Overview

Neha focuses primarily on corporate laws, commercial, statutory, employment and labour issues. She has considerable experience in general corporate legal advisory covering day to day business-legal issues. She has been assisting clients in drafting commercial/business contracts such as service agreements, employment agreements, and company policies. She has also been regularly assisting clients from various business sectors (the promoter group receiving investment and investors including PE and VC Funds looking to invest) in private equity transactions. Neha advises a diverse range of clients, including MNCs, start-ups, proprietorships/partnerships, etc.


Indicative Experience

Labour & Employment

Neha has extensively advised clients on various employment matters such as valid termination of employees due to continued non- performance, requisite contracts/documentation such as an NDA to safeguard the interests of the client, and labour matters including benefits. She has successfully in negotiated and settled many disputes between the clients’ employees and the management group.

Neha has also counselled clients on labour matters including providing advice on payments due to employees under the Provident Fund Act, Gratuity Act and Bonus Act etc. She has assisted clients in connection with employment contracts of key managerial employees and senior level consultants/retainers.

She has also provided guidance as an external member of their Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) in matters concerning the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

She provided assistance to a client with the closure of one of its business unit which included drafting relevant documentation and meetings and negotiation with the employees/staff. She regularly advises clients on their day to day business/legal affairs and assisted them in resolving issues along with drafting of requisite business and commercial documents such as master service agreements, manufacturing contracts, consultant agreements, vendor agreements, etc.


Corporate & Commercial

Neha regularly advises and provides legal opinions on queries relating to the Companies Act 2013, SEBI Act/guidelines, RBI guidelines and circulars. She has conducted various due diligences on potential target companies for the purpose of investment, acquisition/mergers. She has also assisted companies with relevant documentation including business contracts and licenses/ approvals for the purpose of receiving investment. She has also conducted real estate due diligences for formulating a title search report.

Drafted, reviewed and negotiated various types of commercial contracts including Shareholders Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Share Subscription Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Sale and Distribution Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, IP Assignment Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Contract Manufacturing Agreements, etc.


Private Equity & Venture Capital

Provided corporate advisory to private companies in transactions (Private Equity) involving inbound/outbound investments wherein she also assisted in drafting of the definitive agreements like the Shareholder's Agreement and Share Subscription Agreement. Various transactions in which she has provided her valuable assistance to the clients inclue:

  • Advising the promoter relating to issuance of equity to angel investors in its technology startup,
  • Advising a foreign investor investing in a technology startup for issuance of CCPS,
  • Advising an Indian contract manufacturing company being granted a debt instrument with remittance in multiple tranches.

Mergers & Acquisition

Neha has represented clients (who are either the promoter group or the investor group) and assisted in drafting term sheets, MoUs for acquisitions, mergers, investment by private equity firms, venture capital funds etc. Has assisted in drafting of documents to facilitate the transactions, assisted with post-closing formalities, negotiated various contracts on behalf of the client, drafting Share Purchase Agreement, Shareholder’s Agreement, Founder’s Agreement, amending charter documents of the Company such as articles of association and memorandum of association.


Regulatory

Neha has previously led led a team of three associates in two projects- (i) obtaining the requisite license for an IT enabled service provider (MNC) pursuant to discussions with the Department of Telecommunications, and (ii), transfer of property pursuant to liaison with the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation. She has also assisted in the transition of a liaison office to a private limited entity in India. Also conducted legal audits for two clients to ensure compliance under the Legal Metrology Act 2009.


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