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Ferish Patel


Ferish Patel is a corporate partner with Cooley LLP, the leading international law firm for technology companies.

Ferish provides strategic guidance to elite founders, high-growth companies, boards of directors and investment funds. Ferish has advised clients for over 18 years across the full-spectrum of transactional matters – including private financings of all stages, IPOs, bank financings, leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. In so doing, he has assisted clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US to raise over US$100 billion in equity and debt capital and achieve public and private liquidity for shareholders. In Asia, Ferish has led some of the most complex transactions for venture capital- and private equity-backed companies, including for Cred, FinAccel, Flipkart, GoJek, Grey Orange, Meesho, Moglix, PhonePe, ZestMoney and Zilingo. Ferish has practiced in New York, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Cooley, Ferish founded and led the Singapore office of Gunderson, and he previously practiced with Simpson Thacher, in New York, and Davis Polk, in Hong Kong. Ferish also is a partner at CYL & Partners, a firm of Hong Kong solicitors which practices in association with Cooley HK, a Hong Kong registered foreign law firm.


Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace, representing more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries and at every stage of development.