- Startup Investment
- International Tax
- Human Resources Law (Employment and Labour)
- International Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity - VC Funds investments
- Joint Ventures
- Private Client
- Fund Formation
- Social Sector
- IT & BPO
- Education Sector
- Project Finance Infrastructure
- Private Equity in Real Estate
- Intellectual Property
- Media & Entertainment
- IT & BPO
- Media & Entertainment
- Real Estate Investments
- Food & Beverages, and FoodTech
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Anand Kumar is Managing Partner of Pier Counsel. With over 18 years of experience, Anand enjoys an active practice in the areas of seed/venture capital financing, technology transactions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, exchange control laws, venture capital and private equity and general corporate and commercial transactions. Anand has worked with several emerging companies, venture and private equity funds on the full range of their corporate advisory work, including work on strategic, regulatory and tax advise at the investor level. Anand is a frequent speaker at ISB Hyderabad, Mumbai Angel Events, Global Super Angel Events, Startup Leadership, Incu Capital, and other Indian Business and Law schools including national conferences and in-house events. Anand also loves to interact and mentor fast-growing start-ups and emerging companies, and provides domain expertise in the ecosystem for entrepreneurship in India. He has personally invested in start-ups which are in business analytics, e-commerce, healthcare, POS and Fin-Tech. He has invested and is on the advisory board of SilvrPush, Trupay, E-paathsala, Gempundit, Biosense a ToucHb Company (device for non-invasive anemia screening), Tagos, Red Brick Lane, Hacker Earth, Beaver News.
Anand is also an Advisor, and member of board of multiple companies in India. Anand is admitted to practice law in India in the year 1998.
Anish Vohra (Associate Partner) – Anish is an Associate Partner at Pier Counsel. He is experienced in
litigation and corporate commercial transactions. Anish graduated from Symbiosis International University Pune.
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Harshvardhan (Sr. Associate) – Harsh is an Associate at Pier Counsel. He is experienced in
litigation and corporate commercial transactions. Harsh graduated from Jamia Millia Islamia, New
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Vatsal Gaur (Partner) is an experienced M&A, private equity and venture capital lawyer. He's worked with Khaitan & Co, J. Sagar Associates, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan in senior roles and also ran a successful independent practice at the age of 26 before merging it with HSA Advocates last year and joining them as a partner, where he ideated and established a successful startup and technology based legal practice. Vatsal has also been advising both founders and investors on investment banking and fund raising deals as an end to end deal advisor.
He specializes in tech policy and transactions, private equity and venture capital investment transactions, and general corporate commercial advisory. Vatsal has acted for diverse PE funds, VC and Angel Investors across the entire spectrum of the investment and divestment cycle and has developed a focus on sub-sectors like online gaming and eSports, F&B, retail, blockchain, AI, fintech, edtech, agritech, spacetech, etc.
Vatsal is a frequent contributor to leading Indian business dailies on topics of law and policy, is often quoted by a majority of the leading news and media outlets, mentors a variety of startup incubator programmes, actively associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and is a featured panelist / speaker at various business forums.
He is a graduate of law from National Law University, Jodhpur, with a specialization in corporate governance.
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Saurabh Arora (Senior Consultant) - Saurabh is a senior consultant at Pier Counsel. He is experienced in private equity and venture capital transactions.
Mitra Arabandi (Senior Consultant) - Mitra is a senior consultant at Pier Counsel. He is experienced in private equity and venture capital transactions, and was previously a senior Associate at HSA Advocates.
Deepali Aggarwal (Company Secretary) – Deepali is a qualified Company Secretary specializing in the field of Corporate Law, Secretarial and Commercial Law. She has completed her CS in the year 2016.
Rahul Sangal (Advisor) - Rahul is a practicing Chartered Accountant and advises to Pier Counsel in regards various Domestic and Cross Border Financial transactions.
Sumita Singh (of Counsel: Intellectual Property Practice Group) - Sumita is advisor and associated with the Firms Intellectual Property Rights. She has experience of over 17 years.
Mriganga Dutta (Advisor) - Mriganga is and advisor and off-counsel at Pier Counsel. He has an experience of over 21 years in litigation.*More information can be provided on request.
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