Adhiraj Gupta

Adhiraj Gupta, Senior Associate, JSA

Adhiraj practices primarily in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and General Corporate Commercial. Adhiraj has represented domestic and international clients in cross borders M&A transactions, advising on foreign direct investments, joint ventures and exchange control laws. Adhiraj has also advised international business in establishing operations in India and has assisted domestic and international clients on numerous Indian laws, including laws relating to data protection and consumer protection.

Adhiraj also has expertise in Insolvency Law. He has advised financial creditors, corporate debtors as well as resolution applicants in matters under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Adhiraj has been practicing law since 2015. Before joining JSA, he was working with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices (now known L&L Partner Offices), one of India’s premier law firms.

 

Memberships

Bar Council of Delhi

 

Publications

India: Sanction 2020, India chapter of International Comparative Legal Guide 2020 on implementation of sanctions laws and regulations and enforcement thereof (https://iclg.com/practice-areas/sanctions/india) (Co-authored with Ms. Shivpriya Nanda)

 

Education

B.A. LL.B (Hons.), National Law University Odisha 2015

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Adhiraj amongst others, cover the following:-

  • Advised and assisted HCL America Inc. (an overseas subsidiary of HCL India) in its acquisition of 100% stake in C3i Solutions Inc. (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.)
  • Advised and assisted Mercer Consulting (India) Private Limited (part of Marsh & McLennan Companies Group) in its acquisitions of India Life Capital Private Limited (a Securities and Exchange Board of India registered Investment Adviser) and Indusylnk Training Services Private Limited (a technology company engaged in providing skill assessment tools)
  • Advised and assisted WebMD Health Corporation (an Internet Brands Company engaged in providing health information services) in its acquisition of Aptus Health Inc. (a subsidiary of Merck & Co.).
  • Advised and assisted Emaar MGF Land Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC) in its constitutional challenge of the provisions of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 recognizing allottees in real estate projects as financial creditors
  • Advised and assisted Ebix Inc. (a NASDAQ listed software and e-commerce service provider to insurance, financial and healthcare industries) in its acquisitions of 80% stake in Itz Cash Limited (a payment solutions provider)
  • Advised and assisted Rakuten Mobile Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten Inc., the largest e-commerce company in Japan) in its acquisition of Innoeye Software Technologies Private Limited (an engineering technology solutions company).
  • Advised and assisted MakeMyTrip India Private Limited (a leading Indian online travel service company) in its acquisition of a majority stake in Quest2Travel India Private Limited (an internet based corporate travel management company)
  • Advising a major U.S. defence contractor in structuring its proposed investment into India
  • Advising a British multinational sports, health and leisure company in restructuring its investments in a 50:50 joint venture company in India under the (Indian) Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016
  • Advised a French private company which is a world leader in creating, developing, and manufacturing luxury products in its joint venture in India