Vinod graduated with a B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, 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. Vinod has over twenty years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, of which seven were in London.
Vinod 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. Vinod has also supervised and worked on many transactions involving investments by funds in Indian companies.
He has assisted many high net worth individuals, family offices and private banking departments of banks and other financial institutions, in structuring and setting up private trusts and in preparing trust documents.
Vinod has 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.
He 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.
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