & gas, hotel, mining, port, road and other infrastructure projects. He moved back to private practice in 2010 to set up Advaya Legal in Mumbai.
Ramesh is active in legal fora at the national and international level and speaks regularly at various conferences. He is the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is Co-Chair of the India Working Group of the IBA.
He has taught Indian law course modules at the Michigan State University (MSU) and has also rendered a visiting lecture at the Seikei Law School in Tokyo. He is also the founder director of Advaya Charitable Foundation that works with organisations creating awareness for legal education among underprivileged sections of society and in supporting them to access quality legal education.
Ramesh speaks Hindi and English.