Vishnu Nair

Vishnu specialises in Corporate Commercial, Information Technology/ Fintech, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital transactions. 

Vishnu regularly advises clients on Information Technology law including Data Privacy, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and other aspects involving high technology. In the Fintech space, Vishnu advises clients, including e-commerce companies and payment network providers in structuring their payment products. 

He has been involved in advising large manufacturers and retailers in their Franchise, Distribution and other Reseller arrangements in India. He is also actively involved in the Start-up Initiative of the Firm and regularly advises start-ups during their inception, funding, and post funding stages.

One of his key focus areas is advising clients on venture capital and M&A transactions. Advice includes Transaction Structuring, Entry Strategy and Contract Negotiation. 

Vishnu has advised Extreme Networks India Private Limited in its acquisition of the Data Centre Business of Brocade Communications Systems Private Limited. He has also advised Extreme in its global acquisition of Avaya India Private Limited’s Networking Business. 

He has advised Marvell Technology Group in the sale of its Multimedia Solutions Business to Synaptics Inc. 

He recently advised a late stage growth venture capital fund operated by a global technology conglomerate in a US$15 Million Series B funding in a company in the education sector.

Prior to JSA, Vishnu worked with Desai & Diwanji at the firm’s Mumbai office.




  • Bar Council of Kerala


  • B.A. LL. B (Hons), National University of Advanced Legal Studies (2008)
  • LLM, University College London (2009)


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Last Updated on 30th January 2019

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