A niche firm specialising solely in financial sector law, Finsec has become a well-known name in the commercial capital in its short lifetime. The small team’s ability to counsel on complex issues affecting the markets has made it a trusted advisor to a number of national and international institutions and corporations.
A former executive director and head of the legal affairs and enforcement departments of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Sandeep Parekh has also accrued extensive experience at law firms in Mumbai, Delhi and Washington DC, and been a member of various SEBI and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committees on financial markets. Senior advisor KD Zacharias is a fomer legal head of the RBI, and has over 30 years of experience as an advocate in the country.
Among the firm’s key areas of expertise are domestic and in-bound fund formation, cross-border private equity deals, IPOs, private placements and cross-border listings. The firm also represents clients in disputes and litigation relating to fraud, insider trading, frontrunning and takeover violation cases.
The firm’s international clients include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, DE Shaw and Barings, while its domestic portfolio consists of big names like HDFC, Birla Sun Life, Ambit and Emkay. Finsec has also acted for India’s Insurance and Regulatory Development Authority and finance bodies such as the Financial Intermediaries Association of India and the Financial Standards Planning Board.