Jai S. Pathak is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Singapore office and the Pacific Asia region. Mr. Pathak is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and serves on the firm's Executive Committee.
Mr. Pathak has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures, licensing, infrastructure development, as well as private equity and structured finance transactions. He has significant experience in the telecommunications, IT, banking, hospitality, oil/gas, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. His clients have included governments, financial institutions, investment banks, multinational companies and U.S., European, and Asian companies. His practice has included projects in the United States, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, China and South Africa.
Mr. Pathak previously practiced with Jones Day since 1985, where he was a senior partner in its transactional and M&A practices. He previously served as head of that firm’s India practice and partner in charge of the Singapore office. He also spent more than a decade practicing in that firm's London, New York and Cleveland offices.
Chambers & Partners Global 2013 and Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2013 rank Mr. Pathak as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Singapore and in the same category in India, where he is noted as a top-tier 'expert based abroad', and Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2012 identifies him as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in General Corporate Practice in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Pathak won the “Best Corporate Lawyer” award at Asian Legal Business’s Legal Who’s Who Singapore 2003. He was presented the “National Law Day Award – 2001” by the Indian Council of Jurists for his unique contribution to the development of Indian corporate law. In addition, Mr. Pathak was named by The American Lawyer in its February 2009 issue to its list of the Top 20 Lateral Partner Hires for 2008.
Mr. Pathak graduated from law school (B.A. (Hons. in Jurisprudence)) from Oxford University in 1984 (M.A., 1989) and received his LL.M from the University of Virginia in 1985. He previously earned his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from the University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.