Raka Roy

Raka Roy

Key Details

Raka Roy
Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants

  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Technology
  • Trademark


recognised-leaders.jpgRaka is a Partner at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultant, where she plays a blended role of a  commercial and employment lawyer and at the same time heads our Intellectual Property and  Data Protection practice at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants. She brings a wealth of  experience in high profile projects and transactions in IP Auditing, advisory roles for any IP or  commercial IP issues (advertisement issues, consumer protection laws, review of product  warranties, social media terms, product guidelines, privacy issues, data protection etc.), IP  prosecution, brand clearance and opposition, anti-counterfeiting and all the related contentious  issues. Raka also specializes in employment law matters, corporate and commercial. She regularly advises local and international entities on employment and immigration law and routinely provides advisory services on policies, procedures and contractual documentation. She  also helps clients with business structuring and reorganization, including on high-profile  appointments and contract termination strategies, redundancy, salary cut, transfer of  employment and amendment to terms and conditions from both the ends of employers and  employees, for local land and free zone companies.

Raka was recently successful in representing a major retail group in an unfair trade practices and  unfair competition issue regarding a social media post.  

Her greatest strength is her ability to manage clients coming from diverse backgrounds and  industries, including fashion, FMCG, real estate, retail, automotive, by advising on practical steps  and offering logical conclusions to on-going IP disputes and meeting client’s expectations. Raka is  well respected by her clients for being prompt, efficient and having a ‘personal touch’, in addition  to the pragmatic approach she applies to their matters.  

Raka regularly advises local and international entities on employment and immigration law. She  routinely provides advisory services on policies , procedures and contractual documentations.  business structuring and reorganization, including on high-profile appointments and contract  termination strategies, redundancy, salary cut, transfer of employment and amendment to terms  and conditions from both the ends of employers and employees, for local land and free zone  companies.  



Professional Highlights

Prior to joining Galadari, she trained and worked with an international law firm in Dubai,  subsequently. Raka brings to the team over 18 years of experience, 14 of which have been spent  in the Middle East region. Raka is a highly regarded player in the market, member of the INTA Leadership Program and regular speaker at international events. Raka is registered as a patent  agent with the Indian Patent office and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She has  completed specialized courses in Patents, Copyright and E-commerce from World Intellectual  Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Presently, she is a committee member of  International trademark association/INTA (USA) for Unfair Competition representing the Middle East and Africa.


Participation in Wider Community


She is a regular Lecturer with Dubai Legal Affairs Department and conducts and imparts a course  on ‘Commercialization of Intellectual property assets’. Raka receives great feedbacks on her  training classes regularly.  

Mentorship and giving back to the society: 

  • Raka had led a mentorship program for the firm on collaboration with AbbVie Inc. one of  the leading biopharmaceutical companies and mentored around 13 young lawyers for a  full program across 6 weeks and then arranged for a certification in 2021. 
  • She has been attending open house for Middlesex university and Wollongong university,  Dubai Campus.  
  • Raka has been giving lectureships to various less recognized university students in Nepal  and India. 

Bars and Courts  

  • India  

Awards and nominations 

  • Nominated for the Middle East Legal Awards in the “Rising Star” Category, 2021 and  2022. 
  • Listed as “WIPR’s Influential Women in IP”. It’s worth mentioning that Raka is the only  woman from the GCC region to have made it to the global listing. 
  • Winner of “International Advisory Expert” Award in Intellectual Property, 2021. • Listed as a leading patent and trademark practitioner in WIPR - World IP Review Leaders,  2021. 
  • Recognised by the World IP Forum as one of the "Powerful Indian Women in IP 2021".  She is the only woman of Indian origin and based in the Middle East who appears in the  listing. 


  • Bachelor of commerce, Annamalai University, India, 2001 
  • LLB, Faculty of Law, Calcutta University, India, 2000 


  • English 
  • Bengali  
  • Hindi