Sidd Pattanayak


AB, Cornell University
JD cum laude, Boston University School of Law


Sidd Pattanayak has served as an international counsel (both in in-house and outside counsel capacities) with 10+ years of experience in multiple areas (corporate law, regulatory compliance, M&A, joint ventures, franchising and licensing, corporate governance, and other areas) and in multiple jurisdictions (across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India, People’s Republic of China, Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia and several other jurisdictions). His clients have included large multinational corporations, private equity and venture capital firms and startups. Mr. Pattanayak is currently Senior Counsel, Development and Transactions at TripAdvisor, Inc. He began his career with the law firms Ropes & Gray and Proskauer Rose and has spent time as in house counsel at TripAdvisor, Inc., Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. and Payless ShoeSource Worldwide.


3 credits

This seminar focuses on the "best practice" strategies an international lawyer can employ in order to efficiently navigate his or her clients through the complexities of the typical transaction lifecycle. Each step in the lifecycle (including initial term sheet negotiations, due diligence, regulatory and third party approvals, definitive agreement negotiations, closing mechanics, and other key steps) will be analyzed, with an emphasis on underlying business principles that are common across different jurisdictions (e.g. U.S., U.K/Australia, EU/civil law countries, Africa, India, China, Japan, Asia-Pacific and other jurisdictions). Case studies (involving real-life M&A, JV, franchising/licensing and other transactions) will be used to demonstrate the strengths and weakness of common strategies employed by law firm, in-house and other transactional lawyers. Grades will be based on class participation and a final paper where students, based on their course learnings, advocate for their own "best practice" strategy to international business transactions. Enrollment is limited to LL.M. in American Law Program students. Corporations and Contracts are pre-requisites or co-requisites, unless otherwise waived by the instructor.

SPRG 2018: LAW JD 979 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 19th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Thu 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 3 Sidd Pattanayak LAW 418
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 979 B1 , Jan 22nd to Apr 23rd 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Mon 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 3 Sidd Pattanayak LAW 417
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