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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

Vijay B Ravi

Vijay B Ravi

Senior Partner

Expertise

  • Labour & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

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Vijay is a Senior Partner in the corporate practice of the Firm. He is a member of the Firm's merger and acquisition, employment and taxation practice groups.

Vijay has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign corporations in M&A deals in India. He has advised clients across diverse sectors on all aspects pertaining to joint ventures, inbound investments and acquisitions (including stock purchase and business transfers).

He has been closely involved in transactional matters including structuring transactions in a tax efficient manner, advising on entry strategies for foreign entities, corporate restructuring, advise on foreign equity participation and attendant regulatory issues, investment options and vehicles, compliances, regulatory approvals pertaining to foreign investment and assisting clients during negotiations in the course of acquisitions and other business transactions.

Vijay also co-chairs the employment law practice of the firm and regularly advises multinational corporations on critical issues including but not limited to employee retrenchment, disputes with trade unions and conciliation proceedings conducted by Indian labour commissioners. He is also actively involved in advising clients on human resource policies, stock option schemes, labour and employment law compliances in India both at the federal and state level. He has also advised clients on sensitive issues involving closure of undertakings and transfer of employees.

In addition to the corporate practice, he has been involved in assisting several clients on matters concerning taxation laws in India, tax efficient investment structures and various compliance measures. He regularly advises clients on tax implications relevant to their business operations in India including issues related to permanent establishment in India, tax efficient investment jurisdictions, structuring transactions to reduce the impact of taxation and expatriate taxation.

Prior to joining the Firm, he has had the experience of working with two of the leading private sector banks in India wherein he gained valuable experience relating to the laws governing banks in India.


Education

LL.B., University of Delhi.
Chartered Accountancy, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
B. Com. (Honours), University of Delhi.
Areas of Practice

Labour & Employment | Mergers & Acquisitions | Taxation (Direct & Indirect)

Articles

COVID-19: An Update for India (March 24, 2020)*
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

In an attempt to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained effectively, the Indian Government has mandated a complete nationwide lockdown for 21 days beginning from March 25, 2020, 00:00 hrs.   Mandatory Closure of Commercial Establishments All shops, commercial establishments, factories, workshops and offices, excluding establishments engaged in providing essential are required to be shut down...

COVID-19 Update for Entities with Manufacturing Facilities in the State of Karnataka, India
Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants, March 2020

As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Karnataka through Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety & Health has issued a circular dated March 14, 2020 (“Circular”) providing certain guidelines for factories / manufacturing entities situated within the State...

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