Our Partners



Vinod Joseph

Partner

Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Technology and Data Privacy,

Vinod has over 21 years’ expertise as a corporate and commercial lawyer, of which seven were in London.

He has extensive experience in structuring and setting up private equity and venture capital funds, preparing fund documents and obtaining requisite regulatory approvals for such funds. He has also supervised and worked on many transactions involving investments by funds in Indian companies.

Vinod has also assisted many banks with documentation for their fund based and non-fund based facilities. Advising on trade finance documents is one of Vinod’s strengths.

Vinod has for long been interested in technology and has advised a number of tech players on issues such as data privacy, migration of data, outsourcing and regulatory approvals for cross-border migration of data. Data privacy and data security are increasingly big ticket items and Vinod has experience in advising both tech companies and entities which process large quantities of sensitive data (such as banks), in best practices and contractual safeguards.

Vinod started his career with the Chambers of Zia Mody in Mumbai in 1998. In London he worked for Gowling WLG, Reed Smith and Kotak Mahindra (UK) Limited. After returning to Mumbai in 2011, he was a Partner at Dua Associates, subsequent to which he had a series of inhouse stints wherein he headed legal teams at Bennett Coleman’s Brand Capital, IDFC Alternatives Limited and Global Infrastructure Partners India LLP. He joined the Firm in 2019.

Vinod graduated from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in 1998 and with a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2003. He is admitted to practice law in India and in England and Wales.

Select Professional Experience

  • Advised SBI Mutual Fund in connection with an investment, by way of a preferential allotment, of Rs. 150 crore in Tube Investments of India Limited, a listed public limited company which is part of the Murugappa Group.
  • Advised Kotak Investment Advisors Limited in their investment in Strata, a Bengaluru based real estate investment start-up, in their Series A fund-raising of $ 6 million.
  • Acted as the lead adviser to Alkemi Venture Partners when it invested in Arctern Healthcare Private Limited, which operates under the brand name ‘Meddo’.
  • Acted for Eyestem Research Private Limited, a Bengaluru based company in connection with its latest fund raising from Endiya Partners.
  • Advised Kotak India Growth Fund II, a venture capital fund registered with SEBI, Kotak India Private Equity Fund, incorporated in Mauritius and Kotak Investment Advisors Limited who sold their stake in Prolifics Corporation Private Limited to Sysquest Private Limited.
  • Advised Manch Technologies Private Limited, a SaaS-based zero-coding digital transformation platform, in their pre-Series A fund-raising of approximately $1.1 million led by Bharat Inclusion Seed Fund with participation from Pentathlon Ventures.

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa.
  • State Bar of California.
  • Admitted to the Law Society, England and Wales (Membership active).

Papers & Publications

19th Oct, 2021

Guidance Note on Preparation and Response to a Data Breach

19th Jul, 2021

Tax Issues Arising Out of a Sale of Indian Securities…

10th Dec, 2020

SCHREMS II - Impact on Indian Companies

10th Nov, 2020

Advertisers and Endorsers under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

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