Rupinder Malik

Rupinder Malik, Partner, JSA

Rupinder specializes in General Corporate Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Anti-Corruption and White-Collar Crime practice areas.

Rupinder’s practice primarily focusses on M&A; PE investments; joint ventures and strategic alliances; crossborder investments; corporate restructurings; and a special focus on anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, with a specialization in corporate/HR investigations and whit-collar crime.

She regularly advises clients on foreign investments and related regulatory issues for India entry as well as matters related to corporate, employment, information technology and foreign exchange control laws in connection with both inbound and outbound investments.

Rupinder advises and assists with compliance and internal investigations in connection with the Prevention of Corruption Act; the Money Laundering Act; the FCPA; the UK Bribery Act; and other local and international anti-corruption laws and sanctions. She has also been involved in general employment law advisory and workplace policies, code of conduct, Prevention of Sexual Harassment and related matters.

Being recognized as a solution-oriented lawyer with a wealth of experience who can advice beyond legal and contractual matters for the successful outcome of a transaction. Rupinder has advised on several diverse corporate transactions, including share acquisition and business transfers across various sectors such as real estate, healthcare, e-commerce, fintech, technology, infrastructure & energy, services and manufacturing.

 

Memberships

  • International Bar Association
  • Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana
  • Supreme Court Bar Association

 

Seminars and Publications

Rupinder has delivered addresses at various events and webinars in India and various other jurisdictions.

Below are some of the recent

  • “The Road Less Travelled – What Lies Ahead for the Healthcare and Medical Devices Sector?” published in Express Pharma
  • “Telemedicine In India: Is The Time Ripe?” published in Express Healthcare.
  • “Here comes the sun – the promise of AI in healthcare” published in Economic Times
  • “Risks in acquiring distressed infrastructure assets” published in India Business Law Journal (IBLJ)
  • “Managing compliances in real estate sector” published in Financial Express today
  • India Anti-Corruption Trends, published in Market Intelligence Anti-Corruption, 2019 by Lexology
  • “MeToo impact: Indian corporates to buckle up” published in The Financial Express.
  • “Consumer Protection Bill: Time for careful rethinking” published in Financial Express
  • Upswing in M&A activity expected to gather steam” published in India Business Law Journal
  • “The Drugs and Cosmetics Art is archaic. It needs a refresh” published on Economic Times Prime

 

Education

  • B.A. Punjab University
  • L.L. B, Punjab University
  • World Trade Institute, Switzerland (Certificate, Dispute Settlement)
  • London School of Economics Political Science (Certificate, Commercial Law)
  • Political Science (Certificate, Commercial Law)

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Before joining JSA, Rupinder was with Baker McKenzie law firm and has more than 22 years of experience representing a wide variety of industries, businesses and sectors.

Some key assignments:-

White Collar and Compliance 

  • Assisted Indian subsidiary of a US company in investigating multiple white collar and HR issues within the organisation and conducted follow-up trainings to ensure comprehensive compliance with laws.
  • Conducted investigation into whistle-blower allegations at the Indian subsidiaries of a foreign aerospace and defence company in connection with regulatory issues.
  • Carried out a comprehensive anti-corruption diligence exercise for an energy sector company acquiring functional power projects in India.
  • Assisted multiple Europe based infrastructure companies in carrying out a discreet investigation in their Indian subsidiaries, regarding whistle-blower allegations.
  • Carried out an on-site investigation and compliance due diligence on behalf of a Private Equity investor on a pharmaceutical manufacturer in India.
  • Assisted a telecom conglomerate in investigating multijurisdictional tax-evasion fraud at their Indian company and identifying reporting requirements
  • Advised and assisted an Indian finance sector company in identifying fraud and securing action against errant employees
  • Conducted detailed training sessions on anti-corruption, compliance, and labour issues for a variety of multinational companies in India, as stand-alone exercises or as follow-ups to investigations, as part of compliance roadmaps.

 

Real Estate

  • Advised a Singapore based investment fund in connection with its investment in various Indian entities, engaged in real estate business
  • Advised a Dutch Cooperative Fund, in connection with its exit from an Indian entity engaged in real estate business.
  • Advised a Swiss company in its acquisition of majority shareholding in a company engaged in the business of organizing art fairs in India.
  • Advised a Netherlands based real estate investment fund in connection with its acquisition of a major budget hotel chain in India through its Indian step-down subsidiary.
  • Advised a Singapore based investment fund in connection with its joint venture with an Indian entity
  • Advised an Indian entity in connection with a private equity investment by an affiliate of GE Financial Services. The Indian entity is engaged in the business of developing and operating solar power projects in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra C. Consumer/ IT-ITeS
  • Advised a Swiss company, manufacturing speciality chemicals used for construction purposes in connection with 100% acquisition of shareholding in an Indian company engaged in selling, marketing and distribution of chemical products, particularly dielectrics, composites, adhesives.
  • Advised and assisted a reputable US apparel and fashion accessories company in setting up its Indian business and operations.
  • Advised a US media company proposing to offer media content streaming services in India.
  • Advised a US IT/ITes company in relation to merger of its two Indian subsidiaries.
  • Advised a US tech company in its 100% acquisition of an Indian company engaged in the business of providing end to-end IT services to clients in the UK and US.
  • Assisted a private investment firm of US, on the India leg of its transaction, in connection with its global acquisition of a business unit of an educational technology company of US
  • Advised a Swiss cosmetic major in establishing a joint venture with an Indian retail company for sale of its cosmetic products in India and for manufacturing the products in India on a toll manufacturing basis.
  • Advised an Indian entity in connection with private equity investment in an Indian entity engaged in the business of teaching music.