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302, Century Bhavan, 3rd Floor,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli,
Mumbai – 400 030,
•Banking & Finance
•Insolvency and Restructuring
Jayesh has been recognised as the pre-eminent practitioner in India for structured finance, derivatives, restructurings & enforcement actions. He has extensive transactional experience in private equity transactions, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, collateralized debt obligations, restructuring, sponsor financings & securitisations. Post the Global Financial Crisis, made a name for himself in handling complex financial disputes & enforcement actions. He is currently focusing on E-Contracting, Fintech & Online Dispute Resolution.
Jayesh has been a member of key committees & working groups constituted by the Indian Ministry of Finance (‘MoF’). He has directly worked on drafting / amending legislation & regulatory frameworks relating to financial services in India. He was part of the group constituted by the MoF that gave shape to the Bilateral Netting of Financial Contracts Act, 2020. He was also part of the Task Force constituted to create the Resolution Framework for Financial Institutions which culminated into the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017.
Jayesh has often collaborated with regulators & global associations such as Reserve Bank of India, International Swaps & Derivatives Association (‘ISDA’), Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (‘ASIFMA’), Fixed Income Money Markets and Derivatives Association of India(‘FIMMDA’), Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (‘APLMA’) & International Capital Market Association (‘ICMA’).
Jayesh is also the first to be inducted from India to the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (“P.R.I.M.E. Finance”), which is a panel of over 200 elite financial, legal and dispute resolution experts. He is also a member of Mensa.
“H. Jayesh is one on the best lawyers (if not the best) in this field in India. His insights on transactions are un-matched. He is a legend," says one client.
- IFLR 1000
“Strongly recommended by the market, H. Jayesh is an impressive lawyer who understands business as well as he understands regulations, and he is very prompt and clear with his advice.”
- Legal 500
One client has hailed him as “a lawyer I can trust implicitly; he does an incredibly detailed job and is clearly a go-to person for the most complex issues.”
- Chambers and Partners
“H. Jayesh, is praised by one client for his derivatives and capital markets expertise, his integrity, and his commitment to his clients.”
- India Business Law Journal
“H. Jayesh, is extremely bright. He's the one man who I think is what makes the firm hugely different.”
- IFLR 1000
302, Century Bhavan, 3rd Floor,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli,
Mumbai – 400 030,
Talat plays a pivotal role in the IP practice of the Firm. Her expertise extends to the entire gamut of IP laws including advising, managing and maintaining IP portfolios of clients in diverse fields. She has extensively handled trademark licensing issues and passing off dynamics. She has successfully ensured protection of valuable IP Rights. She has substantial experience in strategizing and handling contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to IP (including, enforcements, advisory and transactional work). She has assisted in the registration of Trademarks and Service marks in India, US, EU, and other convention jurisdictions.
Talat started her career in the area of cross-border investments and advising global clients on Indian foreign exchange controls. In the course of the same, Talat built up a practice in the area of Intellectual Property Rights.
Talat has been previously recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking & Finance due to her handling of Securitisation practice.
Having opted to re-orient her focus and priorities, she now works mainly in the area of Trademarks. She has been recognised as a “Market Leading lawyer” for Intellectual Property.
148, Jolly Maker Chamber
Mumbai - 400 021,
•Intellectual Property Rights
•Mergers and Acquisitions
•Projects and Infrastructure
Bindiya possesses a wealth of over 25 years of rich experience in contentious and non-contentious work.
She has in-depth industry experience across Cement, Chemicals, Construction, Energy/Power, FMCG, Food & Beverages, Financial Services, Funds, Hotel, Infrastructure, IT, Logistics, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Paint, Paper & Pulp, Pharmaceutical, Port, Print & Publication, Real Estate, Steel, Telecommunication, Textile sectors. Her clientele focus includes MNCs, Indian listed companies and Fortune 500 companies.
Bindiya’s prowess in transaction and litigation adds value through the entire life cycle of a transaction / project / litigation.
Her expertise in contentious and non-contentious work paves way in rendering unmatched strategies, savvy business advice, end to end solutions (be it in transaction or dispute) coupled with time efficiency and cost-effective services to clients.
Bindiya’s expertise in dispute resolution extends to representing clients before various courts and tribunals PAN India in complex and robust disputes ranging from project & infrastructure, environment - pollution law issues, corporate shareholder disputes, oppression & mismanagement, disputes arising out of business transfer agreement, amalgamation schemes, ESOPs, slum sale stamp duty issues, contract - commercial, recovery and insolvency including employment disputes.
In the projects and infrastructure space, she has advised clients in high profile green and brown field projects, wherein, she has undertaken red flag due diligences, advised clients on environment laws & regulations including responding to show cause notices received from the Pollution Control Board, advising on licenses issued by FSSAI and certification by BIS.
Bindiya has advised clients on the entire gamut of project development in the infrastructure space including structuring issues, qualification / eligibility criteria for participating in the bid, reviewing EOI, RFQ, RFP, Invitation to bid. She is also proficient with advising on joint bidding agreements, consortium agreements, concession agreements, technical collaboration agreements and performance bank guarantees.
In the M&A space, Bindiya’s expertise encompasses structuring intricate transactions, asset and business transfers, leading the DD team, advising on FDI, ECB, Companies Act, FEMA, drafting/reviewing transaction specific documents. She has assisted several MNCs in setting up their branch offices, liaison offices and project offices in India.
Along with handling transactions in securities law and regulations space, i.e. SEBI takeover code, buy-back, delisting, ESOPs, insider trading, debenture issue, stamp duty implications, filings with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Bindiya is also proficient on various aspects of Competition law. She not only advises clients on anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, combinations, cartels including advising and preparing competition compliance policy but also represents clients before the Competition Commission of India.
Besides the above, Bindiya also specializes in the real estate space in providing a value proposition across transactions (PAN India) from the MOU stage, title due diligence till the closing of the transaction including financing deals and dispute resolution. She has substantial experience in advising clients on transfer of lease provisions in case of leases taken from Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (i.e. MIDC, GIDC, HSIDC, UPSIDC). She also handles litigations against such Industrial Development Corporations.
In the IP space, Bindiya’s expertise extends to trademark, designs, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, drafting license agreements, IP policies, deed of assignment. She has expertise in handling contentious IPR matters which include passing off and infringement (counterfeit) actions.
Bindiya also has significant experience in advising clients on employment law, employment contracts, garden leave provisions, confidentiality and non-compete provisions its enforceability, employment policies as well as employment disputes.
Bindiya is an independent director on the board of Indian public listed companies. Along with being a Certified Corporate Director by the Institute of Directors, she is a founder member of the first batch of women for Independent Women Directors.
She is also a speaker on panel discussions at various seminars and conferences.
Neeraj has substantial experience in advising clients in employment, industrial and technology law with expertise encompassing a vast gamut of business laws, regulatory and compliances. He has rich experience in key industry sectors, both in manufacturing as well as services, like real estate & infrastructure, e-commerce, aggregators and a variety of new age start-ups & online platforms. He has also advised companies across other sectors such as aviation, automotive, chemicals, defence, energy, insurance, pharmaceuticals & healthcare and IT sectors.
Over the years Neeraj has advised clients on entry strategies in India including choosing appropriate legal structures and their registration and licensing, conducted and supervised legal audits and counseled on issues arising on due diligences. He also has expertise in drafting, reviewing legal documents and commercial contracts.
Neeraj has also been involved in advising clients on anti-bribery laws and assisting in the formulation of internal policies. Along with assisting clients in the pre-dispute advisory, mediation and arbitration matters, Neeraj has also advised clients on GST and custom laws and made representations before the Special Valuation Branches.
Neeraj has addressed various topics / panel discussions at various seminars and conferences held in India.
148, Jolly Maker Chamber
Mumbai - 400 021,
•Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
•Commercial and Real Estate Disputes
Shubhabrata’s expertise lies across civil and commercial disputes, financial disputes, EPC disputes, insolvency & restructuring. He has garnered substantial experience in litigation relating to commercial matters, civil litigation, writ petitions, arbitrations, merger order, anti-trust proceedings, admiralty matters, enforcement of foreign courts judgment or arbitral awards, competition laws, companies act issues pertaining to EPC and BOOT contracts and insolvency matters.
Shubhabrata has successfully represented clients in various courts and tribunals including High Court of Calcutta, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Karnataka, Orissa and Bombay; National Company Law Tribunals; Debt Recovery Tribunals; Security Appellate Tribunal and Supreme Court of India.
Vedanarayanan possesses a wealth of 37 years of experience and expertise in the structuring and execution of financial products, with domestic focus and cross-border intricacies in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance sector.
Apart from his expertise in his areas of practice, Vedanarayanan has in-depth experience in Regulatory affairs and Product and business development in fixed income, currency, equity and derivatives.
Before joining Juris Corp, Vedanarayanan was part of the senior management team in the domestic operations of ABN AMRO Bank (as Managing Director of ABN AMRO Securities India); The Royal Bank of Scotland and IndusInd Bank (as Chief Operating Officer – Global Markets, India and Executive Vice President – Global Markets at IndusInd) for the last two decades. Post which Vedanarayanan was associated with IndusInd Bank for a period of another 3 years in the capacity of a Consultant.
Vedanarayanan has been a Nominee Director on the Board of Foreign Exchange Dealers Association (“FEDAI”) for a period of 3 years as well as represented in consultative committees of RBI, AMFI, FIMMDA and FEDAI.
Ankit’s expertise lies in handling a wide variety of banking matters with clients lauding him for his ‘strong commercial acumen in supporting transaction execution and structuring’. He is distinguished as one of Asia’s future leaders for his expertise in banking matters and as one of India’s top 100 lawyers. With experience in representing banks, non-banking financial companies, other financial institutions, sponsors, and corporates, Ankit has worked with key stakeholders and market makers in some marquee deals across industry sectors such as aviation, banking and financial services, data protection, infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, metals, natural resources, payment systems, power, ports, railways, and highways.
Ankit’s lending and financing portfolio encompasses foreign currency lending, rupee financing and security creation / credit enhancement structures in relation thereto. Ankit has led transactions relating to mortgage and asset-based lending, equipment leasing, mezzanine financing, corporate and structured financing, acquisition and leveraged financing, project finance and trade and commodity finance mandates. He has been applauded for his proficiency in providing commercially viable solutions on financing matters while structuring and strategizing arrangements from an Indian legal, regulatory, and compliance perspective.
Ankit is also recognised for acting on innovative and intricate deals within the distressed assets market. He advises banks, both onshore and offshore, in their financial restructuring of non-performing and distressed assets and offers banking related enforcement / recovery strategies to such entities.
Apurva’s expertise lies in handling transactions in debt capital markets including issue of non-convertible and optionally convertible debentures, security receipts, structured products, offshore bond issuance and security creation in relation thereto.
Apurva has represented various foreign portfolio investors, financial institutions, merchant bankers, alternative investment funds, issuers and their promoters, relating to a wide range of financing deals including project financing, acquisition and leveraged financing, mortgage and asset-based financing.Apurva’s dedication and determination has been highly appreciated by clients
•Legal Knowledge Management
Darshi’s expertise extends to the entire gamut of developing, orchestrating and implementing business outreach strategies to optimize coverage and opportunity detection. She spearheads long-term value creation by building eminence in the market for the growth of the Firm. Darshi has successfully driven employee advocacy initiatives as well as structured the identification and steering of collaborations. Her detail-oriented drive and analytical ability in monitoring emerging market trends enables taking an informed approach in terms of evaluating and charting business plans in an efficient manner. She is well versed with articulating end-to-end solutions on the creation and management of compelling content as well as fine-tunes outreach initiatives to optimum levels. Along with being proficient in determining the budget, Darshi is also adept with submissions to national and international forums and overseas league table rankings.
Darshi has been instrumental in defining, setting up and disseminating the knowledge management process to harvest existing and potential knowledge. She plays an integral role in defining and driving effective knowledge management and collaboration of resources.
Namrta’s expertise lies in diverse areas of corporate and commercial laws including foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions. She has assisted clients on all aspects of a transaction including due diligence, negotiation, drafting definitive documents and assistance in completion of the transaction. Her expertise also encompasses technology, telecommunications, media, broadcasting, labour and employment, real estate, intellectual property rights, procurement by Ministry of Defence and other commercial laws.
She has extensive experience in advising, negotiating and concluding different forms of legal and business documents including investment and exit agreements, term sheets, MOUs, labour and employment agreements, real estate agreements as well as agreements and transactions relating to technology, media and telecommunication.
Namrta has handled various Indian and cross border transactions involving mergers, acquiring/transferring majority/minority stakes in Indian companies along with advising on risk liability, litigation, regulatory approvals/clearances (Government approvals), corporate restructuring etc.
She has advised clients in labour and employment related matters including central and local employment laws from the perspective of employee contracting, preparation of employment manuals/handbooks and various related policies, employee IP ownership and assignment, data protection, confidentiality agreements, compensation structuring and termination procedures with regard to reduction in workforce and employee exits.
Namrta has also advised and assisted clients on a wide gamut of IP laws including trademarks and copyrights, enforcement and protection of intellectual property, ownership and assignment of intellectual property as well as handled global trademark portfolios of various multinational clients.
Along with being proficient in understanding the commercial requirements of clients, Namrta has experience in formulating compliant and practical solutions for them.
She has been on the panel of various offline and online conferences as an expert and has contributed as a speaker /panelist. Namrta is also enrolled as a Solicitor with the Senior Court of England and Wales.
Saurabh’s expertise includes advising banks, non-banking financial companies, other financial entities and corporates in relation to a varied array of lending and financing transactions, including by way of acquisition finance, structured finance, interbank borrowings, bond issuances, note issuances and restructuring etc. He regularly assists foreign clients on their overseas direct investments and foreign currency lending. He is frequently involved in structuring and strategizing arrangements from an Indian legal, regulatory and compliance perspective.
Saurabh has an extensive range of experience in precious metals related documentation, structuring and regulatory issues and disputes in relation thereto.
Saurabh regularly conducts workshops and presentations for bankers on banking documentation and regulatory and compliance requirements in relation to the same.
Saurabh is recognised for his contribution for World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs.
302, Century Bhavan, 3rd Floor,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli,
Mumbai – 400 030,
• Capital Markets
• Financial Services Regulatory
• Payment and Settlement Systems
Sumitava is a key senior member of the Structured Finance team, with significant prowess in private equity investments and enforcements in relation thereto. He has played a pivotal role in advising and strategizing on security creation structures for listed and unlisted securities for varied onshore and offshore financing transactions. He regularly advises funds on regulatory and compliance requirements as regards their formation/structuring and advising on primary and secondary investments. He assists clients in exits and provides advice on enforcing contractual rights in contentious settlements. Sumitava has extensive due diligence experience on companies operating in automobile, financial, steel and energy sectors.
His expertiselies in matters pertaining to overseas direct investments, bilateral and/or syndicate lending extended by way of foreign currency lending, rupee financing and security creation in relation thereto. Sumitava advises the Firm’s clients in their various roles in financing transactions as lenders, underwriters, arrangers, agents, security trustees, financial advisors and credit support providers.
Sumitava draws widespread nexus from his knowledge in private equity and general lending and financing deals in advising clients on their cross border investments, acquisition of NBFCs, foreign exchange laws and restructuring and distressed assets related matters. He has been an integral part of the team within the Firm that has advised entities as regards their bidding for assets, enforcement proceedings and general advisory under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IB Code”).