Divyaanshi Chandra

Divyaanshi specializes in General Corporate Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Domestic and Cross-border Investments, Corporate Restructuring and Compliances. She has extensive experience in advising on Corporate Lifecycle, FDI Investments, Cyber Laws and Date Privacy, Consumer Protection Laws, and Regulatory Advisory spanning across various sectors such as IT/ITES, Technology, FMCG, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, E-commerce, Media, Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Retail.

In addition to Standard Transaction Documents, she also advises on Commercial Agreements such as MoUs, Supply Agreements, Lease Agreements, Service Agreements etc. She has also been actively involved in conducting Due Diligences.

As part of the Employment practice, she advises on Statutory Compliances, drafting of relevant Policies, Codes of Conduct and Agreements, and has been involved in White-collar and Blue-collar Corporate Investigations.

Additionally, under the practice area of Anti-Corruption and White-Collar Crimes, she advises on issues under relevant laws such as the (Indian) Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, (Indian) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, (Indian) Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, (US) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977, and (UK) Bribery Act, 2010. Her areas of practice also involve Drafting of Policies and Procedures, Trainings, Compliances and Internal Corporate Investigations.

Divyaanshi has been associated with JSA since 2014 and has also worked as an Independent Legal Consultant for four years. She is passionate about giving back to the community and has consequently, also worked as an International Volunteer with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Germany.


Awards and Recognition

Gold Medallist, NALSAR University of Law



  • Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh
  • Bar Association of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • International Volunteer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



Anti-Corruption and Bribery Offences in India [co-authored, Lexology.com] – 2018. 2019



B.A. LLB. (Hons.), Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad



  • English
  • Hindi

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

  • Assisted a Public-Listed Automotive Company in Thailand with its acquisition of strategic shareholding in an Indian operating automotive company (awarded Deal of the Year Award).
  • Assisted a Real Estate Fund in a joint venture with the retail development arm of a Private Equity investor, to acquire 3 retail assets in India comprising 3.5 million square feet (cumulatively) for about USD 300 million.
  • Assisted a Private Equity Fund in connection with establishment of multiple investment platforms with a leading Indian real-estate group for investment in real estate residential and commercial projects in India.
  • Assisted a Private Equity Fund in its investment in a leading Indian real-estate group to undertake FDI-compliant residential construction and development project.
  • Assisted a Private Equity Fund with its acquisition of strategic shareholding in a renowned hotel chain company in India.
  • Assisted a Switzerland-based Retail Major in establishing a joint venture with a leading Indian retail company for sale of cosmetic products in India and for manufacturing products in India on a toll manufacturing basis.
  • Assisted a Switzerland-based Company in its acquisition of majority shareholding in an Indian company engaged in the business of organizing art fairs.
  • Assisted a Switzerland-based Company in the business of manufacturing speciality chemicals, with 100% share acquisition in an Indian company engaged in selling, marketing and distribution of chemical products (such as dielectrics, composites, and adhesives).
  • Assisted a French Infrastructure Company in its acquisition of majority stake in an Indian entity providing engineering consulting service in transportation sector.
  • Assisted a leading Technology group in acquisition of and merger with an Indian technology entity, as part of a global corporate restructuring. The scheme of amalgamation was approved by NCLT (Bangalore Bench).
  • Assisted a US entity leading in business of providing cyber-security solutions on the Indian leg of transfer of its website security business and related PKI solutions to another US entity.
  • Assisted one of the world’s leading semiconductor design/development and innovation company with the asset-acquisition of an Indian entity leading in semiconductor space.
  • Assisted a US-based recruitment and staffing service company with restructuring of its Indian leg.
  • Assisted one of the world’s leading e-commerce website in connection with internal restructuring and rebranding of its business in India.
  • Advised a leading Global Media Streaming Company on offering content streaming services in India.
  • Assisted various domestic and overseas entities in carrying out discreet white-collar and blue-collar investigations, audits.

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