JSA appoints Santosh Vijay as Retainer Partner

National, 22 May 2024: JSA Advocates and Solicitors (JSA), amongst India’s leading law firms appoints Santosh Vijay as a Retained Partner, in its Bangalore office. He brings a wealthy thirteen years of experience in advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions across sectors. His career includes pivotal roles in various aspects of company laws, foreign exchange laws and technology laws.

He joins the Bangalore team of Raj Ramachandran, Partner at JSA, who will act as his mentor. With a proven track record at leading law firms, Santosh brings extensive experience in advising on significant investment transactions and has been involved in transactions like Strides Pharmaceuticals’ sale of manufacturing facility to Rxilient, KuKu FM’s Series C investment from IFC, Serosoft’s investment from SIDBI, Amazon’s acquisition of Tapzo, Quikr’s acquisition of Zefo, among others. His remarkable expertise aligns well with the firm’s dedication in providing top-notch legal services to its clients.

Amit Kapur and Vivek K. Chandy, Joint Managing Partners at JSA Advocates and Solicitors, greeted Santosh stating, “We are excited to have Santosh join us and look forward to his contributions in strengthening JSA’s M&A PE and VC transactions across sectors. His previous experience and knowledge in the field will be of great addition to our firm’s commitment of providing the best legal solutions to our clients.”

Prior joining JSA, Santosh was associated with Krishnamurthy & Co (K Law) as a Counsel where he served several clients on various matters. He has also worked with Price Waterhouse & Co LLP (PwC) as an Associate Director in the regulatory team and has advised on several corporate transactions. Previously, Santosh has been a part of other esteemed law firms including Algo Legal, Trilegal, Desai & Diwanji and Rajani Associates.

Sharing his gratitude on the new role, Santosh Vijay, “I’m delighted to be a part of JSA and excited to start this new journey. I’m very positive and confident to work alongside the best of legal minds and look forward to further strengthening the firm’s M&A practice with experience.”

Santosh has completed his LL.M in Commercial and Corporate Laws from Queen Mary, University of London and his LL.B from Bangalore University. He is a member of the Bar Council of Karnataka.

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