Vijay is a Senior Partner in the Corporate practice of the Firm. He is a member of the Firm’s Employment, Corporate/M&A and Tax practice groups.
Vijay 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. Vijay’s practice primarily focuses on dispute management and resolution, employee alignment strategies and the development of tailored and compliant employment practices and policies. He also regularly advises corporate clients on the employee relations implications of operational restructures, outsourcing, acquisitions and divestments, 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.
Vijay offers clients an in depth understanding of the options available under the prevailing industrial regime for the effective implementation of both collective and individual employment arrangements. Vijay is recognised by the clients as an experienced lawyer who handles difficult and sensitive employment matters with gravitas and finesse.
In addition to his employment law practice, 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 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’s qualification as a Chartered Accountant gives him an edge in understanding tax aspects in any transaction / matter. Vijay routinely 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.