Devesh Pandey – Candidlex Advisors LLP (Legal and Management Consultants)

Practice/Organization Description

Devesh Pandey is an Indian corporate legal adviser venturing his way into specialized corporate legal consultancy and advisory for Indian and international geographies. He is a strategic business structuring adviser for Indian as well as foreign investors. His core practicing areas are company law, foreign exchange laws and foreign investment laws in India.

Presently Mr. Pandey is a consultant - corporate law practice to Candidlex Advisors LLP, one of the legal and management consultancy firms in India providing legal services to the listed and unlisted companies, multinational companies, banks, NGO’s, financial institutions, investment banker, private equity houses and other business organizations.

Mr. Pandey has substantial experience advising clients on the formation of companies, limited liability companies, partnerships (including limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and other joint venture arrangements. His representation includes drafting of complex agreements such as partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders' and share subscription agreements, share purchase agreements and other arrangements between the investor and the company. Mr. Pandey has experience in drafting various commercial agreements and transactional agreements and documents. He has been adviser for the International corporations setting up their ventures in India and represented a number of companies in setting up their ventures in India. Being a corporate law expert he rendered his services to the corporate in raising their funds from the capital market, cross border mergers and amalgamations, foreign investments, strategic business structuring.

He is a dynamic corporate law specialist who has worked for various Indian, UK, USA, Africa, Canada, China, Mauritius clients on number of legal assignments related to foreign direct investment, commercial agreements drafting, capital market issues, mergers and takeovers, due diligences, general corporate law matters legal opinions on corporate law issues etc. He has facilitated a number of foreign investors setting up of business organizations in India in different areas like power, energy, telecom, textile, manufacturing etc. He is pioneer advisor on FEMA issues.

Practice:

Advisory on incorporation of various companies in India including incorporation of wholly owned subsidiary companies of foreign companies, joint venture companies, incorporation of non-profit companies under section 25 and also post incorporation registrations with authorities such as sales tax, income tax, Director General of Foreign Trade.

Advising on foreign direct investment in India, structuring of business transactions, negotiating on various joint ventures in India, establishment of liaison office, branch office and project office in India, aadvising on fund structuring in and outside India, private equity investments in India etc.

Advisory on corporate restructurings including mergers & acquisitions, slump sale, takeovers, legal due diligences.

Corporate compliances of listed and unlisted companies, advisory related to listing agreement, advisory in transfer and allotment of shares private placements, preferential allotments, alterations in the charter documents of the company, changes in the management of the company, event based and regular compliances related filings with Securities and Stock Exchanges, Stock Exchange Board of India, Registrar of Companies and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, secretarial audit, search and inspection of various companies..

Appearance before various government authorities for compounding of offences under companies act, FEMA.

Legal due diligence for various companies for M&A, private equity, IPO, post merger due diligence, land due diligence, secretarial audit, search and and legal inspections of companies.

Advisory on foreign trade laws of India and foreign exchange laws of India, Drafting of transactional documents e.g. shareholders agreements etc

Professional Associations & Memberships

Company Secretary, Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India

Areas of Practice

  • Business Development
  • Career/Human Resources
  • Collaborative Law
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Financial Services
  • Firm/Practice Management
  • Legal Marketing
  • Software & Technology

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