About The Speaker
Vatsal has previously been associated with some of the most premier law firms of India, including Khaitan& Co, J. Sagar Associates, Lakshmikumaran& Sridharan, and HSA Advocates. His last role was as a Partner with Pier Counsel, a Silicon Valley, Singapore and India based corporate law firm specialising in venture capital and technology transactions. An experienced M&A, private equity and venture capital lawyer, he specialises in tech policy, private equity and venture capital investment transactions, and has acted for diverse PE funds, VC and Angel Investors across the entire spectrum of the investment and divestment cycle. He assists clients in transaction structuring, contract negotiations and drafting, advising on applicable legal and regulatory frameworks, corporate and commercial issues and transaction management, and works actively in the Indian startup ecosystem. Vatsal is a frequent contributor to leading Indian business dailies on topics of law and policy, is often quoted by a majority of the leading news and media outlets, mentors a variety of startup incubator programmes, actively associated with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is a charter member at TiE Delhi NCR and is a featured panelist / speaker at various business forums. He is a graduate of law from National Law University, Jodhpur, with a specialization in corporate governance.