Manvinder Singh

Manvinder Singh, Partner, JSA

Manvinder’s practice covers diverse areas of corporate commercial law including foreign investment, joint ventures, private equity and matters involving asset purchase / business transfer. He has advised a number of Indian and foreign companies in structuring the acquisition or investment and has rendered advice on corporate restructuring. Manvinder has also assisted various foreign companies in making application for setting up Indian entities, and making applications to RBI and various sector regulators such as IRDA and DoT etc. for setting up branch and seeking various clarifications. Manvinder has also drafted and negotiated various corporate commercial agreements including technology license agreements, employment and non-compete agreements, management fee agreements, escrow agreements, vendor / procurement contracts, distribution and sale agreements, real estate-conveyance and development agreements, lease deeds, license agreements, hotel management agreements, franchise agreements, consultancy and various service agreements.

He also assisted companies in developing and maintaining compliance systems and conducted compliance audits. He had been advising various companies in relation to compliance with the Companies Act, SEBI Regulations, listing regulations and also helped in implementing corporate governance norms

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India

 

Publications

Restriction on layers of companies

 

Education

  • B Com, Delhi University (1996)
  • LL. B, Delhi University (2000)
  • ACS, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (2000)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Prior to joining the Firm, Manvinder has worked with some leading law firms and in-house legal counsel of an upstream oil and gas company listed on BSE. Some of the assignments in these areas handled by Manvinder, amongst others, are the following: –

  • Advised the Indian promoters of Hero MotoCorp Limited (erstwhile Hero Honda Motors Limited) regarding their acquisition of Honda’s entire stake in Hero MotoCorp for an approximate consideration of US$ 800 million (approx).
  • Advised Hero MotoCorp Ltd., in its investment in Erik Buell Racing, Inc., an American motorcycle designing and manufacturing company, for a significant stake in EBR.
  • Assisted Fidelity Growth Partners India, the India focused Private Equity arm of Fidelity Worldwide Investment in respect of their various investments in Trivitron Healthcare Cygnus Medicare, Toppr.com, Absolut Data, Chai Point, Bank Bazzar, CredR, ShadowFax, Plasmagen Biosciences and IFMR Capital;
  • Assisted Hero Group in relation to the investment made by Bain Capital and GIC in Hero Group;
  • Advised the promoters of Hero Future Energies in relation to the investment made by IFC;
  • Advised the promoters of Hero FinCorp in relation to the investment made by Chrys Capital and Credit Suisse;
  • Advised B Capital Group in relation to its investment in MSwipe Technologies;
  • Advised Accor Hotel in the sale of its shareholding in Barque Hotels to Samhi Hotels;
  • Advised Hike in the acquisition of business of Motivprime and Mango Man;
  • Advised Chand & Company in the acquisition of 100% stake in Saraswati Publications;
  • Advised PI Industries in joint venture with Kumiai Chemical Industry & Ihara of Japan;
  • Advise on sale of wind power assets of Jindal Steel and Power to IDFC;
  • Advised Ebro Foods: A leading Spanish Company engaged in manufacture of rice and pasta, in acquisition of rice business of Olam International.
  • Advised Hero Group: A joint venture with Daimler AG for to trucks of capacity above 2.0 tons GVW, and related products. In their joint venture with Fiat Group’s auto parts company Magneti Marelli for manufacture of fuel injection systems.
  • Advised National Oilwell Varco Inc: A NYSE listed company, in the acquisition of Barracuda Ventures Pte Limited and its Indian subsidiaries STSA (India) Private Limited, Barracuda and Technical Ventures (India) Private Limited.
  • Advised Hindustan Tin Works, a publicly listed company in their joint venture with Rexam Plc. for manufacturing beverage cans.
  • Advised HCL Technologies Limited, a multinational IT services company, in acquiring the entire share capital of Axon Group plc, a leading UK-based SAP consulting company.