Vivek K. Chandy


Vivek specialises in areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate commercial work. Vivek has worked extensively in the software and services sectors as well as hospitality, healthcare, biotechnology, e-commerce, manufacturing and entertainment industries. He has been advising on a wide range of issues from acquisitions to structuring transactions. 

Vivek routinely represents clients in real estate transactions, including leasing and sale transactions. His clients include listed real estate investment trusts offshore and private equity funds which are in the process of setting up real estate investment trusts. 

Vivek’s key transactions include: 

  • Advised a large sovereign wealth fund in its investment in India. The transaction involved investment in equity and debt securities with total investment amounting to approximately INR 12.4 billion 
  • Advised TVS Logistics Services Limited (TVS”) and its promoters in connection with the proposed acquisition of the shares of TVS by CDPQ from Goldman Sachs and KKR. The transaction also involved acquisition of certain shares by one of the promoters from Goldman Sachs and KKR. The total deal value was approximately INR 1,000 crores 
  • Advised eBay in relation to its investment into Flipkart Limited and sale of eBay India to Flipkart Limited. The aggregate value of eBay’s investment in Flipkart Limited would be approximately USD 735 million. The deal also includes investments by Microsoft and Tencent, and the total funding raised by Flipkart to be approximately USD 1.4 billion, which makes it the largest e-commerce deal in India at that time 
  • Advising Embassy Group in connection with its transaction with WeWork, where Embassy Group and WeWork are establishing and operating shared workspaces 
  • Advising Amazon in connection with several investments in India as well as general corporate and exchange control advisory matters 
  • Advising Red Fort Capital in connection with its various investments in real estate projects in India 
  • Advising a large multinational financial company in connection with its proposed campus project for the lease of 1,500,000 million square feet from a local developer. This is the largest committed commercial real estate transaction in India
  • Advising a large multinational financial company in connection with its proposed campus project for the lease of 1,500,000 million square feet from a local developer. This is the largest committed commercial real estate transaction in India
  • Advising Deloitte in connection with its leasing matters in India, including leasing approximately 2 million sq.ft. space of office space in Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore
  • Advising a US-based listed REIT on several transactions in India in connection with their investments and exits from real estate projects in India
  • Has worked on managing and operating hospitality contracts with leading brands like Four Seasons, Hilton and the Fairmont Group

Vivek comes with over twenty-five years of experience, and a vast body of work in real estate and private equity transactions.

PRACTICE AREAS

SECTORS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bar Council of Karnataka

EDUCATION

  • B. A., LL. B. (Hons.), Sri Jagadguru   
  • Renukacharya College of Law (1991)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

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