Manvinder Singh

  • Partner
  • manvinder@jsalaw.com
  • + 91 124 439 0703
  • Gurugram

Manvinder has a practice of more than 20 years and specializes in acquisitions, private equity investment and business restructuring. Manvinder regularly advises leading global private equity funds in structuring and concluding their investments in Indian companies. He has a commercial approach to negotiations and provide solution-oriented advice on complex legal matters.

Manvinder is also involved in strategic acquisitions and India entry for several MNCs. Manvinder is also a trusted advisor for large Indian corporate houses and routinely advises on complex legal issues, joint ventures and business restructuring.

He has 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 securities laws, listing regulations and helped in implementing corporate governance norms.

Manvinder has been recognised by Chambers & Partners in Venture Capital practice and is rated as a top legal practitioner in ALB India Super 50 Lawyers 2020.

 

Memberships

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

 

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 BCapital in its various investments in Mswipe Technologies; Smartpaddle Technology Private Limited (Bizongo), WickedRide Adventure Services Private Limited (Bounce), Kyte Technologies Inc. (Khatabook), EpiFi Technologies Private Limited, Ver Se Innovations Pvt Ltd (DailyHunt), Think & Learn Private Limited (Byjus), API Holdings Private Limited (Pharmeasy), Primestack Pte. Ltd. (CoinDCX), Meesho Inc. and its subsidiary Fashnear Technologies Private Limited;
  • Advised the promoters of Hero Future Energies in relation to the investment made by IFC and MASDAR;
  • Advised PI Industries Limited in its acquisition of API business of Ind Swift Laboratories Limited (ISLL); and acquisition by PI Industries of 100% equity stake in Isagro (Asia) Agrochemicals Private Limited from Isagro SpA.
  • 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 FinCorp in relation to the investment made by Chrys Capital and Credit Suisse;
  • 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.