Team

Partners

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Varun Sriram
Partner at VB Legal

Varun has been in practice for close to 14 years. He focuses on M&As, JVs, investment transactions, other corporate and commercial matters, legal opinions and advisory work. Varun was formerly a partner with J. Sagar Associates (JSA) and HSB Partners and prior to that worked with ALMT Legal and Economic Laws Practice (ELP).

Varun has conducted several seminars and training sessions on corporate legal issues including for VC Circle, CII, CorpKonnect and FICCI FLO. He has also published articles on corporate and regulatory issues in leading publications like Economic Times, Business Today, Moneycontrol and Journal of chambers of tax consultants.

Varun advises prominent technology start-ups, business houses and promoter groups on a variety of corporate and commercial legal matters.

Varun is an alumnus of Symbiosis Law College, Pune and also a qualified company secretary.

Besides practicing law, Varun enjoys cooking and ideating innovative recipes. He is also a movie buff and an adventure sports enthusiast.

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Bhavya Sriram
Partner at VB Legal

Bhavya has been in practice for over 12 years. Her primary focus is in the areas of corporate and commercial contracts, real estate, electricity, labour, technology laws and estate planning.

She has vast experience in advising clients in the real estate and power sector. She works closely with real estate developers, power generators and EPC companies. She regularly advices prominent real estate developers on joint development matters as well as financing arrangements.

Bhavya previously worked with HSB Partners and Amarchand Mangaldas.

Bhavya is an alumnus of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad.

Bhavya enjoys travelling and participating in adventure sports. She also likes solving cryptic crosswords and reading fantasy fiction in her spare time.

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Akshaya Suresh
Partner at VB Legal

Akshaya has over 12 years of experience and her focus on in the areas of transactions, mergers & acquisitions, technology laws, privacy & data security, corporate & commercial contracts, and corporate social responsibility.

In her previous role, she led the legal team at Freshworks and was a key member of the leadership there. She set up the legal team from scratch in a nascent start up environment and scaled the function to effectively manage go-to-market, M&A, capital raise, data privacy, compliance, contracts, IPR, litigation, governance & CSR. Prior to Freshworks she was with J Sagar Associates, a leading law firm in India.

Akshaya has mentored many startups in setting up their legal and privacy functions and has presented at various industry events and forums like MCCI and IAPP.

Akshaya is an alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune.

Besides practicing law, Akshaya enjoys learning new languages, philosophy and painting.

Attorneys

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Sahana Chandrika
Attorney at VB Legal

Sahana has been in practice for over 6 years. She focuses in the areas of strategic acquisition transactions, legal due diligences, commercial contracts and consortium agreements.

Sahana also handles company/LLP incorporations, trade-mark registrations etc for the firm’s clients. She has been part of numerous structured and strategic M&A and joint venture transactions including those with LLP structures.

Sahana has previously worked with J. Sagar Associates (JSA), Tatva Legal, HSB Partners and Gagrats.

Sahana is an alumnus of University Law College, Bangalore and Queen Mary University of London.

Sahana is trained in Carnatic vocal music. She loves travelling and enjoys gardening in her spare time.

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Kayal Manivanan
Attorney at VB Legal

Kayal focuses on a variety of corporate commercial matters including M&As, investment transactions, employee incentive schemes, legal due diligences and legal opinions on corporate and foreign exchange regulatory issues.

Kayal has been a part of M&A and investment transactions across diverse sectors such as Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, F&B, Manufacturing, Technology and Software services and e-Commerce. She has considerable experience in liaising with Reserve Bank of India and authorized dealer banks on foreign exchange related regulatory matters and filing requirements.

Prior to joining VB Legal, she worked with J. Sagar Associates (JSA).

Kayal is an alumnus of School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

Kayal is an equestrian and a wildlife enthusiast. She also enjoys reading, travelling and exploring different cuisines.

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Kripa Sankari
Attorney at VB Legal

Kripa focuses on general corporate, commercial and real estate matters. She has experience in and has been part of review of real estate financing arrangements and joint development agreements. She also assists in a variety of estate planning and labour law matters.

Kripa Sankari is an alumnus of School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

Kripa, is a Bharatanatyam dancer and is currently learning the flute in her free time. She is an environmentalist, who believes in service to the society by volunteering with Chennai based NGOs during the weekends.

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Ragul Murali
Attorney at VB Legal

Ragul focuses on commercial matters and legal advisory work. He assists on corporate transactions, legal due diligences, and regulatory compliance work.

Prior to joining VB Legal, he worked with the insurance advisory and dispute resolution team at Phoenix Legal, New Delhi where he had experience advising Indian insurers, reinsurers and global reinsurers on a variety of insurance coverage issues and pre-dispute strategies.

Ragul is an alumnus of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

Ragul pursues standup comedy in his free time. He enjoys reading a wide range of non-fiction books covering subjects such as jurisprudence, human rights movements, politics, and history. He is also a major movie enthusiast.

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Arvind R
Attorney at VB Legal

Arvind focuses on general corporate, commercial and real estate matters. He assists on commercial transactions, joint ventures and real estate matters.

Arvind is an alumnus of School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

Arvind is a keen football fan, spends his weekends following the Barclays Premier league. Besides football, he also enjoys reading fiction novels, gaming and travelling.

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Parvathy Nair
Attorney at VB Legal

Parvathy focuses on technology related transactions, data privacy and the legalities revolving around the Software as a Service industry. She also has experience in representing clients in matters pertaining to litigation in Intellectual Property and Consumer disputes.

Prior to joining VB Legal, she worked with Factum Law, Chennai.

Parvathy is an alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

In her free time, she can usually be found engrossed in a work of fiction. Besides books, she dabbles in creative writing, is an amateur gamer and enjoys spending time with animals.

Of-Counsels

Besides our core team, the firm is supported by two of-counsels who assist the firm with litigation focusing on indirect tax, civil and commercial litigation.

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