Sanjay Goorachurn

Sanjay Goorachurn

Partner, Smart & Biggar

Mr. Goorachurn is a partner with Smart & Biggar, and has significant experience in developing IP management programs and IP strategies globally; structuring, negotiating and drafting IP aspects of complex and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, IPOs, licensing, cross-border financing and private equity transactions, regional and global joint ventures, and public and private collaborative research transactions; conducting multi-jurisdictional IP due diligence investigations on both the buy and sell sides of IP-related transactions and financing; and conducting IP audits in the context of assessing, improving and implementing IP management programs for clients in support of their business objectives and corporate strategy.  Mr. Goorachurn represents clients of all sizes across the globe in technologies spanning clean tech/energy, industrial, consumer and sport products, transportation, pharmaceutical/animal health, software, telecommunications and gaming.


Prior to joining Smart and Bigger, Mr. Goorachurn was the Global IP Manager for Imperial Chemicals Industries (ICI) PLC (now Akzo Nobel) for its explosives business, and has served as IP Counsel for ICI in both the US and UK as well as an IP specialist member of ICI’s central Strategy and Acquisitions projects team in numerous complex and multi-billion dollar M&A transactions in India, Australia, South Africa and North America.  Before that, Mr. Goorachurn was global licensing counsel for Semi-Tech Corporation/The Singer Company NV, where he provided IP management and oversight, including trademark licensing and litigation management services, for a consumer products/electronics business.  Mr. Goorachurn was also the Canadian co-leader in the Cross-Border Intellectual Property Working Group of the Canada-California Strategic Initiative Project, which was coordinated by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

D5: An International Perspective on Licensing in China: Experiences and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

America’s Cup C/D

An International Perspective on Licensing in China: Experiences and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls presentation will be given by practitioner(s) (including former General Counsel from Cargill and licensing executive for Fortune 500 companies in China) and industry representative(s) that have been involved in licensing intellectual property, including patents and trademarks, as well as conducting business in China […]