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Guneet Singh Chadha

Guneet practices in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Commercial.

He has advised domestic and international clients in Mergers and Acquisitions related transactions including take-overs, Joint Ventures, PE Investments & legal due diligence exercises, and drafting of various commercial agreements. He has also advised clients on Securities Laws and general Corporate Commercial laws.

Before joining JSA, he was with AZB and Partners, Mumbai.

CV Srikant

Srikant’s practice areas include Corporate Commercial, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions and private equity.

He has represented clients in sectors such as energy, hospitality, pharmaceutical medical devices, financial services, retail & franchising. He has advised multi-national companies in cross border investments, foreign direct investments, outbound investments, joint ventures and commercial contract issues.

Before joining JSA, he was with Desai & Diwanji, Advocates and Solicitors, in its Gurgaon office.

Pooja practices in the areas of Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity, Business Transfers, Business Takeovers and Corporate Advisory.

In addition, she also advises domestic and international clients on various facets of law including General Corporate Commercial laws, Regulatory Compliances and Exchange Control laws.

Pooja qualified as a lawyer from National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi in 2016.

Before joining JSA, she was working with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited as Manager- Legal (Corporate).

Archana Panchal

Archana has diverse experience in the field of Corporate Commercial laws. She has advised on various transactions relating to Merger, de-merger, Acquisition, investments and sale / transfer of businesses in various industries.

She has advised Private Equity funds and overseas / strategic investors in relation to investments / acquisitions in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, IT, Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors.

Archana has advised Pharmaceutical companies in relation to sourcing, supply and distribution agreements, as also raising of debt finance. She has advised on investments in & acquisition of Telecom Infrastructure & Power companies.

She has also advised Infrastructure companies / Engineering firms in relation to EPC and O&M contracts across various industries and sectors, including Mining projects, Road projects and Solar Power projects.

Archana has assisted nationalized banks in relation to portfolio reviews, security creation, consortium documentation and legal compliances. She has also represented clients before the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Securities Appellant Tribunal, and the High Court, Bombay.

Archana has authored numerous articles on various legal issues and has many publications to her credit including publications in Bar & Bench, La Lettre (Newsletter of Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry), etc.

She has spoken as a guest lecturer on topics such as ‘Key Imperatives of Due Diligence and Intellectual Property’, and ‘Bio Entrepreneurship’ at events such as Workshop on ‘Venture Capital & Private Equity in Life Sciences at HICC, Hyderabad, and Master Class on Bio-Entrepreneurship at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. She has also addressed young women on labour laws and laws relating to safety and social security of women at Rai University, Behror, Rajasthan.

Prior to JSA, Archana was associated with DSK Legal, Mumbai and Desai & Diwanji, Mumbai.

Aarthi Sivanandh

Aarthi focusses her practice on the full spectrum of corporate transactional and other matters, including M&A, de-mergers & spin-offs, foreign collaborations – Joint Ventures, strategic alliances & licensing transactions, restructurings, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions.

She has represented buyers & sellers in acquisitions and divestures; has handled, negotiated & contested situations – including stock sales & purchases, Joint Ventures, advance preparation for prospective targets, asset sales & purchases, recapitalizations, strategic mergers and acquisition through tender offers.

Aarthi has had substantial transactional involvement in numerous industries, including Energy, Financial Institutions, Service industries, Microfinance, Health Care, Information Technology, Knowledge Based industries, Media & Telecommunications, Industrial Products and Retail.

She writes a blog for start-ups at http://indialawforindiastartups.wordpress.com. She is passionate about the interplay of culture and negotiations in deal making.

Aarthi started her practice in the US in 2001 as a foreign legal consultant concentrating on the US-India business corridor. In 2004, she moved to India to work for a law firm dealing in a variety of Corporate Commercial work related to the Technology sector. In 2010 she co-founded Vichar Partners in Chennai that merged its law practice with J. Sagar Associates in April 2014

Samikrith Rao Puskuri

Samikrith is a member of JSA’s Regulatory Disputes & Policy practice. His practice covers diverse aspects of Regulatory and Civil litigation and advisory, with a specific focus on the Energy sector.

He has been involved in litigation matters of various corporations before State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court. He has also advised on various aspects of regulatory policy, and infrastructure projects.

His academic interest lies in administrative and constitutional law.

Before joining JSA, Samikrith worked with Advaita Legal, a premier taxation law firm, as an Associate.

Megha Kapoor
Unnati Agrawal

Unnati practices in the areas of Competition and Antitrust laws.

 She has advised various major corporates, banks and financial institutions in relation to a broad range of competition law matters. She has represented clients in complex and high profile antitrust litigation at Competition Commission of India, including Director General (Investigation) and also at the appellate court and High Courts. She has also advised & represented companies in cartel leniency cases.

 She routinely advises on M&A transactions from competition law perspective, by devising company’s merger control strategy and obtaining approval from the Competition Commission of India.

 Further, she has advised multinational corporations in relation to formulation of their competition law compliance policies and conducted compliance audits. She also advises multinational corporations in relation to a whole range of competition issues (contentious as well as advisory) in a variety of sectors.

 She has had the good fortune of receiving tutelage from Prof. Richard Whish in EU and UK Competition Law at Kings College, London.

 Before joining JSA, she was with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

Pallavi Banerjee

Pallavi specialises in Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance and General Corporate Commercial matters.

In the areas of Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions, she advises investors in their investments in and acquisitions of Indian companies.

She is also involved in negotiating and reviewing a variety of commercial and financing contracts.

Among other things, she has experience in Security creation, Corporate Commercial and Finance related transactions including Private Equity.

Amit Kapur

Amit Kapur is a Partner with J. Sagar Associates since 2000. He has anchored the Firm’s Infrastructure practice since 1997 and now chairs the Regulatory & Policy Practice (including Public Procurement and PPP).

His practice covers Energy (Power & Hydrocarbons); Transport (Rail, Highways and Civil Aviation); Municipal Infrastructure and Social / Developmental projects.

He is regularly consulted on Infrastructure, Regulatory and PPP issues by several ministries / bodies of Central and State Governments; Developmental Financial Institutions (the World Bank, PPIAF, WSP-SA, ADB); Competition & Sector regulators and leading Indian and foreign Corporates (like the Tata Group, Reliance ADA Group, Adani Group, GVK Group, GMR Group, Vedanata Group, Larsen & Toubro, Torrent, Lanco).

He has been associated with several precedent setting Infrastructure and PPP projects like Delhi electricity privatization; Metro Rail projects in Mumbai & Delhi; the first 3 ultra-mega power projects (each involving over US$ 3.5 billion); and pilot projects for social / developmental Infrastructure. He handles diverse legal, regulatory and policy issues, including:-

  • Advising on applicable constitutional, legal, policy and regulatory issues; drafting laws, delegated legislation, policies, regulatory instruments and reform / restructuring strategies.
  • Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions, investments, commercial arrangements and financing.
  • Evolving frameworks, regulatory regime & policies to facilitate Public-Private-Partnerships and functioning of regulated utilities.
  • Anchoring as counsel complex, precedent-setting commercial and regulatory matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts, Appellate Tribunals, Regulators (in Competition, Power, Hydrocarbons, Airports) and Arbitral Tribunals.
  • He has also represented power companies as counsel in arbitrations involving delay in completion of project, imposition of liquidated damages and money claims.

He has structured and conducted capacity building programs for Competition Commission of India; Ministry of Finance (for PPP); Electricity Regulatory Commissions in SAFIR; visiting faculty for Executive Education programs for National Law School of India University (Bangalore), IIM – Bangalore and SAFIR.

For the past decade he has been a member of the National Infrastructure Council and Energy Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry. He serves on the Academic Council of University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) and the Governing Council of CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC).

Amit is a regular speaker / faculty at International & National Workshops and Programs on issues of Policy, Law, Regulation, Project Finance, reforms and private participation in Infrastructure and has published position papers and articles in established international and domestic journals.

Athar Amaan Hava

Athar Amaan is a practicing Advocate in the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad. He specializes in Civil, Corporate & Intellectual Property laws.

He has extensive experience in Writ Petitions, Insurance, Electricity, Consumer, Tax, Contract, Service, Labour, Family, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Land, SEBI and other Civil and Criminal Laws.

Athar Amaan also advises on Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Banks, State Financial Corporations, Arbitration, contracts, admiralty, electricity, stamp, tax, labour, rent, petrol pumps, family, insurance, consumers, company, shares, environmental, and public interests related litigations and disputes.

In addition, he has extensive experience in Corporate Commercial and Finance related transactions including Private Equity & Capital Markets, Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures and Acquisitions across industry sectors.

Athar Amaan offers legal advice to business, and undertakes general & complex, commercial and corporate transactions and disputes, spanning a range of industries and sectors. He is committed to provide preventative advice, before issues get out of hand. He provides legal advice to businesses, commercial trading companies and individuals, which includes media companies, art houses, publishers, manufacturers, national distributors, charities and the public sector. He aims to help clients in a number of ways: creating options, achieving realistic and attainable goals, and offering guidance to assist decision-making in a commercial context. He helps corporate, industrial and commercial clients manage their internal processes, address regulatory compliance issues and provide legal advice on contracts and disputes which encompasses corporate structuring, buying and selling businesses.

Athar Amaan is also a specialist in technology and intellectual property and regularly advises new media, software and technology focused companies, along with distributors and manufacturers.

Before joining JSA, he was for nine years with M/s. Singhi & Co, one of India’s premier and oldest law firms.

Prannoy Shekhar Semwal

Prannoy specializes in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions with emphasis on Business Transfers, Business Takeovers and Corporate Advisory.

He has advised domestic and international clients on various facets of law including General Corporate Commercial, Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution.

Prannoy qualified as a lawyer from Institute of Law, Nirma University in the year 2015. Prior to that he has clerked with Dr. Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan at the Supreme Court of India and Justice Sarvesh Kumar Gupta at the Uttarakhand High Court.

Luckyraj Indorkar

Luckyraj specializes in Dispute Resolution. He has extensive experience in commercial Litigation & Arbitrations which also includes matters in relation to Education, Energy, Media and Real Estate. He has been actively involved in matters and disputes in areas specified above and has independently handled matters in various courts in Mumbai and the Supreme Court.

He advises clients on disputes arising out of commercial contracts and has experience of handling litigation in various courts in Mumbai and more particularly the Bombay High Court. He also advises clients in domestic arbitrations and conducts proceedings before the arbitral tribunals; and handles constitutional matters such as writ petitions against State authorities and Union of India. Luckyraj has an extensive experience of criminal matters including handling matters in lower criminal courts and the Bombay High Court.

He has been practicing law since 2004. Before joining JSA, he was with Hariani and co, one of India’s premier law firms for over five years.

Meena B.S.

Meena has close to seven years of post-qualification experience. During this period her areas of focus and specialization has been in Real Estate and Property related matters.

She has dealt in complex Real Estate transactions ranging from title diligence and documenting different structures for joint development to retail development, leasing and sale of properties.

 Meena works on a regular basis with Real Estate companies to conduct in house compliance checks, compliance with various statutory laws for operating a full fledge industrial, technology and special economic zones.

 

She is well versed in local land laws as applicable in the various states and reviewing revenue records thereof.

 

Before Joining JSA, Meena worked as an associate with Anup S Shah Law Firm, a reputed Real Estate Practitioners in Bangalore.

Megha Arora

Megha primarily focuses on the projects and energy sector and has over 12 years of experience in this sector.

She has assisted clients in all aspects of project development and operations, including setting-up of greenfield and brownfield projects.

Her experience includes bid advisory, project financing, advising on projects contracts and concession agreements and project/energy related joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and cross-border investments.

In the oil & gas sector, Megha has been involved in advising on the project contracts for India’s key LNG terminals. In the banking and finance sector, she has led several project finance transactions for power, refinery and city gas distribution related projects.

In the construction space, Megha has advised on several turnkey projects, infrastructure projects and other heavy engineering works including EPC contracts, supply contracts, installation & commissioning contracts and design & build contracts. She has worked on diverse sectors, such as establishment of solar and wind energy projects, construction of a 2000 MW gas based power project, an 8 MMTPA LNG terminal and a 220 key five-star hotel.

Megha is well-positioned to offer clients fully-integrated legal representation as her experience includes representing lenders, sponsors, developers, contractors and project operators.

Pooja Thomas

Pooja practices in the areas of General Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity.

She has advised both domestic and international clients on inland and cross border corporate transactions across industry sectors and has been involved in advising them on Foreign Direct Investments, Overseas Direct Investment, Joint Ventures and Commercial Contract Issues. She has also advised clients on Labour and Industrial matters, Information Technology, Excise Compliances and other general Corporate Commercial laws.

Before joining JSA, she was with Phoenix Legal, Mumbai

Trisheet Chatterjee

Trisheet’s practice encompasses diverse areas of Corporate Commercial laws with a specific focus on Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Corporate Restructuring and General Corporate Advisory. He also takes the lead in the Indo-Japan practice of the firm and has been representing several large Japanese corporations in relation to their India related investments and projects.

He has represented several multi-national and domestic companies in the cross section of industries and his transaction advisory role includes the entire spectrum starting from strategic legal advice on structuring of the transaction, legal due diligence, drafting of transaction documents, negotiations and closing of transactions. In all the transactions that he works on, he endeavors to provide legally workable solutions for his clients.

In the area of General Corporate Advisory, Trisheet regularly advises clients on their day-to-day legal issues on Companies Act, Foreign Exchange Regulations, Contract Law, SEBI Regulations and other commercial laws. He also has the expertise of drafting variety of commercial and operational agreements. He also provides strategic legal advice to clients in relation to their restructuring plans, fund raise, expansion plans, corporate governance issues and compliance issues.

In his early years of practice, Trisheet was involved in several litigation and arbitration matters where he appeared before multiple courts and tribunals across India.

Arvind Parikh

Arvind Parikh specializes in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Rights.

He has gathered invaluable experience & expertise, inter alia, in handling various types of Litigations – Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property Rights, Arbitrations, Writs under the Constitution of India & due diligence exercises.

Arvind Parikh has represented various major corporates, banks and financial institutions in Litigations before the Gujarat High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunal in Ahmedabad, City Civil Court in Ahmedabad, District Court (Rural) in Ahmedabad, Metropolitan Court in Ahmedabad, various Consumer Courts and other lower courts in Gujarat.

Before joining JSA, he initially practiced for 5 years at City Civil Court in Ahmedabad and the District Court (Rural) in Ahmedabad, and then he was with Singhi & Co. for 17 months.

Rajesh Kumar Herur

Rajesh practices in the areas of Corporate law, Real Estate, leases and licenses, conveyances and material contracts. He has worked on contractual agreements for the purchase of lands for development and joint venture projects in Andhra Pradesh.

Rajesh’s practice area includes ensuring of adequate compliances of all FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and statutory regulations, drafting and vetting of various commercial contracts, preparing due diligence reports and drafting legal opinion.

Rajesh also has the experience in handling commercial and civil cases before various Courts and Tribunals on matters relating to civil law, contractual issues and property disputes.

Aparajita Upadhyay

Aparajita practices in the areas of Regulatory and Policy with a focus on Energy Laws

Before joining JSA, she was with Ministry of Commerce & Industry, undertaking research on Trade Policy.

She has also worked in-house with a major Banking conglomerate undertaking advisory on setting up Alternate Investment Funds, and Trusts

Rajat Joneja

Rajat specializes in Dispute Resolution and has over 8 years of experience in Civil and Commercial Litigation and arbitration. He has advised clients and has conducted arbitration proceedings in disputes related to construction contracts, development agreements and contracts for supply of goods and services.

He has experience in drafting pleadings and has been handling litigations in various courts including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various states, Company Law Board and National Commission for Consumer Dispute Redressal. He has also handled constitutional matters such as writ petitions against State authorities and Union of India, including challenges to provisions of law.

Raj Ramachandran

Raj specializes in Corporate Commercial, Banking & Finance and Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in Debt transactions (Secured & Mezzanine), Private Equity, Project Finance, Security creation, Joint Ventures and Regulatory & Policy issues governing such transactions.

Raj has facilitated many high profile acquisitions and investments in India in a variety of sectors involving complicated structuring and documentation.

Previously, Raj has worked with Kochhar & Co., Mumbai; AZB & Partners, Mumbai & Bangalore; and M&C Partners, Bangalore.

Apoorva Sundar

Apoorva practices in the areas of General Corporate Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Media and Entertainment.

 

She has assisted in handling various types of litigation including Corporate commercial, employment, and consumer disputes. She has a keen interest in the Sector of Media and Entertainment and in this regard, has assisted in developing a module and lecturing students on some aspects of the subject. She has assisted in drafting responses to the Law Commission of India Consultation Paper on Media Law working specifically on the aspects of ‘Paid News’.

 

Apoorva has also advised clients on various aspects of Employment Law, including employee benefits and sexual harassment policies to be included in the offer letters and handbooks of company. She has also assisted in due diligences, drafting of revenue sharing agreements, collaboration agreements and software licensing agreements.

 

She has also been extensively involved in many pro-bono ventures of the firm including providing assistance to the setup of India’s first paired kidney donation program. She has delivered presentations aimed at assisting parents with autistic children in estate management and succession planning also as a part of the pro-bono initiative.

Kartik Jain

Kartik’s practice covers diverse areas of Corporate Commercial Laws, Capital Market Laws, Private Equity, and Mergers & Acquisitions, including Foreign Direct Investment in India, Company Law matters and Overseas Direct Investment by Indian companies and Joint Ventures. He has varied transactional experience and has advised multi-national companies in cross-border transactions, Joint Ventures, technology transfers and advising on issues under the Companies Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act (including the FDI Policy and SEBI Act), setting up of business operations in India and outbound investments from India. His scope of work has included conducting legal Due Diligences, drafting, vetting and negotiating complex structuring issues and rendering strategic advice.

Amitabh Kumar

Amitabh, a retired Indian Revenue Service Officer, has handled diverse assignments in the sphere of Regulation, Public Finance and Policy in an illustrious career of 31 years. He has served as the first Director General of the Competition Commission of India from 2004 to 2009. He was involved in the Policy and Regulatory Framework set up in the initial years of the Competition Authority. He further assisted the Government in drafting the Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2007.

Amitabh was also responsible for drafting nine implementing regulations, besides making a significant contribution to the Competition Advocacy initiative of the authority.

He was the Departmental Representative for the Income Tax Department at the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal for six years, where he handled complex Tax cases.

He also has consulting experience with the African Development Bank, The World Bank, UNDP and Department for International Development (UK) in strategic policy areas. He has also served on the Board of several public sector undertakings.

Recently, he was member of a committee appointed by the government to recommend a National Competition Policy document and necessary amendments to the Competition Act, 2002.

During the last few years, working with JSA, he has handled complex cases of abuse & cartels besides merger filings and organizing competition compliance programmes.

 

Anish Mashruwala

Anish focuses on Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, Financial Services and Cross Border Investments & Acquisitions. He has extensive international experience in Banking & Finance related transactions and in particular Structured Finance, Securitisation and Derivatives and all manner of Bank Lending (secured, limited recourse and syndicated). His practice also covers Security creation, Unlisted Debt and General Banking Products.

In addition, Anish has extensively advised Europe’s leading private clearing company on all issues concerning its payment / cash settlement systems in Europe.

Prior to joining JSA, Anish was a Senior Associate with Hengeler Mueller, Germany’s premier Law Firm. He also worked in the United States as an Associate with Thompson Hine LLP in their Washington D.C. office.

Anish has an LL.M. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is qualified as an attorney in New York. He is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.

Ruchi Mehta

Ruchi specializes in Corporate Commercial with a focus on Private Equity, Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures and Acquisitions across industry sectors.

She has advised various foreign clients on investment structures and Joint Venture transactions in India, as also multinational corporations for business transfer agreements in India.

Ruchi has rendered opinions on legal propositions pertaining to regulatory approvals for foreign investment in India.

She has written articles for various national and international journals.

Before joining JSA, she was with AZB & Partners.

Lakshmi Ramachandran

Lakshmi is a part of the firm’s Corporate Practice and she focuses on employment, labour and industrial laws and related issues, including data protection, privacy and compliance investigation.

 

Lakshmi has been advising clients on all aspects of employment laws, including compliances, benefits, policies, termination, as well as confidentiality and non-compete obligations. She assists clients in conducting disciplinary enquiries, including those related to corruption, anti-trust and sexual harassment complaints. She regularly drafts all employment related documents including employment contracts, employee handbooks and related policies.

 

She also assists in major transactions involving asset and business transfers and share acquisitions, including employee transfer, integration and other closing and post-closing activities related to such transactions.

 

Before joining JSA, Lakshmi was a litigator and has over four years of experience in civil and corporate litigation, having practiced in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

Arjun Krishnamoorthy

Arjun’s practice focuses primarily on general corporate commercial matters including corporate acquisitions, business transfers and joint ventures and strategic alliances. His transactional practice includes advice on India entry, foreign exchange regulations for both in-bound and out-bound investment and general corporate advisory. He also advises on establishment of new business operations in India including advising them on related corporate secretarial and compliance requirements and providing general legal hand-holding for setting up in India, including advise on real estate acquisition by way of leases

He has also advised extensively technology, telecom and life sciences companies including on regulatory compliances and licensing requirements.

Prior to joining JSA, Arjun was working for a PhD in Law at Keele University and prior to that was with the Bangalore office of Kochhar & Co.

Pallavi Puri

Pallavi specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity investments and General Corporate Commercial.

She has been representing domestic and multi-national companies in cross-border transactions across industry sectors, and advising them on Foreign Direct Investments, Joint Ventures, Technology Transfers and Commercial Contract Issues.

Pallavi has also represented various strategic and financial investors, particularly Private Equity Funds and investee companies in a variety of investments and exits. She also provides strategic and basic news oriented advice to a variety of companies receiving Private Equity Investments. Her role in these transactions has included drafting, vetting and negotiating complex structuring issue and rendering strategic advice.

Before joining JSA, she was a Senior Associate at the law firm of AZB & Partners.

Divyanshu Pandey

Divyanshu practices in the areas of Banking & Finance and Corporate Commercial.

He has advised domestic and international clients in Banking & Finance related transactions including Syndicated Lending (secured & unsecured), domestic & external Commercial Borrowings, Project Financing, Acquisition Financing and Debt Restructuring. He has also advised clients on exchange control laws, security creation and general Corporate Commercial laws.

Before joining JSA, he was working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London and Slaughter and May, London. During his time spent at Freshfields and Slaughter and May, Divyanshu has acted both for international banks and multinational companies on several Banking & Finance transactions.

Manish Kumar Jha

Manish has handled and argued a wide spectrum of contentious Civil, Commercial & Criminal Litigation and has also appeared alongside before the Supreme Court of India and High Courts of Delhi, Ahmedabad & Shimla. He has appeared before BIFR (Bureau of Industrial & Financial Reconstruction), AAIFR(Appellate Authority for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction), DRT (Debt Recovery Tribunal), DRAT (Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, CLB (Company Law Board), TDSAT(Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal), District Courts and various other Tribunals.

Manish has drafted SLPs (Special Leave Petition) and various Petitions including appeals in the Supreme Court & High Court of Delhi for various clients.

Manish has advised on a range of Commercial contracts and drafted & negotiated numerous agreements including Distributorship, Commission Agency, Service Provider, Non-Disclosure, Consulting Services and   Retainer, Clearing and Forwarding, Job Work, Lease & License, Supply Purchase, and Construction.

Prior to joining the Firm, Manish has worked in the Chamber of Mr. Manmohan, Sr. Advocate (who is presently a Judge of the High Court of Delhi)

Vivek K Chandy

Vivek specialises in the areas of private equity, mergers & acquisitions and corporate commercial work, with more than 25 years of experience and currently chairs the Private Equity Practice of J. Sagar Associates.

Vivek has worked extensively in the software and services sectors as well as with hospitality, healthcare, biotechnology and manufacturing industries, advising on a wide range of issues from acquisitions to structuring transactions.

Vivek also represents clients in large real estate transactions and heads the Real Estate Practice of the firm.

Vivek’s clients include listed real estate investment trusts and private equity funds (including funds which are in the process of setting up real estate investment trusts offshore). Vivek has also acted for some of the very large e-commerce players in relation to their India acquisitions.

Anand Lakra

Anand is a member of the Securities Law Practice and specializes in transactional and advisory work in relation to Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures with a special focus on Private Equity, Delisting Offers and acquisitions in publicly traded companies (Takeovers).

He is regularly involved in general regulatory and corporate advisory and advises clients with respect to representations made to various Indian regulatory bodies including the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Anand’s clients in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity include several leading multinational corporates, in India and abroad, Private Equity funds etc., whom he has advised extensively with respect to numerous transactions including Exchange Control Laws, Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, Takeovers and Delisting Offers.

Fatema Kachwalla

Fatema has been working with the Firm’s Projects and Regulatory Practice Team in Mumbai for less than one year and her practice also cover diverse areas of Project Finance, Corporate Commercial law including Foreign Investment and Private Equity. She has assisted in various transaction documents and opinions especially in matters relating to Corporate Laws and Foreign Direct Investment

Mayank Mishra

Mayank’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, particularly, shareholders’ disputes, minority protection and disputes relating to investments by PE funds and other entities in companies.

Over the last 12 years, Mayank has developed considerable expertise in this area of practice before the National Company Law Tribunal (formerly, the Company Law Board), Company Courts and has represented variety of clients including private equity funds, foreign investors, other minority investors and promoters in their corporate disputes. He regularly represents clients before the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and the Company Court.

Mayank advises and represents clients in commercial arbitrations, both domestic and foreign seated ones, arising out of Shareholders’ Agreements, Concession Agreements, other Investment Agreements and a few EPC contracts. He has also conducted Institutional arbitrations outside India. He frequently represents clients before the District Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court of India in matters arising out of commercial transactions, company disputes and in matters related to arbitration proceedings. He has also advised and represented several clients in actions for interim relief in aid of arbitration, challenging arbitral awards and enforcement of domestic and foreign awards in Indian Courts.

Mayank works closely with the Securities and Capital market team of the firm and has also represented clients before Courts in matters relating to securities market, principally, appellate proceedings arising out of orders of the SEBI and the Securities Appellate Tribunal.

Mayank also advises and represents firm’s clients in matters relating to recovery of debt and enforcement of security interest.

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