Rana Chatterjee joined the firm as a commercial solicitor in 2016 and provides our clients with expert commercial law services, with a particular focus on commercial agreements relating to technology and data protection.
He also has additional expertise in financial services contracts, such as those involving derivatives and loan transactions.
Rana’s main skills include:
- Bespoke commercial contract drafting, negotiation and advice
- Advice on data protection issues relating to all aspects of client businesses
- Market standard and other confidentiality agreements
- General commercial agreements – service agreements, licensing arrangements and sales contracts
- Industry-specific contracts – procurement, franchising and e-commerce
- Advice on franchises, joint ventures, competition and corporate governance issues
- Risk and compliance advice on aspects of PRA and FCA regulations
- Derivatives-related agreements – ISDA, CSA, GMRA, GMSLA
- Loan documentation – including syndicated and other finance-linked arrangements
Rana’s previous experience has seen him act for corporate entities, start-ups, charities, banks and asset managers, to name just a few. He’s worked for clients in a range of industries and has experience in the following sectors:
- Technology, particularly blockchain, wearable tech, consumer and business facing platform-based services and software development
- Life sciences and healthcare, such as biotech and medical devices
- Manufacturing, including food and drink/agribusiness, and metals
What inspired you to get into law?
I was always excited by the unique mix of communication skills and technical complexity offered by law. The main appeal was always the challenge of developing knowledge of complex issues so that I could explain these to and help people directly affected by those issues.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Having spent time in the industry, I have been able to appreciate how important it is for individuals and companies to have sound, honest legal advice. Being in a position to offer that advice and seeing the way it can protect and empower clients has been tremendously fulfilling.
What do you do away from work.outside the office?
I have a fairly young family and try to spend as much time with them as I can when I’m not working.
Most other moments are usually spent doing anything that can be called sport – playing football, tennis, basketball, cricket – is something I love to do… as well as trying to find time to learn the guitar.
As my children grow up, I am trying to kindle their interest in these things so I can have the best of everything!