Covington & Burling
Washington DC, US
Tel: +1 202 662 5479
M&A; joint ventures; corporate & commercial; private equity & finance
Ralph Voltmer is chair of Covington’s India Practice and a partner in the firm’s corporate group. Ralph has been active in India for 20 years working with companies such as Reliance Industries, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Piramal Enterprises, UPL, Mindtree, the Aditya Birla Group, the Tata Group, OmniActive Health Technologies, Sterlite Technologies, and Balkrishna Industries. He advises clients on cross-border and US domestic transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and debt financings. Ralph is also actively involved in the entrepreneur community in Bengaluru where Covington hosts quarterly workshops for entrepreneurs, and he is a member of the board of directors of the US-India Business Council.
Ralph recently represented Piramal Enterprises Limited in the $950 million sale of Decision Resources Group (DRG) to Clarivate Analytics. He is currently representing Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited in connection with a unique, comprehensive, long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft aimed at accelerating the digital transformation of the Indian economy and society through the development of data centers in India by Jio from which it will offer next-generation cloud-based solutions, including compute, storage and productivity, using Microsoft’s Azure platform.
Ralph received his law degree from Georgetown University. He has a Master’s degree from the University of California, Riverside and obtained his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College.