Mr. Rishi Anand

Mr. Rishi Anand is the founding and the managing partner at Gnarus Partners. Prior to founding the Firm, he worked with eminent law firms like Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff & Co., India, Rodyk & Davidson LLP, Singapore and Dacheng Law Offices, China. His practice includes private equity, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and reorganisations with extensive experience in matters pertaining to fund formation, onshore & offshore structuring, registration with regulatory authorities in India, and transaction management. He represents investment and commercial banks, private equity funds and corporate houses on the entire range of their operations and activities. In addition, Rishi heads the regulatory practice of the Firm and advises clients on complex legal issues involving interaction of law with public policy, economics, technology, finance and project management.

Recent Experience Statement

  • Represented Burda Druck GMBH, a German media house to acquire 51 per cent. stake in its existing joint venture company with Hindustan Times, India.
  • Represented HPCL – Mittal Energy Limited, a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Mittal Energy Limited in relation to storage and transmission of LPG.
  • Represented Mahou S.A., a Spanish brewery company to acquire 50 per cent. stake in an Indian beer manufacturing company.
  • Represented Blackstone Capital Partners with respect to an investment in a fragrances and flavours company.
  • Represented IDFC Private Equity with respect to an investment in an agri-warehousing and logistics company.
  • Represented IDFC Private Equity with respect to an investment in a consumer and food products company.
  • Represented Merrill Lynch to set up its trust services business for HNIs in India.
  • Represented Vodafone India Limited with respect to restructuring its telecom business in India.
  • Represented IREO Management Private Limited with respect to its exit from investments a real estate and infrastructure company in India.
  • Represented Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Company Limited, China with respect to the acquisition of the Indian arm of a Germany based manufacturing company.
  • Represented L. T. Overseas Private Limited, an Indian rice manufacturer with respect to its acquisition of a Californian corporation and its distribution rights across the USA.
  • Advised Axis Bank in relation to their foreign currency loan facility for acquisition financing in Singapore.
  • Represented Crocs Inc. with respect to its FDI in single brand retail sector in India.

Education

  • LLM, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • BSL LLB, Symbiosis International University, India
  • MBA, Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning, India

Professional Memberships

  • Admitted to Bar Council of Delhi, India

Recent Publications

  • Decampment of PE Investments – published in International Financial Law Review;
  • Fair deal for SMEs – Private Equity & Venture Capital Investments – published in Legal Era; and
  • "The dragon, elephant and the little red dot" depicting the growth of India and China, and how Singapore plays a neutral role as a dispute resolution jurisdiction – published at SIAC website.