Mr. Harish Narasappa
Harish Narasappa is a founding partner of the Bangalore-headquartered law Firm, Samvad
Partners. Samvad is consistently ranked as a leading law firm in India. Harish has
extensive experience in advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking,
corporate financing, private equity, projects, regulatory and dispute resolution matters.
Harish is also involved in a number of PIL’s.
Harish is a co-founder and president of Daksh, a Bangalore-based independent,
not-for-profit organization. Daksh is working on developing accountability structures for
elected representatives and governmental organizations. Daksh has, conceptualised and
implemented the popular “scorecard” to measure people’s perceptions of elected
representatives. Harish is also a trustee of the Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation, the
Punarchith Collective and a founding trustee of Imagine Bangalore. He is also a member of
the Karnataka Election Watch and National Election Watch.
Harish has a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore,
(where he was a topper), a BCL from Oxford University (where he was a Radhakrishnan
Scholar), and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London. Harish is also a visiting
faculty member at IIM-B and National Law School, Bangalore.
Harish is also a mountaineer, runner and paraglider.